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The Question is: “What is VCNY Jeopardy Night?” 🤔🤓 Join #VCNY for a Saturday evening of scintillating answers and questions, all related to what we love most: #Vassar and #NYC! You’ll have the chance to win prizes and achieve everlasting Brewer fame. 🍻 Sign up as a 3-person team, or as an individual (and be randomly assigned to a team). Fun will be had by all! Register now at alums.vassar.edu/events.

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Many, many thanks to our #VCNY Career Day Mentors & Keynote Speaker Leslie Granston Walker ‘88 for sharing their Sunday afternoons with us to help fellow Vassar College alumni on their professional journeys! #vassar #careerdevelopment

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In need of guidance navigating virtual career #networking? Does your résumé need some polish? Is your job search stalled due to the pandemic? It's not too late to join #VCNY tomorrow for our 7th Annual (but 1st Virtual!) Career Mentoring Day. @vassarcollege’s greatest resource is its loyal, accomplished alumnae/i. During this event, senior-level #Vassar graduates in four broadly defined industry sectors—media & entertainment, business, arts & culture, and law—will virtually meet with fellow graduates to engage in informal intimate conversations. These conversations can be used for career trajectory advice or general networking. Attendees will have the opportunity to virtually meet with multiple professionals in each industry. Learn more at alums.vassar.edu/events!

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In recent years, the U.S. Supreme Court has been at the center of some of the nation’s most divisive issues. On topics ranging from healthcare, to immigration, to civil liberties, the Court has negotiated a historically tumultuous political environment. It has done so amidst the loss of three historic figures: the deaths of Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. Recent appointments have generated extreme controversy, leading some policymakers and academics to call for major structural reforms such as the elimination of lifetime tenure. What can Americans expect from the Court in the years ahead? Are proposals for reform likely to come to pass? And how might the new President attempt to reshape the courts more generally? This evening we'll hear from a panel of alumnae/i legal experts on these important topics. Learn more about this #VCNY program at alums.vassar.edu/events.

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Has lockdown brought out the latent mixologist in you, inspiring you to want to up your cocktail-making game? Join #VCNY tomorrow for a virtual cocktail hour when food writer and recipe developer Liza Schoenfein ’88 teaches us how to master three classic cocktails and build a better bar. 🥃🍹🍸 Liza will teach us the tricks to making a perfect Martini, Margarita, and Old Fashioned. Then she'll give each of those classics a new spin, with creative garnishes and splashes of the unexpected. She'll also set you up with a blueprint for keeping a well-stocked bar, from booze to mixers to tools. Recipes will be provided prior to the event for those who register. It's not too late to sign up at alums.vassar.edu/events!

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We hope we'll be seeing you tonight at our Virtual Tour of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College! #VCNY Our program begins at 6:30pm EST with welcoming remarks by the Anne Hendricks Bass Director, Bart Thurber, followed by a pre-recorded tour of the galleries led by #Vassar student docent, Ian Shelley ’22. The tour will feature history and highlights of this world-class collection, currently housed in its modern Cesar Pelli designed building, as well as updates on recent acquisitions and initiatives.

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Join #VCNY virtually via Zoom on Tuesday for our next Book Club when author Matt Ortile ’14 reads from his book 'The Groom Will Keep His Name.' A discussion of the novel will follow the reading. 📖 Register now at alums.vassar.edu/events & link in bio!

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Join #VCNY for our next Virtual Salon on February 18th featuring Debora Spar P’19, whose current research focuses on issues of gender and technology, and the interplay between technological change and broader social structures. Spar tackles some of these issues in her recent book "Work Mate Marry Love: How Machines Shape Our Human Destiny." What will happen to our notions of marriage and parenthood as reproductive technologies increasingly allow for newfangled ways of creating babies? What will happen to our understanding of gender as medical advances enable individuals to transition from one set of sexual characteristics to another, or to remain happily perched in between? What will happen to love and sex and romance as our relationships migrate from the real world to the Internet? Can people fall in love with robots? Will they? In short, what will happen to our most basic notions of humanity as we entangle our lives and emotions with the machines we have created? Register now to find out: alums.vassar.edu/events! #Vassar

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Please join the Vassar Club of New York virtually via Zoom for our next Book Club on Wednesday, January 27th from 7:00-8:00pm EST, when author Indira Ganesan ’82 reads from her book 'As Sweet As Honey.' A discussion of the novel will follow the reading. Register now at alums.vassar.edu/events! #Vassar #VCNY

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Happy New Year, #Vassar fam! Wishing you a happy and healthy 2021!

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