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2018 News Archive

Ronan Farrow '99 Named A GQ Man of the Year

December 13, 2018
"Spearheading reporting that catalyzed the #MeToo movement," GQ writes, "[Farrow] won a Pulitzer Prize this year and something more: a reputation as the most fearsome investigative journalist in America."

RISE: More than a Little Help from Friends

November 29, 2018
What began as one student’s idea has become a full-fledged support program with trained student counselors, educational programming, and professional support.
Jonathan presents at the Canadian Conference for Computational Geometry

Rockers Make their Mark with Original Research

November 09, 2018
Six Rockers presented original work at the Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry and the Research Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (RAIS) Conference.

Extraterrestrials, Evil, and a Perfect God

September 18, 2018
Bard College at Simon's Rock Associate Professor of Philosophy Sam Ruhmkorff publishes "The Copernican principle, intelligent extraterrestrials, and arguments from evil" in Religious Studies, an international journal devoted to the problems of the philosophy of religion and published by Cambridge University Press.

Simon's Rock Provost Supports Lowering Voting Age

September 10, 2018
In an opinion piece in the Times Union, Bard College at Simon's Rock Provost Ian Bickford provides a compelling view on why the voting age should be lowered.

Simon's Rock Becomes More Sustainable with Solar Panel Installation

September 10, 2018
Bard College at Simon's Rock will become a more sustainable campus with the installation of solar panels on the roofs of the Daniel Arts Center, the Ceramics and Metal/Wood Studio, and the Kilpatrick Athletic Center.
James Weldon Johnson Foundation artists

Simon's Rock and James Weldon Johnson Foundation Residency Continue to Foster Creativity

August 23, 2018
The James Weldon Johnson Foundation partnered with Bard College at Simon's Rock for the second annual artist-in-residence program. Artists stayed on campus and used the art studios, but also used the campus and James Weldon Johnson's nearby home and writing cabin as inspiration for new work.

Pulitzer Prize Winner Gregory Pardlo to Discuss Critically Acclaimed New Memoir

August 16, 2018
Author and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gregory Pardlo will deliver the Book One lecture at Bard College at Simon's Rock on his new memoir "Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America" Thursday, August 30, at 7:00 p.m.

Andre Green ’97 Leading Efforts to End Misuse and Flaws in Standardized Testing

July 25, 2018
Andre Green was named the executive director of FairTest: The National Center for Fair & Open Testing. The organization works to improve evaluations in education while eliminating racial, class, gender, and cultural barriers to equal opportunity posed by standardized tests.

Alum Henry Alford's Newest Book is a Personal Voyage Into the World of Dance

June 22, 2018
Acclaimed author, columnist, humorist, and Bard College at Simon's Rock alumnus Henry Alford has written a new book "And Then We Danced."
Sandy Cleary with llama

Daniel Arts Center Director Excited to Present First Ever Daniel's Art Party

June 12, 2018
Sandy Cleary, director of Daniel Arts Center at Bard College at Simon's Rock, shares more about a new and exciting performing arts festival, Daniel's Art Party, June 12 - July 1, and about herself.
Student speaks at rally with pride flag and Black Lives Matter banner

9 Things For LGBTQ Students and Allies To Look For In a College

May 23, 2018
You learn best when you are in an inclusive and diverse environment where people of all sexual orientations and genders can thrive. Learn what to look for in an inclusive college campus.
Abigail Wagle Kilpatrick Award

Abigail Wagle Receives First Ever Kilpatrick Athletic Center Student Award

May 17, 2018
Bard College at Simon's Rock first-year student Abigail Wagle has received a newly created award that recognizes a student who has used the Kilpatrick Athletic Center the most during the academic year.

Professor Jennifer Browdy's Guide to Writing Purposeful Memoir Wins Nautilus Award

May 02, 2018
Bard College at Simon's Rock professor Jennifer Browdy's book, "The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir: A Writer's Companion," has received a silver award in the Creative Process category by the Nautilus Book Awards.
Elibba Dean Fulbright Austria

Elibba Dean '13 Awarded Teaching Assistantship in Austria Through Fulbright Program

April 27, 2018
Bard College at Simon's Rock alumna Elibba Dean is headed to Austria to teach English thanks to a teaching assistantship through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
Hninn holds basket

Phyu Hninn Nyein ’05 Honored by Women of the Future Awards, South East Asia

April 26, 2018
Bard College at Simon's Rock alumna Phyu Hninn Nyein is leading the way for women in STEM as the general manager of the Farm Advisory Services team at Proximity Designs in Myanmar. The inaugural Women of the Future Awards, South East Asia recently presented Hninn with the Community & Public Service Award for her contributions as a young woman in business.
Ronan Farrow Point Courage Award

Alum Ronan Farrow's Reporting for The New Yorker Wins Pulitzer

April 18, 2018
Journalist Ronan Farrow '99 shook up Hollywood with his reporting on rampant sexual harassment and assault. His articles earned The New Yorker a Pulitzer Prize for public service.
Alumna Arielle King VLS convening

Arielle King '14 Continues Student Activism at Vermont Law School

April 13, 2018
Bard College at Simon's Rock alumna Arielle King moderated a panel at the second annual 2018 EJ Law and Policy Convening on "Advancing Environmental Justice."
Simon's Rock March for Our Lives

Rockers Nationwide Support March for Our Lives Movement

April 11, 2018
Across the United States and Canada, Rockers declared their support for the March for Our Lives movement by marching, rallying, and speaking out on March 24. Bard College at Simon's Rock students, faculty, and staff attended the sibling event held in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Eric Foner Du Bois Lecture

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian to Deliver 22nd Annual W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture at Simon's Rock

March 26, 2018
DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, author, and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, Dr. Eric Foner, will deliver the 22nd Annual W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture at Bard College at Simon's Rock April 12.

Local Area Swimmers Compete in New England Swimming Championships

March 26, 2018
The Kilpatrick Athletic Center's Snapper Swim Program ended the 2017-18 season at the Silver Championships at the University of Rhode Island March 16-18, with wins, top 10 placements, and numerous personal bests.
think food 2018 logo

5th Annual ThinkFOOD Conference on April 7

March 21, 2018
The Center for Food Studies at Bard College at Simon's Rock will hold its 5th annual ThinkFOOD Conference on Saturday, April 7, 2018. The daylong conference will explore the theme "The Future of Farming: Democratizing the Food System."

Whistleblower Wins Justice and Success

March 20, 2018
An American teenager’s father vanishes in Uganda, leaving him alone, destitute, and half-educated. Taken in by relatives in Massachusetts, he learns of a special college in Western Massachusetts that doesn’t require a high school diploma. The institution is of course Simon’s Rock Early College, as it was known at the time. Simon’s Rock planted the seeds of Ted's belief that young people must take risks to lead a satisfying life.

White House Correspondent April Ryan Named Commencement Speaker

March 06, 2018
April Ryan, White House correspondent, CNN political analyst and award-winning author, will address graduates at the 49th commencement ceremony of Bard College at Simon's Rock on Saturday, May 19, 2018.

April is Adult Learn to Swim Month

March 05, 2018
April is Adult Learn to Swim Month is a volunteer-based program administered by United States Masters Swimming. The April program was started by the Simon's Rock PaceMakers Masters Swim Team in 2012 with 12 volunteers from the team teaching over 20 residents of the Southern Berkshires how to swim.
30under30 exhibit poster

Simon's Rock Alumni, Student Showcase Talent in 30under30 Exhibition

February 20, 2018
The second annual 30under30 exhibition at No. Six Depot Gallery in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts is showcasing 30 talented young Berkshire area artists, including three alumni and a current student from Bard College at Simon's Rock.
Daniel's Art Party head

Daniel's Art Party: A Performing Arts Celebration at the Daniel Arts Center

February 20, 2018
The Daniel Arts Center at Bard College at Simon's Rock will present Daniel's Art Party, June 12 through July 1, a springtime celebration of community and the arts curated by renowned Los Angeles theater, opera, and film artist Ken Roht.
REACH 2018 benefit singers

REACH Club's Second Annual Benefit Supports Berkshire Immigrant Center

February 14, 2018
The REACH Club at Bard College at Simon's Rock held its second annual benefit concert and auction Feb. 10, 2018. The money raised will support the work of the Berkshire Immigrant Center in Pittsfield.
Provost Ian Bickford

Simon's Rock Provost on How Early College Reimagines Path to Higher Ed

February 12, 2018
In an opinion piece for The Hechinger Report, Bard College at Simon's Rock Provost and Vice President Ian Bickford writes that conventional high schools prepare students for college admission rather than college education.
Kerry Hamill and son, Grayson

Simon's Rock Community Mourns Death of Assistant Registrar Kerry Hamill

January 22, 2018
Kerry Hamill, assistant registrar in the office of Academic Affairs at Bard College at Simon's Rock, and formerly the service desk manager at the Kilpatrick Athletic Center, and her young son, Grayson, died in a car accident on December 30.

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.

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.

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.