As part of the Hannah Arendt Center's seventh annual fall conference, "The Unmaking of Americans: Are There Still American Values Worth Fighting For?" the Center asked university students in the United States and abroad to answer the question, "What core American ideals can inspire Americans to sacrifice self-interest and fight for justice?" In a large pool of thoughtful and provocative submissions, two entries stood out: those of Rosa Schwartzburg '16 of Bard College and Alix Tate '16 of Waubonsee Community College (Illinois). Read their winning essays here. 12-13-2014
As a sophomore, Carl Amritt has already carved out a distinct place of his own in the Bard community. Carl was involved in student government in middle and high school in his native West Palm Beach, Florida. Now he's brought his passion for politics to his academic work in Political Studies and Environmental and Urban Studies. He's also become a leader in Bard student government, campus sustainability efforts, and the college's voting initiative. 12-02-2014 http://www.bard.edu/news/news.php?id=116 Photo by Joe Fitzgerald '18
If the NCAA kept statistics that bridged different sports, Joanna Regan '15 might be in a category all by herself. Heading into the basketball season, this three-sport star had competed in 193 NCAA games, between soccer, basketball, and lacrosse. If she plays every game of the one basketball season and one lacrosse season she has left in her college career, she'll leave Bard with 232 games played. 11-24-2014 http://www.bardathletics.com/awards.aspx?aow=12
The winners of the 2014–2015 Concerto Competition were announced on Sunday, November 16, at the László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building, after two rounds of competitive performances over the course of the weekend. This year's winners are: Tianpei Ai '18 (Sibelius, Violin Concerto), Sophia Burgos M.M. '16 (Dutilleux, Correspondances), Rylan Gajek-Leonard '16 (Shostakovich, Cello Concerto No. 2), Xi Yang '15 (Tchaikovsky, Rococo Variations), and Ye Zi '15 (Bloch, Suite). The winners will perform with either the Bard Conservatory Orchestra or the American Symphony Orchestra during the 2015–2016 season. 11-17-2014
Thirty-two Bard student-athletes qualified this fall for the Liberty League All-Academic Teams. To be recognized, a student-athlete must be a sophomore or higher in class standing with a cumulative grade point average of 3.20. Bard students qualified in men's and women's cross country, men's and women's soccer, and women's volleyball. Liberty League Commissioner Tracy King announced 580 qualifying students across the league, an increase of 95 over last fall. 11-13-2014 http://bardathletics.com/news/2014/11/12/MXC_1112141658.aspx
The campus contains more than 70 buildings of varied architectural styles, from 19th-century stone houses and riverfront mansions to structures designed by noted contemporary architects. Most of the College's facilities are clustered at the center of campus: Kline Commons, with its main student dining hall and meeting places for students and faculty; classrooms; libraries; the computer centers; science labs; art studios; and the gymnasium. The Bertelsmann Campus Center provides a spacious setting for social and intellectual exchange among members of the Bard community. The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts contains two theaters and offers student performances and professional music, dance, and theater. Several residence halls are located in the central campus area, while others are within easy walking or bicycling distance. A free shuttle provides regular service between the campus and the neighboring towns of Red Hook, Rhinebeck, and Tivoli.