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At a VSA council meeting, representatives agreed to request $10,000 from the Great Works fund in order to create a recording facility for student use.

The Women’s Center relocated to the Old Observatory from its location in the Raymond Basement. The center has been providing resources and programming on gender issues on campus since the 1970s.

Students from Vassar’s Democracy Matters org attended the U Matters Summit at the University of Albany and Crest Hill Suites in Albany.

Dr. Beth Jordan ’86 gave a lecture called “The Accidental Activist: From STS Nerd to Feminist Physician,” about how her career path.

Campus Life Resource Group held the fourth annual All College Day, the theme of which was “Race at Vassar.”

The Vassar College Equestrian Team hosted its first annual horse show on Southland Farms, about a thirty minute car ride from Vassar’s Campus. The all-day show featured several other colleges from the northeast.

The college held its tenth annual I Won’t Grow Up Day (IWGUD), a free public event, in the College Center. The event was started in 1994 by student Julie Riess, who was director of the Wimpfheimer Nursery School in 2004.

Soon Ok Lee spoke in Rockefeller Hall on her imprisonment in a North Korean jail for over five years.

The Mathematics Department hosted Gerhade Gade Harvard Professor Barry Mazur to discuss creativity in mathematics

The Vassar Greens brought Joan Dye Gussow, a proponent of organic, local foods, to speak in the Chapel. She lectured on her opinion on food policy, her own experiences growing food, and her book This Organic Life.

137 Vassar students from organizations such as the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, Women’s Health Center, and CHOICE took buses to Washington for the March for Women’s Lives.

The ALANA Center invited students to partake in a conversation with Co-Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment Krystal Tribbett about how Vassar recruits students of color.

On the second day of the 2004 Republican National Convention, five Vassar students were arrested in connection with a protest, called Day of Direct Action. This protest was centered on bringing awareness to the deadly consequences of the war in Iraq.

Because of dangerous hazing practices in years prior, new rules were enacted that limited the kinds of activities allowed for the 2004 Serendaing event.

Vassar began its fourth-ever Community Works fundraiser, which collected funds for twelve non-profit agencies located in the Hudson Valley.

Author Linda Nochlin ’51 gave a lecture entitled “Why Contemporary Art is Great: Two Women, One Man,” to a packed room of people from the Vassar College and the wider Poughkeepsie community.

Folk rock band, The Mammals, performed a concert in the Chapel to support the Poughkeepsie Farm Project. The event was also sponsored by the group Hunger Action.

Several Vassar political organizations, including the Students Activist Union and the Forum for Political Philosophy, held a meeting with the student body to discuss the re-election of George W. Bush

Students and Poughkeepsie community members banded together to protest the reelection of George W. Bush by holding a mock funeral procession on the streets of Poughkeepsie.

The Jewish Alumni of Vassar College held an event over the weekend entitled “Jewish Identities: At Vassar and Beyond.” Around 40 graduates from the last half century joined current students for the program, which was intended to link Vassar’s Jewish history to its present. There were graduate speakers and speakers from the Music, Religion, History, English, and Jewish Studies department as well.

The United States Reformation Party and the Forum for Political Philosophy held a discussion called “Religion and the Left” with panelists from the Religion, Political Science, History, Philosophy, and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life

Around twenty students from Vassar’s Habitat for Humanity slept outside on the Residential Quad in order to raise awareness of and funds for the homeless populations

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