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Vassar College

Sonic Cyborgs

This spring, four artists and lecturers—including the world’s first officially recognized cyborg—explored the breakdown of boundaries between humans and machines…and art and science.

David Means’s First Novel, Hystopia, Makes the Man Booker Prize Long List

It would be misleading to call Visiting Associate Prof. of English David Means a literary newcomer. He’s written four critically acclaimed short story collections, and his work has been published in The New Yorker, Harper’s and elsewhere. But Means concedes that having his inaugural novel nominated for one of modern fiction’s most prestigious awards, the Man Booker […]

Alter Ego: Teresa Garrett, Triathlete

Always athletic, Teresa Garrett, chemistry professor, has upped her game over the last two years, adhering to a strict training regimen and competing in some grueling races, including the Survival of the Shawangunks where she placed fifth in her division.