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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.
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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.
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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 Picture

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.

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.
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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.
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Simon’s Rock Gets High Marks for LGBTQ Inclusiveness

October 24, 2018
Campus Pride, the leading organization working to create a safer college environment for LGBTQ students, has rated Simon’s Rock 4 out of 5 stars on the on its national listing of LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities.

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.
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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 Named Next Executive Director of National Center for Fair & Open Testing

July 25, 2018
Bard College at Simon's Rock alumnus Andre Green will become the newest executive director of FairTest, the National Center for Fair & Open Testing.

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."
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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.


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