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Stuart Stritzler-Levine

Dean of the College Emeritus, Professor of Psychology, and Commencement Marshall




(head)Commencement

 

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Commencement
The graduating class of 2004 prepare to walk.

The One Hundred Forty-Fifth Commencement
Saturday, May 21, 2005
Commencement Tent, Seth Goldfine Memorial Field, 2:30 p.m
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

Bard College held its one hundred forty-fifth commencement on Saturday, May 21, 2005. At the commencement ceremony, Bard President Leon Botstein conferred 333 undergraduate degrees to the Class of 2005 and 89 graduate degrees: 40 masters of fine arts; 18 masters of arts in the history of the decorative arts, design, and culture; 15 masters of arts in curatorial studies; 14 masters of science in environmental policy; and two masters of science in environmental studies. The program, began at 2:30 p.m. in the commencement tent on the Seth Goldfine Memorial Field, included the presentation of honorary doctoral degrees.

Click here to read Leon Botstein's Charge to the Graduates

The commencement address was given by distinguished poetry critic and Harvard University Professor Helen Vendler, who received an honorary doctor of letters degree. Honorary degrees were also awarded to economist William J. Baumol, Nobel Prize–winning scientist and Rockefeller University President Paul Nurse, Pulitzer Prize–winning author and editor of The New Yorker David Remnick, and Brown University President Ruth J. Simmons.

Click here to read Helen Vendler's Commencement Adddress

Other events taking place during commencement weekend included class reunions; a concert by Bard student soloists and composers with the American Symphony Orchestra, Leon Botstein, conductor; and the granting of Bard College awards for 2005. The Bard Medal was presented to Bard Music Festival Trustee Felicitas S. Thorne; the John and Samuel Bard Award in Medicine and Science to Amalia C. Kelly '75; the Charles Flint Kellogg Award in Arts and Letters to Jane Evelyn Atwood '70; the John Dewey Award for Distinguished Public Service to Richard G. Frank '74; the Mary McCarthy Award to Annie Proulx; and the Bardian Award to Hilton M. Weiss.

Commencement Program 2005

Academic Procession

Invocation

Commencement Address
Helen Vendler
Click here to read Helen Vendler's Commencement Adddress

Conferring of the Honorary Degrees

William J. Baumol
Doctor of Humane Letters

Paul Nurse
Doctor of Science

David Remnick
Doctor of Letters

Ruth J. Simmons
Doctor of Humane Letters

Helen Vendler
Doctor of Letters

Charge to the Graduates
Click here to read Leon Botstein's Charge to the Graduates

Conferring of the Master of Arts Degrees in the History of the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture
The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture

Conferring of the Master of Fine Arts Degrees
Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts
Conductors Institute

Conferring of the Master of Arts Degrees in Curatorial Studies
Center for Curatorial Studies and Art in Contemporary Culture

Conferring of the Master of Science Degrees in Environmental Studies
Graduate School of Environmental Studies

Conferring of the Master of Science Degrees in Environmental Policy
Bard Center for Environmental Policy

Conferring of the Bachelor of Arts Degrees

Benediction


On the evening Friday, May 20 Bard College also presented the following awards at the President's Dinner.

Awards

Bard Medal
Felicitas S. Thorne

John and Samuel Bard Award in Medicine and Science
Amalia C. Kelly '75

Charles Flint Kellogg Award in Arts and Letters
Jane Evelyn Atwood '70

John Dewey Award for Distinguished Public Service
Richard G. Frank '74

Mary McCarthy Award
Annie Proulx

Bardian Award
Hilton M. Weiss

 

 

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Contact
For more information about Bard events contact the Office of Public Relations at 845-758-7412 or e-mail pr@bard.edu.

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