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Exploring the Venetian Ghetto

Professor of Religion Marc Epstein and students in his course, Venice, the Jews, and the World, spent Spring Break exploring the Venetian Ghetto where Jews were required to live from 1516 until 1797 when they were liberated by Napoleon’s army.

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Posted 05/05/2017

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A Look Inside Students’ Houses

Vassar has nine traditional residence halls, one cooperative, and three apartment complexes (senior housing). Take a look inside with Vassar students as your guides.

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Posted 05/05/2017

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One Year Out: Sarah Muskin ’16 - AmeriCorps Volunteer

Sarah Muskin ’16, who majored in Environmental Studies, spent her first year out as an AmeriCorps volunteer monitoring the water quality of streams in California and overseeing environmental education programs in Nevada.

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Posted 05/05/2017

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One Year Out: Emma Roellke ’16 - Post-Baccalaureate Researcher in Psychology

Emma Roellke ’16 didn’t decide until junior year that she wanted to become a doctor, but she says she has no regrets about the trajectory of her Vassar career. She has spent her first year out as a post-baccalaureate researcher.

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Posted 05/05/2017

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Urban Squash

Vassar alums in metropolitan areas from coast to coast are involved in burgeoning urban squash programs that help youngsters achieve in academics as well as squash.

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Posted 04/25/2017

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Fun and Games in Barcelona

Vassar’s rugby teams spent Spring Break in Barcelona for what Coach Tony Brown describes as equal parts team bonding and “just plain fun.” It was the teams’ 15th such overseas trip in the last 35 years.

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Posted 04/20/2017

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Cuba in Transition

With diplomatic relations reestablished between Cuba and the United States, the pace of change in Cuba is accelerating. This year’s annual International Studies travel course explored the areas where the impact of that change is most profoundly felt—the environment, the economy, and the tourist sector—and asked how this new phase in Cuba’s revolution fits into the larger trajectory of post-1959 Cuban history.

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Posted 04/20/2017

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Farm to Fork

Two new hoop houses at the Vassar Farm extend the growing season and enhance the amount of fresh veggies available to Bon Appetit Management Company, the college’s new dining service vendor.

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Posted 04/04/2017

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A Day in the Life: Calvin Lamothe ’17, VSA President

Through the Vassar Student Association (VSA), students wield an unusual amount of power in shaping their own experiences at Vassar as well as policies that will influence the future direction of the college. Meet Calvin Lamothe ’17, President of the Vassar Student Association.

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Posted 03/17/2017

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(Re)defining Women of Color

Vassar hosted the fourth annual Women of Color Conference, sponsored by the Consortium on High Achievement and Success (CHAS), in early March, bringing participants from 13 colleges and universities to campus for three days of reflection, networking, and workshops on the theme of (Re)defining Women of Color: Raising our Voices, Sharing our Stories.

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Posted 03/13/2017

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