Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly Give Commencement Address at Bard College
In their commencement address, Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly urged the class of 2013 to take risks and not fear failure. Giffords told the class to create, lead, and innovate. "Starting tomorrow you can change the world."
Read the full text of the address here
Watch the full commencement program here
President Leon Botstein's Charge to the Class of 2013
In his annual charge to graduates at this year's commencement, President Botstein reflected on a year of tragic and violent events in the news. He encouraged graduates to embrace the values of Bard College in response to violence in our culture, particularly the traditions of public service and lifetime learning. Click here
to read the full text of President Botstein's charge.