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2020 News Archive

Message of Support for Our International Community

July 10, 2020
To the Simon’s Rock International Community, We hope this message finds you and your families safe and healthy. We are reaching out in response to the latest regulations from the Student & Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)—the government branch of the Department of Homeland Security charged with oversight of international students and scholars in the U.S. with F-1 and J-1 visas.

Fall 2020 Reopening Plan Announcement

July 10, 2020
It is our intent to reopen the campus with primarily in-person, socially distanced classes; we will do so with the utmost priority being the safety and wellbeing of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors. Our plan has been formulated in close coordination with state and local authorities as well as public health officials. As the public health situation evolves and the state provides new guidance, we will adjust our planning accordingly and will keep you updated.

John B. Weinstein Assumes Role of Provost

July 02, 2020
Dr. John B. Weinstein assumed the role of Provost and Vice President on July 1, 2020. His appointment was announced in February by Bard College President Leon Botstein. He assumes the role from interim provost Dimitri Papadimitriou, who will return full time to Bard’s Annandale-on-Hudson campus as president of the Levy Economics Institute and member of the economics faculty.

Affirming Black Lives Matter

June 03, 2020
Dear Simon's Rock Community, Following the recent message from Bard College President Leon Botstein, we write with a message of support and solidarity to the Simon’s Rock community, specifically to our Black students, faculty, staff, and families. We are sorry, we are incensed, and we condemn the police brutality and racism that have yet again impacted our nation’s communities of color. We take this time to reiterate to our Black community members that you are valued, you are loved, and you are an integral part of Simon’s Rock.
Jessica Mah Simon's Rock commencement speaker

Jessica Mah '06 to Deliver Commencement Address

March 04, 2020
Alumna Jessica Mah '06 will address the graduates at the 51st Commencement ceremony on May 16, 2020.

John Weinstein Named Next Provost of Simon's Rock

February 28, 2020
Bard College President Leon Botstein announces Dr. John Weinstein as the next provost of Bard College at Simon's Rock.

COVID-19 Updates

February 28, 2020
News and updates on Simon's Rock's response to COVID-19.