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The Bard Network
Bard Prison Initiative Debate Union Defeats University of Cambridge in Historic DebateOn Friday, April 19, the BPI Debate Union debated the University of Cambridge—the oldest and most competitive debating society in the world—on the topic of nuclear weapons. And they won. More >
American Book Award–Winning Author Valeria Luiselli to Read at Bard College, Tuesday, April 23Valeria Luiselli's new book Lost Children Archive confronts the impact of the border crisis on kids and families. She begins a two-year residency at Bard in the fall. “The novel truly becomes novel again in Luiselli’s hands—electric, elastic, alluring, new,” writes the New York Times. More >
Transformation and Inspiration
Professor Mary McCarthy called Bard a "mad, exciting place." This video offers a glimpse of the transformative, interdisciplinary experiences that students have at Bard.