Bard College has been chosen to participate in a federal pilot program to expand college access for low-income students by allowing high school students taking college courses to access Pell Grants. Bard’s participation will focus on its Early College High School in Newark, New Jersey. 05-16-2016 http://www.bard.edu/news/releases/pr/fstory.php?id=2807
Joseph Danquah, mathematics faculty member at Bard High School Early College Manhattan, was honored at the White House on May 3 as an outstanding teacher. Danquah was one of five teachers nationally who received a special invitation from President Barack Obama to join an event for National Teacher Appreciation Day that honored the National Teacher of the Year, the State Teacher of the Year from each state, and other outstanding educators from around the country. Danquah was nominated to go to the White House by the organization Math for America after being named a winner of the 2015 Sloan Award for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics and as a 2014 New York Times Teachers Who Make a Difference Honoree. 05-10-2016
Bard College and Simon's Rock faculty member, poet, and translator of German literature Peter Filkins has recently had two of his works reviewed. His translation of H.G. Adler's novel The Wall was reviewed in the London Review of Books, and his edition of a collection of Adler's essays, Orthodoxie des Herzens, was reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement.
Bard College at Simon's Rock in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, will have a change of leadership in the new year. Provost Peter Laipson will step down from his position in January, to be succeeded by Ian Bickford, Simon's Rock alumnus class of 1995. Dr. Laipson will become the Emily H. Fisher Research Fellow of Bard College, a position he will hold through June of 2017. Dr. Bickford is exceptionally well qualified for the position of provost. He began his work with Bard in 2007 as a member of the faculty, first at Simon’s Rock and then at the Bard High School Early College in Queens, New York. He has since participated in the founding of new Bard programs in Baltimore and Harlem. Bickford presently serves as the first dean of the Bard Academy at Simon's Rock, as well as dean of the Bard Early Colleges, providing academic support and guidance to Bard’s public early college network. Simon's Rock is the nation's only B.A.-granting residential college of the liberal arts and sciences designed for younger students, and the founding site of Bard College’s network of nationally influential public early college programs. 12-09-2015