Former editor for the Michigan Daily at the University of Michigan Thomas Hayden, co-founder and southern field secretary for Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), spoke at Vassar about the civil rights movement.  In 1962, the SDS issued its manifesto, The Port Huron Statement, drafted by Tom Hayden.
In 1972, he travelled to Vietnam with Jane Fonda ex-’59, and they were married the following year.