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Over the weekend of February 2nd, VHP hosted an art sale at the St. Mark’s Church on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C for the second time.  This sale was spearheaded by the brilliant Jackie Eiting, who sits on our Board of Directors, and was executed by community volunteers who housed us, Vassar alumni who helped […]

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Last semester, I studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. The experience allowed personal growth in so many areas. I was able to take classes in human health and neuroscience that were both specific to my interests and on topics that are not offered at Vassar. For the four months I was in Denmark, I lived with […]

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In December, we participated in the Fair Trade Bazaar at the Dutchess County Interfaith Council. The space was filled with vendors selling a variety of items from Rainsticks and Chocolate, along with excellent live music. Members of VHP participated to sell handcrafts, as well as to engage with the members of the Poughkeepsie community. It […]

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On January 27th, we had our annual VHP Spring leadership retreat. The retreat was an excellent opportunity to come together again after the break apart and continue to strengthen our bond as a group, improve our way of operating, and prepare for the year ahead.
During the retreat, we were fortunate enough to be joined by […]

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We had a VHP bonding event in early December. We aim to have one non-work related bonding event a month so that we can all recharge together, and this time around we decided a movie night with snacks would be the perfect break from final assignments stress. We were correct! Our events committee provided an […]

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On Wednesday, November 8th, VHP held a General Body meeting during which each committee presented a “microtimeline”: what we have been up to this semester, and what is coming up for the rest of the semester or year. Each presenter was given 1-2 minutes to speak. After the microtimeline portion, we had an envelope stuffing […]

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Sahara Pradhan ’15, has been heavily involved in VHP since her freshman year. She has served as the Education Initiative Director, the VP for Outreach, and as the Co-President for Fundraising and Development. She recently came back to Vassar to visit us and took this opportunity to help with the preparation for Setauket Sale.
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On October […]

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Jackie Eiting, a long-time friend of Lila and Andrew Meade, was an invaluable participant on the trip to Haiti. She was always looking out for everyone else; always had some new piece of knowledge to share; and even after a long hike, was full of life and more energy than anyone else. We wanted everyone […]

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After a relaxing couple of days by the beach, and some successful handcraft and iron sculpture shopping in Jacmel, we finally arrived safely back in New York. Everyone is exhausted, but already missing Haiti. It was difficult to say goodbye, especially to Pere Wildaine who stayed with us the entire trip.
There are not enough words […]

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Day 1: 3.16.15
After a challenging 3:30 wake up call, a rough car ride to the airport, and assistance from generous airport employees who waived the fee for our extra luggage, we are finally here in Port au Prince! It all began to set in when we were sitting on the plane, and the gorgeous Haitian […]

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