Bardian BARD COLLEGE FALL 2016
László Z. Bitó ’60 and Olivia Cariño
DEAR BARDIANS, Fall is a popular time of year in the Hudson Valley. Farm stands overflow with produce, first-year students flood Bard’s Annandale campus and the crisp air brings the energizing feelings of a fresh start. That sensation could not be truer for me this year. In August I moved back to the Hudson Valley to become deputy director of admission at Bard College. I believe more in the power of a Bard education and its influences on the world than in anything else. Returning to the College in this new capacity is an honor; I am thrilled to be back. Meanwhile, Brandon Weber ’97 capably takes the reins as president of the Bard College Alumni/ae Association on an interim basis. On a global scale this was an extraordinary summer, starting with Brexit and continuing with the runMackie Siebens ’12 up to November’s election in the United States. Against the backdrop of international terrorism, climate photo Kye Ehrlich ’13 change, and other crises, global anxiety prevails. In such an atmosphere, approaching the challenges of life with a positive attitude is itself a challenge. Bard’s exceptional level of engagement in the outside world is all the more important in such times. The number of Bard’s international campuses and partnerships alone make it an unusual institution, one that values difference and invites conversation on controversial topics. Bard College greets the unknown not with trepidation and anxiety but as a representation of potential and possibility. Our alma mater emphasizes the importance of this attitude better than other colleges. You only have to look to its programs in prisons, Russia, and the Palestinian Territories to understand that Bard truly lives its values. We care about learning as a lifestyle, not a static, brief period of our lives. So consider your support for Bard as more than a gift to education. Consider it a vote in favor of opening possibilities for bright minds, broadening horizons, and promoting peaceful curiosity; a vote against narrow-mindedness and self-absorption. Bard is more than a liberal arts college; it’s a force for good. Long may it be nurtured. Bardian and engaged, Mackie Siebens ’12
board of governors of the bard college alumni/ae association Brandon Weber ’97, Interim President KC Serota ’04, Vice President; Diversity Committee Cochair Lindsay Stanley ’12, Secretary/Treasurer Robert Amsterdam ’53 Brendan Berg ’06 Jack Blum ’62 Evan Nicole Brown ’16 Pia Carusone ’03 Kathleya Chotiros ’98, Development Committee Chair Charles Clancy III ’69 Andrew F. Corrigan ’00 Peter Criswell ’89 Arnold Davis ’44 Malia Du Mont ’95 Michelle Dunn Marsh ’95 Randy Faerber ’73, Events Committee Cochair Andrew Fowler ’95 Eric Goldman ’98 Christina Hajagos-Clausen ’92 Boriana Handjiyska ’02, Career Connections Committee Cochair Sonja Hood ’90 Miriam Huppert ’13 J. P. Kingsbury ’03, Young Alumni/ae Committee Cochair Paul Margolis ’76, Oral History Committee Cochair Peter F. McCabe ’70, Nominations Committee Cochair Mollie Meikle ’03, Young Alumni/ae Committee Cochair Steven Miller ’70 Anne Morris-Stockton ’68 Anna Neverova ’07, Career Connections Committee Cochair Karen G. Olah ’65 Gerry Pambo-Awich ’08 Abhay Puskoor ’08 Nia Rock ’78 Allison Rodman ’10 Jim Salvucci ’86 Henry Seltzer ’06 Dan Severson ’10 Michael Shapiro ’75, Oral History Committee Cochair Genya Shimkin ’08, Diversity Committee Cochair; YAAC* Cochair
Barry Silkowitz ’71 George A. Smith ’82, Events Committee Cochair Dr. Ingrid Spatt ’69 Geoffrey Stein ’82 Walter Swett ’96, Nominations Committee Cochair Olivier te Boekhorst ’93 Paul Thompson ’93 Paul Vranicar ’01 Matt Wing ’06 Emeritus/a Claire Angelozzi ’74 Dr. Penny Axelrod ’63 Dr. Miriam Roskin Berger ’56 Cathaline Cantalupo ’67 Kit Ellenbogen ’52 Barbara Grossman Flanagan ’60 Diana Hirsch Friedman ’68 R. Michael Glass ’75 Dr. Ann Ho ’62 Charles F. Hollander ’65 Maggie Hopp ’67 Cynthia Hirsch Levy ’65 Susan P. Playfair ’62 Roger N. Scotland ’93 Dr. Toni-Michelle Travis ’69 Barbara Crane Wigren ’68 *Young Alumni/ae Advisory Council (YAAC) of the Center for Civic Engagement
board of trustees of bard college David E. Schwab II ’52, Chair Emeritus Charles P. Stevenson Jr., Chair James C. Chambers ’81, Chair Elect Emily H. Fisher, Vice Chair George F. Hamel Jr., Vice Chair Elizabeth Ely ’65, Secretary; Life Trustee Stanley A. Reichel ’65, Treasurer; Life Trustee Fiona Angelini Roland J. Augustine Leon Botstein, President of the College + Stuart Breslow + Mark E. Brossman Thomas M. Burger + Marcelle Clements ’69, Life Trustee Craig Cogut The Rt. Rev. Andrew M. L. Dietsche, Honorary Trustee Asher B. Edelman ’61, Life Trustee Paul S. Efron Robert S. Epstein ’63 Barbara S. Grossman ’73, Alumni/ae Trustee Andrew S. Gundlach Sally Hambrecht Marieluise Hessel Maja Hoffmann Matina S. Horner + Charles S. Johnson III ’70 Mark N. Kaplan, Life Trustee George A. Kellner Paul S. Levy Fredric S. Maxik ’86 James H. Ottaway Jr., Life Trustee Martin Peretz, Life Trustee Stewart Resnick, Life Trustee Roger N. Scotland ’93, Alumni/ae Trustee Jonathan Slone ’84 James A. von Klemperer Brandon Weber ’97, Alumni/ae Trustee Susan Weber Patricia Ross Weis ’52 +ex officio
above The Turandot Project, from the 2016 Bard Music Festival (see page 37) photo Cory Weaver
cover László Z. Bitó ’60 and Olivia Cariño (see page 2) photo András Bánkuti/Black Star
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Finding Light in the Darkness
Looking from Past to Future
An Embattled Road to Bard
Growing a Legacy
On and Off Campus
Books by Bardians
Honor Roll of Donors
The Vision, Salvador Dalí, 1953–54. ©Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 2016
lászló z. bitó ’60
lászló z. bitó ’60
finding light in the darkness by James Rodewald ’82
If László Z. Bitó ’60 were a superhero, his superpower would be 360-degree vision. He has the amazing gift of being able to approach complicated situations, philosophical dilemmas, and previously unsolvable problems from directions that others have missed. Even as a small boy, Bitó felt compelled to understand the increasingly turbulent world around him. “During the war, well before the front reached us, I would hide behind the couch and listen to the adults,” he recalls. “It must’ve been in ’43 when I first noticed people worrying about what was coming. We were vacationing on Lake Balaton [Hungary] and I heard the adults talking about ‘gathering storm clouds.’ I told my friends to tell their parents to pull up their boats because there was going to be a big storm. The next day, my friends wanted to beat me up for the false alarm! Somehow I managed to talk my way out of that beating.” He and his family survived the siege of Budapest and the mayhem that the Red Army brought with it, though the scars ran deep. In 1951, when Bitó was a teenager, he and his family were among those “internally deported” from Budapest to the Hungarian countryside by the Stalinist regime. It’s easy to imagine such an experience being dispiriting. Bitó’s takeaway? “I had a fantastic education there,” he says. “We could bring very little from home, but everybody brought their two or three favorite books. These were passed from family to family. The deportees were the most creative people, the best experts from every profession—those whom the communists did not want to see in Budapest. Those were my professors.” With the temporary easing of the communist dictatorship after Stalin’s death, the family was allowed to leave their rural outpost in 1953, but they were still not permitted to return to their home in Budapest. Bitó was able to secure the occasional odd job in the city through family friends, and was drafted into the Hungarian Army in 1954. But in the peculiar and circuitous logic of the communists, the fact that they had deported him and his family made him untrustworthy and not suited for military training. Instead of boot camp, he was sent to a forced labor camp at a coal mine, where, he says, “There were no professors, but I learned a lot from the old coal miners and managed to overcome my fear of dying a slow death 500 yards underground in a cave-in.” As unpleasant as it was in the heat of the mine, which Bitó says was so intense in some places that it could only be endured without clothing, he chose to work double shifts rather than accept humiliation at the hands of the officers in the barracks. “They would come
in at midnight, dead drunk,” Bitó recalls, “to march us out to ‘drill.’ Things like crawling in the mud. I went on double shifts in the coal mine so that when an officer ordered us out, I could stay in bed. I’d say, ‘But officer, I just came up from a double shift; if you want me to drill now, get me excused from the morning shift.’ This made the lieutenant furious because he did not dare to make such a request: the work was more important than his desire to vent his hatred on me as one of the ‘bourgeois enemies’ of the working class.” The other great benefit of working double shifts was that down in the mine Bitó was occasionally able to write. “In the second shift, the old miners would sometimes post me to fill the carts at the end of the conveyor belt,” he says. “Most people, especially those who were afraid of the evil spirits of the mine, did not like such assignments, far away from all living souls.” He took advantage of that solitude and began to write whenever the flow of coal slowed. “First I just wrote a diary, to preserve my mental health,” he says. “Later I got so involved in writing short stories that I could hardly wait to get back to my notebook, which I’d hidden deep in the mine.” As he would throughout his life, Bitó was able to find a way not only to survive but to flourish. “It’s not what fate hands you,” he says, “but what you do with it. You can give up, you can blame others, or you can figure out what’s the best you can make of the situation.” When he and his fellow slave laborers disarmed their officers during the Hungarian revolution of October 1956 and headed to Budapest to fight the occupying Russian forces, he had to leave behind the notebooks he’d stashed underground. (It would be more than 30 years, and many twists and turns, before he could begin to work on those stories again.) The revolution was put down after Moscow sent in reinforcements, and Bitó had to decide whether to stay and face the likelihood of being sent to even worse work camps or jail, or to give in and serve the communist system. He chose to escape to the West, and quickly gained asylum in the United States. His first stop was Camp Kilmer, New Jersey, where he and his fellow refugees had to stay until they found a sponsor. That process brought him to the large Hungarian community of Cleveland, but Bitó soon found that his countrymen there mistakenly assumed that the revolution he had been a part of wanted to bring back the feudalist days they remembered or had heard about from their parents, so he decided to leave. Fortuitously, he learned about the eight-week language and orientation program for young Hungarian refugees at Bard College, and ended up in Annandale in the first days of the
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1956–57 winter field (intercession) period. The program, sponsored by the New York City–based Institute of International Education, provided intensive English instruction and an introduction to American life. The goal was to help some 300 students, whose education was disrupted, to secure scholarships to American universities. Bitó was one of two program participants who received a full scholarship to Bard. As an undergraduate with only two months of English instruction, Bitó chose to take up science courses, trusting that the Latin he had studied in Hungary would make the technical terms easier to grasp. But his Latin skills alone did not account for his being named John Bard Scholar in 1958 and Arthur Martin Scholar in 1959, or for the John and Samuel Bard Award in Medicine and Science awarded him in 2001. At Bard, Bitó worked closely with Professor of Chemistry Theodore Sottery, who became his Senior Project adviser. But, of course, he also studied literature. As in so many things he’s done over the years, Bitó defied expectations in his choice of course work. “I took a 401 literature course with Professor Jack Ludwig,” he recalls. “Everybody thought I was crazy for not taking English 101 instead. But I found the 101 reading list had just one book I had read, whereas on the 401 list I had read all but one book!”
produced within the eye must have physiological effects; thus the pathological effects must have been due to using the wrong types of prostaglandins in the wrong dose, or using an incorrect experimental model. We started out by determining what the normal levels of PGs are in the undisturbed eye so we could avoid dosages that might cause pathological effects, like inflammation.” In addition, the bulk of the research on PGs in the eye had been done on rabbits. But Bitó realized that the rabbit has a different visual system, which evolved to monitor its total environment, and therefore has unprotected eyes bulging out from the sides of its head. This creates a field of vision that is, essentially, 360 degrees. But that also makes rabbits’ eyes more vulnerable than our well-protected eyes, which are seated deep in the skull in the bony orbit. Therefore, the easily damaged rabbit eyes developed an internal defense system that involves an inflammatory reaction that is mediated by PGs. Experiments using rabbits were therefore poor predictors of prostaglandins’ effects on human eyes. Bitó shifted his experiments to monkeys and cats, and the results were as he had hoped and expected: PGs provided effective reduction of IOP without inflammatory response.
it’s not what fate hands you, but what you do with it. you can give up, you can blame others, or you can figure out what’s the best you can make of the situation. In his senior year, a lecture at Bard by Columbia University Professor of Anatomy George Smelser so impressed Bitó that he applied to an interdisciplinary graduate program at Columbia’s medical school, where he earned his Ph.D. in biophysics and medical cell biology. At Columbia he was reunited with fellow Bardian B. Dobli Srinivasan ’59, who worked as a research assistant in Smelser’s laboratory before entering the graduate program; Srinivasan went on to a long and distinguished career in ophthalmological research, clinical practice, and teaching. After earning his Ph.D., Bitó spent three years doing postdoctoral work in brain research and then joined Columbia’s faculty. By the mid ’70s, he had become assistant professor of ophthalmology and began to ascend the academic ladder. Among other research projects, he investigated the effects of prostaglandins (PGs), a then barely known family of naturally occurring chemicals. He had come to believe that, in the proper dose, PGs could reduce the elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) that damages the optic nerve in patients with glaucoma, leading to tunnel vision and later to total blindness. It was very hard to convince the scientific community of the potential sight-saving effect of PGs, because the dogma at the time was that they are detrimental to the eye. “There were dozens of studies demonstrating this,” says Bitó. “However, I was convinced that natural substances that are also
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Because Bitó didn’t simply accept the prevailing theories, and trusted his own observations, he was able to make the critical leap that led to the synthesis of a new PG analog, latanoprost. After years of testing (including on his own eyes), many late nights in the lab, and rejections from every U.S. drug company, a Swedish pharmacological firm finally agreed to undertake the development of a prostaglandinbased, antiglaucoma eye drop. But Bitó’s work had only just begun; in the final years of bringing Xalatan (the brand name of the treatment) to market, the trials of navigating a pharmaceutical industry undergoing dramatic consolidation took their toll. He turned once again to writing as a creative outlet for his tension and frustration. “I started with a semi-autobiographical family novel that, over the years, grew into four volumes,” says Bitó. “They present an unconventional view of what led to World War II and its catastrophic aftermaths. And finally to the crushed hopes of 1956.” With the success of Xalatan, which has helped millions of glaucoma sufferers, Bitó no longer had to take a lead role in the development or marketing of the drug. He was able to retire from Columbia in 1997 as Professor Emeritus of Ocular Physiology and pay forward the gift of his scholarship to Bard many times over. He and his wife, Olivia Cariño, established a scholarship for Hungarian music students at Bard, and, among other things, gave $9.2 million for the
design and construction of the magnificent building that bears his name and is home to the Bard College Conservatory of Music. The number of young Hungarian musicians who have been able to come to Bard to work toward the dual degree (bachelor of music and bachelor of arts in a field other than music) as a result of their generosity is now up to 14. Cariño has been instrumental in the success of the scholarship program, organizing auditions and assisting students in the application process. Since his retirement, Bitó has been able to return full-time to his first love, literature. He has devoted himself to writing novels, essays, and short stories, publishing 16 books over those years. One recent volume, Két világ között (Between Two Worlds), a collection of short stories published in Hungary in 2015, is based, says Bitó, “on the sometimes frustrating, sometimes funny episodes that arise from the inevitable misunderstandings that come from wanting to take part in campus life while having a vocabulary of only a few hundred words. And from translating idioms using a pocket dictionary.” Of course, by the time he wrote those stories, his English was no longer cause for misunderstanding. But, having overcome conventional wisdom to create a breakthrough drug, Bitó turned his attention to a different kind of blindness. “I devoted much of my
unnamed scribe. As its subtitle, Absolving All Men of the Most Hideous Crime of Deicide, indicates, he aims to defuse the most important aspect of anti-Semitism, which he calls the oldest and the bestdocumented prototype of hate-mongering known to humanity. “It can always be relied upon when one wants to divert attention from the real issues plaguing a society,” he says. Bitó is hoping that a film will be made from his apocryphal gospel so that more people can witness its revelation. “It’s important to do whatever we can to fight anti-Semitism,” he says. “Whenever a group feels it has to increase the level of hatred in society, they always go for anti-Semitism. Hate like that is much easier to foster and to use as a mechanism of propaganda. Love is more difficult to move people with. Jesus was apparently pretty good at it, and look what happened to him.” Even more universal is the message of one of his earlier novels, Ábrahám és Izsák (Abraham and Isaac), based on a short story he wrote and lost in the coal mine. Bitó concludes that it was not God or an angel who stopped Abraham from killing his son, Isaac. “Actually,” he says, “Abraham couldn’t do it, even after he convinced himself that God told him to sacrifice his son.” Bitó argues that “Thou shalt not kill” was not carved into stone but was implanted into our
sometimes you can understand the pattern better when you look at the other side of the cloth. i’m not interested in looking at things the same way others have looked before. life, especially after returning to Hungary in the ’90s, to a crusade against the much greater problem of spiritual tunnel vision,” he says. In pursuit of this goal, he published five volumes of essays that originally appeared in Hungarian magazines and newspapers, as well as a few in English (which can be found on his English website, laszlobito.com). The widely acclaimed Boldogabb élet—jó halál/Eutélia— Eutanázia (Blissful Life—Peaceful Death/Eutelia—Euthanasia), a physiological-philosophical treatise on the last stages of life and dying, introduces the concept of eutélia, meaning “good end.” Eutelia encompasses everything that can lead to a better last phase of life and passage out of it, as opposed to euthanasia, which can be achieved simply with an injection or deadly elixir. Not surprisingly, Bitó’s approach to this sensitive topic veers dramatically from the usual take. Perhaps the best illustration of Bitó’s unorthodox approach to deeply ingrained dogma is his series of books on biblical themes. “These stories are very deep in our subconscious,” he explains. “At the time they were written, the main thing was to present a ruthless God whom everyone was afraid of. The world is different now; it’s time to look at the Bible differently.” Bitó regards The Gospel of Anonymous as his most important book. It examines the last days of Jesus through the eyes of an
hearts during our social evolution. This is why it takes so much brainwashing propaganda to fire people up to go to war. Or to get the rookie soldier to dig his bayonet deeper into the straw dummies in boot camp. Bitó also believes that the providence attributed to God is built into us: into our immune system and into our ability to understand and help one another. “But,” he says, “it is more convenient to believe that for a few prayers or by paying for a Mass, God is going to take care of whatever we ask from him. Those of us who survived the Second World War, and all that happened in its shadow, know that God will never protect us from our own inhumanity.” Everything Bitó does reflects his unique point of view. He describes his approach with a metaphor that seems particularly appropriate from a man who is a weaver of words: “Sometimes you can understand the pattern better when you look at the other side of the cloth. I’m not interested in looking at things the same way others have looked before. You might take a little step forward that way, but I’m not interested in that. I’m interested in looking at how we can get a better understanding of something by examining the other side.”
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the montgomery place campus
looking from past to future by Emily Majer â€™95 photos by Chris Kendall â€™82
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Whether the charm lies in the deep and mysterious wood, full of the echo of water spirits, that forms the northern boundary, or whether it grows out of a profound feeling of completeness and perfection in foregrounds of old trees, and distances of calm serene mountains, we have not been able to divine; but certain it is that there is a spell in the very air. . . . It is not, we are sure, the place for a man to plan campaigns of conquest. . . . There is more dignity in repose than merit in action. —A. J. Downing, A Visit to Montgomery Place, 1847 When Historic Hudson Valley—a Westchester-based nonprofit organization—let it be known in fall 2015 that they were ready, after 30 years, to sell the Montgomery Place estate, Bard was presented with, as President Leon Botstein said at the time, “a momentous opportunity for the College, securing its long-term future and protecting one of its most important attributes, which is the beauty of its landscape and campus.” The College was not actively looking for another estate to add to its already considerable campus when it bought Montgomery Place—although there is precedent for this kind of radical growth in the College’s history. Since John and Margaret Bard’s 1860 donation of 18 acres of their property, called Annandale, for the founding of St. Stephen’s College, Bard has grown through two large acquisitions, and by a steady accumulation of houses along River Road as they have become available. In 1951 Christian Zabriskie sold his family’s 825-acre Blithewood estate—which included the rest of the former Bard family property—to the College for one dollar. The Blithewood mansion, now the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, became a dormitory, as did some of the smaller houses that were part of the transaction. In 1963 the College purchased the 90acre Ward Manor property from the Community Service Society (which had adapted the former Hamersley estate as an experimental utopian home for the elderly). Between Manor, Robbins, and Manor Gate House, the College gained an infirmary and rooms for student and faculty housing. Bound on the north by the Tivoli Bays Wildlife Management Area (nearly 1,500 acres of state land), east by Route 9G, and west by the Hudson River, Montgomery Place is the only contiguous property into which the campus could expand. However, the College has no
plans to increase the student body: Vice President for Administration Coleen Murphy Alexander ’00 says that the current population of approximately 2,000 undergraduates is the appropriate size. Among other changes at the new campus, the 1928 squash court building at Montgomery Place will become the headquarters of the Bard Prison Initiative. A gardener’s cottage near the squash court and other buildings on the property could function as housing for faculty or visiting professors and performers. Below the Annandale triangle west of the Saw Kill, three “cottages” are ripe for improvement for the same purpose. North and Spurr Cottages are early-19th-century structures, while Swiss Cottage, constructed for factory worker housing in 1867, is the only known example of this variant of Alexander Jackson Davis’s picturesque style. New York State Environmental Protection Fund grants stabilized these structures and completed the exteriors in 2015, but the interiors and infrastructure are as yet unimproved. The planning overview for the Montgomery Place campus of 380 acres and 20-odd buildings falls to Amy Husten, managing director of the Montgomery Place campus. Among the challenges she faces will be to find a balance between pragmatism and sensitivity in negotiating the merging of these two institutions, respecting the needs and circumstances of both, and, of course, finding the necessary funds. “Rarely does an institution have the chance to utilize such vast and rich resources in new and creative ways,” Husten says. Matt Alexander, a preservation consultant at Old Home Restorations in Catskill, is conducting a condition assessment of the mansion. This in-depth analysis will determine what forces are at work on the building (specifically water and humidity), target potentially deleterious conditions, and make recommendations for
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The mansion’s Montgomery Room
minimizing the impacts. Any recommendations for remediation will be consistent with the U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Preservation because of the property’s special status. In June, directors from other historic sites in the Hudson Valley—Olana, Clermont, Thomas Cole House, Wilderstein, Mills Mansion, Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, Home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt National Historic Site, Locust Grove, and Boscobel were invited for tea at Montgomery Place. John Ohrenberger ’16 has completed a study of policies at these properties, which are owned and operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; nonprofit organizations; National Park Service; or in some cases, combinations thereof, in order to help Bard determine policies ranging from access to items in the collection and archives to handling public and private events. Until the College formulates its own, Historic Hudson Valley’s policies will remain in place. Two committees have formed to consider different aspects of the Montgomery Place site. The Academic and Cocurricular Committee will look at how the site could be used for academic programs, several of which (Music, Biology, Environmental and Urban Studies, Studio Arts, Anthropology) have expressed interest in using the landscape for learning. For example, the Saw Kill creek, the geographical boundary between the campuses, is seen as a laboratory for students. 8 the montgomery place campus
A second committee is devoted to determining how to catalogue and care for the collections and archives, and how to provide access: an enormous undertaking. The collection includes more than 200 years of heirloom belongings—some of the objects native to Montgomery Place and some that came from other homes. The collection also contains estate papers, such as an illustrated map of the town dated 1797, contracts with local craftsmen, plans of the property, and 19th-century correspondence between the owners of Montgomery Place and Blithewood regarding their shared interest in protecting the natural beauty of the Saw Kill. And there are books—hundreds of linear feet of books. As Bard Archivist Helene Tieger ’85 puts it, “It’s a very rich vein for the curious.”
The Mansion As much as the Montgomery Place campus is being integrated into the whole of Bard, there is an awareness that it is a special creature. As a National Historic Landmark within the Hudson River National Historic Landmark District, its significance is well documented. Janet Livingston Montgomery (1743–1827), the eldest daughter of Judge Robert R. and Margaret Beekman Livingston, purchased the property in 1802 and set to building a grand house as a monument to her husband, General Richard Montgomery, the first American general to die in the Revolutionary War, killed at the Battle of Quebec in 1775.
Janet (along with her free and enslaved workers) created the farm and nursery as a legacy for her chosen heir, Montgomery’s nephew, William Jones, who did not live to inherit it. The property instead passed in 1828 to Janet’s youngest brother, Edward Livingston, who held various political offices, including secretary of state and minister to France under President Andrew Jackson. (Edward is also remembered for writing what became known as the Livingston Code—proposed reforms to the penal system that included establishing prison schools and abolishing the death penalty.) When Edward died in 1836, his widow, Louise, took title to the property and, along with their daughter Cora and her husband, Thomas Pennant Barton, transformed Montgomery Place with the guidance of landscape designer Andrew Jackson Downing and architect Alexander Jackson Davis. The original Chateau de Montgomery, completed in 1805, was a rather plain Federal structure, similar in layout to the two houses that Janet’s sister Alida and her husband, General John Armstrong, had built a few years earlier: The Meadows (now the site of Ward Manor) and Mill Hill (now the site of Blithewood). Louise and Cora hired Davis in 1841 to transform the exterior of the house. The south wing, north pavilion, and west terrace were added, creating a classical villa. The relationship with Davis continued with the construction of the coach house (1859), farmhouse (1861), Swiss Cottage (1867), and numerous rustic follies and pavilions about the property. In 1863 Davis designed the east portico, modeled after the Temple of Vesta. Cora Livingston Barton died in 1872 and the property was held in a life-tenancy arrangement until 1921, when John Ross Delafield (a Livingston descendant) and Violetta White Delafield inherited it. Historic Hudson Valley purchased the property in 1986; it operated as a historic house museum until the sale to Bard in January.
The Landscape The most immediate and easiest melding of Bard and Montgomery Place is in the landscape. As Amy Parrella ’99, Bard’s horticultural supervisor and director of the Bard College Landscape and Arboretum Program, says, “The Bard Arboretum just got a lot more interesting.” The Montgomery Place campus has been officially designated part of the Arboretum program, established in 2007 “to preserve and enhance the natural and landscaped resources of the Bard College campus,” “promote knowledge and appreciation of ornamental horticulture and conservation,” and “provide a campus environment rich in horticultural diversity and beauty.” Montgomery Place’s landscape is a horticultural history lesson. In Janet Montgomery’s era the wilderness was something to be feared and tamed, made subject by turning it into a farm and nursery. By the mid-19th century residents displayed an appreciation of, and took inspiration from, nature. The farm, which had come right to the door of Janet’s house, was moved to the eastern edge of the property. Louise and Cora worked with Downing to design a complex layout of plants and manicured paths for the gardens around the conservatory. Cora’s husband, named after the famous Welsh naturalist Thomas Pennant, laid out an extensive arboretum in 1846, collecting a veritable Noah’s ark of plant specimens for scientific study and appreciation that is still evident. Reflecting the American interest in manicured lawns and athletic recreation, the Delafields altered the property accordingly, installing a tennis court where the conservatory once stood, building the squash court, and installing a bath house with changing rooms on the Saw Kill. Violetta, a botanist, catalogued all the plants that she found on the estate, and was responsible for the 1929 greenhouse and several gardens, including the herb garden.
a summer celebration For the first time, the annual gala to celebrate SummerScape took place at Bard’s Montgomery Place campus. The event in July featured an al fresco dinner with a menu by James Beard Award– winning chef Rocco DiSpirito. Gala committee members included actors Mary Stuart Masterson, Parker Posey, Lili Taylor, Blythe Danner ’65, and Lola Kirke ’12, among others. Danner, Posey, Masterson, and Spiegeltent emcee Mx. Justin Vivian Bond presented a lighthearted homage to the matriarchs who created and sustained Montgomery Place—particularly its apple orchards— written and directed for the occasion by Live Arts Bard artist Jack Ferver. Another highlight was a special performance by ballet stars Natalia Osipova and Sergei Polunin. The 2016 SummerScape festival offered seven weeks of presentations tied to the life and times of Giacomo Puccini, the focus of the 27th Bard Music Festival (see page 37). Proceeds from the gala benefited The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College.
From left to right: Gideon Lester, Blythe Danner ’65, Mx. Justin Vivian Bond, Jack Ferver, Parker Posey, and Mary Stuart Masterson. photo Karl Rabe
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The College has received a $100,000 grant from the Burpee Foundation to support the repairs and renovation of the greenhouse. The planned improvements will allow the building to meet all safety codes, ensure energy efficiency, and conduct necessary restoration work. Since the creation of the landscape is so well documented—with lists of materials for Janet’s nursery, Thomas Barton’s plans for the arboretum, and Violetta Delafield’s botanical collection—Parrella has been able to begin restoring aspects such as the Rose Garden and Ellipse Garden. Records are also making possible the identification and documentation of New York State Champion Trees. Montgomery Place currently has an osage orange tree, a cucumber magnolia, and a sweetgum listed. Arboretum tours are conducted on the next to last Thursday, March to November, and are free and open to the public.
expanded the orchard to include grapes, strawberries, raspberries, peaches, pears, apricots, plums, and 70 kinds of apples, including such heritage varieties as Esopus Spitzbergen, Newton Pippen, and Hewes Virginia Crab (Thomas Jefferson’s favorite for making hard cider). At the stand, the Taylors partner with other local farms and orchards to market fruits, vegetables, some cured meats, cheeses, soaps, and in the fall, cider donuts. The farm’s industrial kitchen produces jams, salsa, and, when spring frost doesn’t spoil the crop, Annandale Atomic Hard Cider.
The Farm The Montgomery Place Orchards farm market at the crossroads of Routes 9G and 199 is a landmark in its own right, a destination for locals and tourists alike. The stand was erected by Violetta Delafield in the 1930s. The farm at Montgomery Place has been in continuous operation for well over 200 years: acreage was already devoted to orchards when Janet Livingston Montgomery purchased the property. Doug and Talea Taylor came to Montgomery Place 31 years ago to run the farm, which at the time was primarily a wholesale operation growing Red Delicious and McIntosh apples. Over the years they 10 the montgomery place campus
The Farm Market
Talea pithily refers to the stand as an “inconvenience store” because whatever you find there is what is fresh that day. “Come with your mind open; don’t bother coming with a shopping list.” A relationship has long prospered between the Montgomery Place farm and Bard students. This year 10 current students and alums are working at the farm and market. The Taylors have a fiveyear lease with Bard, with an option for another five. The farm also has an educational component: Talea leads honeybee tours for roughly 1,400 kindergarteners each year.
The Future Montgomery Place’s status as a landmark with stipulations for public access presents further opportunities for partnerships between Bard,
private citizens, and local organizations, as well as access to grant funding designated for historic properties. The union of Bard and Montgomery Place is, in many ways, a reunion. The properties have been linked by blood, friendship, and common interest for hundreds of years. The merging of these Hudson Valley institutions is full of opportunity and potential. Bard is taking on the stewardship of a site that has a rich history: a microcosm of the larger story of settlement, land use, labor, agriculture, industry, development, and ultimately, sustainability. Montgomery Place will enhance the existing undergraduate and graduate curriculum at Bard, and perhaps inspire new site-related classes in landscape architecture, historic preservation, and adaptive reuse. For more information, visit bard.edu/montgomeryplace.
power from water A proposal to develop micro-hydropower on the Saw Kill creek that runs between Montgomery Place and the rest of the Bard College campus was awarded a $1 million grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority under its Energy to Lead competition. The announcement of the grant, in Bard’s Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center for Science and Computation, came in the spring at a formal ceremony presided over by Lt. Gov. Kathleen C. Hochul. The competition called on New York colleges and universities to design and develop innovative plans for implementing clean energy projects on their campuses and in the wider community, and only three such grants were awarded. Bard’s micro-hydropower proposal was spearheaded by Laurie Husted, Bard’s chief sustainability officer, and combines the work of faculty and students from the undergraduate programs in Environmental and Urban Studies, Biology, and Physics; the graduate Center for Environmental Policy; and local groups such as Hudsonia Ltd. and clean-energy companies. Under the grant, the College will seek to generate hydroelectric power at the two dams on Bard’s section of the Saw Kill, and assess other dams in the lower Hudson Valley for their suitability for micro-hydropower. The project complements a recent grant from the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program to study the feasibility of enhancing fish passage along the Saw Kill through modification or removal of the lower dam. During the ongoing assessment of Bard’s dams, materials and consultancies will be developed to provide technical and educational resources on energy, environmental, and land-usage concerns. These will be made available statewide through the New York Dam Project, a Web-based resource for dam owners, schools, and community groups to consult as they evaluate possibilities for their own local dams. The dam between the two waterfalls on the Saw Kill was used to generate electric power for Montgomery Place and other houses in Annandale-on-Hudson from the 1930s through the 1960s. The existing penstock pipe and generator house would form the basis
The dam east of River Road and south of the Annandale triangle
for a water turbine housed on the Montgomery Place side of the Saw Kill, near its outflow into Tivoli Bay. The dam just east of River Road and south of the Annandale triangle was used long ago for irrigation of the Montgomery Place fields, and could be fitted with a modern turbine system to generate hydropower. These dam sites will provide a laboratory for students investigating power generation, ecological impact, and other issues of concern to any dam owner. Course materials will be developed and tested in Bard classes and in community settings such as the science outreach programs run by the Center for Civic Engagement. Local experts in energy production and environmental issues will provide support and materials developed for the New York Dam Project. A current database identifies 6,700 small dams in New York State alone. As dam owners consider the consequences of leaving the dams in place, removing them, or trying to find good uses for them, this project promises to provide objective information and resources that will not be skewed toward advocating any particular solution. —Matthew Deady, professor of physics looking from past to future 11
From SkagafjĂśrdur, a 33-minute silent film in color and black and white by Peter Hutton. This landscape study of a region in northern Iceland was commissioned by the Icelandic Film Center, Icelandic Immigration Center, with additional support from the Whitney Museum of American Art, which presented the film as part of its 2004 biennial exhibition.
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peter hutton 1944–2016
framing time by James Rodewald ’82
Artists are not always able to perceive the effect their work has on others. But Peter Hutton, who taught film at Bard College from 1984 until his death in June, had the rare ability to see his creations through fresh eyes. He once described the experience of watching his films as “a little like daydreaming.” We’ve all known that sense of reverie, of being suspended outside of time and outside oneself—a feeling that, for the most part, cannot be created or conjured. Somehow Hutton was able to induce that state in viewers over and over again. Hutton was born in Detroit to artistic parents—his mother was an amateur painter and his father acted in local theater and TV—and he studied sculpture at the San Francisco Art Institute, where he earned a B.F.A. and an M.F.A. In graduate school he began filming his performance art, which led to the realization that, as he told an interviewer in 2009, “The films were 100 times more interesting than the performances. I thought, This is great. I can just use my eyes and go around the world looking at things.” Hutton went around the world as a merchant seaman, using his earnings to help pay for art school. His time on the ocean had a profound influence on his work. The immensity of the natural world, the slow—and occasionally nonexistent—forward motion of the ship, and the requirement to look carefully at everything around him while on watch gave him an appreciation for small details, for the passage of time, and for the very idea of looking. These are the deeper subjects of his meditative, silent-film portraits of such places as the Yangtze River, the Icelandic coast, and a ship graveyard in Bangladesh. Light was another great love. Former student Jake Magee ’10 recalled a landscape film class. “Peter showed us slides of Hudson River School painters. They were very realistic in one sense, but they were emotionally evocative, not just presentational or documentary. Peter was making the case for observation as a form of expression: the frame you put around a landscape is an expression of your perspective, in the same way that bringing light to an object is an expression in painting.” Though best known for his experimental filmmaking, Hutton also worked as a cinematographer on documentaries including Baseball, directed by his former student Ken Burns, and on independent features. His films were shown at several biennial exhibitions of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Anthology Film Archives presented a retrospective of his work in 1989, and the Museum of Modern Art held an 18-film retrospective in 2008. He was a Guggenheim Fellow and Rockefeller Fellow, and received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts. He
taught at CalArts, Hampshire College, Harvard University, SUNY Purchase, and Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts. He chaired Bard’s Film and Electronic Arts Program for 27 years and was Charles Franklin Kellogg and Grace E. Ramsey Kellogg Professor of the Arts. The weekend after his death, more than 200 of his friends, loved ones, and colleagues gathered at Blithewood to share their memories and feelings. Bard President Leon Botstein said of him, “Peter was one of the most gracious, talented, original, and generous colleagues I have ever known. His contribution to the College was transformative.” Stuart Stritzler-Levine, professor of psychology and dean emeritus of the College, added: “A better smiling spirit we will never know. He was a guide and teacher for students and for all of us.” A tribute organized by the Film and Electronic Arts Program and the Office of Alumni/ae Affairs took place October 22 at the Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center on campus. A wide range of students, alumni/ae, and colleagues spoke about Hutton’s films and his love of teaching and his Bard community. Highlights included screenings of four Hutton films. Two of Hutton’s former students, Jennifer Reeves ’93 and Mark Street ’86, sent out a call to students, friends, and filmmakers to shoot “A Roll for Peter.” More than 30 people responded, and the rolls of 16mm black-and-white film they shot were shown at the event. As the organizers put it, “The single, silent roll was always the building block for Peter’s work. He invited us to discover a new way of looking.” Donations to the Peter Hutton Film Fund will assist students majoring in film and electronic arts in the completion of their Senior Projects. Call 845-758-7415 for more information.
Peter Hutton. photo Pete Mauney ’93, MFA ’00
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David Bowie, Los Angeles, 1974
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capturing history by Tim Davis ’91
Whether or not history is written by the victors, it is photographed by those who are present. Roger Fenton may have moved a few cannonballs onto the blasted road to Sebastopol, but no one doubts he was an observer of the Crimean War. So history is pictured by its witnesses, and Steve Schapiro ’55 has been witness to a vivid swath of America’s culture and content. He became interested in photography during summer camp in northern Vermont, developing his own film and “seeing beautiful cumulus clouds rise up from the clear chemical solutions onto my small deckle-edged prints.” At Bard, Schapiro decided to become a writer. During tutorials with Saul Bellow the two would walk in the woods discussing Dostoevsky: “There was a discipline to understanding how to write a sentence or a paragraph so as to form a picture . . . which has helped me all my life, although I almost flunked creative writing.” Like Walker Evans, after college Schapiro moved to Paris to become a writer. And like Evans, came back with his literary tail between his legs. His own book consisted of only four good pages, he said; but he had discovered Henri Cartier-Bresson’s The Decisive Moment, which, for many photographers of Schapiro’s era, served as a clarion call. For those who were called, Life magazine was the ideal score. The weekly was a central portal connecting mid-century America with its vision of the world. Before I’d ever read Life, I’d been flattened by that moment in J. D. Salinger’s Franny and Zooey where Franny describes “the joys of television, and Life magazine every Wednesday, and European travel, and the H-Bomb, and Presidential elections, and the front page of the Times, and the responsibilities of the Westport and Oyster Bay Parent-Teacher Association, and God knows what else that’s gloriously normal.” Schapiro’s journey to the center of American photojournalism began with self-directed projects in Arkansas following migrant workers, resulting in warm, generous, fluid images: his first publications. These he took weekly to Peggy Sargent, a photo editor at Life, who gave him assignments for the magazine. From the beginning, Schapiro saw little difference between documenting news events and photographing celebrities, both staples of the mid-century photojournalist’s diet. Photographers like solving problems, and Schapiro says that no matter what his subject, he is “looking for the same thing: a moment that shows the spirit of the subject or the moment at hand.” More has been written about the artists—Garry Winogrand, Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, et al.—who took the CartierBressonian photojournalist’s visual vocabulary and stretched it into
complex and abrasive voices than about its more faithful practitioners. But the Life photographer’s palette—lyrical, flowing images that house their subjects in abstract backdrops and use the frame for visual puns and rhyming grace notes—is a tradition that becomes evident every time you refresh the New York Times website. Schapiro’s pictures are consistently both formal and casual. They are conscious of form: the patterned tapestry that is the photographic frame and how its subject graces a ground. And yet they feel made by a person in the room (in the first person) rather than by an omniscient, objectivish eye (in the third person). They show us a world that is gravitational, gyroscopic, ever-changing, made by a man who is always interested in reminding us how well he is telling his story (and one possible reason why he received the prestigious James Joyce Award this year from the Literary and Historical Society at University College Dublin). I hear a little “I win” when I look at Schapiro’s picture of the young Muhammad Ali combing his hair in a barbershop mirror. It is the victorious exhale of a photographer knowing he has done more than just his job. He has an audience with a newborn star going nova. He has made a visually exciting picture with bold, diagonal energy in pure, American, democratic, fluorescent light. And he has described something about Ali that it is hard to argue isn’t real: the spectral redolence of his self-regard. This year, with the passing of Ali and David Bowie, two of his best-known subjects, Schapiro has demonstrated how vital it is for photographers to look hard at the present. Young practitioners, like my own first-year students at Bard, tend to want to add gravity to their images by photographing old stuff. They think they can make a Walker Evans by photographing an old gas station or crumbling downtown strip. They forget that it wasn’t the past for Evans; it was the present. Steve Schapiro snuck onto the set of potent, groaning, postwar America and depicted it in its most important, mainstream idiom. Martin Luther King Jr., Bobby Kennedy, Andy Warhol, René Magritte, Rosa Parks, Truman Capote, Samuel Beckett. We remember these figures because of what they did. We feel we know them because of how photographers like Steve Schapiro depicted them. And he continues to do so, working on projects about young people seeking a way out of today’s maelstroms, and an upcoming book, Misericordia, about a large campus in Chicago for people with disabilities. This may be another lesson he learned at Bard: how never to tire of the process of looking deeply and compassionately at the world. Tim Davis ’91 is associate professor of photography. capturing history 15
The Bean Pickers, Migrant Workers, Arkansas, 1961
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Watching the Selma March Enter Montgomery, Alabama, 1965
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Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Clay), in Louisville, Kentucky, 1963
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Jodie Crossing the Street, “Taxi Driver,” 1975
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an embattled road to bard by Kenneth S. Stern ’75
“No teacher made a more lasting impression and was more influential than Professor Justus Rosenberg,” says Elisabeth Semel ’72. Semel is one of many students Justus has inspired since he started teaching college 70 years ago. Few knew that he had a Hollywoodworthy history until this spring, when the New York Times published a major profile on his World War II exploits. (nytimes.com/2016/05/01/ nyregion/professor-justus-rosenberg-has-a-past.html) “I am admittedly rather awestruck by the remarkable, courageous life Justus led before he came to Bard, and intrigued by how relatively few details he revealed to his students,” says Semel, a French studies major who received an honorary doctor of laws degree at the 2016 Commencement in recognition of her work against the death penalty (see page 22). “Knowing more now than I did at the time
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about Justus’s life, I wonder at his patience, not to mention his encouragement of my radicalism. But it must be said that Justus demanded critical, contextual thinking. Whether the topic was literature, history, or political theory, nothing was déraciné.” Justus, professor emeritus of languages and literature and visiting professor of literature, still has the sparkle in his eyes one imagines he had as a teenager. He shows few signs of slowing down; he exercises at the Bard gym three times a week. On days when he’s not feeling his best—he is 95, after all—ask him about his students or the class he’s planning for next semester. His eyes light up and he’s renewed. He has been teaching at Bard since 1962 (and during most of that time, also at the New School for Social Research in New York City). We became friends in the early seventies, when Leslie Pearlstein ’74,
photo Emily Stern/The New York Times/Redux
Andrea Davis ’74, and I convinced him to teach us Yiddish. Over the years I learned bits and pieces about his life: how he had seen the ascendency of the Nazis in his native Danzig (now Gdansk, Poland); how he was the last Jewish student at his German gymnasium (high school); how his father sent him to study in France, where he became stranded when the Nazis took over; how he joined a group led by American journalist Varian Fry, which rescued hundreds of artists and intellectuals from Vichy France in 1940–41 (including Hannah Arendt, Marc Chagall, Max Ernst, Alma Mahler, and Franz Werfel); how he escaped from a detention camp; how he fought in the underground; how he helped run a displaced persons camp after the war. I have never heard Justus refer to himself as a Holocaust survivor, or as a hero, although he is both. Perhaps a key to his joy of life, and his love of teaching, is that while he is a student of the past, he is focused on the future, and understands the power of thinking and ideas to be transformative, both individually and societally. He once told me that his theory of teaching is “to make the beautiful simple, and the simple beautiful.” Justus’s life exemplifies the power of luck—both blind luck and luck manufactured by being smart. Sarah Wildman, author of the Times profile, chronicled what Justus did after he was sent to a detention camp, about to be transported to Auschwitz: In the morning he ran into a fellow internee, a medical student who was the sister of a friend. He asked her what illness might help him avoid the transport. She suggested peritonitis and told him the symptoms. He fell to the ground—his acting skills in use—and began writhing and moaning. In the camp infirmary he rubbed a thermometer until it registered a dangerous fever. The ruse worked: He was rushed to a nearby hospital and given ether. “When I woke up, I really had pain in my side. I touched it and it had a big bandage.” His appendix had been removed. He was able to get a note to an outsider, and a member of the underground smuggled in a set of civilian clothes and a plan for Justus’s escape. Once outside, Justus peddled 50 miles on a bicycle to a safe house, while his wound bled. He joined the French underground, conducted guerilla raids, spied on the Germans, and helped receive and secrete airdrops of arms. The American army, recognizing his language skills, intelligence, and knowledge of the region, secured his transfer to a reconnaissance company of the 636th Tank Destroyer Battalion. More luck came his way. As Wildman put it: Mr. Rosenberg spent a year with the 636th. One day the men played a joke on him, driving away while he spoke to a farmer. He ran and jumped into the jeep’s back, his regular seat taken. The car then hit a land mine, killing the man in the passenger seat and tearing the legs off the driver. Mr. Rosenberg escaped with cuts and bruises. I asked Justus how his remarkable history influenced his teaching. He says he “brings into literature classes a critical understanding of
the themes I experienced in person during six years of World War II, as well as the tendency I have to emphasize the interpretive criticism that was fashionable during my graduate studies, much debated then, and still today—whether the artist’s responsibility is to satisfy his individual agency or to contribute to creating a better human being.” He then reflects on the effect his history has on his students: “In my classes’ close reading, particularly of Sartre, Brecht, Kafka, and Beckett, I often bring into the discussion something I had observed and learned during very explosive times, namely that life cannot just be lived, but has to be committed. This applies equally well to literature.” Glenn Stout ’81, a literature major, says, “It was clear that this was a man who had lived the history we were reading about, and could bring that to life. He did not teach, he illuminated.” Bard students recall not only Justus’s passion for ideas but also his humanity. Mark Favus ’68 recalls: “Justus opened his then home on River Road to Conni Morris [’68] and myself so we could hold a party to celebrate our Moderation. At the exact moment I popped a cork from a bottle of champagne, in he walked and was promptly popped in the forehead. I was mortified and he was as usual unfazed.” In 2014 Justus asked me to direct the foundation (jkrfoundation.org) he and his wife, Karin, established, to combat—and increase the study of—hatred and anti-Semitism. Emphasizing projects that promote academic freedom, we have created courses on hatred, antiSemitism, and how to discuss difficult issues, including the IsraeliPalestinian conflict. We have also helped Bard and other students pursue internships with groups that oppose hatred. Eric Warren Goldman ’98 knew some of Justus’s history, and he encouraged the Rosenbergs to start the foundation. He also joined its board. “I thought it so important that people know Justus’s story, and to encourage others to help support the important, unique, and creative initiatives he is championing. It’s also a pleasure to work with the other Bardians on the foundation board, and to know that Bard students have benefited from our efforts.” Barbara S. Grossman ’73, who sits on the board—as well as on Bard’s Board of Trustees—says, “Justus is the only living hero I’ve had the good fortune to know for 40 years. His life is a portrait of courage, pluck, and intellectual integrity.” I suspect that Justus’s love of teaching and ideas, as well as his respect and care for his students, may in part be because he was denied the opportunity to continue his studies when he was the age of a typical college student. His desire to make the world a better place, and to help those who seek the same through ideas and activism, certainly is linked to the lessons he learned in fighting hatred firsthand. I hope Bard students continue to be inspired by Justus’s courses for many years to come, and I’m gratified that long after that, his desire to contribute to the betterment of people (especially those of college age) will endure. Calling Justus “an inspiration to students,” Leon Botstein, president of Bard, told the Times that the undaunted professor “bears witness to history and to intellectual tradition.” Kenneth S. Stern ’75 is executive director of the Justus and Karin Rosenberg Foundation.
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by Cynthia Werthamer photos by Brennan Cavanaugh ’88, Pete Mauney ’93 MFA ’00, Karl Rabe
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Randall Kennedy, Harvard law professor and author, praised Bard in a Commencement address that lauded the College’s programs and graduates. “What I am going to do here,” he said at the start of his speech, “is celebrate what Bard does that is singular.” He went on to commend President Leon Botstein, “an eminent scholar,” whom he called “an evangelist for the humanities and the fine arts who insists that the kind of education offered here is the most useful education in the world.” Kennedy also expressed gratitude for the recognition he received from Bard. “Being invited to be the commencement speaker at Bard College is a great honor. Bard is an extraordinary institution,” Kennedy said at the ceremony on May 28, during which 490 undergraduates and 160 graduate students received degrees. “You have been wonderfully prepared to pursue all sorts of endeavors.” He also said of Bard’s students, “Their energy, your energy, sophistication, and offbeat adventurousness is legendary.” A graduate of Princeton University and Yale Law School, and a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, Kennedy praised Bard for “spread[ing] its vision all over the world,” as well as for the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities; Clemente Course in the Humanities, “which was recognized by President Obama” (see Fall
2015 Bardian); and Bard Early Colleges. “All of these programs reflect the distinctive spirit of Bard,” Kennedy said, adding, “One that does so with a special vividness is the Bard Prison Initiative.” He praised the initiative, begun as a Trustee Leader Scholar project by Max Kenner ’01, as a program that “enacts Bard’s uncompromising attachment to intellectuality and creativity conjoined with passionate attentiveness to social justice.” The Harvard professor told the graduates, “I hope that you will be blessed to find work that is similarly noble and sustaining. I look forward to reading about your contributions in the months, years, decades to come.” Kennedy received an honorary degree, as did molecular and cell biologist Jennifer A. Doudna, codeveloper of a breakthrough genome editing platform that promises to revolutionize biomedical research and disease treatment; medieval historian William Chester Jordan, an expert on the Great Famine of the early 14th century and on the reign of Louis IX of France; Geraldine Laybourne, a pioneer for equality in broadcasting for women and children, who cofounded Oxygen Media and was president of Nickelodeon; Elisabeth A. Semel ’72, a lawyer who works to abolish the death penalty through the Death Penalty Clinic at the University of California, Berkeley; 156th commencement
he said. “Ultimately, our soul and character cast a shadow, not our physical self.” Creation of an ethical character is aided by imagination, reason, and courage, Botstein said. “If you should end up selling your shadow, as Peter did, remember that you never lose the ability to create a new one through idealistic and inspired ambition and action.”
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and New York Review of Books Editor Robert B. Silvers, who has led the Review since its founding in 1963. In his charge to the graduates, President Leon Botstein told a cautionary tale of mythical proportions. “Peter Schlemihl’s Amazing Story,” an 1814 fable by Adelbert von Chamisso, is about a man who sold his shadow. (“Schlemihl” is a Yiddish term for a “harmless, wellintentioned person who thoughtlessly makes the wrong decisions,” as Botstein put it.) The relevance of the story, Botstein said, is that “Chamisso’s Peter speaks to the temptations faced by a young person ready to set out on her or his own life.” “Peter, armed with a letter of introduction (an early form of networking) travels far to pay a visit (a sort of job interview) to a wealthy and powerful individual. . . . Peter sees a strange-looking man following his host, playing the role of a servant. This odd character carries a bag from which he pulls, miraculously, all sorts of objects, including a giant party tent and a telescope.” As he leaves, Peter is accosted by the servant, who asks to buy Peter’s shadow in exchange for the amazing bag, which on the spot produces a limitless stream of gold. Overjoyed, Peter sells his shadow. “Everyone shuns Peter the moment it becomes clear that he casts no shadow,” Botstein continued. “Owing to the wealth he continues to produce from the bag, Peter attracts sycophants and flatterers . . . but he cannot find love or intimacy. He becomes obsessed with tracking down the man who bought his shadow in order to buy it back. Sure enough, the sly fellow shows up and offers to sell Peter his shadow back, but only if Peter gives him his soul in return.” Peter wisely refuses and throws away the magic bag. He now faces life without a shadow or money. But, aware that giving up his soul would be disastrous—and that the servant was most likely the devil himself—Peter regrets his bad judgment and devotes himself to a life of the mind. The tale’s warning, Botstein said, is that, as we set out in the world, we are tempted to sell our shadow for material gain. “For Chamisso, a shadow is a symbol of our actions and our life’s work,” 24 commencement 2016
Bard’s campuses and partners worldwide displayed their diversity with the breadth of their 2016 graduation ceremonies. Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences bestowed 37 bachelor of arts degrees and 47 master of arts in teaching degrees on August 23. The event took place at the Al-Quds University campus in East Jerusalem and was attended by U.S. Consul General Donald Blome, among others. Sir James Mirrlees, winner of the Nobel Prize in economics and emeritus professor of political economy at Cambridge University, was keynote speaker at the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) commencement on June 4. AUCA bestowed Bard B.A. diplomas on more than 220 students during the ceremony, held in the newly completed campus building in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Bard College at Simon’s Rock: The Early College held its 47th graduation ceremony on May 21. Fifty-one B.A. and 85 A.A. diplomas were awarded. Nobel Prize–winning economist Paul Krugman gave the commencement address. A diverse senior class of students from nine countries received B.A. degrees from Bard College Berlin: A Liberal Arts University on May 21. Mazen Darwish, president of the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression, was the graduation speaker. Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Cleveland held its first graduation on May 16. Twelve students received associate in arts degrees from Bard College alongside a high school diploma. The event featured keynote speaker Eric Waldo, executive director of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative. BHSEC alumni/ae parent, filmmaker, and activist Catherine Gund received the John Dewey Award for Distinguished Public Service. On June 28 at the United Palace Theatre in New York City, graduates from BHSEC Manhattan, Queens, and Newark received A.A. degrees. The Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) celebrated its 14th commencement at Woodbourne Correctional Facility in Woodbourne, New York, on June 11. BPI awarded associate in arts degrees to 30 students. The commencement speaker was Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D–NY). On July 2, the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Smolny College), St. Petersburg State University and Bard College graduated 93 B.A. and five M.A. students in St. Petersburg, Russia. Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, closed out its year of centennial festivities with the graduation of 97 students, including 55 master of music students, on May 14. The conservatory’s commencement address was delivered by Tony Brown, award-winning director of Heart of Los Angeles, a community center for young people that houses Longy’s Master of Arts in Teaching program, which graduated its fourth cohort at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles on June 21.
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1. Husband-and-wife theater artists Steven Sapp ’89 and Mildred Ruiz-Sapp ’92 were honored with the Charles Flint Kellogg Award in Arts and Letters. The pair created Universes, an ensemble company of artists of color. “We learned theater here, and we learned to challenge things here and to become artists,” Steven Sapp said. 2. Director of Physical Plant Charles “Chuck” Simmons (second from left), cited for 46 years of serving the campus “with affection and respect,” was awarded the Bard Medal, the Bard College Alumni/ae Association’s highest accolade. “It is a privilege and an honor to work at such a magnificent place,” Simmons said. 3. Erik Kiviat ’76 (left), environmentalist and cofounder of research institute Hudsonia Ltd., received the John and Samuel Bard Award in Medicine and Science. “How organisms fit together and interact with all of us is a particular interest of mine,” Kiviat noted. Professor of Physics Peter D. Skiff (right), who came to Bard as a “one-man Physics Program,” was given the Bardian Award, recognizing longtime members of the Bard community. 4. Patricia Ross Weis ’52 (green blouse), a Bard College trustee for 30 years and dedicated donor, also received the Bard Medal. Weis was
honored for her “steadfast loyalty” as an alumna who has shown “exceptional generosity” to the arts and sciences at Bard. 5. The John Dewey Award for Distinguished Public Service went to David Harman (green tie), who helped form what is now the AlQuds Bard College for Arts and Sciences. “Bard has quietly internationalized its message of thinking and learning,” he said. 6. Poet Jorie Graham received the Mary McCarthy Award, given to an artist or writer in recognition of public engagement. “As I think of Mary McCarthy, I hear her calling us to conscience,” she said. 7. Bardian Award recipient Carolyn Dewald, professor of classical and historical studies, made “seminal contributions to our understanding” of Herodotus and Thucydides. She said, “This is a real community of students and faculty, a life of the mind.” 8. Professor of English Terence F. Dewsnap Sr., retiring after more than 50 years at Bard, led the Victorian Studies and Irish and Celtic Studies concentrations. “Annandale is the Athens of America,” he said in accepting the Bardian Award. Gennady L. Shkliarevsky, professor of history, was given the Bardian Award in absentia.
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growing a legacy by James Rodewald ’82 photo by China Jorrin ’86
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You don’t meet many pessimistic farmers. If the long-range forecast pinpoints the first frost in 62 days and you are sowing seeds that mature in 60 to 70 days, you are a hopeful person. Working in higher education has some obvious similarities. James Cox Chambers ’81 is a farmer. He is also chair elect of the Board of Trustees of Bard College and—perhaps needless to say—an incurable optimist. His positive outlook, ability to adjust to the vagaries of nature, high threshold for chaos, and willingness to go all in, are exactly what his farm needs to be productive—and exactly the characteristics the College needs in its leaders. Chambers’s initial Bard major was classics (“Michael Simpson and I were going at the Ovid,” he says), but he switched to dance, essentially because he couldn’t sit still. Some things don’t change. On the farm he is a perpetual-motion machine, jumping on and off tractors, greeting everyone he sees in whatever language seems appropriate, dealing with purchase orders and simultaneously questioning the identification of a weed, all while keeping up a stream of political observations (he’s a self-described CNN junkie), pointing out soil types, and telling stories about beloved professors such as Aileen Passloff, John Fout, Albert Reid, Justus Rosenberg, and his old Ovid partner, Simpson. And he cares deeply about preserving the land, particularly agricultural land in the Hudson Valley. “It was really wise to get Montgomery Place,” he says of Bard’s recent purchase of the historic Hudson Valley estate, which includes a farm and orchards. “Land is not going to be as available in the future.” Preservation was also the motive behind his purchase of Long Hill Farm in Hillsdale, New York, the former site of the beloved Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, which is a little more than two miles from his main property, Honey Dog Farm. One day, Bob Brennan, the owner of Long Hill, stopped by and complimented Chambers on the work he was doing at Honey Dog. The next day Brennan returned, with a real estate agent, and offered to sell Long Hill. “I said no,” recalls Chambers. “But Mr. Brennan said, ‘It makes great hay!’ I told him I don’t make hay.” However, when the farmer mentioned that a developer was planning to turn the property into 200 houses on cul-de-sacs, Chambers changed his mind. “This is the main entrance to Hillsdale, and they’re going to start ripping all this up and turning it into cul-de-sacs?” Long Hill is now where the main farm office and farm stand are located. And Chambers hired a “hay guru” to handle that side of his operation, so now he does make hay. Other organic crops include kale, carrots, tomatoes, garlic, and—in tribute to his Southern roots—black-eyed peas, collards, and okra. They are rotated among 42 fields, each one quarter to half an acre; at any given time 15 to 20 acres are under cultivation. Farming is in his blood. His grandfather, James M. Cox, returned to his Ohio farm after losing the 1920 presidential election to Warren Harding (in They Also Ran, Irving Stone argues persuasively that Cox would have made a much better president). Cox went on to build the media empire that still bears his name. Like his grandfather—who once dealt with a skeptic on the campaign trail who questioned his farming bona fides by quizzing the heckler on fence-splitting technique—Chambers is a completely hands-on guy. He prepares the
beds, plants the seeds, and has dug the holes for and planted 95 percent of the trees in his five orchards himself. He also takes immense pride in hiring great people. The sun is low in the sky, and the only movement in the viewshed is wildlife, including a hale coyote ambling alongside the fence of a recently hayed field. He’s deciding on sunflower seeds for one of his last unplanted fields, and he keeps coming back to one whose flower he particularly likes. Chambers picks up a walkie-talkie. “Hey Judy,” he says. “How dangerously should I live?” After a brief pause a female voice responds, “Am I to infer from this that you’re planting something later than you think you should?” And after another slight pause: “What do you have to lose?” “Time,” he replies wistfully. After a few seconds he speaks again. “I can do a middle row of it. What do I have to lose? You’re right.” After which he explains, “I call her my gardening spouse.” Chambers is very much an individualist, but he has a profound appreciation for a strong team. His “hay guru,” Bill Furner, came to him with decades of experience farming in the area, and his “gardening spouse,” Judy Sullivan, was the native plants specialist at the Mary Flagler Cary Arboretum in Millbrook. Chambers’s understanding of the power of a good team goes way back. He was a tremendous athlete in high school, where he played tennis, ran track, was a cornerback on the football team and the leading scorer on his soccer team as a junior. (He also scored a goal in the first game of the 1976 soccer season for the Bard Mellow-Tones.) “I love the push into sports at Bard,” he says. “Of course I don’t want it to be a jock school. Sports saved my life, but it was never about big-man-on-campus crap.” Part of that sports push was the return of varsity baseball to Bard in 2013, after a 75-year hiatus, which Jim Chambers Jr., then an undergraduate, spearheaded. His mother, Lauren Hamilton ’82, still lives in the area, and her second child, Mac, is a first-year at Bard. The family roots go deep, another reason Chambers agreed to add the duties of chair elect to his already busy life. In addition to farming, he makes movies. His film about Eric Rudolph, the Atlanta Olympic Park bomber, is nearing completion (his previous film was a documentary on suicide in Mississippi prisons). He is involved in several foundations and nonprofits; and he continues to study such topics as agriculture, carpentry, beekeeping, and fermentation. He will doubtless approach his new role on the board with the intensity and focus he brings to all his endeavors. As President Leon Botstein says, “Jim brings a love of the land and people of the Hudson Valley, a principled enthusiasm for education, the arts, fairness, and justice and a profound loyalty to the College. Having an alumnus at the helm will, we hope, inspire all alumni/ae.” In the end, Chambers was motivated to accept the invitation to succeed Charles P. Stevenson Jr. as chair primarily by the work Bard students are doing. “I’m so blown away by the Senior Projects,” he says. “The minds that are coming out of this place. For a student to create something like the Bard Prison Initiative! Bard is out there—in a really beautiful way, in a deep way. That’s what has to survive. . . . Leon and I both came here in 1975; I couldn’t have imagined what it would be today.” growing a legacy 27
On and Off Campus Esteemed Scholars to Join Faculty This fall, writer Dinaw Mengestu joins the Bard College faculty as professor of written arts and director of the Written Arts Program. Mengestu is teaching fiction workshops and other courses through the Division of Languages and Literature. “It is a remarkable privilege to join Bard’s distinguished faculty, and to be part of such a socially engaged and intellectually vibrant community of students and scholars,” says Mengestu, who came to the United States with his family from Ethiopia Dinaw Mengestu at the age of 2. Since earning his M.F.A. at photo Michael Lionstar Columbia University in 2005, he has published three novels, all of them New York Times Notable Books, including How to Read the Air (2010), The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears (2007), and his most recent, All Our Names (2014). A 2012 MacArthur Foundation Fellow, Mengestu also earned a 2007 National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” Award and was included on the New Yorker “20 Under 40” list in 2010, among other honors. His work has been translated into more than 15 languages. Mengestu is also a freelance journalist who has reported from sub-Saharan Africa about life in Darfur, northern Uganda, and eastern Congo. He has taught writing at Brooklyn College and Georgetown University.
Shai Secunda has been appointed as Jacob Neusner Professor in the History and Theology of Judaism at Bard College. Secunda is a specialist in Talmudic and Judaic studies and will teach courses in Jewish studies and other topics through the Religion Program. “I am thrilled to join the Bard faculty, and I am deeply honored to accept the Neusner chair,” says Secunda. “Half a century ago, Jacob Neusner, one of the 20th century’s most influential scholars, invested immense efforts toward takShai Secunda photo Sasson Tiram ing Jewish studies out of its parochial past and putting it in dialogue with religious studies. I hope I can build on Neusner’s legacy and work to further integrate the study of classical Judaism and Jewish literature within the contemporary humanities, as exemplified by Bard’s invigorating liberal arts setting.” Secunda’s credentials include a bachelor of rabbinic law from Ner Israel Rabbinical College; a master of liberal arts from Johns Hopkins University; and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Yeshiva University. He has pursued additional education at Hebrew University (Iranian and Talmudic studies) and Harvard University (Iranian studies) and taught at universities in Israel and the United States. He is author of The Iranian Talmud: Reading the Bavli in Its Sasanian Context (2014) and Like a Hedge of Lilies: Menstruation and Difference in the Talmud and Its Iranian Context (forthcoming).
Bard in Hudson Civic Academy
BHSEC Math Teacher Honored at White House
In September, the College launched the Bard in Hudson Civic Academy, a new dual-enrollment, tuition-free program in Hudson, New York, modeled on Bard’s successful nationwide efforts to increase college aspiration among underresourced students through public high school early college programs. “This is Bard’s first dedicated site offering credit-bearing college courses to students in the area surrounding its flagship Annandale campus,” says Michael Sadowski, director of the Bard Early College Hudson Initiative. “Bard has partnered with Hudson and the Hudson City School District on various educational initiatives for years, and support from the Galvan Foundation has allowed us to pilot this program in 2016–17.” Bard in Hudson’s pilot cohort of 15 students was selected through a sample seminar class and one-on-one interviews. Enrolled students take two college-level courses each semester, including the interdisciplinary Bard Seminar, which exposes students to formative texts and engages them in deep thinking about their world. Students also take an elective designed to provide a wellrounded and rigorous liberal arts experience. Bard in Hudson students come together for a half-day of challenging college courses during their junior and senior years of high school. They work in seminar-style classes that have 18
President Barack Obama honored Joseph Danquah, mathematics faculty member at Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Manhattan, as an outstanding teacher. Danquah was invited to the White House by the president to attend a National Teacher Appreciation Day event in May that honored the National Teacher of the Year, the State Teacher of the Year from each state, and other outstanding educators. Math for America nominated Danquah for this honor after he was named a winner of the 2015 Sloan Award for Excellence in Joseph Danquah Teaching Science and Mathematics and 2014 New York Times “Teachers Who Make a Difference” honoree. Coming to the United States from Ghana when he was 17, Danquah attended one year of high school at DeWitt Clinton High School
students or fewer. Students may earn 12 college credits per year. The program is located in the new Warren Street Academy building, which has been renovated and funded by the Galvan Foundation. Bard in Hudson is receiving support from local foundations, including the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Children’s Foundation of Columbia County, Rheinstrom Hill Community Foundation, and Galvan Foundation.
in the Bronx, where he had a teacher who made an impact on his life. He returned to DeWitt Clinton as a high school math teacher and spearheaded a summer boot camp that served mostly African American and Hispanic students and successfully prepared them for AP Calculus BC. Danquah received his B.S. in mathematics from Buffalo State College and his M.S.Ed. in mathematics from Lehman College. He taught mathematics at the College of New Rochelle, Fordham University, and Baruch College before joining BHSEC in 2014.
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Professor of the Arts; and Bard MFA film faculty Les LeVeque gave them insight. “They taught us how to think through film,” says Zack. “We had decided the structure would be dictated by the Seven Fires Prophecy, a story about the history Bardian filmmakers are making an impact in very of our tribe (Ojibway), which both predates and different ways. predicts first contact with Europeans.” Ahwesh Filmed over a span of three years in the and LeVeque had a hand in the editing process aftermath of the 2010 Haitian earthquake, right up to the premiere. “If you are a filmmaker Monsieur le Président (2014), by Victoria from Bard and live in New York City, you are part Campbell ’98, MAT ’16, documents the rise and of a familiar group,” says Adam, who is working fall of charismatic voodoo priest Gaston Jean Edy Victoria Campbell ’98, MAT ’16 Andrew Gilchrist ’05 on a film with Bayley Sweitzer ’12 and admires and her tangled friendship with him. Campbell photo Kara Taylor photo Jack Llewellyn-Karski the work of Austin Julian ’11, Rosemarie Mori ’12, shoots all her films solo. “The stories I tell are so and Carolyn Lazard ’10, among other Bardians. personal and intimate, a crew would be intrusive,” Duane Linklater MFA ’13 lives in North Bay, she says. Initially an actress, Campbell met Ontario, and is one of Canada’s most notable Jonathan Fontaine ’98 at Bard and they began a rising artists, winning an Alumni Horizon Award longstanding creative collaboration. He filmed; from the University of Alberta, where he was she starred. When Fontaine died tragically at the an undergraduate. At Bard, Linklater made a film age of 30 and Campbell’s grandmother passed with Brian Jungen, Modest Livelihood, shot on away shortly thereafter, something shifted. “I was Super 16mm film by cinematographer Jesse in a state of grief,” she remembers. “I got a DVX Cain ’06, MFA ’12. Part experimental, part docuPanasonic camera and began shooting. Jonathan mentary, the silent film follows Linklater (who had always wanted to film my eccentric family is Omaskêko Cree), Jungen (Dane-zaa), and who lived in a grand, old, ramshackle house on Adam Khalil ’11, Zack Khalil ’14. photo Sam Richardson ’10 Jungen’s uncle Jack Askoty on a moose hunt Martha’s Vineyard. The home was being sold to in British Columbia. The title reflects a 1999 a wealthy family. I filmed the last six months. It Canadian federal court ruling that permitted First was a Herculean feat, but I loved the power of Nations to hunt and fish on their own territory filmmaking.” The film, House of Bones (2009), protected by treaty rights for a “moderate liveliwon awards at several festivals. Her other films hood,” which “includes such basics as food, include The Hunt for Good Americans (2012) and clothing, and housing, but not the accumulation First Love (2012). She pursued her M.F.A. in docof wealth,” says Linklater. “First Nations have this umentary film at the School of Visual Arts and limitation imposed on them by the state. In 2016, returned to Bard for her master of arts in teaching. we want that to change.” The film has been well “So much value is placed on how you process and received by the art world. “We end up shooting see the world at Bard.” a moose and taking it apart in earnest. People Sea Pig (2013), an award-winning short film Duane Linklater MFA ’13 Karen Shapiro ’78 photo Cindy Gold want to see it and talk about it. Indigenous perdirected by Andrew Gilchrist ’05 and Jesse Allen photo Tanya Lukin-Linklater spectives are often pushed out to the extreme ’04, focuses on the character of Frank, whose periphery. The art opens a door to talk about issues that matter to me.” lucid, recurring sex dreams about a mermaid become an obsession. “All my Film and television producer Karen Shapiro ’78’s most recent project is work starts with me as a writer,” says Gilchrist. “I came to Jesse with a screenthe acclaimed documentary Eva Hesse (2016), about the eponymous German play and he helped me to find a way to articulate my vision on film.” Gilchrist American artist whose sculptures, created in a burst of productivity during the comes from an avant-garde performance background, working with Robert 1960s before her premature death from a brain tumor, shaped postminimalist Wilson for eight years and performing in the tour of The Life and Death of Marina art. “Working on the documentary about Eva’s life took me back to a time when Abramovi´ c, a theatrical collaboration between Wilson and Abramovi´ c. Gilchrist film, dance, art, and theater were much more connected than they are today,” was a theater major at Bard, where Wallace Benjamin Flint and L. May Hawver says Shapiro. “Everyone was working together as artists. At Bard, we were all Flint Professor of Drama JoAnne Akalaitis was a formative influence. His Senior working together as artists.” Shapiro was a choreography and theater major. In Project was a musical, “Trainparty!” an absurdist look at the life of Henry addition to dance, choreography, acting, and directing, she stage-managed Carnegie, fictional grandson of Andrew Carnegie. “My experimentation has more than 50 productions as an undergraduate. Legendary technical director always been in character and narrative,” Gilchrist says. He is pursuing his M.F.A. Natalie Lunn; Professor of Drama William Driver; Aileen Passloff, now L. May in film directing from California Institute of the Arts. Hawver and Wallace Benjamin Flint Professor Emeritus of Dance; and Associate Filmmaker brothers Adam Khalil ’11 and Zack Khalil ’14 premiered their Professor of Dance Albert Reid were among her mentors. Shapiro vividly first feature film, INAATE/SE/ [it shines a certain way. to a certain place./it flies. remembers Leon Botstein becoming president of Bard during her sophomore falls./], at Doc Fortnight, the Museum of Modern Art’s annual international fesyear and seeing every production she worked on. Shapiro says her strength as tival of nonfiction film. Growing up poor in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, the Khalil a producer is her creative instinct, which was nurtured at Bard. “I still feel very brothers won Gates Millennium Scholarships to attend Bard. For the 2016 film, connected to Bard. Being there was the beginning of who I am today.” they returned home to interview some 30 people about their lives and being
SPOTLIGHT Bardians in Film: New Visions
Ojibway. The mentorship of Professor of Film and Electronic Arts Peggy Ahwesh; Peter Hutton, Charles Franklin Kellogg and Grace E. Ramsey Kellogg
—Jennifer Wai-Lan Huang
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SPOTLIGHT Ming Aldrich-Gan ’10: From Bard to Broadway The story of how Ming Aldrich-Gan ’10 landed a gig with the biggest hit on Broadway exemplifies, he says, a maxim attributed to Seneca: “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” The preparation was certainly there, with bachelor’s degrees in piano performance (at the Bard College Conservatory of Music), computer science, and mathematics, after winning major prizes and giving concert tours in his native Malaysia. Indeed, having previously conducted Aldrich-Gan in his debut with the American Symphony Orchestra, Music Director Leon Botstein introduced him at the 2016 Bard Music Festival Gala by saying, “There is no style of music he will not play.” The opportunity came when Aldrich-Gan, who has an abiding passion for musical theater, attended a master class with Alex Lacamoire, music director and orchestrator for Hamilton, which ran away with 11 Tony Awards, including best musical. Asked to demonstrate a groove, Aldrich-Gan played the “dance break from the big act 2 opening number of The Bandstand, a new musical that had just opened at Paper Mill Playhouse the previous night, for which I worked as a music assistant and rehearsal pianist,” he says. Following the master class, “I e-mailed Alex to thank him, and he replied, ‘Would you be willing to play some Hamilton stuff for me if I gave you some tunes to shed [practice]?’ Of course, one does not turn down a personal invitation from Alex Lacamoire to audition for the hottest show on Broadway!” Since then, as a substitute keyboard player, he’s had regular work as a rehearsal player with the show, playing in more than 30 Hamilton performances in four months. In fact, he’s getting to be quite a familiar face on Broadway, having also subbed for such hit shows as An American in Paris, The Book of Mormon, and Aladdin. He picked up his first Broadway Playbill credit—a milestone for any musical theater performer—as a rehearsal pianist for the revival of Cats.
Ming Aldrich-Gan ’10 and Margaret Aldrich-Gan ’09 with daughter Matilda photo Leslie Kowarsky
As a proud alumnus of the first graduating class of the Bard Conservatory’s double-degree program, Aldrich-Gan is especially thankful for the guidance of John Halle, director of studies in music theory and practice, who encouraged him to apply for the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, through which he has subsequently made several connections crucial to his career. “John Halle had previously also taught Bobby Lopez—of Avenue Q, The Book of Mormon, and Frozen fame—at Yale, and while I have yet to meet Bobby, it’s cool knowing I share that educational lineage,” he says. And, oh, yes, the newly sworn-in American citizen has one more thing to thank Bard for: his wife, Margaret Aldrich-Gan ’09. —Mikhail Horowitz
Bard Graduate Center Exhibition Charles Percier: Revolutions in Architecture and Design, on view in Bard Graduate Center’s (BGC) main gallery from November 18 to February 5, is the first large-scale exhibition to survey the magnificent range of projects undertaken by the French architect and interior designer from the end of the 18th to the beginning of the 19th century. Organized by BGC, the Réunion des Musées Nationaux de France, and the Château de Fontainebleau, the show was curated by Jean-Philippe Garric, professor of architecture at the University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne. The work of Percier (1764–1838) significantly influenced decorative arts and architecture during a turbulent and rapidly changing period in French history. Featuring nearly 150 objects from France’s principal museums and cultural institutions, as well as key works from public and private American collections, the exhibition includes Percier’s designs for furniture, porcelain, metalwork, and a large-scale drawing of the rue de Rivoli—the construction of which transformed the center of Paris. Rare drawings and spectacular examples of early 19th-century cabinets, candelabras, and tureens are also displayed. Integrating his most famous and seminal works, such as sketches for the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, the interior designs for Joséphine Bonaparte’s Château de Malmaison, and magnificent books dedicated to Roman palaces and interior decoration, the exhibition demonstrates the diverse creations of an artist whose designs illuminated a path to modernity. Andiron with Psyche, by Pierre-Phillippe Thomire, after a design by Charles Percier, 1809. Chased and gilt bronze. Château de Fontainebleau.
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Awards and Honors Bard Faculty Receive Recognition Christian Crouch, associate professor of history, won a Hutchins Fellowship from the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute at Harvard University for work on her book project, “Queen Victoria’s Captives: The Story of Ambition, Empire, and a Stolen Ethiopian Prince.” Crouch also received a Visiting Scholar Award from the Yale Center for British Art in support of the project. Mark Danner, James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities, has been named a 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. Danner receives $200,000 in support of research and writing on his new book, Breaking the Borders, which explores the dissolution of boundaries in the Middle East. Adhaar Noor Desai, assistant professor of literature, won a Francis Bacon Foundation Fellowship in the History and Literature of Renaissance England from the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, for his project, “Unruly Lines: Illustrating Ideas in Early Modern English Poetry and Science.” Research Professor Gidon Eshel has been selected as a 2016–17 fellow, one of 50 leading artists and scholars, at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, for his research project, “Rethinking the American Diet: Optimally Unifying Environmental and Nutritional Sciences.” Miriam Felton-Dansky, assistant professor of theater and performance, won a research grant from the American Society of Theater Research to support a two-day public symposium, “Spectatorship in the Age of Surveillance,” held at Bard in September. Felicia Keesing, David and Rosalie Rose Distinguished Professor of Science, Mathematics, and Computing, and Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies disease ecologist Richard Ostfeld have received a $5 million leadership grant from the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation in partnership with the Cary Institute to support a five-year scientific study that seeks to reduce Lyme disease in neighborhoods. Peter Klein, assistant professor of sociology and environmental and urban studies, received a 2016 Latin American Studies Association Prize in the Brazil Section for his Ph.D. dissertation, “The Struggle for Voice in Brazil’s Democratic Developmental State: Participation, Protest, and the Belo Monte Hydroelectric Facility.” Laura Kunreuther, associate professor of anthropology, won a Regional Faculty Fellowship from the University of Pennsylvania Humanities Forum to support her research on “Translating Voice: UN Field Interpreters, Translatability, and Ideologies of Transparency.” Two Bard MFA faculty members, Pam Lins and A. L. Steiner, have each won a biennial Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award in Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Photography, Video, and Craft Media. Norman Manea, Francis Flournoy Professor in European Studies and Culture, and writer in residence, was awarded Romania’s highest civil honor, the Order of the Star of Romania, for promoting Romanian culture and values during his long literary career. The ceremony was held at the Romanian Embassy in Berlin. MFA faculty member Matana Roberts received the 2016 Doris Duke Artist Award in Jazz, an unrestricted prize that celebrates her achievements as a saxophonist and sound artist and provides support for future works. The Boston Symphony Orchestra commissioned George Tsontakis, distinguished composer in residence, to compose multiple sonnet-themed tone poems for a concert series commemorating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Japheth Wood, visiting associate professor of mathematics, was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award of the Metropolitan New York Section of the Mathematical Association of America in recognition of his significant leadership in the math-circle movement at the local, regional, and national levels. Wood and codirector Lauren Rose, associate professor of mathematics, were awarded a Dolciani Mathematics Enrichment Grant through the Mathematical Association of America to support their outreach program, Bard Math Circle Summer Creative and Analytical Math Program, for local middle school students.
Recent Alums Recognized Bard film and electronic arts major Angie Del Arca ’16, a Bard Posse New Orleans 1 scholar, received a Humanity in Action Fellowship, in which participants explore the roots of discrimination and address the promotion of human rights. Del Arca is studying civil liberties in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo, and Warsaw. Tamzin Elliott ’16, a Bard College Conservatory of Music graduate and written arts major, was a finalist for a prestigious national Watson Fellowship. After graduation, she headed for Tbilisi in the Republic of Georgia to study indigenous folk singing. One of her compositions received its world premiere in an April performance of The Orchestra Now, conducted by Music Director Leon Botstein. Support for Bard Early Colleges The Bard Early Colleges received a $1.5 million grant over two years from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. This funding supports a project to codify and share resources from the Bard Early College model, which will build on Bard’s expertise in early college practice and policy. Bard has also received a $150,000 grant from the Char and Chuck Family Foundation toward the planning and development of a second Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) campus in Cleveland, Ohio. Also, BHSEC Newark received a $30,000 grant from the Victoria Foundation to support the College Transfer Office. BPI Funding for Internships and Fellowships The Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) has been awarded grants to support four new alumni/ae fellowship and internship programs. The Tow Foundation has granted $825,000 over five years to back a fellowship to support the development of career and leadership pathways for formerly incarcerated individuals who are professionals in public health. The Pinkerton Foundation has granted $178,000, renewable for three years, to fund a fellowship to train alumni/ae to teach high school equivalency (TASC) exam preparation and youth mentoring in partnership with the Center for Court Innovation in Brooklyn. The Ford Foundation has created three full-time, paid internship opportunities for BPI alumni/ae to work in Ford’s IT, Accounting, and Communications Department. And BPI has partnered with Hawthorne Valley Farm Learning Center, an educational farm school in Columbia County, New York, to create a part-time garden internship program at community gardens and urban farm projects in New York City through a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Arts at Bard Get Appreciation The Fisher Center has received two grants related to Live Arts Bard, its multidisciplinary commissioning and residency initiative. An $8,750 award from the National Dance Project, a program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, funds a Fisher Center residency for choreographer Beth Gill and her company for performances of a new work, Catacomb, in October. A grant of $8,170 was awarded by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation on behalf of theater artist Annie Dorsen to support performances of her Live Arts Bard–commissioned production, A Piece of Work, at the Made in the USA festival in Athens, Greece. State Department Support for Foreign Policy Study Bard College has been awarded two cooperative agreements, each for one year, with the U.S. Department of State totaling $520,000 to support the Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Student Leaders on Civic Engagement and the Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars on U.S. Foreign Policy. The Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders on Civic Engagement, new to Bard this year, is an academic program to provide foreign undergraduates with a deeper understanding of U.S. culture and institutions. Twenty students from the Middle East came to Bard for a five-week academic residency in order to examine how citizens have shaped U.S. history, government, and society and to develop civic engagement initiatives in their home countries.
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New Alum Awarded NSF Fellowship
Bard’s Fulbright Scholars
Psychology major Eleonora Beier ’16 was selected to receive a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. The highly competitive fellowship recognizes outstanding graduate students in the sciences and provides a three-year annual stipend of $34,000, a $12,000 cost of education allowance, and opportunities for international research and professional development. Born in Italy, Beier came to the United States to study at Bard. She became involved in the Memory Dynamics Lab, part of Bard’s Psychology Program, which works to harness the mechanisms Eleonora Beier ’16. photo Adolfo Coyoti responsible for adaptively retrieving, consolidating, and forgetting memories through cognitive neuroscience. A pianist, Beier is fascinated by questions about music cognition. She asks, How can music express emotion? Does this expression cross cultural boundaries? For her Senior Project, she studied the “chill response,” a sharp increase in arousal often experienced as a shiver down the spine, in Western classical and traditional Chinese music across different populations. Currently attending the University of California, Davis, she continues the music cognition research she began at Bard.
Virginia Hanusik ’14 was named an alternate recipient of the U.S. Fulbright Scholarship to the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she has been accepted into the master of science degree program in city design and social science. Hanusik was an environmental and urban studies (EUS) major whose Senior Project on rebuilding Atlanta and New Orleans integrated art history, photography, and history. Since graduating, she has been working with community groups on postKatrina reconstruction in New Orleans. She lectured at the EUS Colloquium on October 25. Sophie Lazar ’15, who majored in anthropology and biology with a concentration in global public health, won a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Ukraine for 2016–17. Lazar is affiliated with Drohobych State Pedagogical University in Drohobych, where she teaches English while serving as a cultural ambassador for the United States. Lazar is also conducting an independent research project on public health education and preventive medicine in the former Soviet Union.
SPOTLIGHT Brendan Berg ’06: Making Things Happen
the work of LGBTQ artists. Previous shows have boasted technological influences, one involving satellite imagery and another that incorporated a microcontroller programmed to simulate gusts of wind using industrial fans. But Berg is hesitant to claim a particular aesthetic or genre when speaking about the kind of work featured at Los Ojos. Instead, he focuses on featuring work that challenges him “to look harder.” Perhaps this explains the gallery’s ocular identity. In addition to the stresses of operating a gallery, Berg also continues to work as a freelance software developer. When asked how he divvies up his time between his various projects, Berg says he spends about 90 percent of his time on Los Ojos and the other 90 percent on programming. And, as if that weren’t already mathematically impossible, Berg recently joined the Bard College Alumni/ae Association Board of Governors, where he’s taken an active role in establishing the Bardians in Tech alumni/ae affinity group, a professional networking group for Bard alumni/ae working with (but not necessarily “in”) tech (contact email@example.com). Berg hopes to show the Bard alumni/ae community that there are many ways to give back. His involvement with BardWorks, a program he wishes had been around when he was a student, proved to him that alumni/ae involvement in the ongoing life of the College is vital and necessary. Inspired by other affinity groups like Bardians in Media and Bardians in Finance, Berg wants other alumni/ae to impart their passions and skills to one another, cultivating creativity, hybridity, and the “Bard spirit of making your own thing happen.”
Multidisciplinary Bardians probably hate being asked about intersection. How do math and fiction relate? Can a historian truly dance? The question is tired because the answer is obvious. Why would they have pursued two majors if they did not feel some connection, however tenuous, between them? For Brendan Berg ’06, technology and art were linked for as long as he can remember. “My dad bought the original Macintosh Brendan Berg ’06 right when it came out,” Berg says. “When I was just two weeks old, he sat me on his lap and put my hand on the mouse.” As Berg finished high school, however, he was more focused on computer science than anything else. Still, when considering colleges, Berg wanted to study at an institution where flexibility and intersectionality were encouraged, which is why he chose Bard. After a year of studying computer science, Berg felt that something was missing. “I realized I was not enjoying my experience at Bard without having a creative outlet,” he says. So he added studio arts. By his final year, he was alternating between two Senior Projects. When he felt stymied by one, he simply switched footing: “A creative blockage in one of them would be resolved by ignoring it for a while and working on the other.” The two passions fed into each other. These days, Berg runs Los Ojos, a gallery in Brooklyn, New York, which he cofounded in 2013 after working in the tech industry for several years. This past summer, Berg was busy preparing for A Garden Sown! an exhibition featuring 32 on and off campus
—Grayson Morley ’13
Virginia Hanusik ’14
Sophie Lazar ’15 photo Tim Oxton
feels to shoot a gun and pretend to kill someone in a movie—which is worth talking about. I’m comfortable with nudity, especially when it enriches the storytelling.” For Hoffmann, commercial success and critical recognition have come in tandem. She had a high-profile story arc on Girls, Lena Dunham’s HBO series about four 20When Gabrielle “Gaby” Hoffmann ’04 entered high something women building lives in New York City, for which school, she had already built a CV that adult actors would she earned a 2015 Emmy nomination for outstanding guest envy. She’d had feature roles in Uncle Buck, Sleepless in actress in a comedy series. Hoffmann has also been nomiSeattle, Now and Then, Field of Dreams, and Everyone Says I nated twice (2015 and 2016) for the Emmy Award for outLove You. Yet Hoffmann was using acting as a means to an standing supporting actress in a comedy series for her end. “I had a plan that when it was time to go to college, I performance as Ali Pfefferman in Amazon’s hit comedy would stop acting,” she says. “I knew back then I wanted to Transparent. Hoffmann’s character is the youngest sibling in attend Bard, like my sister did.” (Hoffmann’s older sister is a family coping with their father’s transition to becoming a yoga teacher, actor, and writer Alexandra Auder ’94.) “The woman. Debuting in 2014 on Amazon’s streaming service, College completely shaped who I am, and most of the peoTransparent has won a Golden Globe for best television ple who are actively in my life I know from Bard.” Hoffmann series (musical or comedy), and lead actor Jeffrey Tambor recalls the strong influence of several Bard professors: won an Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series. Peggy Ahwesh, Joel Kovel, Elizabeth Frank, Jacqueline Hoffmann knows how fortunate she is. She and Chris Goss, and Susan Fox Rogers. Dapkins ’01 have a 2-year-old daughter, Rosemary, and When she left Bard, Hoffmann was unsure of her Gaby Hoffmann ’04. photo Larry Busacca Transparent’s shooting schedule allows her plenty of time next steps. Over the next 10 years, she acted only occato stay home. “My life has been working out magically,” she sionally to make money, but she couldn’t bring herself to says. “Acting is a beautiful way to make a living but you need to be very dive into any other career. She decided to spend one year saying yes to every grounded outside of acting or it will make you crazy.” role she was offered. “I fell in love with acting again, largely due to Sebastian When we spoke, Hoffmann had recently returned from the People’s Silva and Crystal Fairy.” Crystal Fairy and the Magical Cactus, an adventure Summit in Chicago, a three-day event in which more than 3,000 people gathcomedy directed and written by Silva, stars Hoffmann and Michael Cera as ered to build a national political agenda to pass legislation that advances social, Americans seeking a hallucinogenic plant in Chile. Crystal Fairy earned favorable racial, and economic justice. Says Hoffmann, “The summit was inspiring. I have reviews and Hoffmann was widely praised. However, the film triggered one of gone through long periods of being shut down about politics, but got reengaged two subjects that Hoffmann can never dodge in interviews. The first is her with Bernie Sanders’s campaign. It was a heartbreaking and energizing year. I’m upbringing in the infamous Chelsea Hotel in New York City by an infamous looking forward to voting for Zephyr Teachout for Congress on November 8.” mother—writer, artist, and Warhol “girl superstar” Viva Hoffmann. The second,
SPOTLIGHT Gaby Hoffmann ’04: Renewed Love of Acting
directly linked to the hype about Crystal Fairy, is her fearlessness about being nude on screen. “I look forward to the day when we don’t have to talk about the nudity, because the culture will have evolved,” she says. “Nobody asks how it
—William Stavru ’87
Artist Architects Named New Haring Fellows
A Survivor Speaks
The Center for Curatorial Studies (CCS Bard) and Human Rights Project at Bard College (HRP) selected Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti, architects and critics based in Beit Sahour, Palestinian Territories, as the third recipients of the Keith Haring Fellowship in Art and Activism. They are founding members and codirectors of the Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency (DAAR), an architectural office and artist residency program that combines conceptual speculations and architectural interventions. They are also founders of Campus in Camps, an experimental educational program in Dheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem. Long before the current refugee crisis, Hilal and Petti focused on the lives and representations of refugees, and explored ways of creating “different social, political, and spatial relationships between people, state, and territory beyond the liberal notion of citizenship.” Recent projects include the design of a girls’ school in the Shufat refugee camp in Jerusalem; a “concrete tent” in Dheisheh; and a public square in Fawwar camp, near Hebron. Made possible through a five-year grant from the Keith Haring Foundation, the Haring Fellowship is an annual award for a scholar, activist, or artist to teach and conduct research at CCS Bard and the Human Rights Project. Hilal and Petti began their one-year appointment in September and will teach at the College in the spring.
A capacity crowd filled Bard Hall in September to hear 23year-old Nadia Murad talk about the genocide of her people, the Yazidi; the brutality she suffered at the hands of Islamic State (ISIS); and her campaign to bring the perpetrators to justice and end sexual slavery. Murad is Nadia Murad, center, talks with students. photo Karl Rabe a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking, and has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. ISIS attacked Sinjar Province, Iraq, where Murad lived, in 2014. Six of her brothers died. She and her mother were among 6,500 women and children captured. Murad later saw her mother killed. “All 6,500 of us wish we’d been killed that day,” said Murad, who escaped. Through tears, several in the audience asked what they could do. “Go sit with the girls in the refugee camps,” she replied. The event was sponsored by the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities and cohosted by the Center for Civic Engagement, Bard Model UN, and Human Rights Program. on and off campus 33
Fall Season of Music, Dance, Theater Actor Alan Cumming and humor writer David Sedaris have been among the highlights of the 2016 fall program at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. The Bard College Conservatory Orchestra takes the stage in November and December, culminating in the popular annual Winter Songfest, featuring Bard College Conservatory of Music and Music Program musicians and Bard Symphonic Chorus. All proceeds benefit the Conservatory’s scholarship fund. The Hot Sardines jazz ensemble ends the year with a bang in their Holiday Stomp on December 23. In September, acclaimed experimental composer Pauline Oliveros brought her accordion and practice of “deep listening” to Bard, along with the International Contemporary Ensemble. Sedaris and Cumming highlighted their new books, which they signed after their engaging presentations, in October, which also brought Catskill Jazz Factory’s “Two Americas: Songs of Protest and Reconciliation.” Trisha Brown Dance Company performed in partnership with the Bard Dance Program, and the Live Arts Bard commissioning and residency program brought Storyhorse Documentary Theater and choreographer Beth Gill to campus. – N), Bard’s training orchestra and master’s degree The Orchestra Now (TO program of 68 young musicians, launched its second season with a clarinet concerto and symphony of works by Copland and Bruckner conducted by Music Director Leon Botstein in the Sosnoff Theater on September 24. The 2016–17 – N season includes more concerts at Bard College; a new series at Jazz at TO Lincoln Center, including an all-American composers concert; a Sight & Sound series linking music with the visual arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; two concerts at Carnegie Hall; and free concerts in venues around the boroughs of New York City.
Bard College Conservatory Happenings Anniversary Concert Pianist and Conservatory faculty member Jeremy Denk celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Bard College Conservatory of Music with a special program featuring music from Bach to Schubert and Glass to the Beatles. “The idea of this program is a musical analogy to time-lapse photography: a journey in two hours through seven centuries of Western music, from the 1300s until the present day,” says Denk, recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship (see Spring 2014 Bardian). “In 25 short pieces, it traces the evolution of the musical language . . . an epic story of human thought and ideals, of what we have found important to express in tones.” The concert moved from the troubadours (Binchois’s famous triste plaisir) and the medieval master Machaut to the Renaissance (Byrd, Monteverdi) and the Baroque and Bach. The music moved forward through the great flowering of the Romantic era, then back to the troubadours, now rethought by a millennial composer (György Ligeti). Held in the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, the concert took place in September. Ticket sales benefited the Conservatory. Music Alive! Pianist Blair McMillen, artist in residence and visiting assistant professor of music, and composer Joan Tower, Asher B. Edelman Professor in the Arts, presented Music Alive! GEN-Y on October 23 in the László Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory Building. The concert comprised a selection of contemporary music by rising composers in their 30s chosen by McMillen and Tower. Works by Andy Akiho, Chris Cerrone, Anna Clyne, Caroline Shaw, Nina Toung, and others were performed by 25 young musicians.
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Can Xue. photo Chen Xiaozhen
The Innovative Contemporary Fiction Reading Series and Written Arts Program brought Can Xue, one of China’s greatest prose experimentalists, to Bard in October. She was introduced by Bradford Morrow, professor of literature, Bard Center Fellow, and editor of Conjunctions. Can Xue’s reading, held in Weis Cinema of the Bertelsmann Campus Center, included passages from recent work and was followed by a Q&A session. Hailed by Morrow as “one of the most innovative and important contemporary writers in world literature,” Can Xue, the pseudonym of Deng Xiaohua, is a Chinese avantgarde fiction writer, literary critic, and tailor. Morrow describes her as “the true
daughter of Kafka and Borges,” and critic Susan Sontag said, “If China has one possibility of a Nobel laureate, it is Can Xue.” English translations of her fiction include Blue Light in the Sky and Other Stories, Five Spice Street, Vertical Motion, The Last Lover (winner of the 2015 Best Translated Book Award), and the forthcoming Frontier, in which a young woman, Liujin, heads out on her own to the surreal setting of Pebble Town. Liujin explores frontier life from the viewpoints, some simple and some profound, of the city’s inhabitants. The fiction reading series also brought up-and-coming fiction writer Andrew Ervin to campus in September. Ervin, who lives in Philadelphia, read from his debut novel, Burning Down George Orwell’s House. His satirical novel follows the misadventures of a former advertising executive who seeks solace on the Scottish island of Jura, in the very cottage where George Orwell wrote his seminal novel 1984, and reveals how Orwellian the present day has become.
Taking a Stand The National Take a Stand Orchestra: Youth Orchestra of the East performed a rousing program ranging from Brahms (Academic Festival Overture) to John Williams (Star Wars Epic, Part 2) at The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College. The concert was the culmination of a tour that included an appearance at the Aspen Music Festival and School. The Bard performance, conducted by Leon Botstein, was part of the National Take a Stand Festival, in which 85 students from El Sistema–inspired music programs from the eastern part of the United States came to Bard in August. The Longy School of Music of Bard College, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Bard hosted the fiveday event. Take a Stand—a partnership of the LA Philharmonic, Bard, and Longy— supports social change through music. Inspired by El Sistema, Venezuela’s revolutionary music-education program, Take a Stand offers young people from historically excluded populations the opportunity to learn from exceptional musicians. One of those musicians, Gustavo Dudamel, music director of the LA Philharmonic and a product of the El Sistema program in Venezuela, calls music “a fundamental human right.” The National Take a Stand Festival, a three-year initiative, is designed and implemented by the LA Philharmonic, Venezuela’s FundaMusical, Aspen Music Festival and School, Bard, and Longy, in cooperation with El Sistema USA.
Raptors Reach New Heights In sports, as in life, perfection is exceedingly rare. But 100 percent of the eligible student athletes on the Bard women’s tennis team earned Liberty League Spring 2016 All-Academic honors. Overall the Raptor teams racked up a record-setting semester, with 46 spring athletes—representing nearly 60 percent of those eligible—making the list, which recognizes sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher. None of Bard’s spring teams had fewer than half its athletes on the list, and the range of academic interests was broad: 19 majors were represented, with economics and biology leading the way with eight and six majors, respectively. Bard’s geographic diversity was also on display, with representatives from 17 states and three other countries (China, Canada, and India). An impressive 79 percent of the College’s eligible female student athletes qualified. Perfection will be more difficult to achieve down the road: the Liberty League recently announced that the GPA requirement will be raised to 3.4 beginning with the fall 2016 semester.
Quite a Racket The Bard College men’s squash squad (which includes two women) won the prestigious Sloane Award for 2016. The honor is bestowed by the College Squash Association upon the team that, “as judged by its peers, best exemplified the ideals of sportsmanship throughout the season.” Not only was 2016 a sportsmanlike season, it was also the most successful one in the squash program’s history. The team, which was undefeated (6–0) in the friendly confines of Stevenson Gymnasium, won 11 matches, breaking the previous program record for wins in a season (eight). Stepping Up Two of Bard’s 10 men’s teams have new head coaches this year. Andy Salvatore, who worked alongside former head coach Ed Kahovec beginning in 2012 to rebuild the long-dormant baseball program, took over from Kahovec in August. In late April, former men’s assistant soccer coach Brandon Jackson accepted the head coaching position left vacant by the untimely death of Andy McCabe.
SPOTLIGHT Geoffrey Stein ’82: Portrait of a Portraitist During the Renaissance, when wealthy patrons commissioned portraits of themselves, there was a tacit understanding between patron and painter that the former would be exalted by the latter—that these likenesses, meant to immortalize and magnify the achievements and status of their subjects, would not depict “warts and all.” In his Irrational Exuberance series, consisting of portraits of some of the principal actors in the Great Recession of 2007–9, Geoffrey Stein ’82 took a distinctly different approach. Playing on the way that Renaissance painters would insert objects (e.g., books, or a globe) into their portraits to further convey a sense of who their subjects were and how they saw themselves, Stein’s series made provocative use of collaged texts—from newspapers, magazines, legal documents—to convey the same. For example, in his portrait of Ponzi-scheme financier Bernard Madoff, Stein made liberal use of snippets cut from the many legal complaints against his subject. “I used the text materials in the portraits to explore the incongruity between the news being reported, the individuals’ public images, and the experience of the 99 percent of Americans who do not work on Wall Street,” says Stein, whose portraits from the series were exhibited at Lionheart Gallery in Pound Ridge, New York, in 2013. “When the Dodd-Frank Act [for financial reform] passed, I returned to the series from a new perspective, using text from the bill to create a portrait of [U.S. Sen.] Elizabeth Warren.” A reprise, more or less, of this theme came in October 2015, when the same gallery showed Stein’s Trump Bankruptcy Collage, made with fragments of legal papers from Donald Trump’s third corporate bankruptcy. Although Stein has “always made art,” there was a frustrating period during which he “tried and failed to combine art with practicing law” as a reinsurance litigator. “In 1999 my wife heard me complaining, again, about being a lawyer,” he says. “She said, ‘If you want to paint, go to art school. But if you don’t, you can never complain about being a lawyer again.’” So, “thanks to a little tough love,” he quit the courtroom and began painting full time, earning an M.F.A. from the Slade School of Fine Art in London in 2007. His work has been exhibited in group and solo shows, including a retrospective of portraits at the University of Connecticut’s Stamford Art Gallery in 2013. Stein thanks Bard for helping him develop his critical faculties. He singles out two professors emeriti of sociology, Suzanne Vromen and the late Bernard
Self Portrait, Geoffrey Stein ’82. photo Katie Ferrari
Tieger, for guiding his studies and his Senior Project, which focused on the Rev. Jerry Falwell and Moral Majority, Inc. Stein is now working on large-scale, collage-and-acrylic portraits of latenight talk-show hosts. These will constitute a second solo show at the Lionheart Gallery, which represents the artist, in early November/December. For more information, go to geoffreystein.com. —Mikhail Horowitz
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Summer Research at Bard
BardWorks . . . Works
More than 70 Bard students were on campus over the summer to conduct science and social science research. The Bard Summer Research Institute (BSRI) funded 38 students who helped faculty in the Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing and Division of Social Studies with professors’ research. Biology projects included Assistant Professor of Environmental and Urban Studies M. Elias Dueker working with students on the Saw Kill Imagery Project and Saw Kill Aerosol Monitoring Project; Assistant Professor of Biology Brooke Jude researching sequence assembly, annotation, and analysis of violacein-producing bacterial strains; David and Rosalie Rose Distinguished Professor of Science, Mathematics, and Computing Felicia Keesing investigating Lyme disease reduction in Dutchess County; and Professor of Biology Michael Tibbetts analyzing water samples for the presence of Hemimysis anomala DNA. Chemistry research included Wallace Benjamin Flint and L. May Hawver Professor of Chemistry Craig Anderson’s two projects: C-H/C-X bond activation to methylplatinum(II) species and multi-hetero nuclear metal complexes; Associate Professor of Chemistry Swapan Jain’s RNA binding and functional inhibition by transition metal complexes; and Associate Professor of Chemistry Emily McLaughlin’s photoredox catalysis with visible light for carbon-carbon bond formation. Associate Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics Robert W. McGrail researched quandles, matching, and unification; Assistant Professor of Physics Paul Cadden-Zimansky investigated fabricating graphene-based devices; Assistant Professor of Psychology Justin Hulbert worked on mapping the time course of reversible amnesia; and Assistant Professor of Economics Olivier Giovannoni studied economics in the age of rising inequality.
Kalina Ivanov, a film and television production designer, is a BardWorks mentor and panelist, and the mother of Charles Noyes ’17. BardWorks, a collaboration of the Center for Civic Engagement, Office of Development and Alumni/ae Affairs, Dean of Students Office, and Career Development Office, helps juniors and seniors connect to the workplace through professional networks, workshops, and parent and alumni/ae mentors. “When I was introduced to BardWorks, I flashed back to my student days and how daunting the idea of finding a job was,” Ivanov says. “I immediately put myself in my son’s and his friends’ shoes. I studied set design at New York University, and our master teacher was Oliver Smith, a legendary Broadway designer who went out of his way to bring famous directors, choreographers, and other artists to our design showcase. Today, I feel the same need to nurture and help young artists.” Ivanov has mentored Bard students for three years, and was part of the artists/arts administration panel at a recent BardWorks event. She discussed her transition from theater to film and how her connections, from her start as a storyboard artist, led to work on Silence of the Lambs, Little Miss Sunshine, Grey Gardens, The Conspirator, The Vow, Max, and Poltergeist, among other films. “My best advice for young artists is to have tremendous confidence in your talent, and at the same time be humble about it. If you work hard and you’re a nice person, people will gravitate to you and try to help. Finding a mentor is crucial for every young person. These are some of the concepts I try to instill in the students who participate in BardWorks, and I truly enjoy my involvement with the program.” The next BardWorks in Washington, D.C., is November 17–19, and in Annandale on January 22–27, 2017. To get involved, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPOTLIGHT Ted Zanker ’56: The Past in the Present
It’s a privilege that you trust me enough to let me into your personal life, so that I can hopefully be of some help to you.” It’s a humility that seems almost mythic. Appropriately, some of Zanker’s earliest conceptions of how medicine ought to be practiced did not come from a textbook but from an opera. Remembering a childhood viewing of Aida, Zanker says, “It got me thinking about doctors as being a special priesthood that learned all these secret incantations, called medical science. They had a special, revered place in the public and in the world because of Ted Zanker ’56 their knowledge, and I thought, what a gift it would be to join such a community.” Between his private practice and public advocacy (his reverence for opera is a bonus), it is clear why Zanker won the John and Samuel Bard Award in Medicine and Science in 1997. “I’ve gotten a number of awards, and I’ve got a drawer full of leadership medals,” Zanker said. “But the most precious medal that I’ve ever received was the John and Samuel Bard Award.” At Reunion Weekend, talking with graduating seniors, Zanker was struck by a universal Bardian idealism. ’56 or ’16, it didn’t matter. “It shows in many different flavors and stripes,” he says. “But I think wanting to make the world a better place is more pronounced at Bard, and more nurtured.”
Returning in May 2016 for his 60th reunion, Dr. Ted Zanker ’56 found an Annandale surprisingly similar to that of his era. The students, though more numerous than in the ’50s, seemed to carry many of the same traits he remembered from his days. He identified with the Class of ’16, and saw much of himself in them. Zanker, who studied chemistry at Bard, was determined to go into medicine, even as an undergraduate. But as with many Bard students, his extracurriculars informed his ultimate path. Zanker’s time in Bard’s student-run, volunteer fire department left a lasting impression on his understanding of mental health. Fighting fires on and off campus, Zanker says he “became more sensitized about preparedness and disaster.” Moreover, it cemented in him a desire to contribute to his community. Since 1967, Zanker has run a private psychiatric practice in New Haven, Connecticut, focusing on child and adolescent psychiatry, but he has been equally involved in advocacy. In the aftermath of the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, Zanker submitted written testimony to the state legislature’s Mental Health Services Working Group, stressing the necessity of preparedness. “Addressing the tattered mental health service system in Connecticut today is like peeling the layers of an onion,” Zanker wrote. “Every layer reveals another with deficiencies and inadequate coordination that need to be remedied.” Drawing on his experience as a volunteer fireman, Zanker argued for expanded support not only for children and families affected by disaster but for first responders, who often suffer from the trauma they’ve witnessed. Despite the gravity of Zanker’s work, his tone is ebullient when speaking of his medical practice. He views his work in the field as a gift, not to his patients but to himself. He offers this retort to an imaginary patient: “You don’t get it. 36 on and off campus
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Pietro Mascagni’s Iris. photo Cory Weaver
SummerScape Embraces La Dolce Vita The 2016 Bard SummerScape took its inspiration from Italy via the 27th annual Bard Music Festival (BMF), which celebrated the life, work, and continuing influence of Giacomo Puccini, composer of some of the best-loved operas of all time. SummerScape embraced Italy’s opera, music, theater, dance, art, film, and food. In keeping with the championing of long-overlooked operas, this year’s festival saw the first major North American staging in nearly a century of Iris, by Pietro Mascagni, a friend and sometime rival of Puccini’s. Other SummerScape high points featured two world premieres—both fantastic and phantasmagorical in their own ways, and both centered on puppets. In the ballet Fantasque, choreographer John Heginbotham and puppeteer Amy Trompetter created a fanciful world in which giant puppets and humans interact against the lush music of Ottorino Respighi and Gioachino Rossini. “The puppet scenes were minimal, largely silent, and spiked with pauses so well placed that they prompted gratifying streams of association,” wrote the Financial Times, adding that “a magical atmosphere arose.” Demolishing Everything with Amazing Speed, directed by award-winning puppet artist Dan Hurlin, was based on four almost-forgotten plays written during World War I by Italian futurist artist Fortunato Depero. According to the Village Voice, “Hurlin’s puppets hypnotize us with their gleaming beauty, and we begin to invest them with forces both human and uncanny.” Iris, directed by James Darrah with sets by Emily Anne MacDonald and Cameron Jaye Mock, and a libretto by Luigi Illica, tells of an innocent country girl lured by unscrupulous men to a brothel in Tokyo’s red-light district, where
she ultimately dies. The Grammy-nominated soprano Talise Trevigne, lauded for her “deep melting sound” by the New York Times, was captivating as the vulnerable Iris. Music Director Leon Botstein presided over the American Symphony Orchestra, which the Wall Street Journal described as “robust and colorful,” employing “Wagnerian grandeur and mercurial, Debussy-like harmonies.” The New Yorker’s Alex Ross wrote that Iris “overflows with inspiration and may stand as Mascagni’s most formidable achievement.” The BMF’s Puccini and His World, codirected by Botstein, Christopher H. Gibbs, and Robert Martin, with Arman Schwartz and Emanuele Senici as scholars in residence, peeled back the creative and musical layers of the composer best known for La bohème, Madama Butterfly, and Tosca. Weekend One’s “Puccini and Italian Musical Culture” presented Puccini’s music in the context of those who preceded him and composers who influenced or attempted to rival him— including Arrigo Boito, Amilcare Ponchielli, and Mascagni, among others. The second weekend, “Beyond Verismo,” traced innovations in technology and music that transformed early 20th-century Italy. A performance highlighting music and fascism featured modernists such as Alfredo Casella, Luigi Dallapiccola, and Goffredo Petrassi, while the penultimate program contemplated Italian music after Puccini. The SummerScape film series, Puccini and the Operatic Impulse in Cinema, showcased works of directors inspired by opera, such as Sergio Leone and Martin Scorsese, and focused on the legacy of Luchino Visconti. Spiegeltent was its usual shimmering self as it lit up the night sky with a rollicking panoply of performers including Rufus Wainwright, Ute Lemper, and Toshi Reagon, all presided over by the irrepressible emcee, Mx. Justin Vivian Bond.
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REUNIONS 2016 1. Class of 2011 2. Class of 2006 3. Class of 2001 4. Class of 1996 5. Class of 1991 6. Class of 1986 7. Class of 1981 8. Class of 1976 9. Class of 1971 10. Class of 1966 11. Class of 1961 12. Class of 1956 13. Class of 1946 photos Darryl Bautista; Brennan Cavanaugh ’88; Pete Mauney ’93, MFA ’00
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Vernam reunited their Black Swan party band, Split Point, to perform at the wedding of Adam Kearney ’11 and Rachel Heidenry ’11. The wedding took place on a gorgeous day at Clermont State Historic Site in southwestern Columbia County, New York, and was an amazing reunion/union for the Bard community members involved. | Danielle
Gilda Gross ’16 and her mother, Barbara S. Grossman ’73 photo Jane Brien ’89
’16 Thorvald Spartan Daggenhurst is attending the Bard College Master of Arts in Teaching Program and Longy School of Music of Bard College. | Yegor Dukashin is studying at the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. | Just after graduation, Gilda Gross went to Cuba with the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra tour. Also on the tour was her mother, Alumni/ae Trustee Barbara S. Grossman ’73, and other alumni/ae, patrons, and friends of Bard. In September, Gilda begins work toward a master’s degree in historic preservation from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University. | Jasper (Tema) Katz is attending Beasley School of Law at Temple University. | Travis Kennedy is pursing a double master of science degree in urban planning and historic preservation at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. | Katherine Moccia is working toward a Ph.D. in microbiology at the University of Tennessee. | Troy Simon is excited to be pursuing a master of divinity degree at Yale Divinity School.
Sinay went on to receive her M.F.A. in creative writing from The New School in Manhattan. She currently writes for Teen Vogue and Man Repeller and coteaches journalism at Bronx Leadership Academy II High School. In her spare time, she tutors after school and serves on the development committee for 826NYC: a nonprofit organization that offers free creative writing, tutoring, and ESL programs to underserved New York City youth. Danielle lives with her boyfriend, Ian Lloyd ’12, and two dogs.
’12 5th Reunion: May 26–28, 2017 Plan now to be in beautiful Annandale for your reunion. Contact email@example.com or call 845758-7089 to join your reunion committee. In September 2015, Alex Friedman designed and built a mallet percussion instrument called the jimbira, a hybrid between the African mbira and traditional xylophone. It’s been on display as part of Sonic City, an exhibition that features New York’s “most innovative” instrument makers, at the City Reliquary museum in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
’11 Luosha Fang (B.Mus.), who gave the first performance in the Bard Conservatory of Music’s new Alumni/ae Recital Series at Bard in December 2015, went on to win the S&R Foundation’s Washington Award in January 2016. As a winner of the Astral Artists Program, an intensive fouryear mentoring program for the nation’s most promising young classical musicians, Luosha appeared at Trinity Church in Philadelphia in September 2016 with Astral Artists Trio in a performance of Bach’s Goldberg Variations arranged for string trio. | Rosie Lopeman graduated from the New York Studio School in May with a certificate in painting. She received the Hohenberg Travel Award and will go to Europe to reside in Italy and work with sculptor Jeff Lowe in London. Upon her return, she will have a solo exhibition at the New York Studio School in January 2017.
’10 Claire Brazeau (B.Mus.) is one of the newest members of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra. In July she made her solo debut with the Redlands Symphony Orchestra and Culver City Symphony performing Cimarosa’s Oboe Concerto and Ennio Morricone’s “Gabriel’s Oboe” from the 1986 film The Mission. | Johnny Brennan is starting a Ph.D. program in philosophy at Fordham University this fall. He and his wife, Amy Monaco ’06, are expecting their first child.
’15 Emily Banas is the decorative arts and design curatorial assistant at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design.
’13 Wyatt Bertz, Alex Palmer, and Zach Seman ’11 are enjoying the revolving cast of Bard characters that passes through their home in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. They invite all Bardians to drop a line when passing through the area. Zach produces music for Warner/Atlantic, Alex works as a photographer at Pier 59 studios, and Wyatt is excited to be part of a new high-end real estate team at Brown Harris Stevens. In June 2016, Wyatt, Zach, Ryan MacLean ’12, Brianna Reed ’12, and Daniel
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Evan Spigelman ’09, Ella Reily Stocker ’08, Emily Wolff ’10, Jen Overstreet ’09, Brian Dorsam ’09, Kent Gowen ’09, Bethany Dettmore ’09, Kaycee Filson ’11, Danny Lewis ’09, Thomas McCosker ’09, Olwen Philips, Catherine McCosker, Jason Reif, Emma Brinkman ’09, Ben Eskind ’10, Anna Henschel ’09, and Chris Vann. photo Rita Pavone
’09 Anna Henschel and Chris Vann married on June 18 in New Orleans, in a ceremony officiated by friend, classmate, and co-Old Gym Director Evan Spigelman, and surrounded by friends and family—and a healthy host of Bardians. | Skin Horse Theater (Anna Henschel, Brian Fabry Dorsam, Evan Spigelman, Nat Kusinitz, and Veronica Hunsinger-Loe) is thrilled to announce that three of its members are headed to grad school this fall. Anna will begin her M.B.A. at UMass Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management, Nat starts an M.F.A. in directing at CalArts, and Brian will continue his M.A. in English from Middlebury as well as begin an M.F.A. in writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Veronica joins Nat in Los Angeles as her reel continues to grow, and Evan will stay in New Orleans, where he has multiple acting roles and lighting gigs lined up for the next season. Skin Horse is excited about its members branching out and gaining new skills, and looks forward to opportunities to create together in the future. | Elyse Ona Singer won a dissertation fellowship from the American Association for University Women to complete her dissertation on contestations over gender, citizenship, and reproductive rights in Mexico. She will defend her dissertation at Washington University in St. Louis in the spring of 2017.
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’07 10th Reunion: May 26–28, 2017
Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War
Plan now to be in beautiful Annandale for your reunion. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845758-7089 to join your reunion committee. Josh Sucher received an M.F.A. in interaction design from the School of Visual Arts this spring. His design work has been featured by AIGA, the NYC Media Lab, and Core77. He works as a UX researcher at Etsy.
’06 Cassio de Oliveira will become a tenure-track assistant professor of Russian at Portland State University in the fall. Since graduating from Bard, he received a doctorate from Yale, and has held visiting positions at the University of Arizona, Dickinson College, and Vanderbilt University. None of this would have been possible without the support Cassio received from his wonderful professors at Bard, especially Jennifer Day, his adviser, the greatest source of inspiration in his teaching. | Doug O’Connor received his M.F.A. degree from the New Hampshire Institute of Arts low-residency program in July 2016. His prose and poetry have appeared in Paper Darts, Ayris, and decomP magazinE.
The City Outside the Sentence by Mirene Arsanios MFA ’15 ashkal alwan Published in Beirut, this is a first collection of 10 short stories that Arsanios wrote between 2013 and 2015. The City Outside the Sentence is a meditation on multilingualism, populated by characters creating lives for themselves in a city on the outskirts of grammar, and exploring identity outside of their home countries.
Worm Loves Worm by J. J. Austrian ’91, illustrated by Mike Curato balzer and bray This picture book celebrates the wedding of a worm to another worm. Questions of which worm wears the dress and which one wears the tux become unimportant as the story embraces the beauty of love in all its configurations. Austrian demonstrates, through the worms in this charming story, that love isn’t complicated.
No Worse Sin by Kyla Bennett ’82 harvard square editions Bennett’s young adult eco-adventure story follows 17-year-old Laena, who falls in love with a mysterious new boy, Cree. Their romance intensifies, as does their concern for Earth and its future, as they attempt to save the world from an impending devastation that Cree claims to have foreseen.
by Ian Buruma, Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism penguin press Based on letters spanning more than five decades, this history traces the story of Buruma’s maternal grandparents, both children of German Jewish émigré stockbrokers living in England, as they survive terror and separation through two world wars. He describes their relationship and their heroism, such as organizing an effort to rescue Jewish children from the Nazis.
Adulterous Generation by Amy L. Clark ’02 queen’s ferry press Clark mines the peculiarities of our Zeitgeist to capture the multifarious lives of young people as they make sense of themselves in this new, sordid, and sober era. Criminality, sexuality, and adolescence converge in this collection of stories, in which the characters flood houses, break taboos, and try to navigate their lives with humor and hope.
Known and Strange Things: Essays by Teju Cole, Distinguished Writer in Residence random house Cole’s collection of essays includes pieces on politics, photography, travel, history, and literature. He tackles subjects ranging from Virginia Woolf, Barack Obama, and Instagram to a reconsideration of James Baldwin in the age of Black Lives Matter.
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Cara Parks ’05 and Whitney Snyder photo Jacqueline Schlossman of Readyluck Studios
Sarah Mosbacher ’04, Pia Carusone ’03, and Mollie Meikle ’03. photo Rachel Naft
Cara Parks was married to Whitney Snyder in May at the William Paca House. Cara is a freelance editor/writer and Whitney is an editorial director
Pia Carusone opened Republic Restoratives Distillery in Ivy City, Washington, D.C. Attending the opening weekend festivities were Mollie Meikle, Eben Kaplan, Sarah Mosbacher ’04, Sarah Paden ’09, Lucas Pipes ’08, and Katy Stein ’66. Pia welcomes Bardians for a tour and cocktail. | Sarah Schendel began a new job as staff attorney at IIIC, a nonprofit organization serving immigrants in the Boston area, where she focuses on providing immigration legal services to homeless and low-income women. She recently taught immigration law as an adjunct professor at Northeastern University School of Law, and also serves as the immigration law advisor at Lawyers for Affordable Justice, a partnership between Boston University, Boston College, and Northeastern University. She lives in Massachusetts in the wonderful SomervilleCambridge area.
of news. They met and live in New York City. | Maura Roche married Nicholas Reynolds on March 15 at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in Manhattan. Maura works at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and is also a private tutor specializing in Latin and ancient Greek languages and history. Nicholas is studying for a Ph.D. in political theory. Maura and Nicholas met in 2008 while working for an educational services startup in Manhattan.
’02 15th Reunion: May 26–28, 2017 Plan now to be in beautiful Annandale for your reunion. Contact email@example.com or call 845758-7089 to join your reunion committee.
Darsi Monaco ’04 and Jacob Mueser. photo Allan Zepeda
’04 Darsi Monaco was married to Jacob Mueser in February of this year. Bardians in attendance were Owen Hutchinson ’07 (bridesman); Ava Warbrick ’06 (bridesmaid); Simone Frazier ’04; Jonathan Paul; Natasha Llorens SR ’03, CCS ’11; Mareike Winchell SR ’01. Darsi is director of trusts and estates at Gurr Johns, an art advisory and valuation firm in New York, where she advises clients on large art collections, and she serves on the Bard Center for Curatorial Studies Arts Council. The bride and groom met through mutual friends in New York in 2007 and they have been a couple since 2010.
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For two years Emily Benedetto has been working as program manager for Primary Care Mental Health Integration at Cambridge Health Alliance, where she is facilitating the integration of mental health services at 12 clinics north of Boston. She married Leigh Bernstein in September of 2015, and they are happily settled in Somerville, Massachusetts. Liz Disterhoft ’04 introduced Emily and Leigh.
’01 David Resnick attended the Nexus Youth Summit at the White House. He consulted with the Executive Office of the President and State Department on using social media to foster global entrepreneurship. Resnick cofounded Bestr, an enterprise platform, to market the best things to do around one’s location; cofounded Stutter Social, a
David Resnick ’01 with Tom Chi, cofounder of Google X, with whom Resnick co-led a workshop on rapid prototyping. photo Courtesy of David Resnick
virtual support group that hosts meetings across 50 countries; and founded the School of Emotional Physics, a meditation and metaphysics center.
’98 Kate Travers Sexton and her husband, Phillip Sexton, welcomed Charlie Fox Sexton on December 20, 2015. He joins his big sister Sadie Grace.
’97 20th Reunion: May 26–28, 2017 Plan now to be in beautiful Annandale for your reunion. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845758-7089 to join your reunion committee.
’92 25th Reunion: May 26–28, 2017 Plan now to be in beautiful Annandale for your reunion. Contact email@example.com or call 845758-7089 to join your reunion committee. David Cote wrote the libretto for the opera Three Way, composed by Robert Paterson. The world premiere is January 27, 2017, at the James K. Polk Theater in Nashville. The production will then transfer to Brooklyn Academy of Music in June 2017. Three Way, coproduced by Nashville Opera and American Opera Projects, consists of three comic one-act operas about craving and connection.
’91 Tim Clifford presented his first solo exhibition, Threat Assessment, in New York at Howl! Happening Gallery. In May 2016, his sculpture Monument to a Missing Island was exhibited on Randall’s Island, New York, as part of FLOW.16. In March, Robert Motherwell: 100 Years was published by Skira Press, coauthored by Tim (with Jack Flam and Katy Rogers).
’87 30th Reunion: May 26–28, 2017 Plan now to be in beautiful Annandale for your reunion. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845758-7089 to join your reunion committee.
’85 Phil Pucci edited Stitchers, season two, for Freeform Television.
Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War by Mark Danner, James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities simon and schuster Danner describes the United States as being trapped in an endless war without an endgame. The war on terror has warped American ideology so that once-unthinkable tactics, such as indefinite detention, drone warfare, torture, and warrantless wiretapping, have become familiar and tolerated.
Mama and the Hungry Hole by Johanna DeBiase ’97 wordcraft of oregon Blurring the lines of fairy tale, dream, and memory, this novella tells the story of 4-year-old Julia who, sequestered in the mountains of New Mexico by her mother, in her loneliness befriends an eerily knowing tree. Life begins to change dramatically when Julia’s grandmother comes to visit and a traveling circus moves in next door.
Brightfellow Lucy Park ’83, Hal Hisey ’84, and Anne Katzenbach ’82 at Hayden Island in Portland, Oregon. photo Courtesy of Hal Hisey
’84 Hal Hisey has recently enjoyed visiting Bardian pals throughout the United States.
by Rikki Ducornet ’64 coffee house press In her ninth novel, Ducornet revisits the eclectic college milieu of her youth (Bard) in a fictional tale about an orphan boy, Stub, who roams the campus and is beguiled by an eccentric anthropologist and Asthma, a professor’s enchanting daughter. Brightfellow is Ducornet’s second book in a trilogy devoted to betrayal.
’82 35th Reunion: May 26–28, 2017 Plan now to be in beautiful Annandale for your reunion. Contact email@example.com or call 845758-7089 to join your reunion committee. David Gansz MFA ’86 has released a CD of solo acoustic guitar compositions, Approaches to the Silence and the Light, available for sale online via Reverb.com. David is now dean of libraries and information sciences at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. | Cathy Krizik has published recent essays, including Skyscraper in the Wind and A Weed in the Garden, as well as her first book, More Than Meets the Eye, of fine art photography and essays. cathykrizik.com
by Derek Furr, director and literature faculty, MAT Annandale fomite This book of poems and lyrical prose pieces constitutes a collection of semitones—musical intervals between reconizable keys—unfolding to reveal the melody of Furr’s themes. Spirituality, sound, family, and the natural world echo throughout his work. Haunted not only by music but by the voices of the dead, the work asks what key we are seeking.
Anecdotage: Everyday Epiphanies by Jonathan Greene ’65 broadstone books This memoir by poet Greene gathers “memories and stories of a lifetime,” many of which recall his years at Bard. He writes about his educational background and the interesting array of characters he has encountered in his literary life. The tales he tells of authors, artists, and eccentrics are full of uncanny coincidences and connections in worlds that intersect.
’81 The 2016 American Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts included the sculptures of Brandt Junceau. | Elizabeth Royte, a freelance book and magazine writer based in Brooklyn, wrote the cover story for National Geographic in March—a profile of an extremely energetic and highly successful campaigner against food waste. Her feature on the ghost streams of Brooklyn appeared in Harper’s.
The Golden Ark: A Pictorial History by Roger D. Isaacs ’49 the publishing institute This illustrated recounting takes the reader on the Golden Ark’s journey from Mount Sinai across the Jordan River. In the book, based on five decades of biblical research, Isaacs tries to answer some historical questions about the mysterious Ark of the Covenant. What was its purpose and how did it serve the ancient Israelites?
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’77 40th Reunion: May 26–28, 2017 Plan now to be in beautiful Annandale for your reunion. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845758-7089 to join your reunion committee.
’75 Jamie Cat Callan received an artist fellowship from Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residence Moulin a Nef in Auvillar, France. | Peri Mauer’s recent premieres include Thought’s Torsion, for flute, viola, and cello by Eight Strings and a Whistle at Tenri Cultural Institute; A Little New Year’s Flair, performed by Blair McMillen, in Bargemusic Here and Now Winter Festival 2014; At Home with Allen Ginsberg: Five Songs for Baritone and Piano, performed by baritone Daniel Neer and pianist Christopher Berg; and a solo-trumpet version of Red Sky. Peri has worked with such groups as American Symphony Orchestra, Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, Encompass New Opera Theatre, Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea, and American Chamber Opera, among many others. She can be seen playing her cello in the critically acclaimed Amazon TV series Mozart in the Jungle.
’74 Judith Walcutt has been named the winner of the 2016 Norman Corwin Award for Excellence in Audio Theatre. She has been producing world-class audio theater for 35 years and founded Otherworld Media in 1981. From their island home near Seattle, Judith and her husband, David Ossman, continue to write, plan new productions, teach children the skills and joys of audio theater, and have established the Mark Time Awards to recognize the best audio theater works and workers each year.
’72 45th Reunion: May 26–28, 2017 Plan now to be in beautiful Annandale for your reunion. Contact email@example.com or call 845758-7089 to join your reunion committee.
’70 Susan Pollack was featured on WBUR’s Cognoscenti for her essay “Fishing for Progress: Saying No to ‘No Women on Board,’” about being a woman reporting from fishing boats.
Harold Morton Landon Translation Award (from the Academy of American Poets) and the 2004 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Men’s Poetry. Stephen lives in Santa Cruz, California. stephenkessler.com
’67 50th Reunion: May 26–28, 2017 Plan now to be in beautiful Annandale for your reunion. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845758-7089 to join your reunion committee.
’63 Steve Maltzman sold his dental practice in 1998 and remained in New Jersey until 2011, when he moved to Tucson, Arizona, to be with his grandchildren, Ella Lara and Eron Luke. In addition to enjoying his two grandchildren, Steve met Donna DePesa and they formed a partnership at the bridge table and in life. Donna is a gold life master and Steve is a diamond life master. Together they cruise around the world teaching bridge and running bridge games on the ships. They spend up to 145 days a year on the water.
’62 55th Reunion: May 26–28, 2017 Plan now to be in beautiful Annandale for your reunion. Contact email@example.com or call 845758-7089 to join your reunion committee. Susan Playfair spent two months as a volunteer on Calqalai (pronounced “thunguli”), a small island off the main island of Fiji. She highly recommends the program for anyone who wants to help preserve coral reefs, create a marine preserve, and dive on gorgeous sites while counting endangered species such as various coral species and the hawksbill turtles who thrive there. It is run by Global Visions International and attracts mostly Europeans, Canadians, and Australians. Susan is the oldest participant (by far), but reports that the staff, native islanders, and other volunteers have been especially kind and welcoming to her.
’57 60th Reunion: May 26–28, 2017 Plan now to be in beautiful Annandale for your reunion. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845758-7089 to join your reunion committee.
’68 Stephen Kessler is the recipient of the 2016 PEN Center USA Translation Award for his book Forbidden Pleasures: New Selected Poems by Luis Cernuda. Stephen’s earlier translations of the Spanish poet, Desolation of the Chimera and Written in Water, were winners, respectively, of the 2010
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Bob Bassler is very pleased to announce that his recent canvas, Cirque and Tarn—Yosemite has been selected for inclusion in the upcoming exhibition celebrating national parks at the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature. The exhibition was timed to bring awareness to the centennial of the National Parks system. He is included in such publications
Cirque and Tarn—Yosemite, oil on canvas, 2015. photo Courtesy of Bob Bassler ’57
as Who’s Who in American Art, The Image Maker— Man and His Art, and L.A. Rising: SoCal Artists before 1980.
’56 Emanuel “Manny” Wolff retired after 30 years with Yale’s clinical faculty in psychiatry and moved to Tucson, Arizona. He is once again teaching, both at the University of Arizona, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship program, and with the China America Psychoanalytic Alliance. Having survived hip (two) and back surgery (L/S), he got back to skiing at Squaw Valley this winter, doing the groomed cruisers now. “Probably few Bardians know that there once was a Bard Ski Team—me— that competed.” In May, Manny was delighted to see his classmates, Mimi Roskin Berger and Joan Rosenblatt.
’52 65th Reunion: May 26–28, 2017 Plan now to be in beautiful Annandale for your reunion. Contact email@example.com or call 845758-7089 to join your reunion committee.
’45 Stanley Falk enjoyed his 89th birthday in March and still keeps reasonably active professionally, with a little writing and an occasional lecture. Most recently he gave a talk at the Washington-area Military Classics Society about Japanese historian Ienaga Saburo and his controversial book on the Pacific war. He remembers his Bard days fondly, especially the warm, supportive Bard faculty, who took a personal interest in students and encouraged imaginative and independent thinking.
Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture ’15 Andrew Gardner, curatorial assistant at Cooper Hewitt, worked on the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, which opened in February
2016. Curated by Ellen Lupton and Andrea Lipps with curatorial assistance by Andrew, the exhibition featured the work of 63 designers and explored the idea of sensual experience and the role that beauty plays in designing for the 21st century. It was on view through August. | Virginia Fister Laidet, curatorial research assistant at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia, is working with its large glass collection and on an upcoming exhibition on the French decorative arts designer René Lalique. | Sarah Pickman and Claire McRee curated Gilded Age Glamour: Fashions from the Bartow-Pell Collection, which was on view at the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum in the Bronx from February 13 through April 30, 2016. | Minda Stockdale, assistant cataloging librarian at Park City Library in Park City, Utah, also works in their special events department, which recently hosted the Sundance Film Festival.
Chinese Religious Art by Patricia Eichenbaum Karetzky, Oskar Munsterberg Lecturer in Art History lexington books Surveying the origins and development of artistic expression in Chinese religions, this study examines art that worships the divine and spans nascent religious ideologies in Neolithic cultures, early dynastic eras, Confucianism, schools of Daoist belief, and Buddhism. Karetzky uses historical records and artistic evidence, much of which has not been previously published.
Where Was I? by Stephen Kessler ’68 greenhouse review press This hybrid of memoir, prose poetry, personal essay, travel journal, and spiritual meditation synthesizes a lifetime of experiences. Kessler’s collection of stories reflects on how the past resurfaces in the present, and weaves a singular history that evokes a universal sense of people, place, time, and memory.
Mapping Jewish Loyalties in Interwar Slovakia
Antonia Behan, a Ph.D. candidate, has received a doctoral fellowship, which began in September 2016, from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
by Rebekah Klein-Pejšová ’94 indiana university press Klein-Pejšová examines the post–World War I challenges Slovakian Jews faced as government officials, demographers, and police investigators tested their loyalty from defeated Hungary to newly established Czechoslovakia. The book shows how Jews recast themselves as loyal Czech citizens, and how the interwar state saw and understood minority loyalty.
’13 Colin Fanning, a curatorial fellow at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Rebecca Mir ’12, associate manager of digital media and online learning at the Guggenheim Museum, are both cited in the April 17 New York Times Magazine article “The Minecraft Generation: How a Clunky Swedish Computer Game Is Teaching Millions of Children to Master the Digital World.” A recent paper they wrote traces the tradition of blockbased games to the English political philosopher John Locke, who was an early advocate of alphabet blocks. | Jeanne Gutierrez is a research fellow at the New-York Historical Society, where she is working in the newly established Center for the Study of Women’s History, scheduled to open in December 2016. | Hadley Jensen, a Ph.D. candidate, received a 2015 Craft Research Fund Project Research Grant of $5,500 for her dissertation topic, “Shaped by the Camera: Navajo Weavers and the Photography of Making in the American Southwest, 1880–1945.” | Sarah Rogers Morris and her husband, Corbin, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Milo Sullivan Morris, on February 9, 2016. The family is doing well. Sarah is associate director of the Mies van der Rohe Society and a freelance writer.
’12 Sarah Brown McLeod is manager of communications and marketing for the stores at the Museum of Modern Art.
The Selected Letters of John Cage edited by Laura Kuhn, John Cage Professor of Performance Arts wesleyan This collection of more than 500 letters offers insights into the life and mind of a brilliant avant-garde composer/performer. From early trips to Europe in the 1930s through his years with dancer Merce Cunningham, Cage’s singular voice resounds. The letters, fully annotated, reveal his intelligence, wit, and commentary about a transformative time in the arts.
Loaded Brush by Michael Lawrence ’65 fast print Lawrence reflects on his life as an artist and son of a Hollywood actor and a screenwriter, who grew up alongside the likes of Jim Morrison, in a memoir filled with personal tales about icons Andy Warhol, Timothy Leary, Leonard Cohen, and John Cage, among others. The book is dedicated to Charlie Chaplin and features more than 150 images.
A Cinema of Poetry: Aesthetics of the Italian Art Film by Joseph Luzzi, professor of comparative literature john hopkins university press Exploring the ties between film and literature, Luzzi shows how masters of postwar Italian cinema address such crucial aesthetic issues as the nature of the chorus, relationship between symbol and allegory, literary history of montage, and place of poetry in cinematic expression. The finale, about the films of the 2000s, focuses on the works of Emanuele Crialese, Michelangelo Frammartino, and Marco Tullio Giordana.
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Kate Fox and her husband, Cory, welcomed their daughter Willa in March 2016. Patios, Pools, and the Invention of the American Backyard, a traveling exhibition Kate curated for the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Gardens, was on view at the Elmhurst History Museum in New York through May 29, 2016, and Glen Ellyn Public Library in Illinois from June 18 through August 28, 2016. The exhibition will be at the Cape Fear Museum in North Carolina in 2017. | Susie Silbert has been appointed curator of modern and contemporary glass at the Corning Museum of Glass.
Ayesha Abdur-Rahman received her Ph.D. from the Postgraduate Institute of Archeology, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, in November 2015. Her dissertation was on precolonial Sri Lankan furniture.
Center for Curatorial Studies
Michelle Tolini Finamore (Ph.D.) is the Penny Vinik Curator of Fashion Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She cocurated the exhibition #techstyle, which examined “how the synergy between fashion and technology is not only changing design and manufacturing but also the way people interact with their clothes.”
’99 Brian Gallagher M.Phil. ’12 is curator of decorative arts at the Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina. He organized and edited the catalogue for the exhibition, Portals to the Past: British Ceramics 1675–1825, which opened at the museum in January 2016.
Carla Acevedo-Yates received a Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant (2015) for the article “The Silence of Eros: Decoding Homotextuality in the Work of Zilia Sánchez.” She has been appointed assistant curator at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. | Thiago Carrapatoso is the executive coordinator of municipal digital at Fundação Theatro Municipal de São Paulo, Brazil. He was also cocurator of the project Cidade Queer / Queer City, a partnership between the artistic residency Lanchonete.org and the Canadian foundation Musagetes. | Working as an independent curator, Cloe Perrone organized several shows over the past year, including Monday (Camille Henrot) at Fondazione Memmo in Rome, Italy, and Luna di latte (Henrot) at Madre in Naples, Italy. She also was associate curator for the show I Will Go Where I Don’t Belong (Volcano Extravaganza 2016) in Stromboli, Italy.
Shax Riegler, a Ph.D. candidate, has been appointed executive editor of Architectural Digest.
’09 Allison Stielau received her Ph.D. in history of art from Yale University in December 2015. A postdoctoral fellow for the year 2015–16 with the Early Modern Conversions Project at McGill University’s Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas, she was among the scholars and faculty invited by Columbia University’s Society of Fellows in the Humanities to present their work during the 2016 spring semester. She will join the faculty at University College London as lecturer in art history this fall.
’04 Jennifer Scanlan, curatorial and exhibitions director at the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center in Oklahoma City, was listed among Artnet’s “16 Female Curators Shaking Things Up in 2016.” | Leigh Wishner, curatorial assistant in the costume and textiles department at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is part of the team that produced Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715– 2015, a thematic survey of three centuries of men’s fashion that was on view from April 10 through August 21, 2016. On April 26, she was part of a panel offered in conjunction with Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists 1934–2000, an exhibition on view at the Grey Art Gallery, New York University, from April 19 through July 9, 2016.
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Marina Noronha has joined the staff at Helsinki International Artist Programme (HIAP). In this position she supports the work of the resident artists, as well as develops communication tools and methods for HIAP. She also is working toward a Ph.D. in curatorial theory from Aalto University in Finland.
’10 Francesca Sonara is currently working as director of communications at the Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco, California. The project, which opened in March 2016, offers affordable and economically sustainable spaces for galleries, artists, and related nonprofits. | Yulia Tikhonova serves as director of the UCF Art Gallery at the School of Visual Arts and Design, University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. She has an upcoming group exhibition opening in January 2017, which features a selection of international video artists from the Artist Pension Trust. The exhibition will
address the notions of cultural and ethnic differences, cultural appropriation, Western attitudes to multiculturalism, and the stereotypes that surround these persistent problems.
’08 In April 2016, Vincenzo de Bellis was appointed curator of visual arts at the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis. He is also codirector and curator at Peep-Hole Art Center, which he cofounded in 2009. Previously, he served as artistic director of the MiArt fair in Milan, Italy. | In 2015, Niko Vicario received a Ph.D. from the History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Getty Research Institute in 2015–16 as part of the scholar theme “Art and Materiality.” Beginning in fall 2016, he will be an assistant professor in art and the history of art at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts.
’05 Judy Ditner was appointed the Richard Benson Assistant Curator of Photography and Digital Media at the Yale University Art Gallery in May 2016. The photography collection is one of the fastest-growing areas at the gallery, with an increasing focus on time-based media and other contemporary photographic-based practices. She received her Ph.D. from Boston University in 2015.
’03 Robert Blackson, director of exhibitions in the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, has commissioned a composition by David Lang, Symphony for a Broken Orchestra. This new work, to be performed by professional, amateur, and student musicians, is arranged specifically for the sounds made possible by the 1,500 broken musical instruments owned by the Philadelphia School District. Blackson will then work with the district and instrument-repair professionals to repair each of the instruments and return them to the schools. | Jimena Acosta Romero is cocurating the exhibition I Will What I Want: Woman, Design, and Empowerment. The show will be featured at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons School of Design, in April 2017.
’01 After working as an institutional curator for many years, Cecilia Brunson opened her own gallery, Cecilia Brunson Projects, as an extension of her home in London. Living alongside the space, her aim is to revive the intimacy and amity of the art world of old in a new context; to blur the lines between living and producing. The mission of the gallery is to bring projects from outstanding, midcareer, international artists to the UK.
’97 Rachel Gugelberger curated Jameco Exchange, a socially engaged, site-responsive exhibition and educational experience revolving around storytelling about Jamaica, Queens. She is teaching the fall 2016 No Longer Empty Curatorial Lab (NLE Lab), a 15-week professional development program for emerging curators and arts professionals that is dedicated to curating site-specific exhibitions.
’96 In October 2015, Gilbert Vicario began serving as the Selig Family Chief Curator at the Phoenix Art Museum, the first position of its type in more than a decade. Previously he was the senior curator and division head for curatorial affairs at the Des Moines Art Center.
Master of Arts in Teaching
The Cardinals Way: How One Team Embraced Tradition and Moneyball at the Same Time by Howard Megdal ’07 thomas dunne books Journalist Megdal interviews key players in the legendary St. Louis Cardinals organization, including owner Bill DeWitt Jr. and General Manager John Mozeliak, to uncover the management and training system behind a baseball franchise that has achieved phenomenal success. The “way” represents everything from a code of conduct to the cuttingedge use of statistics.
Mendicant City by Yarrow Paisley ’98 snuggly books This debut chapbook collection compiles poem-like short fictions that explore the inner psyche of the author, meandering through his lyrical consciousness. Paisley has been called “an exciting new author in the field of literary speculative fiction,” and his stories “have fascinating originality” and “captivating strangeness.”
’16 Victoria Campbell ’98 released her film, Monsieur le Président (see page 29), in April. It was screened at the Independent Film Center in New York City.
Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts ’15 Students, alumni/ae, and faculty receiving this year’s New York Foundation for the Arts Artists’ Fellowships include Joe Diebes, Eli Keszler ’19, and MFA faculty member Sarah Oppenheimer.
Safe Is Not Enough: Better Schools for LGBTQ Students by Michael Sadowski, MAT education faculty harvard education press Drawing on practices from classrooms, schools, and districts across the country, this book identifies strategies embraced by educators in order to support the positive development of LGBTQ students and create inclusive school communities and curricula. The goal, Sadowski writes, is to make schools empowering as well as safe for the students.
How We End: Fictions by Hannah Schneider ’09 and Kate Stone ’09 cuchifritos gallery/project space This book of 41 illustrated short stories features text from Los Angeles– based writer Schneider and images from Brooklyn-based artist Stone. The collaborative work, which chronicles the romantic and sexual history of an unnamed and unreliable narrator, accompanies an exhibition of prints.
Leigh Ruple exhibited at Morgan Lehman Gallery in New York City, from June 23 to July 29, 2016.
by Stephen Shore, Susan Weber Professor in the Arts stanley/barker This limited edition includes rarely seen photographs of Shore’s 1993 trip to Luzzara in the province of Reggio Emilia, Italy. He photographed the town’s people, streets, and squares, just as another influential American photographer, Paul Strand, had done 40 years earlier for his seminal book Un Paese.
Light: A Radiant History from Creation to the Quantum Age
Included in this summer’s Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artists Fellowship are Travis Boyer, Dmitri Hertz ’15, Madeline Hollander ’19, and Lia Lowenthal ’15. | Jared Buckhiester, Rochelle Goldberg ’15, and Kelly Kaczynski ’03, along with MFA faculty members Pam Lins and A. L. Steiner, each received one of 30 unrestricted 2015 Biennial Grants from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation recognizing American contemporary artists.
by Bruce Watson, Language and Thinking Program faculty bloomsbury Humanity has always been fascinated by light. Watson explores how light affects us, from Stonehenge solstice ceremonies, myths explaining First Light, Buddhist temples, biblical scripture, early philosophical queries, and Gothic cathedrals to Galileo, Descartes, Newton, theories of relativity, and fiber optics.
Garden, 2015, oil on canvas, by Leigh Ruple MFA ’14. photo Courtesy of Morgan Lehman Gallery and artist
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In Memoriam ’48
Greatest Hits, color copies and color pigment prints, by A. L. Steiner. Courtesy of Arcadia Missa, London. photo A. L. Steiner
’07 Laura Napier is working in Houston, Texas, on Sea of Oil, a project supported by the Puffin Foundation and Idea Fund. This regranting program is administered by DiverseWorks, Aurora Picture Show, and Project Row Houses and funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Sea of Oil focuses on the ways that the oil and gas industries intersect with everyday life through a primary research–based, sociologically driven approach, including first-person interviews, visual research into collected household objects, and videography from cars, kayaks, and small airplanes.
Fern Elizabeth (Exner) Hack, 88, died on September 28, 2014. Born in Mount Vernon, New York, she attended Southern Seminary in Buena Vista, Virginia. Hack was known for her artistic talents, which included a series of pen and ink illustrations of Connecticut bridges. She also did extensive volunteer work. She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Arthur J. Hack Jr. Survivors include her daughters, Cynthia, Lori, and Melody; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Sally Kathryn McMurray Martin, 89, died on February 14, 2016, in Ashburn, Virginia. She met her husband, the late Raymond Doughty McMurray, when he returned from World War II, and while both were at Bard. They settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she was a technical editor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As part of her work, Martin was cleared to assist in publishing top-secret reports for the U.S. military. She is survived by children Christopher and Claudia, and two grandchildren.
’49 Robert B. Kelley, 89, of Penfield, New York, died on December 27, 2015. He retired from Taylor Instruments. Kelley is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jean; children Barbara, Daniel, Karen, and Kathleen; four grandchildren; a sister, Patricia; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Guillermo Brown MFA ’05. photo Ibra Ake; styling: Anna Su; make-up: Eden Mills
’05 Guillermo Brown is the drummer for The Late Late Show with James Corden and appears nightly on CBS with bandleader Reggie Watts.
’98 Arpine Konyalian Grenier participated in the European Beat Studies conference at the University of Manchester, UK, where a panel addressed the polyvocal echography in her work as well as its relationship to projective verse. Later in the year, she’ll be presenting at the EASLCE/BASCE (European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture, and Environment-Benelux Association for the Study of Art, Culture, and the Environment) 7th Biennial Conference, Wildness without Wilderness: The Poiesis of Energy and Instability, at l’Université Libre in Brussels. Recent work is in Journal of Poetics Research, Word/for/Word, and Barzakh. 48 class notes
Brandon Grove, 87, died at his home on May 20, 2016. He was a distinguished diplomat, U.S. Navy veteran, and ambassador. He was chargé d’affaires and deputy chief of mission at the first U.S. embassy to open in East Germany. He was consul general in Jerusalem from 1980 to 1983, and ambassador to the former Zaire (now Congo). He shared the adventures of his 35-year career in Behind Embassy Walls: the Life and Times of an American Diplomat. He cherished his family, including his wife Mariana, who predeceased him; four children from his first marriage to Marie Cheremeteff; a stepdaughter; and seven grandchildren.
’51 George M. Coulter, 87, died on May 15, 2016, at his home in Pawling, New York. After Bard, he attended Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery and joined the U.S. Navy in the Dental Corps. He later established a dental practice in Pawling, retiring in 1998. Coulter was a director, chairman, and president of the board of trustees of Pawling Savings Bank and was on the Pawling Board of Education. Coulter is survived by four cousins.
’52 Anita Bellin, 86, died on June 7, 2016. She worked in casting for television and theater, and later had a career in mental health/substance abuse training. She was a feminist and an advocate for the environment, the homeless, and the poor. She is survived by her family, including five grandchildren.
’54 McAlister “Mac” Coleman, 83, died on February 28, 2015. As a Quaker, pacifism was important to him, and he registered as a conscientious objector. He received an M.F.A. from Columbia University School of the Arts and an M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University. In addition to Peggy, his wife of 53 years, he is survived by his daughter, Maya; a granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews.
’56 Dorothy J. Ward, 81, died on April 14, 2016, in Connecticut. Born in Lexington, Massachusetts, she was a Mary Kay consultant for more than 35 years. An actress and director in community theater, she was an accomplished pianist and vocalist. She is survived by her sons, Stephen, Jeffrey, and Allan; grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her longtime companion, Clair Roy; and by her cherished sister-in-law, Betty Ward.
’57 Mari Lyons, 80, died on April 3, 2016. After Bard, Lyons attended Yale University School of Art: Norfolk; the Académie de la Grande-Chaumière, Atelier l7, in Paris; and the Cranbrook Academy of Art (M.F.A.). She also studied at Mills College, Oakland, California, with Fletcher Martin and Max Beckmann. She was a fiercely committed artist who painted in all genres. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Nick ’60; children Paul, Charles, Jennifer, and Tony; and four grandchildren.
’67 Bruce W. Richman, 69, died on May 25, 2015, in Columbia, Missouri. After graduating from Bard, Richman earned an M.A. in English literature, and became an expert in medieval literature. Linda (Harrison) Sitnick, 70, died on March 28, 2016. Sitnick held an M.A. in dance education from Columbia University, and was an adjunct lecturer in modern dance at Queensborough Community College. She studied ballet with Don Farnworth, modern dance at the studio of Martha Graham, and with Peter Saul and Lenore Latimer at Bard College, Dudley Williams at Alvin Ailey, and Paul Sanasardo and Jeff Duncan at Dance Theater Workshop. Survivors include her husband, Irving; children Elizabeth and Samuel; and two grandchildren.
’69 Christopher Mauran, 69, died on December 3, 2015, in Conyers, Georgia. As the owner of Idiot’s Delight, he brought smiles to many faces. Survivors include his wife, four children, many grandchildren, and all those whose lives he touched.
’78 Joyce Steinlauf died in November 2015. She was a musician and writer who spent years performing and teaching music. She volunteered with political groups and business endeavors.
’91 Stephanie Autrey Gwinn, 46, died on April 26, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating with a degree in art history, she lived in New York City before returning to Atlanta, where she found her calling as an elementary school teacher. She obtained an M.A. in early childhood education from Georgia State University, and become a teacher-librarian, sharing her love of books with her students. She cherished nature, planted trees and gardens, and emphasized conservation. Her many friends at Bard started a fund in her honor to restore the trails at Bard College: The Montgomery Place Campus.
ture, abstract economic theory, and classical music, as well as hiking, backpacking, skiing, and skateboarding. In addition to his parents, survivors include his brother, Gabriel, and sister Brianna.
Faculty Baruch Hochman died in Jerusalem, Israel, on March 15, 2016. He taught literature at Bard in the 1960s. In 1969, he moved to Jerusalem, where he was professor of English literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His work centered on the 19th- and 20thcentury novel. He was a dedicated teacher, whose years at Bard were especially rewarding and productive. He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Speyer) Hochman ’67; and sons Michael, a mathematician at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Benjamin, a pianist and faculty member of the Bard College Conservatory of Music. Peter Hutton, 71, Charles Franklin Kellogg and Grace E. Ramsey Kellogg Professor of the Arts, died on June 25, 2016, at his home in Poughkeepsie, New York (see page 12). Survivors include his daughter, Manon Hutton-DeWys ’06; his wife, Carolina Gonzalez-Hutton ’04; twin sister Wendy; and brother William.
’13 Carolyn Bush, 25, died on September 28, 2016, in New York City. She was originally from St. Petersburg, Florida. After leaving Bard, where she majored in written arts, she worked for independent booksellers McNally Jackson Books. She cofounded Wendy’s Subway, a nonprofit library and writing space in Brooklyn. She was studying literary theory at The New School, and had wide-ranging interests including esoteric philosophy and astrology.
’18 Gabriel Baeza, 19, died unexpectedly on May 7, 2016, in New York City. A native of Puerto Rico, he was a gifted violinist who served as concertmaster of the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra, starting in his second year. He won the 2014 Bard Conservatory Concerto Competition, and made his U.S. orchestral debut in February 2015 at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, playing the Korngold Violin Concerto with the American Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Leon Botstein.
Margaret Sheffield, 77, died in New York City on April 30, 2016. She received her M.A. in English literature at New York University. Sheffield taught at varied institutions of higher learning, including Bard College. A writer, editor, and arts critic, her book, The Expressive Edge, was an analysis of form in sculpture, and The Blue Tibetan Poppy, a collection of poems and watercolors, was published in 2015. She is survived by siblings Jim and Ann; stepdaughters Francesca and Alessandra; her ex-husband, Piero Mannoni; her friends; and her beloved dog, Giorgio.
Susan Rea Davis Mason, 74, died on September 21, 2016. Mason first came to Bard in 1975 with her then husband, Gene Mason, and served until 1990 as director of alumni/ae affairs. Her husband, who was vice president for program development and planning at Bard in the early ’80s, predeceased her in 2013. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Hampton Mason ’85; son James Price Mason ’91; and grandson James Price Mason Jr.
Jared Zachary Baillargeon Zimmerman, 20, from Brooklyn, New York, died at his home on Friday, April 15. His death was the result of an illness that he had battled for several years. According to his parents, Ken and Jackie, “Jared was a young man of remarkable wit, intelligence, gentleness, curiosity, and wisdom, with a huge heart and a quirky sense of humor.” At Bard, he relished existential litera-
Lawrence A. Nau Jr., 80, of Clermont, New York, died on May 28, 2016. He was a carpenter for more than 45 years, many of which were spent at Bard. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Nau is survived by daughter Tamara, son Eric, four grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. His wife, Frances, predeceased him.
Richard B. Phillips, 77, died on March 21, 2016, in Kingston, New York. He was a dreamer, artist, activist, and scholar. He earned a Ph.D. in political science from New York University and a master’s of library science from University at Albany, SUNY. He was a professor of political and library science at local colleges and librarian at Marist College, Bard, and SUNY Ulster. He is survived by his son, Jake; his companion, Louise Boyle; two sisters, Barbara and Joan; and former wife, Ellen Messer.
Friends Mary Shepard Hamilton, 91, died on April 2, 2016, at her home in Arlington, Virginia. She was born in Newark, New Jersey, and earned a bachelor’s degree from Principia College in Elsah, Illinois. After marrying Lyman C. Hamilton Jr., she lived on Okinawa in Japan. She returned to the United States, became active in local causes and owned an antiques business. She was on the Board of Trustees of Bard College. Hamilton is survived by her sons William, Richard, Douglas, and David; six grandchildren; brother William; and her former husband. Michael Ratner, 72, a civil liberties lawyer who was an adviser to the Bard Prison Initiative and Human Rights Program, died on May 11, 2016. He was the head of the Center for Constitutional Rights, president of the National Lawyers Guild and the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights. He defended Julian Assange and WikiLeaks. He wrote three books, most recently The Trial of Donald Rumsfeld: A Prosecution by Book (2008). Survivors include his wife, Karen: children Jake and Ana; sister Ellen; and brother Bruce. Susan Carol Van Sciver Weigel, 78, of Rhinebeck, New York, died on March 2, 2016. She was born in Harrison, New York, and attended the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester. She played flute at the Church of the Messiah in Rhinebeck and the Bard College chapel. She also taught oil painting, designed jewelry, and made quilts for disadvantaged children. Weigel is survived by her husband of 58 years, Francois; three sons, Timothy, Todd, and Gerardo; daughters Dulce, Laura, Yorleny, and Idania; many grandchildren; three sisters; and a brother. She was predeceased by her son, Rolando. Henry Young, 72, died on February 28, 2016, at his home in Rhinebeck, New York. He worked for IBM and retired in 1993. Young was an avid runner and hiker, and played volleyball, softball, and baseball. In 2009, he became a council member of the Lifetime Learning Institute at Bard College, and was chairman of curriculum and registration. In addition to his wife, Roseline, Young is survived by a sister, three nieces, two nephews, and 11 grandnieces and nephews. class notes 49
HONOR ROLL OF DONORS JULY 1, 2015 – JUNE 30, 2016 Dear Alumni/ae, Parents, and Friends, I’m delighted to have the honor of introducing the 2015–16 Honor Roll of Donors. Looking at these names, I am inspired by the extremely broad scope of people who are loyal to Bard and committed to what we do here. Many years ago I was introduced to Bard College through the Center for Curatorial Studies (CCS Bard) and my friend Marieluise Hessel, founder of CCS Bard and a College trustee. Today I am deeply involved with the Bard Prison Initiative and Bard in Berlin, and I am chair of the Development Committee of the College’s Board of Trustees. I want to thank everyone whose name is listed below. It is no secret that Bard needs you—and needs the support of all alumni/ae, parents, and friends. Without you, none of Bard’s remarkable achievements would be possible. Although Bard is not my alma mater, I could not be more proud of my connection to the College. I encourage everyone to become more involved. Thank you again for your support of the place that I consider to be the most important liberal arts institution in the nation. Sincerely,
Roland J. Augustine Board of Trustees of Bard College
Donors by Giving Societies Coronam Vitae $1,000,000+ Dr. Leon Botstein and Barbara Haskell + Stanley Buchthal and Maja Hoffmann + James Cox Chambers ‘81 and Nabila Khashoggi + Emily H. Fisher and John Alexander + Marieluise Hessel and Edwin L. Artzt + Aby Rosen Susan Weber + President’s Circle $500,000–999,999 Fiona Angelini and Jamie Welch + Andrew and Barbara Gundlach + Martin T. and Toni Sosnoff + Patricia Ross Weis and Robert F. Weis* Founder’s Circle $100,000–499,999 Anonymous (2) + Helen and Roger Alcaly + Dr. László Z. Bitó ’60 and Olivia Cariño +
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Mr. and Mrs. Peter M. Brant + Jeanne Donovan Fisher + Pamela and George F. Hamel Jr. + Audrey M. Irmas + Emily Tow Jackson + Mr. and Mrs. George A. Kellner + Dal LaMagna Paul S. and Karen Levy Robert W. Lourie + Estate of Marie McWilliams Patricia and Peter Nadosy Denise S. Simon and Paulo Vieiradacunha + Marilyn and Jim Simons + Felicitas S. Thorne + Leonard Tow+ Estate of Prof. William Weaver Stanley and Joan Weiss + Anita and Poju Zabludowicz Scholar’s Circle $50,000–99,999 Anonymous (1) + Roland Augustine + Carolyn Marks Blackwood + Alexandre and Lori Chemla + Paul S. and Susan Efron + Roberto and Elizabeth Goizueta Charles and Laurence Heilbronn + Winnie Holzman and Paul Dooley +
Dr. Barbara Kenner + Nancy A. Marks + Nathan M. and Rebecca Gold Milikowsky Estate of Gladys Perez-Mendez Michael David Ratner + David E. Schwab II ‘52 and Ruth Schwartz Schwab ‘52 + Alexander Soros George Soros + Mr. H. Peter Stern and Helen Drutt English Alison M. and James A. von Klemperer + Michael Wilkins and Sheil Duignan Laura-Lee Woods + Fellow $25,000–49,999 Anonymous (2) + Sallie and Thomas Bernard Helen ‘48 and Robert L. Bernstein + Sybil B. Bernstein + Cornelia S. Bessie + Jennifer and Jonathan H. Cohen + Estate of Sylvia A. Covino Dr. Arnold J. Davis ‘44 + Gale and Shelby Davis + Anne E. Delaney + Robert C. Edmonds ‘68 + Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg + Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg +
Deborah B. and Philip D. English + Barbara Gladstone + Eric Warren Goldman ‘98 + George F. Hamel III ‘08 + Helen Hecht Lawrence Heller and Dayna Langfan Louis Kahn Estate of Wendy Klodt Edna and Gary Lachmund + Jennifer and Marc Lipschultz + Prof. and Mrs. Mark Lytle + Dr. David Meikle + Pamela Mensch Mr. and Mrs. James H. Ottaway Jr. + Floyd H. Parkman ‘49 + Martin Peretz Stanley A. ‘65 and Elaine Reichel + Thomas A. and Georgina T. Russo Lisa and Bernad Selz + Charles P. Stevenson Jr. and Alexandra Kuczynski + Michael Ward Stout Prof. Alan N. Sussman + Tewksbury Roundtable $10,000–24,999 Anonymous (2) Ellen and Kenneth Aidekman + Thomas Albright Joshua J. Aronson
Janice L. and Matthew R. Barger Anthony Barrett and Donna Landa + Roger Berkowitz and Jenny Lyn Bader + Estate of Heinz Bertelsmann Ellen Bogdonoff and Jeffrey A. Horwitz + Mark E. Brossman and Diane Rosen Douglas and Abby Brown Gavin Brown Nathaniel J. Brown and Patreese A. Martin Louis W. and Mabel H. Cabot + Amy Cappellazzo + March Avery Cavanaugh and Philip G. Cavanaugh Bernadette and Jeff Clavier Michelle R. Clayman + Andrea S. Colombel and Eric Colombel + George L. Condo + Lester Crown David E. and Ide W. Dangoor Alicia Davis and Steve Ellis Thomas Dengler ‘61 + Beth Rudin DeWoody + Michael Dorf Amy K. and David Dubin + Robert and Jean Elliott + Elizabeth W. Ely ‘65 and Jonathan K. Greenburg + Cornelia Erpf-Forsman ‘90 + Barbara Ettinger and Sven Huseby Amy C. Falls Leonard and Susan Feinstein Stefano Ferrari and Lilo Zinglersen + Estate of Richard B. Fisher + James Friedlich and Melissa Stern + Joni B. Friedman and Dr. Andrew J. Torgove Theresa Fulton S. Asher Gelman ‘06 + Richard Gilder Susan H. Gillespie + Robert A. Goldfarb ‘59 + Jacob Gonchar ‘02 Carlos Gonzalez and Katherine Stewart Mark Gordon Barbara S. Grossman ‘73 and Michael Gross + Dean Hachamovitch and Joan Morse Michael D. Haddad + Theodore Hepp + Max Hetzler Prof. Patricia Karetzky Belinda and Stephen Kaye + Susan and Roger Kennedy + Theodore Kennedy Joseph Kirk Harold Koda and Alan Kornberg Alison L. and John C. Lankenau + Estate of Mildred H. Lasser Geraldine and Kit Laybourne + Dr. Nancy Leonard and Dr. Lawrence Kramer + Peter Levin Patricia and Martin P. Levy + Chris Lipscomb and Monique Segarra + Doris J. Lockhart Bonnie Loopesko and Daniel Shapiro Amy and Thomas O. Maggs + Anne and Vincent A. Mai David Mann Dr. Michael J. Maresca ‘86 + Dr. Constance McPhee + Rodney M. Miller Sr. Martin L. and Lucy Miller Murray +
Roger Netzer and Francie Campbell + Joey O’Laughlin Dimitri and Rania Papadimitriou Liliane A. and Norman L. Peck Anne Winslow Perry Lorna H. Power Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Amanda J. Rubin + Julian C. Schnabel William S. ‘68 and Claire E. Sherman + John D. and Marsha A. Shyer Rt. Rev. Mark S. Sisk + Jonathan Slone ‘84 and Elizabeth J. Kandall Ph.D. ‘84 Melissa Schiff Soros + Robert Soros + David and Sarah Stack Geoffrey E. Stein ‘82 + Dr. Kathryn E. Stein ‘66 + Vesna Straser ‘95 and Brandon K. Weber ‘97 + Daniel W. Stroock Thomas Tarantino Ellen E. and William S. Taubman Alice J. Tenney and Bernard Wiesenberg + Beth Uffner + Lisa Marie Vagge Antoine van Agtmael Illiana van Meeteren + Margo and Anthony Viscusi + Alexandra Wentworth ‘88 and George Stephanopoulos Angela Westwater Deedee and Barrie Wigmore Christopher H. Winslow Kenelm Winslow Iwan Wirth Millie and Robert Wise + Richard W. Wortham III + Roy Zabludowicz ‘13 Andrew E. Zobler Warden’s Society $5,000–9,999 Anonymous (4) + Hyman Abady Jamie Albright and Stephen Hart + Dr. Penny Axelrod ‘63 and Dr. Jerome Haller + Wayne Baden Maria A. Baird and George J. Cotsirilos + Erika Bakse Diane Sisson Baldwin ‘66 John C. and Julia P. Begley + Thomas R. Berner Esq. + Nancy Bernstein and Robert Schoen Jack A. Blum ‘62 + Lord Barnham Broom Melva Bucksbaum* and Raymond J. Learsy + Gerhard Casper Lyle Casriel + Lydia Chapin and David Soeiro + Dave and Barbara Chase + Kenneth and Kathryn Chenault Julia A. Choi and Claudio Cornali Stanley Cohen + Andrew F. Corrigan ‘00 and Jennifer Macksoud ‘99 + Joan K. Davidson + Thomas Joseph Deegan Day and Nina Hachigian + Anne-Laure de Coincy
+ Donor has given for three or more consecutive fiscal years
Bishop Andrew M. and Margaret Dietsche Estate of Rev. Lyford P. Edwards + Nancy H. Feinberg + Adaline H. Frelinghuysen Mario J. Gabelli Ian C. Gifford Dr. Terry S. Gotthelf Agnes Gund + Jay Hanus Michele Beiny Harkins and Michael Harkins Ernest S. Henderson ‘81 Michele L. Hertz ‘81 and Lawrence B. Friedman + Alan Hilliker and Vivien Liu + Irene Hollister + Tessa Huxley and Andrew Reicher + Benjamin and Cathy Iselin + Barbara S. ‘50 and Ralph Italie + David W. Kaiser and Rosemary Corbett + Dr. Harriette Kaley Helene L. and Mark N. Kaplan + Jane and Richard Katzman + Martin Kenner and Camilla Smith + Kord and Ellen Lagemann + Leonard A. Lauder + Thomas H. Lee and Ann Tenenbaum Glenn Ligon + Jane K. Lombard + Leslie K. and Steve Marotta Peter F. McCabe ‘70 + Vincent McGee + Dr. John O. Meyerhoff and Lenel Srochi-Meyerhoff Tracy Miller Barbara Miral ‘82 and Alberto Gatenio + Joseph and Cynthia Mitchell Hank Muchnic ‘75 + Thet Thet Naing and Dr. Judith Win Nancy B. Negley Barbara Nessim and Jules Demchick E. Scott Osborne and Jeffrey L. Schwartz + Edmund F. and Jane M. Petty + D. Miles Price + Drs. M. Susan and Irwin Richman + Rick Rosenthal and Nancy Stephens + Jonathan Sackler Kendall Serota ‘04 + Lewis J. Silvers Jr. ‘50 Marva Smalls Prof. Peter and Eve Sourian + Robert and Susan Spadaccia Elisa Loti Stein Judy and Michael H. Steinhardt + Ronnie Stern Robert B. and Toni Strassler + Emily Tarsell + Patricia Laub Tieger ‘81 + Edith Van Slyck and James Hammond + Prof. Marina van Zuylen + Dr. Siri von Reis + Terry and Carol Winograd Eric J. and Karen Zahler Irene Zedlacher + Bard College Council $2,500–4,999 Anonymous (3) + Warren and Julie Adams Jan and Warren J. Adelson + Mary I. Backlund and Virginia Corsi + Donald Baier ‘67 and Marjorie Mann ‘68 +
John Bard Society members names are bolded
Susan Ballou and Dr. Whitney Cranshaw Brendan Berg ‘06 + Dr. Miriam Roskin Berger ‘56 + Laurie A. ‘74 and Stephen H. Berman ‘74 + Prof. Mario Bick and Diana Brown + Elizabeth C. Birdsall ‘93 Kay Brover and Arthur Bennett + Deborah Buck Susan Chadick and Robert Weiss Erin Coryell ‘99 + Joan Curran Michael Curran Elizabeth de Lima and Bobby Alter Johan de Meij and Dyan Machan Dan Desmond ‘00 and Uya Chuunbaatar + Gary DiMauro and Kathryn Windley Malia K. Du Mont ‘95 + Leontine Ebers Jeff H. and Stacie M. Feinstein Charlotte Feng Ford Andrew F. Fowler ‘95 and Amanda Burrows-Fowler ‘98 + Jennifer J. and Scott Frank Oliver Frankel and Carole Server Larry Fuchsman and Dr. Janet Strain + Tracy Cashen Gardner Drs. Elizabeth A. Garofalo and Jeffrey S. Warren + Christine Gasparich ‘08 and John Hambley ‘06 + Raghida A. Ghandour + Elissa Goldstone ‘07 + Marian Goodman + Katherine Gould-Martin and Robert L. Martin + Matthew M. Guerreiro and Christina Mohr + Gary E. Handel and Kathleen Tunnell-Handel + Sandy Heller + Phillip Henderson and Elizabeth Henry Susan Hirschhorn and Arthur Klebanoff Donna Imperato Roger D. Isaacs ‘49 + Josh Kaufman ‘92 + Gayle Kelmenson + Max Kenner ‘01 + Renee N. Khatami ‘77 + Christopher W. and Parthenia R. Kiersted + James R. Knickman Monique Knowlton Dr. Seymour and Harriet Koenig + Ben Koerner Jo Carole and Ronald Lauder + Dr. Michael A. Lerner + Ralph S. Levine ‘62 + Martha and Robert I. Lipp Y. S. Liu Patricia Lowy and Dan Frank Melody L. Malmberg and Joseph M. Rohde David M. Manning ‘07 David Marienthal Beatrix and Gregor Medinger + Mollie Meikle ‘03 + Richard and Ronay Menschel + Attilio Meucci + Darsi Monaco Jeffrey and Ora Nadrich + William Nathan Lidija Nikolic
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Jim and Talila O’Higgins + Martha J. Olson + Alexander Papachristou Christopher Pennington ‘87 + Carlo and Polisena Perrone Lucas Pipes ‘08 and Sarah Elizabeth Coe Paden ‘09 + Piers and Lucy Playfair Household Rebbeck Family Ilene Resnick ‘87 and Daniel Weiss ‘87 + Frederick W. Richmond + Michael Ringier Andrea Rosen + Muzzy Rosenblatt and Brenda Rosen Paul Ruddock Ted Ruthizer and Jane Denkensohn + Thea Mohr Saks ‘87 Anne Schamberg ‘73 and Jay F. Schamberg Harvey and Gabriella Sperry + Allan and Ronnie Streichler + John L. Thomson Taun N. Toay ‘05 + Judith Tolkow and Leland Woodbury + Dr. Elisabeth F. Turnauer-Derow + Aida and Albert Wilder + Peter P. and Robin A. Wolf Dr. Emanuel C. Wolff ‘56 William D. Zabel and Deborah Miller Roasanne Ziering St. Stephen’s Society $1,000–2,499 Anonymous (15) + James Akerberg and Larry Simmons + Robert ‘53 and Marcia Amsterdam + Jim and Meg Anderson + Peter M. Ascoli Kathleen Augustine + Rochelle J. Auslander ‘65 + Mr. and Mrs. Jack Auspitz + Dr. Karen L. Axelsson Alexander and Margaret Bancroft + Kay Barned-Smith and St. John Smith + Peter and Jean Anne Barnes Valerie B. Barr and Susan Yohn + Alicia Barraza and Douglas P. Van Zandt Robert C. ‘57 and Lynn A. Bassler + Prof. Laura D. Battle Prof. Jonathan and Jessica K. Becker + Leigh Beery and Jonathan Tunick ‘58 + Candace K. Beinecke Maria Belton Alice D. Berkeley + Hugo W. Berkeley and Alessandra Tetta Marilyn Isabella Bernard ‘96 and Gino Anthony Castriota ‘96 Aviva and Charles Blaichman Susan Bloomberg Jeffrey A. Bluestone and Leah Rosenkranz Bluestone Katya R. Bock ‘65 Marianne Boesky Lesley Botkin ‘89 Patrice M. and Stuart Bressman Carrie M. and Edward C. Brittenham + Edythe and Eli Broad Christopher W. Brody + Jonathan C. Brotherhood ‘78 David Bull and Teresa J. Longyear Reginald Bullock Jr. ‘84 + Thomas M. Burger and Andree Robert + Bruce and Bettina Buschel + Jim and Becky Byrne and Family
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Hannah Byrnes-Enoch ‘08 and Gerald Pambo-Awich ‘08 + James C. and Pauline G. Carafotes + Leigh Carleton + Pia Carusone ‘03 + Edward Lee Cave + Eleanor Cayre Chevy Chase ‘68 and Jayni Chase Cydney Chase ‘16 and Ryan Bartell ‘15 Ellen J. Chesler and Matthew J. Mallow + Kathleya Chotiros ‘98 + Charles B. Clancy III ‘69 + Allison Clark Geoffrey W. Clark and Suzanne F. Smith Jakob Clausen ‘92 and Christina Hajagos-Clausen ‘92 Jim and Jane Cohan Robert and Annie Cohen Dr. Barry S. and Ms. Bobbi Coller Evelyn S. and James P. Constantino Joan and Robert Costa + Dr. George M. Coulter ‘51* Raffaella Curiel Imran Dar ‘11 Thomas J. Davis ‘58 + Stephanie de Buffevent Rosemary Deen Mr. and Mrs. Gonzalo de Las Heras + Lionel and Sarah Derriey Anne Wellner de Veer ‘62 + Harris Dew Roger and Claire Dewey Hester Diamond + Drs. Karen C. Diaz and Joseph E. Johnson + Judy Donner ‘59 + Christine V. Downton Benoist F. Drut John and Denise Dunne + Mary-Jean Eastman Anthony M. ‘82 and Kristina E. ‘83 Ellenbogen + Kit Kauders Ellenbogen ‘52 + Edmund and Joanne Ellis Gidon Eshel Geraldine Fabrikant and Robert T. Metz + Nicole J. Fanarjian ‘90 + Beverly Fanger and Dr. Herbert S. Chase Jr. + Brian Fassett and Kris Carr Anne Fassotte Marjorie Feder ‘53 Robert A. Feldman Jerrold N. and Sally Ann Fine + Alan H. and Judith R. Fishman Arthur and Susan Fleischer Jr. Janice and William Forsyth Kevin R. Foster ‘92 and Donna Jarvis + Jacqueline Fowler Dr. Richard G. Frank ‘74 + Susan K. Freedman Lea and Stephan Freid Rafael Lima de Freitas ‘04 Marilyn and Lawrence Friedland Dr. Richard C. Friedman ‘61 + William and Lucy Friedman Mary C. Gallagher + Jane Heidgerd Garrick ‘94 Emma Gaudio ‘09 and Alex Gaudio ‘10 + Bradley Gewehr and Blythe Hamer Mark and Rebecca E. Gibbel + Helena and Christopher Gibbs Samsher Gill and Maria Emy Reimao Eddie Gindy
John Ronald Goehlich ‘56 + Dido Goldsmith Bruce Gordon + Cristina Grajales Francis Greenburger Carol Greene Dr. Eva Griepp and Dr. Randall Griepp + Eugene Groelle Amar and Padmini Gupta + Roger Gustavsson and Louise Reinecke + Deirdre Hade and William H. Arntz Karen Hagberg and Mark Jackson Morris Halle Stuart and Betsy Hammerman Boriana Handjiyska ‘02 + Arthur P. and Judith A. Hargrave Eliot D. and Paula K. Hawkins + Tom Heman and Janelle Reiring + Margaret Hempel + Gisela T. and Dr. William R. Hendley + Sarah G. and Timothy J. Herbert Barbara S. Herst ‘52 + Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Herzner + Thomas Hesse and Gwendolyn Bellmann Bette C. Hill Dr. Ann Ho ‘62 and Dr. Harry Harper + Corinne Hoener ‘06 and Christie Seaver ‘06 Charles F. Hollander ‘65 + Mathias Hollwich Martin Holub and Sandra Sanders + Matina S. Horner Thomas Houseman ‘09 Elena and Fred Howard + Dr. Dwayne Huebner + Anne E. Impellizzeri + Omar Issa Tatiana James Robert A. Jensen ‘68 + Estate of David R. Johns ‘15 Charles S. Johnson III ‘70 and Sondra Rhoades Johnson + Rachel and Dr. Shalom Kalnicki + Hiromi and Shoki Kaneda Dr. Donald E. and Patricia A. Kanouse II Jeffrey and Mary Katz Paula G. Katz and Frederick S. Mandler John S. M. Katzenbach ‘72 + Fernanda Kellogg and Kirk Henckels + Arthur and Elaine Kelton Dr. Katrena and Mr. Randall Kennedy + Marguerite and Robert Kenner + Tess Kenner Maud L. Kersnowski-Sachs ‘86 + Stephen J. Kessler ‘68 and Daniela Hurezanu + Andrew and Linda Kittler Benjamin Kleinbaum ‘09 Daniel J. and Vivian Korich + Richard Kortright and Claudia Rosti + Kenny Kosakoff ‘81 + Carl Kostyal Werner H. Kramarsky Elaine M. and Richard M. Krim Ken Kuchin Dr. Peter H. and Grace E. Kwon Walter J. Lamb Margaret Lee Donald S. and Nan Leitch + John C. Lerner Dr. Leon M. and Fern Lerner Amala and Eric Levine + Catherine K. and Les Levine Cynthia Hirsch Levy ‘65 +
Dr. William V. Lewit ‘52 and Gloria Lewit + Dorothy Lichtenstein + Christina and James Lockwood + Ambassador John Loeb Robert Longo and Barbara Longo Sukowa Bryan I. and Leslie W. Lorber + Glenn and Susan Lowry + Jennifer M. Lupo ‘88 Adam Mansky and Chloe Wasserman Thierry Marbach Marcus-Greenbaum Family Brice and Helen Marden Jane Trapnell Marino Matthew Marks + Helen Marx + David Matias + Liese Mayer ‘05 + Stephen Mazoh and Martin Kline + Martha B. McLanahan Anthony and Celeste Meier Jo Anne Meloccaro Pierre G. Mirabaud Andrea and Kenneth L. Miron + Mona Pine Monroe ‘52 + Grace K. and Shepard R. Morgan + Sarah Rogers Morris ‘13 + John and Debra Morrison Charlotte Moss and Barry Friedberg Joanne and Richard Mrstik + Ramy Nagy ‘05 and Mia McCully ‘07 Deborah Neff Andrea G. and Christopher H. Nielsen + Vivian Nixon Dr. Abraham and Gail Nussbaum Harold and Isabelle Oaklander Peter and Sarah E. O’Donnell Dr. Daniel Fulham O’Neill ‘79 Marilyn and Peter Oswald + Daisy and David Paradis Dr. Richard Pargament ‘65 + Debra R. Pemstein and Dean Vallas + Sylvia Pereli + Raymond D. Peterson The Petrilli Family Roger Phillips ‘53 Lisa Podos and Michael Wais Arlene H. Pollack + Susan Pollack ‘70 + James R. Posner Arabella Powell + Abhay Puskoor ‘08 + Leslie M. and Mark S. Ragsdale John M. and Kira Reed Barbara B. Reis + Gwyn E. Reis and Dr. Jim L. Wright Jeanne and Nicolas S. Rohatyn Mia Romanik Evelyn Rose Eliza and Jim Rossman Barbara and Jonathan Roth + James G. Salvucci ‘86 + Joan A. Schaffer ‘75 + Lisa Schiff David A. Schulz + Ellen Louise Schwartz ‘64 Frederick A. O. Schwarz Jr. Sarah Seaver and Dr. John Spielberg + Annabelle M. Selldorf + Elisabeth Semel ‘72 and James Thomson + Anna Marie and Robert Shapiro Judith A. Shepherd ‘69 + Susan Sie
Brent Sikkema Robert B. Silvers Dr. Michael Simpson Sarah L. Singh David and Elizabeth Sippin Ellynne Skove Bruce and Francesca Slovin Jared Snyder Clive A. Spagnoli ‘86 + Dorothy and John Sprague Dr. Raymond F. Stainback Selda Steckler ‘48 + Darcy Stephens + Katharine Parks Sterling Janet E. Stetson ‘81 and Danny Shanahan + Mark Street ‘86 and Lynne Sachs + Ben Strubel + Patricia F. Sullivan Dr. Naomi Parver Taylor ‘62 + Carolee Thea Andre Theisen and Ann Peters Dr. Jonathan Tiemann and Valerie A. Gardner Barbara and Donald Tober + Elizabeth Farran Tozer and W. James Tozer Jr. + Dr. John J. and Kristine B. Travaglini + Mandy Tumulty ‘94 + Annalee Van Kleeck ‘95 + Peter van Schaick Victoria von Biel and Benedict Carey Elizabeth von Klemperer ‘14 Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner Dr. Ellen S. Waldinger Dr. Richard C. and Patricia B. Waters Laura E. and Jay M. Weinman Paul Weinschenk and Jennifer Blum John B. Weinstein and Brian L. Mikesell David Weiss ‘86 Rosemary and Noel Werrett + Dr. Stephen A. Wertheimer ‘59 + Hon. Rebecca Westerfield + Barbara Jean Weyant + Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Shelley and Vic Wisner John and Beth Witte Jr. Hon. Kimba Wood and Frank E. Richardson III Andrew J. Yoon ‘94 + Mrs. Beverley D. Zabriskie Deborah H. and Dr. Michael G. Zahn Karim Zaouch ‘97 Bill Zifchak and Maggie Evans + Martin S. Zubatkin Friends $500–999 Anonymous (5) + David Abrams Ned A. Adams ‘51 John Allen Richard Allen ‘67 + Christy C. Andrade Claire Angelozzi ‘74 + Richard Armstrong and Dorsey Waxter + Mark Aronson Margeret Atkinson and Rafael Angel Soto Sr. + Marion A. Auspitz John J. Austrian ‘91 and Laura M. Austrian + Eduard Badalov
Glenn L. Bader and Jacquie R. Tabucchi-Bader Edward W. and Linda S. Bair + Matt Bangser Irene and Jack Banning Richard Bogart Barber and Ann Hathaway Schaetzel + Vivian Haime Barg + Gregory J. and MaryAnn L. Baro Barbara B. Barre ‘69 + Marian E. Bass Margaret E. Bates Lucas Baumgart ‘14 Joseph Baxer and Barbara Bacewicz + Yona Benyamini Camilla Bergeron + Drs. Elizabeth A. Bobrick and Andrew S. Szegedy-Maszak Catherine F. and Mark W. Bockley Thomas W. Bonnett and Karen Kahn + Clara Botstein + Sarah Botstein and Bryan Doerries + Chava Brandriss and Dr. Andrew Schonebaum Daniel J. Brassard ‘84 + Oskar Brecher Franklin G. Brehmer III and Sara L. Farr Karen E. Briefer-Gose ‘85 David J. Brown Alfred Buff and Lenore Nemeth + Gary P. Buonanno and Susan M. Danaher + Sophie Burress ‘11 + Dr. Margaret Burroughs + Constance R. Caplan + Steven M. Carpenter ‘87 and Amanda Katherine Gott ‘96 + Laura A. Caruso ‘86 + Steven M. Cascone ‘77 + Mr. and Mrs. Henry Chalfin Andrew Chignell + Nancy Clark Robert and Isobel Clark + C. Denise and Dr. Dana Q. Coffield John N. Conyngham Timothy Curran Charles L. Currey ‘61 + Ellen C. Curtis + Rich G. Daggenhurst Mira Dancy ‘01 and Nicolas Max Rubinstein ‘00 Gus N. Davis Nicole M. de Jesús ‘94 + Erdal Dere John H. DeWald and Stephen S. Kitsakos Erin R. deWard ‘86 and Ioannis S. Tsakos ‘87 + Julio Diaz Denyse Doerries Daniel Donovan Susan Dumont Michelle Dunn Marsh ‘95 + Asher B. Edelman ‘61 and Michelle Vrebalovich Lance Ehrenberg and Terry Sidell + Fahmi El Jamal Allan Ellis and Allison Moore Luise M. Erdmann + Susan and Tim Ettenheim + Adam F. and Karen J. Falk Stephen and Joan Fallon Jack Fenn ‘76 + John B. Ferguson and Valeri J. Thomson ‘85 +
+ Donor has given for three or more consecutive fiscal years
Alison Fields Martha J. Fleischman + Allessandra and Antonio Foglia John and Patricia A. Forelle Susan Fowler-Gallagher Dr. Davis B. Fox Hanni Fox ‘08 Elizabeth C. Frankel ‘01 + Bruce E. Franklin I. Joel Frantzman Harvey and Mary Freeman + Adriana Friedman + Diana Hirsch Friedman ‘68 + John H. Friedman Gavin B. Garay ‘12 Gelfand Partners Architects Joshua S. Geraghty ‘02 + Percy Gibson ‘87 + Elizabeth Gilbert + Laura and William Glasgall + Robert Gober and Donald Moffett Jay Golan and Rabbi Barat Ellman Dr. Judy Gold + Amy A. ‘90 and Benjamin J. ‘91 Goldberg + Michael and Anne Golden Stephanie A. Goldfine + Catherine A. Grillo ‘82 + Susan F. Gutow ‘63 + Mary L. Gwynn and Mark D. Rossen Nicholas C. and Pier H. Haffenreffer William Hamel ‘84 and Juliet D. Wolff + Hope Hughes Hare Jason Harootunian and Clarissa Tartar + David and Nancy Hathaway + Aaron M. Hawk James Hayden + Jerry Held Anne C. Heller Steven P. Henry Marlene Herring Jennifer Hicks Dr. Keith B. Hodge Maren A. Holmen ‘00 + Sonja A. Hood ‘90 Jan Hopkins and Dr. Richard Trachtman + Howard Horowitz and Alisse Waterston + Michelle Hughes Amy Husten and James Haskin + Daniel Idzik Joni M. and Dr. Joseph C. Iraci Lisa Isaacs ‘84 + Diana and Mark Jacoby Amy Bachelder Jeynes and Scott Jeynes ‘90 + Zoe Johnson ‘16 Kathleen B. Jones Ph.D. + Denise Kahn Arianna Kalian Joern Karhausen Rachel Karliner Paul Kasmin Nina C. Kavin and Kerry A. Miller Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Keesee III Robin and Dr. Thomas D. Kerenyi + Erica Kiesewetter + Kevin Klose James B. Klutznick Jordan Knight Paul and Lynn Knight Gary Knisely Laureen Knutsen Catherine M. Burns Konefal and Robert G. Konefal
John Bard Society members names are bolded
Rose and Josh Koplovitz + Peter Kosewski ‘77 and John Dennis Anderson + Neil A. Kotey ‘91 + Trudy C. Kramer + Jill and Peter Kraus Andrew Kreps Benjamin Krevolin Emmanuel A. Kypraios ‘97 Nancy L. Lane Joan Langmack Erin J. Law ‘93 + Andrew M. and Barbara R. Leigh Alexa Lennard ‘04 Karen Leslie Andrew Jay Levinson and Deborah Reik + Philip Lewellen Robert K. Lifton Hollis Logan and Robert Weinberg Anna Low-Beer ‘15 John R. Low-Beer + Robert Lowinger Catherine and Jacques Luiggi + L. H. Lumey and Lourdes Wan Janet MacMillan ‘85 + Malcolm N. MacNeil ‘97 Ezra P. and Reeva S. Mager + Manjari Mahajan and Uday Mehta + Nitin Malik Claire and Chris Mann + Electra C. ‘86 and Duane Manwiller Barbara and William Maple + Bonnie Marcus ‘71 + Paul Marcus ‘76 and Katherine Juda + Efrem Marder ‘73 Paul Marienthal and Amii LeGendre Amie McEvoy + Kathie McGinty Andrew F. McIntyre Charlotte G. McIver and James Perlstein Drs. Janis Melvold and David Pesetsky Samuel Merrin Drs. Adam C. Messer and Diana B. Putman Michael L. Meyer Barbara L. and Arthur Michaels + Sevil Miyhandar ‘99 David L. and Diana L. Moore + Adam Morrison Andrea and Martin Mosbacher Hanna and Jeffrey Moskin Sybil Nadel Richard Nagy Chris Larsen Nelson ‘73 + Marion Nestle Anna Neverova ‘07 + Elizabeth A. Nicholas ‘70 + Prof. Melanie B. Nicholson + Kate and Bob Niehaus Anne Nissim + Barbara Z. and Richard Novick Charles John O’Burne Elizabeth J. and Sevgin Oktay + Karen G. Olah ‘65 + Jennifer Olshin ‘98 Elizabeth Mari O’Malley Carolyn Oppenheim Jane E. Osgood ‘75 + Karen and Vincent Parrinello + Jeanine S. and Ronald M. Pastore Jr. + Mona and Fred Payton + Rachel Pearsall ‘97 + Safety Steve Perog/ B&G Celina R. Pipman and Sergio A. Spodek +
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Friends, cont. Estate of William Pitkin ‘49 + Susan R. Playfair ‘62 + Melanie B. Powers and Frederic B. Presbrey + Benjamin D. Raker ‘10 Bradford H. Reed ‘93 Dee Rees Dr. Jens Reich Claire and John Reid + Steven Alan Reiss Jane L. Richards Steven B. Richards ‘72 + Richard E. Riegel III + Charles H. Rigg and Nancy J. Snudden + Prof. Susan F. Rogers + Dr. Joel H. and Patricia Rosenthal Donald and Susan Rothfeld Mary Sabbatino Maureen and Richard Sabo Myrna B. Sameth + Louise A. Sarezky ‘66 + Heidi J. Savage and John F. Shimkoski Gale and Paul J. Schaefer Alan C. and Leigh Scharfe + Emily Schnee + Jodi and Marc Schneider + Barbara A. and Joseph Schoenberg + Ori A. Schwartzburg and Deborah G. Shulevitz + M. Elizabeth and Stanely D. Scott Andreas Scott-Hansen Nicholas G. Seibert ‘12 Barbara L. Shapiro Michael Shea ‘75 + Alexandra E. Sheedy and Becket Lansbury Dr. Jeffrey S. Shenberger and Diane M. Shenberger Genya N. Shimkin ‘08 + Ian Shrank Jennifer Shykula ‘96 Dr. Jeffrey L. Silber Raduns-Silverstein Family Laura Skoler Suzanne Slesin Andrew Smith + Olivia Smith Rebecca L. Smith ‘93 + Rosalie K. Snyder and Stephen P. Snyder ‘62 Dr. Ingrid A. Spatt ‘69 + Phil Spector Bonnie Stacy ‘05 + Debbie Waxman Staw ‘86 Jeremy Steinberg + Robert C. Stempel ‘52 and Razelle S. Stempel + Eric Stern Robert A. M. Stern Dr. Sanford B. Sternlieb + Jonathan E. Stiles ‘94 + Karen Swann + Linnette Swann Walter E. Swett ‘96 + Sanford Sylvan Gay and Nan Talese Art and Jeannette Taylor + Jerome M. Taylor Paul Jonathan Thompson ‘93 + Helene Tieger ‘85 and Paul Ciancanelli + Lora L. Tredway ‘71 Joanne Tucker ‘05 Dawn K. Upshaw Hilary and Ralph E. Vankleeck +
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Susan Van Kleeck ‘78 + Alicia Van Zandt Lisa ‘84 and Trevor Vasey + Francoise Vieux John Vinci + Leslie Vosshall Dr. Ian Wardropper + Gregory and Nancy L. Warwick Alexander C. Weinstein ‘07 Peter Weiss Wendy J. Weldon ‘71 + Robert and Melanie Whaley Lynne B. White ‘75 + Maureen A. Whiteman and Lawrence J. Zlatkin + Dan Wilbur ‘09 John and Dr. Margaret Wilbur Michael B. Willner Matt Wing ‘06 Peter Wunsch Begum Yasar Gay Young and Daniel Schindler James M. Zemaitis Dr. Michael and Naomi Zigmond + Supporters $499 and under Anonymous (101) + Inge Aagaard Luc Aalmans and Abigail Erdmann + Elizabeth Abbe and Lewis A. Schneider James B. Abbott and Dr. Barbara L. Welch Linda Abelkis Jane Abernathy Dr. and Mrs. Basil Abeysekara Liz and Jason Abrahamsen Gerald F. and Rebecca L. Abualy + Dr. Alberto Accomazzi and Andrea Koenig ‘86 Susan and André Aciman + Allison Acosta ‘97 Courtney Lee Adams ‘83 Gail Adams + Lorraine Adams and Richard Price Chris Adamson and Gladys Perez + James and Gail Addiss Michael and Sarah Poor Adelman ‘90 Mary Adkins Caroline and Stephen E. Adler Dr. Glenn M. Adler and Renee T. Matthews Kathryn M. Adorney Adwoa Adusei ‘09 Barbara J. Agren + Joseph Ahern and Leland Midgette + Aaron Ahlstrom ‘10 Rev. Albert R. Ahlstrom Taimur Ahmad ‘12 Imran Ahmed ‘02 Andrew Aho ‘11 Matthew Aho ‘02 Junji Akashi Zulal Fazlioglu Akin Tareq Al Jamal Jose Alarcon Caroline Alba Nabila Albarghouthy Dr. Maike Albath Charlotte F. and W. Edward Albers Dorothy C. Albertini ‘02 + Susan Albrecht + Raluca Albu ‘06 Frances S. Alchek ‘75
Ellen S. ‘87 and Matthew W. ‘89 Alcorn Ellenor M. Alcorn ‘77 Abigail K. Alcott Carl Alexander + Coleen M. Alexander ‘00 and Matthew Alexander Laura Alexander ‘09 Margaret B. Alexander ‘68 and Richard A. Alexander ‘68 + Pauline Alexander ‘76 + Ruth Alexander Maria Ali Dr. Lefa E. Alksne ‘85 and David N. Chen + Rebecca Allard Lori Allen Dr. Abdulgader F. Almagri and Sheila C. Olsen + Jesus J. Alonso and Alice G. Glasner + Alparslan Family Sibel A. Alparslan ‘88 Laura Alper Elena Alschuler ‘06 + Rita and Dr. Morton Alterman + Gigi Alvaré ‘77 + Luke Amentas ‘02 Paul R. Ammann and Jennifer Flaugher-Ammann ‘83 Ruth M. Amster ‘56 Mythili Ananthasayan ‘15 Katherine L. Anderson and Maxim A. Pensky Linda Anderson ‘81 + Nelle Anderson ‘15 Richard Andress Eric E. Angress + Roseann Annino Elinore Antell and Kenneth M. Perry Henry D. Antenen ‘12 Jeffrey Antevil Dr. Jean M. Antonucci ‘76 + Ellen H. Antoville José A. Aponte ‘73 + Charles F. and Erica Appel Hilary Appelman Mr. and Mrs. Stylianos O. Arapakis Joanne Arena Stephen Arenburg + F. Zeynep Aricanli ‘85 + Yoram Ariely Prof. Myra B. Armstead John W. Armstrong and Naomi Fatt + Naja Armstrong Regina Armstrong Johnna Arnold ‘96 + Eric S. and Gayle Arnum + Richard Arum and Joan Malczewski Judith A. Asphar Veronika Astashonok Lauren Astor Dr. Jacqueline M. Atkins ‘06 + Christopher and Diane Atkinson Emin Atuk ‘15 Susan Auchincloss Samuel Audino ‘16 John G. Aufderheide ‘80 Michael Avella Hannah Avellone ‘04 and Jesse Larson ‘04 Judith Axe and Mark Fitterman Mohammad Ayari Rita A. Azar Patrick Azzarito Kyle Baasch ‘13 Susan Bachelder
Terry Bachman ‘71 and Jerri Dell ‘73 John Bachtell Robert Badia John T. Bagg ‘64 Hetty Baiz ‘72 and James S. Perry ‘71 Barbara Baker and Graham Giese Deborah Siegel Baker Jan Baker-Finch Antonia Bakker-Salvato Andres Balboa Sybil Baldwin + Georgette F. Ballance Chiara M. and Vincent W. Bambara Philip F. Bambara Emily Banas ‘15 Elizabeth A. Bankert Susan M. Bankert and Scott K. Wilcher Robert and Betsy Barbanell Barbano Family + Sarah Barbash Grace Barber ‘07 Robert L. Bard ‘66 Angela L. Bardeen ‘97 Nina Bar-Giora ‘13 Jill Barker Miroslav Barlik Frances and Edward L. Barlow Lauren Barnes ‘15 Camilla Barr ‘11 Richard M. Barran and Dr. Lynn J. Cadwallader William G. Barrett Emilia Barrios-Brown Benjamin Barron ‘15 Lionel R. Barrow ‘11 Mary Barrow Miranda Barry Siobhan Barry Denise Bartels Amy Bartholomew Maurie Bar-Tura Emile and Vickie Bashir Delphina Brownlee Bashkow Brooke J. Bashore Kit Smyth Basquin Yonathan Bassal ‘10 Idara Bassey Carmela Bastian Matthew Bateman David C. Bates ‘97 Veta Bates ‘04 Nicholas and Rochelle L. Batzdorf Josie Baucom Rob Bauer ‘63 + Will Baylies ‘04 Paul M. Beam David J. and Susan R. Beattie + Belinha Beatty ‘69 Suzanne M. Beaumont and Kevin S. Lasher Dr. Alvin and Arlene Becker + Halle Becker + Jeffrey S. Becker ‘88 + Dr. Johanna K. Becker ‘60 + Robert Becker Margaret Beckwith Karen Bedrosian Kieran Beer and Melissa Benson Eliza A. Beghe and Jason W. Trask Thomas Begich ‘82 + Anne Begley Kathryn J. Begley and Raymond J. Herbert Dr. Jess and Madeline Benhabib +
Michael Benhabib ‘06 Angela M. Benjamin Bruce Bennett Claudia Bennett ‘16 Jennifer Bennett ‘84 + Lori L. Bennett Riva Bennett and Ira Mayer + Vern Bergelin Keith M. Berger and Sharon Diskin Estate of William E. Berger ‘17 + Otto Berkes Jr. ‘13 Burton Berkovitz ‘74 + Marshall S. Berland and John E. Johnson + Frederick and Lauranne Berliner James Bernauer Jack S. Berner ‘13 Dr. Howard B. Bernstein + Roger Bernstein and Nicole A. Gordon + Stephanie G. Beroes Robert Berry ‘66 Lauren Bertin ‘07 Wyatt Bertz ‘13 Dr. Morton M. Besen ‘52 + Yuli Bethe ‘08 John Bevan + Christina Bevilacqua ‘81 Philip Beyer Akshita Bhanjdeo ‘15 Samrat Bhattacharya Anubha Bhonsie Cristina Biaggi Matthew and Marie Bianco John Biando ‘03 Mary L. Biasotti Francesca Bichisecchi Nina Bickell Terrence D. Bickhardt Mary Ann Biele Susan Bienkowski + Beth and Jerry Bierbaum Richard R. Bilangi ‘72 + Montana Billings and William Kennedy Jane Bindley Beatrice and David Birch + Paul S. Bird Ralph T. Birdsey Karen Biro William Bissell George D. and Sharon A. Black + Andrea J. ‘92 and David A. ‘91 Blacklow Dr. and Mrs. Robert S. Blacklow + Steven T. Blackman ‘68 and Ilzete Cardoso Clare Blackmer ‘89 + Dr. Marge and Mr. Edward Blaine + Kenneth R. Blake ‘80 Debra Blalock and Russell Frehling Celia H. Bland and Alexander B. Zane JJ Sholder Blasco Paula Fuchs Blasier ‘68 + Benjamin Blattberg ‘01 Gabriel Blau ‘02 + Donald and Linda Blauner Jennifer Blessing Robin V. Blier ‘87 James E. and Marjorie B. Bliss Harriet Bloch and Evan Sakellarios Stephen and Lauren Block David Bloom ‘13 Joshua D. ‘95 and Molly M. Northrup ‘94 Bloom + Hannah Ivy Blumenthal Prof. Leonard Blussé
Ellen Blye Charles R. Blyth John S. Blythe Sasha Boak-Kelly and John T. Kelly + Kenneth Bob Catherine S. Boccard ‘85 Susan H. Bodine ‘72 Barbara D. Boehm Carroll Bogert The Boll Family Carla Bolte ‘71 + Caitlyn ‘07 and Luke ‘09 Bolton Sofia Bonami ‘12 + Sarah Bonelli ‘05 Sharon Bonk Stephen K. Bonnett ‘07 + Felicity Bontecou Doug and Jenny Boone + Linda Marie Borgersen Jocelyn C. Borghoff Lawrence A. and Maribel Bortoluzzi Frank and Judi Bosco Patricia Bossi Rufus Botzow ‘69 + Drs. Patricia F. and Peter C. Bouteneff Judith Bowerman and Lawrence Slezak + Morgen M. Bowers ‘90 Kendra L. Bowker and Judson M. Slack Patricia L. Bowman Miriam and Steven Boyce Robert Boyce ‘68 Dr. Frederick T. Boyd Dr. Judy Boyd Anne W. Boylan Terence C. Boylan ‘70 William M. Boynton ‘86 Ipek Bozhurt Louise M. Bozorth Andrew Braddel and Ellen Zbinovsky Anne L. and Philip K. Bradford + Martha Schwartz Bragin ‘68 Lisa and Robert Brainard + Kay H. Bramson Andrea B. Brands Barbra Brandt David Brangaitis + Claudette L. Brassil Kimberly G. Braswell Eli Braun Samantha R. Brechlin ‘12 James K. Breene III + John J. Brennan III ‘10 + Amy R. Brenner Claudine Brenner Kathy E. Brennessel Arthur J. Bretnall ‘91 and Seren C. Morey ‘91 Megan Brians Claude Brickell Denise Bricker ‘85 + Jeff and Wendy Bricmont + Jane A. Brien ‘89 + Madge Briggs Lisa A. Bright and Ian R. Thonney Debra Brillati ‘80 Mary C. Brittingham ‘74 Margaret Britton Phillip J. Brock Inna Brodetskiy Ryan T. Brodlieb ‘11 Geraldine Brodsky Samuel Brody-Felber ‘11 Arielle Bronner-Wiener ‘15 Rev. David L. Bronson
+ Donor has given for three or more consecutive fiscal years
Oliver Brooks ‘15 Matthew Brophy ‘02 Drs. Daniel L. and Ellen I. Broselow + Nicholas and Kathleen Broussard Carole Brown Clark J. Brown and Julie C. Grant-Brown Donald Brown Joy and Timothy Brown Susie Brown Dr. Timothy D. Brown James P. Browne ‘86 + Jill Browne Sophie Browner ‘15 Lenore Bruce C. Ann and James Brudvig + Gillian and Jonathan Brundrett Harris C. Brustein Dr. David Bryant and Lesly Bryant Kirin Tatum Buckley ‘97 + Susie Buhler Leslie Bulion David Bull ‘16 Christopher Buonanno ‘14 Joanne Maaloe Burdick ‘54 + Alice Burgess Caroline D. Burghardt ‘97 Griffin Burke ‘15 Matt Burke Michele Burke Siondueh Burnette ‘15 Antonia Burns Barbara Burns Deirdre Burns Jeffrey and Ellyn Burstein + John Burstein Stephen Busch and Barbara J. Kerner Harold Bush Allen and Sally Butler + Dr. Carol Butler ‘63 Gerard F. Butler + Joanne Butler Roy Butler Judith and Lloyd Buzzell + Brooke A. Byrne ‘85 + Mary L. Byrne and Glenn W. Mai Jason Byun Joan F. and Walter M. Cadette Patricia Cadley Elisa Caffrey ‘15 Renata Cafiero ‘55 + Joan and William Cain + Meaghan S. Cain ‘11 Joe and Meg Cairo David and Gillian Calderley Megan Callaghan and Jeffrey T. Jurgens + Jose Calle Randalynn D. Calloway Matthew Cameron ‘04 + Margaret Cammer and Joan Snyder + Carla A. Camp ‘50 Cindy E. Campbell Wendy W. Campbell ‘72 + David Campolong and Erin Cannan-Campolong Natalia Tavares Campos Serena Canin Iris Cantor + Margery Cantor Anne Jennings Canzonetti ‘84 and Matthew Canzonetti ‘84 + James Capalino Corinna Cape ‘15 Prof. Mary Caponegro ‘78 +
John Bard Society members names are bolded
Benedict P. and Carol Anne W. Capuco Anthony Cardenales ‘08 + George Carenzo Jane Carleton Emily Carlson ‘13 Exie T. Carmichael Nadja Hull Carneol ‘00 Yuma V. Carpenter-New Lindsay ‘06 and John Carr + William Carragan Dan Carroll ‘96 + Thomas L. Carroll ‘81 Patricia H. Carroll-Mathes and James Mathes Luz M. Cartagena-Collado and Rafael Collado Alexander V. Carter ‘09 and Emily McCabe ‘08 Warwick Carter Dr. Laurence M. Carucci and Mary H. Maifeld Jessica Case ‘04 MaryAnn and Thomas Case + Anne Zitron Casey ‘83 and David T. Casey ‘78 Mary Casey Andrea Cashman ‘04 Janice Caskey-Thomas + Meredith Cass Linda Cassidy ‘78 Sophia Cassidy ‘05 Thomas J. Cassidy ‘82 Elinor Castagnola ‘58 + Mark Castaneda Drs. Mariana C. Castells and Bernardo J. Perez-Ramirez Eloise B. Cathcart Joseph P. and Rosemary Caulfield Norman and Virginia Cavaliere + Michael Cawley Roberto S. Cecchetto Maria R. Celis-Wirth Sarka Cerna-Fagan and Marc P. Fagan Marion Ceruzzi and David Lugg Sydney Cetera ‘08 Barbara Chaffe and Rob Weir + Michael Chameides ‘01 + Lauren Champaign Jeffrey R. Champlin Courtney Chandler ‘13 Henry P. Chandler Jr. ‘43 Drs. Joseph T. and Vicky M. Chang Katherine Chang Caroline Chanin and Louis Haber + Lawrence Chapin Joel Chapman Sally D. Charnow + David Charubini Laura Chasin Stephanie Chasteen ‘95 Jonathan A. Chavez ‘12 Linda Chayes Lili Chemla ‘14 John Cherichello ‘16 Rebecca C. Chernoff ‘03 Laurence J. Chertoff ‘78 and Rose Gasner + Mindy Chettih ‘75 James B. Chevallier ‘72 Michael E. Chew ‘12 Lilar Chin Michael Chirigos and Elizabeth Rexrode + Laura and Townley W. Chisholm
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Supporters, cont. Maria J. Chiu Stephen Chiu George Chochos ‘08 David Chontos ‘88 Peter Choo and Stephanie Smith Neil and Kathleen Chrisman Dr. David Christensen and Ruth Horowitz + Charlene Christie ‘99 Daniel Chu and Lenore Schiff Christophe J. Chung ‘06 + Daniel and Jennifer Churchill Prof. Jean Churchill + Nicholas Ciallelo Cara Cibener ‘96 Mary Castillo Cisneros Gabrielle Civil R. Leslie Cizek ‘51 Bradford J. and Karen M. Clair + Constance and David C. Clapp Christopher S. Claremont ‘72 Graham Clark ‘16 Jonathan Clark Launa Yvette Clark Marsha S. Clark Michael P. and Pamela M. Clarke Daniel Clausen Steve Clay and Julie Harrison Bonnie Cleary ‘84 Marcelle Clements ‘69 Joyce A. Cleveland Darrah L. Cloud + Arla Zabel Clouser ‘72 Scott Clugstone Jake Coan ‘13 Deanna Cochran Elizabeth Coe Amy M. Coes ‘99 + Judi Coffield Eileen and Michael Cohen + Gwenn Evitts Cohen Laurence S. Cohen ‘90 Lisa Cohen Dr. Michael Cohen and Dianna M. Goodwin Miriam Cohen Richard D. Cohen + Robert E. Cohen Dr. Stephen R. Cohen + Steven Cohen Rebecca Cohn ‘10 Cheryl Colaneri Diane Colantonio-Ray ‘77 Tom Cole Aldyth and Mark Coler + Jason Collado ‘09 Kent W. Collier and Crosby E. Fox Arthur Collins II Jenny Colman Judy Colon Sofia A. Commito ‘12 Gary N. Comorau ‘68 Bernadette S. Condesso Patricia W. Cone ‘78 + Clare Conniff ‘11 Susan Connors Adam Conover ‘04 Helen Conover and Robert Minor + Kathryn Conroy Marella Consolini ‘82 and James Rodewald ‘82 Giles Constable David Conte Olivia Conti ‘10
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Cynthia Conti-Cook ‘03 Robin E. Cook ‘90 + Anita D. Cooke and Alfred A. Miller Amy Cooper Paula Cooper Thea C. Cooper Joseph Coplin Roy F. Coppedge Anna K. and Charles F. Corcoran III Esq. John Corcoran and Elizabeth Macrae John B. Corcoran Patrick Corcoran Joshua H. Cornehlsen Richard A. Costello + David R. Cote ‘92 Jacob Cottingham ‘03 + Jane R. Cottrell Dr. Margaret M. Coughlin + Richard C. Coursen + James Stephen Covey William L. Cowart Mr. and Mrs. Francis M. Cox III + Mark V. Cox Eric John Crahan ‘96 and Sarah Elizabeth Smirnoff ‘96 Erich Cramer + Arthur D. Crane and Dorothy Dow Crane + Sue Crane ‘75 and William Crane ‘64 Richard H. Crenson Jean Crichton Peter J. Criswell ‘89 + Mark L. and Mary Crittenden David M. and Elizabeth M. Crommett Evan Crommett ‘16 Donna E. Crone Caroline Cronson Rise K. Cross Jeffrey Crow + Christine Cuddy and Harry Gittes Lonna Cunningham William and Barbara Curran Moira G. Curtain and Dr. Karun K. Singh + Caitlin F. Curtin Fred G. Curtis ‘52 + Erik Cuthell ‘85 Karen Cutler ‘74 Frank J. Cutolo + Dr. Bruce Cuttler and Joanne E. Cuttler ‘99 + Coral Cyzewski ‘11 Brita Daemgen Susan E. D’Agostino ‘91 and Esteban Rubens ‘97 + Deirdre d’Albertis and Peter Joseph Gadsby Elaine Dale Helen Daly Bette Dam Adrinah Dancyger ‘15 Derian D’Andrade ‘05 Robert D’Angelo and John Kenny Sherwood A. Daniels ‘68 Meredith Danowski Jeffrey Dargis Christo Datso Robert and Gail Davey Jesa C. David Nina David ‘61 + Marcie Davies James R. and Rebecca A. Davin Andrea Z. Davis ‘99 Kathryn R. Davis ‘96 +
Lynn Davis and Rudolph Wurlitzer Timothy M. Davis ‘91 and Prof. Lisa Sanditz + John Dawson ‘07 Dale Day and Mary Anne Overbay Prof. Matthew Deady Brian Dean ‘07 Peter DeBartolo Jr. ‘07 + Anne DeBevoise and Philip Gibney Lisa De Bode Tate DeCaro ‘02 Dwane Decker ‘12 Leah Decker Maria Mazzola Decker Catherine Deely Julia DeFabo ‘14 Marybeth De Filippis ‘06 Todd S. ‘91 and Sian F. ‘92 Defren Pamela S. and Terrence C. DeGeyter John E. Deimel ‘50 + Jim Delaune and Jing Shuai Dawn Delbanco Nora DeLigter ‘14 Peter Del Swords William Deltz and Donna DeLorenzo-Deltz Alexandra De Luise Emily DeMartino ‘10 + Kafui A. Demasio Elizabeth A. DeMayo James and Maria Demis Jill Sanders DeMott ‘79 Lynn and Robert Dennison Cassio F. de Oliveira ‘06 + Nicolas de Paillerets Darnell de Palma William DePeter Deanna DePietro ‘16 Yann de Rochefort Richard Desir Kim DesMarais ‘73 + Mark de Solla Price Dr. Lisa M. DeTora ‘89 + Bethany Dettmore ‘09 + Abigail de Uriate ‘13 Willem F. De Vogel Hent de Vries and Dr. Orna Ophir Salome Dewell-Amiranashvili ‘16 Anne L. Dexter and William J. Houghtaling + Benjamin W. Dexter ‘08 + Jane Diamond + Shelley Diamond Vincent M. Dicks David and Eugenie Dieck Michael Diederich Laurie Dien and Alan Yaillen + C. Douglas and Leslie Dienel + Emmett Dienstag Marion and Alan Dienstag Nancy J. Dier and Lee Rassnick + William Dietz and Lenore Solmo Dietz + Pieter Dijkema Sara M. Dilg ‘94 + George Dillard Matthew Diller and Katherine Kennedy + Deborah and Robert Dillon Tambra Lee Dillon Elleni Dimitriadou and Ioannis Vagianos Andrew Di Rienzo Dr. Elizabeth Ditmars + Elsa Dixler and Jeff Schneider Andrew W. Djang + George B. Dobbs ‘78
Rebecca Dobbs Danielle Dobkin ‘14 Margaret L. and Steven D. Dodd Marya and Robert Dodd Allan and Lois Doescher Ty G. Donaldson ‘92 + Patricia C. Donnelly Daniel Donohue and Bonnie T. Goad + Marisol Dothard Francis Dougherty ‘13 Liz Douglass Dr. James N. Doyle and Lisa A. Guisbond Patrice Drew Marisa Driscoll ‘87 Lawrence and Pamela Dube Anne du Breuil and Fred Markham + Carmen Dubroc and Lewis Haber Julie Duffstein Leila Duman ‘14 John M. Duncan + Cheyenne Dunham Henry Dunow Rachel Blau DuPlessis Sharon Lorraine Dupree Kara G. Dusenbury ‘91 Daniel Dwyer Gretchen Dykstra Alexander Dymovsky ‘09 Elisabeth Dyssegaard and David Kallick Wilhelmina M. Eaken ‘68 + Janet Early Greta K. Earnest ‘85 Elizabeth Eastham Elizabeth W. Easton John Q. Easton and Sem C. Sutter + Alexandra Eaton ‘07 Alexandra Eaton ‘14 Tenley Eaton Dr. David G. Ebersole ‘74 Julia V. Ebert David Ebony and Bruce Mundt + Karin E. Eckert ‘87 + Elizabeth Eckstein Nancy L. Edelstein ‘48 Hildegard Frey Edling ‘78 + Linda Edmunds ‘62 + Andrea and Donald Edwards Fiona Edwards ‘11 William Egelhoff Winifred Eggleston Claudia Ehrlich ‘89 and Julio R. Sobral Jerold C. and Roberta J. Ehrlich Julie Ehrlich and Noam Elcott Kye Ehrlich ‘13 Susan Anderman Einhorn and David Little + Deborah E. Eisenberg and Wallace Shawn Eleanor Eisenberg Esq. ‘61 + Evan and Freda C. Eisenberg David Eisenstadter ‘05 Cornelia Z. and Timothy Eland + Mariana Elder Robin Elenko and Gary Gordon + Sarah E. Elia ‘06 Lindsay Elitharp ‘11 Cecilia Elizalde and Silvio A. Sielski Haifa F. El Jamal Sarina El Jamal Venesse and Dunnia El Jamal Deborah Elkind and Gregory Shatan + Shepard and Jane Ellenberg Elizabeth and Clinton Elliott Joan Elliott ‘67 +
Matthew A. Elliott ‘01 Joel and Patricia Ellis Patricia Ellis Thomas J. Ellis Gwen Ellison Benjamin Ellman ‘13 + Dr. Robin A. Elms Ines Elskop and Christopher Scholz Gale Elston Michael ‘69 and Sharon B. ‘68 Elswit + Marcia Ely and Andrew McKey + Stuart Emanuel Lisa Embleton ‘16 Ariana Eng ‘06 Amy J. Engel Dr. William E. Engel Nolan English ‘13 Drs. Karen Engst and James C. Matthews + Petra Epperlein and David Tucker + Lauran P. Epstein ‘88 and Thomas E. Ballinger ‘86 Lisa B. Epstein ‘76 + Mitch Epstein and Susan Bell Dr. Barry and Phyllis Erbsen + Peter G. Eschauzier ‘62 + Arthur and Janet Eschenlauer + Ninoska M. Escobar Barbara and Gerard Esposito K. F. Etzold and Carline Dure-Etzold Gareth Evans Jessica H. and Mark B. Evans Leigh Ann Evans Lori K. Evans Sade S. Evans Sheldon Evans Siena Evans ‘10 Brandy S. Evans-Culp ‘04 Barbara Ewert Maya Eyler Diane Eynon Susan Ezrati Linda and Edwin Faber Ricki Jane Faber ‘70 + Randy Faerber ‘73 + Patricia Falk Andrey Falko ‘05 Juli Falkoff + Connell Fanning Harold Farberman + Bart Farell and Dr. Diane Matza + Sarah Farell ‘10 Judy Farkas + Erwin Farnett Gretchen S. Farrell Damien Faure Adria Faust ‘04 John R. Feare ‘52 Martha B. Fearnley ‘15 Dr. Leonora K. Feeney ‘57 + Dr. Leslie G. Feher ‘66 + Deborah Fehr ‘77 + Edward S. Feig Helene Feiman ‘52 + David S. Feinman and Elizabeth M. Weaver Meredith A. Feinman and Eric Seiff + Arnold and Milly Feinsilber + Mark L. Feinsod ‘94 Elspeth W. and Paul D. Feldman + George Feldman + Karen L. Feldman ‘91 + Dr. and Mrs. Mark Feldman + Mary H. Feldman
Naomi B. Feldman ‘53 + Dr. Ron Feldman + Tracy S. Feldman ‘95 Edna Felix ‘78 Marvin C. Fell ‘77 and Caridad T. Fell Estate of Aldred T. Felsberg ‘41 Lindsey Felty Arthur L. Fenaroli + Arthur P. and Jacqueline A. Fenaroli + Jennifer Feng Dr. Abe Fenster Jennifer M. Ferguson ‘89 Kirk P. and Robert H. Ferguson + Abigail L. Ferla ‘11 Mr. and Mrs. Paul ‘70 J. Ferla Loida R. Fernandez + Paul Feuerman Ward Feurt ‘69 + Daniel Fiege Barbara Field and Seth Dubin + Clare Field Laura K. Field Ingrid Fields Dr. Michelle Finamore ‘10 Ina Fine Dr. Carole Fink ‘60 Lawrence M. and Rolene R. Fink Anne N. Finkelstein ‘80 Andres Finkielsztain ‘99 George Finlay David and Tracy Finn + Laura Jane Finn Lilja M. Finzel ‘69 + Mr. and Mrs. Allen C. Fischer + Richard and Catherine S. Fischer ‘79 + Marcia Fisher The Fishkin Family + Heidi S. Fiske + Elissa Fitterman ‘14 David R. and Jill A. Fitzgerald Barbara Williams Flanagan ‘60 + Lisa Flanagan Mark J. Flanagan + Lee-Anne Flandreau + Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Flaugher Matthew Fleury and Elise Passikoff + Deborah and Thomas Flexner Nancy and Tom Florsheim Edward Flower Mary Flower Cormac J. Flynn ‘90 Dylan Flynn ‘06 + Philip S. Fogelman and Pamela B. Grill Lisa Folb ‘93 Jill and Matthew Follett Sydney C. Foos ‘12 Alison M. Forbes ‘04 + Donna Ford ‘80 and Neal Grover ‘79 Lauraleen R. Ford Mimi and David Forer Sandra Forman Tobias Forster-Fader Erica J. Forsyth ‘11 Joseph Forsyth ‘09 Edward Foss and Margaret Inderhees Jason A. Foulkes ‘95 Jennifer Lee Fowler ‘00 Avery Fox ‘10 Daniel Fox Judith Fox-Miller and Allan Miller Raymond Foye Alexandros Fragkopoulos ‘11 Dorothy T. and Richard W. France Albert Francke
+ Donor has given for three or more consecutive fiscal years
Coleen B. and Harold D. Frank Peter Frank Phyllis E. Frank + Bonnie Low Frankel ‘69 + Natalie W. Franz ‘05 + Bridget L. Fraser + Cecily and Michael Frazier Mary Ann Free Joan and Richard Freedman Dr. Mark S. Freedman ‘73 + Michael Freedman Richard A. Freedman ‘72 Patricia Freeland Alyssa Freeman ‘12 Christopher S. Freiberg ‘12 Hannelore Freire Jo and Rich French Lynn C. French Jay Freund + Ann Friedenheim ‘81 Alexander R. Friedman ‘12 C. Robert Friedman and Vernon Mosheim + Daniel Friedman ‘66 + Edward Friedman and Arline Lederman + Freddi Friedman John S. Friedman Rachelle Friedman Dr. Sanford Friedman and Mrs. Virginia Howsam Joseph Fries Rev. Charles D. Friou ‘46 Jonathan S. Frishberg Laura Frisk Robert E. Frye Alexandra Fuentes Emily Rutgers Fuller + Jennifer Funkhouser James Funnell Margaret Funnell Chris and Tanis Furst Daniel and Nancy Gabbe David Gable Dr. Marilyn G. and Mark G. Gabriel Frances A. and Rao Gaddipati + Cynthia J. and David J. Gagne Luc Gagnon Clifton Gaisford ‘13 Logan Gaisford ‘10 Natalie Galazka Frank Galella Amy M. Gallagher Devinne Gallagher ‘14 Alexis Gambis ‘03 Glenn and Nancy S. Gamble John Gandrud Hon. Louise Gruner Gans ‘55 + Sharon E. Garbe ‘83 Gabrielle A. Garcia + Kristina and William D. Garcia Sheri A. Garcia Elise L. Gardella ‘03 Julie P. Gardiner Jacqueline Michaels Gardner ‘55 Karen E. Gardner ‘12 + Matthew Garklavs ‘07 Timothy Garlid ‘10 Andrew Garnett-Cook ‘95 + Kevin J. Garrigus and Patricia M. Leonard-Garrigus Joseph V. Garry Joyce Gartrell Mark J. Garvin and Diane A. Menio + Margot Gasperetti
John Bard Society members names are bolded
Catherine A. Gates Margaret Gatza ‘07 + Jen Gaudioso ‘95 Catherine G. Gause ‘14 Aislinn Gavin Elizabeth A. Gaynes James J. Gebhard Janice Grieshaber Geddes David J. Geil ‘92 Ann and Peter Geismar + The Gelfars Family John Geller Mneesha I. Gellman ‘03 and Joshua Dankoff Defne Gencler ‘14 Lois Genovese Madeleine J. George and Lisa Kron + Barbara Smolian Gerber ‘66 + Richard J. Gerber ‘71 Lauren Gerken Enid German-Beck Nancy Gernert Sabrina Gershbein ‘15 Emma Gerstenzang Dr. Shira J. Gertz ‘97 + Linda and Richard S. Gesoff + Gregory Giaccio ‘94 Jorge Giannareas + Gary and Martha Giardina Katherine H. Gibbel ‘11 Anthony E. Gibbons and Caitlin Moore Susan N. Gibbs + Paul Giddins Ann and John Gifford Andrea Lynn Gilbert and Dr. Clyde Wendell Smith John and Ilse Gilbert ‘73 Maxine and Marvin Gilbert Emily M. Gildea ‘11 Kenneth P. Giles Debra S. Gill + Georgia R. Gillan ‘15 Lisa Gilson Christopher Given ‘10 + Xavier M. Givens Rick Gladstone + Jeffrey R. Glass Michael Glass ‘75 + Jeffrey L. Glatzer + CeCe and Larkin Glazebrook + Jay L. Glazer ‘07 Sam Glazer and Elise Siegel + Susan Gleason Alicia K. Glen Jeffrey E. Glen Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Glinert + Dr. Jeremy Gluck and Jan Singer Debby and Fred Glynn Jennifer Glynn ‘00 + Gwenaelle Gobe ‘99 Robert L. Goble Benjamin Goddard ‘09 Jin Xun Goh ‘12 Tristan D. Golas ‘01 + Natalie Golbuff Edward L. Gold Arthur and Merle Goldberg Carol Goldberg Rebecca Goldberg ‘09 Timothy Goldberg ‘02 + Tom Golden Susan and David Goldin Judith Goldman Matthew K. Goldman ‘11
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Supporters, cont. Jack and Stacey Goldrosen Howard W. Goldson Fred R. Goldstein and Judith A. Hyatt Leon Goldstein Elizabeth Cornell Goldwitz ‘89 and Robert L. Goldwitz ‘75 + Yim Gong Barbara Mintzer Good and Howard A. Good ‘73 Kalen Goodluck ‘16 Dr. Kevin J. and Laurie A. Goodluck Richard J. Goodman ‘73 Mehla S. Goodrich ‘12 Chungin Goodstein Prof. Eban Goodstein Nancy B. Goodstein ‘87 Frances Goodwin David Gookin Jr. ‘13 Adam Gordon Dr. John S. Gordon ‘04 Samuel L. Gordon Jr. Stanley and Anne Gordon + Stephney H. Gordon + Vera J. Gordon Warren W. Gordon Jean-Marc Gorelick ‘02 + Roberta Gorin ‘07 Richard A. Gorman Robert A. Gorton ‘81 + Michael R. Goth ‘69 + Claudia Gould Dr. Thomas Wentworth Graham ‘74 Rev. Wm. and Kathryn Graham Simcha Gralla Marie and Robert Graninger Bev Grant Matthew Grant Alison Granucci Sallie E. Gratch ‘57 and Alan S. Gratch + Drs. William Gratzer and MaryAnne Cucchiarelli + Bennett Grau Alexander Gray James B. Gray J. Bennett and Josie ‘94 Gray Lee E. Gray ‘50 + Stephanie M. and William A. Gray Mary L. Grayson ‘55 + Kolrick C. Greathouse Molly L. Green Ralph Green Robert T. Greenbaum ‘92 and Kara L. Miller ‘93 + Beth A. and James K. Greenberg Gerald and Gretchen Greenberg + Hallie Greenberg ‘14 Jan and Lester Greenberg + Jonathan Greenberg ‘13 Adam N. Greene ‘06 + Jonathan E. Greene ‘65 + Ellen and Norton Greenfeld Zena Greenspan and Steven H. Step John M. Greenwood + Peter Greenwood + Robert S. Gregg Jeffrey M. Gregory Susan Gregory Julie Cohn Grenet ‘96 + Jon E. Griesser ‘04 Erika and Thomas Griffin + Nevada Griffin ‘07 Sheryl Griffith + Susan Nicholson Grigsby ‘82 Alexandra E. Grinker ‘68 +
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Marjorie Grinnell Jaya Griscom ‘13 Daphne Grosett-Ryan ‘66 Eric Gross ‘72 Hannah S. Gross ‘71 and Mark A. Gross ‘69 + Carol Grossman Cheryl H. Grubb Eileen H. Grunther Joseph Gubbay and Leslie Salzman + Roberta Guerette Ana Guerrero + Sandra Guido Nicholas Gumas ‘11 Catherine Gund + Hans R. Gunderud Janet Gunter Nicholas Gutfreund + Jeanne Gardner Gutierrez Sebastian Gutierrez ‘14 Daniel and Susan Gutkin Len Gutkin ‘07 Vicki L. Haak Martha Haffey Michael Haggerty ‘01 and Stephanie S. Rabins ‘01 + Jessica Hahn + Pilar Haile-Damato ‘08 Robert Haimes Patricia Hale Candace Hall Mirko Hall Terri Hall-Jackson Rise Hall-Noren ‘73 Snorri Rafn Hallsson Jack Halsbond Susannah Halston Zachary Hamaker ‘08 Maya Hambright Sol Hamburg Bruce Hamilton and Susanna Carlisle Kathryn Hammill Frederick Fisher Hammond + Dr. Marika N. Handakas and Doug H. Hopkins Aileen Hanel Paul Hanke Gregory P. Hannsgen Shawn Hanselman Rosemary and Graham Hanson Katharine Hardy ‘07 and Robin Schmidt ‘07 Yoichi Hariguchi Lee Haring Thomas Harjo and Charlotte Hildebrand Harjo Bartley M. Harloe William S. Harlow and Therese M. Straseski + Marie Harney Michaela Harnick James D. Harper Bessina R. Harrar ‘84 Jack Harrell Sylvia Harrington Dr. Thomas S. Harrington Timothy P. Harrington and Anne P. Rutherford David A. Harris Joy Harris Joy Harris and Michael Brod Lauren Harris ‘14 Lisa A. Harris ‘74 Deirdre Harrison
Marina Harrison Robert S. Harrison ‘07 and Heather W. Gladstone ‘10 Dr. Rebecca L. Harris-Warrick ‘70 David S. Hart Jolene K. Hart ‘79 Julie E. Hart ‘94 + Lisa Hart Kathryn Hartman ‘03 Dr. Joseph and Betty Hartog Tanessa S. Hartwig ‘95 William R. Harvey and Dr. Jeanne B. Houck Steve Haskins Irene Haslund Amy C. Hass ‘72 + Ann Hatke Elizabeth Haviland ‘51 Dr. Sandra M. Hawkins-Heitt ‘91 John Haworth M. Hay Taryn Haydostian ‘16 Kathy Hayes April Hayley ‘04 Linda Hayman Michael P. Hearn ‘72 Johanna Hecht and Raymond Sokolov Morrison H. Heckscher Kara Heffernan Mark L. Hefter Gema E. and Terrence J. Hegarty Elizabeth Hegeman Crystal Heim Uli Heine Linda Helbling ‘85 + Nancy Held Dorothy and Leo Hellerman + Deborah and Dr. Jesse Hellman Beat Hellstern Hillary Henderson + Robert Henderson Delmar D. Hendricks + Charlotte Hendrickson ‘07 Carl W. and Yasmin L. Henn Lucas P. Henry ‘12 Fritz and Nancy Henze Geraldine L. Henze Phoebe Herland ‘14 Derek B. Hernandez ‘10 + Cathey Heron Joanne Pines Hersh ‘53 + Dr. Steven Herskovitz Julia Ann P. Herzberg Elyssa Hess ‘06 Donald S. and Margery Hetzel Elizabeth Heydemann Juliet Heyer + William Hibsher Paul G. Higgins Prof. Susan Higgins Ph.D. Jane M. Hill ‘68 + Kurt T. Hill ‘72 Mary Hill Dr. Christine A. Hillegass ‘75 + Mary Hilliard Jennifer S. Hillis ‘90 Gabriel Hindin ‘99 + Robert Hinton ‘13 Jeremy Hirsch ‘15 Judith Hirsch Ruth J. Hirsch ‘71 Jack Hirschfeld ‘59 Linda Hirshman Kaythee Hlaing ‘06
Bonnie and Petr Hlinomaz Jesse Hochheiser ‘06 William J. Hochswender Nancy and Richard A. Hodder Joshua Hodge ‘14 Kenneth P. Hodges + Mary Burns Hoff ‘73 Anne G. Hoffman Betsy J. Hoffman Gaye Hoffman Jo Anne and Albert C. Hoffman Miller Hoffman Dr. Barbara K. Hogan Matthew Hogan ‘76 Kimberly Hogg Katherine Holden Jane N. Holland and Thomas Jenik Patricia and Michael Holmes + Kristie Dahlia Home Maggie Hopp ‘67 + Stacy Hoppen Kim Hopper Mary M. Hopsicker Bill Horan Sam Horowitz ‘10 June Piper Horton Tanya P. and Thomas L. Hotalen Mark D. Houle Robert Hoven + Lisa Howe Simon Howe ‘11 Genevieve Howell ‘10 Cary Howie ‘97 + Andrej and Iveta Hrabovcak + Maurice Hryshko ‘85 Theodore Hudson ‘00 Arianna Huffington Katherine T. Hughes Patti Hughes + Parris Humphrey ‘06 Alexandra Huneeus Grace A. Hunt and Matthew Arlyck + Jennifer A. Hunter ‘87 Miriam Huppert ‘13 Donald ‘65 and Elizabeth Hurowitz + Joanne Hurt Tom Hurwitz Laurie Husted + Linda Hutcheon E. Miles Hutton ‘91 Joshua D. Hyatt Susan Brin Hyatt Rachel E. Hyman-Rouse Dr. and Mrs. Malcolm G. Idelson Joy F. Idowu ‘99 + Courtney G. Iglehart Catherine A. Imbriglio Linda Incorvaia Arnold N. Iovinella John Peters Irelan David Irons and Julie Boak Henry R. Irving and Katherine L. Olivier Lora Irving Neil Isabelle + Camelia C. Isaic ‘99 Danielle Iserlis ‘16 Samuel Israel ‘10 Zachary B. Israel ‘12 Khana Itkis ‘10 Morimi and Midori Iwama Vera Jachimowicz Peter Jachym Daniella J. Jackson Sarah Jackson
Mary Jane Jacob Judith Jacobs ‘61 Victoria Jacobs ‘06 Karen L. Jacobson Pamela B. Jacobson ‘91 Josiah Jacobus-Parker ‘10 Robert A. Jacoby ‘87 + Ronald Jacoby ‘55 Margaux Jaffa ‘02 Ellen S. Jaffee Joan K. Jaffee and William L. Miller George and Karen Jahn Vivien James ‘75 and Michael Shapiro ‘75 + Adam Janos ‘06 + Audrey Jaquiss Michael and Suzette M. Jarema Alexandra Jason ‘11 Bruce B. Jawer Rajive I. Jayawardhane ‘94 Lars K. and Mette E. Jessen Casey Jin Amy J. Johannesen Abigail C. Johnson ‘08 Clifford Lee Johnson III and Jane Kelley Donna F. Johnson Hannah K. Johnson ‘06 John Johnson Miani Johnson + Patricia Johnson Rebeccah Johnson ‘03 + Hilarie R. Johnston ‘76 Barton and Debby Jones + Ethan Jones ‘14 Frederick Jones Gwenyth Ellen Jones Jesse Jones Judith A. and Ronald E. Jones Melissa Jones Melissa B. and Dr. Vance M. Jones Nicholas Jones ‘01 Gregg Jordan Joanna Jordon Meghan Jordan ‘07 China Jorrin ‘86 and Anne H. Meredith ‘86 + Toni Josey ‘02 and Allen Josey Daphne Joslin Susan Joslin ‘74 + Ellen Jouret-Epstein Maryam Jowza ‘01 Robert D. Judd ‘68 John H. Juhl ‘72 + Christine Jukes Carey Jung Anna Jurkevics Kim Jurney ‘97 Karen Kaczmar Gordon Kadatz Dr. Leslie and David Kaelbling Kathryn Kahn and John Sparagana Diandra Kalish ‘13 Vanessa Kallback ‘03 Marc and Maxine Kamin + Lily Kaminsky ‘12 Lucy Kaminsky ‘07 Melinda and Peter Kaminsky Leona A. Kanaskie ‘86 Tomoko Kanda ‘88 Dr. Eleanor C. Kane + Patty L. and Robert F. Kane + Donald Kanouse III ‘16 Gary W. Kansteiner + Morgon J. Kanter ‘09
Dr. Ronald J. Kantor Jennifer Kapczynski ‘93 Constance E. Kaplan ‘52 + Eben I. Kaplan ‘03 + Elaine Kaplan ‘48 Marjorie S. Kaplan and Michael F. Stanislawski + Morris B. Kaplan Virginia Karl ‘73 Profs. Daniel Karpowitz and Laura Kunreuther Karen Kasius Dr. M. Phillip Kasofsky Donald L. Kass Burton R. Kassell + Helene Katzen Linda L. Kaumeyer Robert E. Kaus + Kerwin Kaye Michael Kaye and Andrea Loukin + Virginia Keim Blaine K. Keller ‘09 + Andrea W. Kelley ‘75 Caroline M. Kelley ‘87 Dr. Amalia Kelly ‘75 Charlotte Mandell Kelly ‘90 and Robert Kelly David Kelly ‘78 and Theresa A. Mudd-Kelly ‘78 Kathleen K. Kelly and Bernard J. Ohanian Susan Kelly Jessica Post Kemm ‘74 + Andrew D. Kemp ‘08 Gloria Kemp Prof. Franz and Monika Kempf Philippa and Jack F. Kennedy + Michael P. H. Kennedy Patricia R. Kennedy Zachary Kenner ‘06 and Julia Wick Doris M. Kent Stephen Keogh Natalie Kerby ‘15 Ben Kerson Frederick R. and Rose Kessler + Linda J. Kessler + Ruth Ketay and Rene Schnetzler + David and Janet E. Kettler + Jackie A. Keveson ‘73 Leela Khanna ‘15 Hamad Khawaja Chuck Kichline Evan Kichline Alison Kidd ‘14 Jared Killeen ‘04 Leah Killeen + Robin Kilmer ‘07 Gabriel Kilongo Jr. Robert Kilpert Joan A. Kimball + Samuel Kimelman ‘11 Liza Kindred and Josh Clark Benjamin T. King ‘03 + Dr. Bernhard King Diana Niles King + Mallory L. King ‘85 Michael M. and Ruth S. King Dr. Pamela King-Belfor J. P. Kingsbury ‘03 + April Diane Kinser Richard E. Kipling + Felice Kirby Tommy Kirchmeier ‘98 + Marilyn and William L. Kirchner Robert S. Kirigin ‘76 +
+ Donor has given for three or more consecutive fiscal years
Dr. Inna Kissen Zachary Kitnick ‘07 Cary Kittner ‘79 Christopher Klabes + Zina Klapper ‘73 and Douglas Zwick ‘75 + Monique and Scott Klares + Tel Klausner Gavin W. Kleespies ‘96 and Gabriel Robinson ‘96 Albert Kleine ‘10 Roger S. Kleinman Catherine M. Kleszczewski ‘91 Meghan A. Kling ‘03 + Ulrike Klopfer Alice E. Knapp ‘82 Mary Susan Knauss ‘81 Daniel Kniaz Debra Koehn Elayne Koenigsberg Wolfram Koeppe Harvey Koeppel Danny and Seena Kohl + Dr. Amy Kohn ‘77 Jerome H. Kohn + Nicole C. Kohn and Peter Nyman + Christopher Kolda Ron Kollar David B. Konigsberg and Margaret M. Patterson Patti Q. Konopka ‘68 + Bastiaan Kooiman ‘53 + Julia Kool Douglas A. Koop and Constance Rudd + James Koopman Eric Koopmann ‘64 + Donald Koosis Janet Koplos + Elinor Kopmar ‘52 + Isabelle and Marvin Koren Anthony and Colleen S. Korf Polly Kornblith Anne Kornhauser + Kate Kortbus Jonathan Korzen ‘89 Michael Korzyk ‘08 Rena Kosersky and Tony Robbin + Alexander Kosolapov Robert L. B. Koster + Sharon Kotler Stephen Kovalcik ‘13 + Susan Kramarsky ‘73 and Lawrence J. Merrill ‘71 Chloe A. Kramer Carl Kranz ‘09 Karen Kraskow Anesa Kratovac ‘07 Jonah B. Kraus ‘95 Kim G. Krause ‘94 Ted Krawczyk + Arlene Krebs ‘67 + Mary Ann Krisa + Tony Kristic ‘10 Rachel Kropa Simone Krug ‘10 + Harriet G. and Robert W. Kruszyna + Alexander Kuc ‘08 and Francesca Carendi ‘08 Margaret Kucera ‘13 Prof. Laura Kuhn Matthew Kukla Simone Kung ‘06 Steven and Judith Kunreuther + Marshall Kupchan ‘72 Peter A. Kuper and Betty H. Russell
John Bard Society members names are bolded
Margaret Kuras Robert James Kurilla + Mara Kurka + Daniel S. Kurnit ‘94 + Melissa Kutner ‘07 Stephen Kutno David Kutz and Ruth Dresdner Maya Kutz ‘11 Ronald Kutz Rudy Kvenvik Jennifer L. LaBelle ‘92 and Ross Shain ‘91 Brandon LaBord ‘13 David R. LaChance and Joan G. Rubel Michael LaChance ‘13 W. Benjamin Lackey ‘91 + Michelle Lacko Lauren Lafleur ‘14 Liza Lagunoff ‘83 Dr. Mark E. Lagus Frank Lahorgue Joy Lai ‘03 Paul Laibach Theresa L. Laibach Debra Laks Gara LaMarche and Lisa Mueller Derek Lamb Mary Lambert Taylor Lambert ‘11 Eva M. Lammers + Drs. Cynthia and Stephen LaMotte + Lisa A. and Philip A. Landa Emily V. Landau ‘07 Tia J. Landau ‘84 Knight Landesman ‘73 + Sara and Stephen Landon Lara J. Landrum ‘00 Sheila Langan ‘10 Martin Langfield + Debra I. and Jonathan Lanman + Steven and Deborah Lanser Connie Laport + Elizabeth Larkin ‘69 Cynthia Larsen Doug and Torrie Larson Victoria and Douglas Larson Adrienne S. Larys ‘67 + Eva La Salle Caram ‘56 + Carol Lashof and William Newton + David Lasker Beverly and Walter Lastig Amer Latif and Ruby McAdoo Alfred J. Law and Glenda A. Fowler Law + Gertrud Lawrance Jay Lawrence ‘14 Jeanne Lawrence Kirk N. Lawson Drusilla N. Lawton Thomas A. and Tina M. Lazaroff Michael Lazarus ‘15 Robert N. Lear ‘64 Sean Leaver-Appelman ‘07 Eugene L. Lebwohl ‘74 + Beth Ledy Brandon Lee ‘15 Cody Lee ‘15 Eva Lee ‘87 Gabrielle Lee Gail Lee Helena Lee Maurice Dupont Lee + Rebecca Lee ‘12 Shawna Lee
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Supporters, cont. Monique Leggs-Gaynor and David E. Gaynor Jr. + Dr. Arnold Lehman + Christian Lehmann ‘09 + Karen Lehmann ‘84 Ronald Leibler + Harry and Kay Leibowitz Stephanie R. Leighton ‘80 Warren Leijssius ‘04 + Simone Leitner ‘15 Anita Lemnois ‘81 Brian Lemond Arthur S. Leonard E. Deane and Judith S. Leonard + Rebecca Leopold ‘05 Istvan Leovits + Carolyn J. and Richard Leprine Jessica Lerman Miriam Lerner Roxanne and Timothy A. LeRoy Isaac W. Lertola Ryan E. Lesh Dr. Kathryn E. Lesko ‘75 Sandy Leung ‘08 Daniel A. Lev + Rosemary Levai Pierre and Susana Leval Peter J. and Susan B. LeVangia Ronald Leven Anna Levenshus ‘13 Dr. Robert G. Levenson ‘67 + Elinor Wallach Levin ‘54 + Dr. Bernard Levine Bette A. Levine ‘59 Nancy C. Levine Paige Levine Susan J. Levine ‘87 + Zarah Joy Levin-Fragasso ‘05 Iris Levy ‘76 + Brent M. Lewis ‘09 + Delmena Lewis Maureen and Thornton Lewis + Nicholas Lewis Richard A. Lewis ‘58 + Thomas and Norma Lewis Richard C. Lewit ‘84 and Alison J. Guss Onno T. Leyds Steve and Grace Li Todd M. Li Maricel Liboro + Dr. Sarah A. Lichtman ‘14 Dr. Ernest and Erika Lieber Karen F. Liebert Maureen H. Liebler ‘68 + Laura Liebman + Michael and Joyce Liebman + Emily Liechty ‘00 Beth Lief Melissa Cohn Lindbeck ‘03 + David M. Lindemann Marilyn Lindenbaum ‘69 + Karl-Walter and Lee Lindenlaub Susan Hinkle Lindner Vicki E. Lindner ‘66 + Maren Lindstrom Teresa Link John P. Linton + Jennifer Lipka Martin S. Lippman Dr. Marc R. Lipsius ‘63 Anne Roberts Lister ‘91 Michael and Susan Litman Nicholas Little Laura Litwin
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Derek Liu Ziqian Liu ‘14 Wendy and John Livingston Marsha Livnat Ian J. Lloyd ‘12 Drs. Tom D. Lobe and Lori J. Marso + Sally S. Lochner Loey R. Lockerby ‘93 + Ednah Locke-Walser and Kurt Walser + Michael D. Lockwood Naomi Lombard Arlene D. London Andrea Longini + Catherine Lopez ‘07 Linda Lopez Michael Louvaris ‘11 Lisa Loveland Sally Lovering Beppe Lovoi ‘04 Maxfield Lovrin Susan W. Lowenstein-Kitchell ‘48 + Larry Lowenthal Dr. Norman E. Lowrey Theo Lowrey ‘16 Jacqueline A. Lowry ‘73 + Abigail R. Loyd ‘99 and Owen M. Moldow ‘00 Wallace A. Loza ‘63 + Mark Lubell Sally Luce Ursula Ludz Sandra Luft Leonard Lukin Elizabeth C. ‘68 and Martin M. ‘69 Lundberg + Christina and Joseph Lunny + Julia Lupton Ian Lustick Philip Lyford ‘69 + Bonnie Lykes Andrew Lyman-Clarke ‘05 Sean Lynch Lawrence Lynnworth Charles C. and Martha W. Lyon Eve L. Lyon ‘63 + Anthony Lyons Kimberly A. Lyons ‘81 Yuexi Ma ‘14 Alexander MacDonald Darren Mack ‘13 Joan Mack and Stuart Rothkopf + Dr. Roderick G. Mack and Jill E. Weber Sarah Mack and Matthew D. Widman Patricia Griffin Mackie ‘76 and Hugh C. Mackie + Thayer H. Maclay Ryan A. MacLean ‘13 Barbara Campbell MacPhee Dr. Scott M. MacRae Dr. Jennifer H. Madans ‘73 + James L. Madden Mary V. Magellan ‘06 Neil Maher Terrence Mahon Erin Mahoney Helgard Mahrdt Aimee Majoros ‘94 Robert Malcolm ‘63 Alan Mallach Jody Mallen Gael G. and Dr. Thomas E. Mallouk Gayatri and Tony Malmed + John A. Malnichuck ‘72 + Kim and Brenden Maloof
Eugene J. Malowany Sandrel Mandel Kenneth and Susan Mandelbaum Valerie Brown Mander ’70 Rev. Kathleen C. Mandeville ‘76 + Sara Mannheimer ‘03 Joan Mannion Inara and Maris A. Mantenieks + Cecilia H. Maple ‘01 Marilyn Marbrook Erica Marciniec ‘96 Dara B. Marcus ‘02 Simon R. Marcus ‘04 John Marcuse Deanne Marein-Efron ‘61 Harvey Marek Abigail Margolis ‘15 Paul C. Margolis ‘76 Mia Marietta Marilyn J. Marinaccio Alina P. Marinova ‘06 + Dr. Bonnie Markham ‘64 Susannah W. Marks + Michael ‘03 and Sara K. ‘02 Marlin Sarah Marlow ‘08 Stuart Marques Robert B. Marrow ‘62 + Kathleen Marsh ‘86 + Charlotte G. Martin + Glenn Martin Kathy E. Martin Stephen M. Martin ‘12 Daniella Martinez Diane L. Martinez Robert Marx Tony Marzani ‘68 + Forrest C. Mas + Lynne Maser + Daniel Mason ‘10 Mark Mason ‘84 + Sonja Mason Kurtlan Massarsky ‘05 Jon Massey ‘85 + Katherine Massey ‘98 James M. Mastrangelo Rebecca Matalon ‘07 Sarah Phillips Mathews and John Mathews + Anna Rose Mathieson ‘99 + Barbara and Tom Mathieson + Kyla Mathis-Angress ‘14 Emily W. Matlin D.O., P.C. ‘73 Clayton Mattos Alexandria and Parker Mauck + Rebecca Maury Fred Maxwell Vera Mayer + Carolyn A. Mayo ‘88 + Steven V. Mazie Deborah McCaffrey-Wilson Paul W. McCarthy ‘74 + Ann D. McChord Suzanne L. McClelland Heather M. McCloskey Caitlyn McClure ‘10 Ashleigh McCord ‘08 Kathy McDonald Lois S. McDonald Catherine McDowell ‘84 Nion McEvoy ‘12 Dyllan McGee Joan McGilvray Thomas J. McGlinchey Wendy L. McGlinsky ‘87 +
Kimberley McGrath Lawrence J. McGrath Tara McGrath Travis M. McGrath ‘11 + Paul D. McGuane Lucindia F. and Stephen S. McInerney Katherine L. McInnis ‘12 Stephen and Susan McInnis Linda J. McIntosh Dylan McIntyre ‘16 Stanley McKenney Elisabeth and Robert McKeon James McLafferty Emily McLaughlin Gregory McLean II ‘10 Anna J. McLellan ‘83 Maureen M. and Patrick McManus + Caitlin McMurtry Emily E. McNair ‘03 James McNamara Michael D. McNulty ‘77 Susan M. McQuillan Annamarie Medeiros Robert S. and Susan W. B. Meehan + Maria Megaris + Deborah W. Meier John Melick + Lynne Meloccaro ‘85 + Stephen W. Melville Alexandra Mendales ‘06 Dr. Naomi Mendelsohn + Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Menken Bruce Menken Lara Merling ‘14 Angelo and Christine Merola + Alessandra Merrill ‘06 Cathy Merritt Ryan Mesina ‘06 Trevor G. Messersmith ‘94 + Nicole and Gregory Mestanas Mary Kay Metcalf William C. Metzger Carlin Meyer Deborah Meyer Gale and William Meyer + Kurt and Susan Meyer Lois and Harvey Meyer Melanie Meyer ‘02 Rachel Meyer ‘06 Robert Meyerson Kieley Michasiow-Levy and Matt Levy + Rachel Michaud Arthur Holland Michel ‘13 + Claire Elizabeth Michie ‘02 + Joanna M. Migdal Warren R. Mikulka Anne M. Mildner Mary J. Miley Christina Miliou-Theocharaki ‘15 Ann M. Millard Carol H. Miller and Richard I. Miller ‘74 Daniel E. Miller and Shannon L. Miller ‘90 + David B. Miller ‘91 + Gregory R. Miller + Gurdon R. Miller and Catriona Shafer Isabel Miller Jane P. Miller and Steven H. Miller ‘70 + Jeffrey E. Miller ‘73 + Kimberly K. Miller ‘91 Lisa Miller ‘13 Nancy J. Miller Nina Miller ‘91 Patti and Wendell R. Miller III
Robert Milligan Jr. + Janet C. Mills + Bruce J. Milner Rakhel Milstein ‘97 Scott Milstein ‘96 Dr. Maureen C. Minielli Eleanor Minsky Deborah Mintz Rebecca Mir ‘12 Linda Mishkin ‘07 Abigail Dehn Mitchell Karen E. Moeller and Charles H. Talleur Mary Moeller Ali M. and Haida M. Mojdehi Cyrus Mojdehi Baku Momoki Amy Monaco ‘06 Angelo Monaco Rory Mondshein ‘14 Samantha Monier ‘12 Katherine K. Montague + Carol Monteleoni Liz Montesano Frosty Montgomery Robert Montgomery Timothy Moody ‘07 Barry G. and Whitney M. Moore + Donald A. Moore ‘67 and Ginna H. Moore Edward Moore ‘13 Jubilith M. Moore ‘91 Kimberly and Stephen A. Moore + Dr. Rusty Mae Moore Shawn Moore ‘11 William Moores Coralie E. Moorhead ‘72 Marcos A. Morales ‘90 + Veronica Morales Martha Moran and George Meyer Donna M. Morgan Miles Morgan Jacquelyn Moriarty Patrick Moriarty Grayson Morley ‘13 + S. Morote Adrnee Morris Karen L. and Roland Morris Lemuel Morrison Anne M. Morris-Stockton ‘68 + Ann Lawrance Morse Susan C. Morse ‘68 and Frank Ludovina Salim Morsy ‘05 Katherine Mortali ‘91 Zia Morter ‘12 Lenina Mortimer ‘03 + Magda R. Mortner ‘12 Geoffrey A. Morton Sarah Mosbacher ‘04 + Gary R. Mosca ‘87 William Moseley Diana J. Moser ‘85 Roy Moses Frederick Mosher and Alison True Virginia L. Moss ‘78 Alfred E. Motsinger ‘77 James P. Moyers Jose Muci ‘11 Moriah Katherine Mudd-Kelly ‘16 Paula R. Muesse Carolyn Mufson Laura J. Muller ‘90 Julia McKenzie Munemo ‘97 and Ngonidzashe Munemo ‘00 + Jeffrey H. Munger
Tomo Muramatsu Benjamin Murane Jack Muraskin Ellen Murphy Jennifer Murphy ‘07 + John D. Murphy Linda Murphy ‘88 + Matt Murphy Maureen C. Murray Patrick Murtagh ‘07 Muhammed Murtaza Rishi Mutalik Cory F. Myers Joanne Myers Kathryn Myers Priscilla N. Myerson ‘67 + Richard M. Nadeau ‘75 Charlie Naef ‘53 + Tenzin Namdon Wende Namkung Anthony Napoli + Christina Napolitano Laurie E. Naranch Faraz Ahmed Naseer Gordon Nash Arthur Nasson ‘85 + Lucy Nathanson Stephen Nation Drs. Edward T. and Sara M. Naureckas Sergey Nazarov Bonni Nechemias + Alicia Neelley-Beth ‘98 Peter Neely ‘07 Thomas Neely + Valerie Nehez ‘87 Stephen R. Nelson Jessica Neptune ‘02 Patricia D. and Victor T. Nevada Charlene O. Newburg ‘49 + Maury Newburger Sean Newcott ‘13 David L. Newhoff ‘88 and Scarlett O’Leary ‘89 Nathiya Ngarmkham Andrew J. Nicholson ‘94 + Dr. Brian Nielsen ‘71 + William L. Nieman ‘68 + Erik P. and Kendra C. Nikodem Haley Nikodem ‘16 Drs. Naomi Nim and Jerome Segal + Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Nimetz Sarah Ann Nisenson ‘62 John A. Noakes ‘84 + Dan Noble and Catherine Orrok David A. Nochimson ‘92 Bethany Nohlgren Michael E. and Rebecca M. Nolan + Tom Nolan ‘84 + Mr. and Mrs. William T. Nolan Carl R. Nold Robin K. Nolte ‘79 Preetha Nooyi Dr. Brianna Norton ‘00 + Kerri-Ann Norton ‘04 + Camille M. Norvell Christine Noschese Annina Nosei Fernando and Marta E. Nottebohm Abby Notterman Adriana Novaes Jessica Novak Jennifer Novik ‘98 + R. Tony Nunes Arliss Nygard ‘75 +
+ Donor has given for three or more consecutive fiscal years
Henry Oakes James O’Barr Edward Obojkovits Maureen Ocasio Rachel Ocken Kathleen O’Connell M. Anne O’Connell Caitlin G. O’Donnell Thomas O’Dowd Kimberly A. O’Flaherty ‘89 Margaux Ogden ‘05 Titus Ogilvie-Laing ‘13 Frederic Ohringer and Jane Taylor Ruth Oja Go Okui Theresa Okunlola Sharon Oldham ‘94 Christopher Olsen Lance and Andi Olsen Thelma Olsen + Kenneth Olshansky and Margot Owett + Richard P. Olson and Kris H. Sahonchik Sonja L. Olson ‘98 Andrea Reudy O’Malley ‘91 Susan O’Malley Terrence J. O’Malley Ellen O’Neill Rosalee McCabe O’Neill Sean F. O’Neill ‘97 + Maria Ong Kristin D. Oppenheim Morgan Openheimer ‘16 Alexandra Oprea Drs. Catherine and David Orentreich Brice D. Ormesher ‘12 Farrell O’Rourke Terence O’Rourke ‘99 Murdisia Orr Michael Orsini ‘13 Pamela C. and Roberto J. Ortiz Cinda A. Ortiz-Robledo Lucille H. Orzach Dr. Maureen L. Osborne ‘76 Iris M. Oseas ‘52 and Jonathan Oseas ‘52 + Lawrence Osgood Margaret Ann O’Sullivan Laura Ovadia ‘13 Jennifer Overstreet ‘09 + Charles and Susan Oviatt Evren Ozargun Guadalupe Pacheco and Linda Hanten Joseph H. and Karen Page Dwight Paine Jr. ‘68 + John Palefsky Alexander W. Palmer ‘13 Anne E. Palmer ‘96 Liza Shippey Palmer ‘99 Steven Palmer Rosemary Paniagua Cynthia Pansing Oliver Peter Friedrich Panzer Sky Pape and Alan C. Houghton + Anne and Paul Parker + Carole A. Parker and Dr. John E. Smedley David F. Parker ‘81 Heidi Parker Samuel Parkinson Ahndraya D. Parlato ‘02 William F. Parlato ‘72 Mary J. Parnell David B. and Jane L. Parshall + Caleb Parsons ‘11 Valeria Pashkova
John Bard Society members names are bolded
Mary Rose Pasquale Prof. Aileen Passloff Elisabeth Pasterkamp Nikhil Patel Gary S. Patrik + Tyler Patterson ‘12 Gary A. Patton + Lucy H. Patton and David C. Petty + Caroline Paulson Jason ‘99 and Brandy Pavlich + Andrew Ross Payton ‘05 + Daniel O. Peacock ‘11 Barbara B. Peelor William C. Peirce ‘80 Julia Pelaez ‘14 Jennifer Pelavin Patricia Pelizzari Peter Peltz ‘69 Joseph Penachio Joseph L. Pennacchio Seth Peoples Frank Pepe Lynn Peplinski Jeffrey C. Pereira ‘13 Gennie Perez and Philippe Mouren + Ariana Perez-Castells ‘15 James J. Periconi and Victoria de Grazia Orinthia E. Perkins + Russell Perkins Joel and Rivka Perlmann Donald Perlstein Matthew N. Perlstein ‘68 Christine Perret ‘82 Virginia R. Perrin Dr. David G. Perry ‘67 + Jennifer Perry Stephen Perry ‘06 + Benjamin L. Pesetsky ‘11 Anne G. Peters Daniel J. Peterson ‘88 + Eric R. Peterson Karen A. Peterson Samantha Peterson ‘08 John Petkovich Michele A. Petruzzelli ‘76 Charlotte Petty ‘13 Elizabeth Petty Patricia Pforte ‘08 + Harold Philipps Elizabeth Phillips Jennifer Phillips Leslie Phillips ‘73 Ryan Phillips Gabriela Philo ‘15 Helene M. Picard and Jose I. Sanchez Jacqueline Picard Susan Picard Margrit and Albrecht Pichler + Aleta Pickens Jane Pickering Sybil E. Pierot ‘50 + Gilberte and Yves-Andre Pierre Gregor Pierre Karina N. Thomas Pietrowski ‘96 Anthony Pignataro Joe Pilato Miranda L. Pildes ‘03 Luke Pillar Stacey P. Pilson ‘91 + Lisa Pinto Jennifer Pioro ‘09 Charles Piper Marika Plater ‘08 Michele A. Platt
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Supporters, cont. Elizabeth Plum ‘08 Charles Pogacar ‘10 Bruce Poli ‘75 Hope Polidoro Steven Pollak and Robin Tanenbaum + Tracy Pollock ‘07 Amy B. and Andrew M. Popkin Christophe L. Porsella Madeline Porsella ‘14 Stephen Portman ‘56 Ilaria Possenti Barbara Post Nora Post Amy and Bob Poster Charles E. Powell Diane M. Powell Christine and David Power Marion Power William C. Power ‘83 Janet L. Powers and Christopher C. Yannoni Samuel Pratt ‘14 Carolyn Prescott ‘87 and Ralf Jaeger + Iris S. and Michael I. Present + Stacy Presha ‘81 Rhea E. Pretsell + Susan Price Rebecca Pries Michael Privitera Cynthia P. Prosser Christopher J. Pryslopski ‘97 + Elizabeth I. Przybylski ‘06 Susan Puretz Todd A. Purple Aleksandra and Ivan Pusnik + Christopher Qualiano ‘15 Stephanie Queiroz Brin Quell Ashley Quince ‘16 Dr. Michael A. Quinland David R. Quinter ‘86 Wendy J. Raad ‘98 Robert J. Rabin Joy Rabinowitsch-Veron ‘95 Dr. Fredric E. and Janet W. Rabinowitz Henry Rabinowitz ‘14 Lisa Racaniello Jonian Rafti ‘15 Syeda Rad Rahman ‘06 Laura Raicovich Shirin Raiszadeh Caroline E. Ramaley + Claudia Ramirez Caroline Ramsey Carol M. Rand Surekha Rao Judith Ratner-Amack Yael Ravin and Dr. Howard E. Sachar ‘68 + Jeffrey R. Ray ‘71 Reginald Raye ‘10 Carmela Rea Jennifer Read Linda Reardon Patrick and Kathryn Rebillot + Barbara S. Redfield Allen C. ‘51 and Brigitte Doris Reed India B. Reed Julia E. and Mark O. Reed Marvin and Ingrid Reed Sarah B. and Thomas A. Reed + George and Gail Hunt Reeke + Jonathan C. Regnier ‘15 Carol and Joseph Reich
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Bryn Huxley Reicher ‘14 Jean Reile Dr. Maarten Reilingh Ph.D. Frances Reilly Jacqueline Reiner John A. Reiner ‘74 + Ethel Merrily Reinharz Catherine K. and Fred Reinis + Kenneth M. ‘66 and Joan E. Reiss Pearl Ren Mr. and Mrs. Robert Renbeck Rachel E. Rengifo ‘02 Sandra Renner + Irene Reti Gabriel Rey-Goodlatte ‘05 Donald Reynolds Ellen Reynolds Sarah Ribet ‘15 Henry Ricardo Paul S. Rich ‘98 Michael P. Richard Alexandra Richards ‘01 Suzanne R. Richardson ‘05 Jonathan and Ethan Richman Sally C. Richmond + Prof. Maurice N. Richter Jr. ‘53 + Pamela and William Richter + Bryn Riekstins Dr. Catherine K. Riessman ‘60 + Christopher J. Riley ‘93 + Sara E. Risher Mary C. Risi Marnie Ritchie Timothy and Valerie Wallace ‘75 Rittenhouse Katherine A. Rivers Dennis Robertson II Lilian I. Robinson ‘98 + David Roche and Mary Mullally Roche Margaret Roche Nyla Rock-Vanloo ‘03 Brittany Rode ‘09 Elizabeth Rodriguez Susan T. Rodriguez Alexis Roe ‘13 Frank Rokins Leslie Rolnick Dr. Andrew Romay + The O’csay Family Oren Root + Kathleen Roper Mica Rosa Liana R. Rosario ‘91 Joseph R. Rosato Anne R. Roschelle Adrienne Rose Dr. George D. Rose ‘63 + Margaret Rose Terry A. Rosen and Alan Hochman + Mary Helene P. Rosenbaum ‘66 Paul Rosenberg + Vera Rosen-Bernstein ‘14 Dr. Joan Shufro Rosenblatt ‘56 + Audrey Rosenblith ‘16 Martin Jay Rosenblum Nicole M. Rosenbluth ‘84 Eddie Rosenstein + Dr. David E. Rosenthal ‘68 Laura B. Rosenthal and Mark H. Williams Richard Rosenthal Victoria Rosenwald Helen Monica Roslow Rabbi John Rosove Gilbert Ross
Ilse W. Ross ‘49 + William Ross Dirk and Johanna M. H. Rosse Michael D. Rosse ‘55 + Vincent Rossmeier Linda Horvitz Roth Saranne Rothberg Dr. Naomi Fox Rothfield ‘50 and Dr. Lawrence I. Rothfield + Dr. Teal K. Rothschild ‘91 Amy Rothstein and Peter Salerno Meika A. Rouda ‘93 Andre and Lee Roussel Susan and D. Richard Rowland Penelope I. Rowlands ‘73 + Pamela Roy ‘03 John Royall Elizabeth Royte ‘81 Joshua L. Royte ‘85 Arthur S. Rozen + Eileen M. Rubin Emily H. Rubin ‘78 + Gabriella Rubin ‘14 Kendra Rubinfeld ‘05 Noah B. Rubinstein ‘89 Sean Rucewica ‘14 Kara M. Rudnick ‘99 + Joan D. Rueckert Jennifer L. and Joseph R. Ruggiero JoAnna Ruisi and Warren Perrins + Emilie A. Ruscoe ‘11 Shaheen Rushd John Ruskay and Robin Bernstein + Eleanor M. Rusling Eleanor L. Russell Mark F. and Jill Russell Philip Russotti Esq. + Cindy R. Rust + Laurence Ryan Anastasia Rygle ‘13 Natalia Sacasa Sun Sachs Samantha Sacks ‘16 Carla Sadoff Michael Sadowy and Elizabeth Vivas Jolyn Safron Ann and Paul Sagan Molly Sager Rebecca L. Sala ‘91 and Ron W. Sala Laura and Adam Saltman Frances O. Sandiford ‘52 Barbara L. ‘54 and Robert Sandler + Ellen and Michael R. Sandler + Drs. Robert B. Sandor and Louise E. Weingrod Harold S. and Patricia Sandusky + Dr. Barbara E. Sang ‘58 + Francesca Sansone Vickie Santana Trish Santini Rodrigo Ponce Santos Natasha L. Sanzo Albert Sargenti and Ellen Straus Saurav Sarkar Elizabeth Sarles Sebastian Sarmieto-Moreno ‘13 William A. Sarno ‘11 Molly Sasse Adrian Sassoon Arthur Sata ‘72 Simeen Sattar Richard Saudek ‘05 and Mollie Andron ‘05 Heinz Sauer +
Anja Sautmann Karen Savage Lisa Savin ‘03 + Diana Savit Susan Scarola Linda Scarpati Benjamin Schaefer ‘07 Kay Schaffer ‘14 Marilyn Schatzberg David L. Schechter ‘76 Naomi Schechter Richard Scheiwe David Schenck Martin Schenker ‘72 Daniel E. Scherrer Dr. David C. Schiffman ‘61 + Michael Schlein Debra J. Schlossberg Emily Schmall ‘05 Mara Schmerfeld Allison C. and Kevin G. Schmidlein Laura Yvonne Schmidt Peter and Randi Schmidt Emma Schmiedecke ‘14 John Schmitt Karen Schneider Katy Schneider ‘14 Meg Schneider Judith A. and Morton W. Schomer + Abigail Elek Schor Kevin C. Schreck ‘11 Barbara and Dick Schreiber + David L. and Rebecca Y. Schroedel + Holly Schroeder ‘11 Laura Schubert ‘12 + Dr. Donald I. Schwab Joseph Schwaiger ‘71 David J. Schwartz Jeffrey H. Schwartz ‘66 + Frederick W. Schwerin Jr. Roger N. Scotland ‘93 + Courtney Scott ‘99 Marc Scott and Sheree Clement Joanne Seador Dr. Richard Seager Elisabeth Searles Christina Sebastian + Elizabeth Sederbaum John and Aija Sedlak + Drs. Ellen Seely and Jonathan Strongin + Camden G. Segal ‘11 Evan J. Seitchik ‘12 Mark W. Sell George A. Selmont Jr. ‘89 Peggy E. and William S. Seltz Henry Seltzer ‘06 + Theo Seman ‘14 Dr. Dale Senior and Carroll Senior Caroline Senter Dagni and Martin Senzel + Thomas V. Serino ‘10 + David Serlin and Brian Selznick Gerald Serotta Maro Rose Sevastopoulos ‘00 + Daniel Severson ‘10 Karimah Shabazz ‘15 Alexandra M. Shafer ‘78 and Denis Duman + Negar Shahbaz Finnegan Shanahan ‘14 Torrey Shanks Denise and Lawrence Shapiro Harold M. and Myra Shapiro + Jessica S. Shapiro ‘03
Peter Shapiro ‘01 Stephanie R. Shapiro ‘87 Zachary Shapiro ‘13 + Rahul Sen Sharma Molly Sharp Timothy D. Sharpe and Rev. Alison Quinn + Valerie A. Sharper ‘81 + Frances Sharpless Sarit Shatken ‘05 Adam Shatz Yee Stacy Shau + Arthur Shaw Calvin Shaw Christopher Shaw ‘71 Darla H. and Bernard M. Shaw Joshua Shaw ‘96 + Julian R. Shaw Scott J. Shaw Tara Sheffer ‘13 David and Amy Shein John P. Shekitka MAT ‘11 Catherine Shell ‘11 Bryan G. Shelton ‘98 Elizabeth K. and James Shequine + Eric and Olga Shewfelt Motoyuki Shibata + Claire P. Shindler ‘86 + Donna Shinkawa Laurence Shire + Natalie Shivers Marta Shocket ‘09 + Andrea Sholler Andrew J. Shookhoff ‘72 + Brenda Shorkend Margery Short Dianne E. Shortall ‘65 Eric and Karin Shrubsole David and Jeanne Shub Barbara Shulman Corinne Shutack Marcella and Thomas Shykula + Tiffany Sia ‘10 and Andrew Vaterlaus-Staby ‘10 Philip Siblo-Landsman ‘09 Mackie H. Siebens ‘12 + Marjorie and Thomas Siebens Nancy Sieber Philip A. Siebert Leslie Siegel Seth M. Siegel and Rachel S. Ringler Kat and David Siegfried ‘00 Natasha and Richard J. Sigmund + Ellen Y. and Joel O. Silberman James Silbert Barry Silkowitz ‘71 + Renee Silver James Silverberg Dara Silverman ‘95 Dr. Lance Silverman Scott H. Silverman and Karen Sandlin Silverman + Tomas Simko Charles and Heidi Simmons Hildy Simmons Elizabeth Simon Sonia and David L. Simon + Katherine and Ned Simpson + Lowery S. Sims Danielle Sinay ‘13 Mr. and Mrs. H. Lawrence Singband + Jennifer M. Singleton ‘85 + Peter Sipperley Anne-Marie Sircello
Norman J. and Charlotte T. Sissman Jennifer and Greg Skura + Alan Skvirsky ‘61 + Jane and Allan Slater Helen Slavin Marjorie Slome and Kenneth S. Stern ‘75 + John E. Slote + Dr. John A. and Mary Anne Smallwood + Ian P. Smedley ‘13 + Thomas Smerling Orlando and Pamela L. Smiley Audrey Mae ‘78 and Robert P. Smith + Barbara A. Smith Betsy Covington Smith + Brendan Smith ‘14 Carole-Jean Smith ‘66 + Christine A. Smith Courtney Smith + Faith K. Smith Geoffrey W. Smith George A. Smith ‘82 + John and Diane Smith Malissa Smith and John D. Stevenson + Regina Keyhna Smith ‘16 Dr. Richard K. Smith ‘65 + William Smith ‘13 Fran D. Smyth Robert J. and Susan D. Smythe Zachary Snow Elizabeth Snowden Adam Snyder ‘89 + Allison Snyder Mary Snyder ‘81 Luke W. Sobocinski Joseph Sobota Richard Soderquist Ken Soehner Irving Solero Sarah and Howard Solomon + Beverly and Barry Solow + Elisabeth Sommerfelt + Carol S. Sonnenschein ‘53 + Lia Soorenian ‘14 Jeannie and Louis Sorell + Joshua Sorell ‘10 Dale F. and Heidi C. Sorenson + Manuel A. and Maria-Elena Soto + James and Noell Sottile + Arthur and Donna Soyk + Tami I. Spector Ph.D. ‘82 + John L. Speers Linda C. Burgess Speirs ‘90 + Gretchen B. Sperka Spyridon and Phoebe Spetsieris Judith S. Spier ‘73 Sebastian Spitz Toba Spitzer Marcia Sprules + Archana Sridhar ‘98 and Kevin O’Neill + Alexandra Stahl ‘10 Diane D. and Dr. Karl C. Stajduhar Laura E. Stamas ‘97 + Lisa Foley Stand ‘80 + Catherine Stankowski Linda C. Stanley Lindsay A. Stanley ‘12 + Barbara Stark + Cruce Stark Ruth Starkman Glenn and Agnes Statile Arthur Stein Joan M. Stein + Marion P. Stein ‘48 +
+ Donor has given for three or more consecutive fiscal years
Billy Steinberg ‘72 Margery Steinberg Lionel Steketee Peggy Steketee Eleanor and Charles W. Stendig + Sharron L. Stenger Andrew C. Stephens ‘05 + Lydia Sterling + Dr. and Mrs. E. Mark Stern Meghan P. Stern ‘93 Linda Steubesand Christopher Steussy ‘89 Abigail L. Stevens ‘11 John A. Stevens ‘94 Mavis and Harold Stevens Theresa Adams Stevens ‘86 + Brian and Carolyn D. Stewart Donald J. Stewart Serena Rhinelander Stewart Susan Stewart Shelley Stile Michael Stiller ‘83 Molly F. Stockley ‘96 + Dr. Brooks W. and Susan B. Stoddard June E. Stoddard Paul Stoddard Adina-Raluca V. Stoica ‘11 Stephanie Stokes + Eve-Alice Stoller Dennis Stone Jackie Stone ‘11 Justin H. Stone Michael A-B Stone ‘00 + Franz N. Stoppenbach Janet Stormes Steve Stottlemyre Raissa St. Pierre ‘87 Donald Strauss Sarah Smith Strauss ‘93 + Drs. Marilyn J. and Robert A. Strawbridge Dr. Jack D. and Mrs. Sonia M. Street Susan Strehle Jeremy Strick Dr. Rae Strickland ‘79 Mary T. Strieder Ingemann H. and Melanie J. Strigel Mark E. Stroock II ‘47 + Amy Strumbly ‘11 + Erika Stump Drs. Albert ‘48 and Eve M. ‘49 Stwertka + Angelique A. and Seymour S. Sub + Debora T. and Steven A. Such Gretchen E. L. Suess ‘95 Richard Suett Kathleen P. Sullivan Carol Summers ‘51 + Daksha M. Susania Cynthia Sutliffe Marina Park Sutton ‘78 + Mark W. Sutton + Janos Sutyak ‘13 Michael Swain ‘15 Cynthia D. Swanberg Amy Swancar Ann D. and Peter O. Swanson + Cari A. and David H. Swanson Dean Swanson Rachel Swanson ‘16 Mary Beth Sweet + William M. Swenson Dr. F. C. Swezy ‘60 Karen L. Swicker ‘75
John Bard Society members names are bolded
Laura Swift Jasper Swiniuch Elizabeth K. Swoboda ‘09 Thomas M. Swope Karen Sy de jesus Luke Syson + Lester Szmigiel Dr. Marika Ruth Glixman Taaffe ‘67 Kiyo C. Tabery ‘76 Dr. Carla E. Sayers Tabourne ‘69 Prof. Sarolta Takacs Lee Talbot ‘01 Kornelia Tamm ‘00 Tomoki Tanaka Corina Tanasa ‘00 + Pearl Tang ‘11 Joanna Tanger ‘07 + Joshua P. Tanner ‘12 Stephen Tappis and Carol Travis + Karen Targove Elaine Tate Stephen W. Tator ‘51 + Steven Tatum ‘12 Barbara Tavora-Jainchill Hannah Taylor ‘16 Lauren Taylor ‘10 + M. Paige Taylor ‘99 + Sarah T. Taylor ‘11 Stefanie M. Taylor Jessica and Peter Tcherepnine + Olivier te Boekhorst ‘93 + Peggy L. Teich Paul Teitelbaum Marlene Tejada ‘09 Tamara Telberg Ann Temkin Alan S. and Barbara L. Tepper + Douglas Terwilliger Claudia Testa Lori Testa Chris and Mila Tewell + Nora Tezanos + Anthony Thacher and Barrett Thacher Rev. Sarah and Nicholas Thacher Emma Thake ‘13 Patricia Thatcher + Nathalie Theberge Jan Theunis Carlin Thomas Paul and Lisa Thomas S. Rebecca Thomas Scott E. Thomas ‘85 + Holly A. Thompson Julia C. and Peter C. Thompson Mitchell D. Throop ‘80 Tina Thuermer ‘73 + Jessie Thurston ‘02 + Vadim Tikhomirov William Tilghman ‘14 Jill Timbers and Leo Saajasto Louis A. Tocco Jr. Edward P. Todd Stephen Haswell Todd ‘07 + Mark R. Toffolo + Ani Toncheva ‘09 Joshua Toon Gabrielle E. and Robert C. Torphy Emily Town Dr. Josh and Joyce Trabulus Lynn Tracey Phuc ‘95 and Susan ‘96 Tran + Zana Tran ‘12 Kristin Trautman + Seth B. Travins ‘97 +
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Supporters, cont. Dr. Toni-Michelle C. Travis ‘69 + James Treanor Jamie Treanor ‘75 Bianca Tredennick Dr. Leslie Tremaine Stephen B. Tremaine ‘07 + Susan Cutler Tremaine Olivia Troiano Randy J. Tryon David Tsang ‘03 + Dawn Tsien Thu Dat Tu ‘97 + Tracy T. Tubb ‘01 Elijah S. Tucker ‘05 Jonathan B. Tucker Susan B. Tucker Patricia Tuckman Robert E. Tully + Preston Turco Patrick C. and Valerie Turlan James and Sean Turner + Joshua Tyler ‘06 Anahid M. Ugurlayan Barbara Uhl Emiljana Ulaj ‘12 + Lorelle Ulfers Zubeida Ullah ‘97 Jane and Lawrence Ulman Jeremy W. Ulman ‘12 Karen Unger + Martha G. Upshaw and Dr. H. Tucker Upshaw Haruko Uramatsu + Christopher Uraneck ‘99 + Nancy and Darrell Urban Wendy and Russell Urban-Mead Lisa Urchin Elisa Ureña ‘07 Toby Usnik and Harlan Bratcher Vincent Vaccaro Anne Vachon ‘10 + Ellen Thayer Vahan Regina Vaicekonyte ‘11 Arturo Valbuena + Iren S. Valentine ‘92 + Gerard Vallone Terry Vance Bo Van Den Assum Ellen van der Meulen Edward S. Vander Veen Roy Van Driesche and Sheila Marks + Griffin van Horne ‘16 Coco Vanmeerendonk Olivia van Melle Kamp + Marsdin T. Van Order Els Van Peborgh Mary and Richard van Valkenburg + Al Varady ‘88 + Christine Vassallo Emilie Vassar ‘05 Gilbert Veconi + Vannessa Velez Robert Vermeulen George and Odette Verven Gerald Vetter Victor M. Victoria ‘80 Mark Viebrock ‘76 + Dr. Paul F. Vietz ‘52 + Loretta A. Villani Nikolaos Villani Pamela Villars ‘75 + Donna Viola Nicolas Viollet ‘15 Linda A. Visser
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JOHN BARD SOCIETY NEWS Bard lost two dear friends this past spring: George Coulter ’51 and Brandon Grove Jr. ’50. Both were loyal alumni and longtime members of the John Bard Society (JBS). We remember them fondly and deeply appreciate their generosity.
George Coulter ’51 (left) at his 50th class reunion in 2001 photo Don Hamerman
“Did I ever tell you the story about the still in the closet? Or when I was elected chairman of my house government as a sophomore?” Conversations with George Coulter were always filled with his fond memories of Bard—anecdotes about Professor of Chemistry Theodore Sottery, stories of good times living in a dorm, or remembering various antics on campus and in Red Hook. George, who was immensely proud of his Bard education (and dental training at Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery, class of 1954) passed away last May. He will be greatly missed at the annual John Bard Society (JBS) lunch. Since graduating from Bard, George faithfully joined his classmates at their reunions, donated to Bard beginning in 1964, attended JBS luncheons and alumni/ae holiday parties, supported special campaigns—including those for the Stevenson Library and Bertelsmann Campus Center—and was always ready to chat with a fellow Bardian, whether a classmate or a recent graduate. He practiced dentistry in Pawling for four decades and served on numerous town boards, as well as those of the Pawling Free Library and Pawling Savings Bank, where he was chairman of the board before and after it went public as Progressive Bank. George supported the Bard College Fund, which allows the College to allocate donations to wherever they are needed most. Through a generous bequest, he will continue to help support Bard’s greatest need: scholarships. We will miss George’s friendship, but his love for Bard and belief in the power of a liberal arts education will continue through the many students who will receive a Bard education thanks to his aid.
Brandon Grove Jr. ’50 receiving an honorary degree at Bard’s 150th commencement in 2010. photo Karl Rabe
Following a distinguished career in the U.S. Foreign Service, Brandon Grove received an honorary doctorate of humane letters at Bard’s 150th Commencement. His Senior Project explored U.S. foreign policy formation in the executive branch of government; he went on to receive an M.P.A. degree from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He entered the Foreign Service in 1959 and served throughout the world—India, the Ivory Coast and Zaire, East Germany, Jerusalem, and Panama. In addition, he was director of and a teacher at the Foreign Service Institute, chairman of the editorial board of the Foreign Service Journal, and author of numerous articles and essays on international relations. Bard honored him with the John Dewey Award for Distinguished Public Service in 1990. In 2005, he published his autobiography, Behind Embassy Walls: The Life and Times of an American Diplomat. Through it all he took time to speak to Bard alumni/ae about the Foreign Service and meet with students on campus, sharing his experiences and offering advice. On the occasion of his 50th reunion, Brandon again returned to Bard. He said of his visit, “Those buildings spoke of learning and community life, of artistic focus and physical fitness. They still do. Bard’s natural setting exerts a unique pull on my emotions. For me, there is nowhere a more wondrous sense of the moods, colors, and smells of changing seasons than at Bard.” Wanting Bard students to have the opportunity to learn about American foreign policy, Brandon’s bequest will support activities that promote understanding of how that policy is made and carried out. We are grateful to Brandon for his appreciation of the College and generosity to current and future Bardians.
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