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The Knife and the Butterfly, the latest Young Adult novel by Ashley Hope PĂ©rez (nee Ray) ‘00, tells the story of two teens whose lives become entangled when they meet in a deadly gang fight. Kirkus Reviews called The Knife and the Butterfly an “unflinching portrait with an ending that begs for another reading.”


Daisy Eagan ’96 is on the road in the national tour of Take Love, Loss, And What I Wore with Loretta Swit, ("M*A*S*H"), Myra Lucretia Taylor (Wicked, Nine), Emily Dorsch ("Gossip Girl") and Sonia Manzano ("Sesame Street"). Check Playbill for tour dates.


Assistant Director of Security Ed Harvey was named the 2011 Volunteer of the Year at YMCA Camp Wa Wa Segowea. Read Ed’s story in The New Marlborough 5 Village News.


Eli Pariser ‘96 continues to make news. A CBS News Money Watch article “Personalization: a blow against innovation” cites The Filter Bubble and adds another danger to the list: diminution of innovation.

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Zoe Witzeling '06 has been accepted to Teach for America in Detriot, and will be teaching math there for the next two academic years.


Clara Gordon ’07 was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship. She will serve as an English teaching assistant at a Moroccan university.


The Twin Cities’ City Pages catches up with Martin Dosh to talk about reuniting with the band Lateduster and touring Europe.


Listen to Dr. Michael Bergman of Bard College at Simon's Rock describe one of the Earth’s most extreme environments, its inner core on WAMC’s “Academic Minute”.


Ronan Farrow ‘99, Special Advisor on Global Youth Issues at the State Department made Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30 list for Law & Policy.


Sarah Bloom ’93 was elected president of the Utah Association for Behavior Analysis (UtABA). UtABA, a chapter of the Association for Behavior Analysis international, encourages scientific activity, professional training and development, and intellectual activity related to behavior analysis in Utah.


Chef/Owner Bjorn Somlo ’96 and his restaurant in historic Lenox received praise from Passport Magazine in a review that said “the scene at Nudel both on the menu and in the restaurant, is refreshingly new.”

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The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Bard College received the gift of the ECLA European College of Liberal Arts in Berlin, Germany. The new satellite institution of Bard, will be called ECLA of Bard, a Liberal Arts University.