Jack Blum ’62
receives the Lifetime Achievement Award
from the Americans for Democratic Action this month in Washington, DC.
Caity ’07 & Luke Bolton '09
share their experiences as witnesses to the 'Arab Spring' uprising that toppled Egyptian President Mubarak. Click HERE
to read their story.
Duncan Hannah ’75
received a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship
Tania Ketenjian ’98
, co-founder of the radio magazine The [Un]Observed
, has collaborated with leading media organizations from around the world. Her most recent collaboration was with The Guardian,
based in the UK.
Howard Megdal '07
writes about sports in New York, including the Bard basketball team. Click HERE
to read the article.
Jaya Speir ’10
reports on her experiences while teaching English at the Bard Al Quds Honors College for Liberal Arts and Sciences in Palestine. Click HERE
to read her story.
Stephanie LaMont '14
was the featured student-athlete on the NCAA Division website
for her work this summer on the Bard Leprosy Relief Project.
Bard is more than halfway to reaching its fundraising goal for the 150th Anniversary Campaign. Thank you to all our supporters! The campaign was recently featured on the front page of the Poughkeepsie Journal
. To read the story, click HERE
. Learn more about the campaign and how you can lend your support
Ever wonder what Latin American and Iberian Studies majors go on to do? This month we focus on recent LAIS graduates. Check out the LAIS blog
featuring Braden Marks ’06, Jon Leslie ’08, Riva Lencer ’10, Mariana Giusti ’07,
and Flora Pereira ’09.
Your old school is cool -- was then, is now...
Bard In Space
Classes are underway - psychedelic wellies, miniskirts, instrument cases, and skateboards are everywhere. Flyers for clubs like Poi Joy (fire spinning and dancing) and URF (Union of Ridiculous Freelancers) and invitations to the upcoming Stoplight Party (a mixer where you wear red if you are in a relationship, yellow if it's complicated, and green if you are single) cover the bulletin boards.
I'm happy to report that Bard survived Hurricane Irene relatively unscathed. Who needs power on the first day of school? But the devastation further north and across the river is humbling.
Thanks to all the Hudson Valley Bardians who braved the weather for the Staatsburg Country Party at my house last month and all the Beltway Bardians who attended the BBQ this past weekend at the home of Pia Carusone '03
, cohosted by Mollie Meikle '03
. On September 24 there is an alumni/ae group taking a guided tour of the spectacular Walkway Across the Hudson
(sign up here
) and Aileen Passloff
is offering a composition workshop series in NYC for alumni/ae (sign up here
October 22nd is Alumni/ae Day
, the perfect time to come back for some foliage and friends. There is a full day of classes, tours, music, basketball, lunch, cappuccinos (CCS Bard
now has its own barista - hallelujah). Who said there is no such thing as a free lunch? The day is free, open to all alumni/ae and their families, but you need to sign up HERE
Hope to be seeing you soon,
(aka Jane Andromache Brien '89)
PS. Any ideas of how this Bard button got to space? First ten right answers get a Bard T-shirt.
PPS. Does anyone know where the jukebox from Adolph's went? Inquiring minds are asking me.
Find Us On
In the mood for some great art? Come back to campus to see a retrospective of Blinky Palermo
at the Bard Center for Curatorial Studies (through October 31), or visit Woods Studio for the exhibition In God We Trust: Contemporary Chinese Christian Art
(September 1-30). The Fisher Center presents a weekend of performances by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company
(September 9–11), and the So Percussion Quartet
kicks off the Conservatory Sunday Concert Series (September 18). If you are in Manhattan, sign up for the Bard Graduate Center’s Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture Seminars
(September 7–October 28).
In commemoration of the tenth anniversary of September 11th, 2001, Leon Botstein
, Jonathan Becker
, Roger Berkowitz
, and others
participated in a panel discussion and film show put on by the Center for Civic Engagement
entitled 9/11 Ten Years Later
. The entire event can be seen HERE
. On Monday, September 12, Leon Botstein
participated in Interdependence Day 2011
, a symposium about post-9/11 reflection and moving toward a world of positive interdependence, at Lincoln Center in NYC.
Once again, Bard College is taking the lead in innovative education. This month, the Bard Early College Centers
opened their doors in New Orleans, and the third Bard High School Early College opened in Newark, NJ (BHSEC Newark
). Dumaine Williams ’03
will be the new dean of students at BHSEC Newark.
How did you spend your summer vacation? The Bard Men’s Basketball
team spent eight days in Ireland last month playing ball, seeing the sights, and learning to appreciate Irish cuisine. Read Coach Adam Turner’s ’06 Ireland blog.
Anyone tell you lately that Bard is the new Brown? If so, maybe they read Matt Taibbi’s ’92
article in Town & Country
magazine. Bard also fared well in The Daily Beast’
s recent ranking of Top 20 Most Rigorous Schools.
photo credit: Mariel Ron '12
, the Edith C. Blum Professor Emerita of Art History, at her retirement party during 2011 Commencement and Alumni/ae Reunion Weekend with Chris McCloskey '08
and Lily Robbins '08