By Vassar Quarterly

The editors’ attempt to ensure the brevity of items in VQ’s “Access” timeline [winter 2010] has made two clarifications necessary.

In the first case, we stated that the ALANA Center, which serves African-American/Black, Latina/o, Asian, and Native American students, opened in 1998. The center—administered by the Campus Life Office, Dean of the College Division—actually has a history dating back to 1976 when it was called the Intercultural Center and was located in the basement of Lathrop Hall. The Intercultural Center moved from a temporary space on Collegeview Avenue to the larger, more functional (and renovated) Coal Bin Building in 1993. In the fall of 1998, it was renamed the ALANA Center.

We also asserted that the Powerhouse Theater, was established in 1985 “to support emerging and established artists in the development of new works in theater and film.” The heating plant behind Main Building was transformed into the Powerhouse Theater earlier, in 1973. The year 1985 marked the first year in which Vassar collaborated on summer programs with New York Stage and Film—a not-for-profit company dedicated to the development and production of new works for theater and film.

A third correction relates to the President’s page in the same issue. In it, President Hill states that her family was the last since President Henry Noble MacCrackens’s to live in the President’s House with children. Rupert Simpson, the son of President Alan Simpson [1964 to 1977] was 11 when his father assumed the presidency. The child died at a young age but had lived for a time in the President’s House.

A caption in a story about Vassar’s 2009-10 Compton Mentor Fellows [winter 2010] indicated that honoree Juliana Valente ’09 works with formerly incarcerated Brazilian women in Poughkeepsie; her work is with formerly incarcerated American women.