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Weekend in the Catskills – 10/24/14

This weekend: an international film festival in Chatham, a walk with a sculptor in Livingston Manor, an art opening reception in Woodstock, more classical music at Bard College, and a spooky visit at the Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown. 508 more words


When we Think of Segregation Part 2

So at some point I was hanging out in the Stevenson Library at Bard College with my White Jewish friend, I’ll call her Abbey, who loved the way I used Ebonic vernacular and was very excited about playing RUN-DMC for me in her car. 694 more words

Boys soccer: Red Hook tips Millbrook

Zach Sivulich’s kick from 30 yards out in the second half snapped a tie and helped Red Hook to a 5-2 high school boys soccer win over Millbrook on Monday at Annandale’s Bard College. 133 more words


College roundup: John Jay grad Barberan gains weekly honor

John Jay High School graduate Chelsea Barberan of Mount Saint Mary College was named Skyline Conference Women’s Volleyball Rookie of the Week on Monday.

Barberan averaged 5.38 digs per set in a 1-1 week for the Blue Knights. 332 more words


When we think of Segregation

So this morning I googled the word segregation and of course the first few links that came up were around racial segregation in America.  Jim Crow, Brown VS Board of Ed, a story about a return to segregated schools in America on PBS.org.  667 more words


No, Staples Students Probably Have Not Read "The Brothers Karamazov"

Leon Botstein is the subject of an intriguing profile in the current New Yorker.

The president of Bard College has instituted a new admissions procedure. Described by one faculty member as “a classic Leon gesture” — meaning “idealistic, expeditiously enacted, showmanly, and absolutely earnest in spirit,” it gives high school students a choice. 678 more words