Northeast Public Radio Features Bard College at Simon’s Rock and the Early College Movement
In a comprehensive examination of the early college movement, WAMC’s (Northeast Public Radio) Charlie Dietz featured Simon’s Rock on April 13, 2009. Speaking with Provost Mary Marcy; Dean of Admission and Student Affairs, Leslie Davidson; U Ba Win, Vice President for Early College Programs and Policies; as well as Simon’s Rock students and other experts off campus, Dietz reports about the intellectual curiosity, student life, and post-graduation at Simon’s Rock. The feature length report considers other early college programs piloted throughout the country. Listen here.
The Associated Press Includes Freshman Diallo Burke in Volunteerism Story
Freshman Diallo Burke was recently featured in an Associated Press report on April 23, 2009. The story tracked trends in youth volunteerism and has appeared on National Public Radio, in the San Diego Union Tribune, as well as in papers in Chicago.
Faculty Member Karen Allen Directs Moonchildren, Makes Splash in Regional Press
The College’s theater program’s spring production of Moonchildren by Michael Weller, directed by faculty member Karen Allen was featured in The Berkshire Eagle, Rural Intelligence, The Advocate and WAMC Northeast Public Radio throughout the month of April. The buzz on and off campus prompted a sold out run for all seven performances.
Alumna Minna Bromberg Featured in Sag Harbor Express
Prolific Singer/songwriter, sociologist, environmental crusader and Simon’s Rock alumna Minna Bromberg caught up with The Sag Harbor Express about her Rabbinical studies, her life’s many convergent paths and an exciting project with Hazon Ride where she will bicycle across Israel to raise awareness for Arab-Israeli co-existence and environmental sustainability.
Faculty Member Tanya Marcuse Talks with 51% About Her Latest Exhibition
51%- The Women’s Perspective spoke with photography faculty member Tanya Marcuse about her newest series of photographs, Wax Bodies. Marcuse discusses the questions they raise about how women are seen and portrayed in art, historically. Listen to the report, which aired April 2, 2009 here.
Bard College at Simon’s Rock Participates in Berkshire County Goes to College
Along with Williams College, Berkshire Community College, and Massachusettes College of Liberal Arts, Bard College at Simon’s Rock participated in the annual Berkshire County Goes to College event. This month-long program introduced over 1,400 6th grade students to a number of college campuses. The story was featured in the North Adams Transcript and The Berkshire Eagle in April.
SNIDBITS and SOUNBITES
The Register Star reports on an event hosted at the Hudson Opera House featuring a reading by former faculty member Paula Forman from her new book, "The Hourglass Solution: A Boomer's Guide to the Rest of your Life"
The Register Citizen reports that former Simon’s Rock employee Dan Mead has received a Highly Commended Winner prize for his photos of ostriches submitted to London's Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife Magazine.