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William Weaver's Eco Chamber

Elizabeth Kiem | Posted 11.17.2013 | Arts
Elizabeth Kiem

William Weaver, the American dean of modern Italian literature, died last Tuesday in Rhinebeck, New York. Weaver ('Bill' to friends) was a musicologis...

The Global Search for Education: Change Leaders -- Leon Botstein

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

In the traditionally conservative world of academia, Leon Botstein is unafraid to challenge the status quo. His most recent cause du jour is of course the new Bard College admissions exam.

Want to Get Into College? How Well Do You Think?

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Bard College's new option allows a student to write four research papers from a list of 17 topics on the Bard website, and the topics are complete with the documentation you need to at least get started. Once submitted, if each one earns a professor's grade of B+ or higher, welcome to Bard.

WATCH: Gabby Giffords Tells Grads To 'Be Bold'

Posted 05.28.2013 | College

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and her husband Mark Kelly told graduates at Bard College in New York the country is counting on them to "be ...

Bernanke On What's Better Now 'Than At Any Other Time In History'

Reuters | Posted 07.18.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, May 18 (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke painted an upbeat picture on Saturday for the potential of innovation to l...

Giffords, Kelly Tapped For Commencement Speech

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, will give Bard College's commencement address on May 25, the s...

Sergey Taneyev's Opera 'Oresteia' Heads To Bard

AP | Posted 02.04.2013 | Arts

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Sergey Taneyev's opera "Oresteia" is being given its first fully staged American production at this summer's Bard SummerS...

On the Road Again, the Beats at Sundance

Hellin Kay | Posted 02.10.2013 | Entertainment
Hellin Kay

"The Beat Generation," as Kerouac defined them so early on, has maintained a fascinating hold on popular culture, even though during their heyday they were mocked by the mainstream.

Big Title, Big Music, Young Composer

Jan Herman | Posted 11.13.2012 | Arts
Jan Herman

Dylan Mattingly by name. He's got a thing for Amelia Earhart, the famous pilot who disappeared 75 years ago near Howland Island in the Pacific. ...

Top 10 Hipster Colleges

Unigo | Posted 11.27.2012 | College
Unigo

Look no further -- you've found the definitive list for colleges with the most hipster culture in America!

Interview: Actress Gaby Hoffmann Is Now Playing Adults

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.31.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

At the age of 30, having deliberately stepped away from acting and show business for five years to figure out what she wanted to do, Gaby Hoffman has decided that acting is a choice she wants to make for herself.

Peter Dinklage Stars At SummerScape

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home

Just up the Hudson River settled in the awe-inspiring Hudson Valley, Bard's annual SummerScape festival will kick off on July 6. SummerScape takes up...

The Art of Defining Art

The New York Public Library | Posted 04.29.2012 | Arts
The New York Public Library

"The most important thing about art is it is the most powerful protection against a sense of boredom. And boredom, ultimately, is the most terrifying and most dangerous human experience."

Dr. King's 'Dream' Denied to Millions

Daniel Medina | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Daniel Medina

With stubbornly high unemployment, a failing education system and mounting federal debt, has Dr. King's dream truly been realized in 2012?

Documentaries Old and New; Sascha Rice, Sundance and Nanook

Hellin Kay | Posted 03.05.2012 | Arts
Hellin Kay

Documentary film is one of the most undervalued of all art forms. But thanks I guess partly to "reality TV" people seem to have rediscovered it in the mainstream.

The 10 Most Liberal Colleges

Posted 10.16.2011 | College

Interested in discussing the merits of John Kerry in the dining hall? Princeton Review recently named the schools with the most liberal students i...

Opera Dismissed During Composer's Lifetime Sparkles At Bard College

AP | By MIKE SILVERMAN | Posted 09.30.2011 | Home

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Written during World War II when the composer was in his 70s and never performed in his lifetime, Richard Strauss's "Die ...

The Global Search for Education: If Music Be the Food....

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.25.2011 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Let us speak of even greater things with the innovative educator and president of Bard College, Leon Botstein: a man who understands the juxtaposition of art and education better than any.

The MOST RADICAL Colleges

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Dittman | Posted 09.06.2011 | College

Sure, they say that the modern generation is bereft of radicals. That the youth of today are wishy-washy. We beg to differ. From ultraliberal hippie ...

U.S. Recovery's 2-Year Anniversary Arrives With Little To Celebrate

PAUL WISEMAN | Posted 08.31.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) -- This is one anniversary few feel like celebrating. Two years after economists say the Great Recession ended, the recovery has be...

What if The DJ Were The NGO?

Taliesin Gilkes-Bower | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Taliesin Gilkes-Bower

So, you graduate from a small liberal arts school with five-figure debt and want to work in the arts?

Why We Teach

Michael Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Michael Roth

Although as a university president I spent much of my time in meetings, my colleagues tell me that I'm happiest just after I come back from the classroom.

Abraham Mendoza Dead: Bard Student Dies In NY Cliff Fall

chicagotribune.com | Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

HUNTER, N.Y. -- Authorities have released the name of the 19-year-old college student from Illinois who died in a fall from a cliff while hiking in th...

Mari Lyons: Every Object Rightly Seen

John Seed | Posted 04.11.2012 | Home
John Seed

One of the values she seems to have absorbed from Cezanne is that there is an inherent abstract order to be gleaned from nature.

To Read and Browse in LA

Hellin Kay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Hellin Kay

Sadly the art of book selling is slowly on the decline.