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2019 News Archive

Simon’s Rock lost one of its longest serving employees over the holidays. Owen D. “Corky” Shultis passed away at home on December 21, 2019, days before his 67th birthday.

Simon’s Rock Mourns Loss of Owen D. “Corky” Shultis

December 31, 2019
Simon’s Rock lost one of its longest-serving employees over the holidays. Owen D. “Corky” Shultis passed away at home on December 21, 2019, days before his 67th birthday.
Dawnland group with Emmy

Dawnland Wins Emmy

September 26, 2019
The documentary co-directed by Ben Pender-Cuderlip ’01 focuses on stolen children and cultural survival.
Gibson and Luiselli

Two Bard College Faculty Members Named MacArthur Fellows

September 25, 2019
Jeffrey Gibson, artist in residence in the Studio Arts Program and Valeria Luiselli, writer in residence in the Written Arts Program, are both recipients of this prestigious "genius grant" awarded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Bechdel's Self portrait

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel ’77 Named to 100 best books of the 21st century

September 22, 2019
The Guardian describes the Fun Home as a pioneering work that helped shaped the modern genre of “graphic memior.”
Farrow headshot

NPR Interviews Ronan Farrow ’99

September 07, 2019
Ronan Farrow ’99 discusses MIT and Jeffrey Epstein on NPR.
Dimitri B. Papadimitriou

Acting Provost Announced

August 24, 2019
Simon’s Rock welcomes Professor Dimitri B. Papadimitriou to campus in the role of Acting Provost.
McWhorter

“It Wasn’t ‘Verbal Blackface.’ AOC Was Code-Switching’

April 15, 2019
In The Atlantic, John McWhorter ’81 argues that critics are misreading the linguistic reality of America’s big cities.
Peabody Awards with Ronan Farrow

Ronan Farrow ’99 To Host Peabody Awards

April 12, 2019
The 78th Peabody Awards honors 60 nominees that represent the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and digital media during 2018.

Students Exhibit Research at Berkshire Earth Expo

April 02, 2019
Simon's Rock students will present their research at the Berkshire Earth Expo, a local event focused on energy efficiency, climate resilience, and the protection of nature and health.
Joelle with Farmers

Translator, Farmer, Alumna

March 29, 2019
We spoke with Simon’s Rock alumna Joelle Chevrier ’08 who lives in Taiwan and works as a translator and farmer. She and her wife help give voice to members of the farming community.

Bloomberg Business Week Profiles Ashley Oerth ’10

March 25, 2019
In “Get to Know Your Trans Co-Workers,” Ashley shares her experience in the financial services industry.

Andrea Barrica ’06 Publishes Editorial in The New York Times

March 12, 2019
She argues that refusing to provide children with medically accurate sex education isn't ideological—it’s negligent.

Daniel Rose-Levine to Present at National Museum of Mathematics

March 11, 2019
Rubik's-Cube-with-feet world record holder Daniel Rose-Levine will share the mathematical secrets behind solving the Rubik's Cube at a March 12 event.
Kincaid portrait

Jamaica Kincaid Named Simon’s Rock Commencement Speaker

March 08, 2019
Jamaica Kincaid, author of a dozen seminal works of fiction and nonfiction, will address graduates of Bard College at Simon's Rock: The Early College on Saturday, May 18 at 11:00 a.m.
Book Cover

Jan Staller ’71 Publishes Book of Cinematic Photographs

March 07, 2019
The Film Forum has championed independent and alternative cinema since 1970. When the space underwent extensive renovations last year, noted NYC photographer Jan Staller ’71 was there to capture and transform the experience with his unique vision.

Vogue Recommends Brendan Mathews New Book

March 04, 2019
The Simon’s Rock professor’s short story collection, This Is Not A Love Song, is praised as “lovely, quietly ambitious… vibrant, risk-taking realism.”

ThinkFOOD Conference Embraces Pollinators

February 28, 2019
Farmers, educators, and entrepreneurs will gather to support a lively local interest in bees and pollination. The Center for Food Studies will hold its 6th annual ThinkFOOD Conference on Saturday, April 13.

Tate Coleman A‘18 Advocates for Better Public Transit

February 14, 2019
Tate Coleman is building support for public transit in the southern part of Berkshire County. Tate presented his public transit proposal at the Great Barrington selectboard and was featured on NPR affiliate WAMC.

Joel ’71 and Ethan ’74 Coen Earn Another Academy Award Nomination

February 08, 2019
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs written by alums Joel and Ethan Coen, received a 2019 Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. This is the Coens’ seventh nomination for screenwriting.
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Brendan Mathews Publishes Short Story Collection

February 05, 2019
In This Is Not a Love Song¸ faculty member Brendan Mathews takes love—its promises and its limits—as his subject.
Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor headshot

Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor To Give Du Bois Lecture

February 04, 2019
Author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation will be speaking on Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00 PM at the Bard College at Simon's Rock Daniel Arts Center
A ceramics-based exhibition by Boston artist Kathy King and New York artist Matt Nolen, curated by Ben Krupka.

SHE SAID, HE SAID: A Ceramics Exhibition

February 01, 2019
The Hillman-Jackson Gallery presents an exhibition by Boston artist Kathy King and New York artist Matt Nolen, curated by faculty member Ben Krupka. The show opens January 28, 2019 and will be on view daily through March 8, 2019.
Stefan Jackiw with violin

Rising Star Violinist and Pianist to Perform at Simon's Rock

January 22, 2019
Violinist Stefan Jackiw and pianist Conrad Tao, both highly acclaimed musicians, will perform a program of 19th and 20th Century classics on Saturday, January 26 at 8 pm. The program is preceded by a pre-concert conversation with Jackiw and Tao at 6:45 pm. The event is presented by South Berkshire Concerts at Bard College at Simon's Rock and will be held at the college's Daniel Arts Center.

Crime + Punishment Shortlisted for Academy Award for Best Documentary

January 15, 2019
David Felix Sutcliffe '98 served as a consulting producer on the film, which follows the story of the "NYPD 12," a group of police officers who dared to demand a more just police force.

New Program: BA/MD with SUNY Upstate Medical University

January 04, 2019
Earn a BA from Simon’s Rock and then matriculate directly into Upstate Medical. No MCAT required.