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Vassar College


Self Description

December 2005: "Founded in 1861, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country, Vassar is renowned for pioneering achievements in education, for its long history of curricular innovation, and for the beauty of its campus."

http://admissions.vassar.edu/about.html

Third-Party Descriptions

July 2013: "With affirmative action under attack and economic mobility feared to be stagnating, top colleges profess a growing commitment to recruiting poor students. But a comparison of low-income enrollment shows wide disparities among the most competitive private colleges. A student at Vassar, for example, is three times as likely to receive a need-based Pell Grant as one at Washington University in St. Louis."

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/31/education/elite-colleges-differ-on-how-they-aid-poor.html

June 2007: The Imperialist, a publication of the school’s Moderate, Independent and Conservative Student Alliance, published a contributor’s article in 2005 that criticized social centers for minority and gay students. The article called such centers “ghettos” and said they turned Vassar into a “zoological preserve.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/27/education/27education.html

Relationships

RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Student/Trainee (past or present) Prof. Bella DePaulo Ph.D. Person Dec 24, 2008
Student/Trainee (past or present) Advised by (past or present) Lurita Alexis Doan MA Person Dec 2, 2006
Student/Trainee (past or present) Dr. Bernadine Healy M.D. Person Dec 30, 2005
Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Prof. Catharine Bond Hill Ph.D. Person Jul 31, 2013
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Prof. John Keegan Person Dec 1, 2006
Student/Trainee (past or present) Barbara Coombs Lee Esq. Person Mar 23, 2010
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Diana Zuckerman Ph.D. Person Dec 5, 2005

Articles and Resources

Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at:
Jun 06, 2014 Is Softball Sexist?

QUOTE: women have been playing baseball since long before they had the right to vote. As the national pastime went professional, women were forced out of it — and into softball. Title IX, the 1972 federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education, also protects equal access to and funding of sports for boys and girls at the school level, and girls have been fighting to play baseball — with lawsuits, if necessary — since the 1970s.

New York Times
Jul 30, 2013 Elite Colleges Differ on How They Aid Poor

QUOTE: With affirmative action under attack and economic mobility feared to be stagnating, top colleges profess a growing commitment to recruiting poor students. But a comparison of low-income enrollment shows wide disparities among the most competitive private colleges. A student at Vassar, for example, is three times as likely to receive a need-based Pell Grant as one at Washington University in St. Louis.

New York Times
Jun 27, 2007 On Education: Film Portrays Stifling of Speech, but One College’s Struggle Reflects a Nuanced Reality

QUOTE: A new documentary is making the rounds that argues, with vivid examples, that the nation’s colleges are squelching freedom of expression and are no longer free marketplaces of ideas.

New York Times