12 Vassar students and alumnae/i awarded research and teaching fellowships

Vassar College today announced 12 students and recent graduates have been awarded prestigious research and teaching fellowships. Four Vassar senior and five recent graduates will be teaching or conducting research in foreign countries next fall under Fulbright Fellowships awarded this month by the federal government. Two others received research grants from the National Science Foundation, and one senior won a “100 Projects for Peace” prize.


Professors to lead free public walking tours of Vassar College history, May 12-June 23

Free public walking tours of the architecturally renowned Vassar College campus will be held on two upcoming Saturdays: May 12 and June 23. On each day tours will begin at 10:00am and 1:00pm from the front entrance of the college’s Main Building, and run for approximately 90 minutes. Highlights will include such historic locations as Main Building, Thompson Memorial Library, and the Vassar Chapel.


Vassar & New York Stage and Film announce lineup for the 34th Powerhouse Theater season

Vassar & New York Stage and Film are thrilled to announce the programming lineup for their upcoming 34th Powerhouse Season, the annual summer season which brings to the Hudson Valley some of the most influential theatrical voices working today for fully-staged productions of new plays, workshop presentations of new plays and musicals, and readings of other works in progress. The programming includes new works by Spring Awakening creators and 2-time Tony® winners Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik; three-time Tony® winner Jason Robert Brown, playwright Halley Feiffer, among many others. The 34th Powerhouse Season will be presented at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY from June 22 through July 29, 2018. For more information, visit


New Focus Gallery exhibition at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Reflections: Portrayals of and by African Americans, on view April 10–August 19, 2018

This special exhibition is part of “Buildings and Belonging: Mapping the African American Experience at Vassar College since 1861,” a campus-wide project initiated by the African American Alumnae/i of Vassar College (AAAVC) to illuminate the enduring contributions and presence of African Americans on campus. The exhibition will display select works by African American artists from Vassar’s permanent collection.



Join the Vassar Underground for the Red Sand Gala, a night of art, education, action, and solidarity against human trafficking, Friday, April 27, 2018 at 5pm. Tickets available online and at the door.

A gala in the Aula to raise awareness of the ongoing and critical issue of human trafficking worldwide to be held 4/27 5–8pm in the Aula. Vassar students can get tickets in advance in the College Center through 4/26 9am–3pm for $8 and at the door for $10. For general admission, tickets are $28 on Eventbrite and $35 at the door. Dinner will be provided, and semi-formal wear, specifically red, is not required but encouraged. Hosted by the Vassar student organization known as the Underground in collaboration with Give Way to Freedom and Vassar College’s Amnesty International, Sexual Assault and Violence Protection, Davison house team, and the Education Department.

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