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President Leon Botstein critiques an education system that prepares students for little more than rote learning in the New York Times

Entertainment Weekly Entertainment Weekly carried the news that Alison Bechdel ’79 was selected by Houghton Mifflin to edit the 2011 edition of The Best American Comics. Online literary quarterly Wag’s Review also published an interview with Bechdel, who will be on campus March 7th as a Bridges Program Visiting Artist

New York Times Professor Peter Filkins’s translation of Panorama, by German language Czech author H.G. Adler, was reviewed in the New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. He also discussed Adler’s work as a guest on national radio show Writer’s Voice

New York Times The film adaptation of Professor Emmanuel Dongala’s novel Johnny Mad Dog was reviewed in the New York Times

Good Morning America Mike Doughty ’86 was featured on the Good Morning America segment “Your Three Words”

Playbill Playbill announces Daisy Eagan’s ’96 cabaret, Still Daisy After All These Years, is playing at New York’s Laurie Beechman Theatre starting March 28.

Wall Street Journal John McWhorter wrote about how to reform foreign language education in the Wall Street Journal and authored pieces on NPR celebrating biracial diversity and the importance of prisoner re-entry programs

Good Food Alums Barth Anderson ’84 and Greg Charbonneau ’84, owners of Barrington Coffee, were awarded a Good Food Award for their pesticide-free, fair trade, roasted-to-order beans

Berkshire Eagle Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, the Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of bestseller Half the Sky, came to Simon’s Rock on February 6 to discuss the book with the College community. Their appearance was highlighted in the Berkshire Eagle

New Canaan Advertiser Pianist Manon Hutton-DeWys ’01 was profiled in the New Canaan Advertiser

Sierra Sun The Sierra Sun highlighted an exhibition of artworks by Carole Sesko ’75

The Advocate Simon’s Rock was recognized in an article about the W.E.B Du Bois Center in Great Barrington in the Advocate Weekly

Berkshire Eagle The Berkshire Eagle reviewed Bridges Visiting Artist Frederic Chiu’s October 17th performance of works by Debussy and Schumann, with faculty member Karen Beaumont reading Drillon's Gustave.