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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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SummerFest, And the Learning Was Easy

Introduction

That was the goal of the LLI Online Task Force, and according to the 104 LLI members who answered the survey, they often succeeded. Even when members did not enjoy their experience, however, they often had some constructive comments. Here are some of their reactions to attending their SummerFest classes on Zoom.

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June is Membership Month

Introduction

Have you renewed your LLI membership for the 2020-2021 year? Membership renewal opened on June 1 and will continue until June 21. You were sent a renewal application link on June 1 or you may access the application at the membership renewal and payment form on our website, lli.bard.edu,

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2020 Annual Meeting: Demonstrating Continuity and Flexibility

Introduction

Bard LLI successfully held its first annual meeting via Zoom on May 15 thanks to the extraordinary skill and dedication of the LLI Online Task Force. In a remarkably short time, the Task Force was able to organize the meeting, train speakers, invite members to attend, and encourage audience participation,

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LLI Online Opens with Annual Meeting and SummerFest

Introduction

At the LLI Council meeting in April, uncertainty abounded. How could LLI best serve our members during this time of lockdowns and pandemic? How could LLI conduct the Annual Meeting when we could not safely congregate on campus? What should happen to all the excellent, planned SummerFest courses? Should we just shut down and wait for all of this to pass?

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Member Opinions about Online Learning

Introduction

Given the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, part of this year’s annual member survey was devoted to addressing an issue of immediate relevance: whether members would be interested in online classes. The Bard College campus has been closed, and we don’t know when we will be able to hold classes there.

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Resources, Near and Virtual

Introduction

Although we are spending most of our time at home these days, we do have access to a wealth of resources to fill our pantries, maintain our health, and keep ourselves entertained. Here is a list of many available resources to help you through these difficult times. This list will also be available on the LLI website.

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COVID-19 Updates – March 11, 2020

To All LLI Members and spring presenters

We are writing to let you know that the leadership of LLI, together with the Bard College Response Team, has been regularly monitoring the possible risks associated with COVID-19 in our local area. We are grateful to Erin Cannan, Bard Vice President for Student Affairs,

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Seniors, Meet the Seniors

Introduction

Each spring, Bard seniors, having worked long hours, complete their senior projects. Each project is a work in their major field that draws on their four-year experience at Bard. To complete their work, the students may need funds for travel or materials. LLI is proud to provide grants each year to several Bard students to help cover these expenses.

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Intersession Wows the LLI Audience

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Gene Burns, Chair of the Special Programs Team, outdid himself this winter by arranging an intriguing selection of presentations for Intersession. Lou Trapani led off by challenging his audience to debate whether art is of any use. (Hint: All of us thought it is.)

Read below for a summary of the topics discussed during the different Intersession classes.

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