March 1, 1944
As a counterpoint to The Miscellany News, Phyllis Safarik ’45, Mariajane Clarke ’45 and Audrey Talmage ’45 founded the Vassar Chronicle. "We shall deal with each issue,” the editors said, “according to our opinions at the time, not according to a pre-established party line." Politically opposite, the two campus newspapers coexisted—frequently publishing joint issues—and gradually the editorial opposition lessened. In 1959, the student-faculty Coordinating Committee on Educational Policy recommended a reorganized, consolidated paper. The Miscellany resisted the idea, and on May 16, theChronicle’s editors announced that it would cease publication at the end of the academic year.