Last week, scholar-activist William Robinson presented “Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity” at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, the latest in the 2014 Proseminar Lecture in the Social Scientific Inquiry series that has also featured Vijay Prashad and Wendy Cheg — and William issued a warning about our future, as well as a call to action to spark positive change.

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Jacob Fossum, Fine Artist and Simon's Rock Visiting Professor in the Arts, is having his first solo painting exhibition at the school's Hillman-Jackson Gallery since joining the faculty in 2011. The exhibit runs daily from Tuesday, October 21, through Friday, November 21, and there is a Gallery Talk and Artist's Reception -- open to the public -- on Saturday, November 1, at 5:00 PM. We recently sat down with the artist to talk about his work, his teaching and his experience at Simon's Rock.

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Lee Hayes, Environmental Sciences student, on the Simon's Rock organic farm that furnishes the campus Dining Hall

This summer, Lee Hayes (pictured working on the Simon's Rock organic farm) and more than a dozen other early college students collaborated with seven professors on a variety of projects across the sciences, including Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Environmental Science. With the 2014-2015 school year underway, and new students engaged in work in the sciences, we present a brief Photo Journal of the research conducted during the past few months.

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Lysley Tenorio

The 2014 Book One Lecture at Simon's Rock featured Lysley Tenorio, the Filipino-American short story writer of 'Monstress: Stories'. An event designed for the public and the college community, the event was held August 18th at the McConnell Theater in the campus' 50,000-square-foot Daniel Arts Center.

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 Bard College at Simon's Rock cultivates thoughtful risk taking

The value of attending a so-called "elite" college is a perennial topic of conversation, and William Deresiewicz entered the fray on July 21 with a scathing and widely read New Republic opinion piece entitled "Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League." Deresiewicz's diatribe inspired our provost, Peter Laipson, to engage in the debate. 

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