Musician and composer Erica Lindsay is an artist in residence at Bard College. She received her B.A. from New York University and has been on the faculty since 2001. Lindsay plays the tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, and flute. She has played at prominent jazz festivals in Europe, Asia, and the United States, and in major venues including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Sweet Basil's, The Bottom Line, Merkin Hall, and the Knitting Factory. Lindsay has composed and arranged for Hamburg Radio Big Band, Unique Munich Saxophone Choir, and Melba Liston & Co.
Justin Gallanter ’34: Recollections of St. Stephen’s
A glimpse of Annandale in the 1930s: Helene Tieger ’85 interviews Justin Gallanter ’34, the last known living alumnus of St. Stephen’s College, the precursor to Bard. More >
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Interview: Matt Taibbi '92
Journalist Matt Taibbi ’92 has emerged as one of the shrewdest, most tenacious reporters of our nation’s financial system and politics. In this interview with William Stavru '87, he discusses financial regulation, the multiparty system, and the state of journalism today. More >
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Solar-Powering Cambodia: Daniel Pacheco ’07
When Daniel Pacheco ’07 accepted a job through Engineers Without Borders to work in Cambodia, he had no idea that he would end up launching his own sustainable energy company there. More >
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Piecing Art Together: Stephen Sollins ’90
Unrestricted by medium, artist Stephen Sollins ’90 continually explores new ways of working. At a recent solo show, he exhibited five works on paper—the size of large bed quilts—made from used mailing envelopes. “About every two years, what my work looks like changes," he says. "The subject matter holds it all together.” More >
Emerging as a Playwright in Prison: Manuel Borras Oliveras ’08
Since graduating from the Bard Prison Initiative, Oliveras's writing career has blossomed. He has been accepted to the Public Theater's prestigious 2013 Emerging Writers Group, a selective program created to nurture the work of new playwrights. More >
Tracing Leprosy: Daniela Rose Anderson ’12
Daniela Rose Anderson ’12 is spending her yearlong Watson Fellowship continuing the leprosy relief work she did at Bard. She's studying with physicians in India, Switzerland, and Uganda while applying for medical school. More >
Photo by Pete Mauney '93, MFA '00
Bard College is known for the breadth of its academic offerings and the depth of its core curriculum in the liberal arts. Our students are bold and curious, directing their own educational programs with the support of faculty mentors. More >
Photo by Pete Mauney ’93, MFA ’00
Clemente Course in the Humanities: Tenacity and Transformation
The Clemente Course in the Humanities is transforming lives in nearby Kingston, N.Y., and across the nation. Low-income students with few opportunities for higher education study philosophy, literature, art history, and history in this free, accredited program. More >
Keeping Water Safe: Christophe Chung ’06
Millions around the world consider basic water and sewerage systems a far-off luxury. Fortunately, people such as Christophe Chung ’06, a water supply and sanitation consultant at the World Bank, are helping to bring the life-sustaining liquid to some of the world’s most water-scarce places, North Africa and the Middle East. More >
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Posse Scholars at Bard
Posse Scholars are young leaders from at-risk backgrounds who receive full scholarships to attend Bard. The College's first Posse arrived in 2009 and graduated this May. More >
12-09-2013: In the wake of the death of Nelson Mandela, the Achebe Leadership Forum will examine “Africa’s Future: Mandela, Achebe, and Empowerment in Africa.” President John Dramani Mahama of the Republic of Ghana will deliver the inaugural Chinua Achebe Leadership Forum Lecture on Monday, December 9. The forum begins at 4 p.m. in the Fisher Center. President Mahama will speak at 5:20 p.m. The Chinua Achebe Leadership Forum brings together international leaders and thinkers to discuss Africa’s challenges, in keeping with Professor Chinua Achebe’s life and work. Read More >>
12-06-2013: Hudson Valley Balinese Gamelan Orchestras will host their annual winter concert on Friday, December 6, at Bard College's Olin Hall. The program, featuring Balinese music and dance begins at 8 p.m. under the leadership of artistic director and Balinese master musician, I Nyoman Suadin. Read More >>
12-04-2013: Ten graduate students from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard will curate Marginalia, a new exhibition drawing from the Marieluise Hessel Collection. Marginalia is the first of two exhibitions in an extended exercise in reading and re-reading the permanent collection. The exhibition will open on Thursday, December 12, with a reception from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. Read More >>
12-03-2013: Environmental and urban studies major Jess Lambert '14 came to Bard from the small town of Liberty, New York. As a student representative for the Bard Sustainability Council, she’s committed to improving environmental practices on campus. "I’m glad I found a place that really recognizes the importance of pursuing the work you’re most excited about," she says. "That’s been really empowering for me." Read More >>
12-02-2013: Bard alumnus and parent Pierre Joris '69 has won the Modern Language Association's Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Scholarly Study of Literature. Joris, professor emeritus of the University at Albany, State University of New York, receives the award for his translation of Paul Celan’s The Meridian: Final Version–Drafts–Materials.
11-26-2013: The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College presents the sublime comedy, Elephant Room. Three magicians. One show. Zero boring stuff. Sub-zero intelligence. It’s time to make it all add up in the Elephant Room. Elephant Room will be performed at the Fisher Center’s Theater Two, December 13–15. Read More >>
11-25-2013: A political studies and philosophy major, Bard College alumnus Saim Saeed ’13 won a Davis Projects for Peace Award for his project, “Living Together—Navigating Common Grounds: A MENA-EU Initiative” in Istanbul, Turkey. In May 2012, during his junior year at Bard, the New York Times published his op-ed essay "Shouting in the Mirror." After graduating from Bard College, Saeed went to work as a writer for the American Interest. In this interview, he talks about the importance of his study abroad experience at Bard.
11-25-2013: Bard alumnus Dan Cline '08 has been volunteering with the Peace Corps in Ukraine for more than a year. He currently lives and works in the town of Haisyn, where he teaches English as a second language to primary and secondary school students at the Haisyn School-Gymnasium. Shocked to find that the classrooms had no dictionaries, Cline is raising funds to provide better learning tools for Haisyn’s students and teachers. He has also organized English language clubs at the school and has been offering extra tutoring to students. Cline acts as vice president of the Peace Corps Gender and Development Working Group in the region, and as secretary of the HIV/AIDS Working Group. He is also involved in groups for Technology for Development and the National Olympiad.
Cline also recently received a Small Project Assistance Program grant through USAID for his keystone Peace Corps service project. With this grant, Cline will organize and oversee the construction of an outdoor athletic complex on the school grounds, which will be open to the larger community. The project will also involve Cline's Young Volunteers' Club, and will make available healthy lifestyle education for students. Cline has recently garnered media attention in Ukraine for his varied and committed work on behalf of young people in Haisyn, including interviews published in The Tribune of Labor and the Haisyn Herald.