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Provost Peter Laipson and his partner Alison Lobron make a guest appearance on WAMC’s Speakers Corner. Listen to Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Dr. Peter Laipson and Alison Lobron.

Gabriel Asfar

College honors Professor Gabriel Asfar with annual scholarship
Provost Laipson announced the creation of an annual scholarship honoring Professor Gabriel Asfar and the profound effect he has had on thousands of Simon's Rock students during his nearly 29 years at Bard College at Simon's Rock.


Dow Jones Online covered the launch of The Demand Institute, a joint venture from The Conference Board and Nielsen Holdings N.V. spearheaded by Mark Leiter ’81. The Demand Institute is a non-advocacy, non-profit entity focused on illuminating how consumer demand is evolving around the world.


Four alumni made Forbes 30 Under 30 List: Claire Rosen '01 (Art and Design), Kyle Allison '01 (Science), Jessica Mah '06 (Technology), Ronan Farrow '99 (Law and Policy)!


Danny Rivkin ‘10 was profiled for The Catalina Islander for her work with Avalon High School students. Rivkin created and delivered a summer program to help students prepare for SATs. She focused on work habits, question asking, self-advocacy, problem solving, organizational and communication skills. Students who completed the tutorial raised their SAT scores at least 100 points. Go Danny!


First-year Ariel Drouault ’11 makes a case for the Santa Monica Airport in this opinion piece published by the Santa Monica Daily Press.


“Analog or Digital”, an alternative single from Sumul Shah ’99 and his band Wildlife Control, made the charts on Amazon. Check out the video. Shah graduated with his associate's degree in 2001.


Dear Teen Me: Author Ashley Ray PĂ©rez ‘00 recounts the excitement and angst that started with the pink postcard urging her to “Accelerate to Excellence! Start College Two Years Early…”


Seniors Noel Dominguez and Kathryn Giles will present Supererogation, Fairness, and Action Guidance at the upcoming 2012 Undergraduate Ethics Symposium at DePauw University. The co-authors submitted their paper one-minute shy of the February 2nd midnight deadline and were selected as sessions presenters by The Prindle Institute for Ethics.


Senior Noel Dominguez is the only undergrad chosen to speak at the Graduate Conference and Workshop hosted by Concordia and McGill University. Dominguez thesis topic “Moral Responsibility and Epistemic Awareness” is the subject of the presentation slated for delivery at the Status of Minorities in Philosophy Conference at in Montreal.