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Linda Fairstein ’69, former sex-crimes prosecutor, wrote a NY Daily News article about the problems of “corroboration” in sexual assault cases.

Mitch McConnell and a cohort of fellow Republican senators announced their plans to vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh for a seat on the Supreme Court despite the compelling statement of Christine Blasey Ford, calling her testimony an “uncorroborated” accusation. Former sex crimes prosecutor Linda Fairstein ’69 explains why the use of that term is inappropriate and offensive.

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Vassar receives $2.5 million Mellon Foundation Grant for consortium on forced migration—Bard, Bennington, Sarah Lawrence to share funds

Starting this fall, Vassar will lead a four-college consortium focusing on the global refugee crisis, thanks to a $2.5-million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant will support the Consortium on Forced Migration, Displacement and Education, created by Vassar, Bard, Sarah Lawrence and Bennington colleges. The funds, which will be distributed over the next four years, will be used to develop curricula and other programs on the issue of forced migration.

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Making an Immediate Impact in the World: Ren ’13 Launches Water Monitoring Network in China

Xiaoyuan “Charlene” Ren ’13 is proving that Vassar alumnae/i can make a major impact in their field just a few years after they graduate. Ren is founder and director of MyH2O, an organization that monitors water quality throughout China. At Fall Convocation, the AAVC (Alumnae/i Association of Vassar College) recognized Ren’s remarkable accomplishments by presenting her with the Young Alumnae/i Achievement Award.

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