West Point Cadets Visit Campus for Women in Leadership Class
Cadets from the US Military Academy at West Point joined Bard's Women in Leadership class on Friday, October 29, as part of the Bard–West Point Initiative, which brings together students from the two campuses to collaborate in and out of the classroom. The class—taught by Dierdre d’Albertis, Erin Cannan, and Malia Du Mont ’95—met in the Chapel followed by lunch and a campus tour. Women in Leadership, LIT 131, is an Engaged Liberal Arts and Sciences course that examines the stories we tell ourselves and each other about equality, representation, privilege, freedom, authority, and success, both here in the US and in other cultures. The course focuses on learning from women who are committed to making a difference in the world through their personal and professional choices, reading texts from across disciplines and from a range of perspectives. By the end of the semester, students bring theory and practice together to identify a story only they can tell, whether it is based in political activism, community engagement, or work experience.
Photo by AnnAnn Puttithanasorn ’23