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Provost Peter Laipson explained the shifting perception of bachelorhood in American history and culture on WAMC’s Academic Minute.

   
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The Chronicle of Higher Education tapped Professor Peter Filkins to explain How Translation Shapes Meaning.

   
 Introducing the Liebowitz Center for International Studies

International media strategist and publicist, and an expert on privacy and security issues, former international correspondent Bill Scannell ’81, shared his experience with the campus in a talk titled Reflections of a War Correspondent & Privacy Activist.

   
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CityGuideNY recommended Toy Box Theatre Company’s The Empress and El Diablo for anyone visiting NYC in March. James Sparber ‘92, is the play’s music director.

   
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Prof Ben Krupka’s pieces were on display in Santa Fe. Santa Fe Clay hosted a unique exhibit of dinnerware called La Mesa.

   
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Catherine Schane-Lydon ‘80, launched Toccata Blocks, proportionally shaped tiles that help music students learn about rhythm and meter.

   
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Ken Eppstein ‘88 started Nix Western Comics (NWC). The one story per issue format ̶ taken from the tone of the great spaghetti westerns of the 60s and 70s ̶ comes with its own soundtrack!

   
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The Berkshire Eagle profiled staff member Barbara Shultis in Hope for cure blooms in cancer survivor. Shultis has organized the 'Daffodil Days' fundraiser at Simon's Rock for six years.

   
Advocate

The Advocate Weekly highlighted Simon's Rock faculty Jack Brown and student Jake Schwartz’s role in this year’s Berkshire Lyric multigenerational concert, “Schwartz was on hand to play some mandolin, tin whistle and bouzouki on some numbers ̵ providing a little extra taste of that folk Irish flair.”

   
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The Daily Sleepy Hollow reported that filming for The Coen Brothers new movie, Inside Llewyn Davis, stopped traffic in Sleepy Hollow.

   
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Library Journal spoke with Alison Bechdel '77 about her new book, Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama.

   
Recycle Apple

The College recently shed 10,000 pounds --of e-waste. Bard College at Simon’s Rock Information Technology Services department took advantage of an Apple computer recycling program to remove obsolete computer equipment from campus. ITS selected Apple because of their environmental focus. Apple disassembles the used equipment and reuses key components to keep the waste out of the environment.