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October 1, 2009

Natural Life Magazine Points to Bard College at Simon’s Rock

natural life logoIn an excerpt from Natural Life magazine, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, along with Mary Baldwin’s PEG program were identified as innovative colleges that offer alternative to high schools.


Photograph Magazine Selects Faculty Member Tanya Marcuse Image for Cover

photograph magazine logoPhotography faculty member Tanya Marcuse recently had her image selected as the cover art for Photograph magazine’s September/October issue. View here.

Madison Magazine Applauds Alumna Founded Music Festival

madison logoMadison Magazine recently profiled alumna Bessie Cherry ’96 for her work founding and continuing Madison, Wisconsin’s Forward Music Festival. Read the full clip here.

September, fall 2009

Thailand’s only ceramics publication, The Thai Ceramics Journal, featured faculty member Ben Krupka's work on their cover and featured his work in a three page article, “Works and Inspiration of Ben Krupka.”

September 29, 2009

Provost Marcy Appears on "Spirit of the Berkshires," Discusses Early College

Provost Marcy recently appeared on the cable program "Spirit of the Berkshires" to discuss the educational initiatives, background, and opportunities offered at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. The program is broadcast on cable and is also available online.

September 25, 2009

Carnegie Corporation Honors President Botstein with Academic Leadership Award

carnegie logoPresident Botstein was recently honored with the prestigious Academic Leadership Award by the Carnegie Corporation, which awards leaders $500,000, "to be used, at the leader's own discretion, toward institutional academic priorities." The award recognizes presidents and chancellors who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, both teaching and research; the development of major interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary undergraduate and graduate programs that bridge the gulf between the theoretical and the practical; outreach to local communities and cooperation with business, education, and civic leaders on initiatives such as K-12 school reform; and the expansion and improvement of international initiatives and global engagement. Read more.

The American Arts Quarterly, The Iowa Review, and Salamander Publish New Poems by Faculty Member Peter Filkins

art quarterly logoLiterature faculty member Peter Filkins recently had new poems published in the prestigious American Arts Quarterly, the Iowa Review and Salamander. In addition, his submitted poem “The Wild Boar” was a finalist in the first annual Narrative magazine poetry contest. Narrative will publish the poem in their next issue.

September 20, 2009

New Jersey Daily Features Berkshire Area for "Artsy Vibe" and "Rural Charm"

north jersey logoThe Record - a Hackensack, New Jersey daily paper - recently featured Lenox, Massachusetts and the surrounding area as "the place to be." The report spotlights Bard College at Simon’s Rock students as one of the area’s charms.

September 9, 2009

The Berkshire Eagle Reports Bard College at Simon’s Rock Enrollment Successes

berkshire eagle logoDespite concerns of downward trends in enrollment, The Berkshire Eagle reported that area colleges, including Bard College at Simon’s Rock, had successfully met their admission targets, while public colleges in the area saw record surges. The report not only highlights the successes in recruiting a strong number of incoming students at the College, but points to Simon’s Rock’s accomplishments in attracting a diverse class.

September 5, 2009

The Washington Post Writes Rave Review of Faculty Member Wesley Brown’s New Novel

washington post logoThe Washington Post recently reviewed faculty member Wesley Brown’s new novel, Push Comes to Shove, which tours readers through the tumultuous 60s and 70s through characters drawn into the “shadowy radical underground in the United States.” The Post says that Brown “writes about this milieu with compassion and deep insight…” and that he “admirably succeeds” and is “exceptionally well qualified” to put “a human face on individuals whose bombings, kidnappings and plane hijackings seemed without rhyme or reason to most Americans." Read the full praise here.

September 4, 2009

The Daily Hampshire Gazette Catches Up with Alumnus Mukunda Feldman

gazette logoAlumnus and café owner Mukunda Feldman was recently profiled in The Daily Hampshire Gazette. In it he discusses his path toward successful café ownership, his background and inspirations.

September 3, 2009

The Berkshire Record Profiles Afghan Sophomore Adbul Sammad Sadri

berkshire record logoRecently, The Berkshire Record featured a report on Bard College at Simon’s Rock sophomore Abudul Sammad Sadri. The report highlights his and his mother’s recent presentations that portray what life is like in Afghanistan. Sadri has given more than 25 presentations since coming to the United States.

Summer 2009

Under the Sun and Renascence Publish Work by Faculty Member Jamie Hutchinson

This summer, Under the Sun— a national literary journal of creative non-fiction published by Tennessee Technological University—and Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature, published by Marquette University, published work by faculty member Jamie Hutchinson. Under the Sun published a piece of creative non-fiction, "Leaning Into the Current,” and Renascence published Hutchinson’s scholarly piece "Faithful Thinkers: Emerson, Barfield, and the New American Adam."