Opinions

Epstein audience offered skewed info on fossil fuels

By KATHARINE GRIPP – 9 years ago

Alex Epstein sits easily on a chair in the middle of the floor of Rockefeller Hall 200 as his pretty, made-up, high-heeled assistant smiles and passes out papers. Epstein jokes…

Gates’ condom investment a model for tech innovation

By ANGELLA DELLA CROCE – 9 years ago

Bill Gates: investor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, good-sex advocate? That’s right, one of the world’s most famous computer geeks is offering a $100,000 grant to anyone who can successfully develop the “next…

VSA org rollover must accommodate long-term savings

By THE EDITORS – 10 years ago

At the most recent meeting on Sunday, March 25, Vassar Student Association (VSA) Vice President for Finance Alex Koren ’13 proposed an omnibus amendment to the VSA Bylaws, seeking to…

Affirmative action case highlights liberal hypocrisy

By JUAN THOMPSON – 10 years ago

In 1963, Malcolm X delivered a speech entitled “God’s Judgment of White America.” White liberals, according to Malcolm, differed “from the white conservative only in one way: the liberal is…

Steubenville, OH case reveals rape culture in America

By ANGELLA DELLA CROCE – 10 years ago

She was “like a dead body.” Many of us are already quite familiar with the Steubenville, Ohio rape case, where two teens—Trent Mays, 17, and Ma’lik Richmond, 16—raped a 16-year-old…

NO-GO campaign ignores social harms of fossil fuels

By NOAH BOGDONOFF – 10 years ago

In a recent email to the VSA and other student groups, the Moderate, Independent & Conservative Alliance (MICA) declared its intent to launch a fossil fuel investment campaign dubbed NO-GO.…

Calls for divestment must feed into systemic change

By MARTIN MAN – 10 years ago

The issue of divesting Vassar’s endowment from fossil fuel companies has been gaining steam this past semester. As part of a national movement on the rise, especially amongst universities, a…

Academic databases must be made more accessible

By JOSH SHERMAN – 10 years ago

Academic databases have grown in the past few decades to become one of the most important research resources for students and professionals alike. There is no doubt that the accessibility…