Vassar Panel on the Overturning of Roe v. Wade

Two current Vassar professors and one professor emerita examined the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and the ruling’s potential impact on the well-being of millions of women and children during a webinar on June 29. They put abortion rights into historical context and looked toward what the future might hold. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call-AP Images  Watch the webinar

President Bradley Advocates for Research on Long COVID 
In an op-ed published in The Hill, President Elizabeth Bradley and her co-author say the lack of systematic data on long COVID two years into the pandemic “reflects a gaping hole in our public health system.” Photo: John Abbott 
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Vassar Salutes
Retiring Board Members

Five members of Vassar’s Board of Trustees retired this summer after serving a total of 100 years. Learn about their service and read the bios of the five new trustees—as well as those of the AAVC board members. Photo: Tamar M. Thibodeau Read More

New York Times Photo Essay on Local Watering Holes:
A Vassar Collaboration

Amitava Kumar, Professor of English on the Helen D. Lockwood Chair, and photographer Caleb Stein ’17 collaborated on “An Ode to the Queen City of the Hudson,” a reflection in the New York Times. Photo: Sherika & Sanjay by Caleb Stein ’17  Read More

‘Minor Planet’ Named for Particle Physicist Sau Lan Wu ’63
The International Astronomical Union has named a planet in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter after renowned particle physicist Sau Lan Wu ’63, a member of the team that confirmed the existence of the Higgs boson particle. Planet Saulanwu will orbit for millions of years, honoring her achievements. Photo: John Abbott  Read More

Professional baseball player Brian Ruby ’19 talked about his experiences as an openly gay athlete and more on the Today show. Photo: Karl Rabe

Art critic Shana Nys Dambrot ’93 was awarded a $50,000 Rabkin Prize for art journalism, as announced by the Rabkin Foundation.

“Upon My Return to Appalachia,” a poem by Gabriel Dunsmith ’15, was published in Poetry magazine. 

Former Vassar men’s soccer midfielder Andrew Goldsmith ’22 is playing for the U.S. open men’s team at the 21st Maccabiah Games in Israel, as noted by Princeton Town Topics.


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Actor Tanya Wright ’89 of Orange Is the New Black was the subject of an article in Harvard Ed. Magazine about leaving Hollywood to pursue a master’s degree in education at Harvard.


Seeing and Being Seen at the Loeb

Organized in collaboration with the LGBTQ+ Center and a committee of current Vassar students, this exhibition of photographs on view through August 28 honors the inaugural celebration of Vassar Pride. 

July 30, 12:00–3:00 p.m.

For the second consecutive year, Vassar College is supporting Celebrating the African Spirit’s Frederick Douglass Day at Poughkeepsie’s College Hill Park (pictured), where the renowned abolitionist delivered an anti-slavery speech in 1858. There will be musical performances by Souls United Choir and the Melody African Drum & Dance Group, readings from the 1858 speech, a food truck, and more! Photo: Elizabeth Randolph 
Find more upcoming Vassar College events.

August 14, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

If you’ll be in the Philly area next month, join the Vassar Club of Philadelphia for a summer party. Please register by August 5.
Check out other alum events.

Want to know what Mailynh Phan ’09, CEO of RD Winery, told Oprah Daily about shaking up the wine industry? We’ve got the story on Vassar Twitter. Photo: RD Winery


Wherever you are,  Vassar Instagram is a great place to see beautiful shots of campus —like this sunny view of the Outdoor Classroom. Photo: Karl Rabe

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