Blackout Bard: What Happened

Written by Maeve McKaig The majority of the freshman class is unaware of the racial tensions that culminated in an intentionally disruptive demonstration on November 18th, 2015: Blackout Bard. Many of the issues that were addressed at the walkout are still relevant today, including microaggressions on campus towards black and brown students, and a greater […]

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Global Security Panel Gets Heated at BGIA Co-Sponsored Event

Written by Connor Boehme Over the weekend, the Bard Globalization and International Affairs (BGIA) program co-sponsored Shades of Red and Blue, a series of conversations hosted at the New York Public Library. This event brought together experts from a wide range of the political spectrum to practice the art of “principled disagreement” as well as discuss […]

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Recap: ElectHer

Twenty Bard students participated in a day-long training session on Saturday as part of a national Elect Her training effort to encourage women to run for public office starting with Student Government.  Sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement, Student Government, and Election@Bard, the training focused on communication skills including speech writing, public speaking, and other […]

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Media, Truth, and Trump: What the Absence of Fact Does to Democracy

Written by Johanna Costigan When Martin Luther wanted to spread his message during the Protestant Reformation, he and his supporters circulated pamphlets with text and images characterizing the Catholic Church as malicious, greedy, and scheming. In China, just a couple of months ago, when government officials wanted to extend the alleged time-frame of the Sino-Japanese […]

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