Vassar and a Rwandan Medical School Share a Common Vision—the Liberal Arts

Vassar and the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), a recently established medical school in Rwanda, have been engaged over the past three years in initiatives that benefit both institutions. President Bradley is shown with UGHE Vice Chancellor, Professor Agnes Binagwaho, at the signing of the partnership agreement in 2019. The collaboration continues. Photo: Karl Rabe  Read More
Buddhist Blessings Open Loeb Exhibition of Tibetan Art
A Buddhist lama from a monastery in nearby Red Hook offered special blessings at the opening of Mystery and Merit: Tibetan Art from the Jack Shear Collection, an exhibition at the Loeb containing paintings and other objects traditionally used in Buddhist teaching and religious practice. Photo: Karl Rabe 
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New Plan Targets Barriers to Campus Accessibility
Vassar unveiled a comprehensive strategy to address issues of accessibility on the campus. The 2022-2024 Vassar College Accessibility Plan contains a blueprint for addressing barriers to access encountered by those who live and work on the campus as well as visitors. Photo: Alex Li 
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Course Examines Impact of Colonization on Native Women

Native American women held significant positions of power within their social and political spheres before Christian settlers targeted their egalitarian societies. This semester, students enrolled in Associate Professor Molly McGlennen’s course, “Women’s Studies 262–Native American Women,” are examining the impact of colonization on Native American nations through the brutal and intentional subjugation of Native women over the past 400 years. Photos: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Dulcey Lima  Read More

Elias Kim ’16, who graduated from Harvard Law School in 2019, is one of five recipients of this year’s Bristow Fellowships with the Office of the Solicitor General in the U.S. Justice Department. Bristow Fellows assist attorneys in drafting briefs in opposition to cases filed against the government in the Supreme Court, preparing briefs on the merits in Supreme Court cases, and assisting in the preparation of oral arguments before the Court.  Read More

Sherrilyn Ifill ’84 (pictured), President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, was named one of Time’s Women of the Year. Ifill also wrote a New York Times op-ed about Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. Photo: Courtesy of NAACP-LDF

Economics Professor Benjamin Ho wrote about how blockchain technology is creating new ways for humans to connect in the Saturday Evening Post.
Danielle Twum ’12 and Erika Kurt ’02 were among the 120 women honored by the Smithsonian’s Women’s Futures Month exhibition, #IfThenSheCan — The Exhibit, as noted by several media outlets including People, the Washingtonian, and Today.

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Dr. Thom Loree ’78 is one of three surgeons who worked with Swedish medical device company Integrum AB to install a technologically advanced implant in two patients with leg amputations, as described in the Buffalo News.
On the Front Lines In Ukraine

Marine veteran Ben Busch ’91 was interviewed by Anderson Cooper on CNN about traveling to Ukraine to help train volunteer fighters and aid “the overall effort of a democracy fighting to be a democracy.”
March 30, 7:00 p.m.
Join the Vassar Club of Ohio for a virtual conversation with Debra Elmegreen, Professor of Astronomy on the Maria Mitchell Chair, who will discuss the late Vera Rubin ’48—Vassar astronomer extraordinaire and dark matter sleuth. Rubin and Elmegreen are pictured below in 2007, when Rubin received the AAVC Distinguished Achievement Award. Photo: Chip Porter. Look for more Alumnae/i events.

April 6, 5:15 p.m.
Responding to Climate Change: A Symposium will offer presentations by speakers including Professor Laura Haynes (Biology), Professor Jeffrey Seidman (Philosophy), and Ilse Schreiber-Noll, the artist whose books are currently on display in the Library. Ronald Patkus of the Library will moderate. A question-and-answer period will follow. Attend in person or via Zoom. Find additional upcoming Vassar College events.
@Vassar recently showed its support for Ukraine at a Vigil for Peace, and collected goods for a growing number of displaced persons. Photo: Karl Rabe

A new @Vassar_College TikTok series showcases such accomplished alums as filmmaker Shaka King, physicist Sau Lan Wu, and actor Dan Bucatinsky, shown.

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