Bard College at Simon's Rock

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A civil rights activist who co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in 1960 and participated in the Freedom Rides as well as the Selma Movement is speaking in Great Barrington tonight. Dr. Bernard Lafayette will give a lecture at Bard College at Simon’s Rock at 7, detailing the Civil Rights Movement and current social change efforts. Lafayette spoke with WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Jim Levulis about his continued work setting up nonviolent centers and programs around the world.

Update: On March 31, the U.S. Department of Education released a financial watch list with some 560 institutions. On April 3 the department removed 12 institutions from its heightened cash monitoring list including Bard College at Simon's Rock and Sterling College. The department's changes can be reviewed here.

The U.S. Department of Education has included a number of regional schools among roughly 560 institutions on a financial watch list.


Bard College at Simon’s Rock has launched a center for food studies. The new program will allow students and faculty to dig into food’s sustainability, nutrition and cultural role.

    Award-winning journalist, current NPR host and special correspondent, and former co-host of NPR's newsmagazine All Things Considered, as well as Best Selling Author and creator of The Race Card Project, Michele Norris comes to Bard College at Simon's Rock to discuss her work and offer her perspective on tackling complex conversations and having meaningful dialogue about race and diversity.

Michele Norris is an award-winning journalist with more than two decades of experience. She is currently a host and special correspondent for NPR. Previously, Norris served as co-host of NPR's newsmagazine All Things Considered, public radio's longest-running national program, with Robert Siegel and Melissa Block.

In September, 2010, Norris released her first book, The Grace of Silence: A Memoir, which focuses on how America talks about race in the wake of Barack Obama's presidential election, and explores her own family's racial legacy.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Maryann Tebben of Bard College at Simon’s Rock reveals French cuisine’s most French dish.

Maryann Tebben is a professor of language and literature at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. Her teaching and research interests include seventeenth-century French literature, women writers, and French and Italian writers of the Renaissance.  She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.

About Dr. Tebben