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The fourth annual Bard Works program runs from Sunday, January 24, to Friday, January 29, offering opportunities for students to gain valuable career tools as they near graduation. Juniors and seniors participate in a series of workshops, networking events, and other professional development activities. With the support of mentors from the campus community and beyond, students hone their business etiquette and job searching skills, work on public speaking and workplace leadership, and explore how to translate their undergraduate education to the global marketplace. Participants include 65 students and more than 50 alumni/ae, parents, and local professionals.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” These words from Martin Luther King Jr. are the call to action behind the nationwide Day of Service that takes place on the King holiday. On Saturday, January 16, more than 250 Bard students, along with staff and faculty members, took those words to heart as they volunteered for organizations across the Hudson Valley for the College’s 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Engagement. The day’s events were sponsored by Bard’s Center for Civic Engagement in cooperation with the Environmental and Urban Studies Program, the Bard Office of Sustainability, and the Citizen Science Program.
Bard students, mostly first-years on campus for the three-week Citizen Science intensive, worked with 21 local organizations ranging from Woodstock Animal Sanctuary and Red Hook Public Library to Planned Parenthood. The Bard Office of Sustainability and the Red Hook Conservation Advisory Council hosted an electronic waste collection day for residents of Red Hook and Tivoli, which drew students and staff from the College to haul old televisions, stereos, and computers.
Students also led science projects for elementary, middle, and high school students from Rhinebeck, Kingston, Red Hook, and Tivoli. Participants worked with dry ice and chemical reactions, explored the science of the food we eat, and completed a project in the computer science lab. Student leaders have hosted science engagement activities like these throughout the month of January in local school districts.
Read more about the day’s events on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Engagement blog.
More than 250 Bard students, along with staff and faculty members, marked Martin Luther King Day with Bard's 6th Annual MLK Jr. Day of Engagement. Students volunteered at 21 organizations across the Hudson Valley, ranging from Woodstock Animal Sanctuary and Red Hook Public Library to Planned Parenthood.
Mia Lotan '18, Ava Lindenmaier '16, and Zelda May Bas '16 have been named the winners of the 2015 Student Opinion Contest from the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and the Humanities at Bard College. Last fall, as part of its eighth annual fall conference, "Why Privacy Matters: What Do We Lose When We Lose Our Privacy?," the Arendt Center challenged undergraduates to answer the following question: "Does Privacy Matter in the 21st century?" After reviewing close to 50 submissions, the Arendt Center staff is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 contest. The winning entries are: an essay entitled "Community and the Self at the 2015 Hannah Arendt Center Conference," by Mia Lotan '18, and a short film entitled What Does Privacy Feel Like?, by Ava Lindenmaier '16 and Zelda May Bas '16. Matthew Balik '17 and Dina Toubasi '18 earned honorable mention for their essays.
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