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The work of the Bard College Alumni/ae Association relies on the active participation of alumni/ae on the committees of the Board of Governors. Alumni/ae from all eras of Bard’s history serve on this volunteer board and act as ambassadors of the College. We welcome all alumni/ae to attend Board of Governors meetings, which are held in May and December each year.
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Jonathan Becker Discusses the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, Chernobyl, and the War in Ukraine with C Mandler ’19 for CBS NewsAs the world watches the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant suffer “weeks of shelling,” the potential for “another nuclear disaster on the scale of the Chernobyl explosion” looms large, writes Bard alum C Mandler ’19 for CBS news. The similarities between Chernobyl and Zaporizhzhia are as much organizational as they are structural, says Jonathan Becker, executive vice president and vice president for academic affairs for Bard College. Both share “an environment… in which people are disincentivized from communicating genuine problems to higher-ups,” Becker says.
Art Collective Codirected by Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford ’07 to Curate and Direct Fifth Edition of Chicago Architecture BiennialThe Chicago-based Floating Museum, an art collective codirected by Bard alumnus Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford ’07, will serve as the artistic team leading the fifth edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, or CAB 5. Titled This is a Rehearsal, CAB 5 “will build on and expand the collective’s ongoing work,” writes Matt Hickman for the Architect’s Newspaper. “Floating Museum is organized to work at the intersection of disciplines, where civic participation inspires and shapes our process. It’s both a thrill and challenge to collaborate with the CAB as the artistic team of the 2023 edition,” said the members of Floating Museum.
“The Many Lives of Martine Syms,” Bard MFA Alumna Profiled in the New York TimesProfiled in the New York Times, the artist Martine Syms MFA ’17 “is the sort of ‘new media’ artist who antiquates the term. Since her days as a film programmer at clubs like the Echo Park Film Center in Los Angeles, she has turned the various lenses of media around to interrogate what society expects of Black women, and Black artists in particular,” writes Travis Diehl. This fall, Syms has an independent feature film showing in theaters with worldwide distribution, as well as exihibtions on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and CCS Bard.
The Body Is a Doorway: Ecological Embodiment and Healing beyond the Human
Facebook, Twitter, and the Danger to Public Reason
Family and Alumni/ae Weekend