Alum Zach Mason’s debut novel, The Lost Books of the Odyssey, published in February by Farrar Straus Giroux is now a New York Times bestseller. In addition to several rave reviews by The New York Times reviews, Mason’s novel was reviewed by The New Yorker, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, O magazine, and many other newspapers.
Faculty member Emmanuel Dongala’s latest novel, recently released, Photo de Groupe au Bord du Fleuve (Translated: Group Photo at the Riverside) is generating rave review in the French press. Told in the second person, it is a novel described as an optimistic feminist work—giving portraits of powerful, strong women who struggle daily to feed and educate their children. The novel follows his highly acclaimed previous novel, Johnny Mad Dog, which was made into a film and premiered, two years ago at the Cannes Film Festival.
A recent alum wrote a feature piece for the magazine Teen Link, titled “You Stand to Win Everything.” It outlined their experience and the value of early college for bright, highly motivated students. Read the full story here.
April 29, 2010
Inside Higher Ed, a leading higher education daily, included Simon’s Rock commencement speaker and alumna Christa Breslford in its commencement round-up. Read the full listing here.
April 20, 2010
Alumnus “Dosh” has recently released his third album and is touring. He talks about his influences, his experience, and education background in a profile that appeared on television station KVUE’s website. The full story can be read here.
April 15, 2010
The North Adams Transcript, Berkshire Eagle, Valley Advocate and other regional media outlets featured Bard College at Simon’s Rock’s participation in a day-long program “Berkshire Kids Go to School.” The program has sixth graders tour area college campuses and sit in on classes to get a sense of college life. This is the third year that Simon’s Rock has participated.
April 14, 2010
The New York Times was among several media outlets to cite Bard College at Simon’s Rock as one of the four campuses that plays host to the Center for Talented Youth and Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy summer language immersion program. The program has talented students in grades 8-12 spend several weeks on campus immersed in intensive foreign language instruction.
April 11, 2010
Several Gazette media outlets reported that Bard College at Simon’s Rock was among several other top, elite liberal arts institutions as some of the country’s most expensive higher education institutions. This year, however, the report included language explaining that many of the colleges included, such as MIT and Simon’s Rock, offer substantial scholarships to qualified students and their families to help.