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LLI Receives Award from the Bard College CCE

Introduction

As Nanci mentioned in her president’s letter, LLI received the New Generations Award by Bard College Center for Civic Engagement on September 24, at a beautiful celebration recognizing CCE’s 10th anniversary. It was a spectacular late afternoon under a tent behind Blithewood, overlooking the river and the mountains beyond.

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Bard College v. Board of Elections – Again

Introduction

On July 15th, Bard College President Leon Botstein joined with the student-led voting rights initiative Election@Bard, two members of the Bard staff (Bard College Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Civic Engagement, Erin Cannan; along with Bard College Assistant Director of Student Activities, Cynthia Cunningham), and three Bard students (Alejandra Rodriguez Ortiz,

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Bard College Receives $500 Million Endowment Pledge from Investor and Philanthropist George Soros

Introduction

As you may have read in the news, George Soros has donated $500 million dollars to Bard College to fund its permanent endowment. This gift provides for the college to continue its many missions throughout the world. It also requires matching funds. The college can already match $250 million dollars and has five years to raise an additional $250 million dollars.

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Why Is Bard’s Campus Closed to Us?

Introduction

Bard has had amazing success at managing the COVID-19 pandemic in its community. Over the last year, despite welcoming students on campus from around the world, it has had only 10 cases of COVID-19, six among students and four among employees. (Its COVID-19 dashboard is updated weekly.) The administration’s approach has one big lesson for all of us—make the hard choices.

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Frank Benson, Flag, 2005

Introduction

Marking one week prior to the Presidential election and flying until the votes have been counted and the election results are ratified, CCS Bard will present the sculpture Flag, 2005, by Frank Benson. Flag was first flown at CCS Bard in 2005 as part of an exhibition titled,

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Bard STEM Fellows Have Some Edutainment for Your Grandchildren

Introduction

If you have children living with you at this time, there’s always a quest for things to do. If you are staying in touch with grandchildren by Zoom, it’s fun to have an activity you both can engage in. The STEM fellows at Bard’s Center for CIvic Engagement have come up with a series of entertaining,

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Honoring Dean Stuart Stritzler-Levine

“It’s better to know how to learn than to know.”

Theodore Seuss Geisel

Quoting a cherished line from one of his favorite poets, today we pause to remember one of our founders, Dean Stuart Stritzler-Levine, who died on Friday night, May 1 at the age of 87.

Without Dean Levine,

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Record Number of Bard Students Win Awards

Introduction

David Shein, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Studies at Bard College, has announced a record-breaking nine students have won Fulbright Scholarships and another has been named an alternate winner; two students have won the Watson Fellowship, tying the previous Bard record; one has been awarded a Davis Projects for Peace Prize;

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Highlights of the Bard Calendar

Bard in March Has All Kinds of Interesting Events

Bard in March has all kinds of interesting events.  This is just a taste of what you will find on the Bard Events Calendar. Tuesday, March 10  from 7-11:30 pm, at the Jim Ottaway, Jr. Film Center, the Center for the Moving Image will screen four films —

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Meet Dean Paul Marienthal

Say Yes Unless There’s a Compelling Reason to Say No

In Paul Marienthal’s office, on the second floor of Bertelsmann Campus Center, there is a stained glass window with the words, “Say yes unless there is a compelling reason to say no.”

Paul is the Bard College Dean for Social Action.

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