Vassar got a mention a few days ago in a Wall Street Journal article on laptop-free cafés. When mentioning the places where he used to go to write in Paris, the author writes, "There are, famously, Les Deux Magots and Café de Flore on the Left Bank. Very early on, while my café philosophy was still a work in progress, I will admit to have written there—amidst the sea of Vassar girls with their Gitane cigarettes and their Thomas Mann. Then I came to my senses and moved on to the much more congenial Chez Prune, just off the Canal Saint Martin in the 10th Arrondisement—only to find a sea of Vassar girls with their Gitane cigarettes and their Thomas Mann. How many Vassar girls are there, anyway?"
(For the record, the Deux Magots area mentioned is within walking distance of the Vassar program's Parisian school.)