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Bard College Held its 157th commencement on Saturday, May 27, 2017.
Live Webcast at 2:30pm
The commencement address was given by U.S. Representative John Lewis, who received an honorary doctorate of civil law. Honorary degrees were also awarded to classicist Mary Beard, computer scientist Erik D. Demaine, West Point Dean and Brigadier General Cindy R. Jebb, artist Brice Marden, mathematician Karen Saxe 82, and philanthropist Charles P. Stevenson Jr. At the commencement ceremony, Bard President Leon Botstein conferred 421 undergraduate degrees on the Class of 2017 and 133 graduate degrees.
The New York Review of Books has announced that Ian Buruma, Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard College, will be its next editor, succeeding Robert B. Silvers, who died in March at 87. The announcement ended one of the New York literary world s favorite, and longest-running, parlor games: guessing who would follow Mr. Silvers, who, along with Barbara Epstein, founded the magazine in 1963, and continued to work as its sole editor until weeks before his death.
Curated by artist Walead Beshty, with works by over 80 artists (ranging from historical documents to major installations), Picture Industry reflects upon transformations in the production and distribution of photographic images as realized through its varied constructions of the corporeal, from its origin as scientific tool and a means of cultural investigation to its phenomenological effects on a viewer. On View June 24-December 15, Hessel Museum of Art
This summer, the Bard SummerScape festival presents the world premiere of a new theater production from The Wooster Group, the internationally recognized Obie and Bessie Award-winning experimental theater company.
Tonery Rogers 19 has won David L. Boren Scholarship for $20,000 to study Arabic in Jordan for the spring and summer of 2018. Rogers is the first Bard student to win a Boren Scholarship, a federal initiative that encourages the study of language skills in countries critical to the future security and stability of our nation.