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Twenty-year-old Alum Earns Master's Degree from Columbia University

July 17, 2015
Marne Garretson, age 20, to earn Masters of Public Health Degree from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University in New York, New York, on May 20, 2015.
Translating H.G. Adler: Writer's Voice Interviews Peter Filkins

Translating H.G. Adler: Writer's Voice Interviews Peter Filkins

July 15, 2015
Francesca Rheannon interviewed Simon's Rock Professor Peter Filkins for the Writer's Voice about his translation of German Jewish writer H.G. Adler's novel, The Wall.

Eric Kramer and Ethan Ackelsberg '12 Co-Author Scientific Paper

June 30, 2015
Faculty and students often work together on research projects. This past March, Eric Kramer, faculty in Science, Mathematics, and Computing, and student Ethan Ackelsberg ‘12 co-authored the scientific paper “Auxin Metabolism Rates and Implications for Plant Development,” published in the scientific journal Frontiers.

Faculty member Anastasia Samoylova in New Yorker

June 26, 2015
The New Yorker says new faculty member Anastasia Samoylova's series “Landscape Sublime” adopts and transfigures the clichés of nature imagery. Her unique images are influenced by her childhood in Moscow, the nature around her, and the cheesy stock photos on her screensave.
Alumna Alison Bechdel's Fun Home Wins 5 Tony Awards

Alumna Alison Bechdel's Fun Home Wins 5 Tony Awards

June 08, 2015
The 69th Tony Award for Best Musical was awarded to Fun Home, a groundbreaking new musical adapted from Bechdel's celebrated graphic memoir.

Maryann Tebben Talks with the Splendid Table

May 28, 2015
Maryann Tebben, head of the Center for Food Studies at Bard College at Simon's Rock and author of Sauces, talks with the Noelle Carter, chef and test kitchen manager at the Los Angeles Times on the American Public Media's The Splendid Table.
Humorist and Journalist Henry Alford '80 Returns to the Rock

Humorist and Journalist Henry Alford '80 Returns to the Rock

May 12, 2015
Henry Alford returns to Simon's Rock in May as commencement speaker. The author of five books and a frequent contributor to the New Yorker, he also writes a monthly column about manners in the New York Times. He spoke with Simon's Rock magazine about - among other things - manners, hotel-room amenities, and getting kicked out of boarding school.
What Stem Does to Thinking

What Stem Does to Thinking

April 23, 2015
Faculty member Patty Dooley delivered in a keynote address at the closing ceremony of the Joint Science and Technology Institute, a "smart camp" run by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency for high school-aged students interested in STEM.
Third Time’s the Charm

Third Time’s the Charm

March 26, 2015
Ian Bickford has been a student and a professor at Simon’s Rock. Now he’s back a third time – for the biggest adventure yet. The office of Ian Bickford ‘95 is a work-in-progress. Located on the second floor of the Hall College Center at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, it has bare walls and just a few books on the shelf. But its sparseness makes sense: Ian returned to his alma mater just four months ago, to launch a new initiative called Bard Academy at Simon’s Rock.
Simon's Rock Loses Beloved Dance Professor Wendy Shifrin

Simon's Rock Loses Beloved Dance Professor Wendy Shifrin

March 26, 2015
Wendy Shifrin, beloved colleague, teacher, and friend, died in March after a long illness. A member of the Simon’s Rock faculty since 1984, Wendy was not only an accomplished dancer and choreographer but also a dedicated, compassionate, and gifted teacher.
Rockers, Roommates, Best Friends and Fulbright Scholars

Rockers, Roommates, Best Friends and Fulbright Scholars

March 16, 2015
Marisa Benitez ‘11 and Zara Anwarzai ’11 have always been ambassadors of culture. It’s just what they do. Zara hails from Indianapolis—a quintessential all-American city—and yet her mother is Russian and her father Afghani. Marisa is an L.A. woman and second generation American, raised by a single mother and strongly steeped in Cuban culture. Each came to Bard College at Simon’s Rock ready for the challenge of early college, and both were nurtured in their academic pursuits—French and German philosophy, political theory, the cultural inferences of translation.
What Really Matters About Simon's Rock Students

What Really Matters About Simon's Rock Students

October 29, 2014
If Simon's Rock students are attentive to their grades it is because grades are an authentic measurement of their mastery of the material. And at Simon's Rock, it is mastery that matters.