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2021 News Archive

Announcing Four New Deans in Academic Affairs

September 16, 2021
Bard Academy and Bard College at Simon’s Rock announced the appointment of several new deans to help guide the future of academic affairs and student support services at the institution.

ThinkFOOD Conference Highlights Sustainable Eating in a Warming Planet

September 15, 2021
The Center for Food Studies at Bard College at Simon’s Rock will host the 8th annual ThinkFOOD Conference from October 1–2, 2021, with a focus on looking to nature for sustainable ways to eat and lessen our impact on the planet.

Simon’s Rock Wins Top Rankings by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review

September 13, 2021
Bard College at Simon’s Rock has earned top accolades in the 2022 rankings from U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review.

MAGPIES: Making Math Fun, Accessible, and Collaborative

September 09, 2021
Read about MAGPIES, a Bard network outreach program to bring math to female-identifying middle school-age students.

2021 Book One Lecture: Alexander Chee

September 03, 2021
Bard College at Simon's Rock is pleased to welcome acclaimed author Alexander Chee for a public talk reflecting on his widely celebrated essay collection and this year's Book One selection, "How to Write an Autobiographical Novel," on September 8, 2021.

Expanding College Pathways with South County School District Partners

August 31, 2021
Simon's Rock partners with South County School Districts to offer early college credits to local students.

Maryann Tebben Talks Changing French Cuisine with BBC Travel

July 30, 2021
Maryann Tebben, professor of French and head of the Center for Food Studies, discusses the shifting habits of French culinary consumers with BBC Travel.

Early College Folio, Digital Academic Journal, Launches

July 22, 2021
Bard College at Simon’s Rock announced the inaugural release of its digital, open-access academic journal focused on the early college movement, Early College Folio.

Rockers Code, Connect, and Innovate at Hack-a-Thon

June 30, 2021
Students in the Simon's Rock studio recently held a hack-a-thon to spark innovation, sharpen students’ technical and coding skills, and offer the opportunity to network with other students and alumni working in the tech industry.

Language & Literature as Activism

June 22, 2021
For more than two decades at Bard College at Simon’s Rock and in the wider world of literature and publishing, Jennifer Browdy ’78, Division Head, Languages & Literature at Simon’s Rock, has deftly married vocation with conviction on social and environmental justice. Read our Q&A with Jennifer.

Ben Dobson ’00 Featured in Town & Country

June 22, 2021
Town & Country profiles the work of Ben Dobson ’00, a co-­founder of Hudson Carbon and Hudson Hemp. The two startups have a joint mission to: research and promote regenerative organic agriculture and carbon sequestration; farm hemp; perform complex botanical extractions; and, along the way, make and sell an exquisite line of CBD-infused wellness products called Treaty.

Faculty and Students Publish New Research on Chromosome Shapes in Leading Science Journal

June 15, 2021
A new study from a Simon's Rock faculty member and two students examining how chromosome size and shape vary between species finds that, on average, chromosomes with more DNA are both longer and wider, with chromosome width increasing like the square root of chromosome length. The findings appear in the May issue of Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology.

Simon's Rock Farm Deepens Roots

June 09, 2021
In addition to helping provide fresh produce for our community, the Simon’s Rock Farm is a wellspring of research, education, and community engagement.

Maudie Hampden Shah ’99 and Sumul Shah ’99 Named Simon's Rock Commencement Speakers

May 20, 2021
Maudie Shah ’99 and Sumul Shah ’99, co-founders of Amino and Simon’s Rock alumni, will address the graduates at the 52nd Commencement ceremony of Bard College at Simon’s Rock on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.

New BA Studio Transcends Traditional Boundaries of Academia

May 14, 2021
The new Simon's Rock Studio is an intellectual maker-space and communal learning project driven by a small group of inaugural Fellows. It has an entrepreneurial atmosphere similar to that of a start-up or a think tank.

What Makes an Artist? Simon's Rock Students Decide

April 14, 2021
Chris Domenick, faculty in the arts, asks students to interrogate these questions and come up with unexpected answers as part of his Interdisciplinary Guest Artists Class this spring.

Simon's Rock Celebrates Women's History Month

April 02, 2021
To celebrate Women's History Month, Simon’s Rock faculty, students, and staff spotlighted one of the following central figures in women's history nearly every day throughout March 2021.

New Novel by Justin Deabler ’93 Featured in the Berkshire Eagle

March 25, 2021
The Berkshire Eagle spotlights the new novel by Justin Deabler ’93, "Lone Stars."

Peter Filkins Publishes New Book of Poetry

March 10, 2021
Peter Filkins, Richard B. Fisher Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at Simon’s Rock, releases his latest book of poetry, "Water / Music," on April 6, 2021, and will participate in a virtual book tour with other acclaimed writers.

Nine Simon's Rock Faculty Win OSUN Accolades

March 02, 2021
Nine members of the Bard College at Simon’s Rock faculty were recently awarded competitive accolades from the Open Society University Network (OSUN).

Erin McMullin's Blog Helps Translate the Science of COVID

February 01, 2021
Simon's Rock faculty in biology, Erin McMullin, writes about the science of COVID and other topics on her blog, "Science in Translation."