Musician David Byrne to Deliver 2020 Commencement Address at Bard College
Bard's Commencement program will include the presentation of honorary doctoral degrees. The Commencement address will be given by musician David Byrne, who will receive an honorary doctorate of fine arts. Honorary degrees will also be awarded to multimedia artist Laurie Anderson, physicist Steven Chu, composer Gao Xiaosong, curator Thelma Golden, Brooklyn Public Library President Linda E. Johnson, educational historian Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, and biophysicist George D. Rose ’63.
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell Gives the 2019 Commencement Address
Mayor Catrell urged Bard College graduates to "be impatient with injustice." She focused on the College's history of nontraditional leadership as well as her own, and how Bard students and alumni/ae have worked with her to rebuild the City of New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina struck.