In its annual review of colleges, The Princeton Review named Bard College at Simon’s Rock as one of the country’s best colleges. The Review includes student interviews and a survey portion. Students characterized their experience as “Academically challenging and formidable…” but supported by “professors who provide up close and personal attention and who go out of their way to be available out of the classroom.” The Review also highlighted the College as a place where no one cheats, class discussions are encouraged and political activism is popular.
The New York Times featured The Berkshire Fringe—the alumni founded and lead theatre organization—on Friday, August 7. In it, they speak with founders and alumna Sara Katzoff ’97, alumnus Timothy Ryan Olson ’95 and Peter Wise. The feature spread not only captures the Fringe’s founding and evolution, but the organization’s strong relationship with Bard College at Simon’s Rock. The Berkshire Fringe was also highlighted in reports from several local and regional media outlets throughout the month. Read the complete feature.
On Wednesday, August 12, President Botstein appeared on the Charlie Rose Show, on PBS. The two spoke about the groundbreaking Al-Quds University and Bard College partnership, established in 2008 to improve the Palestinian education system. It represents the first dual-degree collaboration between a Palestinian university and an American institution of higher education. Watch the program.
On August 13, 2009, The Valley Advocate highlighted faculty member Marc Vecchio’s staged production of “Fishing for Home.” Read more.
The Boston Globe highlighted a world class collaboration that premiered at Bard College at Simon’s Rock between the Hawthorne String Quartet and painter Jim Schantz on August 14, 2009. Read more.
The Ottawa Citizen sourced Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Anne O’Dwyer for her expertise on road and bike-path rage in an August 15, 2009 article exploring the topic.