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
Bard College has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) People, Prosperity, and Planet (P3) Phase 1 Award Program to support a Bard Center for Environmental Policy (Bard CEP) graduate students’ project. The grant, for a project titled “The Integrated Use of Road Salt Management and Application Techniques,” was awarded in a national competition to a Bard CEP team of graduate students for an innovative and sustainable design to help solve one of today’s complex environmental problems. 10-02-2014 http://www.bard.edu/news/releases/pr/fstory.php?id=2609
Five students in the Bard College Conservatory of Music departed for Cali, Colombia, on Friday, August 15, for a Trustee Leader Scholar (TLS) project called Sounds of Social Change. Rylan Gajek-Leonard '16, Caitlin Majewski '15, Alexzandra Morris '18, Avery Morris '18, and Daniel Zlatkin '16 are teaching music to children in the Orquesta Sinfónica Infantil y Juvenil de Siloé, an organization that serves at-risk youth in the region. Daniel's sister Rebecca Zlatkin is there making a video documentary of the project. The group has brought donated music books, instrument accessories, and other supplies for students in the program. They will perform a benefit concert with the Orquesta de Siloé on August 21. 08-19-2014
The Bard College men's basketball team departed on Monday, August 11, for Costa Rica, where players will participate in three basketball clinics and play three games against professional teams. The Raptors won their first game on Wednesday night, with sophomores Alex Fabean-Scotch and Harry Johnson each scoring 20 points to help defeat Santa Cecelia 94-31. The team has also visited a community center in San Jose, where they played basketball and soccer with local children and donated 200 pairs of shoes, which they brought in partnership with the organization Samaritan's Feet. The team will return to the United States on August 21. 08-14-2014 http://www.bardathletics.com/index.aspx?path=mbball
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.