Civic engagement is at the core of Bard’s institutional mission, reflecting the fundamental belief that higher education institutions can and should operate in the public interest.
Ellen Driscoll: 2018 Outstanding Educator and Socially Engaged Artist
Congratulations to Ellen Driscoll, Program Director of Studio Arts and Visiting Professor of Sculpture, who was recently awarded the prestigious International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Educator Award for 2018. Driscoll’s work explores resource consumption and material lineage and is reflected in each of her Engaged Liberal Arts and Science (ELAS) courses.
Lily Zacharias ’19 Wins Carnegie Council Essay Contest
The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs challenged students to prepare a 1,500-word essay addressing the question: In your opinion, what is the greatest ethical challenge facing the world today? Lily Zacharias ‘19, won a joint first prize in the undergraduate category for her essay on Artificial Intelligence’s Ethical Challenges, which is published on the Carnegie website.
BGIA Tackles Social Change in a Complex World
(BGIA) has brought in Stephanie Savell, Co-Director of Brown University’s Costs of War Project, to offer a new course this semester: “Making Social Change in a Complex World.” The course asks students to consider how to address global social injustices and inequalities and encourages informed civic engagement by bridging the gap between the classroom and the policy world.
Community Action Awards for summer internships awarded annually
Student athletes volunteer annually to support the Special Olympics.
Students across the globe =
The Bard Network
Trustee Leader Scholars and 319 TLS student volunteers
Students participated in the CEP Campus to Congress initiative.
BPI undergraduate tutors, researchers, and volunteers
Bard-sponsored Clemente Courses in 15 cities
Percentage of BPI graduates who leave prison and never come back
Bard students annually enroll in Engaged Liberal Arts & Sciences courses.
Students enrolled in nine Bard Early College programs in five states
Trustee Leader Scholar community-volunteer hours each week
Local students who participate in Bard Science Outreach activities annually
30 community organizations =
2018 MLK Day of Service
Copies of La Voz Spanish-language magazine distributed free monthly
Students enrolled in 165 BPI courses across six prisons in NY
4 in 10
Bard Early College students are first-generation.