academics

New curricular proposals too restrictive for students

By JOSHUA SHERMAN – 6 years ago

As students returned from restful breaks filled for most part with much-needed time away from campus, campus leaders sent an email about an ongoing curricular proposal that looks to revisit…

Independent work offers in-depth studies

By JULIA CUNNINGHAM – 7 years ago

While Vassar now offers a diverse curriculum with over 1,000 courses among 30 departments, it cannot cover every conceivable topic that students may want to explore. For this reason, the…

Senior projects could be mandatory

By MEAGHAN HUGHES – 8 years ago

In the past few weeks, the library has become a haven for stressed-out seniors as they race toward thesis deadlines. Surrounded by books and multiple cups of coffee, they are…

Petition seeks Asian inclusion

By NOBLE INGRAM – 8 years ago

On Wednesday, February 5, a petition circulated throughout the student body calling for greater inclusion of Asian and Asian-American voices in the Women’s Studies program. The petition was part of…

Lotto selected as Dean of Studies

By SHELIA HU – 8 years ago

Benjamin Lotto was recently selected to be the new Dean of Studies and will be officially starting in July 2014. Lotto is a professor in the Mathematics Department and acted…

Town Hall incites disagreement

By MAGGIE JEFFERS – 8 years ago

Senior members of the Administration called a town hall meeting that took place on Monday Nov. 18. The event, moderated by Director of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Julian Williams…

Lack of printers impact SoCos

By RUTH BOLSTER – 8 years ago

For most students, having a functioning printer within reach is something that people often take for granted, but for residents of the South Commons Apartments, printing becomes a privilege with…

VC must broaden awareness of Native American issues

By THE EDITORS – 8 years ago

On April 17, a group of Native Americans from the Oglala Lakota Nation drove a small trailer from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to Washington D.C. Their journey…