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Bard College held its one hundred fifty-eighth commencement on Saturday, May 26, 2018. At the commencement ceremony, Bard President Leon Botstein conferred 469 undergraduate degrees on the Class of 2018 and 164 graduate degrees.
When Catherine Baum started looking at colleges, Bard was on her radar: her older brother, Ben, was already a Bard student. The two siblings grew up in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, home of Bard College at Simon's Rock, about an hour’s drive from Annandale.
The Bard Prison Initiative led a convening of the Consortium for the Liberal Arts in Prison this April in South Bend, Indiana. The three-day event was hosted by the University of Notre Dame and Holy Cross College.
Conjunctions:70, Sanctuary: The Preservation Issue features new work from Diane Ackerman, Mary Jo Bang, Julia Elliott, Nam Le, Peter Orner, Donald Revell, and others.
Daniel Terris has been appointed dean of the Al-Quds Bard College of Arts and Sciences in East Jerusalem. Terris has had a long relationship with Al-Quds University, running programs for more than 20 years that linked Al-Quds and Brandeis University, including workshops for students, projects on improving teaching, women's leadership, and academic administration.
Smith, an award-winning entrepreneur and tech evangelist, will deliver the address at the College’s 158th commencement on Saturday, May 26.
Bard College has received the 2018 Dutchess County Executive’s Award for Overall Distinction by Dutchess Tourism, Inc.
Rebecca Granato has been named Dean of Academic Outreach of Al-Quds Bard College of Arts and Sciences (AQB) in East Jerusalem. She has been with AQB since its inception in 2009, most recently as Associate Dean. Dr. Granato has also been promoted from Associate Dean of International Studies at Bard College to Associate Vice President for Global Initiatives, helping Bard to promote innovative educational programs in the Middle East and throughout Bard’s international network.
The Watson School awarded President Botstein an honorary doctor of science degree in recognition of his leadership roles in American academics and education reform.
“Some playwrights want to change the world. Some want to revolutionize theater. Tony Kushner is that rarity of rarities: a writer who has the promise to do both.” —New York Times
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