Vassar Stories

A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away…

Debra Elmegreen, Maria Mitchell Professor of Astronomy at Vassar, and her husband Bruce Elmegreen, IBM astronomer, recently announced the discovery of “Little Blue Dots,” a kind of galaxy never seen before, in the Hubble Frontier Fields.

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Posted 01/15/2018

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Women’s Rugby Vies for the Title

For the third straight year in a row and the fourth time in the last five years, the Vassar women’s rugby team will compete in the national championship tournament, the Final 4.

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Posted 11/28/2017

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Star Wars: Resistance, Rebellion and Death

In “Star Wars: Resistance, Rebellion and Death,” first-year students analyze the Star Wars saga from a postcolonial perspective, investigating the nature of power and exploitation, authority and subjugation.

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Posted 11/16/2017

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Practicing What She Preaches: History Professor Rebecca Edwards Wins Local Seat

History Prof. Rebecca Edwards is an expert on American political history, but she had never run for office before this year’s election. She and her and her team canvassed neighborhoods and ran an upbeat campaign on social media—and won a seat in the Dutchess County Legislature with 53 percent of the vote.

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Posted 11/16/2017

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A High School Zoo?

Zoologist Alan Tousignant ’84 imparts the importance of conservation to high school students.

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Posted 11/16/2017

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Go Take a Hike! Exploring the Valley and Beyond with the Outing Club

Open to everyone from veteran outdoor enthusiasts to beginners, the Vassar Outing Club leads up to a dozen different adventures in the Hudson Valley in any given week and longer trips further afield during fall and spring breaks.

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Posted 11/15/2017

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Just Follow the Yellow Arrows: Aviva Thal ’18 Hikes the Camino de Santiago

Before she began her JYA in Madrid, Aviva Thal ’18 took a little hike—500 miles on the Camino de Santiago, beginning in the Pyrenees in France and walking across northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela.

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Posted 11/14/2017

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SpongeBob SquarePants: Ethan Slater ’14 and Lilli Cooper ’12 Costar in the Broadway Musical

Re-united in a show for the first time since they acted together at Vassar, Ethan Slater ’14 and Lilli Cooper ’12 are headliners of the Broadway cast of SpongeBob SquarePants, a rollicking tribute to the beloved Nickelodeon character who has been entertaining millions of young fans since 1999.

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Posted 10/31/2017

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