In the madness of midterm essay-writing at the end of March, we — Elena Müller (BA 2021), Hanna Bargheer (BA 2020) and Rebecca Singer (BA 2021) — attended the Bard Network Debate Conference and participated in the Smolny Open Debate Tournament in St. Petersburg, Russia. Sponsored by Bard Annandale’s Debate Union, each of the participating
Please state your full name. Nicholas Sebastiano Lecchi. Where are you from? Rockville, Maryland in the United States. And where is your family from? My father is from Milan, Italy. And I think my mother is from Seveso in Italy, but I can’t be sure. Do you speak Italian? Very little. Enough to swear in
The program of the conference Pythagorean Harmonics from Philolaus to Leibniz, which took place on October 19-20th at Bard College Berlin, consisted mainly of scholarly lectures given by experts in their fields, which were as diverse as Greek philosophy, mathematics, music or art history. The participants discussed in an interdisciplinary framework recent discoveries or novel
Since 1981, Bard College in Annandale on Hudson, NY, has had a unique summer course, mandatory for all incoming students, called “Language and Thinking.” After joining the Bard network in 2011, Bard College Berlin came to adopt the Bard concept in 2013 and so this year’s freshmen were the first ones to experience the program
All through school my dad would reassure me that I was a “college person,” meaning that while maybe high school wasn’t the best, I would find whatever I was looking for in college. When I walked onto the ECLA of Bard campus, nearly empty—since I was a day early—I finally understood that he was right.
“Commencement”: though the word is rhetorically indicative of a beginning, it has trouble escaping its connotation––at least for students––as the official conclusion, the shake of the hand, and the goodbye to the thousands of pages and hours, myriad lunch debates, late-nights, page-tabbing, research forays, and all that comes along with the pursuit of a liberal