July 23, 2009
The Advocate featured an interview with alumna Sara Katzoff about the Berkshire Fringe’s fifth annual festival, which takes place at the Daniel Arts Center from July 27– August 16. Katzoff discusses the founding of the Fringe and the evolution of its annual festival. A full schedule of the productions is included. Read more.
July 16, 2009
During the President’s address at the NAACP’s centennial celebration, he pointed to Bard High School Early College and the early college approach as an innovative educational path, stating: "We should also explore innovative approaches being pursued here in New York City; innovations like Bard High School Early College and Medgar Evers College Preparatory School that are challenging students to complete high school and earn a free associate's degree or college credit in just four years.” Watch the speech.
July 12, 2009
Alumnus Lane Filler comically narrates his FBI file hunt in a column for the Herald-Journal. He eventually dismantles his once-held belief that merely attending Bard College at Simon’s Rock would warrant government surveillance. Read more.
July 11, 2009
The Berkshire Eagle and The North Adams Transcript profiled the College’s new Carriage House in a report that highlighted several colleges’ infrastructure projects in the Berkshires.
July 8, 2009
Faculty member Nancy Bonvillain was sourced as a Native language expert for an article that appeared in Diverse. The piece examines Native languages and their future on the campus and in our larger culture. Read more.
July 7, 2009
The magazine Folio Weekly recently profiled the mixed media work of alumna Sarah Crooks Flaire. Crooks Flaire calls her work “an intuitive narrative” that connects her with the “rhythm and wonders of the natural world,” the magazine reports.
July 5, 2009
The Miami Herald reported on incoming Bard College at Simon’s Rock student Moremi Akinde’s recent award given by the Broward County Commission honoring her bravery against gestures of racial violence that took place at her school. After a noose was hung next to a lunch table she and her friends ate at, Akinde spoke out. ''I felt it was an important issue that needed to be addressed and if I just let it pass by, then students wouldn't have understood why it was such a big deal and not a joke,” she explained to The Miami Herald.
July 5, 2009
The Miami Herald highlighted the Berkshires as a national travel destination. Bard College at Simon’s Rock got a nod, “but at its center, you'll find a college town (Simon's Rock is located there) filled with progressive boutiques, a triplex movie theater, art galleries and restaurants (the town is known for its sushi joints).”
Faculty member Larry Burke contributed film scenes to the recently released and critically acclaimed film, Food Inc. Look for scenes from the New Alchemy Institute, which was a pioneering "green science" facility on Cape Cod, and a scene from Stonyfield Farm Yogurt Company in New Hampshire if you want to spot his work. More about Food Inc.
July 1, 2009
Chronogram Magazine featured a review of faculty member Wesley Brown’s new novel, Push Comes to Shove. Chronogram writes, “Push Comes to Shove spans more than a decade, and though not a historical novel in the traditional sense, it opens the door to the work of the black liberation movement at a critical moment in American history.” The novel, which was released in May by Concord Free Press, is experimenting with a charitable distribution model by offering the book for free. However, the publisher does ask that readers log-on to a website and make a donation to a charity of their choosing in place of payment. So far, Brown’s readers have raised more than $47,000 in donations. Read the full review.
June 19, 2009
Alumna Amy Lund was profiled for her loom and weaving work in an article that appeared in the Herald News. In it, she describes her process, history, and inspiration. Read more.
June 25, 2009
Alumna Jessie Kislin Driscoll’s jewelry design captured the attention of The Woodstock Times recently. Kislin Driscoll’s inspired jewelry designs incorporate coinage and have caught the attention of artisans in the area. She discusses her process and inspiration with the arts reporter.
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