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An Important Message to the Nation

December 1, 2016

To the Board of Trustees:

The election of Donald Trump to the Presidency and the circumstances surrounding it, including the discrepancy between the popular vote and the Electoral College tally, the shock of the outcome, the sharp divisions within the electorate, the shape the transition of power is taking, and the role of the media have all triggered some reflection on the state of the nation, its institutions, and its politics. 949 more words

Asher Edelman

Swimming in the Valley of the Moon

Ian here—

Peter Hutton died on June 25, 2016. I could tell anecdotes here about having him for a professor across three courses at Bard College, about things he said to his students, places he took his students, and the impact he had on me as a young film student. 774 more words

Posts By Ian

"Facing Our Truth" CANCELLELD - Six ten minute plays about Trayvon Martin

We have just received a notice that this event has been cancelled with apologies.

As time has passed, the Trayvon Martin murder has grown from one of outrage to one of deep thought and contemplation, especially among playwrights. 317 more words


Artist of the moment.........Mary Weatherford

Mary Weatherford is contemporary painter working in an abstract style. Mary Weatherford was born in Ojai, California in the year 1963.

Weatherford attended Princeton University located in New Jersey where she earned a B.A. 171 more words

A letter to a Bard College Center for Environmental Policy professor

Dear Gidon Eshel,

Let me start off by introducing myself. I graduated Bard College in 1965 and blog as the Unrepentant Marxist. In that capacity, I have… 1,746 more words


Slave Holders Rebellion


The New York State Sheep and Wool Festival held at the Dutchess County Fair Ground,  Rhinebeck NY is one of the last remaining countryside traditions in New York State.   2,001 more words


Tennis roundup: Marlboro's Messengers capture MHAL doubles title

Emma Messenger and Grace Messenger of Marlboro High School won the Mid-Hudson Athletic League girls tennis doubles title on Friday at Bard College in Annandale. Rachel Li of Spackenkill lost to Emily Savage of Wallkill in the singles final, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3. 119 more words