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Faculty: Daniel Mendelsohn

Daniel Mendelsohn

Daniel Mendelsohn is the Charles Ranlett Flint Professor of Humanities at Bard College. An award-winning writer and critic and author of the international bestseller The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million, he was born on Long Island and educated at the University of Virginia and at Princeton. Since 1991, when he began publishing, his essays and reviews have appeared in many publications, most frequently in the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books. He has also been the weekly book critic for New York and a frequent contributor to the New York Times Book Review, and is presently a contributing editor at Travel + Leisure.
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From our first-year programs—Language and Thinking, Citizen Science, and First-Year Seminar—to the Senior Project, Bard's curriculum combines rigor and flexibility. Students take control of their education while immersing themselves in dynamic programs of study and engaging with their peers and the community at large. Working in small classes with an outstanding faculty, Bard students thrive. Connected both to New York City and to a global network of programs, the College enables students to engage the world from state-of-the-art facilities on our stunning 540-acre Hudson River Valley campus.

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Bard’s undergraduate college is an independent institution of the liberal arts and sciences. Bard offers approximately 35 stand-alone undergraduate programs, plus dual degrees, study with affiliated institutions, and several graduate degrees.

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Bard College's class of 2018 is a passionate, creative, and intellectually engaged group. Hailing from 34 states and 22 countries, they enrich campus life with their wide-ranging interests and varied backgrounds.