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Features
The Sharing
Economy:
Joys and
Tribulations / 16

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Cari Shane '87, an Airbnb
Superhost, talks to
members of the Vassar
community about their
experiences in the "gig
economy." And VQ
explores some of the
toughest challenges
facing sharing economy
behemoths.

On the Mall: African American
History and Culture / 24
The stunning Smithsonian Museum of African
American History and Culture on the National Mall in
DC is one of the most popular attractions in the city.
Find out why.

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Departments
Cover: © Keith Negley-theispot.com / Clockwise from top: © Ken Orvidas-theispot.com / NMAAHC / John Abbott / Anne Staveley / Karl Rabe

President's Page / 2
Learn about Vassar's Engaged
Pluralism Initiative, which aims
to nurture a climate of understanding in which all members
feel they belong and can thrive.

Letters / 3
Vassar Today / 4
4 Vassar News
8 Highlights from
2017 Commencement
12 Spring Break 2017
14 Food, Glorious ... Crickets?!

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Beyond Vassar / 30
30 Alumnae/i News
32 Hollywood's Titan of Terror:
Jason Blum '91
34 Green-lighting Diversity:
Kelly Edwards '85 at HBO

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36 Medical Uses for
"Magic Mushrooms":
George Greer '72
38 Can Squash Be a Gateway
to College?

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Vassar Yesterday / 40
The Legacy of Grace Hopper '28
Paving the way for women in computer science and the military.

The Vassar
Diaspora / 44
Class Notes / 46

Mixed Media / 42

Announcements / 95

Letter from the
AAVC President / 43

Last Page / 96

AAVC welcomes the newest grads
and urges alums to "Hire Vassar."

Selby Fleming McPhee reflects
on the class of 1965's tradition
of protest.

MORE ONLINE AT stories.vassar.edu
Watch a slideshow of images from the Smithsonian National Museum of African
American History and Culture. And read more about Grace Hopper.


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