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Bard Prison Initiative Debate Union Defeats University of Cambridge

April 24, 2019
Maximum security inmates took on Cambridge in a debate about nuclear weapons -- and won
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Creative Responses to Climate Change

April 18, 2019
A series of curated events affirms Rockers’ commitment to sustainable environmental practice.
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Gwendolyn VanSant ’87 Named 2019 Woman of Achievement

April 18, 2019
Berkshire Business and Professional Women is honoring the founding director of Multicultural BRIDGE.

Bard College Berlin Art Historian, Curator Aya Soika Exposes Emil Nolde's Nazi Ties

April 17, 2019
A groundbreaking exhibition reveals German painter Emil Nolde as an enthusiastic supporter of Hitler's regime rather than its victim.

Bard Early College High School to Open in DC

April 16, 2019
Opening in fall 2019, the tuition-free, four-year, early college high school will be operated jointly by Bard College and DC Public Schools. Students earn college credit and an associate degree from Bard College while earning their high school diploma.

“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.
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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.
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From Academy to Thesis

April 09, 2019
Part of the inaugural class of Bard Academy, Gigi Janko ’16 is writing her thesis. Combining her passions for dance, ceramics, and tennis, she is examining the perfection of gesture and the construction of meaning.

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.
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“Local Berkshire playwrights taking on big subjects”

April 01, 2019
Professor Wesley Brown speaks with Jim Frangione from The Berkshire Edge.
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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.
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Peter Filkins on The Writer's Voice

March 28, 2019
Professor Peter Filkins joins Francesca Rheannon for The Writer’s Voice, which is broadcast on the Progressive Radio Network.

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.
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Faculty-Student Collaboration Unlocks Clues to the “Wood Wide Web”

March 19, 2019
Eric Yi '16 and Samantha Statter '16 joined professors Eric Kramer and Donald McClelland, and Joseph Carlson of the Joint Genome Institute, as co-authors of an academic research paper that provides new insights into one of the big mysteries in forest ecology.

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.
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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.

Andrea Barrica ’06 on Featured SXSW Panel

March 08, 2019
The Austin Chronicle names the founder in it’s “Women Empowered: Five SXSW Panel Picks.”
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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.

Students Share Cultural Experiences at Muddy Brook Elementary

March 04, 2019
The Berkshire Eagle reports on Simon’s Rock students visiting the area school as part of Read Across America Day.


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