Bard Academy at Simon’s Rock, located in Great Barrington, Mass. is the nation’s first two year, ninth and tenth grade accelerated high school program for boarding and day students. Upon completing the tenth grade, Academy students begin full-time college study at Bard College at Simon’s Rock.
Over the weekend of December 5–7, Bard College hosted the fourth annual Northeast regional C2C Fellows Sustainability Leadership Workshop. Directed by Eban S. Goodstein, director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy and the Bard MBA in Sustainability, the three-day workshop offers training to college students and recent graduates aspiring to become sustainability leaders in politics and business. The event drew 35 participants this year with some coming from as far away as Atlanta and Chicago. The weekend included sessions on how to raise money, pitch an idea, and build a professional network. Read More 12-08-2014
On Thursday, December 4, Valeri J. Thomson, Principal of Bard High School Early College Queens, located in Long Island City, New York, joins President Obama, the First Lady, and Vice President Biden at the White House College Opportunity Summit. The Summit brings together individuals from colleges and universities, business leaders and others who are committed to supporting college opportunities for diverse students across the country. 12-04-2014 http://www.bard.edu/news/releases/pr/fstory.php?id=2633
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
Bard College students Simao Chen '18 and Vikramaditya Joshi '18 represented Bard at the 66th Annual Student Conference on U.S. Affairs (SCUSA) at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, November 12–15, 2014. SCUSA is the most prestigious undergraduate conference of its type in the world, with about 200 students from more than 100 institutions attending. Participants debate and formulate policy recommendations that model American strategic responses to national and global challenges. This year’s theme was “What’s the Worst That Could Happen? The Politics and Policy of Crisis Management.” Bard's participation in SCUSA is a component of the Bard–West Point Exchange, which provides opportunities for students and faculty from Bard and West Point to exchange ideas in the classroom, through public presentations, debates, and extracurricular activities. 11-25-2014