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In a Billy Joel "New York State of Mind," Arianna Huffington Addresses My Alma Mater Vassar!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 06.10.2016 | College
Lonna Saunders

As Class Historian for Vassar's first coed freshman class, to me it was historically coincidental that Arianna Huffington opened her address at Vassar's 151st commencement in Poughkeepsie, New York, 75 miles north of New York City, with a reference to her own Greek heritage.

The Best Weekend Ever... and Ever... and Ever

Emily Kelting | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Emily Kelting

I was a "Flower Child" of the '60's, a Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell-worshipping 18-year-old in 1971. Vassar was the last place I wanted to apply. But since I was the oldest of three girls, my mother wouldn't let me consider any other options.

Birthday Wishes for Betty Daniels: Still Vassar's Cheerleader After 65 Years!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 07.11.2012 | College
Lonna Saunders

Happy Birthday, Betty Daniels! Elizabeth Daniels celebrated her 92nd birthday on May 8th, coincidentally "National Teachers Day," and has worked for Vassar College for 65 years, nearly half the existence of that 150-year-old institution.