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Simon's Rock will exhibit Johnson Foundation inaugural artists-in-residence

January 18, 2018
Bard College at Simon's Rock will exhibit work by James Weldon Johnson Foundation inaugural artists-in-residence in the Hillman-Jackson Gallery at the Daniel Arts Center January 29-March 9.
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Simon's Rock Mourns Loss of Literature Professor Rebecca Fiske

January 15, 2018
Rebecca Fiske, beloved literature professor, mentor, colleague, and friend, died January 3 after a long battle with cancer. A faculty member at Bard College at Simon's Rock since 1986, she is remembered for her accomplishments and dedication to her work, and her admiration and love for her students.
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2017 Symposium Week Dedicated to Life and Legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois

January 09, 2018
The Council for Equity and Inclusion at Bard College at Simon's Rock sponsors a Symposium on Social Justice and Inclusion each fall. The 2017 theme was dedicated to the life, legacy, and work of civil rights leader and author W.E.B. Du Bois.
The Women and Leadership Summit, held at Bard College at Simon's Rock, connected students from Bard College, Bard Microcollege Holyoke, and Simon's Rock with ground-breaking women leaders throughout western Massachusetts.

Local leaders advise and inspire at Women and Leadership Summit

December 20, 2017
The Women and Leadership Summit, held at Bard College at Simon's Rock, connected students from Bard College, Bard Microcollege Holyoke, and Simon's Rock with ground-breaking women leaders throughout western Massachusetts.

Bard College President Offers Viewpoint on Campus Free Speech

December 08, 2017
Bard College President Leon Botstein offers his opinion on free speech on college campuses in a piece for The Chronicle of Higher Education.
The Dance Department at Bard College at Simon's Rock presented its first ever Fall Dance Festival December 8-10 in the Daniel Arts Center, showcasing dance pieces created and performed by students and faculty.

Burgeoning Dance Program Offers Multi-Performance Festival Celebrating Creativity

December 07, 2017
The Dance Department at Bard College at Simon's Rock presented its first ever Fall Dance Festival December 8-10 in the Daniel Arts Center, showcasing dance pieces created and performed by students and faculty.
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Eli Pariser '96 Exposes Hidden Side of Internet to Bard Early College Students

November 14, 2017
Bard College at Simon's Rock alumnus Eli Pariser, co-founder of Upworthy, was a guest author in the Internet and Society class at Bard High School Early College Queens.
Vijay Prashad will deliver a keynote address on The World of Du Bois and Our World: Fascism and the Possibility of Humanity November 13 during the Symposium on Social Justice and Inclusion week at Bard College at Simon's Rock.

Vijay Prashad Delivers Keynote Address on 'The World of Du Bois and Our World'

November 10, 2017
Vijay Prashad delivered a keynote address on "The World of Du Bois and Our World: Fascism and the Possibility of Humanity" November 13 during the Symposium on Social Justice and Inclusion week at Bard College at Simon's Rock.

Commitment, Collaboration Backbone of Fall Student Production, Henry V

November 09, 2017
Bard College at Simon's Rock theater professor Aimée Michel directs students in the fall 2017 production of William Shakespeare's "Henry V" Nov. 9-11.
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Simon's Rock Provost Ian Bickford Talks Early College at The City Club of Cleveland

November 08, 2017
Bard College at Simon's Rock Provost Ian Bickford gave a talk, titled "Why Wait? Early College: National and Local, at The City Club of Cleveland November 1, 2017.
Chemistry Professor David Myers took up cycling two years ago, while in Australia on sabbatical from Bard College at Simon’s Rock, and has paired his growing interest in the sport with helping others.

Chemistry Professor Cycles for a Good Cause

October 24, 2017
Bard College at Simon's Rock chemistry professor David Myers participated in the Will Ride 4 Food fundraiser for The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts on September 24, 2017.
David Collopy, director of the Kilpatrick Athletic Center at Bard College at Simon's Rock, was a guest of Let's Talk with Jesse Stewart of Great Barrington-based radio station WSBS.

Kilpatrick Athletic Center connects with the diverse community

October 20, 2017
David Collopy, director of the Kilpatrick Athletic Center at Bard College at Simon's Rock, was a guest of "Let's Talk" with Jesse Stewart of Great Barrington-based radio station WSBS.
Like all faculty at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Brendan Mathews encourages curiosity in his creative writing and literature classes.

His critically acclaimed debut novel, The World of Tomorrow, is an outgrowth of his own fascination with the collisions of history and family, and with using fiction as a way to explore the vital questions that confront us all.

Brendan Mathews curates epic story in critically acclaimed debut novel

October 18, 2017
Bard College at Simon's Rock professor Brendan Mathews has become a "writer to watch" with his critically acclaimed debut novel, "The World of Tomorrow."

David Felix Sutcliffe '98 Wins Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Documentary

October 13, 2017
David Felix Sutcliffe, a Bard College at Simon's Rock alumnus, and his co-director Lyric R. Cabral, won an Emmy for their documentary (T)ERROR.
Bard College at Simon's Rock students, faculty, and staff will volunteer their services in Great Barrington and surrounds Friday, Sept. 29 for the sixth annual Rock the Community: A Day of Service in Honor of Emily Fisher.

Simon’s Rock Volunteers Rock the Community with Day of Service

September 29, 2017
The Bard College at Simon’s Rock community volunteered time in and around Great Barrington for the sixth annual Rock the Community: A Day of Service to Honor Emily Fisher.
On Sunday, September 24, at 3 p.m., the Walden Chamber Players return to the South Berkshire Concert Series at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. They will perform an eclectic program of music by Schubert, Lerdahl, Milhaud and Beethoven in a combination of string trio and double bass in McConnell Theater of the Daniel Arts Center.

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September 18, 2017
On Sunday, September 24, at 3 p.m., the Walden Chamber Players return to the South Berkshire Concert Series at Bard College at Simon's Rock. They will perform an eclectic program of music by Schubert, Lerdahl, Milhaud and Beethoven in a combination of string trio and double bass in McConnell Theater of the Daniel Arts Center.
Adrian Romoff, a 12-year-old piano virtuoso and sophomore at Bard College at Simon's Rock, will make his debut at Lincoln Center Saturday.

12-year-old sophomore Adrian Romoff makes Lincoln Center debut

September 16, 2017
Adrian Romoff, a 12-year-old piano virtuoso and sophomore at Bard College at Simon's Rock, made his debut at Lincoln Center Saturday, September 16.

Poet Molly McCully Brown '08 talks about her book on NPR

September 03, 2017
Bard College at Simon's Rock alumnae Molly McCully Brown talks about her book of poems on NPR.
Johanna Schwartz '10 is a chemist working on ways to improve the field of 3D printing.

Chemist Johanna Schwartz '10 featured by Women in 3D Printing

August 10, 2017
Johanna Schwartz '10 is a chemist working on ways to improve the field of 3D printing.
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Dual degree program empowers Rocker to apply engineering degree in medical field

August 08, 2017
Learn more about Eldred Lee '12, who is taking an innovative approach to health care needs as an engineer.