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Ford Scholars Program: Going Off the Rails - The Effect of Railroad Abandonments on Rural Economies

By the end of the 20th century, more than 100,000 miles of railroad track had been abandoned. What happened to communities where the railroads disappeared?

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Posted 08/04/2017

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From Zabriskie Point to Rainbow Basin - Earth Science and Geography Study Trip

Take a brief video tour of Eastern California geological formations starting at Zabriskie Point and ending at Rainbow Basin. The video, with awesome drone footage, was taken during a spring break study trip with students in Jeff Walker’s “Volcanoes and Civilization” class and Kirsten Menking’s “Geomorphology” class.

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Posted 08/04/2017

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Theater 24-7: A Day with a Powerhouse Apprentice

Classes in acting, voice, and movement, workshops and tech sessions, rehearsals and performances—for apprentices in the Powerhouse Theater Training Program, it’s nonstop during their 39-day theater intensive on the Vassar campus. Follow apprentice Rachel Altemose ’19 for a day to get a taste of the acting life.

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Posted 07/19/2017

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Julia Baker ‘16: Scientific Program Analyst at National Institutes of Health

As a scientific program analyst at the National Human Genome Research Institute, Julia Baker ’16 gained insight into how the funding review process contributes to scientific advances.

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Posted 06/19/2017

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Conversations Unbound: Connecting Arabic-Speaking Refugees with Language Learners

Elise Shea ’18 had a great idea: connect Arabic-speaking refugees with Arabic language learners via Skype. The pilot project launched last fall under the auspices of the Mid-Hudson Refugee Solidarity Alliance. Winning a ,000 Genius Award from OZY magazine will help Shea to take the project to the next level.

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Posted 05/23/2017

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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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