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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 Month-Long 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.
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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, deputy 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.

Bard College President Offers Viewpoint on Campus Free Speech

December 08, 2017
Bard College President Leon Botstein offers his opinion on free speech on college campuses in a piece for The Chronicle of Higher Education.
The Dance Department at Bard College at Simon's Rock presented its first ever Fall Dance Festival December 8-10 in the Daniel Arts Center, showcasing dance pieces created and performed by students and faculty.

Burgeoning Dance Program Offers Multi-Performance Festival Celebrating Creativity

December 07, 2017
The Dance Department at Bard College at Simon's Rock presented its first ever Fall Dance Festival December 8-10 in the Daniel Arts Center, showcasing dance pieces created and performed by students and faculty.
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Eli Pariser '96 Exposes Hidden Side of Internet to Bard Early College Students

November 14, 2017
Bard College at Simon's Rock alumnus Eli Pariser, co-founder of Upworthy, was a guest author in the Internet and Society class at Bard High School Early College Queens.
Vijay Prashad will deliver a keynote address on The World of Du Bois and Our World: Fascism and the Possibility of Humanity November 13 during the Symposium on Social Justice and Inclusion week at Bard College at Simon's Rock.

Vijay Prashad Delivers Keynote Address on 'The World of Du Bois and Our World'

November 10, 2017
Vijay Prashad delivered a keynote address on "The World of Du Bois and Our World: Fascism and the Possibility of Humanity" November 13 during the Symposium on Social Justice and Inclusion week at Bard College at Simon's Rock.

Commitment, Collaboration Backbone of Fall Student Production, Henry V

November 09, 2017
Bard College at Simon's Rock theater professor Aimée Michel directs students in the fall 2017 production of William Shakespeare's "Henry V" Nov. 9-11.
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Simon's Rock Provost Ian Bickford Talks Early College at The City Club of Cleveland

November 08, 2017
Bard College at Simon's Rock Provost Ian Bickford gave a talk, titled "Why Wait? Early College: National and Local, at The City Club of Cleveland November 1, 2017.
Chemistry Professor David Myers took up cycling two years ago, while in Australia on sabbatical from Bard College at Simon’s Rock, and has paired his growing interest in the sport with helping others.

Chemistry Professor Cycles for a Good Cause

October 24, 2017
Bard College at Simon's Rock chemistry professor David Myers participated in the Will Ride 4 Food fundraiser for The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts on September 24, 2017.
David Collopy, director of the Kilpatrick Athletic Center at Bard College at Simon's Rock, was a guest of Let's Talk with Jesse Stewart of Great Barrington-based radio station WSBS.

Kilpatrick Athletic Center connects with the diverse community

October 20, 2017
David Collopy, director of the Kilpatrick Athletic Center at Bard College at Simon's Rock, was a guest of "Let's Talk" with Jesse Stewart of Great Barrington-based radio station WSBS.
Like all faculty at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Brendan Mathews encourages curiosity in his creative writing and literature classes.

His critically acclaimed debut novel, The World of Tomorrow, is an outgrowth of his own fascination with the collisions of history and family, and with using fiction as a way to explore the vital questions that confront us all.

Brendan Mathews curates epic story in critically acclaimed debut novel

October 18, 2017
Bard College at Simon's Rock professor Brendan Mathews has become a "writer to watch" with his critically acclaimed debut novel, "The World of Tomorrow."
Emmy award-winning filmmaker David Felix Sutcliffe with his mother.

David Felix Sutcliffe '98 Wins Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Documentary

October 13, 2017
David Felix Sutcliffe, a Bard College at Simon's Rock alumnus, and his co-director Lyric R. Cabral, won an Emmy for their documentary (T)ERROR.