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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

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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

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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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Donations of Gently Used Kitchen Items for Bard Community Kitchens

We are publishing this request from Patrick Clarkson, Bard Assistant Director of Housing, for donations of gently used kitchen items to be used in residence hall community kitchens.

Dear LLI Members,

Residence Life & Housing has paired up with the Sustainability Council to collect gently used pots,

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Joan Tower Wins Musical America’s 2020 Composer of the Year Award

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Bard College Asher B. Edelman Professor in the Arts Joan Tower has been honored with one of the music industry’s most prestigious awards: Musical America’s Composer of the Year. “Trained in an era when academic modernism reigned, she developed from a composer of intensely wrought chamber works into a creator of dramatic orchestral music that can only be described as,

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Bard’s Stevenson Library Welcomes LLI Members

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by Cathy Reinis

LLI members are welcome to become members of the Stevenson Library at Bard and can borrow library materials, according to Betsey Cawley, Library Director. Membership lasts through the academic year.

On October 8, the Around Bard class visited the Stevenson Library and explored the many collections in the library’s holdings,

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