The Bard College Alumni/ae Association, its Board of Governors, and its committees are committed to maintaining shared values of antiracism, justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and access in all aspects of programming and interactions with Bard College community members, including but not limited to students, faculty, administration, fellow alumni/ae, and guests.
The Board of Governors
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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Keep your records up to date in the alumni/ae directory.* The Alumni/ae Association sends out a monthly e-newsletter, The Triangle which is filled with alumni/ae news, news of the College, and upcoming events. We also send important messages from the College and news on networking events and alumni/ae achievements. The Bardian magazine, published twice yearly, is another way to stay informed on alumni/ae and College news. Follow us on social media to make sure you are getting the most out of your Alumni/ae Association.
The World’s UnFair: Public Exhibition by New Red Order, Cofounded by Alumni Adam Khalil ’11 and Zack Khalil ’14, Profiled in the New York Times“Give it back.” These are the first words seen by visitors to The World’s UnFair, the newest multimedia work by New Red Order (NRO), a “public secret society” cofounded by brothers and Bard alumni Adam Khalil ’11 and Zack Khalil ’14. World’s Fairs “have historically presented a theory of progress, technological advancement, imperial advancement,” Jackson Polys, who cocreated NRO with the Khalil brothers, told the New York Times. The World’s UnFair, by contrast, subverts expectations with an animatronic beaver who speaks about private land ownership and satirical real estate ads featuring “comically small” portions of land given back to Native groups.
Bard Alum and Bon Appétit Restaurant Editor Elazar Sontag ’20 Discusses the Best New Restaurants of 2023 on CBS Morning ShowBon Appétit has just published its picks for the best 24 new restaurants of 2023. Breaking with industry tradition, the food magazine let every restaurant on its list know they had been selected before the publication was released. “Running a restaurant is already challenging enough, and we want this to really be net positive,” said Bon Appétit Restaurant Editor Elazar Sontag ’20. “We want the restaurants to be able to not just celebrate it, but actually grow from it."
Bard Alumnus David Rolf ’92 Writes about Union Representation for NewsweekUnions and their supporters have recently seen some progress thanks to tight labor markets, pandemic-era fiscal policy, and the $15 minimum wage movement, yet working Americans still face a generations-long crisis, writes David Rolf ’92, Bard alumnus and founder and president emeritus of SEIU 775, a labor union representing long-term care sector workers, in an opinion piece for Newsweek. “Our broken labor laws, designed for the economy of the 1930s, have functionally stopped enabling collective bargaining and have become a tool to prevent it,” he says.
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