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Poet Laureate Philip Levine to Deliver Simon's Rock Commencement Address
United States Poet Laureate Philip Levine will deliver this year's commencement address at Bard College at Simon's Rock. Levine is known as an elder statesman of contemporary American poetry and the voice of ordinary people.
"The Nation’s War, the War’s Nation," by Arendt Center Fellow Jeff Jurgens
Arendt Center Fellow Jeff Jurgens examines Richard Slotkin's recent lecture at Bard. Slotkin discussed the ways in which 1940s platoon movies depicted an interracial military to challenge some racial stereotypes and reinforce others.
Bard Students Participate in Earth Hour
Bard students are switching off the lights for Earth Hour on March 31. Visit their website to learn more and get involved.
The Humanity of Shame: Arendt Center Director Roger Berkowitz on Author and Professor Norman Manea
"One of the great surprises upon arriving at Bard College was meeting Norman Manea. Manea, who was born in Romania, spent four years as a child in a concentration camp, many more as a dissident, and finally relocated to NYC and Bard College," writes Roger Berkowitz.
What Does a Bard Field Trip Look Like?
Last week Professor David Rodríguez-Solás took his Representations of the Spanish Civil War class to the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives at NYU. There, students viewed personal documents belonging to some of the 2,800 American volunteers who went to Spain to fight against fascism in the 1930s. One of the students in the class, reflecting on his experience, said, "I felt I was not reading history, I was helping to write it." May all our students feel the same.
Zipcar Comes to Bard
Zipcar is available on campus! Starting at $7.00 per hour, students, faculty, and staff access shared cars.
Raptors Pick Up First-Ever UVC Victory
The Bard College men's volleyball team, after a couple of agonizing close matches, won its first-ever match in the United Volleyball Conference with a 3-1 victory over SUNY Institute of Technology on Wednesday night.
Bard CEP Looks Back on 2011
The Bard Center for Environmental Policy reviews a big year of alumni/ae achievements, the expansion of the Campus to Congress program, and the launch of the new Bard MBA in Sustainability.
Alumni/ae Center Under Construction
The new Bard Alumni/ae Center is coming together fast. The building is under construction on 9G across from the main entrance to the College. The center will be open during commencement and reunion this year, complete with Two Boots Pizza!
Bard Seniors Win Prestigious Fellowships
Four Bard seniors have won postgrad scholarships and fellowships: Justin Fernando has won a DAAD Graduate Scholarship; Willem Molesworth is the recipient of a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace Prize; Lucy Schmid has earned an NYUAD Global Academic Fellowship in Writing; and Daniela Anderson has won a Watson Fellowship. Congratulations, all!
Conservatory Sundays: Music Alive! on March 25
"Conservatory Sundays: Music Alive!" features 40 conservatory students in an exciting program of 20th- and 21st-century music.
Bard Faculty Selected as Finalists for 2012 Young Lions Fiction Award
Our faculty has a way with words: Bard writers in residence Teju Cole and Benjamin Hale (2012 Bard Fiction Prize winner), as well as Karen Russell (2011 Bard Fiction Prize winner) have been selected as finalists for the 2012 Young Lions Fiction Award.
What's on at CCS Bard?
This spring CCS Bard features a series of exhibitions curated by our talented second-year grad students. In the Annandale area? Come to the opening reception for spring exhibits on March 18.
|03-13-2012||Award-Winning Fantasy Novelist James Morrow to Give Reading at Bard on March 19|
Bard Hosts First Middle and High School Debate Tournament
Students from Bard High School Early Colleges and schools in Red Hook and Rhinebeck competed in the first-ever Bard Middle and High School Debate Tournament on March 9 at Bard. Students from the Bard Debate Union had helped organize and train the younger teams, and acted as judges in the tournament. Over 40 secondary school students competed, connecting with their peers in the Bard network and taking home hard-fought awards. The tournament was a great success, and we hope it becomes an annual event.
Bard Hockey Raptors Win League Title
Bard Hockey Raptors have won the league title in their inaugural season! The team came back from a 3–1 deficit to win 5–4 in the tournament final. Dean Jonathan Becker scored the game-winning goal!
"Scaling Up Local Food" Seminar on March 13 Features Bard Alumna Laura Edwards-Orr '02
The farming advocacy group Red Tomato is presenting a lecture and discussion at Bard: “Scaling Up Local Food─the Reality Behind the Romance─Three Farmers Speak Out." The forum will be moderated by Bard alumna Laura Edwards-Orr '02, Red Tomato’s marketing communications manager.
Live Art on Campus!
Bard's fourth annual Live Art on Campus Day on Saturday will feature performances and workshops for students. Interview with Bard faculty Leah Cox reveals how the event offers students the opportunity to collaborate and create.
Acclaimed Disney Composer and Bard Alumnus Robert Sherman '49 Dies
The Bard community is deeply saddened to learn of the death of alum Robert Sherman '49. Robert and his brother Richard (also class of '49) composed the soundtracks to many childhoods in their years at Disney.
Bard Raptors Hockey Club Advances in Final
Congratulations to the Bard Raptors Hockey Club on a 5-1 victory in game one of the best-of-three final in Saugerties!
La Voz Managing Director Mariel Fiori ’05 Named One of New York Hispanic Coalition's 40 Under 40 Rising Stars
Mariel Fiori ’05, founding editor and managing director of La Voz, has been named one of the Hispanic Coalition NY, Inc.’s 2012 40 Under 40 Rising Stars. La Voz is an independent monthly Spanish-language magazine aimed at bridging the Anglo and Hispanic cultures in the Hudson Valley region. The 40 Under 40 Rising Stars program recognizes members of the Hispanic/Latino community under the age of 40 who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments and achievements in the areas of business, educations, politics, nonprofit sector, community service, and more.
Bard Debate Union Students Win Big
Bard Debate Union members Anna Daniszewski and Max Taylor-Milner had outstanding performances at the Novice Nationals policy debate tournament in West Virginia last weekend. The duo finished third seed in the preliminary round and ninth overall in a tournament with more than 70 teams from across the country. Anna was awarded 11th overall speaker and Max sixth.
An In-Depth Look at An Opera Double Bill
Get a sneak peak at this weekend's Opera Double Bill with interviews and profiles of the artists.
A Snowy Day at Bard
Winter finally caught up with us at Bard on March 1, as the campus was blanketed in snow. Students donned their winter fashions and headed to class!
Bard Students Work toward Greener Campus
Did you know? Bard students are participating in a number of efforts to make the campus more environmentally friendly. Ten Bard residence halls are taking part in Campus Conservation Nationals 2012, working to reduce Bard's energy use. Bardians are also ranked no. 2 in the composting division of the 2012 RecycleMania Tournament!
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