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Bard College student Lily Zacharias ’19, who is majoring in Political Studies with a concentration in Gender and Sexuality Studies, has won the prestigious Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs’ 2017 International Student/Teacher Essay Contest on the World’s Greatest Ethical Challenge. Zacharias received first prize in the undergraduate category for her essay “Artificial Intelligence’s Ethical Challenges.”
“Our greatest educators have long helped students bridge the gap between an unjust, violent society and the more inclusive possibilities of democracy,” Professor Mucher writes.
Bard’s women compiled a 3.62 GPA, the highest in the Liberty League and in the top 10 nationally for Division III teams.
On Monday, March 5, Daniel Mendelsohn will give a book reading and signing followed by a wine reception for his new book, An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic.
The Graduate Vocal Arts Program of the Bard College Conservatory of Music presents a luminous triple bill of operatic rarities exploring the rites and rituals of marriage. The program features three fully staged operas: Pulcinella, by Igor Stravinsky, and Full Moon in March, by John Harbison, James Bagwell, conductor; and Svadba, by Ana Sokolovic, Jackson McKinnon ’16, conductor. The triple bill will be performed by singers from the Graduate Vocal Arts Program accompanied by The Bard College Conservatory Orchestra on Friday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 11 at 3 p.m. in the Sosnoff Theater of the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts.
The National Book Award finalist and 2017 Bard Fiction Prize-winning novelist Karan Mahajan will read from his work on February 26.
Bard College has launched a tuition-free, degree-granting microcollege in the central branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. This innovative new program is designed to help nontraditional students who have been deterred, discouraged, or excluded from higher education to achieve associate degrees in the liberal arts, at no cost and in their home community.
Leon Botstein conducts TŌN in Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No. 1 and Mahler’s Symphony No. 7 with Elias Rodriguez, clarinet, winner of TŌN’s 2017 Concerto Competition.
The Raptors rolled over Purchase College 63–54 in a nonleague game on Monday night.
A $64,000 grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority brings the College closer to achieving its goal of carbon neutrality by 2035.
The Wall Street Journal has announced that Bard College professor and esteemed journalist Walter Russell Mead is now a columnist for its opinion pages. Mead, James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities, has been teaching American foreign policy and grand strategy at Bard since 2010. He is also a Distinguished Fellow at Hudson Institute, and Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow at the Bosch Stiftung in Berlin. Mead’s weekly “Global View” column on foreign affairs began on February 6.
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