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Bard College Bard College brings together extraordinary faculty and students from around the globe, offering a rigorous undergraduate curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences, with an international network of affiliated programs.

Bard College is a four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences with a 150-year history of academic excellence. Located on a 540-acre parklike campus in the Hudson River Valley, the College offers the bachelor of arts degree with concentrations in nearly 50 academic programs in four divisions—Arts; Languages and Literature; Science, Mathematics, and Computing; and Social Studies—and Interdivisional Programs and Concentrations. Bard also offers several dual degrees, including a B.A./B.S. in economics and finance, and at the Bard College Conservatory of Music, where undergraduates earn a bachelor’s degree in music and a B.A. in another field in the liberal arts or sciences. Over the past 35 years, Bard has broadened its scope beyond undergraduate academics. The College now operates nine graduate programs and has expanded to encompass a network of regional, national, and global partnerships—including dual-degree programs in four international locations; the Bard Prison Initiative, which grants college degrees to New York State inmates; and the Bard High School Early Colleges, where students earn a high school diploma and an A.A. in four years. Bard’s philosophy sets a standard for both scholarly achievement and engagement in civic and global affairs on campus, while also taking the College’s mission to the wider world. The undergraduate college has an enrollment of more than 1,900 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1.

Attention, high school juniors and Hudson Valley residents! Did you know there are two unique new ways to apply to Bard?...
05/08/2020

Attention, high school juniors and Hudson Valley residents! Did you know there are two unique new ways to apply to Bard?

*Bard Entrance Exam for Early Admission for High School Juniors*

Bard College is responding to the reality that many high school students have lost valuable time in their high school educations this spring with the transition to remote learning. With growing concerns that an extension of online learning practices this fall will cause continued disruption, high-achieving high school juniors, who live within a 120-mile radius from Bard College, are invited to apply to Bard from May 1 to June 1, through Bard's Entrance Exam for Early Admission. There is no application fee. Read more about it here! https://bit.ly/35MJg6P



*Hudson Valley Residents Deadline Extension*

Many local families whose students had committed elsewhere or considered Bard College “too close to home” are reevaluating their college choice given these difficult times and we have had numerous requests to extend the application deadline. In consideration of these requests, we are extending the deadline to apply through the Common Application for students from our neighboring counties (Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan and Ulster) until June 12. There is no application fee. Contact [email protected] about this Hudson Valley Scholarship opportunity.

#bardcollege #hudsonvalley #throwback photo of Senior Project Day 2019 by Sarah Wallock '19.

Bard professors Felicia Keesing and Matthew Junge and Grinnell professor Nicole Eikmeier have won a National Science Fou...
05/07/2020
Bard College Professors Win National Science Foundation Rapid Grant to Develop Forecasting Models that Better Capture the Geographic and Social Complexity of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Bard professors Felicia Keesing and Matthew Junge and Grinnell professor Nicole Eikmeier have won a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop forecasting models for the COVID-19 pandemic that better incorporate social distancing measures. The team, which will include undergraduate research assistants, combines math, biology, and computer science to tackle the problem. #bardcollege #NSFfunded #coronavirus http://ow.ly/3Dtz50zA5bc

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Bard College professors Matthew Junge, mathematics, and Felicia Keesing, biology; and Grinnell College professor Nicole Eikmeier, computer science, a $60,000 grant to develop network models that better capture the geographic and social complexity of....

Seniors! Submit your photos to the Class of 2020 Digital Yearbook and help us celebrate a truly extraordinary senior cla...
05/07/2020

Seniors! Submit your photos to the Class of 2020 Digital Yearbook and help us celebrate a truly extraordinary senior class! We’re looking for yearbook-style headshots, as well as candid images of campus life. You may also include a message to your fellow graduates and the Bard community. Want to share a favorite memory of Bard? This is the place. Link to submit: https://bit.ly/35ED1BS (Photos: L&T 2016, by Hannah Fassett '17) #bardcollege #bard20

Congratulations to Bard professor and esteemed author Nuruddin Farah, who has been elected to the American Academy of Ar...
05/05/2020
Bard College Faculty Member Nuruddin Farah Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Congratulations to Bard professor and esteemed author Nuruddin Farah, who has been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences! #bardcollege http://ow.ly/z1ol50zxMYa

Bard College Distinguished Professor of Literature Nuruddin Farah is among the 276 artists, scholars, scientists, and leaders in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors who have been elected this year as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Flashback to August 2016, when the Class of 2020 was celebrating the completion of L&T with a ceremony at the Fisher Cen...
05/05/2020

Flashback to August 2016, when the Class of 2020 was celebrating the completion of L&T with a ceremony at the Fisher Center and a party behind Manor. (📷 Karl Rabe) #bardcollege #bard20

TONIGHT at 7:30: two titans of fantasy in conversation at the Fisher Center: Bard Professor in the Arts Neil Gaiman with...
05/02/2020

TONIGHT at 7:30: two titans of fantasy in conversation at the Fisher Center: Bard Professor in the Arts Neil Gaiman with author N. K. Jemisin. Join us! https://bit.ly/GaimanJemisinFB. #bardcollege #upstreamingfc

05/01/2020
Student Spotlight: Javen Talks about Her Senior Project

As Senior Project submission days continue, we're shining a spotlight on Bard senior Javen. Javen plays viola in the Bard Conservatory and she's double majoring in Italian. Watch her talk about her Senior Project, an adaptation Italian opera. #bardcollege #bard20 https://youtu.be/r3MH2dfNL3E

Javen is a double major in viola performance and Italian studies. The Bard Conservatory senior talks about her Senior Project combining Italian language and ...

The Class of 2020 begins submitting Senior Projects today. The entire Bard community is proud of you—staff, faculty, alu...
04/29/2020

The Class of 2020 begins submitting Senior Projects today. The entire Bard community is proud of you—staff, faculty, alumni/ae, families, and friends. Our seniors have demonstrated adaptability, work ethic, and great care for each other in trying times. Pictured: Class of 2020 on their arrival day, August 2016. #bardcollege #bard20 (Photo by Pete Mauney ‘93 MFA ‘00)

The Class of 2020 begins submitting Senior Projects today. The entire Bard community is proud of you—staff, faculty, alu...
04/29/2020

The Class of 2020 begins submitting Senior Projects today. The entire Bard community is proud of you—staff, faculty, alumni/ae, families, and friends. Our seniors have demonstrated adaptability, work ethic, and great care for each other in trying times. Pictured: Class of 2020 on their arrival day, August 2016. #bardcollege #bard20 (Photo by Pete Mauney ‘93 MFA ‘00)

Bard faculty and staff are making face shields for health care workers in New York State. Please support their efforts i...
04/27/2020

Bard faculty and staff are making face shields for health care workers in New York State. Please support their efforts if you are able. ❤️ #Repost from @bard_eh - A number of EH faculty and staff have been involved in this effort to produce PPE for local medical workers using 3D printers - they are now looking to raise funds to keep production going forward as the orders continue to come in.

Help out if you can at http://annandaleonline.org/giving, and be sure to select "Dean's Discretionary Fund (Faceshields)" in the drop-down menu! #bardcollege #bardconnects

How can we prevent future pandemics? Protect biodiversity. Bard Professor Felicia Keesing explains. #bardcollege #biolog...
04/27/2020
How to stop the next pandemic

How can we prevent future pandemics? Protect biodiversity. Bard Professor Felicia Keesing explains. #bardcollege #biology #biodiversity @caryinstitute http://ow.ly/XdOO50zpRlX

In the midst of this pandemic, we are all rightly focused on what we can do now. But I want to take a moment to look ahead and ask what we know that could help prevent future pandemics. The answer might surprise you.

Bard sophomore Anna Schupack delivering groceries and art supplies to families in Albany. #bardconnects #proud #bard22 #...
04/24/2020

Bard sophomore Anna Schupack delivering groceries and art supplies to families in Albany. #bardconnects #proud #bard22 #hudsonvalley #repost from @bardalumni

Anna Schupack ‘22: “Since being home, I started to volunteer for an organization in Albany called The South End Children's cafe, which helps to provide food security and usually runs after school programs for kids. Recently, they have started a program collecting and delivering groceries for families who need extra support at this time. I started delivering food for them, picking up donations at restaurants to bring to the center, and then delivering groceries to specific families. There are strict procedures to make sure I do not come in contact with anyone or spread germs. It has been really fulfilling to help out an organization that is doing very important work to make sure everyone has the support they need right now.

I thought about how hard it must be for all of these kids to be so isolated and how much pressure there is on their families. I began to put together art kits for the kids from my mom’s business, The Albany Art Room. I try to cater each package to the age and interest of the child. It has been really nice to get to know the kids and their families and get involved with this work. I have loved developing connections with these kids by visiting their houses each week and getting to check in on each other (from afar).

The woman who I have been working with also asked me to paint a mural for the 518 rainbow hunt that is going on around Albany, so I painted a mural on the wall where they gather all of the donations for delivery.”

#bardianandproud #bardcommunity #bardcollege @bardcce

Mandy Derrell is a first-year student from the Bronx who plans to major in psychology. Read about how she’s keeping up w...
04/24/2020

Mandy Derrell is a first-year student from the Bronx who plans to major in psychology. Read about how she’s keeping up with her classes online and staying connected with her “second family” at Bard. #bardcollege #bardconnects http://ow.ly/6IHH50znvXe

Share your spring! The photo submissions for the story map are stunning. Submit your photos and view the map and images ...
04/23/2020

Share your spring! The photo submissions for the story map are stunning. Submit your photos and view the map and images so far: https://arcg.is/0XCKPP. Follow our story for a selection! Huge thanks to Biology Professor Brooke Jude for this project! #bardcollege #bardconnects #shareyourspring (Photo by Literature Professor Daniel Williams)

Sophomore Aven Williams is pursuing a joint major in Literature and Middle Eastern Studies from her home in Vermont. Rea...
04/23/2020
#BardConnects: Aven Williams

Sophomore Aven Williams is pursuing a joint major in Literature and Middle Eastern Studies from her home in Vermont. Read about how Aven is incorporating some of her life at Bard into her new routine at home, and staying connected with faculty and friends. http://ow.ly/11IQ50zmDAb #bardcollege #bardconnects

Aven Williams is a sophomore at Bard with a joint major in Literature and Middle Eastern Studies. She is back home in Vermont now, and keeping herself busy with course work, family time, and just reading for pleasure. She finds joy in being together with the whole family, as they work through this h...

Bard faculty and staff are getting creative to provide protective gear to regional health workers, using 3D printers to ...
04/15/2020
Bard Connects: Faculty and Staff Get Creative to Provide Protective Gear to Regional Health Workers

Bard faculty and staff are getting creative to provide protective gear to regional health workers, using 3D printers to produce face shields for hospitals grappling with a shortage of protective gear. With help from the Fisher Center's costume shop, staff members have also sewn nearly 200 face masks for the essential Bard employees who remain on campus. #BardConnects #BardCollege #HudsonValley http://ow.ly/szRa50zfjZv

A broad network of Bard faculty and staff has come together to produce face shields for frontline health-care workers who are grappling with a nationwide shortage of protective gear.

Excellent news today: this fall we will welcome award-winning author Masha Gessen to the Bard faculty. Gessen's courses ...
04/14/2020
Award-Winning Author Masha Gessen Joins Bard College Faculty

Excellent news today: this fall we will welcome award-winning author Masha Gessen to the Bard faculty. Gessen's courses will integrate literature, writing, and contemporary culture and politics. #bardcollege http://ow.ly/lLHb50zeheQ

Bard College announces the appointment of award-winning author Masha Gessen as Distinguished Writer in Residence in the Division of Languages and Literature. Gessen, who joins the faculty in fall 2020, will teach courses through the Written Arts Program that integrate literature, writing, and contem...

Behold! The St. Stephen's College of Magic Arts! Arseny Khakhalin, assistant professor of biology at Bard, has imagined ...
04/14/2020

Behold! The St. Stephen's College of Magic Arts! Arseny Khakhalin, assistant professor of biology at Bard, has imagined the Sawkill Watershed—and Bard's campus—as a fantasy country. He was so taken with your enthusiasm when we posted the draft a couple weeks ago, that he picked the project back up. Tell us what other landmarks you'd like to see before he finalizes these gorgeous maps. #bardcollege #sawkill #hudsonvalley

Infectious disease specialist and Bard alum Dr. Brianna Norton ‘00 and her colleagues at Montefiore Medical Center in th...
04/13/2020

Infectious disease specialist and Bard alum Dr. Brianna Norton ‘00 and her colleagues at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, taking a well-deserved break with some Bard snacks. @bjornqorn #bardianandproud #bardcollege #firstresponders #bardconnects #Repost via @bardalumni

04/11/2020

Not to be missed! Please join us on Saturday, May 2 at 7:30 pm EDT for a free, live webcast conversation between two powerhouse writers: Bard Professor in the Arts Neil Gaiman and N. K. Jemisin, presented in association with Oblong Books & Music - Rhinebeck. #UPSTREAMINGFC #bardcollege #bardconnects https://bit.ly/2Rth8Qt

TONIGHT: The Theater and Performance program's first-ever virtual production: 'Mad Forest.' Originally planned for the F...
04/10/2020

TONIGHT: The Theater and Performance program's first-ever virtual production: 'Mad Forest.' Originally planned for the Fisher Center stage, the creative team has transformed the work for a live webcast. Pictured: Bard students in rehearsal, including many seniors for whom this is part of their Senior Project. #bardcollege #bardconnects #MadForestFC #UPSTREAMINGFC Streaming starts at 7:00! https://bit.ly/MadForestFB

How can colleges and universities remain civically engaged during COVID-19 and work to mitigate the worst effects of the...
04/10/2020
Adapting to the New Reality: Civically Engaged Universities Offer Strategies and Hope

How can colleges and universities remain civically engaged during COVID-19 and work to mitigate the worst effects of the pandemic? Join us on Monday for "Adapting to the New Reality: Civically Engaged Universities Offer Strategies and Hope."
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Panelists include: Leon Botstein, President of Bard College and Chancellor of OSUN; Sara Ladrón de Guevara, Rectora de la Universidad Veracruzana and Talloires Network Vice Chair; and Anthony P. Monaco, President of Tufts University. #bardcollege #bardconnects http://ow.ly/AscR50zbbB9

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When Bard moved to remote learning in March, first-year Posse Scholar Yaseer Abdulfatai and two of his fellow Bardians h...
04/09/2020

When Bard moved to remote learning in March, first-year Posse Scholar Yaseer Abdulfatai and two of his fellow Bardians headed home to Georgia—an unscheduled two-day road trip. Read about how Yaseer is doing his coursework and staying connected from home. https://bit.ly/2UUyEyS #bardcollege #bardconnects

Things we love: Bard MFA alumna Luba Drozd is making masks for NY doctors and nurses with her GoFundMe campaign and 3D p...
04/08/2020
Hero of the day: Artist Luba Drozd making face shields for hospitals

Things we love: Bard MFA alumna Luba Drozd is making masks for NY doctors and nurses with her GoFundMe campaign and 3D printer. #bardcollege #bardianandproud @bardmfa
http://ow.ly/YavB50z87ol

For nearly two weeks, Luba Drozd has barely slept.  “I feel guilty about sleeping when doctors are in danger,” said Drozd, a 38-year-old Brooklyn artist who’s been using a 3D printer to churn …

Craving the performing arts while you stay at home? Every Wednesday, Fisher Center at Bard releases new content on UPSTR...
04/08/2020

Craving the performing arts while you stay at home? Every Wednesday, Fisher Center at Bard releases new content on UPSTREAMING. This virtual stage features digital commissions and beloved performances from the archives.
#UPSTREAMINGFC #bardcollege #BardConnects
https://fishercenter.bard.edu/upstreaming/

04/07/2020
An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain—Digital Tour

More stunning work from our photography faculty: Bard Professor An-My Lê has a “revelatory” career survey, 'On Contested Terrain,' at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. While the museum is temporarily closed because of the coronavirus, a video tour and selected images are online:

https://vimeo.com/403717590
https://cmoa.org/exhibition/an-my-le/

Read about An-My Lê's work in the New York Times:
https://nyti.ms/3dPsRlL

“I am not a war photographer. I find it much more interesting and much more slippery to work with a side-glance view.”—An-My Lê An-My Lê:…

TODAY: #makeclimateaclass: Bard Center for Environmental Policy is coordinating 55 university-hosted webinars, one in al...
04/07/2020

TODAY: #makeclimateaclass: Bard Center for Environmental Policy is coordinating 55 university-hosted webinars, one in almost every state in the US and internationally, focused on ambitious but feasible state and local solutions to help solve climate by 2030. Get involved in your home state—virtually! Visit https://www.solveclimateby2030.org/. #bardcollege

Mark your calendars: The Bard College Theater & Performance Program presents a live-stream of Caryl Churchill's 'Mad For...
04/06/2020

Mark your calendars: The Bard College Theater & Performance Program presents a live-stream of Caryl Churchill's 'Mad Forest' this Friday, April 10 at 7pm.

Romania. December 25th, 1989. A dictator is executed. A totalitarian regime topples. What happens next? Caryl Churchill’s 1990 play depicts life during and after a repressive dictatorship. Reimagined as a digital presentation by a professional creative team and student performers, this 30-year-old work approached from a 2020 point of view powerfully resonates with our current global state. ⠀

YouTube Livestream ➡️ https://bit.ly/MadForestYT⠀
Facebook Live ➡️ https://bit.ly/MadForestFB

#BardCollege #UPSTREAMINGFC #MADFORESTFC

Bard professors Tim Davis and Stephen Shore, and other great photographers, are turning to Instagram to cure "corona cla...
04/06/2020
The World’s Great Photographers, Many Stuck Inside, Have Snapped

Bard professors Tim Davis and Stephen Shore, and other great photographers, are turning to Instagram to cure "corona claustrophobia" or show how life has changed. #bardcollege #photography https://nyti.ms/2xQUI4w

Stephen Shore, Catherine Opie, Todd Hido and others have turned to Instagram to cure ‘corona claustrophobia’ or show how life has changed. They talk about their quarantine pics.

Look who made the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list: Bard College first-year student Sonita Alizadeh! #bardcollege #ForbesUnd...
04/03/2020

Look who made the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list: Bard College first-year student Sonita Alizadeh! #bardcollege #ForbesUnder30 @SonitaAlizadeh Full story: https://bit.ly/2UIYRkd

Bard College alums Adam Conover ’04, Max Kenner ’01, and Sebastian Yoon ’17 talk about the Bard Prison Initiative, ‘Coll...
04/03/2020
College Behind Bars with Max Kenner and Sebastian Yoon - Bard Prison Initiative

Bard College alums Adam Conover ’04, Max Kenner ’01, and Sebastian Yoon ’17 talk about the Bard Prison Initiative, ‘College Behind Bars,’ and radical access to the liberal arts on Conover’s Factually! podcast. Listen to the conversation:
http://ow.ly/SmEL50z3Gmd #bardcollege #bardconnects

The Bard Prison Initiative is a revolutionary program that provides a rigorous college education to men and women in prison. In one of our most power episodes ever, BPI’s founder Max Kenner and recent graduate Sebastian Yoon join Adam this week to discuss how lifechanging the program is, and how i...

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Fellas and folks! Anybody selling/giving away a keyboard (electric piano)? How about an acoustic guitar? Hit me up.
Hey y'all, Cape Disappointment just released a single all about Sawkill creek and Tivoli bay, check it out if you're missing Bard https://capedisappointmentmusic.bandcamp.com/track /sawkill-creek?fbclid=IwAR2-eZr1B8yS2FEeXBFCj7K2yd-Iqo8A59kyb6Basmixbx5LSosY0Hg5faU
I have a 1980's era Bard sweatshirt I'd like to gift to someone who would like it rather than donating it Goodwill. Medium.
providing education to those who are incarcerated in six correctional facilities along New York State! Currently watching the documentary on Netflix.. Class act all the way.
Remembering Professor Fred Grab February 26, 1935 - June 2002 He was a man of uncompromising integrity, and deep intellectual and political commitment, and was among the most discerning and exacting of teachers. His sophistication and wit contributed an aspect of excellence and originality to the college throughout his more than three decades on the Bard College faculty.
Dear College President; Director of Athletics; Athletics Business Manager: I am a local full time resident and have been a patron of the Athletic facilities since before the turn of the century. I remember when you could rent a towel at the gym for $1. I love the new multi million dollar soccer field which is state of the art; Bravo on the squash courts and cycling facility; Kudo's for having state of the art digital exercising equipment and thank you for revamping the pool. However: The locker room is a sh*thole! Upon taking a shower the other night I looked up to see this: The ceiling light hanging and only held up by the edge of the stall partition..... had it hit the floor you would not be reading this rant and complaint, you would be reading my obituary and legal filing from my widow because I would have been electrocuted. Regarding SAFETY: Blocking one of only 3 egress points from the men's locker room is unwise; unsafe; and my lawyer friends tell me is likely illegal at least and in the worst instance exposes the college to unnecessary litigation. I'm sure the County Fire Inspector and the County Safety Inspector would not be pleased: This broken locker also poses an EYESORE at least and a SAFETY HAZARD exposing the college to further litigation by someone slipping on your mold and fungus infected floor (more on that later) and gashing themselves open and bleeding to death on the sharp edge of the hardened exposed edge of the sheet metal acting like a ninjas samurai sword: In short, the lockers need to go and be replaced, like YESTERDAY, They're worse than disgusting and MANY are non functional: And this water fountain in the Men's locker room (the ONLY water fountain in the Men's locker room) hasn't worked in YEARS!: I'm thankful that the college joined the 21st Century in 2018 by installing this bathing suit centrifugal dryer: BUT... it's filthy and carries all sorts of fungus and mold. I'm willing to bet it has NOT been cleaned and sanitized even once since it's installation and certainly not to the specifications and recommendations of the manufacturer (look where my finger points): Speaking of filth; scum; mold and fungus....Your entire Men's locker room NEEDS to be steam cleaned.... visible mold everywhere in the showers where the wall meets the floor; the grouting on the walls and floor and the soap shelves built into the walls: The floor in the locker room area is JUST AS BAD. Cleanliness is a priority.... so I won't even complain about the handful of drug deals I've witnessed go down involving street clothed males under 30 years of age of Hispanic origin selling to gym clothed Caucasian males under the age of 30 in Bards locker room. However, I will inform you that on more than one occasion I personally witnessed what I can only describe as a "drug pickup", utilizing the ungrilled ventilation shaft in the shower area ceiling as a pick-up and drop-off location. By neglecting maintenance issues Bard is unwittingly promoting and abetting drug trafficking: On a personal note... I'm currently being treated for toenail fungus which I picked up from Bards filthy facility. How do I know this? You may well ask? Upon visiting the podiatry clinic in Hudson and taking my socks off, the Podiatrist immediately asked me "Oh, do you swim at Bard" before I even said a word. I got a call IMMEDIATELY from CVS informing me I could pick up my script right away as I was leaving the Podiatrists office. When I asked the Pharmacist why they kept such an expensive prescription item in stock, she looked me straight in the eye and said: "You swim at Bard right? we move a lot of this." Fortunately for the Bard lawyers on retainer, the required topical medication prescribed called Jublia (LOOK IT UP) which cost $635 per month for a required 11 months of topical application for a total of $6,985.00 would be worth my while to sue Bard for recovery of my expenditures..... fortunately for Bard, I have good health insurance and am covered for all but a $20 deductible per month and it's hardly worth my time to sue Bard in Small Claims Court for $220.00 I won't gross you out with photo of my toe nails. Additionally, and most disturbing of all, Bard is adding INJURY to INSULT by changing it's membership options. Effectively "Drop-In" will skyrocket from the current cost of $5.18 by utilizing a punch card to $25.00... that's close enough to a 500% increase. Punch cards will no longer be accepted at all in short order.... I will NOT be able to bring out of town friends on a visit to the facility any longer and I will not be able to utilize the facility on an ad hoc schedule because it will no longer be economically possible to do so. The punch card made this reasonable. So, in effect, you're kicking me out, excluding me and a bunch of other local residents who are typically of retirement age and of which there are MANY. Bard is also loosing out on the opportunity of introducing the community at large through it's athletic facility. At $550.00 per annum for membership that's $45.83 per month....down the street at Planet Fitness and IXL it's $10.00 per month. It's obvious by Bard's actions and more importantly lack of action, that Bard really doesn't give two hoots about the people who utilize the facility. I can put up a lot.... but the other night when I saw I could EASILY have been electrocuted and killed by the lack of simple maintenance of your facility, I thought it wise to bring this overtly and long withstanding negligent and possibly litigious maintenance issues to Bards attention..... and for goodness sake in the meantime whilst you ponder this, point fingers, make calls, have meetings, send memos, round up the wagons, prepare to have heads roll.... Have the custodial staff do their job for once.
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Dear fellow Bardians, Below please find my recent letter to the Bard faculty that was prompted by the move by Leon Botstein to make Bard part of the Open Society Foundations network. OSF is not your ordinary charity. It is the creation of George Soros who is a political activist with a global political agenda. Making Bard part of this political organization will, in my opinion, undoubtedly affect the educational mission and role of this institution. I think it will put an end to Bard's independence. This decision rests entirely with Botstein. The faculty have had no role in making this decision which may very well spell the end of Bard as you know it. I urge to write to Botstein and to the members of the Bard Board of Trustees and ask them to reconsider this dangerous decision. ============== Dear colleagues, I received yesterday two versions of the minutes of the faculty meeting held on at the end of last semester. Both versions contain an important announcement that Bard is entering into close collaboration with the Open Society Foundations to create what is described as the Open Society University Network. There is no need to emphasize that this major development is unprecedented for the history of American education, not just for this college. George Soros is first and foremost a political activist with a global agenda. He created OSF for this purpose and the primary purpose of this organization is political, not educational. It heavily invests money into elections of candidates that fit the organizations political agenda. OSF funnels millions of dollars to elect judges, governors, and legislators in this country. It is definitely not your ordinary charity. Many people consider its activities controversial. What will happen to an educational institution that becomes part of such organization? Will Bard be able to preserve its independence vis-à-vis OSF? What will a close linkage with an organization such as OSF with its clear political agenda do to this college? Indeed, the connection to OSF will alleviate, at least for the immediate future, some financial difficulties that Bard experiences but at what price? These are very legitimate questions. I would assume that the faculty and the entire college should discuss them fully and thoroughly. Have such discussions taken place? This matter is too important to be treated opportunistically.