language

Open dialogues require unobstructed flow of language

By JESSE HOROWITZ – 6 years ago

A few weeks ago I wrote an opinion piece for The Miscellany News critiquing Vas­sar’s culture of political correctness. The newspaper’s most recent edition featured not one, but two responses…

Language exchange kicks off

By JULIA CUNNINGHAM – 6 years ago

“I think the uniqueness of the [Student Language Exchange] (SLE) program is that its a low-key and casual environment that is supposed to pique a person’s interest in the language…

College must address lack of ELL resources

By THE EDITORS – 8 years ago

Vassar College prides itself on the liberal arts education it offers its students; an important aspect of this education is developing and refining writing skills. This importance is emphasized during…

Middlebury program is a haven for language integration

By ANNA BRASHEAR – 8 years ago

We started the countdown from 10 after the nervous laughter in the auditorium had faded to a silent, expectant tension. …5…4…3…2…1…0. And utter silence. Two hundred and fifty students glanced…

Arabic Studies are in need of more resources, classes

By SAUL ULLOA – 8 years ago

Vassar has offered classes in the Arabic language since 2003, when Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies Mootacem Mhiri was asked to begin teaching the language to students here. During…

Students test Russian language proficiency

By AMREEN BHASIN – 8 years ago

Students in Vassar’s Russian Studies department got a chance put their knowledge to a practical test. While students can compare themselves to their classmates, competing with other collegiate institutions gives…