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Vassar Retrospectives

Alumnae/i share their memories of Vassar

From reflections on President Henry Noble MacCracken to leading Vassar College Entertainment (ViCE), alumnae/i always take away their own unique stories from the College. Click here for a complete list. Full story

  • finaid

    Scholarships a founding commitment

    Financial aid dependent on alumnae/i, friends of College

    A year ago, Vassar was forced to take steps to reduce spending to a sustainable level in light of the economy, which among other things resulted in 13 employees receiving layoff notices.

  • Inez Milholland

    Votes for women finds tough audience at Vassar College

    Many alumnae participate in the struggle for women's suffrage

    In a November 1864 letter, Matthew Vassar expressed the hope that his women's college would cause "it [to] be forgotten that there ever was a debate as to the extent of the powers of the female world in any direction."

  • harpers

    Vassar opens to speculation in the press

    The media, in its various forms, has been attempting to define Vassar since it opened its doors to students in 1865.

  • budweiser

    Vassar turns 100

    1961 Centennial Celebration draws Vassar and Poughkeepsie crowds

    While today marks the start of the College's Sesquicentennial Celebration, the College is by no means a stranger to hosting birthday celebrations.

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  • finaid

    Scholarships a founding commitment

    Financial aid dependent on alumnae/i, friends of College

    A year ago, Vassar was forced to take steps to reduce spending to a sustainable level in light of the economy, which among other things resulted in 13 employees receiving layoff notices.

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    Vassar plugs in: One technology at a time

    Most students at Vassar College in 2010 neglect the small white boxes featuring a menagerie of shaped holes for technological plug-ins that come affixed to each dorm room's wall.

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  • Humor and Satire | Gems from Vassar’s rejection pile

    Sesquicentennial events that didn’t fly

    150 Beers for 150 Years What: Beer-themed day to celebrate Matthew Vassar's legacy as a brewer, featuring Vassar favorites like PBR, Blue Moon, and the ubiquitous-yet-dubious Natty Ice. Reason for rejection: No existing Vassar-brand beer means too much expense, and potential lawsuits create too much of a financial risk for the college.