The Campus Current Gets Political

April 10th, 2012

This week on the Campus Current we explore politics on all scales. First, Molly interviews Monica McWilliams, co-founder of the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition, who was one of the two women to the sign the Good Friday Agreement. Next, we hear from two campus organizations, the Vassar Democrats and the Moderate Independent Conservative Alliance (MICA) to talk about party politics on campus. Next, Sarah interviews award-winning author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson, who visited Vassar to give a lecture on her recent book, “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration.” Finally, we take a look into the Vassar Student Association electoral process, just in time for the end of filing. Tune in from 5-6pm!

Travel the World with the Campus Current!

March 27th, 2012

Now that we are back from spring break, today’s episode of the Campus Current focuses on travel. We start by spotlighting two of the school-sponsored spring break trips, the US-Mexico Border trip, and the International Studies’ Cuba trip. Then we hear from Susan Vogel, the visiting professor who taught this year’s Ribicoff seminar in the Art Department, who discusses the travels of African art objects into the art world and where her own research has taken her. Finally, we look at travel on a more local level, by joining the Outing Club on a hike up Bonticou Crag.

Tune in this afternoon from 5-6!

Music! News style

February 27th, 2012

This week the Campus Current explores a topic near and dear to WVKR — music. Out of the music office and “into the streets,” we explore the musical outlets of Vassar campus. Evi and Magnolia speak to campus band, The Body Electric, about their shifting music style and their recent performance at the Apollo Theatre. Steph and Kyle  hear from one of Vassar’s talented a capella groups, Vassar Has Soul. Erik gives us a tour of Skinner Hall in celebration of its 80th anniversary. For our senior thesis corner, Molly brings in Matt Wheeler ’12 who is doing his Women’s Studies and Sociology thesis on disco, masculinity, and race.

Tune in, jam out. Tuesday 2/28 from 5-6 pm.

Happy Valentine’s Day! Love, the Campus Current.

February 13th, 2012

Tomorrow, February 14th, from 5-6 pm, tune in with your sweetie to the Campus Current. We’ll be talking about Radical Love: Taking Back Valentine’s Day, which was the theme of the Annual Religious and Spiritual Life Day last week. We’ll also be speaking to some of the cast of the Vagina Monologues and discuss both the play and the V-Day Movement. We’ll also hear from Linda Nochlin, Vassar Class of ’51 and Art History Professor from 1952 to 1980. She’ll be discussing her feminist art historical perspective and her seminal essay “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists” as well as her upcoming book on Gericault.

Pop open a box of candy hearts and get your fill of campus news! Tomorrow 5-6pm on WVKR.