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Ronan Farrow Point Courage Award

Alum Ronan Farrow's Reporting for The New Yorker Wins Pulitzer

April 18, 2018
Journalist Ronan Farrow '99 shook up Hollywood with his reporting on rampant sexual harassment and assault. His articles earned The New Yorker a Pulitzer Prize for public service.
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Arielle King '14 Continues Student Activism at Vermont Law School

April 13, 2018
Bard College at Simon's Rock alumna Arielle King moderated a panel at the second annual 2018 EJ Law and Policy Convening on "Advancing Environmental Justice."
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Rockers Nationwide Support March for Our Lives Movement

April 11, 2018
Across the United States and Canada, Rockers declared their support for the March for Our Lives movement by marching, rallying, and speaking out on March 24. Bard College at Simon's Rock students, faculty, and staff attended the sibling event held in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

Young Leaders: Global Issues Initiative Summer Program at Simon's Rock

April 02, 2018
Bard College at Simon's Rock has added a new youth program to its summer calendar, Young Leaders: Global Issues Initiative, a two-week program for ages 11 to 14, June 25 – July 6. This summer, students will consider the question, "Is Clean Water a Right or a Privilege?"
Eric Foner Du Bois Lecture

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian to Deliver 22nd Annual W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture at Simon's Rock

March 26, 2018
DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, author, and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, Dr. Eric Foner, will deliver the 22nd Annual W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture at Bard College at Simon's Rock April 12.

Local Area Swimmers Compete in New England Swimming Championships

March 26, 2018
The Kilpatrick Athletic Center's Snapper Swim Program ended the 2017-18 season at the Silver Championships at the University of Rhode Island March 16-18, with wins, top 10 placements, and numerous personal bests.
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5th Annual ThinkFOOD Conference on April 7

March 21, 2018
The Center for Food Studies at Bard College at Simon's Rock will hold its 5th annual ThinkFOOD Conference on Saturday, April 7, 2018. The daylong conference will explore the theme "The Future of Farming: Democratizing the Food System."

Whistleblower Wins Justice and Success

March 20, 2018
An American teenager’s father vanishes in Uganda, leaving him alone, destitute, and half-educated. Taken in by relatives in Massachusetts, he learns of a special college in Western Massachusetts that doesn’t require a high school diploma. The institution is of course Simon’s Rock Early College, as it was known at the time. Simon’s Rock planted the seeds of Ted's belief that young people must take risks to lead a satisfying life.

White House Correspondent April Ryan Named Commencement Speaker

March 06, 2018
April Ryan, White House correspondent, CNN political analyst and award-winning author, will address graduates at the 49th commencement ceremony of Bard College at Simon's Rock on Saturday, May 19, 2018.

April is Adult Learn to Swim Month

March 05, 2018
April is Adult Learn to Swim Month is a volunteer-based program administered by United States Masters Swimming. The April program was started by the Simon's Rock PaceMakers Masters Swim Team in 2012 with 12 volunteers from the team teaching over 20 residents of the Southern Berkshires how to swim.
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Simon's Rock Alumni, Student Showcase Talent in 30under30 Exhibition

February 20, 2018
The second annual 30under30 exhibition at No. Six Depot Gallery in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts is showcasing 30 talented young Berkshire area artists, including three alumni and a current student from Bard College at Simon's Rock.
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Daniel's Art Party: A Performing Arts Celebration at the Daniel Arts Center

February 20, 2018
The Daniel Arts Center at Bard College at Simon's Rock will present Daniel's Art Party, June 12 through July 1, a springtime celebration of community and the arts curated by renowned Los Angeles theater, opera, and film artist Ken Roht.
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REACH Club's Second Annual Benefit Supports Berkshire Immigrant Center

February 14, 2018
The REACH Club at Bard College at Simon's Rock held its second annual benefit concert and auction Feb. 10, 2018. The money raised will support the work of the Berkshire Immigrant Center in Pittsfield.
Provost Ian Bickford

Simon's Rock Provost on How Early College Reimagines Path to Higher Ed

February 12, 2018
In an opinion piece for The Hechinger Report, Bard College at Simon's Rock Provost and Vice President Ian Bickford writes that conventional high schools prepare students for college admission rather than college education.

Loren AliKhan '99 Co-leads Emoluments Lawsuit Against President Trump

February 06, 2018
Loren AliKhan, solicitor general at the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia and Bard College at Simon's Rock alumna, is co-leading with the Maryland attorney general an Emoluments Clause lawsuit against President Donald Trump.
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Simon's Rock Community Mourns Death of Assistant Registrar Kerry Hamill

January 22, 2018
Kerry Hamill, assistant registrar in the office of Academic Affairs at Bard College at Simon's Rock, and formerly the service desk manager at the Kilpatrick Athletic Center, and her young son, Grayson, died in a car accident on December 30.

Simon's Rock will exhibit Johnson Foundation inaugural artists-in-residence

January 18, 2018
Bard College at Simon's Rock will exhibit work by James Weldon Johnson Foundation inaugural artists-in-residence in the Hillman-Jackson Gallery at the Daniel Arts Center January 29-March 9.
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Simon's Rock Mourns Loss of Literature Professor Rebecca Fiske

January 15, 2018
Rebecca Fiske, beloved literature professor, mentor, colleague, and friend, died January 3 after a long battle with cancer. A faculty member at Bard College at Simon's Rock since 1986, she is remembered for her accomplishments and dedication to her work, and her admiration and love for her students.
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2017 Symposium Week Dedicated to Life and Legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois

January 09, 2018
The Council for Equity and Inclusion at Bard College at Simon's Rock sponsors a Symposium on Social Justice and Inclusion each fall. The 2017 theme was dedicated to the life, legacy, and work of civil rights leader and author W.E.B. Du Bois.
The Women and Leadership Summit, held at Bard College at Simon's Rock, connected students from Bard College, Bard Microcollege Holyoke, and Simon's Rock with ground-breaking women leaders throughout western Massachusetts.

Local leaders advise and inspire at Women and Leadership Summit

December 20, 2017
The Women and Leadership Summit, held at Bard College at Simon's Rock, connected students from Bard College, Bard Microcollege Holyoke, and Simon's Rock with ground-breaking women leaders throughout western Massachusetts.

 

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