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Military and Civilian Implications: The Debate Over Drones
As seniors, Arthur Holland Michel ’13 and Dan Gettinger ’13 created the Center for the Study of the Drone, an interdisciplinary research and arts project based at Bard. Now the center is becoming a leader in the national conversation about the social, economic, ethical, and political implications of drone use.
Bard MAT Program Hosts Middle School Math and Science Enrichment Camp
During the week of July 14, the Bard College Master of Arts in Teaching (Bard MAT) Program is hosting 25 7th–grade students and seven teachers from Hyde Park Central School District for a week-long STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) camp that will promote inquiry-based learning in line with the Common Core Standards. The 7th graders from Haviland Middle School will engage in learning experiences that promote disciplinary understanding, anchored in writing, reflection, discussion and collaboration.
Summer Program for Mathematical Problem Solving Returns to Bard College
The Summer Program for Mathematical Problem Solving (SPMPS) is underway at Bard College for the fourth year. Forty rising eighth graders from underserved New York City middle schools attend the program in order to study math at a high level, above and beyond what they have access to at home. Many of the participating schools have partnered with Bard's Master of Arts in Teaching Program (MAT) and currently have MAT alumni/ae as teachers. SPMPS follows up with the students throughout the year and helps them navigate New York City's high school application process. SPMPS students have gone on to competitive high schools and extracurricular programs; seven participants have been admitted to the Bard High School Early Colleges.
Gia Coppola '09: Filmmaking's Next Generation
Bard alumna Gia Coppola '09 talks about making her first film, working with actor and author James Franco, and how professor Stephen Shore helped her get started.
Levy Economics Institute of Bard College Holds Fifth Annual Hyman P. Minsky Seminar
The fifth annual Minsky Summer Seminar was held at the Levy Economics Institute in June, with 59 students participating. The Summer Seminar provides a rigorous discussion of both the theoretical and the applied aspects of Minsky’s economics. Organized by Jan Kregel, Dimitri B. Papadimitriou, and L. Randall Wray, the Seminar program is geared toward graduate students and those at the beginning of their academic or professional careers. The teaching staff includes well-known economists concentrating on and expanding Minsky’s work.
Middle School Math Teachers Gather at Bard for Summer Intensive
Forty math teachers are on campus this week for the second annual Mid-Hudson Math Teachers Circle Summer Workshop, which will be held in the Reem-Kayden Center. The Mid-Hudson Math Teachers Circle is a partnership between Bard College and Ulster BOCES that creates enrichment programs for middle school math teachers in the region. This year's facilitators include Beth Goldberg MAT '06, Joy Sebesta '13, MAT '15, and professors Mary Krembs, Lauren Rose, Csilla Szabo, and Japheth Wood. Goldberg, Rose, and Sebesta are on the program's steering committee, as is Jeff Suzuki, former director of quantitative support at Bard. Click here to view the full schedule.
Bard Hosts Six-Week Exchange Program on Foreign Policy with State Department
Bard College is hosting a multinational group of 18 university-level scholars and educators on a six-week academic exchange program from June 21 to August 3. Entitled “Grand Strategy in Context: Institutions, People, and the Making of U.S. Foreign Policy,” this Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) is designed to foster a better understanding in academic institutions overseas of how U.S. foreign policy is formulated, implemented, and taught. Sponsored by Bard’s Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the program features an academic residency at Bard’s campus in Annandale-on-Hudson and a week in Manhattan with the Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program.
Bard College Dedicates New Solar Installation
Bard College “flipped the switch” on a new solar installation donated by the Green Mountain Energy™ Sun Club™ in a special dedication ceremony on Tuesday, June 24. The 9kW solar installation was funded by a $35,000 donation from the Sun Club. The Sun Club is a unique program enabling Green Mountain Energy Company’s residential customers and employees, including many in the Dutchess County area, to donate solar technology to nonprofits like Bard.
Bard's La Voz Magazine Featured in Exhibition Showcasing La Guelaguetza Celebration
Four covers from Bard's La Voz magazine will be displayed in the exhibition “Vive La Guelaguetza: An Encounter with Oaxaca” at the Mid-Hudson Heritage Center in Poughkeepsie, New York, through July 19. The exhibition commemorates La Guelaguetza, a world-famous cultural festival from Oaxaca, Mexico, which for the last five years has been celebrated locally at Waryas Park in Poughkeepsie. The festival, which attracts thousands of spectators, will take place on August 3 this year. The La Voz covers on display feature the town's past La Guelaguetza celebrations, and are on view alongside paintings, photography, and traditional costumes from the state of Oaxaca. Bard College students Mariel Fiori '05 and Emily Schmall '05 founded La Voz in 2004 as a Trustee Leader Scholar (TLS) project, aiming to serve the Latino community of the Hudson Valley with a free Spanish-language magazine. Fiori is still editor at La Voz, and the award-winning publication now has an estimated 20,000 readers in the area. La Voz will mark its 10th anniversary with a celebratory evening at the Spiegeltent at Bard's Fisher Center on August 12.
Video: Bard Prison Initiative Holds 11th Commencement
The Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) held its 11th commencement at the Woodbourne Correctional Facility in Woodbourne, New York, on Saturday, May 31, awarding 36 degrees. BPI began as a student-led project in 1999 and now operates in six prisons across New York State. Nearly 300 students have graduated from BPI with A.A. and B.A. degrees.
Center for Curatorial Studies Presents Three New Exhibitions Opening June 28
This summer The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College presents three new exhibitions opening on June 28. Amy Sillman: one lump or two, a major traveling exhibition, is the first museum survey of New York-based painter, Bard MFA faculty member, and alumna Amy Sillman '95. SCORE!, curated by Amy Sillman and Cheyney Thompson, comprises works from the Marieluise Hessel Collection, works on loan by John Cage (from Bard College’s John Cage Trust), Carolee Schneemann, and a new painting by Cheyney Thompson created for the exhibition. Anne Collier is the photographer’s first major exhibition, tracing her career from 2002 to the present with a selection of more than 40 works. All three exhibitions open on June 28 with a reception beginning at 1:00, and will be on view through September 21.
Notable South African MP Wilmot James to Join Bard College as Senior Visiting Fellow
Bard College announces the appointment of Wilmot James, notable South African Member of Parliament and academic, as Senior Visiting Fellow at the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and the Humanities at Bard College. James will be in residence at the College from April 2 to 12, 2015, and will offer a series of lectures on topics ranging from evolution, ethical considerations in the use of genetic information, and South African politics and history. He will also work with the Hannah Arendt Center to host a dynamic weeklong working group on current politics in South Africa.
Civic Engagement on the Global Stage: Bard’s Jim Ketterer Observes Elections in Ukraine
Thinking globally is all well and good, but studying, working, and volunteering abroad are better. As director of international academic initiatives at Bard’s Center for Civic Engagement and senior fellow at the College’s Institute for International Liberal Education, Jim Ketterer encourages students to be active on the global stage, and he leads by example. Since the 1990s, he has monitored elections in Congo-Brazzaville, Guinea, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Bosnia. On May 25, Ketterer was part of an international mission that observed Ukraine’s first free elections since the country was thrown into upheaval late last year.
Ticks More Likely to Be Infected with Several Pathogens, Says New Study
People who get bitten by a blacklegged tick have a higher-than-expected chance of being exposed to more than one pathogen at the same time, according to research by Bard biologist Felicia Keesing and colleagues. The new study, published online today in the journal PLOS ONE, was conducted by scientists at Bard College, Sarah Lawrence College, and the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.
Global Voices of the Flute: Recital Featuring International Works
Internationally known flutist Patricia Spencer, soloist as well as flutist with the Naumburg Award–winning Da Capo Chamber Players, will give a recital on Thursday, June 19 at 8 p.m., at the László Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory Building at Bard College. The program, titled “Global Voices of the Flute,” will feature works with musical connections to China, Japan, Persia, Canada, and Russia, and also will include American work.
Bard Fiction Prize Call for Entries
The Bard Fiction Prize is awarded annually to a promising, emerging writer who is an American citizen aged 39 years or younger. Winners receive a monetary award and an appointment as writer in residence at Bard for one semester. Applications for the 2015 prize are due by July 15, 2014.
Bard College Conservatory Orchestra Launches European Tour
The Bard College Conservatory Orchestra has kicked off its 2014 European Tour. After two well-received concerts played in Warsaw (to a sold-out crowd) and St. Petersburg, they continue to Moscow, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Prague, and Berlin. Click here for the full schedule. Thanks to a donation from Google, our student musicians are creating a travel blog using Google Glass. Follow them on Tumblr.
Bard’s Better Admissions Application: Slate Looks at the Bard Entrance Examination
Rebecca Schuman calls the Bard Entrance Examination "genius." The exam gives applicants an alternate route to admission. Rather than the traditional application, prospective students write four intensive, 2,500-word essays in several academic areas. Applicants who receive a B+ or higher are automatically admitted to the College, regardless of their academic record.
Student Spotlight: Rising Senior Corinna Cape on Civic Engagement at Bard College
Human Rights and Written Arts joint major Corinna grew up in the small town of Sherman, Texas. She has been active with Bard’s Center for Civic Engagement and the TLS (Trustee Leader Scholar) program, which supports student volunteer efforts. In this interview, she talks about falling in love with Bard's campus, getting involved in the community, and how Bard has changed her.
Justin Vivian Bond Hosts Bard’s Beloved Spiegeltent for SummerScape 2014
The opening of the 2014 Bard SummerScape festival on Friday, June 27 signals the return of the authentic Belgian Spiegeltent. This luxurious “tent of mirrors” affords a sumptuous and magical environment in which to enjoy cutting-edge cabaret and world-class live music, plus spectacular circus acts, dancing, and dining throughout the eight-week festival (June 27–August 17). This season, legendary cabaret artist, Tony-nominated performer, and returning Spiegeltent favorite Justin Vivian Bond takes over as host, emcee, and guest curator, welcoming patrons every weekend to a unique salon of spectacle featuring newcomers and audience favorites both.
Bard Prison Initiative Holds Its Eleventh Commencement on Saturday, May 31
The Bard Prison Initiative held its 11th commencement at the Woodbourne Correctional Facility in Woodbourne, New York, on Saturday, May 31. BPI awarded associate in arts degrees to 36 students. The commencement speaker was Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, D–New York, who was honored with Bard College’s John Dewey Award for Distinguished Public Service. Additional remarks were provided by Bishop Andrew M. L. Dietsche, the 16th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, and Bard College President Leon Botstein.
Bard College Relaunches Successful Online Essay Exam as Alternate Path to Admission
This summer, Bard College continues to offer an alternate path for admission for prospective students: an online essay examination. The popular Bard Entrance Examination, which the College launched in late 2013, will be relaunched on June 2 when it will be accessible online through Bard’s admission website. Open to high school juniors and seniors, the exam is composed solely of essay questions, offering a way to apply to Bard that bypasses existing standardized tests and admission processes.
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company Performs for Bard Prison Initiative Students
The world-renowned Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, in residence at Bard College this spring, gave a site-specific performance at Fishkill Correctional Facility in Beacon, New York, on May 7. The Bard Prison Initiative (BPI), which operates one of its six academic programs at Fishkill, invited the Company to perform and meet with students. Bill T. Jones choreographed a new piece for the event, entitled Fishkill / Movements 1 Through 45.
Two Rivers: An Evening with Filmmaker Peter Hutton at the Bard Graduate Center
The Bard Graduate Center in New York City will host a screening of Two Rivers by avant-garde filmmaker and Bard faculty member Peter Hutton on Thursday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m. The screening will be followed by a conversation between Professor Hutton and film curator Joshua Siegel, of the Museum of Modern Art.
Nancy Pelosi Addresses Graduates at Bard's 154th Commencement
Bard College held its one hundred fifty-fourth commencement on Saturday, May 24, 2014. At the commencement ceremony, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered the commencement address, and Bard President Leon Botstein conferred 455 undergraduate degrees and 151 graduate degrees on the Class of 2014. Honorary degrees were awarded to Pelosi, theater director Anne D. Bogart ’74, Judaic scholar Jacob Neusner, philanthropist Jacqueline Novogratz, education historian Diane Ravitch, economist Henry Rosovsky, and humanitarian Darren Walker.
Bard Alumnae Named New York State Master Teachers
Bard alumnae Kate Belin '04, MAT '05 and Beth Goldberg MAT '06 have been named New York State Master Teachers by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. Belin and Goldberg are among 215 STEM educators from across the state chosen to expand the first cohort of New York State Master Teachers. They join the 104 Master Teachers announced in October 2013—which included Colleen Bucci MAT '08—bringing the total number of Master Teachers in New York to 319. Master Teachers receive a $60,000 stipend over four years, serve as mentors, and participate in professional development sessions.
Latest Issue of Conjunctions Invites Leading Contemporary Writers to Examine Exile
From Africa to China, Pakistan to the Philippines, to locales that are not to be found on any map, Conjunctions:62, Exile—the latest issue of the innovative literary magazine published by Bard College—examines exile as both a literal expulsion or ostracism and, as Primo Levi has it, “the prevalence of the unreal over the real.” The issue features Richard Sieburth’s first English translation of a hilarious, vitriolic work by Charles Baudelaire, written while self-exiled to Belgium; a cover photograph of an installation by Chiharu Shiota; and new writing from Laura van den Berg, Paul West, Brian Evenson, Peter Straub, H. G. Carrillo, Marjorie Welish, Maxine Chernoff, Aleš Šteger, Edie Meidav, Can Xue, and Arthur Sze.
Hudson Valley Chamber Music Circle at Bard Announces 64th Concert Season
The Hudson Valley Chamber Music Circle series at Bard College presents three chamber music concerts in June. The Saturday evening concerts, presented by The Bard Center, begin at 7 p.m. in Olin Hall. The series features diverse programming by Schubert, Beethoven, Brahms, and more, played by some of the best classical musicians of our time.
Bard SummerScape 2014 Presents World Premiere of Love in the Wars
Bard SummerScape presents Love in the Wars, Booker Prize-winning novelist John Banville's adaptation of Heinrich von Kleist’s romantic drama Penthesilea. Starring Obie Award-winner Birgit Huppuch and One Life to Live’s Chris Stack, Bard’s premiere production is by Ken Rus Schmoll, the Obie Award-winning director “whose name attached to a show most warms us with optimism” (Village Voice). Representing a fresh, playful and earthy take on Kleist’s original, Love in the Wars will be presented in two previews and eight performances between July 10 and 20 in LUMA Theater of the Fisher Center.
Bard Professor Judy Pfaff Wins 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center
Judy Pfaff, acclaimed artist, Richard B. Fisher Professor in the Arts, and codirector of the Studio Arts Program at Bard College, has won the International Sculpture Center (ISC) 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. ISC awarded two world-renowned sculptors, Judy Pfaff and Ursula von Rydingsvard, with the award. Pfaff will be presented with the award at the 23rd Annual Lifetime Achievement Award Celebration later this spring in New York City.
Loss of African Wildlife Spurs Cascade of Consequences in Savannas, Says New Study Led by Bard Biology Professor Felicia Keesing
The loss of large mammals from African savannas can have unexpected and often undesirable consequences for the people and livestock that depend on them, according to a new study published in the journal BioScience. Scientists from Bard College and the University of California, Davis, experimentally removed large grazing mammals from plots of savanna land in Kenya where both livestock and wildlife are abundant. That removal set in motion a cascade of consequences. “The results of this long-term study show that preserving large mammals in African savannas can be a win-win for conservation and for human welfare,” says lead author Felicia Keesing, a biology professor at Bard.
Bard Students Finish in Top Ten in Nationwide Electricity Conservation Competition
Bard College finished in the top ten for electricity reduction in Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) 2014, a contest in which more than 265,000 students at more than 100 colleges and universities across the United States and Canada worked to conserve electricity and water. Students collectively saved over 2.2 million kilowatt-hours of electricity and nearly 476,000 gallons of water in this year’s contest.
Trisha Brown Dance Company Launches Bard SummerScape with Proscenium Works
The 2014 annual Bard SummerScape festival opens on Friday, June 27 at 7:30pm, with the first of three performances of Proscenium Works: 1979–2011 by the Trisha Brown Dance Company. Now making its farewell tour, these will be some of the esteemed ensemble’s final performances in the New York region.
Bard College Awarded $800,000 from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Support Experimental Humanities
Bard College has been awarded an $800,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the College’s Experimental Humanities initiative. Now in its second year, Experimental Humanities is Bard’s forward-thinking response to the new technological realities facing higher education and the liberal arts. Drawing upon contemporary digital tools and the rich traditions of humanities inquiry, Experimental Humanities is committed to the study of how technologies mediate our understanding of what it means to be human.
Bard Professor Ellen Driscoll Wins 2014 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award
Ellen Driscoll, distinguished artist and professor of studio arts at Bard College, is the winner of a 2014 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Art. Driscoll is one of five artists to win this year’s award. The prize of $7,500 is given to artists to honor exceptional accomplishment and to encourage creative work.
Ukraine, Interrupted: Dan Cline ’08 Discusses His Work in the Peace Corps
Until recently Bard alumnus Dan Cline was teaching English language classes to young people in Haisyn, Ukraine, working on community projects, and even ending up in the local press for his efforts. That changed over the winter as political unrest in the country grew into a revolution and the Peace Corps evacuated all its volunteers from the country.
Bard College Awarded $400,000 Luce Grant for Study of Environmental Issues in Asia
The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded Bard College a four-year, $400,000 Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment grant to increase and enhance the interdisciplinary study of environmental and sustainability issues in Asia across the undergraduate curricula at Bard’s campuses at Annandale-on-Hudson and Simon’s Rock, and in the M.S. programs at the Bard Center for Environmental Policy.
Esteemed Writer Anne Carson to Join Bard College Faculty
Bard College announces the appointment of esteemed writer Anne Carson as Visiting Distinguished Writer in Residence. Carson, who joins the faculty in fall 2014, will teach courses in classical studies and in written arts through the Division of Languages and Literature. Anne Carson, a classics scholar, poet, essayist, critic, and translator, has won international acclaim across genres. She was twice a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; was honored with the 1996 Lannan Award and the 1997 Pushcart Prize, both for poetry; and was named a MacArthur “Genius” Fellow in 2000.
Aston Magna Music Festival: A Season of Romance, War, and Other Human Follies
The Aston Magna Music Festival’s 2014 season celebrates 16th–19th century music—and premieres a new work—on five Friday evenings from June 20 to July 18. Artistic Director Daniel Stepner directs the nation’s longest-running early music festival, featuring some of the most prominent artists in the field performing on period instruments.
Hudson Valley Balinese Gamelan Orchestras Present an Evening of Music and Dance
Hudson Valley Balinese Gamelan Orchestras will host their annual spring concert on Friday May 9, at Bard College’s Olin Auditorium, with gamelans Giri Mekar and Chandra Kanchana. The program, featuring Balinese music and dance, begins at 8 p.m. Guest artists for this concert include Dr. Pete Steele from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Gamelan Dharmaswara, renowned Balinese dancer Shoko Yamamuro, and artistic director Professor Pak I. Nyoman Suadin, and a cast of over 40 students and community members.
Video: Neil Gaiman in Conversation with Art Spiegelman
On April 4, Bard College Professor in the Arts Neil Gaiman and Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman took the stage at the Fisher Center for a historic conversation about cartooning and writing, working across artistic mediums, friendship, identity, and more.
The Fisher Center Presents Conservatory Sundays: Conservatory Orchestra, May 18
Bard's Fisher Center presents The Bard College Conservatory of Music Orchestra, conducted by music director Leon Botstein and featuring pianist Peter Serkin. The program, which takes place on Sunday, May 18 at 3 p.m. in the Sosnoff Theater, includes Bohuslav Martinů’s Memorial to Lidice for orchestra and Thunderbolt; Béla Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in E Major; and Aaron Copland’s Symphony No. 3.
Nyesha Maughn '15 Awarded Gilman Scholarship to Study in South Korea
Bard College junior Nyesha Maughn has been awarded a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to study at Dankook University in Yongin, South Korea, this summer. The economics major will take classes in Korean language and international law, as well as teaching English. "I have always wanted to study abroad," she says. "I have dreamed of going to South Korea. With the Gilman Scholarship I will be able to do both this summer. I am incredibly grateful to the Gilman Scholarship Program for funding my study abroad experience."
Bard College Berlin Hosts Human Rights Scholars from Bard's Global Network
Human rights scholars from the Bard network of institutions gathered at Bard College Berlin April 25–27 for a workshop on "Human Rights in the New International Context." Faculty from Bard College, Al-Quds Bard in the West Bank, Bard College Berlin, European Humanities University in Vilnius, Lithuania, and Smolny College of St. Petersburg State University in Russia participated. The workshop featured both public panels and private meetings for faculty presentations and collaboration.
Bard Awarded $500,000 from Sherman Fairchild Foundation for New Microscopy Suite
Bard College has been awarded a three-year $500,000 grant from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation to assemble a microscopy suite consisting of four lasers, two optical microscopes, and two scanning probe microscopes to enhance undergraduate science programs. The new science equipment builds upon Bard’s recent capital investment in a scanning electron microscope and will reside in the Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center for Science and Computation, which opened in the fall of 2007 to house the College’s biology, computer science, and chemistry programs. This high standard of scientific equipment provides undergraduate students with enriched training opportunities in testing experimental hypotheses and conducting inquiry-based research, while allowing faculty to do research critical for advancement in their respective fields.
Video: Citizen Science at Bard College
Citizen Science is an innovative program for all first-year students at Bard. Through three weeks of intensive study during January intersession, students develop a core understanding of both the conduct and the content of science. This foundation allows them as citizens to grapple with the ever-increasing number of national and global issues influenced by science.
Bard MFA Faculty Matana Roberts Receives 2014 Doris Duke Impact Award
Jazz musician and Bard MFA music/sound faculty member Matana Roberts is one of the inaugural recipients of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's Impact Awards. The new awards are part of the Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards, a special, 10-year initiative to support artists with flexible, multiyear funding in response to financial challenges that are specific to the performing arts. Doris Duke Impact Award recipients receive $80,000. Since commencing in April 2012, the program has awarded a total of $18.1 million to artists in the fields of jazz, dance and theater.
Bard SummerScape 2014 Revives Neglected Operas, Including First U.S. Production of Weber's Euryanthe in a Century
Reviving important but neglected operas is one of the ways the Bard SummerScape festival has established itself as “a hotbed of intellectual and aesthetic adventure” (New York Times), and this year’s immersion in “Schubert and His World”—culminating in the 25th-anniversary season of the Bard Music Festival—is no exception. To enrich its exploration of the roots of Austro-German Romanticism, Bard presents Euryanthe (1823) by Schubert’s contemporary Carl Maria von Weber, marking the opera’s first American revival in 100 years. Programming also includes semi-staged productions of Schubert’s Fierrabras and Die Verschworenen, and Von Suppé’s operetta Franz Schubert.
Bard College Graduates Awarded Fulbright Scholarships
Bard alumni/ae Sean Colonna '12, Thomas "Parker" Hatley '13, and Molly McFadden MFA '12 have been awarded 2014–2015 Fulbright Scholarships. Colonna and McFadden will be working in Germany, Colonna teaching English and McFadden investigating current movements in the field of art and disabilities. Hatley has been selected for an English Teaching Assistant Award to Mexico.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to Deliver Address at Bard's 154th Commencement
Bard College will hold its one hundred fifty-fourth commencement on Saturday, May 24, 2014. At the commencement ceremony, Bard President Leon Botstein will confer 465 undergraduate degrees on the Class of 2014 and 180 graduate degrees. The program, which begins at 2:30 p.m. in the commencement tent on the Seth Goldfine Memorial Rugby Field, will include the presentation of honorary doctoral degrees. The commencement address will be given by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi will receive an honorary doctor of laws. Honorary degrees will also be awarded to theater director Anne D. Bogart ’74, Judaic scholar Jacob Neusner, philanthropist Jacqueline Novogratz, economist Henry Rosovsky, and humanitarian Darren Walker.
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