Free public walking tours of Vassar College campus and history to be offered on April 30, May 14, and June 4

Free public walking tours of the architecturally renowned Vassar campus will be held on Saturdays April 30, May 14, and June 4. Highlights will include such historic locations as Main Building, Thompson Memorial Library, and the Vassar Chapel. The tour leaders will be Colton Johnson, Dean Emeritus of the College (4/30), and Leslie Offutt, Associate Professor of History (5/14).


"The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel," a Lecture by Ari Shavit

Longtime Israeli journalist Ari Shavit discusses current Israeli matters including the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Tuesday, April 5 at 5:30pm in the Students’ Building second floor auditorium. Shavit is the author of the New York Times bestseller “My Promised Land: the Triumph and Tragedy of Israel,” which combines interviews, memoir and straightforward history to relate Israel’s story. Sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program, this event is free and open to the public and will be live-streamed here beginning at 5:30pm on Tuesday, April 5.

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College Leadership and Faculty Address Campus Israeli-Palestinian Issues

More than 930 alumnae/i and parents joined in a webcast on February 25 to listen to President Catharine Hill, Chair of Vassar's Board of Trustees Bill Plapinger '74, AAVC President Missie Rennie Taylor '68, and six faculty members and administrators discuss current issues and tensions on campus related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We’re sharing the audio recording of the discussion for those who missed the webinar and seek a first-hand account of how those issues are really playing out at Vassar.

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Update: NWS has canceled the tornado watch for Dutchess County (9/18, 8:20pm).

Update (8:20pm): The National Weather Service has canceled the tornado watch for tonight in Dutchess County. A severe thunderstorm warning is still in effect. Please be advised that the National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Dutchess County that is in effect until 11:00pm this evening, September 18, 2012. In case of severe weather, seek shelter immediately and remain there until the storm subsides.

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