The COVID-19 pandemic is causing seismic cultural shifts, and we are all learning to adapt. The Bard community has faced this challenging time with a surge of mutual support as we continue to encounter this changing landscape.
Thursday, June 11, 2020 – Monday, August 31, 2020 The Stevenson Library is joining institutions everywhere to document the ways COVID 19 has impacted our own community. As part of this project, we invite you to participate in a survey to help us document the experiences of individuals here at the College. We hope that you will take a few minutes to share your own thoughts to be part of the story. We will archive these responses and make them available for future research. The survey is available here.
Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT/GMT-4 CDO is here for you this Summer! Attend one of your drop-in sessions every Tuesday and Thursday from 12 pm-1 pm! We can help work on your resume/cover letter, job search, and answer any career-related questions! Join via Google Hangout
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Thursday, August 13, 2020 Annandale House1:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT/GMT-4 Please come join us at the Kline Bus Stop in front of New Annandale House for our summer farm stand. We are at the intersection of Annandale Rd and Woods Ave. We accept cash and credit card payments and will be accepting online preorders for contactless pickup at our farm stand beginning the week of June 15.
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT/GMT-4 Annandale House
Farewell, My Concubine 霸王別姬 (1993, dir. Chen Kaige)
Thursday, August 13, 2020 A Book/Movie Club on Zoom for Students on Campus 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm EDT/GMT-4 Hosted by Lu Kou, Assistant Professor of Chinese, Bard College IntroductionThe pandemic and concomitant biotechnological competitions have strained the already fragile US- China relation. The rising hostility between the two nations has promoted many to claim that a new Cold War is dawning upon us. A binary mode of thinking is prevalent in both countries, which is often couched in sentences such as A can never be B; A will never understand B; A and B are enemies. The US and China thus represent the opposite ends of a political, cultural, and ideological spectrum: socialism/capitalism, authoritarian/democratic, collective/individualistic, east/west, and so on. This Cold War pattern of thinking is unproductive and dangerous as it reinforces stereotyping and prevents an empathetic understanding of those who are different from us. How can we understand China and its cultural complexity beyond the image of unchanging, inscrutable “East”?
How do Chinese people come to terms with their nation and national past? How does the broader sinophone world consider China as a political and cultural entity? And finally, what is, then, China? With these questions in mind, we will use the summer to close read and discuss some of the most celebrated fictions and films from both China and larger sinophone community in which authors and directors poignantly negotiate with the increasingly globalized world and their cultural heritage. Starting from specific texts, we will also venture to answer some of the larger questions. For example, why is science fiction popular in China? What’s going on between China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong? Who is Confucius, and why is he significant? How did China become modern? The literary and cinematic texts hardly give any definitive conclusions, but invite us readers to participate in the discussion and offer our interpretations.
This is a casual gathering. You are welcome to attend all the meetings; you are also welcome to join the sessions that interest you the most. All materials will be provided (on Google Classroom) with English translation as well as the original Chinese. Depending on the participants, the discussion can be conducted in Chinese or English. Site:https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/ODY3NDg3NTQzMzNa Code:n2wepmy What do you need to do:1. Enjoy the stories or films (finish reading/watching the materials before the meeting)2. I will post all the materials on Google Classroom with some questions. If you like, youcan keep a reading journal by posting your thoughts and comments there.3. Join the meeting and share your ideas! Lu Kou’s Zoom Link:https://zoom.us/j/8649159276?pwd=NEw5MzExN29ERFovRlBFZWVXSzY0QT09 If you have any questions, please send email to: email@example.comSchedule(may be subject to changes depending on the availability of the materials)Unit 1 China in Two Films- Week 1 (June 4): Queerness, Theater, and Modern Chinese historyChen Kaige 陈凯歌 dir. Farewell, My Concubine 霸王別姬- Week 2 (June 11): Road to CapitalismFeng Xiaogang 冯小刚 dir. The Big Shot’s Funeral 大腕Unit 2: The Contemporary- Week 3 (June 18): Science FictionLiu Cixin 刘慈欣, Village Schoolteacher 乡村教师Hao Jingfang 郝景芳, Folding Beijing 北京折叠- Week 4 (June 25): Nobel Prize ComplexMo Yan 莫言, White Dog and the Swing 白狗秋千架Mo Yan 莫言, Iron Child 铁孩- Week 5 (July 2): Avant-gardeCan Xue 残雪, Hut on a Mountain 山上的小屋Can Xue 残雪, Soap Bubbles in the Dirty Water 污水中的肥皂泡Unit 3: The Modern- Week 6 (July 9): Youth and (The Cultural) RevolutionJiang Wen 姜文 dir. In the Heat of the Sun 阳光灿烂的日子- Week 7 (July 16): Love and Urban RomanceEileen Chang 张爱玲, Love in a Fallen City 倾城之恋- Week 8 (July 23): ModernityLu Xun 鲁迅, Mending Heaven 补天Lu Xun 鲁迅, Medicine 药Unit 4: The Sinophone- Week 9 (July 30): TaiwanZhang Da-chun 张大春, General’s Monument 将军碑- Week 10 (August 7): Hong KongXi Xi 西西, The Floating City 浮城异志- Week 11 (August 14): Southeast AsiaNg Kim Chew 黄锦树, Fish Bone 鱼骸Unit 5: Confucius- Week 12 (August 21)Confucius 孔子, The Analects 论语
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Congratulations, Award Winners!
On Thursday, May 14, Bard College held a virtual Undergraduate Awards Ceremony to recognize the achievements of Bard students. The ceremony included the presentation of scholarships, awards, and prizes.
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The Deans of Students and Deans of Studies remain available to help and support students both on and off campus. Reach out to your dean, call us at 845-758-7454, or email email@example.com if you need help.
Health Services remains open on campus and is available to students. Please call 845-758-7433 first and speak with a nurse practitioner or leave a message and we will return your call within one business day. See modified summer hours below.
Bard Wellness is here to support you during this time of social distancing due to COVID-19. Peer health educators, Wellness staff, and Community Fitness resources are available remotely. Please visit our Off-Campus Resources page and our Self-Care page for additional support and ideas.
Career Development Office
CDO staff continue to offer career counseling and job and internship guidance. Reach out to us at 845-758-7539 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For online resources including a jobs board, assessment tools, and career guides, visit bard.edu/cdo. Also, watch our video series of Bard Alumni/ae Talks and Career Webinars.
Bard Counseling Services is open for limited hours during the summer months. Although summer service primarily accommodates graduate students, the counseling staff offers sessions to undergraduates who are enrolled at the college as space allows. If you are interested in meeting with a counselor this summer, email email@example.com. You will be asked to complete the Phone and Video Therapy Consent form return it via email.
Whether it's writing support, foreign language tutoring, or help with scholarly research, Bard's academic support services are available remotely. Academic Support
COVID-19 Resources for Students
From help covering your bills and supporting your family during the pandemic, to free and low-cost resources for remote learning, this helpful list has got you covered. Courtesy of the Office of Equity and Inclusion Programs at Bard.
The Student Response Team facilitates meal delivery, package delivery, snack/treat delivery, a run to the pharmacy, etc. Please contact them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bard Wellness Club Food Support Closet can help with additional food resources on campus. You can request food and other supplies be delivered to you by completing the Supplemental Food and Supply Delivery Form.
The Center for Civic Engagementcontinues to develop and support robust virtual and in-person community responses to address the COVID-19 pandemic while providing Bard students with opportunities to be civically engaged now and in the future. Here’s how you can be involved.
Are you registered to vote in New York State? Election@Bard recommends that New York Voters apply for an absentee ballot. You can print the New York State Absentee Ballot Application here.
Bard Music Connects
Bard Music Connects celebrates the musicians of Bard, featuring live-streaming concerts and master classes. Watch Now!
Photo by Chris Kendall '82
Remote Student Resources
If you are seeking some entertainment while remaining at home, there is a wealth of resources online to help you continue to learn new skills and take in culture. The following links include music, museum tours, ways to learn a language, and more, all online. Learning and growth are still possible in the times of social distancing.
Remote Student Resources
Museums in Paris have published over 100,000 images online—delve into the artistic variety and depth of these collections here.
Codeacademy is a website that allows users to learn to code for free.
Get access to films online through Bard on Kanopy.
We are grateful to colleagues at Bard College Berlin for offering this list for our use and adaptation.
Modified Hours for Campus Offices
Essential services on campus are open and operating. Please feel free to reach out to the contacts listed below with questions or requests. Thank you to all the dedicated staff who continue to keep these essential services going.
Health Services Summer Hours Monday – Friday // 8am – 4pm (administrative office) Mon, Wed and Fri 9am – 12:30pm, and Tues – Thurs 10am – noon (nurse practitioner on site for telemedicine, by appointment, pending staff availability). If you call during these hours, please leave a message, including your name and phone number, and we will return your call within one business day. 845-758-7433 Call first to speak to a nurse practitioner: email@example.com Director: Barbara-Jean Briskey, firstname.lastname@example.org