Bard senior, voting rights activist, and aspiring lawyer Jonian Rafti looks back on his time at the college. Jonian came to Bard from a large high school in New York City and was looking for a different kind of educational experience: a small college where he could get to know his peers and professors. Four years later he's working on a joint Senior Project in economics and history, serves as student body treasurer, and is a leader in the Election@Bard Initiative. 01-08-2015 http://www.bard.edu/news/news.php?id=117
Bard's Raptors beat Vassar's Brewers Tuesday, January 6, in a 61-54 victory to improve to 6-4 overall, 1-0 in the Liberty League. Vassar—the preseason coaches' pick to win the Liberty League title—has dominated the series between the schools until recently. Bard is 5-27 against Vassar all-time, but 4-3 against the Brewers since joining the Liberty League in 2011. The four wins over Vassar have come by a combined total of 13 points. 01-07-2015 http://bardathletics.com/news/2015/1/6/MBB_0106150620.aspx
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 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.