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Helen Eisenbach | Posted 01.13.2015 | Books
Helen Eisenbach

I first met MB Caschetta more than 20 years ago when she was a student at Vassar College attending a reading I'd been invited to give. In a room filled with bright young lights she stood out: smart, funny and wiser than her years.

The 19 Most Interesting Colleges

Posted 01.25.2014 | College

There's a lot more to finding the best place to go to college than just whether a school is considered the best at something. College is a time to fin...

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.

Communist Comedy of Manners in Upper East Side Art Salon

Jim Luce | Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts
Jim Luce

I have several token conservative friends and acquaintances just to prove to myself that I am indeed liberal. One of them is a former New York Post w...

Popcorn Preview: Frances Ha

Leslie Sisman | Posted 07.28.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Frances Ha (2012) Cast includes: Greta Gerwig (No Strings Attached), Mickey Sumner (Last Chance Harvey), Adam Driver (Girls), Michael Zegen (Adv...

Vassar Students Rally In Protest Against Westboro Baptist Church

Rocco Staino | Posted 05.01.2013 | College
Rocco Staino

More than 500 student and community protesters rallied to meet the church protesters, of whom there were just four. The latter danced around waving anti-gay signs while the students chanted slogans and formed a human love chain.

Vassar Can't Wait For Westboro Baptist Church To Come To Town

The Huffington Post | William McGuinness | Posted 02.14.2013 | Gay Voices

Responding to a notice from the Westboro Baptist Church that it intends to protest on the Vassar College campus, the school community has pledged to r...

College Sends False Acceptance Letters To Dozens Of Applicants

AP | Posted 01.29.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- Dozens of applicants to Vassar College were mistakenly told they had gotten into the school when they checked a website that had been set ...

She's So Unusual: The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 02.26.2012 | Books
Thomas Gladysz

Charming and a little different, Caroline Preston's new novel, The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt is a hybrid work where the pictures do the talking.

Kathy Lee Gifford Coins Poughkeepsie as the New Euphemism for the Big O

Rocco Staino | Posted 07.30.2011 | Entertainment
Rocco Staino

Kathy Lee & Hoda's Memorial Day show will certainly be memorable for the City of Poughkeepsie in New York State. On that program Kathy Lee Gifford coi...

Couple Accused Of Stealing $1.9M From Vassar

AP | Posted 06.05.2011 | College

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Authorities say a former project manager at Vassar College and his wife have been charged with stealing nearly $2 million from t...

WATCH: Lisa Kudrow, Meryl Streep Attempt To Ring In Vassar's Sesquicentennial

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Vassar College is 150 years old, and everyone's ready to celebrate. That is, if they can pronounce the name for their special birthday: sesquicentenni...

At Vassar, Caffeinated Alcohol Leads To Concern Over Student Drinking Habits

The Miscellany News | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Caffeine in an alcoholic beverage can mask the effects of alcohol, distorting the drinker's perception of how intoxicated he or she actually is. Drink...

Vassar's Gender Gap Gradually Narrowing

The Miscellany News | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Vassar is that there simply aren't enough men on campus. Surely all of us have heard a love-starved student lament that they should have chosen a scho...

Colleges Move To Ban Smoking On Campus

Huffington Post | Leah Finnegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Colleges across the country are attempting to snuff out smokers by forbidding the habit on school grounds. According to Time, 365 campuses had instit...

Susan Wadsworth: Almost 50 Years of Young Concert Artists Series

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jim Luce

Not many people can fulfill their passion - and build an institution - for fifty years. Susan Wadsworth can. The founder of the Young Concert Artist...

Top 10 HIPSTER Schools

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Looking to up your coolness quotient? Maybe a hipster school is for you. Though definitions of the modern-day hipster are often debated, we'll go with...

COLUMN: Impressive Summer Internship? No, Thanks

The Miscellany News | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

It's winter. Winter at Vassar means claustrophobia, phallic snow sculptures and such low temperatures in the Joss House bathrooms that last week I opt...

Vassar Latest To Consider Campus Smoking Ban

The Miscellany News | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

After a request from the Committee on College Life (CCL), the Drugs and Alcohol Education Committee (DEC) has created a recommendation for ways to pha...

Vassar Acceptance Rate Down To 41%

The Miscellany News | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

After a final meeting of all Office of Admissions officials on Jan. 25, Early Decision (ED) II applications for the Vassar Class of 2014 went through ...

Poverty: A Discussion Among the Seven Sisters

Martha St Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martha St Jean

In the current recession far too much of the focus has fallen on the Middle Class and their woes. But what about the Lower Class? For them, this has been more of a continuation than a crisis.

Higher Education Will Struggle Through the Recession

Brian Farkas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Farkas

Writing separate but nearly identical letters to their respective communities, countless college presidents across the county have recently admitted: "We're out of money."