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Famed choreographer Twyla Tharp gave a lecture and demonstration titled “Kinetic Energy.” Tharp is lauded for her contributions to classical and modern dance.

Former CFO of the College Anthony C. Stellato died in his home in Poughkeepsie.

During an EPA investigation, crystallized picric acid, a substance with a molecular structure similar to TNT, was found in Olmsted Hall.

On April 11, 2002, two seniors were expelled and one sophomore was suspended after being found responsible for vandalizing around 20 cars parked near the Town Houses.

Throughout the week, the Vassar Greens held a series of events to celebrate Earth Week.

2002, May 24. Professor of History David Schalk retired at the end of the 2001-2002 academic year after 34 years at the college.

After having been represented by Main House, Ferry House was finally given formal representation in the Vassar Student Association.

Over 100 Vassar students went to Central Park in New York City to protest alongside 250,000 others at a rally held by the organization Not In Our Name (NION).

On November 8, two teams from the Culinary Institute of America came to the ACDC to participate in a cooking competition run and judged by Vassar students. The competition was inspired by “Iron Chef,” a Japanese cooking show.

F. Sherwood Roland, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his research on ozone depletion, gave a speech on campus about the state of the atmosphere. National Medal of Science winner Gene Linkens introduced Roland.

The Roots performed at Vassar in the Walker Field House on November 23, after being booked by ViCE (Vassar College Entertainment). The band was “highly regarded as one of the most groundbreaking hip hop acts of the [1990s].”

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