Bard College at Simon's Rock Alumni

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Next Thursday, Sept. 24, we’re hosting a webinar where fellow #SRAlum will discuss their journey from Great Barrington t...
09/17/2020

Next Thursday, Sept. 24, we’re hosting a webinar where fellow #SRAlum will discuss their journey from Great Barrington to the professional world.

Special guests Doug Ahlers ’77, Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Program on Crisis Leadership, and Chloe Demrovsky ‘01, President and CEO of DRI International will discuss their work in global disaster relief, recovery, and sustainability in the 21st Century.

Register now, as attendance is free but limited! https://buff.ly/3c75sfb

Last week we were honored to have award-winning poet, professor, and #SRAlum Prageeta Sharma ‘89 join us for a virtual B...
09/16/2020

Last week we were honored to have award-winning poet, professor, and #SRAlum Prageeta Sharma ‘89 join us for a virtual Book One Lecture on her last collection of poetry, Grief Sequence. Watch the full video on our YouTube channel to hear Prageeta read select poems from the book and discuss what this work means to her, the structure and technicality of her poems, and artistic inspiration, among other fascinating insights: https://buff.ly/3mt3omr

#SimonsRock #creativewriting

Calling #SRAlum from all classes—don't miss out on this month's Alumni Zoom Meet-Up on Thursday, Sept. 17!Hosts David Se...
09/14/2020

Calling #SRAlum from all classes—don't miss out on this month's Alumni Zoom Meet-Up on Thursday, Sept. 17!

Hosts David Segil '00 and Valerie Ferrier '94 are convening alumni from all classes to reconnect with classmates from the comfort of home. For more information and the meeting link, contact [email protected].

The Simon's Rock Book One Lecture is going virtual! Join us tomorrow, Monday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. ET along with the aut...
09/06/2020

The Simon's Rock Book One Lecture is going virtual! Join us tomorrow, Monday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. ET along with the author of this year’s Book One selection, #SRAlum Prageeta Sharma ’89. A conversation with Prageeta will be followed by a reading from her collection of poetry, Grief Sequence, and then a Q&A with the audience. This event is free and open to the public; find more details and join directly: https://buff.ly/2Ezs7o3

While 2020 is the 100-year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment—granting primarily white women the righ...
09/05/2020

While 2020 is the 100-year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment—granting primarily white women the right to vote—we’re still fighting to protect and ensure equal access to voting rights. With Election Day under three months away, do you have a plan to vote? If not, check out Vote.org for information and resources, and share with a friend! #SocialJusticeSaturday #VotingMatters #Vote2020

The Simon’s Rock community—and generations of #SRAlum—mourn the passing of Gabriel V. Asfar, Professor Emeritus of Frenc...
08/28/2020
In Memory of Gabriel Asfar, Professor Emeritus of French and Arabic | Bard College at Simon's Rock

The Simon’s Rock community—and generations of #SRAlum—mourn the passing of Gabriel V. Asfar, Professor Emeritus of French and Arabic, who died unexpectedly this month. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Gabriel’s wife, his family, and all of those who were fortunate to have been touched by him. Read more about Gabriel and his legacy: https://buff.ly/3jmx9TE

Simon's Rock Remembers Gabriel V. Asfar, Professor Emeritus of French and Arabic

Many #SRAlum and newcomers alike to the #SimonsRock community are familiar with Dr. John Weinstein, either through his t...
08/26/2020

Many #SRAlum and newcomers alike to the #SimonsRock community are familiar with Dr. John Weinstein, either through his two decades in the Bard Network or more recently, through his active engagement with students and families since taking office in July. As we prepare to officially kick off the start of classes next week, we invite you to learn more about John and his vision for Simon’s Rock in this extended profile on our website: https://buff.ly/2ED9cbs

Hey folks, it's not too late to join this evening's monthly Alumni Zoom Meet-Up! Tonight's gathering starts at 7:00 p.m....
08/20/2020

Hey folks, it's not too late to join this evening's monthly Alumni Zoom Meet-Up! Tonight's gathering starts at 7:00 p.m. ET and is hosted by David Segil '00 and Valerie Ferrier '94. #SRAlum from all classes are welcome.

For more information and log-in details, contact David at [email protected]!

Arrival Day looks a little different this year, but the same excitement is in the air as we welcome our new students to ...
08/17/2020

Arrival Day looks a little different this year, but the same excitement is in the air as we welcome our new students to campus! It’s been a safe, smooth, and beautiful day! #WelcometoSimonsRock #ArrivalDay2020 #Rockers

Join us next Thursday, August 20 at 7:00 p.m. ET for our monthly Alumni Zoom Meet-Up! Catch-up and reminisce on your day...
08/14/2020

Join us next Thursday, August 20 at 7:00 p.m. ET for our monthly Alumni Zoom Meet-Up! Catch-up and reminisce on your days at Simon's Rock from home in this gathering hosted by David Segil '00 and Valerie Ferrier '94. #SRAlum from all classes are welcome.

For more information and log-in details, contact David at [email protected]. See you there!

Tomorrow, Thursday, August 13th at 5:30 p.m. ET, all #SRAlum are invited to an exclusive alumni Zoom event with Simon’s ...
08/12/2020

Tomorrow, Thursday, August 13th at 5:30 p.m. ET, all #SRAlum are invited to an exclusive alumni Zoom event with Simon’s Rock Provost John Weinstein and Manat Wooten, Director of Student Engagement and Career Development. The two will discuss leadership, experience, and John's strategic priorities for the College. An alumni Q&A will follow! Register here: https://buff.ly/2DXlUSa

Simon’s Rock alum Arielle King ’14 is doing her part to combat racism. She and fellow Vermont Law School student, Jameso...
08/01/2020

Simon’s Rock alum Arielle King ’14 is doing her part to combat racism. She and fellow Vermont Law School student, Jameson C. Davis, recently crafted an anti-racism policy they hope to roll out to schools, businesses, and organizations in Vermont’s White River Valley. The duo hopes the policy will “let individuals know that now is the time to look at the broader impacts of what racism means instead of just thinking of it in a way that’s one-dimensional.”

King and Davis have already received preliminary approval from the Hartford, VT school board for their anti-racism policy statement to be posted in all district buildings and be disseminated to all students, staff, faculty, and visitors. Read more about their important work: https://buff.ly/2DmOzQi #SocialJusticeSaturday #SRAlum

Hey #SRAlum, don't miss out on Part 2 of the virtual Summer Music at Simon's Rock Series this Sunday, August 2 at 2:00 p...
07/31/2020

Hey #SRAlum, don't miss out on Part 2 of the virtual Summer Music at Simon's Rock Series this Sunday, August 2 at 2:00 p.m.! This live performance will feature British-American Soprano Catherine Hancock and our own Livingston Hall Chair in Music, pianist Larry Wallach, performing two great cycles of American songs with lyrics by visionary women poets. Find more details and attend here: https://buff.ly/2XcvvLK

“ … [Y]ou must go out and get in trouble, necessary trouble, that helps make our country and our a world a better place....
07/25/2020

“ … [Y]ou must go out and get in trouble, necessary trouble, that helps make our country and our a world a better place. You must do it.”

Last week our nation lost a national hero and civil rights icon—Georgia Congressman John Lewis. We honor Congressman Lewis’ memory by sharing his stirring 2017 speech to Bard College graduates. Watch here: https://buff.ly/39syuEy

#JohnLewis #GoodTrouble #SocialJusticeSaturday

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Repost from Bard College:

The death of John Lewis is a source of sadness for the nation. John Lewis was a giant of the civil rights movement and a great American who dedicated his life and work to social justice and voting rights. He was, as his colleague in the House of Representatives called him, “the conscience of the U.S. Congress.” The world has lost a moral leader and a heroic citizen of exemplary courage.

Bard had the privilege of welcoming him to Annandale to address the graduating class of 2017. As we all remember John Lewis and his towering accomplishments and leadership, it is with gratitude that we share his address.

Starting tomorrow, Saturday, July 18 at 2:00 p.m. EDT we're kicking off a new virtual music series that's free and open ...
07/17/2020

Starting tomorrow, Saturday, July 18 at 2:00 p.m. EDT we're kicking off a new virtual music series that's free and open to the public—Summer Music at Simon’s Rock! The first in this three-part series will feature a recording of the Simon's Rock String Quartet performing Fanny Mendelssohn's String Quartet in E-flat, with a new introduction by Simon's Rock violist Katie Rumin.

Find out more information and join this webinar directly: https://buff.ly/2OyFAxN

It's official—David Segil '00 and Valerie Ferrier '94 have created a new virtual tradition for #SRAlum of all classes: m...
07/16/2020

It's official—David Segil '00 and Valerie Ferrier '94 have created a new virtual tradition for #SRAlum of all classes: monthly Alumni Zoom Meet-Ups! The July meet-up is tonight at 7:00 p.m. EDT—join us to reconnect with friends and classmates from the comforts of home. Contact [email protected] for log-in details!

#SRAlum, we’re pleased to share with you our Fall 2020 Reopening Plan, which prioritizes the health and safety of our en...
07/11/2020

#SRAlum, we’re pleased to share with you our Fall 2020 Reopening Plan, which prioritizes the health and safety of our entire community as we return to campus.

On the advice of public health experts, we’re planning for in-person, socially distanced classes along with virtual class options for students unable to return to campus. Read the full plan: https://buff.ly/3fnecP6

Despite the latest discouraging regulations regarding international students by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
07/10/2020

Despite the latest discouraging regulations regarding international students by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, we fully support our international students and will do everything in our power to make Simon’s Rock a safe place for them to continue their education. Read our full statement here: https://buff.ly/2W9KxS1

Join us this Wednesday, July 8 at 5:30 p.m. EDT for a conversation and Q&A with #SRAlum Cleo Stiller ’02 about how to cr...
07/07/2020

Join us this Wednesday, July 8 at 5:30 p.m. EDT for a conversation and Q&A with #SRAlum Cleo Stiller ’02 about how to create a more equitable workplace. Cleo is a Peabody Award-nominated and Emmy Award-nominated journalist and recent author of “Modern Manhood,” which explores the impact of the #MeToo movement on gender dynamics in the workplace.

This event is free but attendance is limited—reserve your spot here! https://buff.ly/3gFVgeR

Please join us in welcoming John Weinstein as the new provost of Simon's Rock, effective July 1, 2020! John has been a m...
07/02/2020

Please join us in welcoming John Weinstein as the new provost of Simon's Rock, effective July 1, 2020! John has been a member of the Simon's Rock community since 2001, serving as both a member of the faculty and in various leadership roles.

Read the full announcement to find out more about John: https://buff.ly/3f1dkja

As many #SRAlum well know, an annual tradition at Simon’s Rock is Symposium Week, where our students reflect, learn, and...
06/26/2020

As many #SRAlum well know, an annual tradition at Simon’s Rock is Symposium Week, where our students reflect, learn, and act on pressing topics related to social justice, identity, and inclusion.

During our 2018 Symposium Week, we were honored to hear from activist, Black studies scholar, and poet Jackie Wang. She discussed her book, Carceral Capitalism, which explores how modern-day incarceration techniques and economic weapons have been used to disenfranchise Black and Brown people.

Jackie's book is now more relevant than ever—read a conversation with her in which she discusses her seminal work: https://buff.ly/2YyI5WM

Tomorrow night (Thursday, June 25) at 7 p.m. EDT, Rocker alumni from all classes are invited to catch-up and reconnect w...
06/24/2020

Tomorrow night (Thursday, June 25) at 7 p.m. EDT, Rocker alumni from all classes are invited to catch-up and reconnect with classmates in our second Alumni Zoom Meet-up, hosted by David Segil ’00 and Valerie Ferrier '94.

For more information and log-in details, contact David at [email protected].

We hope to see you there!

Juneteenth is a time to remember and to honor Black liberation in America, while also recognizing the work that must con...
06/19/2020

Juneteenth is a time to remember and to honor Black liberation in America, while also recognizing the work that must continue to achieve racial and social justice.

"We talk about allies—those that are willing to stand alongside you, that are willing to witness and testify and affirm ...
06/10/2020

"We talk about allies—those that are willing to stand alongside you, that are willing to witness and testify and affirm your experience—and that’s important . . .

But when you become an accomplice, you start shifting resources; you start actively looking at what resources you have or where you see them and shifting them for positive social impacts with Black and Brown communities or other isolated communities . . .

There’s even a step beyond that, which is co-conspirators, when people begin to start examining policies, pushing on delegates to make equitable policies, to undo some of these disparities that have been there. And I really do believe that’s the only way.”

— #SRAlum Gwendolyn VanSant ’87, CEO and Founder of BRIDGE, speaking on WGBY Public Television "Connecting Point" about social justice and change for Black communities. Watch the full video and find more resources on this topic here: https://linktr.ee/simonsrock

Don't forget to register for tonight's free virtual conversation with Ted Siedle ’74 to talk about his new book,  "Who S...
06/10/2020

Don't forget to register for tonight's free virtual conversation with Ted Siedle ’74 to talk about his new book, "Who Stole My Pension?" at 7pm ET!

Check out Ted's latest article for Forbes on pension management here 💸: https://buff.ly/2AREA4h

Sign up for the event here: https://buff.ly/3cSptEU

We’re partnering with OLLI: the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College to bring you a free web...
06/08/2020
A virtual conversation with Ted Siedle, author of "Who Stole My Pension?"

We’re partnering with OLLI: the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College to bring you a free webinar on pensions, investments, and pension mismanagement with #SRAlum Ted Siedle ’74 this Wednesday, June 10 at 7:00 pm EDT. Ted has spent 30+ years investigating retirement plans and is well known for securing both the largest Securities and Exchange Commission whistleblower award and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission award in history.

As Ted recently wrote for Forbes, “Ironically, while the coronavirus market meltdown threatens to kill or damage struggling pensions, online learning arising from social distancing mandated by the virus could help preserve them.”

Learn about what’s needed—and what’s being done wrong—to protect your pension and retirement savings. Advance registration required; sign up here: https://buff.ly/3f5tS9k

Join Us on Wednesday, June 10 to Discuss the Pending Pension Crisis

As a community committed to inclusion and social justice, we believe that action and activism create change. Get involve...
06/04/2020

As a community committed to inclusion and social justice, we believe that action and activism create change.

Get involved or increase your involvement by visiting the Black Lives Matter Solidarity Resources page: https://buff.ly/3eRGoc2

Let us work together to peacefully protest, to contact our policymakers and elected officials urging action, to listen to our Black peers, and to call out racism when and where we encounter it.

#BlackLivesMatter #SimonsRock

Next Wednesday, June 10 at 7:00 pm EDT, we’re excited to bring you a virtual Author’s Talk with Simon’s Rock alum Ted Si...
06/01/2020

Next Wednesday, June 10 at 7:00 pm EDT, we’re excited to bring you a virtual Author’s Talk with Simon’s Rock alum Ted Siedle ’74, one of our country’s foremost financial experts and authors on pensions and investment management. Ted will be covering his new book—Who Stole My Pension?: How You Can Stop the Looting—in a conversation and Q&A moderated by fellow pension expert Chris Tobe. This online event will be open to all and will be co-hosted by OLLI: the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College.

Read up on Ted in one of his latest pieces on pensions for Forbes and stay tuned for forthcoming sign-up details on his talk! https://buff.ly/3eCMbSS

“On behalf of the entire Bard College community, I want to express our solidarity with all who grieve for the deaths, wi...
06/01/2020
A Message to the College Community from President Botstein

“On behalf of the entire Bard College community, I want to express our solidarity with all who grieve for the deaths, with all who live in constant fear of the brutality of racial discrimination, and with all who find themselves without hope in these dark and violent times. [...] Something has to change in a way that actually helps the lives of our fellow citizens and neighbors of color.” — A message from Bard College President Leon Botstein
https://bit.ly/3gJOwgM

“On behalf of the entire Bard College community, I want to express our solidarity with all who grieve for the deaths, with all who live in constant fear of the brutality of racial discrimination, and with all who find themselves without hope in these dark and violent times,” writes President Bot...

The June issue of Berkshire Magazine spotlights Simon’s Rock theater arts professor and #SRAlum George Veale ’98, who is...
05/26/2020

The June issue of Berkshire Magazine spotlights Simon’s Rock theater arts professor and #SRAlum George Veale ’98, who is leading our production of Bertolt Brecht’s “The Threepenny Opera.” This is the first joint musical spanning Simon’s Rock’s theater, dance, and music departments—and we can’t wait to see it as soon it’s safe to gather again! In the meantime, read about how George is incorporating unique Victorian aesthetics, the talents of our costume and prop design students, and details from period film and photography for a fresh take on the storied production.

Find the full story on page 24 of this online version of the magazine: https://buff.ly/2A50eBH

Bard College at Simon's Rock Alumni's cover photo
05/19/2020

Bard College at Simon's Rock Alumni's cover photo

Today we were thrilled to honor the outstanding student, faculty, and staff recipients of our 2020 Awards Presentation—k...
05/15/2020

Today we were thrilled to honor the outstanding student, faculty, and staff recipients of our 2020 Awards Presentation—kudos to the winners, and congratulations to all of our 2020 graduates. We are proud of our newest class of #SimonsRock alumni! #SRAlum

Tomorrow at 1:00 PM ET we’ll be recognizing our wonderful #Rocker students, faculty, and staff in our 2020 Awards Presen...
05/14/2020

Tomorrow at 1:00 PM ET we’ll be recognizing our wonderful #Rocker students, faculty, and staff in our 2020 Awards Presentation on Facebook Live—and you’re invited!

Rockers from all classes are invited to join host David Segil ’00 for an Alumni Virtual Happy Hour on Thursday, May 14 a...
05/08/2020

Rockers from all classes are invited to join host David Segil ’00 for an Alumni Virtual Happy Hour on Thursday, May 14 at 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EDT. Reconnect with classmates over Zoom from the comfort of your home. BYOB!

For more information, contact David at [email protected].
#SimonsRock #SRAlum

A message to alumni from Dimitri Papadimitriou, Acting Provosthttps://simons-rock.edu/alumni/message-to-alumni-from-dimi...
03/23/2020

A message to alumni from Dimitri Papadimitriou, Acting Provost
https://simons-rock.edu/alumni/message-to-alumni-from-dimitri-papadimitriou-2020-0321.pdf

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Your financial contributions are always appreciated, but there are other ways to support the Simon’s Rock mission, and help the Rocker community thrive. Interested in getting involved? Here are some ways you can help.

Hire a Simon’s Rock intern or alum

You already know Rockers are some of the most curious, driven, and hardworking people out there, so you know working with a student or alum will be a wise investment.

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Prospective students and their families value your unique perspective, and we value your help with the Simon’s Rock recruitment effort. You can also refer a student for admission and the $1000 alumni scholarship.

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Each July, it’s a campus reunion—and you’re invited to help us make it a success!

Save the date for Reunion 2019: July 5 - 7, 2019 and make plans to attend.

To volunteer on the Reunion Committee, contact Cathy Ingram, director of alumni and parent engagement at 413-528-7266 or [email protected].

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Host an event

Regional gatherings or salons are examples of events that help Simon’s Rock alumni, parents, and friends connect and build community. If you are interested in hosting, please contact Cathy Ingram, director of alumni and parent engagement at (413) 528-7266 or [email protected].

Start or Join a professional network

Would you like to take the lead in connecting other Simon’s Rock alumni, parents, and friends in your field? Or would you like to join a Simon’s Rock affinity group? If so, contact Cathy Ingram to find out more.

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    hey everyone i opened a pay what you can online book store. books are disinfected and shipped via usps media mail. going to be adding more books tonight. want a book for free and can't afford the $4 shipping? dm me.
    My brother, R Alan Brooks '91, has an upcoming TEDTalk and I want to invite you! Tell 'em Tahira Goldson, '94 sent you:-)😉
    Hey Rockers! We're having another Alumni Zoom Happy Hour tomorrow, Thursday 6/25, from 7 PM EDT to 9 PM EDT. Please come and tell your friends! Here's the Zoom info: Zoom Meeting ID: 642 813 4649 Password: llamallama
    Hello Rockers! Lansing Community College, in Lansing MI, is looking for a new president. If you or anyone you know is interested in the job please apply!
    Hi everyone! This is a call for all alumni from Simon’s Rock that have gone on to medical school!!! My name is Alec Allain, and I graduated from Simon’s Rock with my BA in 2018. I am currently a second year medical student at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. For my capstone project, I would like to help improve the premed advising at Simon’s Rock. I have created a survey for alumni that have gone on to medical school to gather your feedback. It shouldn’t take too much time, and it will help me gauge what your experiences were with pre-med advising at Simon’s Rock. The link to the survey is below! I am very passionate about this project, and I know that if Rocker alumni come together, we can make a real, positive, and impactful change. If you have any questions, you can private message me or email me at [email protected]. Thank you for being an ambassador for the promotion of a culture of quality and improvement for future Simon's Rockers!
    Dear Rockers, A Rocker couple has completed their family and is considering donating their remaining 2 frozen embryos. They are considering all of their options, but wonder if there might be a Rocker (stable individual or couple) who might be interested in receiving this gift. They've asked me to post to the Reflector and Facebook alumni groups for them, with the idea that we could preserve some measure of their privacy while they assess the level of interest, and perhaps spare them recounting the story multiple times until we narrow down to a potentially good mutual fit. I have a good bit of detail available, and welcome inquiries from Rockers. If you'd like to share this post, please keep it within the Rocker family at this time. Sincerely, Lynn Mulheron '86-'90 413-404-3076 [email protected]
    Did you complete your BA at Simon's Rock? A faculty-led group is thinking about the structure of the BA program and would love to hear from you. Please consider taking a few minutes to fill out this survey.
    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.
    Trees become chairs....
    Friday, September 20, 2019 • 12:00 PM Mason Public Library 231 Main St Great Barrington
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