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CWA, Vassar Reach Agreement

Wages to grow 2% annually for three years; 3% in fourth

After seven months of negotiations, The Communication Workers of America (CWA) and the College reached a deal last Sunday, Dec. 9, when the CWA members voted to ratify the latest proposal. Full story

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    Students, RCF propose sustainability initiatives

    Fund encourages energy efficient projects, saves money

    When thinking about advocating for environmental consciousness, terms like “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” are far more common than “Lambscaping” or “The Plight of Wasted Light at Night.” Nonetheless, students, staff and administrators submitted propositions with both of these titles, along with many others, in hopes that the College Committee on Sustainability (CCS) will implement them using the finances of the Resource Conservation Fund (RCF), with the aim of moving towards a greener campus.

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    2012-2013 student gift announced

    Controversy follows gift announcement

    This past Saturday at the Class of 2013 99 Nights celebration, the Student Gift Committee announced that this year’s Student Gift fund will be used to finance student aid.

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    Outing club travels beyond beaten path

    Vassar students seek off-campus adventure

    When students want to get away from Vassar for a bit, they might limit their options to a ten minute drive to the Poughkeepsie Galleria or a day-long trip to New York City. But for those looking for a change of scenery, there is another, more refreshing alternative. The Vassar Outing Club (VOC) brings students to a wide variety of locations in the nearby area, and they actually tend to burn some calories while doing it.

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Shipwreck and Salmon Fishermen on the Columbia River between Washington and Oregon

Campus Current | 12/4/12

Look Around You: Nature at Vassar

During this episode of The Campus Current, originally broadcast on December 4, 2012, the team explores ideas and projects relating to the environment, as well as various manifestations of nature on our campus. Full story

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    Teach-in confronts, deconstructs semester’s bias incidences


    This semester, Vassar has experienced what some may describe as an onslaught of hate speech which has manifested itself in the way of graffiti in dorm spaces. However, over the course of the last month, these instances have taken a new form.

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    Sociology students, professor share bond

    For those studying a social science, there is a certain freedom that comes with choosing a specific area of interest to study.Since the Sociology major is more expansive, the Majors’ Committee strives to bring all students within the department together, no matter what their varying disciplines may be.

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    Ambassador Platt inspires students to enter public service

    Every year when studying abroad, junior year students become enamored with the foreign countries they encounter. However, in spite of their love of travel, very few consider the possibility of making a career out of it.

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    ‘Venus in Fur’ puts modern twist on classic S&M novella

    The raciness in Fifty Shades of Grey is hardly original. The 1870s did sadomasochism first with Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s novella Venus in Furs. In fact, the very term masochism is derived from the author’s name. But perhaps even Venus in Furs is a little passé.

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    Sondheim’s ‘Assassins’ gives human face to history’s villains

    Rarely does the presidential assassin get his or her due. Lee Harvey Oswald and John Wilkes Booth are both disgraced in the American history book. But Stephen Sondheim’s musical Assassins puts a new twist on their fates, giving an unbiased ear to their side of the story.

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    Vassar student band Coax Rhino to debut their ‘bandstuff’: a new album ‘Plum Gut’

    Aaron Steinberg ’13 sits in his TH bedroom that neighbors mine, strumming his guitar with creature-like sensibility. It’s approaching 7 p.m. Sounds from the guitar sputter while trying to form complete thoughts, gradually stopping and starting. Soon gaining fluidity, a basic yet catchy chord progression settles and finds its rhythm, increasing tempo while becoming confidently louder.

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