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LLI’s 2022 Annual Meeting

Introduction

Never mix business with pleasure, so some people say. Not Bard LLI. On May 13th, members had a wonderful time gathering together in Olin Hall to celebrate life, catch up on old times, enjoy some culinary tidbits, and finally get down to business. See a photo montage of the event here.

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Seniors-to-Seniors Tea Was Inspiring

Introduction

Each year Bard LLI has supported a small group of Bard seniors with scholarships that enable them to complete their senior projects. This year’s six recipients described their involved, personal projects at the annual Dean Stuart Stritzler-Levine Seniors-to-Seniors Scholarship Recognition Tea on May 22 in the Laszlo Z. Bito Auditorium.

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Regional DEI Workshop

Introduction

On February 23, the Bard LLI Social Justice Team convened a group of eight (including Bard) regional LLIs for a Zoom workshop on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The purpose of the workshop was to bring together those LLIs interested in sharing and discussing DEI efforts within their respective organizations and to explore ways in which we might build collaboration among our programs.

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Congressman Jamie Raskin in Conversation With Bard LLI

Introduction

On March 9, Bard LLI, in partnership with Oblong Books and the Bard Center for Civic Engagement, presented a special program via a Zoom webinar featuring US Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md., 8th District). Congressman Raskin is a former law professor at American University and a constitutional scholar. He is currently a member of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the US Capitol,

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Let’s Party!

Introduction

We have made it through the pandemic and our members are eager to get together. Membership Development and Social Gatherings have organized several fun events.

First up is a Twilight Zone collage workshop hosted by LLI member Mary McClellan and artist Bev Lipper at Starr Library in Rhinebeck on Monday,

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Together at Last!

A Beautiful Day for a Tour

Fifty LLIers gathered on a beautiful day outside the Hessel Museum, taking advantage of the unusual opportunity to chat and catch up in person. We were divided into two groups, one led by first-year graduate student Kyle Herrington and second-year graduate student Eduardo Alfonson,

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Orientation 2021

In-person orientation for 2020 and 2021 new members was held on campus on September 8th. Irene Esposito, hospitality chair, hosted the new members with coffee, tea and pastries, enjoyed by all. Following the orientation, several new members toured the campus. Two days later, an online zoom orientation was held. Thank you to Kim Sears,

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With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art, 1972-1985

Introduction

To many of us, this is not art history. This is yesterday. The Hessel Museum of Art’s exhibition, With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art, 1972-1985, presents a wide range of work from that movement, work that runs counter to the abstract minimalism prevalent at that time.

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Orientations and Socials

Introduction

The academic year may not begin until September, but the Membership Development Committee and its Social Gatherings and Member Services Teams are busy. They are making plans for new members in both the class of 2020 and the class of 2021. In addition, there are plans for social gathering for all LLI members.

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Hybrid Makes History

Introduction

As the veil of life under the pandemic begins to lift, Bard LLI faces a sea change not unlike when COVID-19 first tore apart our lives. We remember, thankfully, how a team of dedicated members assembled immediately after the campus closed. Zoom took over. The Online Team dug in and gave valuable time,

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