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The Boston Globe announced the Longy School of Music’s merger with Bard. Longy will be on the Simon’s Rock campus this summer for a series of camps, workshops, and performances. Check out the events page as concert dates are posted

Huffpost College
The Huffington Post selected Ronan Farrow ’99’s commencement speech as one of the best of 2011

With new Signature Programs next year, students will have the option to study at St. Catherine's College, Oxford University; SUNY Upstate Medical University; Quindao University; and American University in Greece

Annie Finch
Poet Annie Finch ’73 published a book, A Poet's Ear: A Handbook of Meter and Form, available from the University of Michigan Press

The Atlantic
Overseer Eli Pariser ’96’s The Filter Bubble showed up as essential summer reading at the Atlantic, as a hot topic on the Huffington Post, and Pariser gave interviews on Democracy Now and at Politico, where he shared his favorite joke (“It's the final day of a big introductory class at a big university...”)

The Independent
Caitlin McDonald ’01 authored two pieces for the Independent—one about women’s fashion in Dubai and another about sexual assault in Egypt

Recent grad Erin Swift ’07 has a paid internship at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Tiburon, CA. Meanwhile, Professor Tanya Marcuse found Tom Kotarba ’07 working at the Yossi Milo Gallery, which she calls “the hottest photography gallery in NYC”

Texas Children's Hospital
Parth Mehta ’91 authored a blog post for the Texas Children’s Hospital. Read more about Mehta’s work on pediatric oncology and hematology in Africa on Rocknet

Sophie Miller ’10 was awarded the Massachusetts Justice of the Peace Annual Scholarship

Overseer John McWhorter ’81 authored pieces on NPR and the New York Daily News

Tweeters: Huffington Post named Mike Doughty ’86 one of “13 Funny Musicians You Should Be Following On Twitter”

Incoming first-year Colin Eubank was profiled on eCatalina

Berkshire Eagle
The Berkshire Eagle chronicled the ongoing work of Simon’s Rock students who are going into local schools to provide sex education

Boston Globe The Boston Globe put the spotlight on Berkshire International Film Festival events held at the College

WEGO Health
HIV health activist and executive director of Volunteer Positive, Carlton Rounds ’83, is contributing to the WEGO Health initiative

Fox Business
Fox Business profiled Jessica Mah ’06 and her company, InDinero

Newsweek’s “Book Bag” highlighted Alison Bechdel’s Fun House: “If you open it up you won’t put it down”

The Australian
Shahzad Ismaily ’88 is receiving raves for his work on the debut album of Australian band Seeker Lover Keeper

Berkshire Eagle
The College mourns the passing of long-time staff member and renowned “good sport” Ruth B. Ide