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Highlights of Bard’s October Calendar

Introduction

Bard is back in full swing with many wonderful events open to LLI members and other members of the Bard community. There are far too many to list them all, but you can access the Bard calendar here.

Don’t miss Bard conservatory students performing at the Tuesday noon concerts,

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A Dean Goes Fishing

By Chuck Mishaan

Introduction

You can find Charlevoix on the map by imagining the tip of the fourth finger on the mitt that shapes the state of Michigan. The village of Charlevoix, a summer escape for Chicagoans and other midwesterners, opens onto Lake Michigan, and that’s where we are going.

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LLI Supports Student Interns

Introduction

LLI received wonderful thank-you letters from students in the NYC Bard High School Early College Program (BHSEC). Every year, LLI provides financial help for expenses incurred during summer internships.

The Bard Early Colleges are founded on the belief that many high-school-age students are eager and ready for the intellectual challenges of a college education.

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Early Voting and Election@Bard

Introduction

This year, citizens of New York State have a new opportunity to cast their vote prior to the official Election Day.  For two preceding weekends and a full week in between, voters can visit any one of a number of designated early voting locations in their county, and vote.

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Bard Center for the Study of Hate

Introduction

Each mass shooting is met with endless pontificating about its cause — lax regulation of guns, incitement in the media, anomie, mental illness, violent video games, etc., etc. But these events keep happening with horrifying frequency, and they are the tip of an iceberg of internet trolling, conspiracy theories,

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Bard Joins Global Climate Strike

Introduction

This young person is deadly serious. Something needs to be done about global warming, and it needs to happen now!! Bard students will rally for action on September 27th with students throughout the world. They welcome participation by anyone who wants to join them.


In front of Parliament

Background

It was August 2018,

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Lessons From the Mandala: Venerable Tenzin Yignyen

Venerable Tenzin Yignyen

LLI members who attended spring classes May 6 – 10 had the pleasure of watching a Tibetan monk, the Venerable Tenzin Yignyen, construct a beautiful mandala made from grains of colored sand in the main lobby of the Reem-Kayden Center. At the end of the week, everyone could participate in a ceremony to dismantle the mandala and join a procession to the Sawkill River where the sand was sent off toward the Hudson River and the Atlantic Ocean.

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Octopus or Tarantula?

Fontaine 1984

There is a delightful small fountain lying in wait for you between Olin Hall and Warden’s Hall, just to the west of Olin.  Titled Fontaine 1984, it is in operation seasonally, from now through October.

At first glance, it may resemble a pile of stainless steel cannons – but the cylinder parts are animated,

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The Arboretum Called Bard

Introduction

Try to imagine your garden measuring 930 acres. Try to imagine it containing hundreds of varieties of flowers, bushes, grasses, and other flora. Try to imagine how much work it takes to design, manage, nurture, and maintain it for people to enjoy. You don’t have to imagine it. It’s right here.

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From Sentenced to Scholar

Introduction

How did a debate team made up of people doing time at a New York State prison in the Catskills defeat both Harvard and Cambridge – two of the most respected debate teams ever? They were students in the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI). Their skills were honed in a college degree program that may be one of Bard’s most innovative efforts.

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