Bardian - Winter 2020

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Bardian BARD COLLEGE FALL 2020


Dear Bard Alumni/ae, Family, and Friends: While no one could have expected the Class of 2020 to complete their final courses and turn in their Senior Projects under the circumstances they did, I think we can all agree it was a memorable semester! May brought us continuing pandemic quarantine and societal upheaval, and Bardians heeded the call by helping those in need, showing up for protests, and making demands for social justice, inclusion, and diversity loud and clear. Though the final “Hurrah!” of Commencement was first delayed and then transformed into a live virtual event, hearing Chair of the Board of Trustees James Cox Chambers ’81 charge the class with a rousing call to action and the amazing David Byrne give such a great salute to our new graduates sealed for me the bond between our newest alumni/ae and all of us who’ve come before. First Year students arrived on campus in August for the Language and Thinking Program, and the reopening KC Serota ’04 of the college necessitated measures for social distancing and other safety procedures. Students have been making photo Karl Rabe masks, food is being delivered, and classes are taking place in unique ways (pull up a tent). In this issue, you’ll read about the Open Society University Network (OSUN), an innovative initiative that will create international opportunities for liberal arts education in underserved communities. Bard has an important role in the network, and OSUN will provide incredible resources and opportunities for the community. You will also read about some great milestones: Bard’s MFA Program turns 40 and the Center for Curatorial Studies is 30. And there are tributes to Stuart Stritzler-Levine and Luis García Renart, both of whom were important members of the College who passed away this year. As this unforgettable year comes to a close, myriad social, political, and scientific concerns remain with us. As does our “place to think.” We need to keep the spirit of critical analysis alive in everything we do. Bard occupies an essential place in the world, working as it does toward solutions to imbalances in access to higher education. President Botstein’s message to the community from May 31 outlined the failures of our society and the need for education and opportunity to help combat systemic racism. We must take on this charge and use the powers of reason, speech, activism, and energy that our Bard education has given us. Heed the challenge to speak up against injustice and work for the betterment of society. In solidarity, healthy and action! KC Serota ’04, President, Board of Governors, Bard College Alumni/ae Association kserota@bard.edu

board of governors of the bard college alumni/ae association KC Serota ’04, President Mollie Meikle ’03, Vice President Gerry Pambo-Awich ’08, Secretary/Treasurer Beth Shaw Adelman ’74 Robert Amsterdam ’53 Hannah Becker ’11 Brendan Berg ’06 Jack Blum ’62 Hannah Byrnes-Enoch ’08 Matthew Cameron ’04 Kathleya Chotiros ’98 Charles Clancy III ’69 Peter Criswell ’89 Michelle Dunn Marsh ’95 Nicolai Eddy ’14 Nolan English ’13 Randy Faerber ’73, Events Committee Cochair Andrew F. Fowler ’95 Kate Nemeth Fox ’11 Jazondré Gibbs ’19 Eric Goldman ’98 Alexander Habiby ’18 Boriana Handjiyska ’02, Career Connections Committee Cochair Nikkya Hargrove ’05, Diversity Committee Chair Sonja Hood ’90 Miriam Huppert ’13 Maud Kersnowski-Sachs ’86 Kenneth Kosakoff ’81 Darren Mack ’13 Peter F. McCabe ’70 Ryan Mesina ’06 Steven Miller ’70 Anne Morris-Stockton ’68 Anna Neverova ’07, Career Connections Committee Cochair; Bard Music Festival Junior Committee Cochair

board of trustees of bard college Karen G. Olah ’65 Claire Phelan ’11 Dan Severson ’10 Levi Shaw-Faber ’15, Communications Chair Genya Shimkin ’08, Young Alumni/ae Advisory Council of the Center for Civic Engagement Cochair George A. Smith ’82, Events Committee Cochair Lindsay Stanley ’12 Geoffrey Stein ’82 Walter Swett ’96 Paul Thompson ’93 Kristin Waters ’73 Zubeida Ullah ’97, Nominations Committee Chair Brandon Weber ’97 Ato Williams ’12 Nanshan (Nathan) Xu ’17 Emeritus/a Claire Angelozzi ’74 Dr. Penny Axelrod ’63 Dr. Miriam Roskin Berger ’56 Cathaline Cantalupo ’67 Arnold Davis ’44 Kit Ellenbogen ’52 Barbara Grossman Flanagan ’60 Diana Hirsch Friedman ’68 R. Michael Glass ’75 Dr. Ann Ho ’62 Charles Hollander ’65 Maggie Hopp ’67 Cynthia Hirsch Levy ’65 Susan P. Playfair ’62 Roger N. Scotland ’93 Dr. Toni-Michelle C. Travis ’69 Barbara Crane Wigren ’68

James C. Chambers ’81, Chair George F. Hamel Jr., Vice Chair Emily H. Fisher, Vice Chair Elizabeth Ely ’65, Secretary; Life Trustee Stanley A. Reichel ’65, Treasurer; Life Trustee Fiona Angelini Roland J. Augustine Leonard Benardo Leon Botstein+, President of the College Mark E. Brossman Jinqing Cai Marcelle Clements ’69, Life Trustee The Rt. Rev. Andrew M. L. Dietsche, Honorary Trustee Asher B. Edelman ’61, Life Trustee Robert S. Epstein ’63 Barbara S. Grossman ’73, Alumni/ae Trustee Andrew S. Gundlach Matina S. Horner+ Charles S. Johnson III ’70 Mark N. Kaplan, Life Trustee George A. Kellner Fredric S. Maxik ’86 James H. Ottaway Jr., Life Trustee Hilary C. Pennington Martin Peretz, Life Trustee Stewart Resnick, Life Trustee David E. Schwab II ’52 Roger N. Scotland ’93, Alumni/ae Trustee Annabelle Selldorf Mostafiz ShahMohammed ’97 Jonathan Slone ’84 Alexander Soros Jeannette H. Taylor+ James A. von Klemperer Brandon Weber ’97, Alumni/ae Trustee Susan Weber Patricia Ross Weis ’52 +ex officio

office of development and alumni/ae affairs Debra Pemstein, Vice President for Development and Alumni/ae Affairs 845-758-7405, pemstein@bard.edu Jane Brien ’89, Director of Alumni/ae Affairs 845-758-7406, brien@bard.edu Steven Swyryt, Assistant Director of Alumni/ae Affairs 845-758-7084, sswyryt@bard.edu Carly Hertica, Communications Associate, Alumni/ae Affairs 845-758-7089, chertica@bard.edu Catherine Susser, Program Associate, Alumni/ae Affairs 845-758-7116, csusser@bard.edu 1-800-BARDCOL alumni@bard.edu annandaleonline.org #bardianandproud @bardalumni @bardcollege

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above Leon Botstein conducts The Orchestra Now, Bard Music Festival, Out of the Silence. photo Karl Rabe cover Bard students overcame decades of voter-suppression efforts and successfully petitioned for a poll location on campus for the 2020 general election (see page 47). photo Karl Rabe

Bardian FALL 2020

Russell Craig, Portrait of Rodney Spivey-Jones, on view in the exhibition Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration at MoMA PS1 from September 17, 2020 to April 4, 2021. Image courtesy of MoMA PS1. photo by Matthew Septimus. Russell Craig ’22, Bard Microcollege at Brooklyn Public Library student, painted this portrait of Bard Prison Initiative alumnus Rodney Spivey-Jones ’17, on pages from art history books and the Bard College reader. Craig was inspired by seeing Spivey-Jones in the recent PBS documentary series College Behind Bars (see Bardian, Winter 2019).

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Bard Responds to a Global Pandemic

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A Man of Stature, and Lofty Ideals

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The Place Where the Arts Meet . . . Is a Person

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Let’s Get Physics, Y’all

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A Cello Virtuoso Who Was Born to Teach

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Seeing Dreams

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Leading the Way

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Education for the Global Good

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160th Commencement

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On and Off Campus

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Class Notes

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Books by Bardians

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Honor Roll of Donors


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bard responds to a global pandemic by James Rodewald ’82

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Bard was able to welcome first-year students in early August and returning students and new transfers two weeks later thanks to the coordinated efforts of state and local authorities, public health officials, and the College’s partners at Nuvance Health (the health care system that includes Northern Dutchess and Vassar Brothers Hospitals). Though it also took a tremendous amount of work by faculty and staff, it was the students’ commitment to understanding, following, and adjusting to the complex and ever-evolving protocols that made reopening possible. By taking responsibility not only for themselves but for the health and safety of neighbors, friends, and strangers, they truly embody the best of what Bard is about.

Maggie Hazen, Bard Studio Arts visiting artist in residence (left), and Lauren Enright, founder and CEO of Axiom Climate, display the face shields they produced with 3D printers for frontline workers.


Instruction is in full swing, with a more spread out class schedule to decrease density in all areas, from classrooms to hallways to Kline Commons to the many tents that have been erected to allow for outdoor instruction (weather permitting). The option to learn, and to teach, remotely was made available; out of nearly 1,700 undergraduates, 228 are studying remotely (87 of those are international students), and more than 80 percent of classes are meeting in person. The COVID-19 crisis mainly presents daunting challenges, but there are also opportunities to reimagine and reform existing systems. This fall, a new suite of multidisciplinary Common Courses created specifically for incoming first-year students was offered: Epidemics, Society, and Culture covers the history, science, and art of protecting the health of populations and the social, political, philosophical, and cultural implications of public health catastrophes. The Making of Citizens: Local, National, Global interrogates and analyzes the concept of citizenship and seeks to encourage students to think about how citizenship emerges, exists, and differs at the local, national, and global levels, and what forms of participation are necessary to sustain meaningful citizenship for themselves and others. Resilience, Survival, and Extinction introduces students to methods of biological analysis and cultural interpretation that explore the many ways we understand resilience, survival, and extinction. The course addresses the idea of evolution and the nature of change in human and natural history, including widespread biodiversity loss, from the perspective of the sciences and the humanities. Designing for Immediate Futures invites students to approach design as a tool for reflecting on the existing worlds in which we find ourselves and as a means to rethink them and invent new ones. And Alternate Worlds asks to what extent our experience of the “real world” (including real crises, like the current coronavirus epidemic) is mediated by imagined ones, by considering counterfactual histories, fantastical literary works, and utopias or dystopias. Bard is a place to think, but it’s also a place to speak, a place to listen, and a place to act. Americans of color are suffering disproportionately in this health crisis and the national failure to combat it; the tragic consequences of our unacceptable long-term tolerance of economic and social inequality are starkly obvious. The painful events of this summer inspired Black students, alumni/ae, faculty, and staff to share their experiences of racism and violence and call for a more just, equitable, and inclusive campus community. Drew Thompson, associate professor of Africana and historical studies, curated a series of video conversations called “Reflecting on the Moment” that drew on the rich personal experiences and expertise of the Bard community to present approaches for community activism and engagement in the name of racial equity and justice. Lyford Paterson Edwards and Helen Gray Edwards Professor of Historical Studies Myra Young Armstead invited community members to speak to “systemic racism nationally and globally through the In the Moment essay collection, which documents a critical inflection point in national and local history.” And the Presidential Commission on Racial Equity and Justice was established, chaired by Dean of Inclusive Excellence Kahan Sablo,

with Armstead and Dinaw Mengestu, professor of written arts and director of the Written Arts Program, as vice-chairs. As President Botstein wrote when he shared news of the commission’s founding, “Every institution in American civil society, particularly colleges and universities, must play a part in creating fundamental change. To that end, each institution should assess its past, analyze its present practices, and produce a plan for the future.” Throughout the Bard community, those who’ve been able to come back to campus see the preciousness of the in-person Bard experience in a more vivid light than ever. It’s an experience worth defending and supporting, and the work continues. Having successfully navigated the campus reopening, which required students to test negative for COVID-19 within five days before arriving on campus and to take a second test five to 10 days after arrival, measures were instituted to maintain a healthy and safe environment in Annandale. In consultation with Nuvance, the College developed a detailed plan for surveillance testing in which a significant random sample of the Bard community is tested on a weekly basis to monitor any potential spread of the virus. If a positive case is identified, additional “surge testing” will be implemented, along with a contact tracing program that will test all close contacts and isolate them while awaiting their test results. This comprehensive testing strategy aims to maintain a clear and accurate assessment of the health of the Bard community and to facilitate immediate response to any positive case. (You can search daily test results for schools in New York State, including Bard, at schoolcovidreportcard.health.ny.gov.) Getting to the start line at all was a challenge. That journey began back in March, when it became clear that shutting down was the only option. Information was scarce, so on March 16, the first day most staff began to work from home in response to the spread of the virus, Dean of the College Deirdre d’Albertis launched “Ask an Expert” on Google Classroom. Tapping into the wide range of knowledge and expertise in the Bard community, the online forum addressed issues raised by COVID-19. Felicia Keesing, David and Rosalie Rose Distinguished Professor of Science, Mathematics, and Computing and a biologist who studies the transmission of infectious diseases, contributed the first entry, a clear and concise explanation of what needed to be done and why. That was followed the next day by Visiting Professor of Global Public Health and Human Rights Helen Epstein’s somewhat chilling assessment of the measures that had been taken to that point and what steps would be necessary to manage the pandemic. Over the subsequent weeks, contributions included reflections on the influenza pandemic of 1918 from Professor Armstead, who examined the “View from North America”; Francis Flournoy Professor of European History and Culture Sean McMeekin on that flu’s spread to Europe and beyond; and a look at what happened in Annandale during that time from Bard College Archivist Helene Tieger ’85. Armstead later tackled the racial dimensions of the pandemic; Associate Professor of Economics Pavlina Tcherneva made the case for a federal jobs guarantee; a number of papers on the economic effects of COVID-19 from Levy Institute scholars were posted;

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there was a mask-making primer from Executive Assistant to the President Saidee Brown; Associate Professor of Photography Tim Davis ’91 explored how “this crisis has made all of [us] think like photographers”; and Professor of Biology Michael Tibbetts shared news of an intriguing possible therapeutic treatment derived from llamas (say “llama nanobodies” three times fast). Faculty and staff were deeply engaged in volunteer efforts as well. Ivonne Santoyo-Orozco and Ross Exo Adams of the Bard Architecture Program; Maggie Hazen and Melinda Solis from Studio Arts; Information Technology Services’ Doug O’Connor, Hayden Sartoris, and Christopher Ahmed; and the Philosophy Program’s Katie Tabb produced face shields for frontline health-care workers (two 3D printers were loaned by Bard physicist Paul CaddenZimansky; Hazen and Solis used 3D printers purchased with proceeds from a GoFundMe campaign established by MFA alumna Luba Drozd ’15 that raised more than $20,000). Fisher Center Costume Shop Supervisor Moe Schell and others from her team, Audrey Smith from Buildings and Grounds, Rosalia Reifler from Environmental Services, and Brown sewed 200 facemasks for essential College employees on campus. Students who remained on campus faced different challenges than those who had returned home. The Alumni/ae Association Board of Governors heard the call when Justyn Diaz ’20 informed them that those sheltering in Annandale were experiencing a snack shortage. Board members Michelle Dunn Marsh ’95, Claire Phelan ’11, and Genya Shimkin ’08 led the charge, raising money and awareness to address the deficit. Bjorn Quenemon ’03 and Jamie O’Shea ’03, whose BjornQorn has appeared on Saturday Night Live and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and received raves from Modern Farmer, GQ, Bon Appetit, and many others, sent popcorn. Lisa Newmann ’75 donated boxes of her delicious and stimulating JavaUp snacks, which are made with coffee beans sourced by No. Six Depot, a roaster in the Berkshires. The caffeine may have contributed to the impressive level of student engagement in evidence these past months. Syl Shread ’22, Finn Tait ’22, and Jackie Lerman ’22 formed the Student Response Team, which coordinates food and medicine deliveries to students who need them. Caroline He ’23 was head organizer of a Coronavirus Relief Benefit Concert, which took place in Olin Hall on February 22 and raised more than $16,000 for medical supplies for a hospital in China’s Hubei Province. Volunteers of CultureConnect, a Trustee Leaders Scholar project that sends students to tutor newly immigrated families in Red Hook and Rhinebeck elementary schools, moved—along with everyone else—to technology. However, since many of their charges don’t have computers, they met with their 17 students at least once a week over the phone to do activities. Isabel Ballard ’21, Grace Carter ’21, and Jamie Hoelzel ’21 established a “food support closet” as an initiative of the Wellness Club. Post-outbreak, they shifted to an order-and-deliver system in which students fill out a Google form and the Student Response Team picks up the order and delivers it to the student’s door. About 60 packages—food, soap, shampoo, and other necessities—were being

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delivered a week. As part of an Engaged Liberal Arts and Sciences course, Keyvious Avery ’21 and Aidan Galloway ’21 created Thrive On! Kingston, which distributes resource kits containing masks, wipes, and personal protective equipment as well as soap, shaving kits, body wash, shampoo, reusable bags, water bottles, notebooks, pens, and blankets to high-volume homeless shelters in Kingston and to the community organization Beyond The 4 Walls Outreach Program. Bard students also volunteered with Red Hook Responds, which Dan Budd of Taste Budd’s Café organized, with the support of the town and village of Red Hook. The helpline for residents in need of grocery and prescription delivery quickly turned its attention to meal delivery. Several Bard students, including Emma Bernstein ’20 and Bree Bogle ’22, worked remotely as operators and shift leaders. Recognizing that this is going to be a challenging job market to break into, alumni/ae generously shared their professional expertise and offered mentorship to students, particularly the class of 2020, in a series of Career Development Office online panels with Bardians working in freelance journalism and media; finance, economics, and business; tech, creative digital, and data; and the sciences. Volunteer efforts also addressed the needs of the spirit and soul. Bard College Conservatory faculty violist Molly Carr and her nonprofit, Project: Music Heals Us, put on concerts over the phone from around the country to COVID-19 patients in New York City hospitals. The Fisher Center graciously began presenting free online programming through its Upstreaming initiative, including live events such as the Bard College Theater and Performance Program production of Caryl Churchill’s Mad Forest, Neil Gaiman’s conversation with Hugo Award–winning author N. K. Jemisin, and Out of the Silence, the four-weekend Bard Music Festival (BMF), which celebrated Black composers alongside several previous BMF subjects. Upstreaming also made available curated archival events like Pam Tanowitz Dance company in a triple bill, including a SummerScape-commissioned solo for American Ballet Theater Principal Ashley Tuttle that was set to music by Carlos Chávez; Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s The Miracle Of Heliane; highlights from Live Arts Bard Biennials; two productions from director Daniel Fish: Acquanetta (his first show at Bard since SummerScape 2015, when he debuted his production of Oklahoma!, which went on to Broadway and subsequently won the 2019 Tony) and ETERNAL, an Upstreaming commission that reimagines a 2013 piece of his for a virtual context. Faculty and students have been forced to make radical adjustments; college admission offices have been no less stressed. Deadlines have been moved, events cancelled, and most of the usual ways of building a class had to be put aside, adjusted, or rethought entirely. Some of the creative measures taken by Bard Admission include a remarkably wide-ranging and engaging Virtual Open House for accepted students (videos from that event, including conversations between President Botstein and various faculty members, can be found at bard.edu/admission, along with a series of Alumni/ae Voices videos); establishment of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Advanced Achievement Scholars program, in which high-achieving


high school juniors who live within a 120-mile radius of Bard were able to apply through the newly created Entrance Exam for Early Admission; the Bard Baccalaureate, a new program for adults who want to begin or return to college; the Crisis Response Scholarship for year-two Bard High School Early College students; and more than 50 themed webinars, most of which have been recorded and can be used by families to get a sense of what Bard is all about. The show must go on. This year’s Undergraduate Awards Ceremony was, of course, virtual. It was also far better than TV. Dean of the College Deirdre d’Albertis and Dean of Studies David Schein presented the awards and announced the winners, but President Botstein provided the entertainment. Many of the named prizes were established in honor of figures from Bard’s history, often by their families, and the brief stories Botstein told about some of the College’s great characters—like Mary McCarthy, Muriel DeGré, and Charlie Patrick—were fascinating and funny, and a very welcome relief from pandemic infographics. This year’s graduating Film and Electronic Arts Program students gathered online for their “party, ceremonial toast, and primal scream to celebrate the submission of Senior Projects” on Zoom. They had a surprise visitor in the virtual form of film editor Jinmo Yang ’03, whose most recent project was the multiple Academy Award-winning Parasite. Director of Alumni/ae Affairs Jane Brien ’89 hosted a series of Zoom Q&As with Botstein. (Archived videos can be found on the Bard College Alumni/ae Association YouTube page.) Athletic Director Kristen Hall and Sports Information director James Sheahan, along with coaches and several scholar athletes, put together a stirring virtual awards ceremony. It was assuredly bittersweet for the seniors; while welldeserved recognition for their achievements was welcome, it was yet another reminder that, for most of them, their days of intercollegiate competitive sports were over, prematurely taken away along with so much else. Bard Music Connects highlights the work of a wide array of Bard musicians, including students, faculty, and alumni/ae of the Conservatory, the Music Program, and The Orchestra Now. Its YouTube channel highlights all types of music and draws on the remarkable breadth of Bard’s musical talents and activities. Since early April, more than 40 videos have been posted. There are bassoon, clarinet, harp, horn, oboe, trombone, trumpet, tuba, and viola tutorials; Maestro Leon Botstein discussing Mahler; a whistling compilation from Bard College Community Orchestra member Alex Luscher ’22; Yixin Wang ’23 of the Bard US-China Music Institute performing Eternal Sorrow of Lin’an on guzheng; a lovely rendition of Sous le ciel de Paris performed by soprano Addie Rose Forstman VAP ’19 with Edward Forstman on piano; Yue Sun BMus ’12 (listed on the credits as vocal 1, vocal 2, vocal chamber ensemble (10+), violin, percussion, video and audio editing) performing her first composition, “Again, We Hug”; and to get you dancing around your living room (or home office), Hailey McAvoy VAP ’20 performing the classic Ice, Ice Baby. McAvoy said what we’d all been thinking while in lockdown: “Yo man, let’s get out of here.”

top Jamie Hoelzel ’21, cofounder of the Bard Food Pantry, organizes supplies for students remaining on campus during the spring term. photo Annia Reyes center The founders of Thrive On! Kingston, Aidan Galloway ’21 (left) and Keyvious Avery ’21 (right) bottom Emma Bernstein ’20 working remotely for Red Hook Responds

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Stuart Stritzler-Levine. photo Don Hamerman


Stuart Stritzler-Levine, 87, professor emeritus of psychology and dean emeritus, died May 1. Stritzler-Levine, who joined the Bard faculty in 1964 and devoted 56 years of continuous service to the College, received his BA from New York University, MA from New School University, and PhD from SUNY Albany. Before coming to Bard he was a clinical research psychologist at Philadelphia State Hospital, where he worked in a National Institute of Mental Health project designed to rehabilitate patients with chronic mental illness. He also served as a clinical psychologist at Bordentown Reformatory in New Jersey. His teaching and research interests at Bard included social psychology, specifically obedience to authority, conformity, attitude measurement, and change; moral development; and experimental design. He was fascinated by the social psychologist Stanley Milgram, on whose work and legacy he was teaching a seminar last semester. “No one has worked as tirelessly and generously for Bard as Stuart did,” writes President Leon Botstein. “He loved the College, its mission, its people, its history, and its landscape. He was fastidious and disciplined, yet he made the time not only to work unstintingly but also to sit and talk with everyone, anytime.” Stritzler-Levine was dean of the College from 1980 to 2001. In those 21 years he oversaw innovations in the admission process, particularly the Immediate Decision Plan; the rapid growth of Bard’s enrollment and curriculum; and the College’s expansion into graduate education. He served as Dean of Studies at Bard High School Early College Manhattan from 2003 to 2009, then returned to teaching at Bard and at Simon’s Rock. Botstein writes, “He died in active service, not retired, as was his dream.” Even while fully occupied by his duties at the College, StritzlerLevine worked to extend liberal arts and sciences education to underserved communities. In 1999, he proposed a “bridge course” to expand the original Clemente Course, which was entering its fifth year of offering rigorous, university-level humanities instruction to low-income students. His recognition that some who had completed the course but not been able to go on to college would benefit from additional study led him to offer to design and teach this bridge course once a week. He did so without pay. His devotion to learning and to Bard students had no limits. He was legendary as a Senior Project adviser. Tom Maiello ’82, a former advisee, shares that Stritzler-Levine, knowing Maiello could not afford to continue his education after Bard, paid for his first post-graduate program. Maiello retired in 2013 after nearly 33 years as a director of admissions, Holocaust educator, adjunct professor of philosophy, and dean of admissions. Last year he went back to work. “I am in social services as part of a skilled health care team,” writes Maiello. “I dedicate it all to him and his being there at the right time.” Kenneth Stern ’75, director of Bard’s Center for Hate Studies, has had a long relationship with Stritzler-Levine, starting as a student and more recently as a colleague. “Stuart and I spoke frequently over the years, often about hate, especially given his expertise about Stanley Milgram,” writes Stern. “Stuart was always fascinated with the world

around him, and how to think about it. He was an eager supporter of the Center for Hate Studies (he and I had brainstormed about this idea for years) and a regular participant in the faculty reading group on hate.” Stern also shared a passion for fishing, and the two traded strategies, fish tales, and lures, beginning in Stern’s undergraduate days. “I moderated in the early ’70s,” recalls Stern. “My board insisted that I take a statistics class, which I did, with Stuart. It was not my favorite subject, but I loved the data set—Stuart’s summer catch of lake trout, which made me jealous of the quantity, length, width, weight, and every other measure of Stuart’s success.” Stritzler-Levine’s other passions included operas by Richard Wagner, the photography of Berenice Abbott, and sports, particularly basketball. In the mid 1970s, Charlie Patrick, Bard’s athletic director, asked if he would coach the varsity basketball team. Stritzler-Levine accepted and went about putting together a team. Before long, spurred on by “bus loads” of students, as Stritzler-Levine recalled at the 2014 Athletics Awards Banquet, who drove up to Columbia Greene Community College to cheer for Bard against Albany College of Pharmacy, the 1976–77 team came within seconds of a conference title game. “It was a splendid group of guys,” Stritzler-Levine said in 2014. “For a couple of years, or even three, we took ourselves seriously and practiced and learned and had a dress code and all that good stuff that being a team could be. The truth is I loved my squad.” For 56 years and counting, the Bard community has felt the same way about him. Stuart Stritzler-Levine is survived by his wife, Nina StritzlerLevine, professor of curatorial practice and director of Focus Projects exhibitions at the Bard Graduate Center; and two daughters, Ali SR ’15, and Jennifer. A third daughter, Jessica ’84, died in 2010.

The 1965 Bard Faculty (plus one) intramural team. Top row from left: Charlie Patrick, athletic director; William Lensing, philosophy professor; Hilton Weiss, chemistry professor. Bottom row from left: Terence Dewsnap, literature professor; Stuart Levine, psychology professor; Stanley A. Reichel ’65, life trustee and board treasurer; George Hayward, director of admissions. The team faced stiff competition from Ward Manor, led by Chevy Chase ’68. photo courtesy of Stanley A. Reichel ’65

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bard’s mfa program at 40

the place where the arts meet . . . is a person by Will Heinrich MFA ’13

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MFA students and professors in the early 1980s. photo Bard College Archives


MFA students and faculty discuss the work of sculptor Daniel Sullivan MFA ’20. photo Pete Mauney ’93 MFA ’00

The first thing I went to see at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) after its recent renovation was The Shape of Shape, the 14th edition of MoMA’s long-running Artist’s Choice series, in which a contemporary artist is asked to curate a show from the museum’s permanent collection. Turning the corner into Room 516, I felt as if I’d stumbled upon an orchestra playing the last movement of Beethoven’s Ninth. Amy Sillman MFA ’95, the New York City painter who organized The Shape of Shape with MoMA curator Michelle Kuo and curatorial assistant Jenny Harris, had filled the place with so many prints and paintings that my first impression was simply of riotous color and noise. Instead of fixing the pieces into a linear narrative or using them to illustrate one overarching point, Sillman left it to the viewer to draw connections. And because every viewer will do this differently, the exhibit comes across not as the usual lecture but as an electric, potentially infinite conversation. This dinner-party mode of curating is increasingly popular. After the renovation, most of MoMA’s collection was rehung along similar lines, if not always as successfully. It’s making itself felt in arts education, too. More and more American MFA programs are replacing topdown authority and explicit instruction with carefully guided but open-ended searches for meaning. In the museums, of course, the trend has many sources. It’s as much about knocking down exclusionary canons as it is about generating conversation. But in the acad-

emy, much of it can be traced back four decades to the founding of an interdisciplinary, low-residency MFA at Bard College. “What is proposed is different from other MFA programs,” the poet Robert Kelly declared in the program’s founding document. “The Bard Program addresses the place where the arts meet, and recognizes that place as a person—not as a set of theories or a set of skills. The work of the student is the center. That work will often enough involve exactly the accumulation and practice of skills, of making, and of judgment. But it will also entail learning about the world an artist makes by declaring it.” (The MFA program kicked off in the summer of 1981, but it became an official part of the College’s charter in December of 1980.) How exactly do you organize an infinite conversation? All the work in the MoMA show, I had been told, was concerned with shape, which sounded impossibly nebulous. Doesn’t all plastic art deal with shape? But once I got my bearings, and read Sillman’s impassioned wall text, I began to understand. These were pieces that emphasized shape disproportionately—which meant that they tended to be graphic, high contrast, and somewhere in the borderlands between the figurative and the abstract. I also began to notice, with increasing excitement, the way these densely hung artworks affected one another. The stubby back of someone’s head in a 1968 oil on board by Philip Guston made the the place where the arts meet . . . is a person 9


Sculptor Jacob Grossberg (left), who began teaching at Bard in 1969, helped create Bard’s MFA program and became its director in 1981, with painter Alan Cote, professor emeritus of studio arts. photo Bard College Archives

Poet Robert Kelly, who crafted the MFA Program’s founding document, with students in 1985. photo Michael Weisbrot and Family/Bard College Archives

large gray-green blot on a nearby Helen Frankenthaler (Commune, 1969) look like a face tipped back in imperious silence. This, in turn, gave the adjoining Lee Bontecou construction (Untitled, 1959) the look of a bulging saurian eyeball, and it lit up the glowing heart, clutched in a sooty fist, in a facing painting by Charline von Heyl (Igitur, 2008). Sillman’s wall text suggests that shape marks “what we consider to be the self,” and after starting from the Guston, I really did feel surrounded by so many portraits of a stubborn but protean human presence, maybe an artist’s, maybe my own. If I started somewhere else, though, my experience was entirely different. Chris Ofili’s tall, explicitly figurative painting The Raising of Lazarus (2007) was framed by a vibrant blue Matisse (Bather, 1909), a woodcut by the German expressionist E. L. Kirchner (Three Nudes in the Forest, 1933), and a fabric-on-canvas piece by Jorge Eielson called White Quipus (1964). Comparing Matisse’s bather and Ofili’s figures to the man leaning over in a Christopher Wool etching (Untitled, 1994), I might begin to think about posture. What does it communicate? How is it different from gesture? How do those terms translate into writing or visual art? Or I might notice the closely related shades of yellow in the Eielson, the Ofili, and the Kirchner and begin to compare the whole room to a mosaic or a tapestry. In the end, Sillman’s idea became clear to me, but it wasn’t one, pace the wall text, that was easily abstracted into language. It was an idea best expressed by the art works themselves. When the sculptor Arthur Gibbons began teaching at Bard in the summer of 1988, the program was, despite its interdisciplinary ambitions, still dominated by painters. But Gibbons, who became director of the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts just a few years later, recruited for the other disciplines aggressively. By the time Sillman came back to cochair painting in the late 1990s, every one of the six departments—painting, sculpture, writing, photography, film/video, and music/sound—was taking in approximately the same number of students each year. In its structure, the program still reflects the outsize influence of painting: There are disciplinary seminars and cross-disciplinary

reading groups, but the students’ chief activity is meeting one-onone with 30 or more of the professional artists who pass through every one of the program’s three summer terms. It’s a loose equivalent of the studio visits that painters and sculptors especially will be trying to arrange once they graduate. Most nights there are also all-school critiques of student work, another format that fits more comfortably with the making of objects than with time-based media. But in its conversations and relationships, the Bard MFA is as interdisciplinary as can be. A poet might find the most striking and transformative responses to her work coming from a painter, or vice versa. And the fact that everyone is trying to communicate without being able to count on any shared technical vocabulary gives the discourse a distinctive character, concrete in its references but strangely abstract in its overall movement. It takes time to catch on, and still more time to integrate. If the program’s 10-month intersessions are convenient for midcareer artists with jobs and families, they’re also about as long as it takes to think through what you see and hear in six weeks at Bard. Poet and longtime MFA faculty member Ann Lauterbach singles out the program for what she calls its “institutional alacrity,” pointing out that it has been able to respond quickly to a changing academic and creative environment because it “trusts in a group of people, not a single person. . . . At the core of this program is discourse, and discourse can make things happen.” Certain words float up again and again in the nightly critiques, emerging spontaneously to anchor the otherwise freewheeling conversations the way “shape” anchors MoMA’s Room 516. There must have been several such my own first summer, in 2010, but the one I remember is “anxiety.” I had come to Bard, after studying Japanese literature at Columbia and spending a fairly hermetic decade as a novelist, hoping to overhaul my creative practice and, not incidentally, find a community of peers. But with no substantial background either in contemporary art or in critical theory, I found the “crits” almost impossible to follow. I could recognize that the hundred-odd artists surrounding me, staring at work that as often as not was com-

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pletely opaque to me, too, were speaking English. But for the first few weeks, at least, I rarely had any idea what anyone was talking about. This might be one reason I initially felt most comfortable with classmates from other countries: I felt as if I’d wandered into a foreign country myself. One of these classmates was Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir MFA ’13, whose trajectory encapsulates the generative magic of the interdisciplinary. After college in Iceland and a master’s in visual anthropology from London’s Goldsmiths College, Gestsdóttir spent 10 years making documentary films. “I had mostly been making films about music or art,” she explains. “[But] they slowly became more and more artsy and abstract until I realized I wanted to be making art myself.” Though she enrolled in the film-video department, Gestsdóttir’s work continued evolving after she graduated. I was able to visit her during a 2017 group show at the Gerðarsafn in Kópavogur, Iceland, and the piece of hers I best remember was a sculpture, Who created the timeline? (Column). Cut out of a 7-foot-tall sheet of marble held in a black steel frame is the shape of a classical column. On the face of it, the sculpture is a clear shot at the social infrastructure that makes some, and only some, of our shared human history canonical. Without modes of teaching and learning almost as rigid as marble, the shape of a column wouldn’t have more resonance in Kópavogur than the shape of an adobe brick.

But because this is a column you can see through, the piece makes another point, this one about the fundamental mechanism of successful art. It’s only when you leave space for the viewer’s own imagination, when you present a set of facts or gestures and let the viewer draw her own conclusions, that your work is really alive. By the end of my own first summer at Bard, I could more or less follow the conversation, which was a great stroke of luck because that fall an editor I knew asked me to start writing reviews for the New York Observer. Over the next two years, even as I produced a tortured mix of fiction and memoir for the MFA, I reviewed something like 100 New York City gallery shows—about one for every third-year critique I attended. The time I spent in galleries trying to understand what the art was doing, and how to articulate my understanding, enriched my experience of Bard and its critiques even as those tense, dramatic, quickly moving critiques helped me learn to write about art. To me, it all felt like a single conversation. It’s a conversation, moreover, whose potential goes beyond art itself—as Lauterbach says, the Bard MFA’s creative, unfixed, non-hierarchical conversation relies on “the ways in which art making can be seen as an analogue to a kind of democratic ethos. Will Heinrich MFA ’13 was born in New York City and spent his early childhood in Japan. His second novel, The Pearls, was published by Elective Affinity, and he writes regularly about art for the New York Times.

MFA students perform a master’s thesis piece by—and with—Nawa Lanzilotti MFA ’20. photo Pete Mauney ’93 MFA ’00

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Rachel Spitz-Becker ‘12. photo Steve Riskind


alumni/ae come back to campus to tell their stories

let’s get physics, y’all by James Rodewald ’82

The remarkable Physics Program alumni/ae who returned to Annandale this year to share their research interests, career paths, and Bard memories with current students and the wider community weren’t butchers, bakers, or candlestick makers. There was, however, a violinmaker, a solar energy consultant, and the inventor of a drawing-based mathematics language. They came back to campus to participate in a seminar series organized by Antonios Kontos, assistant professor of physics since 2017. Hal Haggard, also assistant professor of physics, made formalizing the speaker series one of his priorities when he came to Bard in 2014. “Over the past few years, as more of our faculty are heavily engaged in physics research—we have a theoretical physicist, two experimentalists, and a brand new astronomer—the goals for the seminar have changed,” says Kontos. Some of those goals, he says, are to engage students with what is going on in physics beyond Bard, showcase possible career paths for physics students by inviting speakers from both inside and outside academia, provide opportunities for students to ask questions directly about careers and research, instill a sense of community for students in the program (a newly instituted ice-cream social—with ice cream made by students—is another such community-building measure), and bring people to Bard who are or could be research collaborators. The particular focus in the 2019–20 academic year was to invite back students of Professor of Physics Matt Deady (now emeritus) before his retirement. This wasn’t mere sentimentality—though the sentiment was lovely—the speakers are all doing remarkable things. After a semester of electronics with Burt Brody (now professor emeritus of physics) in which I marveled at Brody’s ability to make complicated and abstract ideas interesting and comprehensible, I enrolled in his physics class. It was twice as compelling, but 10 times harder, and I eventually gave up and dropped the class. I never stopped being interested in the subject, however, so when seminar announcements from the Physics Program started to hit my inbox last fall, I vowed to get to as many as I could. Most were way over my head, but all were thought provoking; I left each one with my mind reeling and my awe of fellow Bardians magnified. (For a complete list of Physics Program events, visit physics.bard.edu/events.) Trevor LaMountain ’15 is a doctoral candidate at Northwestern whose recent research is on hybrid states of light and matter. “Quantum states known as ‘exciton-polaritons,’ which exhibit properties of both light and matter, form when you put certain materials between two very closely spaced mirrors,” LaMountain explains. “I’m

studying new ways to manipulate and control these kinds of quantum states using very short pulses of light. By embedding semiconductors between two mirrors, we can greatly enhance the light-matter interaction, giving rise to much more exotic effects than just absorption, as in solar cells, or emission, as with LEDs.” In an email exchange after his talk (Controlling Hybrid States of Light and Matter in Atomically thin Semiconductors), LaMountain wrote, “I think one of Matt’s biggest attributes as a teacher at Bard was the amount of time he made available to students and the extent of his investment in us. Physics can feel intimidating, and Matt always made the time to meet with students and make it more accessible. He always knew how to solve a physics problem in three or more different ways, which is a broadly applicable strategy for approaching a lot of aspects of physics, especially experimental research in the lab (which is what I am doing now). When investigating open-ended research questions in the lab, it is really important to be aware of your choice in strategy for how you are trying to answer those questions. That way, if one approach fails, which happens more often than not in experimental work, you already have an idea for the next experiment to try. This kind of more abstract skill was definitely something that began developing for me while spending time solving textbook physics problems with Matt at Bard.” Deady’s influence went way beyond the textbook, though. LaMountain came from what he describes as a “nonacademic family,” and had assumed that graduate school would be beyond his means. “Matt was my adviser at Bard, and he was the first person to discuss graduate school with me.” LaMountain wrote. “He told me that PhDs in physics and related fields are typically funded by the university and get a stipend. Matt is from a similar background as me, which was also really encouraging. That early advising helped me believe that graduate work was something within reach, and I am extremely grateful to him for serving as a guide to all of it.” Megan Kerins ’06 has only recently begun her pursuit of a PhD, after more than a decade in the private sector and a stint with a sustainable-energy nonprofit. “I was trying to decide between going into astronomy and cosmology or something more applied after Bard,” says Kerins. “What tipped the balance was the acknowledgment that we were in a climate crisis. I wanted to solve immediate problems with my science and math skills.” This motivated Kerins to do her Bard Senior Project on the feasibility of using the Saw Kill as a hydropower energy source for Bard, a project which is now coming to fruition thanks to a New York State grant headed up by Chief alumni/ae come back to campus to tell their stories 13


Professor Emeritus of Physics Matt Deady taught at Bard from 1987 until his retirement this year. photo Pete Mauney ’93 MFA ’00

Sustainability Officer Laurie Husted. Kerins earned an MS in civil engineering from Stanford and entered the renewable-energy industry, where she was involved in engineering and program management for solar and microhydropower projects in Thailand, Burma, and Ethiopia. She later served as an energy consultant to commercial-scale projects in the U.S. and Haiti. After more than a decade of navigating the challenges of working mostly in places where the infrastructure, not to mention the culture, were not always supportive, she took a job at the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), an independent, nonpartisan nonprofit whose mission is “to transform global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future.” During her seminar in Hegeman, Solar Microgrid Applications for Emerging Economies, Kerins discussed some of her sustainableenergy projects as well as her work at RMI, where she led the Renewable Microgrids Program. “I really wanted to show students what’s possible,” she says. “I loved physics, but I wanted to do something more applied after I graduated.” Asked why she decided to leave RMI and apply for a PhD program in electrical engineering, she replied, “As a woman in science and an engineer, it’s easier to get taken seriously if you have credentials. And research and thinking out problems deeply are things I still crave.” Like LaMountain, Kerins credits Deady with influencing her problem-solving skills. “Matthew taught me how to think,” she says. “He would get out all this printer paper and we’d start writing the problem out, thinking about it in a methodical way. He would put everything down on paper that would be useful—I can be scatterbrained, but I was able to adopt this more methodical way of thinking.” Kerins had plenty of opportunity to exercise those methodical problem-solving muscles during her time in the applied trenches, but she’ll once again be calling on some of the more theoretical aspects of physics as she pursues her doctorate. Returning to Bard brought her back to her undergraduate days. “Being in the lab and watching Matt teach reminded me why I loved physics,” says Kerins. “He makes it so fun! He loves teaching, and he really cares. He wasn’t just thinking about publishing, or raising money for his lab. At Bard it’s about

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teachers teaching. He really embodies the love of learning, the love of teaching.” Rachel Spitz-Becker ’12, a maker and restorer of fine instruments in New York City, had an overflow crowd for her seminar, Perspectives on Violin Making, Restoration, and Scientific Inquiry. Deady said that in his more than 30 years of teaching acoustics a few of his students had gone on to professional careers in music, citing appropriately odd bedfellows: Grammy-nominated metal and post-rock drummer Sebastian Thomson ’94 and Spitz-Becker. A cellist from an early age, Spitz-Becker enrolled in the Bard College Conservatory of Music and chose physics for her second degree. She took several acoustics tutorials with Deady, and for her Senior Project, “An Experimental Investigation of the Directivity of Violin Sound Radiation,” Spitz-Becker built a rig in the basement of Hegeman to hold a violin and rotate it while she took measurements of the sound being radiated. “My point was to see if the sound is actually as directional as musicians think it is. I was very proud of myself for busting the myth that the sound comes out of the f-holes. No sound really comes out of the f-holes. Of course f-holes are really important for the sound, but that was my hot ‘gotcha.’” After earning bachelor’s degrees in cello performance and physics, she was feeling, as she describes it, “really vague” about what to do next. “I knew I didn’t want to go to a conservatory—it seemed really cutthroat—and after doing five years of undergraduate work I was not so enthused about going to get a master’s.” Instead, Spitz-Becker applied and was accepted to a violinmaking school in Salt Lake City, Utah. While she waited for the semester to start, she got a paid internship at the speaker and headphone company Bose, in the Transducer Technology Group, “where they actually design the speakers themselves—not the products, but the speakers,” she says. “It turned out to be perfect because it was basically what I’d just done for my Senior Project: taking measurements of radiated sound.” Spitz-Becker’s captivating show-and-tell included a series of slow-motion close-up videos of violins vibrating, images of instruments in various stages of creation, parts of an actual viola, comparisons of old and new instruments, an explanation of how she makes her own varnish and pigments, and many references to the ways traditionalists view instrument making (along with occasional intimations that they might, in fact, be wrong—typical Bard student). Nazmus Saquib ’11, whose work at first glance seems to inhabit the opposite end of the applied-versus-theoretical spectrum from Spitz-Becker, gave what turned out to be the final in-person installment of the physics speaker series for the spring semester. (The series continued via Zoom in April with Daniel Newsome ’02, visiting assistant professor of mathematics, presenting As Above, So Below, which explored “how wrong science has been in the past and how wrong it might be now” and Todd Krause ’97, physicist and linguist at the University of Texas at Austin, discussing parallels between two groups who “probe the fabric of reality” in Physicists and Papyrologists: Following the Trail of Artificers of Fact.) Saquib’s seminar, Embodied


Constructionist Mathematics, took attendees through the basics of the drawing-based mathematics he invented and went on to explore some of the ways his novel and powerful drawing language leverages embodied interactions to do mathematics. “Algebra as a tool to manipulate symbols has been widely used to deal with mathematical abstractions,” says Saquib. “In this work, I demonstrate how the embodied, constructionist, and explainable elements of basic mathematics curricula such as counting, grouping, sets, shapes, et cetera can be combined with symbolic algebra and programming concepts. Compared to symbolic abstractions, this representation is more suitable for human perception and understanding of mathematics.” Saquib demonstrated various ways the language can be used to help everyone from children being introduced to math to scientists doing presentations, and to improve augmented reality devices. “The power of this design language is that you can turn pictures and

sketches into computable and mathematical structures,” he says. “And you can define what these computable and mathematical structures will be according to the kinds of relationships you want in your pictures and sketches.” It occurred to me as I listened to Saquib describe the use of human gestures and body postures to define programmable actions and drive interactions for storytelling, presentations, and information visualization, that perhaps I would’ve done better in physics if Burt Brody had been able to shrug, point, shimmy, and gesticulate the theories and equations. The thought alone gave me reason to smile, as do all my memories of Brody and other beloved professors, teachers who always look for ways to reach their students where they are and give them the tools to get where they want to go. The love of teaching that Matt Deady’s students all recall so fondly is part of a space-time continuum at Bard that stretches back decades and will assuredly go on long after we’re gone.

Nazmus Saquib '11 demonstrates interactive, body-driven graphics for augmented video performance in a YouTube video. From top left: a slugfest, orca anatomy, sea exploration, how planes fly, semaphosic gestures, and animation.

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Luis García-Renart. photo Richard Renaldi


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a cello virtuoso who was born to teach Luis García-Renart, professor emeritus and visiting professor of music, died June 6. He was 84 and had taught at Bard continuously since 1962. Born to a proud Catalan and Spanish family that was fiercely loyal to the Republic of Spain and at its fall took exile in Mexico—the nation that uniquely opened its doors to refugees from the Republic of Spain in the 1930s—García-Renart remained for his entire life a staunch Mexican patriot. García-Renart started taking guitar lessons when he was 5, and at 11 began to play cello, studying with Imre Hartmann of the Léner String Quartet, which had relocated to Mexico City from Hungary to escape the Second World War. At 14, García-Renart was taken to southern France to play for his fellow Catalan exile Pablo Casals, who then began to supervise his training as a musician. Eventually he graduated to studying with Casals himself, spending half the year in France and the other half in Puerto Rico with the great man, who was known as much for his humanitarian work and moral stance as for his fabulous playing. García-Renart worked with Casals from 1956 to 1960, when he won a scholarship to the Conservatory in Moscow to study with Mstislav Rostropovich. In 1962, García-Renart was touring the Northeast with his pianist sister, Marta, when he was invited to Bard by his former chamber music coach Emil Hauser— the venerable founder of the Budapest String Quartet, who had joined the faculty in 1951—to play a recital. The next morning, over breakfast with President Reamer Kline, García-Renart, who was 26, had no college degree, and had left high school in eighth grade, was offered a job. He stayed for 58 years. “Luis began his career as a brilliant, prize-winning virtuoso cellist,” writes President Leon Botstein. “Despite his talent and accomplishments as an instrumentalist, Luis was never comfortable with the values and demands of an international concert career. As he and his students discovered, Luis was born to teach. He, like Emil Hauser before him, became the primary teacher of instrumental music at the college.” Though he had an elite musical pedigree, one of the hallmarks of his teaching was openness. Kyle Gann, Taylor Hawver and Frances Bortle Hawver Professor of Music, wrote in a 2012 Bardian story celebrating García-Renart’s 50 years at the College that, “His aim with students, he says, is to ‘wake up what’s inside them,’ and teach them to ‘find their way into the piece.’” Many Bard students who had the gift of his instruction have gone on to careers of great renown, others

had their only transformative musical experience singing in the Bard College Chorus under his direction. García-Renart took them all seriously and made them all feel that they belonged. “Luis loved teaching,” writes President Botsein. “At Bard, he was as generous with a beginner as he was with an advanced student. He turned no one away and believed in the potential of every student. He was the finest chamber music coach I have ever observed and the most gifted counselor on the complex subject of string playing. Luis taught everything in Bard’s music curriculum. In every lesson and in every class the intensity of emotion and beauty of form in all manner of musics were never absent.” García-Renart was principal cellist in the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, and played countless concerts as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. He taught for many years at Vassar College, alongside his Bard appointment. García-Renart turned to conducting in the 1970s and was acting music director of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, conductor of the Cappella Festiva, the first Bard Community Chorus, the Bard College Orchestra, and the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra. Botstein recalls that one of the most memorable of his concerts was “an unannounced midnight performance of Mexican songs, here at Bard, with Luis playing the guitar and singing.” García-Renart was also an essential part of Bard’s Conservatory of Music, primarily as a coach, in his last decade and a half. “Musicians, not only string players, but instrumentalists of all types and singers went to perform for him, seeking his advice and counsel,” continues Botstein. “The conservatory students experienced in Luis’s final years as a teacher not only his love of music but also his striving for expressive commitment and perfection so that no note and musical phrase fails to reach the heart and soul of the listener. Countless musicians, many of great distinction, owe a deep debt to Luis’s instruction. The list of professionals whom he influenced is astonishing. To that list we must add generations of Bard students, musicians and non-musicians alike. Luis instilled the love of music as an essential form of life. An extraordinary belief in music and a unique link to the great 20thcentury traditions of performance were sparked and sustained by Luis’s teaching. And he loved Bard and was grateful to it.” Luis García-Renart is survived by his sister; his children, Kati ’89 (who teaches dance at Simon’s Rock), Marcel, Isel, Evan ’13, Julian, and Ana Isabel; and his former wife, Prudence ’65.

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arthur tress ’62

seeing dreams by Raphael Wolf ’18

Many who have lived in Annandale-on-Hudson or its environs can attest to something eerie whirring through the oak leaves at night, or hovering in a distant field, or flitting along the electrical wiring of a Gothic house. While most would dismiss such superstition, these phenomena—so insubstantial as to be just a feeling—manifest only to the few who are sensitive to them. Arthur Tress ’62 was taken by this peculiar quality of the area when, at 18, he moved upstate from Brooklyn, New York, in 1958 to study visual arts at Bard. That particular aura would work its way into his later photography.

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Arthur Tress, Bard College Commencement, 1962


Tress began taking photographs in elementary school, and continued to document the carnivalesque Coney Island of his youth through high school. At Bard, where film and photography had not yet been formally incorporated into the curriculum, Tress took philosophy classes with Heinrich Blücher, and produced for his Senior Project, advised by the artist Louis Shanker, a series of abstract landscape paintings. He was just one of four art majors that year, and he says the fledgling art department was “in some way an ideal situation for an independent spirit like myself.” He further speculates that being part of a new and not yet institutionalized program was part of the reason the works he produced at the time “have such an idiosyncratic buoyancy and freedom unusual in an academic situation.” This independence also allowed Tress to experiment with the moving image. His early filmmaking explored the haunting underbelly of the Hudson Valley, and three years after graduating he presented the short film Gardens of Tivoli at the Film-Makers’ Cinematheque in lower Manhattan. In his Village Voice column Movie Journal, the late filmmaker, critic, and patron saint of American avant-garde cinema Jonas Mekas (brother of Adolfas, founder of the Bard film department) saw promise in the young filmmaker: “From a great number of newcomers I have seen lately, I put my bet on Arthur Tress,” whose work, he wrote, reveals “a poetic world that is his own.” This quality—the ability to articulate a distinctive world— is equally present in Tress’s still images, which he was producing at the same time. Though the photographs are often staged with models and props, they are, despite their manufactured theatricality, so uncanny they seem spontaneous and real. In the years after he graduated, candid street photography was all the rage, while the New Topographics movement, with pictures of unpopulated industrial landscapes by the likes of Stephen Shore (Bard’s Susan Weber Professor in the Arts and director of the Photography Program), was beginning to take hold. Resisting fashion, in 1970 Tress began a series of semistaged works with children enacting their dreams. This project—Dream Collector—began when a former classmate from Bard, Richard Lewis ’58, called and proposed working together. Lewis was conducting workshops in New York City public schools that hoped to encourage children to explore the arts. The photographs that came out of this collaboration are imbued with an indescribable and unmistakable rural eeriness. Tress says Blücher’s love of myth and fable “influenced me greatly in this and later series.” Artists, whose role is to be sensitized to the subtleties and minutiae of the world, are often the ones most receptive to the submerged presence of unusual things. For Tress it is specifically the photographer who is most attuned to these latent frequencies, engaged in “an almost ritual dance with the world whereupon his own intense response to its rhythms corresponds to his being able to predict its following certain predetermined patterns.” This ritual dance plays out in Tress’s process in Dream Collector, where he would set out with a specific dream in mind, but allow his instinct as a documentary photographer to determine the location and composition. “The

photographer as magician is just someone who is more acutely aware of the subliminal ‘vibrations’ of the everyday world which can call forth hidden emotions or states,” he says. “He is, himself, totally ‘opened’ to the multiplicities of associations that are submerged behind the appearances of the objective world.” For Tress, the photographer’s power is not just sharpened awareness of light and composition, or ability to see in fractions of a second, but an almost supernatural understanding of the subliminal world. “Incipient strangeness” is Tress’s term: strangeness that is commencing, just beginning to take form. It is this flicker of the uncanny’s emergence that Tress’s photographs magically capture. A barred owl stands inches ahead on a highway centerline; its gaze reaches through the lens, making the viewer question exactly whose image is being captured. A short body stands on a country road, pausing like the owl to absorb its surroundings, this time through large prosthetic hearing instruments growing from its head; again, the equalizing, dawn-like light renders the background trees as sketched silhouettes. A similar scene: a boy’s face pokes out from the torso of a hooded, shadowed figure hovering in the middle of a paved pathway; the boy’s untroubled countenance defies the menacing body and the large ringed knuckles resting on his chest. Another small person, this one ascending a wooden stairwell; rather than appearing absurd, the oversized face of a gnome somehow seems natural resting on a white Victorian nightgown. One might wonder what it says as it passes by. In the aftermath of a tempest of sheet music—a ballad of a dream—the hardwiring of perception is inverted: standing in the foundations of a wrecked house, one figure bows his head and reads the music on the ground, another leans against a wall and hears the building. An expanse of cracked mud that could belong to any planet or geological era sets the landscape; the young boy at the center, caked in the earth, squints at the camera unbothered, the hand- and footprints that surround him evidence of some dance or battle. Tress has worked as a documentary photographer in France, Egypt, India, Japan, and Mexico. In 1986, the Photography Gallery of London organized Talisman, his first career retrospective, which traveled over the next four years to Oxford, England; Frankfurt, Germany; and Charlerol, Belgium. Another retrospective five years later, Fantastic Voyage, Photographs 1956-2000, was mounted at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. He has produced more than 50 photo books, his work is in the collections of numerous museums, and Stanford Libraries’ Department of Special Collections acquired his archives in 2019 with the launch of its new program focused on developing a rich photographic research and teaching collection. The Getty Museum in Los Angeles recently acquired a complete set of the original Dream Collector photographs—six of which are seen here—and is planning a major exhibition and catalog for late 2022. Tress continues to make new work, capturing that incipient strangeness as only he can. Raphael Wolf ’18 is a writer, editor, and cook based in Berlin, Germany.

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Owl on Road, Big Thicket, Texas, 1975

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Boy with Magic Horns, New York City, 1970

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Young Boy and Hooded Figure, New York City, 1971

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Girl with Mask, Rhinebeck, New York, 1975

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Boy Listening to Musician, Biloxi, Mississippi, 1971

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Boy in Mud, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1971

All photographs reproduced with permission from the Arthur Tress Archive LLC.

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leading the way by Orit Gat CCS ’11

A tradition was born one night at an impromptu dinner when the conversation turned to an exhibition someone was organizing. Around the table we discussed possible titles, artist selection, who the audience would be, what the wall text should say—it felt familiar and rigorous. At a certain point a realization occurred: we were all graduates of the Center for Curatorial Studies (CCS) at Bard College. Those dinners soon expanded to include almost a generation of alumnae. Some of us were meeting for the first time, others had worked or studied together. Some lived in New York City, and at times we organized dinners because one or more of us were in from out of town. Sometimes people came with experiences or ideas they wanted 26 ccs bard at 30

to discuss, sometimes we just talked about exhibitions we’d seen. It was a natural outgrowth of one of the most important things CCS gave us: a community. In a black-and-white photo taken in 1988 at art collector and patron Marieluise Hessel’s country home in Wyoming, Leon Botstein, who had at that point been Bard’s president for a little more than a decade, is seated at a small table dominated by a boxy “laptop” computer. He is working on an initial proposal for a future museum and graduate school at Bard. It would carry Hessel’s name and involve a group of students working with and around her collection.


Hessel began collecting art in her mid 20s, an extraordinarily young age. In a recent interview with Tom Eccles, executive director of CCS and the Hessel Museum of Art since 2005, she explains that the people she was meeting at the time—gallerists, artists, and curators—were all about the same age as her, so seeing, talking about, and buying art were integrated into her daily life. Hessel went on to assemble a world-class collection, full of masterpieces by artists like Valie Export, Donald Judd (a six-unit wall piece is on loan to MoMA for a major retrospective of the artist’s work), Robert Mapplethorpe, Nam June Paik, and Felix González Torres. As Eccles notes in the interview, which he conducted for the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the collection, there are works that are still challenging today. Hessel says in response that when she bought German painter Imi Knoebel’s Kite Room (1971), a painting in white acrylic on an unusually shaped piece of wood, her husband joked that she was now collecting “ironing boards.” Hessel had always imagined her collection would eventually go to a museum in a small town. It was Botstein who convinced her that place should be Bard College, where it would be displayed, but would also be used by students. That is how the world’s first degree-granting program in curating was born. In October 1990, Botstein organized a meeting at the Century Club in Manhattan with a group of curators, art historians, and writers who formed a committee to advise on what a graduate school for curators should be. Among those convened were Norton Batkin, who went on to be the first director of the new institution and was Bard’s dean of graduate studies from 2006 to 2020; art historian Benjamin Buchloh; art critic Arthur Danto; and former Artforum editor-in-chief Ingrid Sischy. (A transcript of that meeting is in the CCS archives.) So what should an academic program in curating be? The answer will change over time; it already has. Over these three decades, graduates have gone on to become institutional and independent curators, museum directors, PhD students in art history and other cultural fields, artists, art critics, and more. “CCS’s educational philosophy is a history of exhibitions, which by nature means a history of audiences, reception, and the shifting politics around art and display,” says art critic and professor Wendy Vogel ’09. (All class years in this article refer to CCS graduation.) “CCS also takes into account how developments such as feminism and post-colonialism inform not just art but its presentation,” she adds. Vogel says that when she was studying, at the end of George W. Bush’s second term as president and after Obama was elected, when the art world was enthralled with formalism rather than political urgencies, she felt her CCS education prepared her to think of art politically, in an engaged way that went beyond aesthetics. The program is meant to provide both practical and theoretical training in contemporary art, and it has been around long enough for its curriculum to change. Ann Butler, director of library and archives at CCS and the Hessel Museum, describes how, in the first 12 years of the institution’s history, a crucial part of first-year practical studies course was the assembling of binders documenting specific exhibitions. These included photocopied reproductions, photo-

graphs, and other institutional matter about past exhibitions. The assignment was discontinued in 2009, but the work by those students—the Exhibition History Study Collection—is part of the library’s holdings. Now exhibition histories are taught with much more focus on students conducting archival research and looking more closely at primary information. CCS is both adjusting and leading the conversation about what a curatorial education is. When I was a student at CCS, classes took place in seminar room 1. It had no windows. I can’t remember what seminar room 2 was like—I think it was mainly used for small electives and film screenings—but I assume it also had no windows. I remember being so jealous of students who came after me and the construction of seminar room 3. It has three huge windows and is still referred to by many people as “the sun room.” Vitamin D deficiency notwithstanding, spending two years talking about art and theory in a windowless room with some of the smartest people I’ve ever met was a privilege. Of course it wasn’t all dim rooms and binders: during the first year of the program there is a group research trip abroad to see an international art exhibition. It’s a bonding experience and a point of access to an increasingly international art world. Sarah Higgins, now editor-in-chief of Art Papers, says that the research trip, to Germany, was the first time she left the United States. “This was, for me, a moment of heightened class awareness,” she says. “I was the only student in my cohort without a passport. That experience of traveling internationally was totally liberating and empowering.” In our correspondence, Higgins and I found ourselves talking, again, about the opportunities the school has given us—in fact, most of the alumni/ae I talked to emphasized how CCS had helped them get through contemporary art’s hard-to-open doors. I couldn’t imagine writing about art without the conversations I had with my cohort, at school and after. And I couldn’t imagine my life as an art critic without following the development of other CCS alumni/ae who are now curating biennials (Gabi Ngcobo ’10, 2018 Berlin Biennial; Manuela Moscoso ’11, Liverpool Biennial 2020); curating at institutions in New York (Kelly Taxter ’03, Jewish Museum; Sohrab Mohebbi ’10, SculptureCenter, who in July was named curator of the 2022 Carnegie International), Los Angeles (Anne Ellegood ’98, Hammer Museum; Summer Guthery ’09, JOAN), and abroad (Sofia Hernández Chong Cuy ’00, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; Chen Tamir ’07, Center for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv), and running residency programs, art magazines, art schools, and other institutions. One of the stepping stones of the program is a series of meetings with a committee made up of faculty members, curators, artists, and theorists active in the contemporary art field who debate, approve, and critique students’ thesis projects. The thesis project involves a written dissertation and an exhibition at the CCS Galleries for which students work with artists directly, with artworks drawn from the Hessel Collection, or with a combination of the two. The experience of working in a professional museum—the beautiful spaces, the professional team of art installers, the advice from classmates and feedback from faculty and graduate committee—is unique to CCS. So is leading the way 27


the opportunity to work with Hessel’s collection, which carries with it an insistence that contemporary curating is not ahistorical, and that work made today can and should be read in the context of work made 10, 20, or 40 years ago. Though some students have opted to work outside the CCS Galleries, commissioning public artworks for outdoor spaces like the Rhinecliff Amtrak station (Michelle Hyun ’11), or editing books. Özge Ersoy ’10, now public program lead at Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong, for example, edited a book, How to Begin? Envisioning the Impact of Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, engaging with questions of the Guggenheim’s future effect on the region. Most of the curatorial degree programs that have sprung up in recent years include an exhibition component, usually a group show that the entire cohort works on collaboratively. The 2013 CCS class decided they wanted to do something closer to that. The result was Less Like An Object More Like The Weather, a single exhibition in which all the individual projects came together under one title on both sides of the building: the CCS Galleries and the Hessel Museum. The title was suggested by Sarah Fritchey ’13 (now curator and gallery director at Artspace New Haven) and inspired by an interview in which John Cage describes his work with Merce Cunningham: “In an object, you can tell where the boundaries are. But in the weather, it’s impossible to say when something begins or ends.” Cora Fisher ’13, curator of visual art for the Brooklyn Public Library, described the decision to embrace collaboration as the result of “a group sentiment that we could be doing something more interesting collectively.” She adds, “The beauty of being able to negotiate systems is a big part of the education of being a curator, in the doing more so than in the theorizing.” Higgins adds that, after years of the thesis shows being separated into two sessions at the CCS Galleries, now all thesis shows happen concurrently across the entire building, so even if future classes do not conceive of their thesis exhibitions as a collective project, “our crazy one-off gambit was accidentally written into future theses.” That shared experience, those collective negotiations, create lasting bonds. “At CCS I met some of the people who were to become colleagues and partners in many projects,” says Cecilia Alemani ’05, curator of the 2022 Venice Biennale, the world’s largest contemporary art exhibition. “One of the most rewarding aspects of the program is its community: many of your classmates and teachers will become colleagues, mentors, and coconspirators for years to come.” This year’s edition of Greater New York, MoMA PS1’s major quinquennial exhibition of art made in New York City, is curated by a team of four, three of whom went to CCS: Inés Katzenstein ’01, curator of Latin American art and director of the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Research Institute for the Study of Art from Latin America at MoMA; Ruba Katrib ’07, curator at PS1; writer and curator Serubiri Moses ’19; and Kate Fowle, director of MoMA PS1. Nine years after graduation, Natasha Llorens ’11, independent curator in residence at the Jan van Eyck Academie in the Netherlands says, “The relationships I still have with my cohort are some of the most valuable in my life, on both a professional and intellectual level. This applies to those I am still in close contact with and those I was never personally close to but whose work I have followed for years 28 ccs bard at 30

from a distance. I read their writing, go to their shows, look forward to their critical feedback on my shows, recommend them to artists, and pay attention to the artists they invest in. Some do the same for me, and I count on this engagement to motivate me to persistently critically reevaluate my own work.” And this community’s impact goes beyond itself, Vogel says. “I think CCS’s influence is so widespread that it has inspired not only a huge number of new curatorial programs but has also affected the discipline of art history. We should acknowledge its history as one of the very first programs that took on the studying of exhibitions and curating as disciplines, as opposed to studying individual artworks and movements.” At the time CCS was founded, such a change in emphasis represented a paradigm shift. That focus seems more pertinent and important than ever. “Today you can follow every artist, gallery and museum activity on the internet,” Hessel says in her interview with Eccles, “As soon as an artist gets a good write-up, you have to buy. People buy art online. When I began collecting, I got all my information by visiting galleries, talking to gallery owners, and visiting museum shows. Great curators led the way and told us what art was.” Thirty years after the founding of the institution that carries her name, and the graduate program that was designed to expand it, CCS keeps proving that great curators can still lead the way, in dialogue with each other. Orit Gat ’11 is a writer living in London. She’s a contributing editor at The White Review and has written about contemporary art and digital culture for a slew of magazines. In 2015, Gat won the Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for short-form writing. Her forthcoming book looks at soccer as a prism through which to explore questions about immigration, nationalism, race, gender, money, and love.

Page 26: From the Collection: First Year Practicum 2019 is comprised of four exhibitions, each drawn from the Marieluise Hessel Collection. Curated in groups by the 14 MA candidates in the class of 2021, the exhibitions examine the collection through themes of migration, race, transformation, and pain. top left throbbing_quivering_pulsing_beating gives language to the sensorial dimensions and rhythmic patterns of pain and pleasure in the body. Curated by Natasha Matteson, Christine Nyce, Camila Palomino, and Candice Strongwater. top right Persons in the Presence of a Metamorphosis includes a diverse range of artistic approaches that grapple with various forms of transformation, emphasizing the importance of remaining receptive to change, difference, and possibility. Curated by Krista Alba, Caitlin Chaisson, Jenni Crain, and Liv Cuniberti. bottom right But the skin of the earth is seamless proposes an approach to global migration that focuses on its generative and creative potential. Curated by Yihsuan Chiu, Bernardo Mosqueira, and Allie/A.L. Rickard. bottom left White people are___ asks viewers to consider how whiteness has operated in the featured artists’ practices, and how that identity has been implicated, or not, in discussions of their work. Curated by Paulina Ascencio Fuentes, Georgie Payne, and Gee Wesley. installation photos Chris Kendall ’82


Center for Curatorial Studies Exhibitions The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard (CCS Bard) celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and had three major exhibitions planned; all have been rescheduled. A full-scale survey of the groundbreaking but understudied Pattern and Decoration (P&D) art movement, With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972–1985, will be on view at the Hessel Museum of Art from June 26 through November 28, 2021. P&D defied the dominance of modernist art by embracing the much-maligned category of the decorative and forms traditionally coded as feminine, domestic, ornamental, or craft based. P&D artists adopted motifs, color schemes, and materials from the decorative arts, freely appropriating floral, arabesque, and patchwork patterns and arranging them in intricate, and sometimes purposefully gaudy designs. Their work evokes a diverse array of sources from Islamic architectural ornamentation to American quilts, wallpaper design, Persian carpets, and Japanese Imari ware. Shaped and driven in large part by the development of feminist art-historical methods, P&D sought to create an art based on aesthetic and political principles of inclusion. Originally on view at MOCA Grand Avenue and organized by MOCA curator Anna Katz, with assistant curator Rebecca Lowery, the exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated, scholarly catalogue published in association with Yale University Press. Sky Hopinka: Centers of Somewhere, curated by Lauren Cornell, director of the CCS Bard Graduate Program and chief curator, is on view in the CCS Bard Galleries through February 14, 2021. Centers of Somewhere presents a newly commissioned, multichannel work by Sky Hopinka alongside a selection of his recent videos. A member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, Hopinka, who recently joined the Bard faculty as assistant professor of film and electronic arts, is best known for videos that center on personal positions of indigenous homeland and explore language as a container of culture. A poet and writer as well, he is deeply invested in the revitalization of indigenous language. CCS Bard copublished a book of Hopinka’s writings, titled Perfidia, with Wendy’s Subway, a non-profit reading room, writing space, and independent publisher. The book features an essay by Julie Niemi CCS ’17 and a foreword by Cornell. Closer to Life: Drawings and Works on Paper in the Marieluise Hessel Collection, curated by Tom Eccles (CCS Bard executive director), Amy Zion CCS ’12 (visiting faculty), and Cornell, will be on view at in the CCS Bard Galleries in celebration of CCS Bard’s 30th anniversary from June 26 through October 17, 2021. This exceptional survey of drawings and works on paper from the Marieluise Hessel Collection will feature some 75 drawings by 50 artists spanning more than four decades of collecting by philanthropist Marieluise Hessel, cofounder of CCS Bard. Closer to Life focuses, with a few exceptions, on drawing as a discrete, stand-alone practice and preoccupation of artists rather than as a tool to create studies for works in other mediums. The exhibition will be accompanied by a comprehensive, fully illustrated, 380-page catalogue. top Robert Kushner, Fairies, 1980 Acrylic on canvas With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972-1985 Marieluise Hessel Collection. photo Chris Kendall ’82 center Sky Hopinka, I’ll Remember You as You Were, not as What You’ll Become, 2016 Total run time: 12:32. HD video, stereo, color Sky Hopinka: Centers of Somewhere bottom Toyin Ojih Odutola, Looking at the Sunrise and Calling it Dusk, 2016 Charcoal, pastel, and pencil on paper Closer to Life: Drawings and Works on Paper in the Marieluise Hessel Collection Marieluise Hessel Collection. ©Toyin Ojih Odutola. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

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open society university network

education for the global good by James Rodewald ’82

Bard College has been—among many other things—a haven for distinguished writers, artists, intellectuals, and scientists fleeing Nazism; site of a World War II Army Specialized Training Program for elite soldiers studying languages or engineering; refuge for Hungarian students exiled after participating in the 1956 revolution against the Stalinist government; leader in the early college movement; and advocate for the underserved. Through all the ups and downs, political twists and turns, social upheavals, and humanitarian crises, Bard has been steadfast in its commitment to freedom, human dignity, and education for the common good. 30 open society university network

An expansion of that commitment occurred in January, when financier George Soros announced a $1 billion donation from his Open Society Foundations (OSF) to support a new international network of universities with the aim of promoting “critical thinking, open intellectual inquiry, and fact-based research to strengthen foundations of open society amid authoritarian resurgence.” The Open Society University Network (OSUN) is jointly led by Bard and Central European University (CEU), a graduate institution founded by Soros in Budapest that was forced to move its center of operations

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to Vienna last year under pressure from the persistently illiberal Hungarian government, which has curtailed academic freedom and made CEU illegal as an American degree-granting institution. The new network builds on decades of Bard’s higher-education collaboration and community-engagement experience. For example, the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) includes a range of studentand faculty-run initiatives, such as the Trustee Leader Scholar (TLS) program and the Human Rights Project, under its umbrella. Several ongoing institutional initiatives —including the Bard Prison Initiative (Max Kenner ’01), the free Spanish-language magazine La Voz (Emily Schmall ’05 and Mariel Fiori ’05), and the mentorship program for young men of color from underserved communities Brothers at Bard (Dariel Vasquez ’17 and Harry Johnson ’17)—began as TLS projects. “We decided to create an institutional culture of serious, thoughtful and nonpartisan engagement in the world,” President Leon Botstein told the New York Times in 2011, when CCE was established. That culture has grown tremendously over the last decade in Annandale and internationally, and OSUN will expand educational access to “neglected and minority populations, such as incarcerated persons, the Roma, and refugees.” Botstein has been named the first and founding chancellor of OSUN, an appointment that runs concurrently with his role as president of Bard. “The network brings resilience and sustainability,” says Jonathan Becker, Bard’s vice president for academic affairs and one of OSUN’s two vice chancellors. (Liviu Matei, provost of CEU and father of Daniel Matei ’19, is the other). OSUN also greatly increases learning opportunities for students through study-away programs, civic engagement projects, student conferences, and virtual international exchanges. There will be shared curricula to facilitate student movement among the institutions; joint degree programs; and network courses, which unite students and faculty from several universities located in different parts of the world in the classroom, sharing faculty and conducting joint research projects in which people from many universities collaborate. Becker recently taught a network course on civic engagement in partnership with four other institutions. “We’ve been experimenting with these over the last few years, and we’ve realized that more engagement between students in different campuses is better,” Becker says. Bard students and faculty now have even more ways to engage. Much of what OSUN aims to do in the short term expands on the current work of CEU and longtime Bard Network members such as Al-Quds University in the West Bank, and American University of Central Asia in Kyrgyzstan. For its part, CEU has a Global Teaching Fellows Program that places doctoral students and recent doctoral graduates in international partner institutions. Those models will also be adapted to initiatives at other OSUN higher education institutions: Brac University in Bangladesh, American University of Bulgaria, Sciences Po in Paris, Bard College Berlin, Universidad de los Andes in Colombia, Ashesi University in Ghana, European Humanities University in Lithuania, Birkbeck: University of London, SOAS University of London, and Fulbright University of Vietnam.

Arizona State University, a leader in distance learning, is the other current United States–based school. The research institutions and educational organizations in OSUN are Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs (U.S.), Chatham House (U.K.), Institute for New Economic Thinking (U.S. and U.K.), Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (Vienna), Open Society Archives (Budapest), Rift Valley Institute (Kenya), and the Talloires Network, an international association of institutions headquartered at Tufts University in Massachusetts that is focused on promoting civic education. A “scholars at risk” program will connect academically excellent scholars who are politically endangered through this new global network. Additional partners with shared values and principles will be welcomed in the future. Areas of particular focus for OSUN will include democracy, sustainability and climate change, inequality, human rights, transnational politics, and the arts and society. Bard brings a wealth of experience in those areas, as well as teacher-education programs focused on student-centered learning, early college and microcollege programs that help prepare disadvantaged students for university, programs to help refugees and other displaced people enter or resume college, and civic engagement programs. “We’re continuing a number of programs, we’re expanding on some of them, and we’re launching and developing new programs all at once,” Becker says. One such new program, a partnership between OSUN and the Talloires Network, Communities of Virtual Alliance and Inter-Dependence (COVAID) supports universities engaged in the global response to COVID-19. Key goals of the new network are to integrate learning and the advancement of knowledge across geographic and demographic boundaries, promote civic engagement on behalf of open societies, and expand access of underserved communities to higher education. OSUN is distinguished by the breadth and depth of integration across participating institutions, by its shared commitment to advance open society and address fundamental global challenges, and by its members’ geographic and institutional diversity. Innovative uses of online platforms and connected learning approaches will facilitate OSUN’s efforts to bring together students, faculty, and researchers from diverse communities into regular interaction and collaborative learning. OSUN will integrate curricula, courses, and research initiatives across different countries and create a vibrant network of diverse institutions, which will include institutes of advanced studies, think tanks, museums, and artistic, cultural, and educational centers. Botstein, who hopes OSUN will “succeed in providing greater access to high quality higher education among underserved populations and help strengthen the role and presence of art and culture in higher education in the defense of freedom and in the practice of democracy,” called OSUN, “the most transformative initiative in higher education I have witnessed in my career. It promises robust and diverse partnerships, and innovation extending critical inquiry, research, and scholarship on an international scale.” For more information, visit osun.bard.edu.

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commencement 2020

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David Byrne (above) and Leon Botstein (opposite page). photos Karl Rabe


Bard’s 160th Commencement was initially postponed from May 23 and ultimately reimagined to accommodate the restrictions and complications of public gatherings in a COVID-19 world. Despite the pandemic, the 437 undergraduate and 161 graduate students who received degrees on August 22—in absentia, of course—were celebrated wholeheartedly and honored not only for their academic achievements but also for their remarkable resilience and perseverance. “I have never been prouder of a graduating class than I am of this class of 2020,” President Leon Botstein began his livestreamed charge. The global pandemic, economic collapse, laying bare of systemic racism, obscene wealth inequality, and the damage being inflicted by climate change and environmental neglect have “eroded public confidence in democracy, . . . fueled a sense of powerlessness, and whetted a popular appetite for autocracy and tyranny,” Botstein said. But these societal ills also provide the backdrop for optimism and opportunity. “We have a chance to create good government,” he continued, highlighting a need that has never before been so obvious. “[Graduates of the class of 2020] have the skills of inquiry, curiosity, criticism, and improvisation—hallmarks of liberal learning—that the economy and politics of this century demand.” The privilege of such an education brings with it the responsibility to be “vigilant in seeing to it that, after the nightmare of our

current government is over, we give our fellow citizens the public elementary and secondary education a true democracy deserves,” said Botstein. “Only with a system of education that is both equitable and excellent can the promise of freedom and the rights of democracy and an open society be realized for all.” As difficult, disruptive, and at times frustrating as the shift to remote learning was for students and teachers, it made abundantly clear the limitations of technology. “True learning and intellectual and artistic progress have been made and will continue to be made in a community of scholars, scientists, students, and artists, in person and in groups, without masks, without isolation and social distance,” said Botstein. “Without a balance between the individual and the social and the ability to see the smiles of others, freedom and justice will not flourish.” Musician, author, and visual artist David Byrne joined Botstein, at a distance, in the graduation tent in Annandale. His remarks, broadcast for all to see and hear (and archived at bard.edu/commencement), were a window into his wide-ranging brain. Like Botstein, Byrne focused on the opportunity presented by the moment. He echoed a refrain in “Once in a Lifetime,” one of his best-known songs, when he said “same as it ever was,” but clarified that, in fact, the constant is change. “The pandemic has pulled back the curtain, which has 160th commencement 33


revealed both the worst and the best of what and who we are,” he said. “Arundhati Roy referred to this moment as a portal when we have unprecedented opportunity to change things, to cross into another world. In this moment, we have been both cursed and blessed. . . . An era based on a set of biases and assumptions is ending. In a sense, we’re lucky. The portal that she mentions is opened and we have a chance to go through it.” Byrne reminded us that what we now take as given was not always so. He illustrated his point that “the changes that have happened . . . they’re here because we made them so” with examples from history, including slavery, women’s suffrage, education as a right, interracial marriage, gay marriage, clean air, and clean water. “These changes weren’t predictable,” he said. “And they weren’t inevitable. People make these changes. Things that seemed impossible have happened, and they will continue to happen. There’s no guarantee that change will be good. That part is up to us.” HONORARY DEGREES Byrne and musician and performer Laurie Anderson received Doctor of Fine Arts degrees; Steven Chu, physicist and advocate for renewable energy, was awarded a Doctor of Science degree; Doctor of Humane Letters degrees went to Thelma Golden, director and chief curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem, Linda E. Johnson, president and CEO of the Brooklyn Public Library, and Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, a nationally recognized expert in education research; and biophysicist George D. Rose ’63 received a Doctor of Science Alumni/ae Honorary Degree. AROUND THE GLOBE Campuses throughout the Bard network also awarded degrees to members of the class of 2020, including Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Teaching at Al-Quds University in East Jerusalem on October 14; Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Teaching at American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on May 30; Associate in Arts and Bachelor of Arts at Bard College at Simon’s Rock: The Early College in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, on May 16; Bachelor of Arts at Bard College Berlin: A Liberal Arts University in Berlin, Germany, on May 16; Associate in Arts at Bard Early College New Orleans on May 27, Bard High School Early College Baltimore on June 11, Bard High School Early College Cleveland on June 19, Bard High School Early College Manhattan on June 24, Bard High School Early College Newark on June 18, Bard High School Early College Queens on June 25; Associate in Arts to students at Bard Prison Initiatives in Coxsackie, Eastern NY, Fishkill, Green Haven, Taconic, and Woodbourne Correctional Facilities on June 6 in Woodbourne, New York; Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts at Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Smolny), St. Petersburg State University in St. Petersburg, Russia, on June 30; Master of Music at Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on May 9; and Master of Arts in Teaching at Longy School of Music of Bard College in Los Angeles on June 19.

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the Mary McCarthy Award, given in recognition of engagement in the public sphere by an intellectual, artist, or writer; Bardian Awards went to 7 Peggy Ahwesh, professor of film and electronic arts, whose work has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, and Centre Pompidou in Paris; 8 Physics Professor Matthew Deady, who inspired decades of science majors and those nonscience students lucky enough to have taken courses with him; 9 Bonnie R. Marcus ’71, Bard’s first female student body president and later senior associate director in the Office of Admission; and Richard Teitelbaum, a pioneer in the composition and performance of electronic music and cofounder of the groundbreaking live electronic music group Musica Elettronica Viva, who died in April.

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On and Off Campus Bard College Berlin Welcomes New Board Members

Jacques Séguin

Christine I. Wallich photo Annette Hornischer

Jacques Séguin is a French heart surgeon who, after performing more than 4,000 open-heart surgeries over 20 years and authoring more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, founded several medical technology companies. He supports the Program for International Education and Social Change, a Bard College Berlin scholarship program for students from regions of conflict. Christine I. Wallich, an international economist, has served in senior leadership positions at the World Bank and other international financial institutions for more than two decades. She led an EU–World Bank Consortium of donors that raised $5 billion for Bosnia’s postconflict reconstruction and spearheaded World Bank economic advisory work on institutional and economic reforms in Eastern Europe, China, the former Soviet Union, and, subsequently, Russia, focusing on corporate and public sector governance, the role of civil society, and the transition to market economy.

Studies Laud Bard Early Colleges The first Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) opened in 2001 with the goal of extending the liberal arts college experience to public high school students, particularly students typically underrepresented in higher education, who can earn an associate in arts degree from Bard College as well as a high school diploma. That initiative has been wildly successful academically and economically, and there are now, in edition to the original BHSEC in Manhattan, schools in Queens, New York; Newark, New Jersey; Cleveland; Baltimore; and Washington, D.C. A recent report by Ithaka Strategy and Research, a prominent voice in higher education policy and practice, concludes that the BHSEC model should be replicated by “institutions, particularly selective colleges, interested in expanding the reach of a rigorous liberal arts experience to students from a range of backgrounds who do not historically have access.” The statistics cited by Ithaka are compelling. “Enrollment is diverse: across all campuses, 15 percent of students are Asian, 40 percent Black, 17 percent Hispanic, and 26 percent white. Forty percent of students at BHSEC are first-generation, and an estimated 68 percent are eligible for federal Pell grants. And importantly, students who attend a BHSEC are likely to succeed. Overall, the BHSECs have a graduation rate of 98.4 percent and an associate’s attainment rate of 82.4 percent.” Another recent analysis, this one from the Education Trust–New York, looks at the rates at which low-income high school students in New York State are progressing to a bachelor’s degree. Their research shows that, of the state’s 1,100 public high schools, BHSEC Manhattan and BHSEC Queens are the two leaders in on-time college success for economically disadvantaged students. Bard’s early colleges model is reproducible, has proven durable over time, and BHSECs generate a greater return on investment than “specialized/selective” and traditional high schools. And early colleges save money—approximately $27,200 per public college students and $72,600 per private college students— by reducing the time needed to complete a bachelor’s degree. 36 on and off campus

Masha Gessen, photo Lena Di; Jenny Offill, photo Emily Tobey; Jenny Xie, photo Robert Bredvad

Written Arts Faculty Additions Award-winning author Masha Gessen joins the Bard faculty as distinguished writer in residence in the Division of Languages and Literature, teaching courses through the Written Arts Program that integrate literature, writing, and contemporary culture and politics. Gessen is staff writer at the New Yorker and author of 11 books of nonfiction, most recently Surviving Autocracy. Their previous book, The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, won the 2017 National Book Award for nonfiction. New Visiting Writer in Residence Jenny Offill is the author of the novels Last Things (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a finalist for the L.A. Times First Book Award), Dept. of Speculation (shortlisted for the Folio Prize, Pen Faulkner Award, and International Dublin Award) , and Weather (the first book to be shortlisted for both the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize and the Women’s Prize for Fiction in the same year). Poet Jenny Xie, new visiting assistant professor of written arts, is the author of Eye Level, a finalist for the National Book Award and PEN Open Book Award, and recipient of the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets and Holmes National Poetry Prize from Princeton University. She was awarded a 2020 Vilcek Prize in Creative Promise.

Jazz Pianist Joins Faculty Award-winning pianist and composer Marcus Roberts has been appointed distinguished visiting professor of music for the 2020–21 academic year. Renowned for his ability to blend jazz and classical idioms and for his unique approach to jazz trio performance, Roberts Marcus Roberts, photo John Douglas began playing piano after losing his sight when he was 5, but he did not have his first formal lesson until he was 12. He progressed quickly, however, and went on to study classical piano with Leonidas Lipovetsky at Florida State University. Roberts has made two dozen recordings and played on many others; been commissioned to compose pieces by Chamber Music America, Jazz at Lincoln Center, ASCAP, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Savannah Music Festival, Seiji Ozawa and the Saito Kinen Orchestra, and the American Symphony Orchestra, among others; and is associate professor of music at the School of Music at Florida State University.


above Xaviera Simmons ’05 left The structure the labor the foundation the escape the pause, 2020, Xaviera Simmons ’05. Courtesy the artist, Socrates Sculpture Park, and David Castillo Gallery. photo Sara Morgan below Because Once You Enter My House It Becomes Our House, 2020, Jeffrey Gibson. photo Steven Molina Contreras

Bardian Artists Tackle Monumental Issues Despite compelling evidence to the contrary, American society has evolved. One sign of that evolution is, well, signs. Ongoing discussions about the inappropriate use of Native American stereotypes as mascots for sports teams is one example; an even more vivid one is the call for contextualization or removal of monuments to those who promulgated the white supremacist ideology that was the basis of the slave economy. Jess Wilcox CCS ’09, director and curator of exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, New York, wants that conversation to advance even further. Her yearlong show Monuments Now opened this summer with work by Bard College Artist in Residence Jeffrey Gibson, Xaviera Simmons ’05, and Paul Ramírez Jonas; expanded in September with work by 10 additional artists; and expanded again, when a group of high school students (Socrateens) debuted their collectively researched and realized monument. Gibson, an artist of Choctaw and Cherokee heritage, installed a vibrant ziggurat-like structure made from plywood, scaffolding, and patterned wheatpasted graphics. Because Once You Enter My House It Becomes Our House—an homage to the ingenuity of indigenous North American peoples and cultures, pre-Columbian Mississippian architecture, and queer camp aesthetics —evokes the earthen architecture of the ancient metropolis of Cahokia, the largest city of the indigenous Mississippian people at its height in the 13th century. Such sites “serve as evidence that there were realized and flourishing civilizations before European contact,” says Gibson. “I see the work as a platform for voices from individuals and communities outside of the mainstream to project themselves.” Throughout the exhibition, the work will double as a performance space for musicians and dancers. Simmons, a 2020 recipient of Bard’s Charles Flint Kellogg Award in Arts and Letters, created a series of “sculptural forms holding landscapes of text composed of fragments of language culled from historical documents that are foundational, guiding, or pivotal to the present intertwining of the centuries of racial caste construction and current system of disenfranchisement in the United States.” Simmons calls The structure the labor the foundation the escape the pause “a monument to systemic promises denied.” Like Gibson, Simmons is going beyond historic injustice; her work also celebrates the creative impulse. “Most of America—the buildings, the landscape, the architecture—are monuments to a single narrative,” Simmons says. “There are

few monuments dedicated to cultures other than the culture of whiteness, so you have to think about all the monuments that are not there.” Socrates Sculpture Park operates as an independent nonprofit on land owned by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. It can be visited at no charge, 365 days a year. on and off campus 37


Awards and Honors Faculty Achievements Three undergraduate faculty members have won National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends Awards of $6,000 to support their scholarly humanities book projects: John Burns, visiting associate professor of Spanish, for his translation of Ave Soul by Peruvian poet Jorge Pimentel; Peter Filkins, visiting professor of literature and professor of creative writing and literature at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, for the publication of a translation with introduction and annotations of Das Buch gegen den Tod (The Book Against Death) by the Bulgarian Nobel Prize–winning author Elias Canetti; and Gregory Duff Morton, assistant professor of anthropology, for a book chapter, “Return from the World: Stories of Leaving Economic Growth Behind in Northeastern Brazil,” which focuses on why migrant laborers in northeast Brazil choose to leave their higher-paying urban jobs and return to their rural homes. Bard College Distinguished Professor of Literature Nuruddin Farah is among the 276 artists, scholars, scientists, and leaders in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors who have been elected this year as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the world’s most prestigious honorary societies. Three Bard MFA faculty have won Guggenheim Fellowships: Sky Hopinka, a Ho-Chunk Nation artist, was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University (2018–19) and Sundance Art of Nonfiction Fellow (2019) . He debuted his first feature-length film, maɬni—towards the ocean, towards the shore, at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. A. L. Steiner uses photography, video, installation, collage, collaboration, performance, writing, and curatorial work as “seductive tropes channeled through the sensibility of a skeptical queer ecofeminist androgyne.” Her work is in permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Marieluise Hessel Collection of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Hammer Museum, and Museum of Modern Art. Abstract painter Patricia Treib has participated in residencies at the American Academy in Rome (2017), Dora Maar House (2014), and MacDowell Colony (2013), and is a recipient of the 2017 Artadia Award. The Mind Science Foundation awarded Justin Hulbert, assistant professor of psychology, and Mike Greenberg ’20, undergraduate lab manager of Bard’s Memory Dynamics Lab, a grant of $15,000 to support the lab’s proposed research project Mindfulness over matters: Harnessing the dynamics of the heart to facilitate conscious control, which explores “hacking” the brain using mindfulness meditation to strengthen self-control and autonomy. Laurie Husted, Bard’s chief sustainability officer, won a $5,000 Climate Solutions Acceleration Fund award from Second Nature. The fund supports the scaling of climate action acceleration activities of colleges and universities. Husted’s project aims to map the ecosystem of refrigerant management in Ulster and Dutchess counties and create an intervention to address the continued release of household appliance refrigerants—greenhouse gases that are up to 2,000 times more potent than CO2—into the atmosphere. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Felicia Keesing, Bard College’s David and Rosalie Rose Distinguished Professor of Science, Mathematics, and Computing, a $241,000 grant for a project to write two papers that—drawing on Keesing’s 25 years of research into linkages between ecology, conservation, and health— aim to provide better conceptual frameworks for the study of the impact of biodiversity on plant, animal, and human health. The NSF grant includes funding for travel to conferences and salaries for several undergraduate research assistants over a two-year period. Keesing, Matthew Junge, assistant professor of mathematics, and Nicole Eikmeier, assistant professor of computer science at Grinnell College, received a $60,000 NSF Rapid Response Research Program grant to develop network models that, by more accurately incorporating social distancing measures, better capture the geographic and social complexity of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sadie Samuelson Levy Professor in Languages and Literature Valeria Luiselli was awarded a 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship in fic38 on and off campus

tion from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the 175 successful fellowship candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants. Luiselli also won a 2020 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Literature, which comes with a $50,000 cash award and supports emerging to midcareer immigrant artists and scientists who have demonstrated exceptional achievements early in their careers. Levy Economics Institute Research Scholar Thomas Masterson won the Journal of Economic Issues’ 2019 Editor’s Prize for his article “The Great Recession and Racial Inequality: Evidence from Measures of Economic Wellbeing.” The article was coauthored with Levy Senior Research Scholar Ajit Zacharias, Research Scholar Fernando Rios-Avila, and Research Associate Edward N. Wolff. Kelly Reichardt, S. William Senfeld Artist in Residence, was awarded a $50,000 Film Independent Spirit Awards Filmmaker Grant, which recognizes a midcareer female director. Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins, assistant professor of anthropology, has been awarded the Albert Hourani Book Award from the Middle East Studies Association for her book Waste Siege: The Life of Infrastructure in Palestine. Asher B. Edelman Professor in the Arts Joan Tower was named 2020 Composer of the Year by Musical America. Bard’s Literary Magazine Wins Prize Conjunctions, published by Bard College, has been awarded a 2020 Whiting Literary Magazine Prize in the “smaller print magazine” category. The prize, an outright grant of $10,000 in 2021 and an additional matching grant of up to $10,000 per year for the following two years, “acknowledges, rewards, and encourages organizations that actively nurture the writers who tell us, through their art, what is important.” For almost four decades, Conjunctions, edited by Professor of Literature Bradford Morrow, has published groundbreaking fiction, poetry, plays, and creative nonfiction that marry visionary imagination with formally innovative execution. Each issue illuminates a complex theme—such as exile, desire, the body, or climate change—in a book-length format that gives space to longform work and a multitude of perspectives. Support for Community Conversations Bard received a $5,000 grant from New York Humanities to support the development and presentation of 12 community conversations in Kingston, New York, on issues of local and national importance. Higher Education Opportunity Program Receives Award A $1,260,000 grant was awarded to Bard College to sustain and grow the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP). This award will increase enrollment and provide greater support for our HEOP scholars. Funding for Runoff Research Bard was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Dextra Baldwin McGonagle Foundation for research being conducted by the Center for the Study of Land, Air, and Water. Support for Bard Early Colleges The France-Merrick Foundation of Baltimore awarded $120,000 to fund new initiatives in support of students achieving the AA degree at Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Baltimore. After a successful planning grant, the Teagle Foundation awarded $200,000 to support the development of new courses and faculty-led partnerships across the Bard Early College Network. Funding for Scholarships The Shelby and Gale Davis Charitable Fund awarded Bard $50,000 to support Davis United World College Scholarship students in Annandale-on-Hudson. This program is committed to building cross-cultural understanding across campuses in the United States and ultimately throughout the world.


(Awards and Honors continued) Open Society Foundations Support for CCE The Open Society Foundations (OSF) recently announced $100 million in funding—$10 million a year for 10 years—to strengthen and expand Bard’s Center for Civic Engagement (CCE), which supports, coordinates, and promotes a wide array of student and institutional initiatives. “The Open Society Foundations have partnered with Bard College for nearly three decades to make higher education more inclusive and accessible,” says Patrick Gaspard, president of OSF. “At a time when democracies and the right to free expression are under threat— and every institution of higher education is facing enormous challenges due to the COVID-19 and economic crises—we need to invest in teaching and education that advance the values of an open society.”

Funding for the Bard Prison Initiative Art for Justice made a renewal grant of $162,400 for communication strategies around the broadcast of the documentary film College Behind Bars (see Bardian, Winter 2019) . The Zegar Family Foundation also renewed its support of $50,000 for reentry initiatives through the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI), which now serves more than 600 alumni/ae who have returned home. The Sills Family Foundation has provided inaugural support of $25,000 for BPI’s general operations, including the core college program across six New York State prisons, the reentry program, national engagement, and the Bard Microcolleges, which increase college access to people who have been persistently underrepresented in higher education. A $268,500 award from the New York City Council’s discretionary fund through the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice supports reentry planning for alumni/ae.

Staff Additions and Changes Hannah Barrett is the new director of the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, succeeding Arthur Gibbons, who has served as director of the Bard MFA program since 1990 and will continue teaching at Bard as professor of sculpture in the College’s Division of the Arts. Barrett, an award-winning artist and educator who has taught, lectured, and exhibited widely, was previously international program coordinator at Bard College Berlin. Elmira Bayrasli is the new director of the Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program (BGIA) in New York City. Bayrasli has taught in the program for the past four years. She is cofounder of Foreign Policy Interrupted, host of Project Syndicate’s podcast Opinion Has It, author of From the Other Side of the World: Extraordinary Entrepreneurs, Unlikely Places, and a regular contributor on global entrepreneurship for TechCrunch. Bayrasli was the chief spokesperson for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Mission to Bosnia-Herzegovina. From 1994 to 2000 she was presidential appointee at the U.S. State Department. She has written for Reuters, Foreign Affairs, Washington Post, Quartz, Fortune, Forbes, top row from left Hannah Barrett, photo Laurel Sparks MFA ’03; Elmira Bayrasli, photo Jason Gardner; CNN, NPR, BBC, Al Jazeera, Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. Christian Crouch, photo Chris Bertholf; Liza Parker, photo Chris Kayden; Kahan Sablo. bottom row from left Jovanny Suriel; Dumaine Williams ’03, photo Billy Delfs; John Weinstein, photo Dan Karp Christian Crouch, associate professor of history and director of American studies at Bard since 2014, will assume the role of dean of graduate studies next year. Crouch’s work focuses on the histories of the early counseling center, student advisement, student conduct, college health, career modern Atlantic, comparative slavery, American material culture, and Native services, fraternity/sorority life, student activities, recreation/fitness, adult American and Indigenous Studies. She succeeds Norton Batkin, who came to student services, student discipline/conduct, Title IX, disability support servBard in 1991 as visiting associate professor of philosophy and art history and ices, athletics, and diversity/inclusion. Sablo was named to chair the newly director of the Center for Curatorial Studies, and has been dean of graduate formed President’s Commission on Racial Equity and Justice at Bard College. studies for 15 years. Batkin will continue to teach philosophy in the undergradJovanny Suriel is the new director of Bard’s Career Development Office. Prior uate college. Michael Sadowski, executive director of Bard Early College Hudson to joining the College, Suriel was deputy director at the Center for Career and Valley programs and director of inclusive pedagogy and curriculum in the office Professional Development at John Jay College. His work is geared toward develof the dean of the College, assumes the position of interim dean of graduate oping strategic partnerships with internal and external professionals and organstudies until July 1, 2021. Liza Parker joins the Richard B. Fisher Center for the izations to best provide opportunities for students. Suriel earned his master of Performing Arts at Bard College as executive director. Prior to her appointment education and master of arts in psychological counseling from Columbia at Bard, Parker was chief operating officer at Lincoln Center in New York City, University Teachers College. He also serves as assistant dean of civic engagewhere she was responsible for overall strategy and direction. She has also ment at Bard. Dumaine Williams ’03, the principal of BHSEC Cleveland, has served as vice president for policy and administration at the AT&T Foundation, been named vice president and dean of early colleges at Bard. Originally from and director of operations and planning at 92Y. She and her husband, Frank Jamaica, Williams graduated from Bard College with a degree in biology and Migliorelli, recently moved to Red Hook, where they manage the family farm, went on to earn a master of arts in education leadership from Montclair State Hudson Bounty Farm. Kahan Sablo is Bard’s new dean of inclusive excellence. University and a doctorate in molecular biology from Stony Brook University. A Bronx native, he earned a bachelor of arts in public justice and master of He oversees the academic programs in Bard’s growing national network of pubscience in counseling and psychological services from SUNY Oswego, and a lic early college programs. Williams takes over from John Weinstein, Bard’s doctorate of education in administration and leadership studies from Indiana dean of early colleges since 2017, who has been appointed provost of Bard University of Pennsylvania. Sablo has worked in residence life, orientation, College at Simon’s Rock. on and off campus 39


with the American Symphony Orchestra, and has commissioned a solo violin work by Michael Djupstrom, Lautar. At 16, Fang moved to the United States to attend the Bard College Conservatory, where she studied with Ida Kavafian and Arnold Steinhardt and graduated with degrees in violin and Russian studies. English horn and oboe player Ryan Roberts has performed with many of the country’s leading orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and Ft. Worth Symphony, and was recently appointed to the New York Philharmonic. He received first prize at the International Double Reed Society’s 2018 Young Artist Competition and the National Society of Arts and Letters’ 2018 Woodwind Competition. Before joining the Philharmonic, he spent one season as a member of the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael TilsonThomas. Roberts premiered Michael Torke’s oboe concerto, South, with the Albany Symphony and recorded the work for Albany Records. An avid closkwise from top left Adele Anthony, photo Marcia Ciriello; Molly Carr, photo Dario Acosta; Luosha Fang ’10, photo Vanessa chamber musician, Roberts performs at the Briceño; Ryan Roberts, photo Kevin Roberts; Gil Shaham, photo Luke Ratray; Shai Wosner, photo Marco Borggreve; Carmit Zori Marlboro Music Festival during the summer under artistic directors Mitsuko Uchida and Jonathan Biss; he has also collaborated in recitals with the Pacifica Quartet and Bard College Conservatory New Faculty Emanuel Ax. Gil Shaham, one of the most celebrated violinists of his generation, performs regularly with the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Violinist Adele Anthony has performed throughout North America, Europe, Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Australia, India, and Asia, including appearances with all six symphonies of the Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, and San Francisco Symphony, among many Australian Broadcasting Corporation, performances with the symphony orchesothers. With orchestra, he continues his exploration of violin concertos of the tras of Houston, San Diego, Seattle, Fort Worth, and Indianapolis as well as the 1930s, including the works of composrs such as Barber, Bartok, Berg, Korngold, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio and Prokofiev. Shaham has won a Grammy Award (and been nominated 11 France. An avid chamber music player, Anthony appears regularly at La Jolla times) , Grand Prix du Disque, and Diapason d’Or, and was named Musical SummerFest and the Aspen Music Festival. Her wide-ranging repertoire America’s 2012 Instrumentalist of the Year. Pianist Shai Wosner has appeared extends from Bach and Vivaldi to contemporary works by Ross Edwards, Arvo with the major orchestras of Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Los Pärt, and Philip Glass. Violist Molly Carr is a recitalist, chamber musician, eduAngeles, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Ottawa, San Francisco, and Toronto, among cator, and artistic director. She has been the recipient of numerous prizes and others. Internationally, he has played with ensembles ranging from the BBC awards, including the Primrose International Viola Competition, Chamber Orchestras to the Vienna Philharmonic to the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra Music America, ProMusicis Foundation, Davidson Institute, Virtu Foundation, under Daniel Barenboim. He records for Onyx Classics. Born in Israel, Wosner MAW Alumni Enterprise, and American String Teachers Association Awards. studied piano with Opher Brayer and Emanuel Krasovsky as well as composiCarr is the violist of the Carr-Petrova Duo as well as the Iris Trio. She was hontion, theory, and improvisation with André Hajdu. He later studied at The ored at the United Nations for her work with the Carr-Petrova Duo’s Novel Juilliard School with Emanuel Ax. Wosner is a recipient of Lincoln Center’s Voices Refugee Aid Project. Carr is on the viola faculties of The Juilliard School’s Martin E. Segal Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and a Borletti-Buitoni Precollege Program and the Alberto Jonas International School of Music in Trust Award, which he used to commission Michael Hersch’s concerto Along Valencia, Spain, and is founding director for Project: Music Heals Us, a nonprofit the Ravines for performance with the Seattle Symphony and Deutsche Radio organization that brings free chamber music performances and interactive proPhilharmonie. Violinist Carmit Zori has appeared as a soloist with the New gramming to marginalized populations with limited access to the arts. Violinist York Philharmonic, Rochester Philharmonic, and Philadelphia Orchestra, among and violist Luosha Fang ’10 is the first double-degree graduate to join the many others, and has given solo recitals at Lincoln Center, Los Angeles County Conservatory faculty. As a violinist, she has performed as soloist with the Museum of Art, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Phillips Collection, Tel Aviv Albany Symphony, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra, Museum, and Jerusalem Center for the Performing Arts. In 2002, after 10 years American Symphony Orchestra, and West Virginia Symphony, and she was a as artistic director at Bargemusic, Zori founded the Brooklyn Chamber Music winner of Astral Artists’ 2013 National Auditions and the S&R Foundation’s Society. She has appeared with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, 2015 Washington Award. As a violist, she won first prize in the 2019 Classic and has been a guest at chamber music festivals and concert series around the Strings International Competition in Vienna and the 2018 Tokyo International world. Zori is the recipient of a Leventritt Foundation Award, a Pro Musicis Viola Competition. Fang recorded Distinguished Composer in Residence George International Award, and top prize in the Walter W. Naumburg International Tsontakis’s double violin concerto Unforgettable with the Albany Symphony Violin Competition. Orchestra, premiered Chinese composer Shen Yiwen’s violin concerto Mulan

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from left Richard Cox, photo ©Sean Turi Photography; Lucy Fitz Gibbon VAP ’15, photo Steve Riskind; Howard Watkins, photo Dayton Opera/Scott J. Kimmins

Opera is Dead, Long Live Opera This spring, VAP and The Orchestra Now (TŌN) presented Rest in Pieces: In Memory of Opera, conceived and directed by VAP artistic director Stephanie Blythe with John Jarboe and conducted by James Bagwell, director of music performance studies and professor of music. Celebrating the tribulations, glories, and loves of this tempestuous art form, this devised opera was performed and written by the artists of VAP and TŌN and showcased the impressive talent of Bard’s voice students. Rest in Pieces featured excerpts from Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, Bizet’s Carmen, Copland’s The Tender Land, and Puccini’s La Bohème. “When I came to Bard last year as the new artistic director of VAP, I decided that I would like to bring this idea of devised theater to our student opera,” writes Blythe. “I thought of several concepts around which we might construct a piece, but it wasn’t until I started talking about the project with John that we settled on an idea: to have our characters meeting up at a funeral—for opera. The idea that opera is dead is not a new one. And of course, opera is not dead. But what if opera decided to die metaphorically to itself, only to allow us to take what it has given us and to create something new?” Blythe and VAP’s 14 singers chose five operas and from those identified characters and arias that spoke to them regardless of gender or voice type. After an intensive three-day workshop with Jarboe, who used dramaturgical games with writing and acting improvisations to bring the singers together as a cohesive company, they created and wrote the dialogue for the two-act narrative. “Their stories are our stories,” writes Blythe. “People driven by love, anger, fear, desire—longing to be the people that they want to be. Self-determined. Using the music that has become a part of our collective consciousness to tell those transformative stories.”

Bard SummerScape. Cox has been honored with a Lucrezia Bori Grant for foreign study, The Juilliard School Vocal Arts Honors Recital at Alice Tully Hall, and Campbell Watcher Memorial Award for singers from Santa Fe Opera. Soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbon VAP ’15 also joins the faculty. A dynamic musician whose repertoire spans the Renaissance to the present, Fitz Gibbon has given U.S. premieres of rediscovered works by Baroque composers Francesco Sacrati, Barbara Strozzi, and Agostino Agazzari as well by 20th-century composers including Tadeusz Kassern, Roman Palester, and Jean Barraqué. As a recitalist she has appeared with her collaborative partner, pianist Ryan McCullough, in such venues as London’s Wigmore Hall; New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, Park Avenue Armory, and Merkin Hall; and Toronto’s Koerner Hall. In concert, Fitz Gibbon has appeared as a soloist with the Saint Paul Chamber; Lucerne Festival Academy; and Tanglewood Music Center Orchestras; Albany, Richmond, Tulsa, and Eureka Symphonies, and the American Symphony Orchestra in her Carnegie Hall debut. She has also premiered two major works by John Harbison and Shirish Korde with Boston Musica Viva, appeared in concert with the Aizuri Quartet, and is scheduled to appear with Musicians from Marlboro in such venues as Carnegie Hall and the Kimmel Center through 2022. Pianist and conductor Howard Watkins joins the faculty as an instructor in opera studies. A longtime member of the Metropolitan Opera staff, Watkins has collaborated with artists such as Kathleen Battle, Grace Bumbry, Sarah Chang, Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, Xiang Gao, Mariusz Kwiecień, Anna Netrebko, and Matthew Polenzani at such venues as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Spivey Hall, Kennedy Center, Pierpont Morgan Library, United States Supreme Court, Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, and the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow. Watkins has served on the faculties of the Tanglewood Music Center, Aspen Music Festival, Mannes School of Music, North Carolina School of the Arts, International Vocal Arts Institute (Israel, Japan, and China), IIVA in Italy, Brancaleoni Music Festival in Italy, Tokyo International Vocal Arts Academy, and VOICExperience in Orlando, Tampa, and Savannah. He has also worked on the music staffs of Palm Beach Opera, Washington National Opera, and Los Angeles Opera.

VAP Welcomes New Voices American tenor Richard Cox joins the Bard Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Program (VAP) faculty. His recent opera engagements have included Captain Ahab in Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s Moby Dick (Chicago Opera Theater and Opera San José), the title role of Siegfried in concert (North Carolina Opera), Loge in Das Rheingold (Minnesota Opera and North Carolina Opera), Mitch in André Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire (Hawaii Opera Theatre), his debut with the Washington National Opera in Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen (Das Rheingold and Die Walküre), and Prinz Kalaf in Ferruccio Busoni’s Turandot for

Sun-Ly Pierce VAP ’19 Wins Competitions Chinese American mezzo-soprano Sun-Ly Pierce VAP ’19 was named the winner of the 32nd-annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias by Houston Grand Opera. Originally from Clinton, New York, Pierce also recently won the Music Academy of the West’s 2019 Marilyn Horne Song Competition.

from left Margaret Tigue VAP ’20, Cody Ray Caho VAP ’21, Diana Schwam VAP ’21, Chelsea Fingal DeSouza VAP ’20, Louis Tiemann VAP ’21, Chuanyuan Liu VAP ’21, Hailey McAvoy VAP ’20, Jardena Gertler-Jaffe ’VAP ’21, Brad Testerman VAP ’20, Wayne Paul VAP ’21. photo Chris Kendall ’82

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Student and Alumni/ae Awards and Honors Bard College is a Fulbright top-producing institution, and this year Bard students have garnered the highest number of Fulbright Awards ever. Nine students have won prestigious Fulbright Awards (and another was named an alternate), which facilitate cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Samuel Abate ’20 won an English Teaching Assistant Award to Spain, where he will create a program called Read and Watch! exploring literature that has been developed into visual material, such as films. Kevin Barbosa ’18 won an Open Study/Research Award through Fulbright’s Binational Internship Program to Mexico, where he intends to create a bilingual, interviewstyle podcast series that will allow Mexicans to share their culture and histories on their own terms and illuminate the Mexican perspective on the debates around immigration we are having in the United States. “I believe that the greatest service I can provide as a cultural ambassador is listening to my host community,” says Barbosa. Michelle Jackson-Beckett PhD ’23, a student at the Bard Graduate Center, won an Open Study/Research Award to Austria to conduct research on Vienna’s Other Modernism: Design and Dwelling 1918–1968. Jackson-Beckett has accepted a position as faculty in Design History and Theory at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and as archivist for the Victor Papanek Foundation and will forgo the Fulbright scholarship. Madison Emond ’18, a photography major, won an Open Study/Research Award to New Zealand, where she will pursue a photography project, Nature as Artist: Visualizing the Personhood of the New Zealand Landscape, which is an outgrowth of her Senior Project. “My photographic practice sets out to question traditional landscape imagery and how it affects the viewer’s relationship to the environment. Rather than making images of the landscape I make images with the landscape. What I mean is this: all my works are made through the interaction of photosensitive materials, the natural world, and moonlight—and nothing else,” says Emond, who chose New Zealand because it was one of the first nations to grant legal personhood to landforms. Amber Fowlie ’20 and Amber Junker ’20 won English Teaching Assistant Awards to Germany. Fowlie plans to volunteer in community language cafés, which foster cross-cultural dialogue. A trombone player, Junker will engage with music as the universal language to bring people from many different backgrounds together. Medora Jones ’18, who graduated from Simon’s Rock in 2016, has been named an alternate for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Morocco. Mitchell Levinson ’20 and Andres Meraz ’20 won English Teaching Assistant Awards to Russia. Levinson will organize weekly intercultural learning events to share traditions in holiday gatherings, food, music, and literature. Meraz plans to hold weekly book clubs that introduce American novels and short stories, connecting them to cooking and films. Marlaina Yost ’20 won an English Teaching Assistant Award to Belgium, where she will screen films with different American dialects to expose viewers to the many unique regional cultural dynamics and traditions of the United States. Sabrina Slipchenko ’20 and Hattie Wilder Karlstrom ’20 were awarded prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowships, which provide for a year of travel and exploration outside the United States. Each Watson Fellow receives a grant of $36,000 for 12 months of travel and independent study. Slipchenko, who graduated from Bard College Berlin (BCB) and is the first student from a Bard Network campus other than Annandale to win a Watson, will spend the year in Austria, Greece, Ukraine, Argentina, and Turkey, where she will explore intersections of queerness and Orthodoxy in Jewish social life and make a series of animated movies from her investigations. “As a queer person, the idea of God has been a refuge in uncomfortable times,” says Slipchenko. “I want to know that queer people can have meaningful spiritual lives. I want to recognize us as a constant part of religious society, to undo the ingrained hatred and supposed 42 on and off campus

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itive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships from the U.S. Department of State. Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply toward their study-abroad or internship program costs, with additional funding available for the study of a critical language overseas. Alfaro’s scholarship supports her studies at BCB. “Studying in Berlin will help me have a more global view on the art world, and specifically what I want my role within it to be,” says Alfaro. Reid’s scholarship supports her term at the Lorenzo di Medici Institute in Florence, Italy. A joint major in psychology and music, Hadley Parum ’21 is the first Bard student to win a Goldwater Scholarship. The Goldwater is widely regarded as one of the nation’s most prestigious undergraduate STEM scholarships. It is awarded annually to some 400 sophomores and juniors nationwide who plan to pursue careers in science or mathematics. The scholarship program honoring Senator Barry Goldwater was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue research careers in the fields of the natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics. Photography major Peace Okoko ’21 won a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant. Her winning proposal was to spend the summer in Kenya, where she would work to increase homeless women’s access to proper sanitary supplies and facilities. In its 14th year, the Davis Projects for Peace program invited undergraduates to design grassroots peace-building projects to be implemented during the summer of 2020 and selected the most promising and feasible projects to be funded. Although all 2020 Projects for Peace have been cancelled due to the COVID19 pandemic, it is the foundation’s hope that circumstances will permit them to roll these grants forward to 2021. Madeleine Breshears ’18 and Marisol Dothard ’17 were awarded 2020 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships, which recognize and support outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. Fellows benefit from a three-year annual

stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees, opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose. Breshears will work in macromolecular, supramolecular, and nanochemistry at the University of Washington and Dothard will work in microbial biology at Boston University. Evan Nicole Brown ’16, a writer and journalist from Los Angeles, has won a 2020– 7 21 New York Times Fellowship in politics. The fellowship is a one-year work program aimed at cultivating the next generation of journalists. Alhassan Susso MAT ’12, a 12th-grade social studies educator at International Community High School in the Bronx, New York, won an NEA Foundation 2020 Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence, which recognizes educators from around the country who shine in their schools, their communities, and their own learning. These educators advocate for each other, the profession, and students, and they embrace the diversity of their communities and the wider world. Horace Mann Awardees receive $10,000 and special recognition at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala. Fawn Krieger MFA ’05, Carolyn Lazard ’10, and Tschabalala Self ’12 are among the 20 recipients of a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Grant, which comes with an unrestricted award of $20,000 for each recipient. They were selected from a pool of 110 nominees by a seven-person panel. Mallory Catlett ’92 was awarded $50,000 by the Women’s Fund for Media, Music, and Theatre for Rainbird, an opera that tells the story of a “mysterious resurrection and one community’s violent response to the unknown.” The awards, an initiative of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, address the underrepresentation of female and female-identifying artists in film, television, theater, and music. Matt Taibbi ’92 is one of three recipients of a 2020 Izzy Award for outstanding achievement in independent media. Taibbi, whose most recent book is Hate Inc., is cohost of the Useful Idiots podcast. The Izzy Award is presented by the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College and is named for legendary dissident journalist I. F. “Izzy” Stone. Julianne Swartz MFA ’02 received a Foundation for Contemporary Arts music/sound discipline $40,000 grant. Julianne is a visiting artist in the Bard College Studio Arts Department. Sarena Martinez SR ’14 has won a 2020 Rhodes Scholarship. After earning her AA, Martinez transferred to Vanderbilt University, where she majored in psychology and minored in French. She is one of only 32 scholars, selected from almost 1,000 applicants from across the United States, to win a Rhodes Scholarship. The Rhodes Trust provides scholars with financial support to pursue a degree of their choice at Oxford University; Martinez will pursue a master’s in public policy. “I want to understand how to help post-industrial cities usher in the knowledge-based economy inclusively,” she says. “I’m interested in studying how to increase the technical capacity of local governments to create prosperity for their residents when housed in progressive cities in conservative states.”

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Levy Economists Respond to Pandemic Scholars of the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College are sharing their in-depth analysis and nonpartisan policy recommendations on the economic fallout of the COVID-19 crisis with the world through international news media outlets and the institute’s blog, Multiplier Effect (multiplier-effect.org). On one Multiplier Effect post, Levy Research Scholar and Bard Associate Professor of Economics Pavlina Tcherneva, whose book The Case for a Job Guarantee was published in July, considers how nationalizing payroll, similar to the policy employed in Denmark, might play out in the United States. “It is easier to keep people in their jobs than to create jobs once layoffs have occurred,” writes Tcherneva. “Worse, unemployment has a terrible way of self-perpetuating and inflicting enormous costs on society. On the heels of this epidemic will come another—of mass defaults, bankruptcies, and deaths of despair. We no doubt have the tools to tackle a deep downturn. We have done it before. Taking inspiration from FDR, we can deploy large-scale public investment and public employment programs to lead the recovery. And we may well have to do that anyway. But the task ahead would be far easier if we could protect payrolls at all possible cost.” In two op-eds for the financial website MarketWatch, Tcherneva calls for an “aggressive public-health-services mobilization and an economic stabilization package” as well as a wartime-like mobilization of resources, including a federal job guarantee, to ensure that the coronavirus pandemic does not lead to decades of elevated unemployment. Tcherneva concludes that, “Only big government, big public investments, and big public-employment programs will ensure a quick bounce back, rather than another protracted jobless recovery.” Citing Levy Research Scholar Michalis Nikiforos’s observation that “the record-high stock prices the president routinely touted became disconnected from companies’ underlying value,” a Washington Post article by David J. Lynch shows how “the pandemic exposed vulnerabilities that had accumulated during a record-long expansion and years of ultralow interest rates—and which now could make it harder to recover from a recession.” In his study, Nikiforos writes that the work of the late financial economist and Levy Institute distinguished scholar Hyman P. Minsky, particularly his emphasis on the cumulative and circular causation between current flows and outstanding stocks, is crucial to fully appreciating the economic consequences of the pandemic. “A central proposition of Minskyan analysis is that the underlying conditions in the capitalist economy can best be understood from the fact that production and investment are financed by borrowing,” Nikiforos writes. “The pandemic is thus important not only for its direct impact on supply and demand but because of the effect of this shock on the ability of economic agents—households and firms—to finance a sustained level of production, expenditure, and employment.” Exploring policy implications, Nikiforos argues that a strong public intervention is needed through effective monetary policy, such as the recently announced commercial paper funding facility, to avoid a collapse of the banks and the financial system, and through fiscal policy to boost demand. He recommends that a large share of this spending increase be directed toward providing access to healthcare for all in need, guaranteeing paid sick leave, and supporting employment, household income, and firms that face the risk of extinction. In an April op-ed for The Guardian, Levy Senior Scholar and Bard Professor of Economics L. Randall Wray and Associate Professor of Economics at Franklin & Marshall College Yeva Nersisyan tackle head-on several misconceptions

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about Modern Money Theory (MMT), a topic that has recently reached the mainstream media but that Wray has been studying for more than 20 years. MMT, they write, “is not a prescription, but merely a description of what actually happens,” and the current crisis “has clearly demonstrated what should have been obvious already: provisioning society . . . is not a financial issue.” They suggest we can mobilize our resources in a manner similar to our response to World War II, with the hope that “the coronavirus crisis will not be as destructive as the Great Depression, but if there is one thing it should destroy, it’s the myth of the deficit.” A New York Times article by Matt Phillips examines how MMT has recently been finding broader and more unlikely adherents on Wall Street and quotes Wray, who says, “MMT has been invoked so many times by completely mainstream people and politicians. Even Trump used almost word for word what we’ve been saying all along.” (“You never have to default because you print the money,” Trump said in 2016.) In a Multiplier Effect post, Wray and Nersisyan write, “Unemployment is evidence that the country is living below its means. A country lives beyond its means only when it goes beyond full employment, when more government spending competes for resources already in use. Full employment means that the nation is living up to its means. The most important lesson we must learn from this crisis is that the ability of the government to run deficits is not limited to times of crisis. Indeed, it was a policy error to keep the economy below full employment before this crisis hit in the belief that government spending was limited by financial constraints. Ironically, the real limits faced by government before the pandemic hit were far less constraining than the limits faced after the virus had brought a huge part of our productive capacity to a halt! We hope the coronavirus will teach us that in normal times we must build up our supplies, infrastructure, and institutions to be able to deal with crises, whatever form they may take.” In “Pandemic of Inequality” (levyinstitute.org/publications/pandemic-ofinequality), Levy’s Public Policy Brief No. 149, authors Luiza Nassif-Pires, Laura de Lima Xavier, Thomas Masterson, Nikiforos, and Fernando Rios-Avila demonstrate how the costs of the COVID-19 pandemic—both the health risks and economic burdens—will be borne disproportionately by the most vulnerable segments of U.S. society. The crisis is likely to widen already worrisome levels of income, racial, and gender inequality in the United States. The authors argue that our policy response to the COVID-19 crisis must target these unequally shared burdens, and that a failure to mitigate the regressive impact of the crisis will not only be unjust but will prolong the pandemic and undermine any ensuing economic recovery efforts.


Julia Bullock VAP ’11: A Life in Music

Music Festival, where Upshaw was the music director. It was there that Bullock first met Sellars. “I told him what his work had meant to me,” says Bullock. “Since high school, I had been watching recordings of his work that my stepfather had given to me. They helped me understand the power of staged classical Soprano Julia Bullock VAP ’11 was singing before she could talk. “At two years music. Peter got teary-eyed and emotional. We hugged. It was a very special old I was not speaking well, but I could sing the lyrics to Christmas songs permoment.” fectly,” she says. “It shows how powerful music can be in activating linguistics. Upshaw, who was succeeded by mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as You really see it in the critical stages of youth and old age. My grandmother had artistic director of VAP in 2019, supported Bullock’s application to the renowned dementia, and we couldn’t have a conversation, but we would sing songs Young Concert Artists International Auditions, which had launched Upshaw’s together.” career. Bullock was one of five first-prize winners, which led in turn to her enterSinging was not only her first means of communication, it has been vital ing and winning the 2014 Naumburg International Vocal Competition, which inspiration her entire life. “My father had a beautiful baritone voice,” says Upshaw had won in 1985. “All of these interactions I’ve had and the places I’ve Bullock. “My earliest memories were of him singing. He went to Morehouse been started with me watching Dawn Upshaw sing in an opera directed by Peter College and was part of the civil-rights movement. He shared a jail cell with Sellars on a DVD in my parents house in St. Martin Luther King Jr. after a sit-in. He sang a Louis,” says Bullock. “The line and legacy of lot of civil rights songs to us growing up.” that felt very beautiful to be a part of. Dawn Bullock’s father was diagnosed with leukemia has really meant so much. Her critiques have when she was three years old and he died six cut me, because she is very good at cutting years later. “When he had the strength, he right to the core. Whenever I was trying to do sang,” she recalls. “He valued music and eduany posturing with my work, she would clock cation. He was a meditative person. I have it. She is against anything that is about ‘preamazing memories of him very quiet and then sentation.’ She helped me begin to shed all singing.” those veils.” Bullock studied at the Eastman School of Limor Tomer, the Metropolitan Museum Music as an undergraduate. A friend mentioned of Art’s (MET) general manager of concerts the Bard College Conservatory of Music’s new and lectures, first heard Bullock sing at her Graduate Vocal Arts Program (VAP) , which Young Concert Artist debut recital, in a proDawn Upshaw had launched. At first, Bullock gram inspired by Josephine Baker, Nina didn’t recognize Upshaw’s name, but when she Simone, Billie Holiday, civil-rights songs, and saw her face she immediately realized Upshaw spirituals. Tomer then invited her to perform was the singer in American theater and opera her Naumberg Winners Recital in the MET. director Peter Sellars’s production of Handel’s Excited by Bullock’s programming, Tomer Theodora, the DVD recording of which had named her the MET’s 2018–19 artist in resiinspired Bullock to pursue opera. “The VAP curdence, and she curated a groundbreaking and riculum seemed like nothing else that existed,” critically acclaimed season “I spent a long says Bullock. “The approach was holistic, develtime researching the MET, its history, and oping not just the singer’s technique but the asking friends and colleagues if they were entire singer.” interested in putting work up they couldn’t do Bullock describes her time at Bard as a elsewhere,” says Bullock. “But it was Bard refuge. Her VAP cohort became a very closethat gave me the opportunity to develop my knit group, and she lived in a co-op in Tivoli Julia Bullock VAP ’11. photo ©Allison Michael Orenstein skills in programming. For one core class we with 11 people, from newborn to 67, who shared were asked as a small group to program a chores, cleaned, cooked, and gardened together. themed recital, to write the program notes, to “A lot was revealed to me about the imporfind the venue, to do publicity. It was such a fun, creative process. Bard really tance of human interactions and relationships and having them be authentic,” activated my skill set in asking: What is the message I’m trying to get across says Bullock. “It has laid the groundwork for every relationship I have had since.” and how can content carry that? As much energy as I have put into my singing While VAP students are given great opportunities to perform their repervoice, I have put just as much energy into developing my curatorial voice, which toires, debut new work, and put on operas in venues such as Carnegie Hall, was affirmed at Bard.” Bullock never felt that Upshaw was focused on identifying who was going to For the 2020–21 concert season, Bullock is part of an innovative collabobecome a star or in making a big name for the program. “In her quiet and rative partnership with the San Francisco Symphony and its new artistic director, grounded way, Dawn gave us fantastic advice without having an agenda for any Esa-Pekka Salonen, that also includes flutist Claire Chase, composer Nico of us,” says Bullock. “I had always known I wanted a career in music, but I hadn’t Muhly, roboticist Carol Reiley, and bassist-vocalist-composer Esperanza realized what a life in music could look like. The guests whom Dawn invited to Spalding. “Music provides us with an opportunity to listen to each other, to come speak with us showed a wide range of musical possibilities not limited to interact, to respond, and that just increases awareness and consciousness,” performance. The questions became broader. The vision of a life in music was says Bullock. “The work doesn’t come out of thin air but it comes out of needing no longer so narrow. It was a relief.” to process things, whether personal or global.” The summer Bullock graduated, she participated in SongFest, a young artist program in California, and Upshaw invited her to perform at the Ojai

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Erica Mateo ’11: Organizing Communities, Building Justice Erica Mateo ’11 was born in Brownsville, Brooklyn, a neighborhood that, according to a report released by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Bureau of Vital Statistics in 2019, has the lowest life expectancies, highest infant mortality rates, and most murder- and drug-related deaths of any neighborhood in the city. “I started my work in Brownsville,” says Mateo, who was introduced to the Brownsville Partnership through a Bard connection and, after completing a summer internship there, was offered a job, which the nonprofit held until she graduated. “If you do an internet search for Brownsville you’ll find stories about its high crime rates, but we told a different story.” Now working for the Center for Court Innovation at its neighborhood operating project, the Brownsville Community Justice Center, Mateo and her team convene community stakeholders to harness their collective power to advance the health, safety, and prosperity of the neighborhood. “We work to uplift a positive community narrative,” she says. In 2012, Mateo joined the Center for Court Innovation, a justice reform organization that works closely with city courts, police, district attorneys, and other agencies, where she has been director of community-based initiatives since 2014. Her first organizing project was to build out the center’s community programs at the newly launched Brownsville Community Justice Center, an initiative seeking to prevent crime and offer meaningful alternatives to crime and incarceration Erica Mateo ’11 by investing in local youth and improving the physical landscape of the neighborhood. “We started with about five staff and a small grant,” she says. “Over the years, we’ve been able to grow that center into a multimillion-dollar project with 30 people on staff.” Mateo spearheaded projects that worked with residents to reimagine public spaces in ways that promote positive activities, increase safety, and support community building. She oversaw the revitalization of a distressed section of Brownsville’s Belmont Avenue and the development of a small pedestrian plaza in a formerly dilapidated shopping corridor that has become an award-winning space for block parties, festivals, and street markets. She also worked with local youth to create an outdoor community clubhouse on a vacant lot and was on the community advisory board of (and still partners with) the Brownsville Community Culinary Center, cofounded by Lucas Denton ’12. Raised by her grandmother, Mateo dropped out of school in the eighth grade and discovered the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) while she was incarcerated in the now-closed Bayview Correctional Facility in Manhattan. She eventually matriculated into Bard College as an anthropology major, spent three years on campus living in Tewksbury, and graduated in 2011. “Bard makes you feel that your ideas are important,” says Mateo. “My adviser, Laura Kunreuther [associate professor of anthropology], and her husband, Daniel Karpowitz [former BPI director of policy and academics], made me feel empowered and challenged me. They took my thinking very seriously and did not let me get away with simple ideas. Their level of care and their strategies for supporting student devel46 on and off campus

opment were amazing. I remember feeling well prepared for the world after Bard. My Senior Project pushed me to write more than I had before. It sharpened my critical and analytical skill sets. Now, in real life, writing 10 to 15 major grant applications for my work is a breeze.” In her current role at the Center for Court Innovation, Mateo engages 15 New York City housing projects, across all five boroughs, that produce 25 percent of violent crime in the city. She supervises a team of 25 organizers who work in the projects to train about 300 residents in building coalitions and cocreating programs that increase safety. “I’ve been working in crime prevention and response to crime or healing after community trauma,” says Mateo. “I manage organizers who do the work on the ground. They build resident networks to identify quality of life and creative place-making projects, or social programs that may look like a summit on safety, or a youth program that provides handson mentorship. They work really hard to engage their neighbors and take whatever resources we can offer to support resident-driven initiatives.” Mateo supervises several such projects, does a lot of grant writing, and supports a growing network of community organizers. “For someone like me, who has worked for the past decade as an on-the-ground organizer in these neighborhoods, it’s important to refuel myself and remember why I do the work by going to resident meetings or helping to serve food at an event,” she says. “As an organizer, it can be annoying for your supervisor to be on the ground with you. So I keep it low-key and just go out there to connect. I still have my own little group of people I worked with in Brownsville, for example.” The preservation of public housing is Mateo’s key mission. That requires thinking through what just social housing could look like and how the city can support it. “My work is an active pursuit of dismantling systems that are inequitable,” she explains. “I would say to people who are in the position to make charitable donations, put money directly in hands of resident leaders and grassroots organizers. We need to make sure we are investing in a process where residents can be creative and identify what is really important to them. We must trust the process and not try to control what the outcome might be. Top-down approaches rarely achieve the positive outcomes we are looking for. We need to actually empower community members.” Mateo admits that her work can leave her exhausted, but the positive outcomes she’s witnessed keep her going. “I’ve been involved in entrepreneurship programs that funded and legitimized small business people,” she says. “A grant helped one resident who was baking cakes out of her apartment to move into a commercial kitchen. Another launched a coding project where young people created a website in Harlem to learn about local opportunities and resources. Another created a music mentorship program for young people who were victims of violence to pair with a mentor and make music together. They recorded an album and learned some of the technical aspects of music, like how to use sound-mixing equipment to create their own songs and beats.” Mateo’s own story speaks to the value of empowering the disenfranchised. She is grateful for her Bard education and remains connected to the College and BPI, volunteering at events and supporting the work that influenced her life’s trajectory.


Sadia Saba ’21 and President Leon Botstein cast their vote in the Bertelsmann Campus Center on election day 2020. photo Karl Rabe

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BPI Alumni/ae Visit Montgomery, Alabama A group of 23 Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) alumni/ae and staff visited Montgomery, Alabama, to experience firsthand the city’s Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) sites: the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice. With support from an anonymous donor, this trip created the opportunity for BPI alumni/ae to connect their personal experiences with the historical arc of systemic and institutionalized state violence that runs from slavery and Jim Crow to mass incarceration. In addition to the EJI spaces, the group explored the city’s historic downtown, famously known as both an epicenter of the civil rights movement and the “cradle of the Confederacy.” The trip’s participants learned about the indigenous Alabama tribes who first lived on the land that is now Montgomery; the city’s legacy of slave-owning and -trading; and its role as the founding capital of the Confederacy and a center of Jim Crow violence, the home of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the struggle for civil rights. Myra Armstead, vice president for academic inclusive excellence, Lyford Paterson Edwards and Helen Gray Edwards Professor of Historical Studies, and longtime BPI faculty member, was one of the trip’s facilitators. The group engaged in personal and meaningful conversations about the area’s history, its national significance, and its lasting influence. The shared experience gave BPI staff and alumni alike a deeply renewed sense of commitment to equitable access to education, fighting for racial justice, and ending mass incarceration. Based on the trip’s resounding success, the hope is to continue to do them in the future. The distinctive combination of a Bard education and an experience of incarceration informs the civic, professional, and community roles of BPI alumni/ae. Those who went on the Montgomery trip, as well as those planning to join future trips, work and volunteer in community-based organizations, advocacy groups, or in direct service and management roles at nonprofit and government agencies. Never absent from the BPI community’s mind and work are the legacy of American slavery and resistance to slavery, the civil rights movement, and ongoing social justice movements. This trip powerfully underscored the value of lifelong learning, the impact of a liberal arts education, and the connectedness of the entire Bard College community as a force for shaping a collective future that is rooted in justice and equity.

Poll Dance In 1999, 2004, 2009, and 2012 Bard was part of legal actions to try to counter voter suppression. This year, the Center for Civic Engagement group Election@Bard, Andrew Goodman Foundation, President Leon Botstein, and other school officials petitioned the Dutchess County Board of Elections (BOE) to allow a polling location on campus instead of or in addition to the one at the Episcopal Church in Barrytown. The petition—and Adrian Costa ’21, Sadia Saba ’21, and Sarah deVeer ’17 in a virtual meeting with the Red Hook Town Council— argued that the church is inadequate to the needs of the community; unsafe, both because of its location on a rural road and its small size, which makes social distancing impossible; not accessible by public transportation; and inaccessible to disabled voters. Much of this has been laid out before. In 2016, the Town of Red Hook passed a resolution asking for the polling site to be moved to the Bard campus. And Democratic Elections Commissioner Elizabeth Soto wrote a letter of support for the most recent proposal. So, what’s the problem? In a word, politics. Republican Elections Commissioner Erik Haight has continued the decades-long tradition of erecting barriers meant to keep students (and faculty, particularly those with foreign sounding names) from voting. On October 14, New York State Supreme Court Judge Maria Rosa denied this year’s petition. Rosa recognized that Bard can provide a better and safer polling site, but found that safety considerations were not sufficient to overrule an administrative decision. She noted that, among other things, there would not be enough time for the BOE to adequately inform voters of a location change. However, the following day the BOE chose to move two polling locations in Red Hook . . . for safety reasons. One has to admire the transparency of the hypocrisy. An appeal was immediately filed, pointing out the “brazen and contradictory actions of the BOE and Commissioner Haight.” Judge Rosa quickly agreed, allowing the establishment of a poll location in the Bertelsmann Campus Center, writing, “The basis for this court’s decision and order has now been eliminated since the primary factor identified by Commissioner Haight and relied upon by this court was simply untrue.” That didn’t stop Haight from doubling down and assaulting language and logic in the manner of autocrats everywhere. In an emailed statement he wrote, “Bard’s plan is quite obvious. Get the court to move the poll site on campus and then close it to the public under the guise of the pandemic so only students can vote.” He then filed a further appeal, but the Appellate Division of the State Supreme Court encouraged the two sides to reach a compromise, which was consistent with Bard’s original request: two polling sites, one at the church and one at the Campus Center. At 6 a.m. on November 3, some 20 students, faculty, and staff lined up to vote. on and off campus 47


Abolition/Resistance: Works from the Sussman Rare Book Collection

Frontispiece image of Frederick Douglass from a rare edition of the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself, 1st English ed., third imp., 1846, one of three versions published by Frederick Douglass. From the Sussman Rare Book Collection, Stevenson Library.

Guided by his discerning collector’s eye and deep commitment to civil rights, attorney Alan Sussman amassed an unparalleled collection of works on, among other things, transatlantic slavery and the struggle against subjugation. Sussman donated his rare and extraordinary books to Bard in 2016, and on February 18 of this year Abolition/Resistance, an exhibition of selected works from the Sussman Rare Book Collection at Bard’s Stevenson Library, opened to the public. Curators Helene Tieger ’85 (college archivist), Debra Klein (assistant visual resources curator), and Kristin Waters ’73, used works ranging from treatises against slavery by Granville Sharpe, Olaudah Equiano, William Wilberforce, and Thomas Clarkson to those supporting the inferiority hypothesis by Thomas Jefferson and Jefferson Davis to show how the deepest story of colonial settlement—from Europe to Africa to the Americas—is resistance to racial oppression. Rare editions of self-emancipation narratives by Frederick Douglass, Charles Ball, and the vast enumerations of William Still, the “father of the Underground Railroad,” who sponsored Harriet Tubman and many others, provided an illustrated chronicle of the frontline of resistance to slavery. Rare works by Malcolm X, Eldridge Cleaver, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Amiri Baraka, Bobby Seale, Huey P. Newton, and George Jackson revealed how the struggle for rights continued in the 20th century. Also represented in the exhibition was work by James Baldwin, who wrote, in Notes of a Native Son, “I love America more than any other country in the world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.” Aiming to entice the viewer both to explore the Sussman Collection through the Bard archives and to find parallel stories in contemporary form, such as in Colson Whitehead’s Underground Railroad, James McBride’s The Good Lord Bird, and Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings, the exhibition displayed the history of love and pain that remains at the heart of America’s struggles today.

Gibney Dance

Race and Revolution at the Arendt Center

The Bard College Dance Program and Gibney, a New York City–based dance and social justice organization led by Founder, Artistic Director, and CEO Gina Gibney, began a new partnership in fall 2020. This is the fourth professional partnership launched by the Dance Program, beginning with the Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company in 2009. The new Bard-Gibney partnership provides unique opportunities for Bard students to work closely with Gibney’s resident dance troupe, Gibney Company, a commission-based repertory company that works with renowned and rising international choreographers representing a broad range of aesthetics and techniques. Each semester, artists selected by Gibney’s leadership will teach courses embedded in Bard’s dance curriculum, including studio courses for all levels of dancers and seminar courses that address discipline-specific topics such as dance writing as activism. A special feature of this partnership will be the opportunity to perform dance Senior Projects at Gibney Center in Manhattan during the spring semester. Gibney will also offer yearlong artistic advising of student choreographers. Extracurricular workshops and master classes will further enhance the educational field of study. Gibney Company’s residency at the College will include open rehearsals and a public performance. Gibney Company Directors Amy Miller and Nigel Campbell, Bard faculty member and Partnership Coordinator Tara Lorenzen, and Director of Dance Maria Simpson spearhead the partnership, which represents a wide-ranging vision of what dance can be in a liberal arts curriculum at a time when artist engagement in local and global communities is essential.

The pandemic and accompanying economic crisis, which disproportionately impact Black Americans and people of color, have moved the Black Lives Matter movement into the mainstream. A revolution seems to be within reach, but it is also true that oppression is nuanced, malleable, and adaptive to its own survival. What does revolutionary change in response to police brutality and racism look like? Some argue for the full abolition of prisons and defunding the police. Others worry such actions will alienate others or are not feasible. We need to ask: How far can we take the fight for Black lives and what, exactly, is the end goal of the movement? The Hannah Arendt Center has launched Race and Revolution: A Lecture Series to bring speakers and events to Bard—on Zoom— in an effort to broaden perspectives and challenge us all to think beyond our comfort zones on the questions of what a revolution in civil rights would and should mean today, and how best to work for its success. Among the speakers are choreographer and activist Bill T. Jones, whose company the Bard Dance Program partnered with from 2009 through 2015, with Hannah Arendt Center Executive Director Roger Berkowitz; artist, writer, and dj/musician Juliana Huxtable ’10 with Kimberly Foster, a writer, cultural critic, and founder and editor-in-chief of For Harriet, a multi-platform digital community for Black women; and multidisciplinary artist and curator Kenyon Victor Adams with Jacqui Lewis, senior minister of Middle Collegiate Church, a “multi-everything congregation” in the Manhattan’s East Village; among others. For a complete list of upcoming Arendt Center events, go to hac.bard.edu/events, and for video of completed events, visit hac.bard.edu/events/archive.

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Phuc Tran ’95: A Place to Ink Classical Studies major Phuc Tran ’95 thinks a lot about language. English has three grammatical moods: imperative (command), indicative (factual), and subjunctive (hypothetical, nonfactual) . Like many East Asian languages, Vietnamese lacks the subjunctive mood. Yet as a young Vietnamese refugee, the bilingual Tran spent much of his English-speaking life in the subjunctive mood. Tran’s family fled wartime Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) just before the Viet Cong takeover in 1975. He would ask himself, What would have happened to my family if we hadn’t left Saigon? What could I change my given name to? These were states of mind that his native Vietnamese–speaking mother and father did not contemplate. “When I started formally studying classical languages like Greek and Latin at Bard, I began to look at how language works and how it expresses things,” he says. “Some languages have the ability to express things in the subjunctive and other languages do not. It’s a controversial topic, whether language actually impacts experience. It’s been a rich process to understand how language affected my own experience.” The way a language’s lens filters experience was the basis of Tran’s 2012 TEDx talk, which aired on NPR, got him national attention, and led to his recently published memoir, Sigh, Gone: A Misfit’s Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In. Growing up in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Tran had no idea where he wanted to go to college. One day, someone at the local bookstore suggested he look into Bard College. “He asked me where I planned to go to college then told me that I should apply to Bard,” says Tran. “He said it was the perfect place for ‘punky intellectual kids like you.’” Tran sent away for information, and something about Bard’s motto—A Place to Think—drew him in. Tran applied, was accepted, and enrolled sight unseen. “I went to a very rigid public high school that seemed like it was run by the military,” he says. “Fate had a hand in getting me to Bard.” Tran entered intending to double major in English and art; however, something was missing. When a third-year student in Kline started talking about the hardest class he’d ever taken, ancient Greek, Tran decided he wanted the same challenge. “It was total 18-year-old ὕβρις [hubris],” he laughs. “The class work almost killed me. I studied so much that I became nearsighted. But I loved it, and I really connected with the other classics students and the professors. I took Sanskrit the following year, then Latin, and German. The great irony is that I studied zero foreign languages in high school.” Tran intensely pursued the study of Greek, Latin, and German languages in his four years at Bard. “Classical Studies was a small department and the care, mentorship, and tutelage was amazing. I had incredible, intellectually rigorous relationships with my professors.” Those relationships also transcended the classroom. When Tran’s intramural floor hockey team didn’t have enough players, he asked his ancient Greek professor, Chris Callanan (now professor of classics at Bard College of Simon’s Rock), if he would join. “Our team won that year,” Tran recalls. “And that speaks to the deep relational experience at Bard. You have a brilliant professor who was willing to put on sweatpants and play floor hockey with you. All learning is relational and in relationship.” After graduation, Tran went on to earn a master’s degree in Latin from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In 1997 he moved to New York City, where he began his career as a Latin teacher while apprenticing as a tattoo artist by night. “When I was at Bard, these traveling tattoo guys set up a makeshift tattoo shop in a dorm room in Robbins,” says Tran. “I went to check it out and got tattooed. I was totally hooked. We struck up a friendship and stayed in touch. I would travel to New York City to keep getting tattooed.” Tran’s tattoo artist encouraged

Phuc Tran ’95. photo Jeff Roberts. book cover photo Henry Sene Yee

him to apply for an apprenticeship at his shop. “The Venn overlap between teaching Latin and tattooing is connecting with people,” he says. “It’s just two things I love to do. I connect with my students and I connect with my clients. Both require high-level precision and attention to detail. If you believe in the right brain/left brain paradigm, both sides fire strongly for me. I need to fulfill both sides of that paradigm.” Tran lives with his wife, Susan (Larsen) ’96, and their two children in Portland, Maine, where they opened a tattoo shop called Tsunami Tattoo. (Follow @phucskywalker on Instagram to see samples of his work and more.) His memoir, published in April by Flatiron Books (an imprint of Macmillan), shares his story of growing up as a refugee in small-town Pennsylvania and how he made sense of that experience through books, punk rock, and skateboarding subculture. “My memoir is an invitation for people to share their stories as well as to bear witness to mine,” he says. “The hardest part of writing it was to revisit and exhume a lot of painful things so that I could find the emotional resonance of my story. I wanted to commit to being vulnerable during the writing process, which could be painful at times. The Latin root of the word vulnerable is ‘to be wounded.’” Whether piercing and dying the skin of his clients, deconstructing words and sentences, tearing down the carburetor of his beloved motorcycles, or exposing his inner life to the world, Tran embraces “wounds” in order to create something stronger and more beautiful. on and off campus 49


Mark Nichols ’91: From the French Revolution to the Renewable-Energy Revolution

included an electric-vehicle manufacturer, a European wind-turbine manufacturer, a European biometrics firm, and a U.S. technology firm that developed an interoperability communications system for NATO troops in Afghanistan.” Nichols was also actively involved at the time as a term member at the Council “I was a kid from Arkansas who lived in France for a year, which was unusual on Foreign Relations. He toured the U.S. Pacific Command (Hawaii, South Korea, back then,” says Mark Nichols ’91. “I think that was one of the reasons I got into and Japan), visited several bases in California, and went on a study tour of South Bard.” Nichols’s time as a foreign exchange student may well have been a factor Africa to meet with government officials, political leaders, and the heads of sevin his acceptance to the College through the Immediate Decision Plan (the innoeral major NGOs. vative admissions option Bard launched in 1977, in which students apply, attend In 2010, Nichols moved back to Washington, D.C., to set up his own a seminar on campus, interview, and receive a decision within days), but his energy firm, Seven Summits. The company name was inspired by his passion interest in European affairs and his facility with French certainly contributed. for mountain climbing and his own summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in 2007. “My experience at Bard was terrific. I got an outstanding education. Better than “My goal at the time was to climb the seven highest peaks of the world,” a lot of people I know. In fact, when I was at Columbia University, where I got says Nichols. “I spent the night at the top of Kilimanjaro. It took us seven my master’s in international affairs, I felt days to reach the top and two days to I was better prepared for graduate come down. It was one of the best school than many of my peers because experiences I’ve ever had and inspired of Bard.” a continuing interest in Africa and a For his Senior Project, Nichols passion for climbing. Since then, I’ve examined the violence of the French climbed Mount Rainier twice, Mount Revolution and, under the supervision Adams in Washington, and several of Professor of History Alice Stroup peaks in Colorado. I suffered a leg injury (now emerita) , he did his primary a couple of years ago, but I hope to get research at the Bibliothèque nationale back into climbing soon.” de France in Paris. “Reading 18th-cenFor the past eight years, Nichols tury French documents was a chalhas been very focused on solar energy, lenge, but I could do it,” he says. While working with different developers at Bard, Nichols also studied Russian, involved in projects in the United States, then spent a year after graduation living Asia, Africa, and Brazil. He is currently in St. Petersburg. “I wanted to live there developing several solar projects in to become fluent,” he says. “I was part underserved parts of Illinois, including of the first group of Bard students to transitioning a K-12 school district servstudy in Russia. We lobbied President ing about 500 students to solar energy, Botstein to start a Russian language– as well as other projects across the exchange program, a precursor to the Northeast and the mid-Atlantic regions. Mark Nichols ’91 (right) with his business partner Fernando Queiroz. photo Tarso Nunes Bard-Smolny study-abroad program. In Brazil, Nichols is developing several We lived through the breakup of the utility-scale solar projects, including one Soviet Union. It was an amazing year.” with a capacity of 115 megawatts and a Upon his return from Russia, Nichols, who grew up in Little Rock, second one with a capacity of 364 megawatts. “The solar potential in Brazil is Arkansas, and interned for Bill Clinton when Clinton was governor, jumped right enormous,” he says. “There is a big move away from hydropower because they into Clinton’s first presidential campaign. Nichols went on to work in both are running out of water, so a huge shift toward wind and solar.” Clinton administrations, with appointments at the U.S. Agency for International As a student, Nichols founded the Bard Literacy Project to teach prisoners Development (USAID) and then at the U.S. State Department. At USAID, and migrant workers to read, write, and speak English as a second language. In Nichols worked on humanitarian assistance programs in the Caucasus and D.C., he tutored high school students and helped them apply to college through Central Asia. At the State Department, he served as senior adviser in the a program called Hoop Dreams. He has also served on the Board of Trustees of Office of the Assistant Secretary for European Affairs. “My focus was on the Lyon College, a small liberal arts college where his grandfather was a student Balkans,” says Nichols. “After the wars in Bosnia and Kosovo, the U.S. set up a in the 1930s, and the board of KIPP Delta College Preparatory School in the multibillion-dollar assistance program called the Stability Pact to help rebuild Arkansas-Mississippi Delta. “One strong theme throughout my career has been the region. My job was to coordinate assistance and spending priorities with my commitment to education,” he says. That commitment continues today: the European Commission and our European allies. I also worked on NATO’s Nichols works with an advocacy organization called the Climate Reality Project 50th Anniversary Summit and the Sarajevo Summit, which launched the to educate people about climate change. Founded and led by Al Gore, the Stability Pact.” organization trains several thousand people each year all over the world to In 2003, Nichols became vice president and treasurer of four-star general become climate leaders. “There are so many ways to be involved in renewable and former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Wesley K. Clark’s 2004 presienergy,” says Nichols. “Companies are making building materials that have solar dential campaign. After Clark’s run, Nichols helped found Wesley K. Clark and cells embedded in glass. It’s no longer about how to supplement traditional Associates, a consulting firm based in Little Rock, and represented a number power plants but transitioning into fully sustainable and clean energy sources. of clients in the energy and defense sectors. “This was my first real exposure I am proud to be a part of this transition.” to these two areas from a commercial standpoint,” says Nichols. “Clients

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Creating Justice Nearly 20 years ago, Bard was the first U.S. institution to offer a full, freestanding, interdisciplinary BA in human rights. A new Master of Arts Program in Human Rights and the Arts, scheduled to begin in fall 2021, will link the study of advocacy, law, and politics to critical theoretical-historical reflection, and focus on the power of aesthetic, performative, and curatorial forms in the fight for truth and justice. The new program is supported by the Open Society University Network and will be led by Tania El Khoury, who has been appointed distinguished artist in residence of theater and performance, and Ziad AbuRish, who has been appointed visiting associate professor of human rights. The two were visiting faculty at the college in 2019 and will continue to teach in the undergraduate college.

photo Pete Mauney ’93 MFA ’00

Blithewood Garden Restoration Project Many of us have fond memories of the Blithewood Gardens, from reading under the gazebo to watching the sun set over the Catskills, graduation barbecues, and perhaps even a late-day dip in the fountain (don’t tell!). The pleasures taken by previous residents of the estate may have been less sybaritic and more aesthetic, but history tells us their joy was no less intense or long-lived. The gardens were originally designed by Andrew Jackson Downing, who is considered the father of landscape architecture, and noted architect A. J. Davis, along with Robert Donaldson, who bought the estate in 1835 (and brought the two designers together for the first of what would be many important collaborations). The walled garden we’re familiar with was created by Francis L. V. Hoppin around 1903 for Captain Andrew C. Zabriskie and his wife, Frances Hunter Zabriskie, who owned the estate from 1899 to 1951. Hoppin, who also designed The Mount, Edith Wharton’s summerhouse in Lenox, Massachusetts, made a strongly architectural garden that was one of the first to integrate the design of the landscape with the main house. It is one of the only complete Hudson River estate gardens from the early 20th century that remains intact. But time and the elements have taken their toll, and although the plantings are still magnificent, much of the garden’s infrastructure is deteriorating. The marble steps have shifted, there are frost cracks in the masonry and fountain, and the bases of the wooden columns of the pavilion are rotting. “Large sheets of the stucco façade broke away from the back columns of the pavilion, revealing severely deteriorated bricks with almost no mortar,” says Amy Parrella ’99, Bard’s director of grounds, horticulture, and arboretum. “These extremely compromised bricks are all that is supporting the structure’s impressive copper roof.” To address these issues and preserve this historically important site, the Bard Landscape and Arboretum Program approached the Garden Conservancy, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to saving and sharing outstanding America gardens, for assistance developing a strategy to address the rehabilitation of Blithewood Garden. Last year, Albany-based Lacey Thaler Reilly Wilson Architecture & Preservation was hired to develop repair strategies and create preconstruction drawings, which were used to get a preliminary estimate for the necessary work. A fundraising campaign has been launched to raise support for the rehabilitation of the garden, which has an estimated cost of more than $2 million dollars. An anonymous gift of $50,000 in honor of Bard trustee Elizabeth Ely ’65, who is a member of the Friends of Blithewood Garden team working on the rehabilitation of the garden, and her late husband, J. K. Greenburg, kicked off the effort. For more information, and to donate, visit annandaleonline.org/blithewoodgardens

Robert Kelly. photo Richard Renaldi

Conference Celebrates Poet Robert Kelly The 48th Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900 took place in February and featured three panels on Robert Kelly, Asher B. Edelman Professor of Literature at Bard. Kelly is one of the most prolific and most important American poets of our time, and the conference celebrated Kelly’s work and coincided with the publication of A City Full of Voice: Essays on the Work of Robert Kelly, which was edited by Pierre Joris ’69. Among the panel chairs was Kimberly Lyons ’81 (Robert Kelly’s Earlier Work: Companions, Contexts, and Continuance), and presenters included Elizabeth Robinson ’85 (Robert Kelly and Poetic Syncretism), John Yau ’72 (Space and Dimension in Robert Kelly’s Poetry and Thought), Lyons (“The Secret Name of Now”: Figures of God(s) in the Poetry of Robert Kelly), and Joris (“Alchemy”: Metaphor or Practice?). on and off campus 51


Bard Graduate Center News

above Peacock designed c. 1873 by Paul Comoléra; this example made 1876. below Prometheus Vase designed c. 1867 by Victor Étienne Simyan, this example made 1873. Earthenware with majolica glazes. The English Collection, Minton & Co. photos Bruce White

BGC Broadens Diversity Bard Graduate Center (BGC) is devoted to the study of decorative arts, design history, and material culture, and to expanding understanding of the human experience by bridging the realms of things and the people who made them. Though the cultures and objects studied are as diverse as humanity, those doing the studying have not reflected that. Calls from alumni/ae sparked BGC to address the challenge of making change. Four years ago, after reading about the Mellon Foundation’s efforts to widen the pipeline of historically underrepresented minorities going into art history graduate programs and the museum professions, BGC Dean Peter N. Miller saw an opportunity for progress. “I knew that the pipeline had to be a lot broader in high school and in college if there was going to be sufficient width at the graduate level,” Miller wrote in a June 24 email to BGC alumni/ae. “I felt strongly that we had to find a way to reach students in the public high schools before college. Since Bard has a network of high schools in New York City, it made sense to build on an existing relationship. We decided to create a program that would expose public school students to ‘museum studies’ early enough that it might affect their choice of college major and, even, professional orientation.” The Lab for Teen Thinkers launched in the summer of 2017 as a paid internship program in which students conducted object-centered research and presented their findings. To date the program has hosted 32 students, half of whom are people of color. This summer, the program had 24 students, of whom 14 are people of color, with a curriculum based around Seneca Village, a 19th-century settlement of mostly African American landowners that was forcibly dispersed to create Central Park. In spring of last year, BGC partnered with LaGuardia Community College and advanced a collaboration modeled on BGC’s Focus Projects, a twocourse sequence in which students do research on material evidence and then help develop exhibition materials. Roughly 30 LaGuardia students, more than half of whom are people of color, participated in this collaboration. A summer intensive in collaboration with the Alliance of Museums of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) will begin in summer 2021, and BGC will offer two pre-doctoral summer fellowships for HBCU students to do research in New York City, based at BGC. These initiatives, along with several others already in place and a few more that are in the works, are part of BGC’s Fields of the Future Institute, a new think tank that supports diversity and the development of next-generation scholarship in decorative arts, design history, and material culture. Ready to Ware: Majolica Mania Majolica Mania: Transatlantic Pottery in England and the United States, 1850-1915, on view at the Bard Graduate Center Gallery in New York City from January 16, 2021 through May 16, 2021, is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of a significant 19th-century innovation in ceramics. Inspired by Italian Renaissance maiolica and French Palissy ware, “majolica” debuted at London’s Great Exhibition of 1851 and was an immediate sensation. This molded earthenware capitalized on new production techniques and brightly colored lead-based glazes. Tableware, decorative objects, and garden ornaments reflected 19th-century fashions and new culinary practices. Majolica became popular and accessible to all classes of society on both sides of the Atlantic and provided a compelling response to a highly debated topic of the time: what could and should good industrial design look like? Organized by Bard Graduate Center (BGC) and the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, the show is curated by Susan Weber, founder and director of BGC, and Jo Briggs, Jennie Walters Delano Associate Curator of 18th- and 19th-Century Art at the Walters Art Museum. Iris Awards Bard Graduate Center (BGC) has announced its 24th annual Iris Foundation Awards for outstanding contributions to the decorative arts. Stephen K. Scher, honoree for Outstanding Patron, has lectured and published extensively on medieval and Renaissance art. He has organized exhibitions at the Frick Collection, National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), and National Galleries of Scotland. David Revere McFadden, honoree for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement, is chief curator emeritus at the Museum of Arts and Design. Before his retirement, McFadden was curator of decorative arts and assistant director for collections and research at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum from 1978 to 1995. In his distinguished career, he has organized more than 150 exhibitions on decorative arts, design, and craft. Sanchita Balachandran, honoree for Outstanding Mid-Career Scholar, is associate director of the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum and senior lecturer in the department of Near Eastern Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Trained as an objects conservator specializing in archaeological materials, she uncovers traces of past peoples and cultural practices on objects. Cristina Grajales, honoree for Outstanding Dealer, is one of the most respected experts in the design field. As director from 1990 to 2000 she develped 1950 Gallery into a premiere source for midcentury design. In 2001, she founded Cristina Grajales Gallery, specializing in contemporary and 20th-century design and the cultivation of emerging designers.

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Kyla Bennett ’82: Using Science and the Law to Protect the Planet Kyla Bennett ’82 has devoted her life to studying and preserving the environment. As the New England director and director of science policy of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), Bennett fights for ethical management of our natural resources and accountability and transparency in government actions. “PEER is a small organization, but we are effective. We are nonpartisan and we support and defend—pro bono—local, state, and federal employees who come to us as whistleblowers on environmental issues,” she says. “Every time someone calls us, they are putting their career on their line. Without a free press and without whistleblowers, we’d be doomed. The best-case scenario is for good people to keep working with government agencies. We try to get information out to the public without compromising people so that they can continue working another day.” Recently, clients came to PEER with concerns about President Trump’s new rule that replaces the 2015 Waters of the United States regulation, essentially removing federal protections from millions of acres of wetlands and hundreds of thousands of the nation’s streams. New England PEER mobilized on behalf of more than 40 current or former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers scientists and career employees to request an investigation by the EPA’s inspector general. PEER’s clients claimed that political appointees had suppressed or dismissed scientific studies and opinions to push this new rule forward. Erik Kiviat ’76, executive director of Hudsonia, a nonadvocacy, public interest institute for research, education, and technical assistance in the environmental sciences, helped Bennett on the case. “Erik took photos of wetlands that need protections for me and we submitted a signed Kyla Bennett ’82 Scientific Integrity Complaint that made it onto the front page of the Boston Globe,” says Bennett. Prior to advocating on behalf of whistleblowers, Bennett worked for the EPA and became a whistleblower herself. After receiving her PhD in ecology from the University of Connecticut, Bennett went west to attend Lewis and Clark’s Northwestern School of Law, where she obtained a JD with a certificate in natural resources and environmental law. In 1989, her first job back east was in the Boston office of the EPA. There, she became the EPA’s Wetlands Enforcement Coordinator for New England. “I loved my boss and loved the prospect of saving wetlands and wildlife habitat,” says Bennett. “It was a nice career fit until a political appointee wanted me to change my scientific opinion over permitting for a proposed cargo port on Sears Island, a pristine island off the Maine coast. I refused and he took me off the case. The port development, which was backed by then Maine Senator George Mitchell, didn’t comply with

regulations and would have destroyed wetlands and habitat. I filed a complaint, and the EPA capitulated. We were successful in saving that piece of land, but I realized how difficult it was to work in the government.” Bennett left the EPA after 10 years of service and became deputy director of habitat for the International Fund for Animal Welfare, headquartered on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where she worked for two years before taking on her current role at PEER. “I have always been an environmentalist, but my time at Bard made me a naturalist,” she says. Bennett remembers studying with Professor of Biology William Maple (now emeritus). “He was the most wonderful professor ever. We had small classes, sometimes just three of us, and we were always in the woods. The first time I saw right whales was on a whale watch in Provincetown, Massachusetts, with him. We learned how to be naturalists, which was the biggest gift we could have received. Until you understand nature, you can’t appreciate it.” Bennett earned a PhD in ecology from the University of Connecticut, and her doctorate dissertation was on the wild horses of Assateague Island, a 37-mile-long island along the coasts of Maryland and Virginia, where she spent several summers studying them. Halfway through her work, the National Park Service announced a plan to cull the herd indiscriminately. Bennett spoke out against it. “When you study an animal, you realize how sentient they are and can observe how they experience fear, pain, happiness, connections, emotions,” she says. Her activism got her into some trouble with the university; it felt that scientists should be impartial toward the animals they study. Nevertheless, Bennett fought to stop the cull and convinced the National Park Service to go in the direction of birth control. “I realized then that I didn’t just want to study animals, I wanted to fight for them, so I went to law school, which started me on my whole trajectory,” says Bennett. She committed not only to saving the planet but also to saving the laws and government agencies that protect it. “Bard taught me how to think, giving me the knowledge and perspective to act and speak out when something is unjust. Since I left Bard, I’ve been fighting to make the world a more just place,” says Bennett. “The freedom Bard gives its science students teaches them how to understand all the possibilities. You learn to appreciate and understand the whole scope of what is out there, not just a narrow view.” Bennett’s son, Eames, graduated from Bard in 2014 and is now working toward his PhD in nuclear physics from Texas A&M University. “That is the education Bard gave to me and to my son.” Her husband, with whom Bennett leads vernal pool walks, often says he wishes he had known about Bard when he was applying to college. “We took my son to so many schools for his college tour,” she says. “He’d just say, ‘No,’ until I took him to see Bard on a lark. He walked onto campus and said, ‘This is it.’ Bard is a fabulous place.”

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William Dickens ’76: Economics for the Public Good

was a balance of being in the middle of what was going on but also being able to step back from it and think deeply on several problems.” Dickens left his professorship at U.C. Berkeley to become a senior fellow at Brookings, where he Raised in Park Ridge, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago near O’Hare International stayed for the next 15 years. “I wanted my work to perform a public service, not Airport, William Dickens ’76 was deeply involved in local politics throughout just be for academic gain,” he says. “It’s not about showing off how smart one his teenage years. By his senior year in high school he was practically running is, but finding the real-world importance of the work.” an election campaign for his congressman. After graduating, he went straight During the beginning of his tenure at the Brookings Institution, the conto work at the Xerox Corporation in a refurbishing center. “I compared my life troversial book The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life was and prospects working in the Xerox factory to that of my colleagues who worked published. The U.S. Treasury commissioned the Brookings Institution to prepare on the campaign with me,” Dickens recalls. “Their lives looked a lot better than a briefing about its policy implications. When a colleague became ill, Dickens mine, so I decided to go to college. I was looking for something different than stepped into the long-term project and began working closely with James Flynn, what I had experienced during high school. Bard, which I discovered in The an influential political scientist and intelligence researcher best known for the Underground Guide to the College of Your Choice, seemed very attractive because Flynn Effect, the finding that IQ increases steadily every generation. When they it had strong academics but also a substantial creative side.” Dickens immedisurveyed the literature on Black-white test-score gaps, they found flaws in the ately found his niche in the economics and mathematics departments, and methodology. Their own research showed a noticeable decline in the Blackbeyond. “One of the aspects I value most about Bard was that I couldn’t just white test-score gap since the 1960s. “Flynn’s research had indicated that the hang out with people like me,” he says. “I had to know artists, filmmakers, generational IQ increase was environmental in origin, not genetic, so there was dancers, physicists, historians. That and the distribution requirements opened some plausibility to the notion that Black-white difference is 100 percent envimy horizons to a lot of diverse ideas.” ronmental,” says Dickens, who develAfter Bard, Dickens went to oped a slightly expanded mathematical Massachusetts Institute of Technology, model that could explain the test-score where he received his PhD in economgap in terms of environmental differics, and then accepted a position as ences. In 2001, Dickens and Flynn coaua professor of economics at the thored the paper “Heritability Estimates University of California Berkeley. “I Versus Large Environmental Effects: The have never been someone who walked IQ Paradox Resolved,” which showed the straight and narrow,” says Dickens. that the Black-white test-score gap was, “I like to stray from the path and do in fact, largely environmental. “Part of things that are a little out of the ordithe conundrum is how environment can nary. I got very interested in researchbe so powerful but then so weak over ing occupational safety and health, but time,” says Dickens. “We can raise test I didn’t like how standard economics scores in young children, but those were being applied to the field. In real effects fade over time. So how is this life, people weren’t making decisions environmental impact over a generation according to the basic premises that so big? Environmental impact can be economists assumed. So I studied psyvery transient and doesn’t get the full William Dickens ’76. photo Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University chology and began to write a lot of benefit of the multiplier effect the way papers about what the field of psycholgenes get that full benefit. But when you ogy could tell us about economics. It look at the differences between race and was around the birth time of behavioral economics.” In 1982, Dickens coaugeneration, they are cut off permanently from environmental effects, which are thored, with Nobel Prize–winning economist George Akerlof, The Economic pumped up by the multiplier. This explains how you can have environmentally Consequences of Cognitive Dissonance, which incorporated psychological theory amplified differences. Anything that is coming from outside the system can set into theoretical economic models and provided explanations for phenomena off this multiplier effect, as long as it’s persistent and can be as persistent an that standard economic analysis was unable to account for. influence as genes.” Another major research question for Dickens at the time was unemployDickens has applied behavioral economics models, incorporating data ment. Why is there unemployment and what can we do about it? Why is it that about how people act or react, to research questions on unemployment, inflawages have a floor and firms don’t lower wages in the face of slack demand? tion, microlending, and recession. He has consulted for the New York Federal Dickens worked on efficiency wage theory, the idea that increasing wages can Reserve Bank and worked on the European Central Bank’s International Wage lead to increased labor productivity because workers feel more motivated to Flexibility Project. His work on the Great Recession (2007–09) asked how work with higher pay. He coauthored a series of essays with economist Laura people could be carried through a period of unemployment, which has some Tyson, who was tapped by President Clinton to be chair of the White House relevance for our current economic situation. “I loudly applaud what the govCouncil of Economic Advisers. Tyson invited Dickens to Washington to serve ernment has done in terms of increasing and extending unemployment beneon the council, where he worked on the Uniformed Services Employment and fits,” Dickens says. “I think that’ll do a lot to help insulate the economy from the Reemployment Rights Act as well as on welfare reform. In 1994, Dickens sorts of problems that we worry about.” Dickens fears that the ill will the finanbecame a visiting fellow at The Brookings Institution, a Washington, D.C., noncial sector garnered with its misbehavior during the last financial crisis may profit public policy organization. “I liked the Brookings environment, the mixture lead the government to do too little to help, but he generally expects economic of research and public service,” he says. “I had just come out of government. It recovery to be rapid.

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from top, left to right Lily Goldman ’22, Tim Halversen ’21, Charlie Wood ’20; Violet Savage ’20, Ali Kane ’22, Philip Carroll ’20; Yibin “Bill’ Wang ’20, Mica Hastings ’21, Andrew Crisol ’23; Tatyana “Taty” Rozetta ’21, Gavin McKenzie ’22

visions of the future, the revival of works of performance art long lost to history, and more. The 2020 Bard Music Festival also had to be reimagined. Despite the many limitations, a lively and important four-concert series, Out of the Silence, provided a celebration of the joy of music-making and Bard’s commitment to presenting unjustly neglected works. Pieces by prominent Black composers were presented alongside a selection from the Bard Music Festival archives, together tracing the history of classical music from the late-18th century to the present and affirming the centrality of music to life and our public culture. (Go to fishercenter.bard.edu/upstreaming for archived concerts.) The 2020–21 season, also on Bard’s virtual stage, includes The Future is Present: A Casting the Vote Project, presented by the Bard Theater and Performance Program, in which Black and indigenous youth activists and art makers work in tandem with Bard students and adult movement leaders, artists, and researchers; As Far as Isolation Goes, a collaboration between Tania El Khoury, distinguished artist in residence, and musician and street artist Basel Zaraa, that explores the mental and physical health experiences of refugees; Past Present Future and Finally Unfinished, two new dance for camera works by Pam Tanowitz, the Fisher Center’s choreographer in residence; and Meshell Ndegeocello’s Chapter & Verse: The Gospel of James Baldwin, a “21st-century ritual tool kit for justice.”

Bard’s Fisher Center Zooms In Each year, Bard’s Theater and Performance Program in the Division of the Arts produces two major productions. For the spring 2020 semester, Bard invited Ashley Tata, a brilliant young opera and theater director, to stage Mad Forest, Caryl Churchill’s play about the chaos, paranoia, and optimism of the Romanian Revolution. Three weeks into rehearsal in March, as the coronavirus pandemic gripped the world, the Fisher Center understood that it would have to close its doors to on-site rehearsals and performances. Most students would be leaving campus, but Bard looked for ways to maintain student engagement and reward the massive amount of work that had gone into the project to that point. Artistic Director Gideon Lester asked Tata whether she could imagine some way to move the production online, perhaps performing it on Zoom. Tata seized the opportunity. The team met with the students before what was to be their final in-person rehearsal and talked with them about the new direction. Online rehearsals began the next day, as the students dispersed around the country. The Fisher Center engaged a video designer and a former student of his, a software coder recently authorized by Zoom to develop patches for the program. Together, in just a few days, they coded a special version of Zoom that allowed Tata to intercut shots and employ special effects as if live-editing a movie. Mad Forest explores fear and secrecy at a time of great danger—themes that found new urgency as the students sat in their bedrooms in isolation. Nicolae Ceauşescu, the Romanian dictator whose overthrow the play depicts, consolidated his power through Romanian state television, and the Zoom platform provided a new way to represent his use of technology. Churchill gave the adaption her blessing in an email to Tata and the students. More than 2,000 people tuned in to the first livestream performance on YouTube, Facebook, and the Fisher Center’s website. The esteemed Theatre for a New Audience, in Brooklyn, New York, invited the Theater and Performance Program to give three more live online performances, as a coproduction with the Fisher Center. New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley called the production “fervently inventive” and “deeply moving.” The digital production of Mad Forest reimagined the profound possibilities of digital theater and was part of the Fisher Center’s larger effort to continue to engage artists and audiences during the pandemic. Its new virtual stage, Upstreaming, launched on the Fisher Center’s website on April 1 and features weekly releases of newly commissioned work and performances from its archives. Each week of digital programming highlights a different aspect of the breadth of material the Fisher Center offers: long-term relationships with artists across disciplines, commissioning new work that investigates the past to offer

James Baldwin, illustration Rebecca Meeks/Mary Olin Geiger

Co-commissioned by Live Arts Bard, Chapter & Verse offers “gifts” from Ndegeocello and other collaborating artists—music, thoughts, meditations, and visual testimonies of resilience—inspired by Baldwin’s writing. His words are beyond timely; perhaps no author has written so movingly about the pain of living in a world of white supremacy and reimagined the world so daringly. Bassist, vocalist, and songwriter Ndegeocello, whose music incorporates a wide variety of influences from funk to soul, jazz, hip hop, reggae, and rock, has earned 10 career Grammy Award nominations, but she’s never done anything quite like this. In fact, nobody has. “This is my offering to you,” writes Ndegeocello. “This is a different experience so I hope you have an open mind or at least an open heart.” The project includes a phone number you can call (1-833-4-BALDWIN) to listen to “songs, meditations, and chants to ease your mind any time, day or night”; mesmerizing video art accompanied by words and music; a monthly broadsheet featuring Baldwin’s words and calls to action; and more. Contributors to the project also include director Charlotte Brathwaite, poet Staceyann Chin, artist Nicholas Galanin, and Paul Thompson ’93. Chapter & Verse brought to mind Notes of a Native Song, the Fisher Center’s 2016 SummerScape production in the Spiegeltent by Tony and Obie Award–winning playwright–singer songwriter Stew and his longtime collaborator, Heidi Rodewald. That show was also a mash-up of media—songs, speech, and visuals —incorporating a wide variety of musical genres. “Baldwin is like this tree with all these different fruits on it, and everyone grabs the fruit they want because he’s so amazing, prolific, and deep that everyone can find something in him,” Stew told the Los Angeles Times. The Fisher Center orchard continues to flourish, providing delicious and sustaining cultural nourishment to the community. on and off campus 55


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ALUMNI/AE REUNION WEEKEND 2021 MAY 28–30 IT’S YOUR REUNION! Reconnecting with Bard and Bard friends is what we all need right now. Even in the virtual world, we can renew, reignite, and reflect on the Bard we love. Would you like to be on your reunion committee? Update your contact information? Write to alumni@bard.edu or call 845-758-7116.

’17 Annie Garrett-Larsen is a New York City–based lighting designer for theater and dance. Since graduating, her designs have been seen at Cleveland Play House, HERE Arts Center, Ars Nova, Judson Memorial Church, Ensemble Studio Theatre/Youngblood, and off-off-Broadway spaces all over New York. You can see more of her work at anniegarrett-larsen.com. | Following graduation, Sarah Ghandour (BMus) spent a year studying in Paris as a Harriet Hale Woolley scholar with the Fondation des États-Unis. She continues to stay connected with this organization and was making preparations for its 90th-anniversary concert in Paris, which had been planned for May 2020. Sarah is completing her master’s degree at Stony Brook University, where she studies with Colin Carr.

’16 Chloe Chappe is a private chef and writer living in Los Angeles. She cooks at an artist’s studio, does occasional pop-ups, and published a zine called Recipes for Friends at the beginning of the year. The zine is available at a few shops in L.A. and on her website, moonbeamkitchen.com, where you can also find interviews with women in the food industry. She lives with her twin sister and fellow Bardian, Jessica Chappe.

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from left Will Sanna ’13, Angela Skarpelis ’13, Marta Garibaldi ’13, Ian Pelse ’14, Kye Ehrlich ’13, Jon Greenberg ’13, Diandra Kalish ’13, Claire Martin ’13, Jasper Weinburd ’13, Marie Flowers ’13, May Andersen ’13, and Matt Kelly ’13. photo Sarah Dickenson

’13 Conductor David Bloom (BMus) MM ’14 arranged and directed the MasterVoices premiere of the rock opera Iron & Coal, in January 2020 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan. Now in its 10th season, Bardian musical ensemble Contemporaneous (Milena Gligić, Dylan Mattingly, David Nagy, Finnegan Shanahan ’14, Sabrina Tabby ’14, Cameron West ’15, and Fanny

Wyrick-Flax) joined MasterVoices and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus onstage. In addition to being the core flutist in Contemporaneous, WyrickFlax (BMus) is a freelancer in the New York City area. She writes grants for two music nonprofits: Orchestrating Dreams, an El Sistema–inspired music education program; and Resonant Bodies Festival, a contemporary vocal music festival founded and directed by VAP graduate Lucy


Dhegrae ’12. | Jon Greenberg and Diandra Kalish celebrated their marriage on October 12, 2019, surrounded by their families and close friends from Bard. | Liana Mitlyng Day graduated in May with an MA in security studies from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. As a Pickering Fellow, she spent the summer with the U.S. State Department in Kenya and entered the U.S. Foreign Service in September.

Derision for the Sleeping What comes from your body is not sleep but a word that mocks the synonym. What you want is the orb I am who waits upon you because it loves to wait. Warp of patience, shine of sleep sanding down sleep, how we hate each other. Richly, to exhaustion, I make the circle of eternity as the meanest joke a synonym for shape can know. Know your body mocked across the equator, a fraud’s girth—night reversed reserves daylight for the sleepless, for all that comes from your body, orb robbed of itself, eternity for those destitute of pleasure, reward of heaven rubbed down to the nerve.

What is “Alive”? Zach Israel ’12, Juliana and Elliot

’12 Morgan Green, a theater and film director, has been working steadily with New Saloon, a theater company she cofounded with two other Bard graduates: Milo Cramer and Madeline Wise. In February 2020, Morgan was named one of the four new artistic directors of the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia alongside cofounder Blanka Zizka, James Ijames, and Yury Urnov. This idea of collaborative leadership is an experiment to invite fresh ideas and perspectives to the theater, and may be a useful model as arts organizations look to the future and think about how to adapt for the times. | Zach Israel is a principal at the Ferguson Group LLC, a bipartisan government relations consulting firm in Washington, D.C., specializing in advocacy, consulting, and grants work for local governments. On a personal note, he and his wife, Juliana Israel, welcomed their son Elliot to the world on February 3, 2020. | Jackie McLean of the musical project Roan Yellowthorn is making a new album with indie rock producer John Agnello and documenting the process, from preproduction to release, in a column for Atwood Magazine. The album is scheduled to be released in early 2021 on Blue Élan Records. Her musical collaborator and band member is Shawn Strack MAT ’11. | Renata Rakova (BMus) lives in Prague, where she plays with the Berg Orchestra. She specializes in contemporary music performances and improvisation. In addition to her work with the

Nearby, the prairie dogs dig so ardently in the soil (here I accidentally wrote “soul” for “soil”) that the ground becomes treacherous. Watch out that it doesn’t cave in beneath you, that you don’t twist your ankle. The greater danger is from plague that resurges here almost every year. They look benign, don’t they? Small, sociable, pervasive. They will colonize anywhere, somehow thwarting barriers, eating all the vegetation until the surface of the ground looks scorched. So the witness, the one who walks over and through, is not a ghost, but shoulders the burdens of the ghost. She can’t tell soil from soul. She walks agitatedly over the ground in estimation of where the solid is vacant, where it is crabbed with habitation, the danger of the unoccupied and its susceptibility to being taken over.

Soul Ajar Term interchangeable with departure: soul. The holy ghost carried on a tail of green vapor. Rain or mist leaving residue on the window: residue as mask. It discloses the face that covers the absence. Soul: two spaces after the period that ends the sentence. Fever that lays down in its heat. Double spaced, Janus-faced. Departure interchangeable with arrival. Un (soul) invited guest. An essay, a preexisting condition. It sucks blood from its own paper cut. A spirit amazed by its own quick aggregation: May 22 tops 95,000. Soul sheds itself ghoul, phantom, specter. The endless synonym contaminates its mask. Soul: one who touches its face. Apparition washing hands. Elizabeth Robinson ’85 won the National Poetry Series for Pure Descent and a Fence Modern Poets Series prize for Apprehend. Her book On Ghosts was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award in poetry.


orchestra, she teaches at the International School of Music and Fine Arts in Prague and plays chamber music and old jazz.

’10 In September 2019, Claire Brazeau (BMus) returned to Lucerne, Switzerland, to perform in the debut of the Lucerne Alumni Orchestra with Maestro Riccardo Chailly, with performances in Lucerne and Hamburg. In November 2019, she performed the Mozart Oboe Concerto on tour with five different orchestras in Europe. She continues to enjoy her work in the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and teaching at California State University, Long Beach.

animated bumpers were shown before each film at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2018, he received his MFA in film directing from CalArts and studied digital cinematography at La Fémis in Paris. He is an editor at LGBTQ+ nonprofit OUTWORDS, teaches middle school art and computer graphics, and is writing a feature about a ghost in love and a web series about the gig economy.

’09 Dan Wilbur, a comedian in New York City, helped raise $1,700 with a benefit show for Humans of Addiction, a project dedicated to destigmatizing people in recovery, specifically in Dan’s home state of Ohio. The show was part of a larger organizing mission to reconnect people with their home states called Heartland Rising, headed by Jesse Myerson ’08.

and racial justice and creating government that is responsive to social movements.

’00 Amanda Deutch is a poet and executive director of Parachute Literary Arts, a Coney Island–based nonprofit. Parachute Literary Arts was awarded a 2020 Brooklyn Arts Council grant for Poem-aRama, a poetry festival on the landmark Wonder Wheel. Writers that Parachute Literary Arts has invited to read in Coney Island include Vito Acconci, Tracie Morris, Brooklyn Poet Laureate Tina Chang, and Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Tyehimba Jess. Amanda’s poetry has been published in the New York Times, Oversound, and Cimarron Review, among others. Her recent chapbooks include Bodega Night Pigeon Riot (Above/Ground Press, 2020) and Surf Avenue and 29th Street (Least Weasel Press, 2018). She continues to dream up, curate, and organize sitespecific poetry events for the general public.

’08 Patty Pforte works as senior marketing manager at the California Institute of Integral Studies Public Programs and lives in Alameda, California.

Mollie Meikle ’03 and Nathan Smith. photo China Jorrin ’86

’03 ’07 Bonnie “Bo” Ruberg PhD recently joined the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Irvine as an assistant professor. Their second single-authored book, The Queer Games Avant-Garde: How LGBTQ Game Makers Are Reimagining the Medium of Video Games, comes out from Duke University Press this spring. | Corrie Siegel is thrilled to let all Bardians know that she has a new job as executive director of the Museum of Neon Art (MONA) in Los Angeles. Corrie has been working in L.A. for almost 20 years as a gallery director, exhibit curator, museum educator, museum administrator, and artist. Corrie is looking forward to welcoming all Bardians to MONA and helping bring together more Bardians in L.A.

’05 Andrew Lush has worked as an artist and independent filmmaker in Los Angeles ever since he earned his BA in film and electronic arts. His short film “BDAY” screened in March at L.A. LIVE as part of Los Angeles’s Outfest Fusion film festival. He has written, directed, produced, and edited short films that have screened at festivals around the world and in 2012, 2015, and 2016 his

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Mollie Meikle married Nathan Smith in November 2019 at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio officiated and a number of Bardians were in attendance. Sarah Mosbacher ’04 gave a speech that masterfully incorporated Debbie Gibson, Tewksbury, and grocery lists, which brought the house down and the bride to tears.

Shelleen Greene ’96

’96 ’02 Molly Schulman recently participated in a 10month residency program culminating in an exhibition at the Torrance Art Museum (coincidentally, along with Sharon Levy ’99). Molly also had a solo installation at Cerritos College Gallery, This Is Not a Balloon Dog (Ceci n’est pas un chien ballon), a snow globe–like mise en scène representing a dance between the institution, capitalism, and the avant-garde.

’01 Michael Chameides is serving his second elected term as a county legislator in Columbia County, New York. He also works for the City of Hudson as mayoral aide and Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator. Michael is passionate about economic

Shelleen Greene has her PhD and is associate professor of cinema and media studies in the Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media in the School of Theater, Film, and Television at UCLA. She was awarded the 2020-2021 Fulbright University of Leeds (UK) Distinguished Chair and will be based at the Leeds Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures.

’95 Maya Gottfried was recently on the Sanctuary Tour podcast to discuss her writing, vegan makeup, the best consignment and thrift stores, dating as a vegan, and her book Our Farm, which served as a beacon for her when she had cancer. The podcast is available at sanctuarytour.org.


’94 Alex John London is the Clara L. West Professor of Ethics and Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University. His book, For the Common Good: Philosophical Foundations of Research Ethics, is forthcoming in 2022 from Oxford University Press and he was appointed by the secretary of health and human services to the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity.

Books by Bardians Drawing Blood, Volume 1: Spilled Ink by David Avallone ’87 and Kevin Eastman Kevin Eastman Studios Avallone and Eastman (creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) tell the story of fictional cartoonist Shane “Books” Bookman. After early success with The Radically Rearranged Ronin Ragdolls. Books, now broke, struggles to rediscover the joy and will to create something new.

’92 Librettist, playwright, and arts reporter David Cote was to have continued his successful collaboration with composer Robert Paterson at the Mostly Modern Festival in Saratoga Springs, New York, this summer. Unfortunately, the 2020 season— including a premiere of their Cocoa Cantata, a modern response to J. S. Bach’s Coffee Cantata (1735)—has been postponed to June 2021. Also rescheduled was a staged presentation of “The Companion,” the first act of their 2017 opera Three Way.

’91 Scott Licamele gave a lecture at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in New York as a part of the Harriman Institute’s Program on U.S.-Russia relations. In his presentation, “Beyond Containment: A New Policy for Managing Russian Aggression,” he detailed a new Russia policy strategy for a post-Trump administration. Scott is a Russia expert with more than 20 years of experience in the former Soviet Union. He has worked in various Russia-related capacities, including capital markets (at Sberbank, Troika Dialog, Alfa Bank, Red Star Asset Management) and at an NGO in Russia, which was funded by the United States Information Agency in the 1990s. Scott has lived and worked in Russia and Ukraine for seven years and is fluent in Russian.

’83 Timothy Long traveled to a remote corner of Papua New Guinea to visit the Gogodala people and document a cultural anthropology expedition visiting this tribe of former headhunters who claim to be one of the Lost Tribes of Israel.

In the Name of the Nation: India and Its Northeast by Sanjib Baruah, professor of political studies Stanford University Press In a critical and historical study of India’s troubled relations with its northeastern borderlands, Baruah offers a nuanced account of this region’s impossibly complicated story, asking how democracy can be sustained and deepened in conditions shaped by its “frontier” dynamics of migration and settlement, resource extraction, and regional geopolitics. Dematerialization: Art and Design in Latin America (Volume 2) by Karen Benezra ’04 University of California Press Benezra examines the intertwined experimental practices and critical discourses of art and industrial design in Argentina, Mexico, and Chile in the 1960s and 1970s and proposes dematerialization as a critical operation in contemporary discussions of aesthetics, artistic collectivism, and industrial design. Equality: More or Less edited by Robert E. Tully and Bruce Chilton ’71, Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Philosophy and Religion Hamilton Books The essays in this volume reveal conflicting standards of equality and patterns of pernicious inequality. In an ideal world, equality and inequality would vary in acceptable proportion; unfortunately, as these scholars show, any such expectation of progress in the real world is almost routinely thwarted. How to Free Your Inner Mathematician: Notes on Mathematics and Life by Susan D’Agostino ’91 Oxford University Press With more than 300 hand-drawn sketches alongside accessible descriptions of fractals, symmetry, fuzzy logic, knot theory, Penrose patterns, infinity, and other intriguing mathematical topics, D’Agostino offers creative advice on how to embrace mathematical thinking and provides reassurance that success has more to do with curiosity and drive than innate aptitude.

’78 Jonathan C. (JC) Brotherhood retired in 2018 from 30 years in the film business as a special effects coordinator. A proud 28-year union member of IATSE Local 52 in New York City, he says, “I spent a year in L.A. one month, but N.Y.C. is the biggest backlot in the world.” He now divides his time between Nyack, New York, where he chairs the village’s waterfront committee, currently

The Arithmetic of Listening: Tuning Theory and History for the Impractical Musician by Kyle Gann, Taylor Hawver and Frances Bortle Hawver Professor of Music University of Illinois Press This systematic and accessible primer covers the wide range of tuning systems that have shaped Western music and offers beginners the grounding in music theory necessary to find their own way into microtonality. class notes 59


completing a riverfront walkway; Great Barrington, Massachusetts, where he is rehabilitating a 100year-old apple orchard with a friend; and Block Island, Connecticut, where he is restoring and sailing a classic Herreshoff sloop.

organization has global impact promoting biodiversity, ecosystem restoration, regenerative agriculture, self-sufficient communities, justice, and paths to a livable climate. Their 13th conference was Blessed Unrest, based on Paul Hawken’s book of that name. She hopes to see Bardians (young and not-so-young) at future conferences.

organized at the Zabludowicz Collection in London in March 2020, but has been postponed. Also in March, Kennedy had a solo booth at the Independent Art Fair in New York City, where he premiered his new opera, You Can’t have no BBQ Sauce unless You get some Chicken McNuggets, and showed his paintings.

’13 Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts ’20 Rachel James is the inaugural Carolyn Bush Award winner with her manuscript An Eros Encyclopedia, to be published spring 2021.

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JC Brotherhood ’78

’72 In March, Jim Chevallier spoke at the Los Angeles Public Library on “Dining Out in Paris before the Restaurant” and at the San Diego Public Library on the history of French bread. CHOICE has named his History of the Food of Paris an outstanding academic title for 2019.

’69 This is a celebratory year for Pierre Joris: first came the publication of A City Full of Voice: Essays on the Work of Robert Kelly (Contra Mundum Press), he then traveled to the Hay festival in Abu Dhabi to celebrate the 90th birthday of poet Adonis (their Conversations in the Pyrenees was published last year by CMP), followed by the first (more to come!) celebration for Paul Celan’s 100th birth year at Rice University and the publication of his translation of Celan’s Microliths (Posthumous prose) (CMP). Next October, he will be at a conference on Celan at Bard celebrating the final volume of his Paul Celan translations, Memory Rose into Threshold Speech: The Collected Earlier Poetry (FSG). He forewent the celebrations for the PEN Awards, where he had been a judge for the “Best Poetry in Translation,” to celebrate the opening of his wife Nicole Peyrafitte’s painting exhibition 11 Women of Spirit at the Zürcher Gallery in New York City during Armory Show week.

Following commencement, Qais Assali began his appointment at Michigan State University as a visiting assistant professor and artist in residence for the Critical Race Studies Program, where he created and implemented unique syllabi that engage collaborative art international practices and contemporary Middle Eastern practices. In January 2020, Qais became a core artist in residence at the Glassell School of Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Also in January, he exhibited his work at Sculpture Center in New York City and Chicago Cultural Center. | Richard Kennedy, represented by Peres Projects, moved to Berlin, where his debut solo show (G)Hosting opened in fall 2019. His debut solo painting show missed connections was on view through January 20 at Gallery 2 in Seoul, South Korea. Richard’s opera Black Rage was scheduled to close Hot with Excess, a series

Transgressive deaf artist Christine Sun Kim signed the National Anthem alongside Demi Lovato during the Super Bowl. The artist represented the nonhearing community in a partnership between the National Football League and the National Association of the Deaf. Christine’s opinion piece, “I Performed at the Super Bowl, You Might Have Missed Me,” was published in the New York Times on February 3, 2020.

’07 Debra Baxter is the recipient of the 2019 Joan Mitchell Award for Painters and Sculptors. The award provides unrestricted funds of $25,000 and recognizes artists who are making exceptional work, who are deserving of greater acknowledgment on a national level, and who will benefit from the recognition and funding that the award provides. Debra plans to use her award to help women and girls in her community as well as continuing to make her own artwork.

’01 Last year marked 10 years of the artists residency program Picture Berlin, founded by April Gertler in 2009. The celebration included a collaboration between April and the curator Pauline

’59 Paula Phipps is associate director of Biodiversity for a Livable Climate, a nonprofit think tank and educational activist organization founded in 2013 and based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The

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Christine Sun Kim MFA ’13 performing the national anthem in American Sign Language at the Super Bowl. photo AJ Mast for the New York Times


Doutreluingne, resulting in Interiors To Being, a 27day performance festival with more than 50 artists and 27 events—including openings, discussions, workshops, readings, and film screenings. More than 130 artists from around the world have been Picture Berlin residents. From November 2019 to January 2020, April was artist in residence at AGALAB in Amsterdam, where she worked on “Take the Cake,” a lecture and baking performance. This project culminated in a limited edition, handprinted book containing more than 35 recipes for appeltaart, the Dutch national cake. | Marji Vecchio is directing her first feature-length documentary film about Sandy Stone, sound engineer for musicians including Jimi Hendrix, The Byrds, and the lesbian collective Olivia Records. Stone is the visionary philosopher behind transgender studies and heavily influenced the development of new media digital art as founder and director of the ACTLab at the University of Texas, Austin. The film’s first interview was with scientist-philosopher Donna Haraway, who was Stone’s PhD thesis adviser in the ’80s. In 2016, Marji returned to her photography roots when she was awarded an artist residency at Caldera in Oregon; work from that period will be shown in Wyoming in 2020. Marji’s book The Films of Claire Denis: Intimacy on the Border (IB Tauris, London) was one of 10 shortlisted for the 2015 International Kraszna-Krausz Book Award. When not working, Marji is rock climbing or cross-country skiing with her partner, Isabelle.

’91 Anina Gerchick installed the third iteration of her microhabitat sculptures called BIRDLINK in Sara D. Roosevelt Park on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. BIRDLINK sculptural installations question assumptions that art must be representational and not actively instigating transformation, or even that art’s direct beneficiaries must be human. These installations go beyond signaling loss to establish small habitat patches to instigate recovery. BIRDLINK has provoked public participation, press, and institutional support.

A Tradition of Rupture by Alejandra Pizarnik, translated by Cole Heinowitz, associate professor of literature Ugly Duckling Presse The late Argentine poet Alejandra Pizarnik was one of Latin America’s most influential writers. Translated into English for the first time, Pizarnik’s critical writings—including commentaries and intimate accounts of her own working methods—provide a rare glimpse of the famously introverted poet’s intellect. Post Classic by Erica Kaufman; visiting assistant professor of humanities, director of the Institute for Writing and Thinking Roof Books Kaufman’s audacious poems tune into the way supposedly radical thought and action become institutionalized and pacified. Her language pushes us toward a greater disobedience—one that holds playfulness and rigor in the same upraised fist. Poetry, Painting, Park: Goethe and Claude Lorrain by Franz R. Kempf, professor of German Legenda In texts as diverse as “Amor as Landscape Painter,” Faust, and the Doctrine of Colors, Goethe engaged Claude Lorrain’s work in a lifelong conversation on the dialectics of nature and art, imitation and invention, subject and object. Poetry, painting, and horticulture served as mirrors for Goethe’s self-understanding as an artist. What If . . . A Poem of Our Imagining by Richard Lewis ’58, illustrated by Gigi Alvaré ’77 Touchstone Center Publications Paintings by Alvaré illustrate a new edition of Lewis’s poem, originally written as an invitation for children in a variety of classroom settings to imagine becoming qualities and aspects of the natural world, and in doing so, to express the life that is both ourselves and the nature we inhabit.

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Italian Cinema from the Silent Screen to the Digital Image edited by Joseph Luzzi, professor of comparative literature Bloomsbury Academic In this guide, scholars explore the work of such directors as Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Roberto Rossellini, and a host of subjects including the Italian silent screen, the influence of fascism on the movies, lesser-known genres such as the giallo (horror film), spaghetti Westerns, and the role of women in the Italian film industry.

Bruce McClelland’s screenplay Balkan Ghost won the 2019 Virginia Screenwriting Competition, sponsored by the Virginia Film Office and awarded at the Virginia Film Festival in Charlottesville, Virginia. The story concerns a Balkan war criminal who enters the United States as a refugee and becomes a professor at a major university. The daughter of a Bosnian victim of sexual assault during the ethnic cleansing in the Balkans unwittingly becomes his graduate student.

The Book Keeper by Julia McKenzie Munemo ’97 Swallow Press Decades after McKenzie Munemo’s father committed suicide, she learned about his secret career writing interracial pornography and hid the stack of his old paperbacks from her Zimbabwean husband, their mixed-race children, and herself. This memoir is equal parts love story, family interrogation, and racial reckoning, as she comes to terms with this complicated legacy.

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Bard Graduate Center ’16 All is Possible: Mary Ann Scherr’s Legacy in Metal, an exhibition at the Gregg Museum in North Carolina, was curated by Ana Estrades (MA). The show is a tribute to the designer who influenced the metal and design communities for more than six decades.

’07 Marie Walsh (MA) has published Central Park’s Adventure-Style Playgrounds: Renewal of a Midcentury Legacy (LSU Press). The book tells the history of the playscapes built as a part of the midcentury experimental “playground revolution” of the 1960s and 1970s. Marie explores the playgrounds’ connections to the art, recreational design, urbanism, grassroots movements, and child-development theories of the period, and further details the Central Park Conservancy’s efforts decades later to preserve and renew these playgrounds.

’06 The High Museum of Art in Atlanta has appointed Monica Obniski (MA) curator of decorative arts and design. She will oversee exhibitions and programming and the museum’s collection of more than 2,300 objects.

’00 Classic Black: The Basalt Sculpture of Wedgwood and His Contemporaries, an exhibition organized by Brian Gallagher (PhD), opened in February 2020 at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina. The show includes more than 100 ceramic objects, with loans from notable public and private collections in the United States and England. This exhibition is the first to focus exclusively on the black basalt sculpture made by Josiah Wedgwood and other Staffordshire potters in late-eighteenthcentury England. The black sculptures in the show are brought to life in a contemporary setting, featuring warm wall colors and designs by a local Charlotte artist.

Metrograph in New York City. She also curated the exhibition The World Is Gone, I Must Carry You, which was on view at Bonniers Konsthall in Stockholm, Sweden, from September 2 through November 1, 2020 as part of the inaugural BKH Curator Award, which Mathilde won.

’08 Appointed strategist and writer at graphic design studio Wkshps in New York City, Sarah Demeuse is working on new identities and content strategy for NXTHVN, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, and Buffalo’s Albright-Knox-Gundlach Art Museum.

Jen Mergel was guest editor-at-large for Boston Art Review magazine’s public art issue and contributed the “Individual Voices on Art at Its Most Public” feature. Her forthcoming projects include a career survey exhibition with Nicole Cherubini and the first exhibition focused on the legacy of the Combahee River Collective and its pioneering Black feminism in Boston, developed in partnership with Combahee cofounder Demita Frazier.

’04 Steven Matijcio, director and chief curator of the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston, will serve as international guest curator of Manif d’art 10–The Quebec City Biennial, which is scheduled to take place from January 22 to March 21, 2021. The 10th edition of this flagship event, Illusions are Real, will question the ties between art and its mirages. | Yasmil Raymond has been appointed rector of the Hochschule für Bildende Künste–Städelschule and director of Portikus for a five-year term beginning April 1. The Städelschule is an Academy of Fine Arts in Frankfurt am Main. Since 1817, it has been committed to providing independent education, offering programs in fine art, architecture, and curatorial studies. The exhibition venue, Portikus, is an integral part of the Städelschule. Formed in 1987, Portikus has established itself as an international platform for contemporary art and has been dedicated to exhibiting, publishing, and discussing the work of emerging and established artists.

’03 Thea Spittle is curatorial assistant at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland. Thea has also been appointed a member of the curatorial team for the CAN Triennial 2021, a citywide festival that features local artists. | Mathilde Walker-Billaud coprogrammed 2019 Fall Flaherty NYC: Surface Knowledge at Anthology Film Archives and

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’00 Gregory Sandoval accepted a position as senior public programs specialist at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. He will be responsible for the museum’s esteemed lecture program.

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Perret, Aïda Ruilova, Fiona Tan, and other international artists. Her recent and upcoming writing includes articles, interviews, and profiles for Art Asia Pacific, frieze, Mousse, and Ocula.

Ingrid Pui Yee Chu curates and manages BOOKED: Hong Kong Art Book Fair and the Artists’ Book Library at Tai Kwun Contemporary in Hong Kong. Some of her latest projects and programs include Under-Cover: Investigations in Art Publishing (curated with Hera Chan and Louiza Ho) and OVERBOOKED: (curated with Louiza Ho), which featured work and new commissions by Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press, Aleksandra Mir, Jonathan Monk, Mai-Thu

Graduate Vocal Arts Program ’09 Solange Merdinian is cofounder and artistic director of NewDocta.org, a music festival with a mission to bring world-class musicians to Argentina to perform, to inspire children of all backgrounds, and to nurture the next generation of Latin American talent. In addition, she is an active singer. She recently performed the title role in Piazzolla’s opera tango María de Buenos Aires with the Fort Worth Opera, Atlanta Opera, and Teatro del Bicentenario in San Juan, Argentina.

Collaborative Piano Fellowship ’13 Christina Giuca is the new artistic director of Lynx Project, an art song organization dedicated to building community and providing a platform for diverse voices to be heard through innovative performances and educational initiatives. Some of its projects in Chicago include Composition of a City, a cross-genre curriculum for high school students in Woodlawn led by a hip-hop artist and opera singer that culminates in students writing and performing their own original songs, and the Autism Advocacy Project, with texts written by mostly nonverbal autistic students set to music by composers. She also played for Northwestern’s opera Dog Days, by David T. Little, and serves as music director of the opera scenes program at North Park University.


In Memoriam ’48 Ellen Adler, 92, died September 20, 2019. Daughter of Horace Eliascheff and legendary acting teacher Stella Adler, Ellen studied Russian literature at Bard. After graduation she moved to Paris, where she met many writers, artists, and musicians, including composer Arnold Shoenberg. Ellen was cast as the speaker in the 1950 recording of Schoenberg’s Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte and in his Pierrot Lunaire. In 1957, Ellen married clarinetist David Oppenheim. She is survived by her children, Sara and Thomas. Monroe Scharff, 96, died November 20, 2019. Monty was a proud member of the greatest generation and served in the Eighth Air Force in World War II and in the Korean War. Monty pioneered the field of financial public and investor relations with the establishment of Monroe B. Scharff & Co. in 1958. He is survived by his wife, Edwina, and two children, Peter and Stuart.

’59 Michael Zimmerman, 81, died on June 25, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Rae; children, Gabe and Alexa; and daughter-in-law, Vera. His lifelong friend George Rose ’63 sent us the following remembrance. Mickey lived an exceptional life. He was gifted with a truly extraordinary intellect and a prodigious memory. I’ve known him for 61 years. We met as undergraduates. In those days, the College had a few world-class professors, and they left a lasting imprint: Emil Hauser, the founder and first violin of the Budapest string quartet, who taught him musical phrasing, and Hsi-Huey Liang, who taught him how to think about history. At the time, Bard had one math professor; Mike knew more math than his teacher, which didn’t sit well with the teacher. Along the way, Mike took a course in organic chemistry. I mention this because Mike, whose technique seemed sloppy, nevertheless got the best yields in the class. The TA was mystified and suspicious, but it was obvious: understanding the entire reaction pathway, Mike was slapdash where it didn’t matter and careful where it did. Indeed, he pretty much lived his life exactly that way. After Bard, Mike was on a glide path to a PhD in math, first at Brown and then at Brandeis, where he worked with David Buchsbaum, who together with Maurice Auslander was developing homological algebra. Having finished ABD—all but dissertation—Mike left for New York City to teach math at City College. Then came a life-changing realization. Mike drank in the world in great gulps. He wanted a full life, with time for his passions: music

Teaching Modern Latin American Poetries edited by Jill S. Kuhnheim and Melanie Nicholson, professor of Spanish Modern Language Association of America This volume of essays on teaching Latin American poetry reflects the region’s geographic and cultural heterogeneity. From the silva and the long poem to Afro-descendant poetry, the authors demonstrate how Latin American poetry can become a part of classes in African diasporic studies, indigenous studies, history, and anthropology. False Alarm: The Truth About Political Mistruths in the Trump Era by Ethan Porter ’07 and Thomas J. Wood Cambridge University Press Americans, the authors observe, are responsive to factual information, even when facts undercut claims made by their preferred party’s politicians. However, being more factually accurate does not generally change people’s political beliefs. While corrections do not eliminate false beliefs, they cut the share of inaccurate beliefs among subjects nearly in half. The Goose in the Bathroom: Stirring Tales of Family Life by John Rolfe ’79 Celestial Chuckle Written over the course of 20 years, this collection of short, witty columns that ran in the Poughkeepsie Journal includes tales of the glorious madness of family life, such as finding a wild waterfowl residing in your bathroom, updates on the empty nest, plus revealing photos and incriminating documents from the Rolfe archives. Cinematic Encounters 2: Portraits and Polemics by Jonathan Rosenbaum ’66 University of Illinois Press This book presents debate as an important form of cinematic encounter, whether one argues with filmmakers themselves, on behalf of their work, with other critics, or with oneself. Believing that a film critic’s ideal role is to mediate and facilitate our public discussion of cinema, Rosenbaum invites readers to join the fray. The Art of Resistance: My Four Years in the French Underground by Justus Rosenberg, professor emeritus of languages and literature and visiting professor of literature William Morrow Chronicling his youth in Nazi-occupied Europe, Rosenberg’s gripping memoir recounts fleeing Germany as a Jewish boy to France, where he became an invaluable member of Varian Fry’s operation helping thousands of men and women—including Hannah Arendt, Marc Chagall, Andre Breton, and Max Ernst—escape the Holocaust, and then joined the French Resistance. The Typographic Imagination: Reading and Writing in Japan’s Age of Modern Print Media by Nathan Shockey, assistant professor of Japanese Columbia University Press At the turn of the 20th century, a commercial print revolution transformed Japan’s media ecology as affordable books and magazines became a part of everyday life. Shockey traces the possibilities and pitfalls of type as a force for radical social change and examines the emergence of new forms of reading, writing, and thinking.


and opera, cooking, literature, history, art, theater, tennis, running, chess, travel, and, of course, anything Rae was working on. Self-knowledge is rare, especially among young men. But Mike was no ordinary young man. He turned on a dime, taught himself computer programming, and took a job with the MTA. Fast forward a few years and he was now a vice-president at the Bank of New York (BNY). Had there been a prize at Bard for “person least likely to become VP of a bank,” Mike would have been a shoo-in. Later, he gravitated to other jobs involving financial risk analysis. Let me now speak to Rae. Dearest Rae, as far as I know, you are the only woman Mike ever fell in love with. Let me now speak to Gabe and Alexa. In my field, there’s a scattering of first-rank minds like Mike’s. Sadly, it’s all too common for the children of such a parent to grow up disturbed, even broken. Mike knew this and was determined not to let it happen to the two of you. Beneath that façade of seeming nonchalance, he watched you like a hawk, your fierce advocate if needed, but with a gentle hand on the tiller of parenthood otherwise. He listened to you intently and trusted your instincts. Mike could see around corners. Early in life, he enjoyed watching football, but was well aware of the dangers (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) long before they were mainstream news. From a young age it was obvious that Gabe was going to be muscular and well-developed, the kind of kid football coaches want on the team. Accordingly, Mike didn’t want Gabe to develop an interest in football. And that was the end of watching football in the Zimmerman household. Instead Mike encouraged Gabe to take up opera singing. As a result, both Gabe and Alexa spent a number of their childhood years singing opera professionally in a children’s chorus. Let me now speak to Vera. Mike welcomed you with open arms: your athletic prowess, your smarts, your stamina, your individuality. I knew so much about you before we ever met at the dinner table. Let me now speak to Victoria and Elena. It turns out there’s a grandfather gene, and it’s repressed and silent until the first granddaughter is born. But after that, it’s derepressed and remains permanently on. I don’t think anything made Mike happier than singing to the two of you or introducing Vica to opera. Between them, there was real magic in the Magic Flute. In so many ways, Mike was larger than life, securely held by life’s many narratives, and, as Rae so aptly put it: The Figurehead. Gabe summarized it iconically: “my dad knew everything about everything.” Even as we mourn his loss, we are comforted in knowing his transition from life to death

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was abrupt, free of lingering pain, and while still singing to his granddaughters in full voice. With apologies to W. H. Auden: Earth, receive an honored guest; Michael Zimmerman is laid to rest. He was my closest friend.

’61 Richard Friedman, 79, died March 31. Rick was a gifted psychodynamic psychiatrist, a tough mentor to generations of trainees who studied under him, and an expert clinical scholar. At the time of his death he was editor in chief of Psychodynamic Psychiatry, which he used as a platform to amplify the role of psychodynamics in understanding and treating patients. He is survived by his wife, Sue Matorin, and his son, Jeremiah.

’63 Richard Greener, 78, died December 24, 2019. He was vice president and general manager of popular metro Atlanta radio station WAOK. Later in life, Greener took up writing and was the author of several books, including the Locator Series suspense thrillers that were adapted for Fox TV’s The Finder. Greener was beloved by his Bard classmates and remained loyal to the College throughout his life. He is survived by his wife, Maria, and his children, Jennifer, Barbi, April, and Ben.

traveled to India as a teenager after her father received a Fulbright scholarship to teach there. During that time, Anne attended Ethiraj College and studied the dance form Bharata Natyamm with Balasaraswati. Anne earned her BA in literature from Bard and in 1970 received a master’s degree in dance from UCLA. She moved to New York City to study modern dance and soon joined the Murray Louis Dance Company (MLDC), performing throughout the world. In 1979 she married Peter Koletzke, stage manager of MLDC, and retired from dance three years later. She is survived by her husband.

’69 Henry Stanford “Josh” Brooks, 73, died January 30. He grew up in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, was a standout athlete at Solebury School, and attended Bard and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Josh was an original member, with Sara Vass ’70 and Mark Gorbulew ’70, of the Washington, D.C., DJ trio known as Spiritus Cheese, which is credited with helping transform radio station WHFS-FM into a haven for underground rock. Josh was married to Trish Brooks (née Noonan) for 33 years. He is survived by his children, Jori Blouin and Zachary Brooks; sister Antoinette Brooks-Floyd; and stepsister, Margorie Brink. He was predeceased by his sister Cora.

’73 ’64 Isabelle Kamishlian, 77, died February 23. She majored in chemistry at Bard and after graduation was employed by the Coca Cola Company. Following retirement, Isabelle divided her year between Atlanta, Georgia, and Cambridge, Massachusetts. Carol Davidson Stevens, 76, died February 28. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Carol enjoyed a notable career on TV shows including Roots, All Quiet on the Western Front (for which her team shared a Golden Globe), and a biodocumentary of Martin Luther King, Jr., during which she spent time with Reverend King’s wife, Coretta. Carol exercised her authority as a minister of the Universal Life Church to marry numerous couples, including her son, Davidson, and his wife, Debby, and was an early officiator at same-sex unions before such marriages were afforded legal standing. She was married twice, to Henry Pattiz and Eugene Aristides Accas. She is survived by her son and her stepchildren, Philip Accas and Stephanie Finamore.

’67 Anne McLeod Koletzke, 74, died September 8, 2019. Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Anne

Virginia Karl, 83, died September 1, 2019. She attended Arlington High School, where she met the love of her life, Kevan P. Karl, at age 13. At 18, she won a scholarship for voice to The Juilliard School of Music. She attended Juilliard until marrying Kevan on March 24, 1957. She then continued her academic studies at Bard College as one of the first students in its University Without Walls (UWW) program. She taught English at Pine Plains and Dover high schools and as an adjunct professor at Dutchess County Community College and SUNY New Paltz. She is survived by her husband and daughters, Theresa Karl and Kathleen Karl Siebold.

’81 Karin Christian-Graves died in September 2019. A proud Bardian, dancer, and lawyer, she is survived by her husband, Mike Graves.

’82 Peter Koret, 60, linguist, storyteller, and teacher, died April 9, in Bangkok, Thailand. Raised in Brighton, New York, Peter was educated at the Harley School, Hampshire College, Naropa Institute, and Bard, where he received his BA in literature. Peter moved to Asia in 1984 as a volunteer teacher in northeastern Thailand for the Peace Corps. He


taught courses in Buddhism, Southeast Asian culture, and Thai language at the University of California Berkeley and Arizona State University as well as in Thailand, Laos, and the Shan State of Myanmar. His books include Stone Cat, Even the Worm Turns: The Biography of Thai Author Bantit Aniya, and The Man Who Accused the King of Killing a Fish: The Biography of Narin Phasit of Siam, 1874-1950. Peter is survived by his wife, Aot, and brother, Richard.

’87 Sandra Santos-Vizcaino, 54, died March 31. A talented teacher who pushed and supported her students unconditionally, she spent four years as one of the most beloved instructors at P.S. 9, in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. According to the Department of Education, SantosVizcaino was the first public-school teacher in New York City to die of COVID-19. She was a member of the Association of Dominican American Supervisors and Administrators and was awarded the outstanding education leader award in the Dominican Republic for her work on the island. Before her death, Santos-Vizcaino had been building her dream home with her husband, Felix, in the Dominican Republic. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her two children, Victor-Luis and Viviana.

’90 John Phillip (J. P.) Saladin, 52, died November 27, 2019. Born in Heidelberg, Germany, he was raised in Sherwood Forest, Maryland, and majored in literature at Bard. After graduation, he worked in film, television, and advertising as an art director, writer, and producer in San Francisco and then New York City, with adventurous assignments in Texas and Alaska. J. P. wrote more than 20 original screenplays, eventually founding and operating Narrative Arts/Subtext Labs, which developed original concepts for the big and small screen. In 2004, his screenplay The Orphan’s Club was optioned by Walt Disney Studios and he was proud to have retained the literary and publishing rights— a first for that company. After his 2016 cancer diagnosis, he worked diligently to complete his tomes on film theory and conceptual screenwriting for publication. He is survived by his wife, Claudia Jane Arevalo; her daughters, Sophia and Maria Jose; his former wife, Anahita Seyedi; his sister, Jacque Stahl; and his brother, Austin.

’93 Kelly Robinson, 47, died November 19, 2019. Born in Royal Oak, Michigan, Kelly grew up in Florida and later lived in New York City. At Bard, Kelly majored in literature and spent a summer abroad at Oxford University studying Irish literature and

Du Bois’s Telegram: Literary Resistance and State Containment by Juliana Spahr ’88 Harvard University Press A 1956 telegram from W. E. B. Du Bois in Paris—“Any Negro-American who travels abroad today must either not discuss race conditions in the United States or say the sort of thing which our State Department wishes the world to believe”—spurs Spahr to ask if literature can be revolutionary or assert autonomy beyond political forces. The Conflict over the Conflict: The Israel/Palestine Campus Debate by Kenneth Stern ’75 New Jewish Press Stern examines the Israel-Palestine conflict, one of the most divisive and toxic issues on today’s college and university campuses. He argues that the campus is the best place to mine this conflict and our intense views about it to help future generations do what they are supposed to do: think. Computer Architectures: Constructing the Common Ground edited by Theodora Vardouli and Olga Touloumi, assistant professor of art history Routledge This interdisciplinary collection constructs the common ground between design and computing, weaving together intellectual, social, cultural, and material histories to explore how computing was brought into the imagination, production, and management of the built environment, and how architecture has shaped technological development. Carving Out a Living on the Land: Lessons in Resourcefulness and Craft from an Unusual Christmas Tree Farm by Emmet Van Driesche ’05 Chelsea Green Publishing Van Driesche’s story proves that acres of expensive bottomland are not needed to start a land-based venture if you have the creativity and vision to recognize what might be done with that rocky section or patch of trees too small to log in order to realize that land’s capacity for a fulfilling farming life. A Companion to Soviet Children’s Literature and Film edited by Olga Voronina, associate professor of Russian Brill A comprehensive and innovative analysis of Soviet literary and cinematic production for children, this book reviews the rich and dramatic history of the canon. Contributors contextualize and reevaluate children’s books, films, and animation, exploring the contemporary reappropriation of Soviet children’s culture by the Russian government, cultural practitioners, and educators. A Great Leap Forward: Heterodox Economic Policy for the 21st Century by L. Randall Wray, professor of economics Academic Press Wray investigates economic policy from a heterodox and progressive perspective. Relatively short chapters are arranged around several macroeconomic policy themes to present an integrated survey of progressive policy on today’s most pressing topics, including global financial crises, social security, and healthcare.

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Celtic mythology. Kelly had an extensive career in educational publishing. She also had a successful early career as an actress and model, and was a competitive runner, completing the New York and Seattle Marathons and a triathlon. Kelly is survived by her husband, Seth Caswell; mother, Brenda; and father, Richard. Jane Schiowitz MFA, 59, died October 3, 2019. She was an accomplished abstract painter and creator of jewelry. A graduate of Wyoming Seminary and the University of Virginia, Jane went on to study at the School of Visual Arts before earning a master’s from Bard. She exhibited at Elizabeth Harris Gallery in New York City for many years and her work is held in multiple private collections. She is survived by her husband, Richard Brooks; son, Julian; mother, Jean; sister, Nan; and brothers, Robert and Mark.

friends—dedicated public servant, leader in her community, staunch defender of equality and democratic values, influential businesswoman, and generous and engaged philanthropist, died January 31. She was 100. A prominent resident of Atlanta and a diplomat who served as American ambassador to Belgium, Chambers was a former member of the Bard Board of Trustees and a loyal member of the Bard community. Her name graces the College’s magnificent baseball facility, Honey Field, as well as the Anne Cox Chambers Alumni/ae Center. Many members of her family attended Bard, including her son and current board chair James Cox Chambers ’81, Lauren Hamilton ’81, James “Fergie” Cox Chambers ’14, Anya Vostrova ’06, Spartan Thorvald Daggenhurst ’16, and Mac Selesnick ’19.

Simon’s Rock of Bard College in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He taught classes in American history, philosophy, and environmental studies for 31 years. He was devoted to environmental causes, especially in Berkshire County.

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Professor of Music Richard Teitelbaum, 80, died of a stroke April 9. Richard, who taught at Bard for more than 30 years, was a brilliant musician, a pioneer in electronic music, and a deeply knowledgeable analyst of music and the musical experience. This was to have been his last year in active service at the college. He is survived by his long-time partner, pianist Hiroko Sakurazawa.

’95 Chris Edwards, 46, died August 25, 2019. Chris was born in Alexandria Bay, New York, and raised in Monkton and Bennington, Vermont. At Bard he studied photography. After graduation, Chris moved to San Francisco and began his career as an architectural photographer. In 2014, he became the digital imaging architect for the Getty Research Institute of Los Angeles, a job that took him all over the world. Chris is survived by his wife, Jessica Libero Edwards; their two children, Asher and Sophie; and his brother, Peter.

Filmmaker Bruce Baillie, 88, died April 10. He was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota, served in the Navy during the Korean War, studied art at the University of Minnesota and the University of California at Berkeley, and went on to the London School of Film Technique. He became known in the mid-1960s for his lyrical landscape films, one of which, Castro Street, was selected for the National Film Registry in 1992. Baillie taught film at Bard from 1974 to 1977. He is survived by his wife, Lorie Apit, and their two children, Wind and Keith.

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Jean Erdman, director of the Dance Program at Bard College from 1954 to 1957, died May 4. She was 104. Born and raised in Hawaii, Erdman embraced hula and other forms of world dance, was soloist in the Martha Graham Dance Company from 1938 to 1943, and collaborated with artists including composers John Cage, Henry Cowell, Lou Harrison, Louis Horst, Alan Hovanhess, Teiji Ito, and Ezra Laderman; poet e.e. cummings; visual artists Peter Max and Paul Jenkins; and filmmaker Maya Deren. She was also involved in theater, including directing and choreographing a production of William Saroyan’s Otherman or The Beginning of a New Nation at Bard in 1954. The following year she went to Japan and became the first American dancer to perform there after World War II. Erdman was married to writer-mythologistliterature professor Joseph Campbell from 1938 until his death in 1987.

Alexandros Bazekis, 30, died November 6, 2019. Alexandros studied political science at Bard and was in his third year at Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law. He is survived by his mother, Fotini, and his siblings, Lambros and Christos.

’16 Joseph Guadalupe AA, 47, died March 29. Joseph enrolled in BPI at Eastern Correctional Facility in August 2012, first taking courses in a range of subjects and then focusing particularly on history. In 2014, he moved to Woodbourne Correctional Facility, where he studied public health and computer science. A year after earning his associate’s degree he returned home. Joseph’s family fondly remembers his love of music and the dedication to learning he demonstrated both through his Bard degree and by teaching himself Arabic. He is survived by his mother, Lillian.

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Edward Joseph Misch, 83, died January 28. He was born in Chicago, educated in the Midwest and moved to Cambridge, Massachussets, in the late 1960s to pursue postdoctoral studies at Harvard University. He married the former Mary Fontana in Boston in 1972. Ed was one of the first teachers at

Peter Serkin, 72, died February 1. Serkin was a pianist admired for his insightful interpretations, technically pristine performances, and tenacious commitment to contemporary music. He relished teaching, and held posts at institutions including the Mannes School of Music, The Juilliard School in New York City, and, in recent years, Bard. He is survived by his children, Karina, Maya, Elena, Stefan, and William; his brother, John; and his sisters Elizabeth, Judith, and Marguerite. Another sister, Ursula, died last year.

Naomi Ann Powers Thornton, who taught acting at Bard for more than 35 years, died April 24. She was 84. Born in York, Maine, Thornton received a BA in philosophy from Bryn Mawr College, studied method acting in New York City, and moved to Boston, where she cofounded Theatre Company of Boston in 1963. She acted in and directed new experimental theater in Boston and New York City, relocating there in 1978. Thornton is survived by her two daughters, Audrey Powers Thornton and Amy Brooks Thornton; her husband, Andrew Townshend; her brother, Neville Powers; and her sister, Denise Powers.

Staff Thomas Harvey VI, 39, died October 21, 2019. Tom worked as an environmental specialist at Bard for more than 20 years. He is survived by his parents; his wife, Jennifer (Cruz) Harvey; two children, Thomas VII and Natalie; brother, Travis; and sisters, Crystal and Amanda. Mark Loftin, 82, died January 14. Mark worked at Bard for 20 years, as an assistant to the president and as the first executive director of the Bard Music Festival. When he retired from the Bard Music Festival he worked for Admission on a parttime basis. He was a warm and loyal friend to many at Bard, a renowned lover of cats, and a lively and unique individual.


HONOR ROLL OF DONORS JULY 1, 2019 – JUNE 30, 2020 Dear Bard Alumni/ae, Families, and Friends: I have the pleasure of taking some time amid all the intensity of the moment to bring your attention to the 2019–20 Bard College Honor Roll of Donors. For me, it is a sign of hope. The people listed here make it possible for the College to provide scholarships to undergraduates in Annandale, bring a liberal arts education to the underserved in the United States and around the world, support the incredible Bard faculty, and produce exceptional arts programming. I am proud to be listed among them and hope that if you are listed here you, too, feel proud of what we have made possible. If you did not make it last year, I hope you will join me this year, a year when your support is more important than ever. On behalf of my fellow trustees, the president, faculty, staff, and students of the College, thank you for supporting one of the world’s most ambitious educational institutions. I look forward to seeing you on the Honor Roll for 2020–21. Brandon K. Weber ’97, Alumni/ae Trustee

photo Pete Mauney ’93 MFA ’00

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Donors by Giving Societies Coronam Vitae $1,000,000+ James Cox Chambers ’81 and Nabila Khashoggi + Marieluise Hessel and Edwin L. Artzt + Open Society Foundations Susan Weber + President’s Circle $500,000–999,999 Jeanne Donovan Fisher + Eric Warren Goldman ’98 + Patricia G. Ross Weis + Founder’s Circle $100,000-499,999 Anonymous (2) Fiona Angelini and Jamie Welch + Carolyn Marks Blackwood and Gregory H. Quinn + Hilary Pennington and Brian Bosworth + Mr. and Mrs. Peter M. Brant Stanley Buchthal and Maja Hoffmann + China-United States Exchange Foundation Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg + Emily H. Fisher and John Alexander + Jay Franke and David G. Herro Asher Gelman ’06 and Mati Gelman + Roberto C. Goizueta + Audrey M. Irmas Emily Tow Jackson + Mr. and Mrs. George A. Kellner + Scott Lorinsky Lisa Lourie + Robert W. Lourie + Nathan M. and Rebecca Gold Milikowsky + Jennifer and David Millstone Christopher and Susan Molineaux Estate of William C. Mullen Friedrich Petzel Ilene Resnick ’87 and Daniel Weiss ’87 + Estate of Herbert “Jimmy” Schwarz Jr.’49 Lisa and Bernard Selz + Mostafiz R. ShahMohammed ’97 and Randi E. Gustafsson Marilyn and Jim Simons + Alexander Soros Martin T. and Toni Sosnoff + Felicitas S. Thorne + Shelby White + Scholar’s Circle $50,000-99,999 Kathryn Keller Anderson and Scott Anderson + Roland Augustine + Dr. Leon Botstein and Barbara Haskell + Alexandre and Lori Chemla Gale and Shelby Davis Anne E. Delaney + Lonti Ebers + Amy C. Falls and Hartley Rogers + Estate of Clyde Talmadge Gatlin Estate of Richard Gilder +

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Barbara S. Grossman ’73 and Michael Gross + Sam and Annaka Harris Paul S. and Karen Levy Sandy and Barbara Lewis Nancy A. Marks Anthony Napoli + Stanley A. ’65 and Elaine Reichel + Denise S. Simon and Paulo Vieiradacunha + Rebecca L. Smith ’93 + Tan Dun Alison M. and James A. von Klemperer + Estate of Prof. William Weaver + Michael Wilkins and Sheil Duignan + Shirley Young Fellow $25,000-49,999 Anonymous (3) Amy and David Abrams + Ellen and Kenneth Aidekman + Helen and Roger Alcaly + Peter and Kathi Arnow Nick Ascienzo + Jinqing Cai Amy Cappellazzo + Abby Caulkins Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg + Kit Kauders Ellenbogen ’52 + Anne and Nick Germanacos George F. Hamel III ’08 Pamela and George F. Hamel Jr. + Linda He Mark Heising and Liz Simons + Derek Hu and Malena Zhang Joseph Kahn and Shannon Xian Wu + Richard I. Kellogg Dr. Barbara Kenner + Tomislav Kundic Geraldine and Kit Laybourne + Anne and Vincent A. Mai + Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Bernard L. Schwartz + Dr. Jacques and Rosana Seguin + Annabelle M. Selldorf + Amy Sillman ’95 MFA + Jonathan Slone ’84 and Elizabeth J. Kandall PhD ’84 + Lisa Stern Vesna Straser ’95 and Brandon K. Weber ’97 + Daniel W. Stroock + Oscar Tang Manny Urquiza and Andrew Zobler + Illiana van Meeteren + Elizabeth Wachs Xin Zhang Tewksbury Roundtable $10,000-24,999 Anonymous (6) Benjamin and Leslie Arnow Scott Belsky Mr. and Mrs. Frederick C. Benenson Roger Berkowitz and Jenny Lyn Bader + Sallie and Thomas Bernard Nancy Bernstein and Robert Schoen + Sybil B. Bernstein* + Jack A. Blum ’62 + Stephana Bottom and Duncan M. Webb + Mark E. Brossman and Diane Rosen +

Jinyong Cai and Dawn Vermilya March Avery Cavanaugh and Philip G. Cavanaugh Michael W. Chabon and Ayelet C. Waldman + Angela Chen John Chen and Emily Chen Kenneth and Kathryn Chenault Charles B. Clancy III ’69 + Michelle R. Clayman + Peter Davidson Thomas Dengler ’61 + Paul S. and Susan Efron + Harvey Eisenberg and Carol Eisenberg Armand Bartholomew Erpf Leonard and Susan Feinstein + James and Elizabeth Fentress Elyssa Friedland and William Friedland Kate Fullerton Susan H. Gillespie + Michael and Anne Golden Robert A. Goldfarb ’59 + Mark Gordon + Jay Hanus* + Laura and Ben Harris Lyle A. Harris Charles and Laurence Heilbronn + Thomas Hesse and Gwendolyn Bellmann + Mark and Louise Holden Joseph Holtzman Winnie Holzman and Paul Dooley + Barbara and Sven Huseby + Sylvia and Dave Inchausti Charles S. Johnson III ’70 and Sondra Rhoades Johnson + Anka Kast ’93 Stephen and Belinda Kaye + Susan and Roger Kennedy + Theodore Kennedy MFA ’16 Kijong Kim Jill Kirshner Julia Klein MFA ’09 + Mr. and Mrs. Silas Kopf Alison L. Lankenau + Corina Larkin Dr. Nancy S. Leonard and Dr. Lawrence Kramer + Cynthia Hirsch Levy ’65 + Chris Lipscomb and Monique Segarra + Y. S. Liu Jaron Lowenstein John Wills Martin and Barbara Schock Wendy and Peter F. McCabe ’70 + Vincent McGee Joseph H. and Cynthia G. Mitchell + Hanna and Jeffrey Moskin + James and Melissa O’Shaughnessy Mr. and Mrs. James H. Ottaway Jr. + Martin Peretz Rebecca Li Ping Nancy Kline Piore Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart ’39 Lorna H. Power + Jacob N. Pritzker ’07 Thomas A. and Georgina T. Russo Emily Sachar Leonardo M. Santoso ’18 Francesco Scattone Bonnie and Daniel Shapiro + William S. ’68 and Claire E. Sherman + Mackie H. Siebens ’12 and David Lindholm +

Lewis J. Silvers Jr. ’50 + Jason D. Sinay Mark Sourian Jerry I. Speyer + Dr. Kathryn E. Stein ’66 + Geoffrey E. Stein ’82 + Ivana Stolnik Michael Ward Stout Allan and Ronnie Streichler + Robert Thomson Alice and Tom Tisch + Barbara and Donald Tober + Margo and Anthony Viscusi + Diana Wang Will K. Weinstein + Angela Westwater Leslie K. Williams and James A. Attwood Jr. + David Winter Christopher Wool and Charline Von Heyl Tony Yoseloff and Nanar Yoseloff Anita and Poju Zabludowicz + Roy Zabludowicz ’13 Sandra Zane ’80 and Ned W. Bennett Warden’s Society $5,000-9,999 Anonymous (8) Warren Adams + Joan Taub Ades Imran Aftab ’95 Jamie Albright and Stephen Hart + Judith H. Auchincloss Dr. Penny Axelrod ’63 and Dr. Jerome Haller + David A. Baab and Lynne Baab Maria A. Baird and George J. Cotsirilos + Susan Baker Dr. David Becker + Jessie Benjamin and Richard Benjamin Albert Berger and Ellen Steloff + Jonathan I. and Marjaleena Berger Laurie A. ’74 and Stephen H. Berman ’74 + Thomas R. Berner Esq. + Prof. Mario Bick and Diana Brown + Annie and Jim Bodnar Mariann Boston Reh and Gregory K. Reh + Max Kenner ’01 and Sarah Botstein + ^ Hannah Byrnes-Enoch ’08 and Gerald Pambo-Awich ’08 + Ken and Alix Catalanotto Silas Chou John J. Creed Joan K. Davidson + Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Davidson III Stephanie de Buffevent Elizabeth de Lima and Bobby Alter + Jonathan Dee and Margaret Hilles Stone Gary DiMauro and Kathryn Windley + Mr. and Mrs. Eric S. Dobkin Nancy Dorman and Stan Mazaroff Amy K. and David Dubin + Drs. John L. Dunne and Jenifer R. Lloyd + Estate of Rev. Lyford P. Edwards + Caryl Englander Ginger Farley and Bob Shapiro Edward W. Fischer ’65 + Catherine C. Fisher + Adaline H. Frelinghuysen + Susan Friedes Samuel Friedman ’03


Christine Gasparich ’08 and John Hambley ’06 + John Geller and Alan Skog + Bruce Goldner Paul Grassfield Carrie Haddad ’95 Boriana Handjiyska ’02 + Mrs. Anthony Hecht + Alan Hilliker and Vivien Liu + Marguerite S. Hoffman Erica D. and John F. Huggins Susan J. Huntting Kenneth Hurwitz Kyle Jacques David W. Kaiser and Rosemary Corbett + Rachel and Dr. Shalom Kalnicki Steven Kaplan Marguerite and Robert Kenner Martin Kenner and Camilla Smith + Trudy C. Kramer Jane Dickler Lebow Raymond J. Learsy + Michael A. Lerner PhD + Ralph S. Levine ’62 + Jane K. Lombard + Stephen Mazoh and Martin Kline + Amber and CW McCullagh + Richard and Ronay Menschel + Stergios G. Mentesidis ’12 + Paul Mersfelder and Leigh Dodson Kathleen C. Miller Estate of Samuel A. Miller Tracy Miller James O. and Jennifer Mills + Barbara Miral ’82 and Alberto Gatenio + Mona Pine Monroe ’52 John Monsky Barbara and Howard Morse + Hank Muchnic ’75 Christine Munson + Payson R. Murray Helen Nash Shanthi and Egbert Pravinkumar George and Gail Hunt Reeke Drs. M. Susan and Irwin Richman + Elliott Robertson Susan Cohn Rockefeller and David Rockefeller Jr. Rick Rosenthal and Nancy Stephens Amanda J. Rubin + Eric and Fiona Rudin David E. Schwab II ’52 and Ruth Schwartz Schwab ’52 + Ellen Louise Schwartz ’64 + Judith A. Shepherd ’69 + Robert and Susan Spadaccia Elisa Loti Stein + Billy Steinberg ’72 + Daniel Stern ’11 Lilian Stern and David Sicular + Ronnie Stern + Kimara and Joshua Targoff Clarice O. Tavares Olivier te Boekhorst ’93 Estate of Jane Terry Celia Yuk Chun Tiu Andrew Tobias Amy Verschleiser and Jeffrey Verschleiser Monina von Opel Dr. Siri von Reis Kathleen Vuillet Augustine + Robert Warshaw and Debbie Schmidt

Mark and Sarah Whitener Diane S. Williams ’66 + Elaine Wu Yolanda Wu and Neil Platt Irene Zedlacher + ^ Bard College Council $2,500-4,999 Anonymous (6) Robert ’53 and Marcia Amsterdam + Donald Baier ’66 and Marjorie Mann ’68 + Stephen Bardfield Alexandra Becker Carlos and Darel Benaim Dr. Miriam Roskin Berger ’56 + Harvey Berman Aviva and Charles Blaichman Dana Bourne ’11 Ann Allston Boyce and Robert Mansfield Christina Bresani + James Brudvig + Deborah Buck + Marjorie Cahn ’65 Eleanor and Bobby Cayre Hope Chen Family of William Cheney Samara and Adam Cohen Dr. Barry S. and Ms. Bobbi Coller + John J. Coyne ’00 and Elizabeth Zeldin Amy Clark Davidson and Matthew Davidson Daniel Desmond ’00 Harris Dew + Michael DeWitt ’65 and Wenny DeWitt + Beth Rudin DeWoody + Anya Epstein and Dan Futterman Juliet Eurich Sarah M. Everitt ’92 James Farley and Shelley Neumeier Martha J. Fleischman + Andrew F. Fowler ’95 + Larry Fuchsman and Dr. Janet Strain + Mario J. Gabelli + Patti Galluzzi Drs. Michael and Susan Gaynon + Gary and Martha Giardina + Elissa Goldstone ’07 + Marian Goodman + Matthew M. Guerreiro and Christina Mohr + Mary Hackenbracht Daniel Haft Susan Hirschhorn and Arthur Klebanoff Matina S. Horner Bernard Hulin and Laura Berry Tessa Huxley and Andrew Reicher + Anthony Igel Arnold N. Iovinella Jr. + Roger D. Isaacs ’49 + Benjamin and Cathy Iselin + Estate of David R. Johns ’15 + Helene L. and Mark N. Kaplan + Zachary Karbell Josh Kaufman ’92 and Gregory Gibson + Ruth Keating-Lockwood ’92 and Anthony F. Lockwood ’94 + Kathleen K. Kelly and Bernard J. Ohanian + Mr. Randall and Dr. Katrena Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kimmelman Jesse Kohn + ^

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Jill and Peter Kraus + Xinyu Li Lin Lin Bryan I. and Leslie W. Lorber + Patricia Lowy and Dan Frank + Blake Lyon Gabriel A. Marks-Mulcahy ’05 MBA ’14 + David Matias + Beatrix and Gregor Medinger + Mollie Meikle ’03 and Nathan Smith + ^ Theo and Lisa Melas-Kyriazi Dr. John O. Meyerhoff and Lenel Srochi-Meyerhoff Marcus Q. Mitchell and Courtney F. Lee-Mitchell ’90 Julia Murphy Martin and Lucy Murray + Sam and Anthia Nickerson + Raymond Nimrod + Preetha K. Nooyi and Tara K. Nooyi + Dr. Daniel Fulham O’Neill ’79 + Christopher L. Paragamian ^ Dr. Richard Pargament ’65 + Samuel and Ellen Phelan + Joshua Radnor + Sanford R. Robertson Ted Ruthizer and Jane Denkensohn + Bruce Sagan and Bette Cerf Hill + Patricia Sapinsley Joan A. Schaffer ’75 + Mr. and Mrs. Irving Schlossberg Scott Sebastian Kendall Serota ’04 + John D. and Marsha A. Shyer Geoffrey W. Smith + David and Sarah Stack + Selda Steckler ’48 + Dexter Sun Shining Sung Allyson Tang Windfall Charitable ^ John L. Thomson + Taun Toay ’05 and Christine Diaz + Joseph Travaglione and Karin Travaglione + Olivia van Melle Kamp + Edith Van Slyck and James Hammond + Alexander W. White Jr. Lee S. Wilson Peter Yu Ying-Ying Yuan St. Stephen’s Society $1,000-2,499 Anonymous (40) Amanda G. Aaron Nadim Abuhaidar and Maggie Abuhaidar Cristina Almeida Jim and Meg Anderson + Wendy Anthony Eric J. Arnould ’73 Andy Aronson and Joanne Wynkoop Aronson + ^ Charles Geer Austin ’73 + Karen Axelsson + Rosalie Bacopoulos Ian and Margaret Ball Lawrence H. Bank Nancy Banks and Stephen Penman Amanda Bard and Jonathan Bard Arran Bardige and Chloe Lew Kay Barned-Smith and St. John Smith +

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Emily Barr and Scott Kane Valerie B. Barr and Susan Yohn + Barbara Baier Barré ’69 + Robert C. ’57 and Lynn A. Bassler + Dr. Allen W. Batteau ’68 Dr. Joseph Baxer and Barbara Bacewicz + Susan Bay-Nimoy Sean Beaudoin Linda J L Becker Prof. Jonathan and Jessica K. Becker + ^ Katherine Belendiuk Carolyn Bell Shelley G. Belling Gwynedd Smith Benders ’99 + ^ James and Laura Benedek + Bruce and Catherine Berg Roseanne and Arthur Berger Alice D. Berkeley + Hugo Berkeley + Kelli Bernhard and John Bernhard Joshua Bernstein Michael Bernstein Cheryl and John Bero Dorothy Berry + Prof. Daniel S. Berthold and Prof. Melanie B. Nicholson + ^ Austin P Bishop Jeffrey A. Bluestone and Leah Rosenkranz Bluestone + Susan Bokan Fay Bomberg and Daniel M. Kaplan Brian D. Bonnar ’77 + Annegret Botur and Freddie Botur Daniel J. Brassard ’84 + Barbara and Christopher Brody + Rakim Brooks Reginald Bullock Jr. ’84 + Sarah Burns and David McMahon Bruce and Bettina Buschel + John Canney and Sonia Laudi Kathryn Carlson Lindsay Davis Carr ’06 and John Carr + Marcy Carsey Kevin and Mary Casey + Jennifer and Lyle Casriel Drs. Mariana C. Castells and Bernardo J. Perez-Ramirez + Mary L Chandler MD Shi-Chung Chang and Huei-Min Su Kenneth Alan Cheitlin and Betsey Keeler Cheitlin Ellen J. Chesler and Matthew J. Mallow June W Choi and Family Andrew Y. Choung ’94 + Lisa Chow and Thomas Knoth David Clark Robert and Isobel Clark + The Clavier Family + Eileen and Michael Cohen + Erin Coryell ’99 Eleni Coundouriotis Jeremy Creelan John and Wendy Curtis Deirdre d’Albertis and Peter Joseph Gadsby + Richard Daggenhurst Carol and Michael J. Danaher Mira Dancy ’01 and Nicolas Max Rubinstein ’00 + Arianne Z. Dar Alicia Davis and Steve Ellis + Deirdre Davis + Joe Day and Nina Hachigian

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St. Stephen’s Society, cont. Gonzalo and Kathleen de Las Heras + Johan de Meij and Dyan Machan + Jason Del Col ’95 Michael J. Del Giudice and Jaynne Keyes Kim DesMarais ’73 + Dennis M. Desmond Avi Deutsch Curtis DeVito and Dennis Wedlick + Louise G. Dewhirst + Ira Diamant and Chari Smith Clement Dinsmore Carol Diuguid Michele Oka Doner and Fred Doner Judy Donner ’59 + Rt. Rev. Herbert A. and Mary Donovan Daniel J. Dorgan Dream Sequence Editions Malia K. Du Mont ’95 + James M. Eagen and Ellen Kimatian Eagen Anthony M. ’82 and Kristina E. ’83 Ellenbogen + Max S. Ellenbogen ’16 and Maeve Grogan Weber ’16 Elizabeth W. Ely ’65 + Tracey Emin Nolan English ’13 Zoe Evans Reinsch ’06 Anthony and Judy Evnin Randy Faerber ’73 and Harvey Walden + Beverly Fanger and Dr. Herbert S. Chase Jr. + Marjorie Feder ’53 + Arnold and Milly Feinsilber + Joshua and Caitlin Fine Gene S. Fisch Britton* and Melina Fisher + Linda A. Fisher Arthur and Susan Fleischer Jr. + Golda Fleischman Charlotte Feng Ford Kevin R. Foster ’92 and Donna Jarvis Brian and Lauren Frank Richard Frank ’74 + I. Joel Frantzman + Harvey and Mary Freeman + Dr. Sanford Friedman and Mrs. Virginia Howsam + Katherine Fulfer Gwendolyn Fyfe Dr. Mark D. Garfinkel Drs. Elizabeth A. Garofalo and Jeffrey S. Warren + Joshua S. Geraghty ’02 James M. Gillson + Leslie Gilstrap Jane S. Glucksman Carol Goldberg + Carlos Gonzalez and Katherine Stewart + Bruce Gordon + Jeff and Dana Gossett Dr. Terry Gotthelf + Philip Gourevitch ^ Dr. Theodora Rapp Graham Sallie Eichengreen Gratch ’57 + Francis Greenburger John Griffin and Lynn Richmond John M. Gross Eileen Guilfoyle and David Moody Rhonda Guinazzo + Amar and Padmini Gupta + Alexandre Guyot Garcia + ^

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Eric Haas and Chava Danielson Madelaine Haberman Thomas and Bryanne Hamill + Betsy Hammerman + Elizabeth Harrington Shelley and Steven Harris Nancy Hass and Bob Roe + Xiaosong He and Li Haomin Jane Heidgerd Garrick ’94 Tom Heman and Janelle Reiring Ydessa Hendeles Gisela T. and Dr. William R. Hendley + Caren Hendren Barbara S. Herst ’52 Michele L. Hertz ’81 and Lawrence B. Friedman + Fred and Jane Herzner + Sandra D. Hess Jerry B. Hicks Dr. Christine A. Hillegass ’75 + Nicholas Hippensteel ’09 and Lindsey Feinberg ’10 + Steve and Diane Hirschhorn Dr. Ann Ho ’62 and Dr. Harry Harper + Corinne Hoener ’06 and Christie Seaver ’06 + Frederic Hof Sonja Hood ’90 + Howard Horowitz and Alisse Waterston Vera and Richard Hough Elena and Fred Howard + Richard Hoyt Bill Hsieh and Amy Hsieh David and Lizzy Hsieh Dr. Dwayne Huebner + David H. Hughes Jr. Lam Hui and Shuk Shan Lee Joseph O. Iannacone ’93 Marsha Jackson Ann and Sandy Jacobson + George Jahn and Karen Kaczmar + Mark Janson Anna Jardine Elaine Johnson Beth Jones and Susan M. Simon + Gary and Joni Jones + Claire Anne Jordan ’05 Maryam Jowza ’01 + Danny Kahn Dr. Harriette Kaley BGC ’06 + Craig Kaplan and Anne Hess Dana Kaplan-Angle ^ Demetrios and Susan Karayannides + Burton R. Kassell + John S. M. Katzenbach ’72 and Madeleine Blais + Moises Kaufman and Jeffrey LaHoste Thomas W. and Angela Keesee III + Ruth Ketay and Rene Schnetzler + Bridget Kibbey Christopher W. and Parthenia R. Kiersted + Erica Kiesewetter + Robert R. Kilroy Joan Kim Katie Kitchen and Paul Kovach Andrew and Linda Kittler Paul B. Kopperl Danielle Korwin and Anthony DiGuiseppe + Helen LaKelly Hunt Laura E. Lambert and Conrad Gilliam + Steven and Deborah Lanser +

Lawrence Lau Jo Carole and Ronald Lauder + Erin J. Law ’93 + ^ Starling Lawrence + Damianos V. Lazaridis Giannopoulos ’13 + Robert N. Lear ’64 ^ Kristen Lengyel Nanette Lepore and Robert Savage Teena and Larry Lerner Gideon Lester and Tom Sellar + Dr. Steven A. Levy ’70 Philip Lewellen + Mark Lewis Dr. William V. Lewit ’52 and Gloria Lewit + Todd M. Li Aaron Lichtman ’86 + Robin Liebmann Wallack ’67 and Alan M. Wallack ’65 + Glenn Ligon + Laura Litwin + Frank H. Liu Christina and James Lockwood + Sue Lonoff de Cuevas Tyler J. Lory and Michael Rauschenberg Robert Losada Marjorie Louis Julia Lourie + Glenn and Susan Lowry + Prof. and Mrs. Mark Lytle + Lee Madden Amy and Thomas O. Maggs + Valarie M. ’06 + ^ Melody L. Malmberg and Joseph M. Rohde Thierry Marbach + Bonnie Marcus ’71 + Paul Marcus ’76 and Katherine Juda Robert W. Markell Robert Marrow ’62 + Patti Matheney Tonya Matthews Liese Mayer ’05 + Andrew and Dawn McClellan Amie McEvoy + Toni Wong McNicoll Dr. David Meikle + ^ Robert A. Meister Robert Z. Melnick ’70 and Suzanne Bunker + John S. and R. Geraldine Merriam Susan Merriam Robert Meyerson + Alan Miles Gilda “Cuqui” H. Moore Scot Moore ’14 T N ’18 Shawn Moore ’11 Helen Morgan Sherif and Mary Nada Jeffrey and Ora Nadrich Elena and Richard J. Nicholson + Andrea G. and Christopher H. Nielsen Sasha Noe ’91 Dr. Abraham and Gail Nussbaum + Sarah and Jamie O’Donnell + Paul W. Oakley Wendy Olsoff Martha J. Olson Drs. Catherine and David Orentreich + Jane E. Osgood ’75 + Sally J. Oviatt ’04 and Zach Wallace Daisy and David Paradis Patricia Pei

Benjamin and Jessica Pemstein Debra R. Pemstein and Dean Vallas + Bryan Perkinson Noah and Stephanie Perlman Sharifa E. Perry Rina and Bill Pertusi Daniel Peterson Setti-Semhal Petros ’03 Claire Phelan ’11 and Gary Price + ^ Roger Phillips ’53 + Estate of William Pitkin ’49 + Susan Pollack ’70 + Tracy Pollock ’07 + ^ Sarah Poor Adelman ’90 and Michael Adelman ’90 + Paul Popenoe Jr. + Lesley Post Rosa Powe James Putnam ^ Enayat Qasimi ’96 Anna Rabinowitz and Martin J. Rabinowitz Janice H. Rabinowitz ’51 Ravidran Rajakumar Dave and Julia Ralston Betty Rauch + Hope Reeves Becky Reno and Ed Peavy Steven Richards ’72 Howard Rieger and Beverly Siegel Charles H. Rigg and Nancy J. Snudden + Joseph Risse and Sharon Risse Seema Sami Rizvi and Syed I. Rizvi Bonita Roche B. A. Rogers + Jeanne and Nicolas S. Rohatyn Deedie Rose Dr. George D. Rose ’63 + Glen and Denise Ross Jim and Eliza Rossman Barbara and Jonathan Roth + Ellen J. and Paul N. Roth Dr. Elizabeth Sackler Ann and Paul Sagan Thea Mohr Saks ’87 + ^ Barbara M. and Michael S. Satow Jeffrey Scales Gale and Paul J. Schaefer Dr. David C. Schiffman ’61 + Marc and Jodi Schneider + Herman Schoen and Lucille Schoen Donna and Steven Schragis Brian Schreiber and Lynn Schreiber David A. Schulz + Elisabeth Semel ’72 and James Thomson + ^ Mohammed Serdah Virgina M. Sermier Dr. Marguerite S. Shaffer and Bennett M. Jacks Andrew Shapiro and Nancy Weigner Barbara L. Shapiro + Robin Shapiro and Katherine Levin + Polina Shchukina and Alexander Moseley Jennifer Shykula ’96 and Thomas Ochs + Drs. Bettina Siewert Teich and Douglas L. Teich + Michael Sirotta and Janet Sirotta Judith R. Sizer Ellynne Skove Gwenn Smaxwill Gary Smith


Nancy W. Smith + Stephen H. Smith Edward Snowdon and Duffy Violante + Karina Solares and Jorge Solares Deirdre and Darrol Solin + Stephen N. Sollins ’90 + James and Noell Sottile + Clive A. Spagnoli ’86 and Theresa Dimasi + Morgan Stark Darcy Stephens + Katharine Parks Sterling Benjamin Stone + Laurie Storm Mark Street ’86 and Lynne Sachs + Maryann B. Sudo Vivian Sukenik + Robin Supplee and Mike Derzon Prof. Alan N. Sussman + James and Victoria Sutton Puneet Talwar and Sarosh Sattar + Angelea Tanis Arthur and Jeannette Taylor + John Taylor and Julian Arcila + Lynn Tepper ’74 + Paul Jonathan Thompson ’93 + William Mark Thompson Helene Tieger ’85 and Paul Ciancanelli + Linda and Mark Toby Dr. Toni-Michelle C. Travis ’69 + Lora L. Tredway ’71 + Mandy Tumulty ’94 + Leigh and Jonathan Tunick ’58 + Nancy Y. Urban ’91 Aaron Vagts Christophe and Anne-Gaelle Van de Weghe Susan Van Kleeck ’78 + Mac Van Wielingen Prof. Marina van Zuylen and Stephan Wolohojian + Elizabeth VanZandt + Robert and Mary Vermylen + Pierpaolo Vidali ’04 + ^ Cynthia Wachtell and Jeff Neuman Marc N. Waldor ’77 Susan Walker Studio, LLC Dr. Kristin B. Waters ’73 + Kirk and Angela Watson Drs. Elisabeth and Richard Waugaman + ^ David N. Weinraub and Amanda J. Kercher + Dr. Zoe Weinstein + John B. Weinstein and Brian L. Mikesell + David Weiss ’86 and Martina Arfwidson + Ingo Weiss Anne Wellner de Veer ’62 + Hon. Rebecca Westerfield + Marcia Wharton MD and S. Paul Smith Tom Willingham ’70 David C. Wilson Richard and Dee Wilson + Arthur Wineburg ’64 Alison Winter Dr. Michael C. Wolf Laurie Wolfert Dr. Emanuel C. Wolff MD ’56 + Florence Wolohojian + Eric Wong Lucinda M. and Phillip M. Woolery Molly Woolery

Sara Wotman Guang Yang Begum Yasar + Andrew J. Yoon ’94 + Genevieve Young Kate and Bill Young Beverley D. Zabriskie + Andrew Zack ’75 and Carolyn G. Rabiner ’76 + Deborah H. and Dr. Michael G. Zahn + Bill Zifchak + Michael Zimmerman ’59 + Joshua Zion and Adi Shamir Friends $500-999 Anonymous (33) Peter Aaron ’68 Michelle Aboodi ’18 Janet Abraham Dana Agmon Joseph Ahern and Leland Midgette Amanda L. Aiken Richard Allen ’67 + Sawyer Altman and Tamara Mekler Ross Amico Claire Angelozzi ’74 + ^ Richard Armstrong and Dorsey Waxter + Jane Evelyn Atwood ’70 + Amy Bachelder Jeynes ’90 and Scott Jeynes ’90 + Mary I. Backlund and Virginia Corsi + Agnieszka Balaban Barbano Family Richard Bogart Barber and Ann Hathaway Schaetzel + Richard Barker Alicia Barraza and Doug Van Zandt + Lionel R. Barrow ’11 + Jerome Barth Douglas L. Bayer Grace Beneviste Dottie Bennett Ellen and Ed Bernard Jesika Berry + Lily Berthold-Bond David Matthew Bisson ’14 Silvia C. Blasini ’86 Chandra Bourne Karin Bowhall Terence C. Boylan ’70 Andy Schonebaum and Chava Brandriss Carol Anne Braun Juliet Braver and Ira Haskell + Dr. Alan S. Brenner and Mrs. Ronni C. Brenner ’64 George B. Brewster ’70 and Alison Russell Denise Bricker ’85 + Jane A. Brien ’89 + ^ Nathaniel J. Brown and Patreese A. Martin Andrea Buchbinder Brent Buell Gary P. Buonanno and Susan M. Danaher + Sally E. Burrell and David F. Sorensen Matthew P. Morris VAP ’12 + ^ Jinliang Cai Dr. Maureen Callahan and Steve M. Victore Jane Carleton Matthew Carnicelli and Brian Lange

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Jenny Carragher Laura A. Caruso ’86 + ^ Steven M. Cascone ’77 + Stephanie Chang Lydia Chapin and David Soeiro + Ronald Chase ’56 + Andrew Chignell + ^ Andy Cho Michael Choy and Shannon Moffett Prof. Robert Cioffi + Allison Clark + Nancy Clark and Tobi Bergman + Kristin L. Cleveland ’91 Tim Clifford ’91 + Stanley Cohen Courtney Collins ’73 Gary N. Comorau ’68 + ^ Prof. Ben W. Coonley MFA ’03 + Drs. Joanna A. Cooper and Charles H. Pollack Margaret S. and Philip H. Carboy Jr. Prof. Frank Corliss and Ms. Kayo Iwama + Allen Coulter Waylon Coy Eric John Crahan ’96 and Sarah Elizabeth Smirnoff ’96 + Mr. and Mrs. Bill Craig Erich Cramer + ^ Harriet Croman Mary Ann Curran James and Carole Daley Blythe Danner ’65 + William W. Darrow Jr. and Amelia Erickson Nicole M. de Jesús ’94 + ^ Mary Dearborn Anne DeBevoise and Philip Gibney Michael DeCola James DeGraffenreidt and Mychelle Farmer Elizabeth Dempsey ’05 Maureen and Giorgio DeRosa Laurie Dien and Alan Yaillen Helen A. Dietz Barbara Dinsmore Dr. Michele Dominy and Ms. Martha Gearhart J. Jeffrey Donahue Daniel Donohue and Bonnie T. Goad + ^ Jacqueline Douglas + Prof. Ellen Driscoll Gayle Dublin Deborah Duke and Steven Rosenberg Dunbar Family Dr. Marian F. Dunn ’60 Elizabeth W. Easton + Lance Ehrenberg and Terry Sidell + Wallace Shawn and Deborah Eisenberg + Mary Jo Emanuele Tyler Emerson-Dorsch CCS ’08 Elizabeth English ’93 Amanda Ervin Emily Escalante ’96 Nicole J. Fanarjian ’90 Elizabeth Faulkner and Walter Brett Julie A. Fee Mark L. Feinsod ’94 + ^ Naomi B. Feldman ’53 + Robert A. Feldman + Julie Fels ’92 + Denise Feng ’10

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Michael and Susan Feng + Jack Fenn ’76 + ^ Maura Fitzgerald Jainschigg Barbara Grossman Flanagan ’60 + Janice and William Forsyth + Elaine Frankle + Daniel Friedman ’66 + Greg and Amanda Friedman Rev. Charles D. Friou ’46 Linda Gamble and Mike Zisman + Jen Gaudioso ’95 + ^ David Geissler Thomas Gerety and Adelia Moore David and Nancy Gernert Helena and Christopher Gibbs + ^ Elizabeth Gilbert + Maxine and Marvin Gilbert + Laura and William Glasgall + Jin Xun Goh ’12 + Jay Golan and Rabbi Barat Ellman + Tristan D. Golas ’01 + ^ Dr. Judy Gold and Dr. Jeffrey Sacks + Alan and Sheryl Goldberg Amy A. ’90 and Benjamin J. ’91 Goldberg + Stephanie A. Goldfine Katherine Gould-Martin and Robert L. Martin + Jeffrey M. Gregory + Michael A. Gregory ’08 Mark A. Gross ’69 and Hannah S. Gross ’71 + William S. Gross Prof. Marka Gustavsson and Prof. John Halle + Lisa B. Hackner Stedman and Scott L. Stedman Peter H. Haffenreffer ’18 Karen Hagberg and Mark Jackson Michael Haggerty ’01 and Stephanie S. Rabins ’01 + J. Ben Ali and Mimi Haggin Bethany A. Halford ’97 + William Hamel ’84 and Juliet D. Wolff + Linda and David Hamlin Laura Bailis and Patrick Handler Rosemary and Graham Hanson + The Office of Undergraduate Education, Harvard College Kimberly Harvey Dr. William L. Harwood + Nancy Hathaway + Tyson Helder ^ Margaret Hempel + Derek B. Hernandez ’10 + ^ Orin Herskowitz Gisela Hobson Jeremy Hockenstein and Joanna Samuels Mary Burns Hoff ’73 + Gaye Hoffman and Steven Tiger Miller Hoffman Inge Schneier Hoffmann ’50 + Martin Holub and Sandra Sanders + Jenny Holzer Jan Hopkins and Dr. Richard Trachtman + Kim Hopper + Stacy Horn Koch and Thomas Koch + ^ Taylor How William Hsieu Feng Hu Ingrid Blaufarb Hughes ^

* Deceased

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Friends, cont. Amy Husten and James Haskin + Albert Hwang Benjy Hyman David W. Jacobowitz ’65 and Linda Rodd Rajive I. Jayawardhane ’94 + William K. Johannes ’70 + ^ Dana and Michael Jones Karen G. Jones Julie B. Just Dr. Stephanie Kadison Dr. Leslie and David Kaelbling Eben I. Kaplan ’03 + Jennifer Kaplan Jeffrey and Mary Katz + Charlotte Mandell Kelly ’90 and Robert Kelly + Jessica Post Kemm ’74 + John and Sally Kendrick Zachary Kenner ’06 and Julia Wick + Anna Kenoff Debra Kenyon Theresa Kim Chris Kirshbaum Gabriella Kiss + Zachary Kitnick MFA ’07 Ben Kleinbaum ’09 + Kim Knowlton Polly Kornblith and Mike Newman + Ken Kosakoff ’81 + Neil Kotey ’91 + Scott and Abbigail Kriebs Peter A. Kuper and Betty H. Russell + ^ Robert James Kurilla + Tess Landon ’10 + Joan Langmack Jill and Stephen Larson Alfred J. Law and Glenda A. Fowler Law David and Deborah Lawrence + Alexa Lennard ’04 + Elise and Jeffrey Lennard Catherine K. and Les Levine + Andrew Jay Levinson and Deborah Reik + Alyson Levy Dr. Jeffrey Levy ’67 + Maureen and Thornton Lewis + Huaixi Li and Haiyan Song Ping Li Eric Lichtenfeld Diane Liftig Saslow ’70 + Ann Lillya and Ian McFarland Yabo Lin Marilyn Lindenbaum ’69 + Barbara Lindheim Helen and William E. Little Jr. Dong Liu and Xiaomei Song Eric Rosenblum and Titi Liu Sarah E Livingston Robert Lonergan Lumey Family Edward and Judith Lund + Yuexi Ma ’14 Andrew Maas and Maria Vivar + Janet S. MacMillan ’85 Victoria Madonna James Maggio and Shayna Rich ^ Michael Maher and Yvonne Schmitz Imteaz Ibne Mannan ’97 Anya Manning and Elie Lehmann + Barbara and William Maple + Deanne Marein-Efron ’61 Dionisio Martins ’07 and Anna Neverova ’07 + ^

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Ivana Masimore Jon Massey ’85 + ^ Barbara and Tom Mathieson + Rachel M. Mauro Julie A. McConnell Charlotte McIver and James N. Perlstein + Richard McKinley Walter R. Mead Carolyn Mebert and Arnet Taylor + Jonathan C. Medow Dinaw Mengestu ^ Kimberly P. Messenger and William G. Messenger Jeanne Messing and Fred Walsh Barbara L. and Arthur Michaels + Kara L. Miller ’93 Kassandra Miller Richard Miller and Julia Strand Lawrence Molinaro and Whitney Redding Michael J. Moran + Sarah Mosbacher ’04 + ^ Diana J. Moser ’85 + Ramy Nagy ’05 and Mia McCully ’07 + Lisa M. and Dr. Thomas R. Nash Ted and Sara Naureckas Leslie Mitchell Nelson Marion Nestle + Elizabeth A. Nicholas ’70 Daniela Ninov ’10 Bethany Nohlgren ^ Joy Nolan Barbara Z. and Richard Novick + Dorothy Novick and Peter Kenney Daniel O Tim O’Brien Claudia B. and Thomas M. O’Connell Sean F. O’Neill ’97 + Ikechukwu Oji Karen G. Olah ’65 + Keri O’Shea Marilyn and Peter Oswald + Amy and Jeffrey Palmer + Nicole R. Pamani MBA ’20 Laura Pangallozzi Cynthia Pansing Dimitri and Rania Papadimitriou Liza Parker and Frank Migliorelli Karen and Vincent Parrinello + Rachel Pearsall ’97 Elizabeth D. Perez Jim Perlstein and Lolly McIver + Martha Custis Peter Graham Phillips Matthew H. Phillips ’91 Scott D. Phillips Filipe Pianetti and Simone Tatsch Albrecht Pichler + Susan R. Playfair ’62 + Amanda Pollak Amy and Bob Poster Joanna Pousette-Dart + Mary Lynn Powers Francine Prose and Howie Michaels Clint Pross and Amy Ecker ^ Dr. Marlena Purchiaroni and Mr. Jason Smith Kristina Rashid Joan Redmond Jennifer T. Reeves ’93 and William Wu + Catherine K. and Fred Reinis + Susan and Joseph Reisert

Jane L. Richards + Craig Risinger Brad and Trina Robertson William S. Robinson and Keting Chu Vincent E. Roca and Kristin Roca Will Rogers ’70 Peter Rohslau Anne Rorimer + Dr. Robert M. Rose ’57 Ken Roth Leah Rugen and Andy Boral Mildred Ruiz-Sapp ’92 and Steven W. Sapp ’89 John Ruskay and Robin Bernstein Philip A. Russotti Esq. + Senator and Mrs. Stephen Saland Laura and Adam Saltman Jim Salvucci ’86 and Marie Sennett + Mary Byrna Sanger and Harry Alan Katz Louise A. Sarezky ’66 + Enid Satariano Martin Schenker ’72 + Jean and Frederick Schroeder Linda Schwab-Edmundson + Andrew Segal Howard M. Sendrovitz and David C. Sinclair Fekade Sergew and Kara Sulmasy Laurent Serog and Kumiko Terao Mrs. Johanna Shafer ’67 and Rev. Michael Shafer ’66 Mr. and Mrs. Edward Shapiro Eleanore Beale Shaver ’70 Mike Shea ’75 + Alexandra E. Sheedy and Becket Lansbury ’16 + ^ Jiguang Shen Ellen Silbergeld + Claire Silberman Alex Simons ’08 + Laura Skoler Peter Slocum and Ann Sayers Richard W. Smith Fran D. Smyth + John L. Solomon ’58 and Ruth L. Solomon ’57 Susan Somerville-Hawes and Gregg Hawes Marcia and David Speck Jennifer Joli Spirer ’68 Martha S. Sproule Jeremy Steinberg Janet E. Stetson ’81 + ^ John A. W. Stevens ’94 + ^ Jonathan and Karen Stillerman Deanne Stone Ben Strubel + The Stutzman Family Subramani Seetharama and Lavanya Subramani Patricia F. Sullivan + Catherine Susser and Jacques Luiggi + Monty Swaney + Clinton K. Swett Anne Bennett Swingle Anne Taylor Dr. Naomi Parver Taylor ’62 + Erica Teasley Linnick and Mitchell Linnick Michael S. Terris Susan Terris Patricia Thatcher + Kristen Thorne

The Hon. Herman H. Tietjen Liza Todd Tivey Judith Tolkow and Leland Woodbury + Wai Quon Tom ’05 Rich Tomlinson and Yingxi Fu Stephen B. Tremaine ’07 and Karen E. Gardner ’12 + Alexis Tristan Colleen Tully + Patrick C. and Valerie Turlan + ^ Karen Unger + ^ Toby Usnik and Harlan Bratcher Lucia Vail Drs. Michael J. Vanni and Maria J. Gonzalez Harold E. Varmus + John Vincent Elizabeth von Klemperer ’14 + Suzanne Vromen + Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner Dr. Ellen S. Waldinger Fredrick Warshall PhD ’66 + Tom Watson Barry Weeks Mary and Ron Weinstein + Paul H. Weinstein ’73 Lois F. Weitzner ’49 + Peter Wells Lynne Beringer White ’75 + Aida and Albert Wilder + Holly Wilkerson Helena Witkowski Brian Wong + ^ Hing Wong and Jean Z. Wong Ann Wood Prof. Japheth Wood and Mariel del Carmen Fiori ’05 + Asher Woodbury Diana and David Woolner Nora Wu Jacob Jagop Yahiayan Huoy-Ming Yeh Qing and Shan Shan Yeh Hansong Zhang and Sally Y. Shi F. Anthony and Sally Auer Zunino Supporters Up to $499 Luc Aalmans and Abigail Erdmann Tarliena Aamir-Balinton and E. R. Balinton Maureen Abell Dr. and Mrs. Basil Abeysekara Adele Abide Michael Abram The Abramov Family Lisa Bernstein Abramovich ’71 Salma Abu Ayyash Gerald F. and Rebecca L. Abualy + Gia Accardi Cherie Acierno Martha Ackelsberg Denise A. Ackerman Brian Ackley ’02 and Lisa Farjam ’00 Caleb Ackley Ellen Adams ’78 + James and Cheryl Adams Lisa Adams Ricci Adams Samantha Adams ’89 + Chris Adamson and Gladys Perez + Beth Shaw Adelman ’74 ^


Dr. Ernest Adelman Lauren Adelman and Sergio Perez + Kathryn M. Adorney + Elizabeth Aeschlimann Gulce Agirkaya Matthew Roman Agosto ’19 Cathleen Ahearn Rich Ahlberg Shahara Ahmad-Llewellyn Syed Shafi Ahmed and Ambereen Ahmed Suhnne Ahn David and Elizabeth Aho Muhitdin Z. Ahunhodjaev and Elisabeth K. Boylan + Enid Ain and Richard Rizzo Ebolutalese Airewele ^ John and Mara Aistars Artun Ak ’20 Jeffrey Akeley + James Akerberg and Larry Simmons Torey Akers ^ Patricia Akhimie Laurieann and Salman Aladin Jose Alarcon + Tomas Alarcon BCEP ’14 Carol and Ross Albert Charlotte M. Albert Theodore Albert + Donald Alberti Dorothy C. Albertini ’02 MFA ’08 + Betsaida Alcantara ’05 Abigail K. Alcott + The Alden-Herrods Russ Alderson and Liz Titone Mary Aldous Dinko Aleksandrov ’09 Nenad Aleksic Jason B. ’87 and Rachel ’85 Alemany Coleen M. Alexander ’00 and Matthew Alexander + Margaret B. Alexander ’68 and Richard A. Alexander ’68 + Yisely Alexander ^ Katerina Alexandraki Simeon Alexis and Kathryn Moore Marley C. Alford ’17 William Allan Timothy Allanbrook Kelly Allard Anne Wallace Allen ’87 Carol I. Allen Edith Allen Emilia Allen ’07 Frederick Allen Gemma G. Allen ’20 Robert P. Allen Stanley Allen and Polly Allen Susan H. Allen Tim Allen and Erica Baum William Allen Chloe Almour-Kramer + Elena Alschuler ’06 and Max Parness Daniel Alterman Anita Altman Daniel Altschuler Patrick Alvarez Luke Amentas ’02 + Saul Amezcua ’19 Joseph and Nancy Amiel Kostas Anagnopoulos MFA ’99 and Jesse James ’94 + ^ Arshes Anasal and Dena M. Davis + ^

Frank S. and Susan Anastasi ^ Carol Lynn Anderson Jacqueline Anderson Joseph Anderson Linda Anderson ’81 Lydia Anderson ’03 + ^ Qin-Hong and Garrett Anderson Sarah Andrews Anna Andrusenko-Everette John Anella Julia Aneshansley Samuel Angell Kevin Larkin Angioli Eric Angles MFA ’07 Alexandra Angove Eric Angress Monica Angulo Dr. Lionel Anicette MD Sara Ansari BGC ’10 Jeffrey Antevil + Elaine M. Anton-Lotruglio Dr. Jean M. Antonucci ’76 + Ajit I. Antony and Liza Antony Margaret Anzalone ^ Jose A. Aponte ’73 and Cynthia Reyes Aponte + Charles F. and Erica Appel + Patricia Appel Hilary Appelman Matthew Apple ’94 Sharon B. Applegate Kaitlyn Appleman ’12 Akiko Arai Pavlides Birgitta A. Arapakis Kelly Archer Dana Archer-Rosenthal Brandon Archuleta ^ F. Zeynep Aricanli ’85 + Martin Arick + Diego Arispe-Bazan ’05 Brent Stephen Armendinger ’96 Prof. Myra B. Armstead + Judith Arner ’68 Susan Arnett Andrew B. Arnold Dr. Bruce Arnold ’71 Johnna Arnold ’96 Marie Arnold Katie Arntson ^ Eric S. and Gayle Arnum + Gustav Henry Aronson James Aronson Joshua J. Aronson and Maria Bachmann + Judy and Mark Aronson Paul Aronson Nina Aronzon and Karl Rizzo Henry M. and Paulina R. Arruda + Matthew R. Arruda Richard Arum and Joan Malczewski + Larry Arvidson Antony Ascione MAT ’16 Paulos Ashebir Lakew ’09 Ethan Ashley Frances Ashley Kyra Assaad and Warren Tappe Jack Aston ^ Manuel Astruc Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Atkins + Cynthia Atkison Susan Auchincloss Arthur Auclair Jr. Maureen Aurigemma

Margaret and John Bard Society members’ names are bolded |

Michele Aurora Mr. and Mrs. Jack Auspitz + Ira Austin Joyce Austin David Avallone ’87 Etai Aviel + Arthur Aviles ’87 + Judith Axe and Mark Fitterman Margaret Aylward ^ Elizabeth Ayoola ^ Rowena Azada-Palacios Parker Aziz Joey Azoulai ^ Daniella Azulai ’17 Shane B. ^ Steven H. Bach and Frances M. Maenza Andy Bachman ^ Peter Baehr Jonathan Bagg Cathy M. Baiardi + Gilbert Bailey II Moira Bailey and Thomas Duffy Deborah Siegel Baker Kayla Baker Michael Baker + Mr. and Mrs. Louis Baker Therese Balagna Declan Baldwin Noah J. Baldwin Sarah Baldwin ^ Sybil Baldwin David Balinsky Oleg Balitskiy Susan Ball + Dominick Balletta G L Jason Baluyut Townsend Bancroft Dennis Banks The Banks Family Mary Beth and John P. Bankson III Frank Brown Tamar Banner Mari Baquir Zela L. Barandiaran Susan and William Barbash Louise Barber Nancy Barber and William Stone + X Theodore Barber Lorraine Barde Angela Bardeen ’97 Mary Bardis Michael Barickman and Catherine Eskin Tamar Barkay David Barker Dr. Donald Barker + Judith Barlow Laura Barlow CCS ’10 Lorna Barnes + Michel Baron ^ Scott Baron MD ’74 + Bruce Barratt ’75 Beth Barrett William G. Barrett Deborah Barrow Jen Barry ’11 ^ Mark Barry Thomas Bartscherer David Basche Regine Basha CCS ’96 Bruce Bashford + Lisa Basile and David Rosenblatt Dr. Joseph Bass + Randall J. T. Bass ’82

+ Donor has given for three or more consecutive fiscal years

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^ Monthly recurring donor

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Susan Bass ’69 Suzanne R. Bass Ms. Idara E. Bassey, Esq. Reet Bassi ’17 John Bassler + Alex Basson Andrew and Kyoko N. Bata Matthew Bateman + ^ Karin Bates Timand Bates ’02 + Veta Bates ’04 Prof. Laura D. Battle and Chris Kendall ’82 + Alexandra Batzdorf ’16 Rob Bauer ’63 + Catherine B. Baum ’20 Diane W. Baum Jonathan and Roberta Baum Jonathan M. and Susanna B. Baum ^ Kaye and George Baum Stephanie Bauman ’05 and Bjorn Quenemoen ’03 Alice Bauza Phineas Baxandall + ^ Peggy M. Bayard ’17 The Bayer Family Marc and Pauline Baylin Beth Baylis Gregg T. Bayne and Catherine Lightfoot Shila Bayor Jill Lundquist and Douglas Baz + Elizabeth A. Bazler + Sheila R. Beall Robert Beard Catherine Beason David J. and Susan R. Beattie + Alex B. Beatty ’19 Belinha Beatty ’69 Suzanne M. Beaumont and Kevin S. Lasher + Brenden Beck ’07 + Carol and Steven Beck Rachel Beck ^ Laurie Beckelman Carol Becker + Daniel Becker ’10 Dr. Alvin and Arlene Becker Dr. Johanna K. Becker ’60 + Hannah Becker ’11 + ^ Jeffrey S. Becker ’88 + Olga Becker ^ Sophie Becker Jerusha Beckerman ’07 Valeria Bednarikova Brendan A. Beecher ’13 + Harrison Beer ’14 Melissa Benson and Kieran Beer + Eric R. Bees ^ Thomas Begich ’82 + David Behl Lynn Behrendt ’81 + Marlene Behrmann Cohen and David C Plaut Rachel Belanger Chris A. Belardi and Joyce A. Capuano + Julie Bindeman Belgard ’00 Betsey Bell Dwight Bell John Bell Joshua A. Bell ’98 + LouAnn Bell and Adam Walker Michael Bell ’82 + Richard Bell

* Deceased

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Supporters, cont. Sophie Bell and Joseph Entin Susan Bell Neil M. Bellinson Paige Bellissimo Anna Belliveau Renate Belville Christopher Bemis Raphael Ben-Yehuda ’88 Oz Benamram Nancy Hays Bendiner and Kenneth Paul Bendiner Melissa T. Benedek ’21 Emily Benedetto ’02 + Cathy Benedict + Karen Benezra ’04 Seyla Benhabib Jeannette G. Benham ’12 + ^ Andrew Benjamin Ernst Benjamin Steven Benjamin Tom Benjamin ’61 Martine Benmann and Ilya Levinson Gail L. and Herbert A. Bennett + Jennifer Bennett ’84 + ^ Marlyne Bennett Renaldo Bennett Steven Bennish ’82 Charles Bennison Tanya Berezin Brendan Berg ’06 + Vern Bergelin + Estate of William E. Berger ’17 + Andy and Louise Bergman Carol Bergson Warren H. Bergstrom Samara Berk Drs. Jonathan P. Berkey and Vivien E. Dietz Hannah Berkman Irene Berkman Maddy Berkman Sarah Berkman Josanna Berkow and David Badtke Beth A. Berkowitz Evelina and David Berman Katherine Bermingham Stephen Bermingham Frits Bernards Erika Bernich Amanda Pays Bernsen Roger Bernstein and Nicole A. Gordon Suzanne Bernstein Marissa Bernstein-Gimeno ’96 + Stephanie G. Beroes Joseph Berrios Katherine Berry Edith Bers Henry Berszinn + Tom Berthoff and Lisa Kraus Robert Bertoletti + Wyatt Bertz ’13 + ^ Alan Best Elizabeth Bettigole Alexandra Bettina ’11 Robert Betts Dale A. Beverly Christina Bevilacqua ’81 + Allen Reid Beyer and Roger Persell Ronit Bezalel Lynn Martell and Ira Bezoza Jimmy Bhatt and Seema Bhatt Nandini Bhattacharya Samrat Bhattacharya

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Rosemary Bialek Frank Bianco Matthew and Marie Bianco + Sally T. Bickerton ’89 + James Bielaczyc and Kevin King Marvin Bielawski + Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bieler Jennifer Biener ’12 Joseph Biernat MAT ’09 Rico Bilangi ’72 + Natalie Billick Sherry Billig Alice Billings Montana Billings and William Kennedy John Bingham Richard Binkele Amy Bird Emilie Bishop ’05 Stacy Bisignano William Bissell Kim Bistrong ’89 Michael E. Bitterman Cara Black ’13 George D. and Sharon A. Black + Sophie Cabot Black Elysa Blacker Andrea J. ’92 and David A. ’91 Blacklow Dr. and Mrs. Robert S. Blacklow Clare Blackmer ’89 Dr. Marge and Edward Blaine + Donald Blais Scott Blakely Robert Blakney Judith Blancher Gabriel Blau ’02 + Laurence Blau and Karen Johnsen Lisa Sanger Blinn ’92 Larry Bliss Douglas Bloch ^ Emma Bloch J. W. Blood Catherine Bloom David Bloom’13 GCP ’15 + ^ Molly Northrup ’94 and Jabe Bloom ’95 Anna J. Bloomer ’87 and D. Tessier Diane and Ronald Blum + David Blumel and Sharon E. Garbe ’83 + Prof. Leonard Blussé Sasha Boak-Kelly and John T. Kelly + Drs. Elizabeth A. Bobrick and Andrew S. Szegedy-Maszak Katya R. Bock ’65 Shane Bockman ^ Sarah Bodin Eva Bodula ’99 Connor Boehme ’17 Reinhild Boehme and Kevin Kautenburger James Bogen Mohammad Mubasil Bokhari ’19 Jessica Bol Joyce H. Bol Rana J. Boland ’98 Kera Bolonik Carla Bolte ’71* Cindy Bomzer-Stein Terence Bonace Joann Marie Bonafede Sarah B. Bonder ’20 Sarah Bonelli ’05 + Stephen K. Bonnett ’07 Katherine Louise Bonnie ’18 Mary Bonvillain

Caroline Bookhout Garvin Boonsong ^ Nora and John Boothby Linda Marie Borgersen Rufus Botzow ’69 + Paul Bourelly David Bourgeois and Neslihan Danisman Morgen M. Bowers ’90 + Norman Bowie Kendra L. Bowker and Judson M. Slack Charles Boxenbaum ’63 and Susanna Briselli Brad Boyce Miriam and Steven Boyce Britta Boyer Mary Brabeck Anne L. and Philip K. Bradford Julia Bradford William S. Bradford Martha Schwartz Bragin ’68 + Derek J. Brain ’92 Lisa and Robert Brainard + Robert Brainin Betsy Brand Nathaniel Brand Phoebe S. Brand ’20 Rev. James and Suzanne Brandis Andrea B. Brands David Brangaitis + Alyssa Brasse ’18 Kimberly G. Braswell + Sachi Brathwaite Carol Braun Eli Braun and Alyce Thompson Florian Brautigam Taylor Brean Samantha R. Brechlin ’12 Dawn Breeze Alexander J. Breindel ’17 Althea Brennan Jennifer L. Brennan Claudine Brenner + Kathy E. Brennessel Frances P. and Jonathan Brent Martin I. Bresler John Gerard Brett Eileen P. and Paul Brickner Jeff and Wendy Bricmont Bennett Brier and Betty Littrell Norman Brier and Ida Sperr Brier Emma Brinkman ’09 and Benjamin Eskind ’10 MAT ’21 + Meredith Brinkmann Carey Christina R. Brinzac ’20 Patrick and Missy Briody Malcolm and Ronae Brock Daniel Brocker Jerry and Brenda Brockett Melanie Broder Geraldine Brodsky + Martha Ann Brody Hans Broekhuisen + ^ Arielle Wiener-Bronner ’15 + Helen Brooks Matthew Brophy ’02 + Ellen Broselow and Daniel Finer Melissa and Aaron Broudo Cynthia Ellen Brouker Kristen Brouker Ann Brown Carole Brown + David H. Brown Desmond Brown +

Donald Brown + Hannah M. Brown ’16 Joy and Timothy Brown ^ Ken Brown, Abby Schultz, and Adam Brown ’17 + Kent Brown and Nat Thomas Leslye D. Brown Mary Kay Brown Summer Brown Tamara Brown Richard Browne ’87 Jesse Browner ’83 and Judith Clain Shannon Browning-Mullis ^ Jared Brubaker Lenore Bruce + Julie Bruck and Lewis G. Buzbee + Anne B. Brueckner Gillian Brundrett Mark Brungs and Dolorosa Arrumm-Brungs Ludwig Brunner Maia T. Bruno-Basaing Mr. and Mrs. David Brush Deborah D. Bruskin and Sam Bruskin Samuel Bruskin ’67 Brad Bryan Heidi Bryson Charlotte Buchanan Robert Buckles Laura and JP Buckley Thomas J. Buckley and Jasmine M. Shumanov ^ Dr. and Mrs. Arnold Bucove Carishma Budhu David Buehl Sheila Buff Kenneth Buhler Stephanie Buller ^ Bee Bumble Richard Bump Lola E. Buncher ’20 Kristin Bundesen ’81 Lori Buonocore Norah Burden Joanne Maaloe Burdick ’54 + Michael Burgevin ’10 Charles F. Burghard and Laurie J. Postlewate Raymond W. Olgesby ’98 and Caroline D. Burghardt ’97 Michael Burkart Eavan Burke Griffin Burke ’15 John Burke and Dr. Sarah Hahn-Burke Phoebe Burke and Spencer Burke Suzuki-Burke Family Sharon Burklund + Aisha Burnes MFA ’10 and Katherine Hubbard ’10 Richard W. Burnett LCSW ’65 Siondueh Burnette ’15 Barbara A. Burns PhD Deirdre Burns Dyllon Burnside Leslie Burnstead Phil Burpee + Hannah Burque ’01 + Dr. Margaret Burroughs + Jeffrey and Ellyn Burstein Kathryn Busch Barbara E. Bush Harold Bush + Colette deBakker


Kevin Buso Serra Butash Butensky Family Tayler Butler ’17 J. Button Michael Byer and Doreen Creshine Brooke A. Byrne ’85 + Lisa C. Maria Cabildo Robert C. Caccomo ’81 Arthur Cady and Betsy Cawley Nora Cady ’17 Elisa Caffrey ’15 Sara Caffrey Smith ’79 and Dr. Louis W. Smith Alexandra Cain Joan and William Cain + Joe and Meg Cairo + Dana Calbi and Gregory Calbi Robert and Sandra Callaghan + Mark S. Callahan ’78 Jamie Callan ’75 Jasmine Callaway Paul Calogerakis Ina Calver ’94 ^ Marta Camer Cameron Matthew Cameron ’04 and Ms. Meredith Danowski + ^ William J. Cameron Jr. + Margaret Cammer and Joan Snyder Carla A. Camp ’50 + Corinne Campbell Heather Campbell ^ Tiara Campbell Wendy Weingarten Campbell ’72 + David Campolong and Erin Cannan-Campolong Beverly Canin Daniel G Canin Serena Canin and Thomas Sauer Megan Canjar Dawn L. Cannon + Thomas F. Cannon Jr. Shelley Canon ^ Andrea Cantor Margery Cantor Christopher Canty Corinna Cape ’15 Julie Capehart Roy Capellaro Diana Caplan Jerrold Caplan Prof. Mary Caponegro ’78 + Limarys Caraballo Christopher Carden Constance Cardillo Devorah Tarrow ’69 Mari Carlesimo Delia Carley Matt and Lisa Carlson Savannah Anne Carman Nadja Hull Carneol ’00 Jennifer Carnig Candace Carponter Bridget P. Carr + Frederick Carr William Carragan Anita Carrico Justin F. Carroll Kathleen Carroll W.C. Carroll Jr.

Patricia H. Carroll-Mathes and James Mathes Chris and Judy Carson Alex E. Carter ’15 Juliana Carter Dr. Laurence M. Carucci and Mary H. Maifeld + Jessica Case ’04 Anne Zitron Casey PhD ’83 + Beth Cash Elise Cashen Susan Taylor Cashman Janice Caskey-Thomas + Nicole Caso Juan J. Caso Fanjul Ryan William Cason Jean-Pierre Cassarino Daniele Cassels Elinor Castagnola ’58 Ellen Castellana Daniel Castellanos Juan Castersana Donn Castonguay Eloise B. Cathcart Thomas Cathcart Annamarie and Gary Cattie David and Linda Caughey + Krisleidy M. Ceballo ’16 Maria Sachiko Cecire Andrew Cencini Nicole Ceradini Youngnam Cha Zeke Chabon ’20 Andrea Chacon Susan Chadick and Robert Weiss + Barbara Chaffe and Rob Weir Elizabeth Chalier-Visuvalingam Bruno Cham ^ Michael Chameides ’01 + Emma E. Champeau ’20 Jeffrey R. Champlin + Kimberly G. Chandler Drs. Joseph T. and Vicky M. Chang + Katherine Chang Kitmou Chang Lorraine Chang and Eric Pearson Rosa Chang Allegra Chapman ’10 and Emanuel Evans ’10 + Sam Chapman + Sarah Chapman Wendy Chappel + Gerald Chapple Brigette Chaput Denise C. Charron Prochownik and Edward V. Prochownik Natalka Chas Lise U. Chase Arlene Chasek Stephanie Chasteen ’95 Adrienne Anne Chau ’17 + Leonard Chazen William Cheeks + Chaomei Chen Lang Chen Mengzhen Chen ’17 Xuewen Chen and Hongju Yang Jamie and Christian Cheney Kevin Cheng Rebecca Chernoff Udell ’03 + James C. Cherry ’19 Laurence J. Chertoff ’78 + Nicole Cherubini

Margaret and John Bard Society members’ names are bolded |

Elizabeth A. Cheslak ’73 + Prof. Omar Cheta Mindy ’75 and Ali Chettih Jackie Cheung Jim Chevallier ’72 + Rio Chiang Chris Chilas Rev. Dr. Bruce Chilton Jr. ’71 and Mrs. Odile S. Chilton + Eileen Chin Michael Chirigos and Elizabeth Rexrode Kim Chirls E. Chiu and Viola Soong Karmen Chong ^ Peter and Stephanie Choo + Marilyn Chou Richard N. Chrisman + Dr. David Christensen and Ruth Horowitz + Anastasia Christman ’91 + ^ Katherine M. Christo Susan Christoffersen + Roberta Christy Christophe J. Chung ’06 + Daniel and Jennifer Churchill Patricia Churchill Peter William Ciaccio II Maria Ciccone Suzanne Ciminesi Massimo Cingolani Evgenia Citkowitz-Sands and Julian R. Sands Lisa Citron Curt and Nancy Civin Les Cizek ’51 Alexandra Clarfield Amy L. Clark ’02 Colin G. Clark ’91 and Vickery Barnett Jonathan Clark + Katherine Clark and Rodney Dowell Patricia Clark Taylor Clark ’13 Anita Clark-Anderson and Earl Anderson Bill and Gina Clifford Angela Clinton William Clohesy + Darrah L. Cloud + Kevin and Amy Clough Scott Clugstone Gia Cobb John C. Coca Deanna Cochran ^ Meghan P. Cochran ’93 Sheila Smith Cochran Kenneth Bock and Marian Cocose Joan Cody Jonathon Coe Arnold Cohen Beth Cohen and Chris Chazin Darren Cohen Dr. Michael Cohen and Dianna M. Goodwin Elisabeth Cohen Elizabeth Cohen Eve Cohen Jane Cohen Jill Cohen Joan Cohen + Lisa Aber Cohen Lizabeth Cohen + Madeline R Cohen and Ross French Marion R. Cohen and Fred J. Ferson + Richard and Janie Cohen

+ Donor has given for three or more consecutive fiscal years

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^ Monthly recurring donor

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Richard D. Cohen + Richard W. Cohen Robert and Annie Cohen + Ronald Cohen and Donna Kramer + Nancy and Nafi Coker Lynne Colbert Andrea L. Colby + Gina Cole Tom Cole Diane B. Colello Ed Coleman Jane P. Coleman Maureen Coleman Noah T. Coleman ’92 and Justin Wheeler Isabelle Coler ’11 Richard Collens + Willa Collins ’12 Elizabeth Collison Eugene Colucci Jennifer Comiskey Hayden and Melissa Conant Miles Conant ’12 ^ Judith A. Conero Joseph Conlon Kate Connell and Fred Nadis Steven Connell Adele Connolly Ronald and Shannon Connor Heather Connors ^ William Connors William Connors Adam Conover ’04 + Helen Conover and Robert Minor + Marella Consolini ’82 and James Rodewald ’82 + Marianne Constable David Conte Gabrielle and Kieran Conway Ellen Conway Bellone Jean T. Cook Jennifer L. Cook and Rudy Vavra Nicolette Cook ’11 Lauren Cooke ’18 Kate D. Coon Leslie Coons Bostian and Joe Bostian Ann Forbes Cooper G. Báez and S. Cooper Rose Cooper Ami Copeland ’01 Claire Copley Robert M. Coppola Jenny L. Corckran and James Corckran Daniel R. Cordero Andrew and Roberta Cordova Augusto Cordova Elizabeth Cornell Lauren Elizabeth Cornell Sofia L. Coronado-McDermott Andrew Corrigan ’00 and Jennifer Macksoud ’99 + Lisa Cort and David Goldman Anibal Cortes ’08 Fabian Corver Joseph Costelli James Costello and Laura Cannamela + Laura Ann Costello ’03 and Saul Jacobowitz ’01 Richard A. Costello + Alanna Costelloe-Kuehn ’08 + Johanna M. Costigan ’17 + Costom Family David R. Cote ’92 Sylvia L. Cotton

* Deceased

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Supporters, cont. Tom and Lee Coughlin + Carol Countryman Richard C. Coursen + Harris Courson Justin Courtlandt Jon Courtney and Jones Franzel Judith Cox Mark V. Cox + William Cox Morgan Coy Charlene Craig Douglas Craig Tina J. Craig and Charles L. Greenhalgh John Craigmile Cathy Cramer Alana Crandall Arthur D. Crane and Dorothy Dow Crane + Jeffrey S. Crane Betty Crawford ’00 Ewan J. Creed ’20 Ashley Creek Todd Cress Elias Crim Peter J. Criswell ’89 + Donn Critchell Avery Evelyn Cross ’17 Timothy P. Cross Christian A. Crouch + Jeffrey Crow + ^ Caroline Crumpacker Alexandria Cruz Ariane Alaia Cruz ’16 + ^ Isabel Cruz ’13 + Leonardo M. Cruz Jorge A. Cruz-Reyes and Josephine L. Vespa Isabela I. Cruz-Vespa Paul Csorba Pedro Cuautle Robert E. Cucinotta Roy Victor Cuellar Martha Cukor Groshe and Jack Culaj Carl R. Culbreth Frances Culp/Barbara Gatlin Maggie Cummings Charles Currey ’61 + Margo Curry Caitlin F. Curtin + Isobel I. Curtin ’19 Susan and Paul Curtin Lauren Curtis Drs. Michael Cutaia and Judith Feldman Karen Cutler ’74 and Andy Gold + Frank J. Cutolo Dr. Bruce Cuttler and Joanne E. Cuttler ’99 + Rosemary K. Cyr Coral Cyzewski ’11 Susan E. D’Agostino ’91 and Esteban Rubens ’97 + ^ Alexander D’Alisera ’15 Dr. Barbara and Mr. Ernest D’Amato + John D’Amico Robert D’Angelo and John Kenny + Simone D’Antuono Maggie D’Aversa Hannah M. D’Onofrio Anthony D’Silva + ^ Lisa A. Daggett + ^ Alison L. Dale ’77 Susan Damin

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Frank Daniele and Heidi Daniele + Sharon Daniels Sherwood A. Daniels ’68 Susan Daniels Prof. Cynthia Dantzic ’54 Anna Dardick ^ Sheila M. Darnborough Emily M. Darrow and Brendon P. McCrane Cynthia Dartley Richard M. Dauchy Elizabeth Dausch Heyward B. Davenport Robert and Gail Davey Krista David MD ’96 + Nadav David Nina David ’61 Natasha David-Hays ’07 + Lynn R. Davidov Abby Davids Antonia Davidson David A. Davidson Kate Davidson Margaret Davidson Loralee Davila Andrea Z. Davis ’99 + ^ Burnet Davis Charles T. Davis Katie Ryan Davis ’96 + Nancy Neal Davis Timothy M. Davis ’91 and Prof. Lisa Sanditz + John Dawson ’07 Dale Day and Mary Anne Overbay Mia de Bethune and Dean Wetherell Doreen De Carolis Theun de Groot ^ Lisa and McKim De Guzman Johnathan De La Cruz and Kelyber De La Cruz ^ Nicolas de Paillerets Thomas De Stefano + Abigail de Uriate ’13 + Anjali De Zoysa ’13 The Dean Family Claudia Deane ^ Sara DeAngelis and Archil Pichkhadze Peter DeBartolo Jr. ’07 Thomas DeCarlo Tate DeCaro ’02 Dr. Jean Decety and Sylvie Bendier Decety Carolyn Dechaine ’96 + Bill and Eurydice Decker Patricia Decker Simmi and Morten Degnemark Martina Deignan Kevin Delaney and Lisbeth Shepherd Susan and Rich DeLano Koulas and Angelo Delianides Margaret Della Cioppa Joseph L. Delph ’95 William Deltz and Donna DeLorenzo-Deltz Alicia DeMarco Kafui A. Demasio Jenny and Christian Dembergh Mr. and Mrs. Demers Christopher Demeter Sarah Demeuse CCS ’10 Barbara Demick Angelo J. Demis Michelle Demko

William DePeter + Dana R. Deravin Carr Julia Derby ’18 Daniel Derderian Laurie Deredita Julie Derksen Priscilla Derven Tomas DeSantiago Katrina Descorbeth Sanjay DeSilva Richard Desir + Carla B. Desouza Miles DeSouza ^ Brian Detrow Daniel Devine MFA ’88 and Mary Lawre Stone MFA ’89 + Carole DeVito and Pasquale DeVito Erin R. deWard ’86 and Ioannis S. Tsakos ’87 Salome Dewell-Amiranashvili ’16 Terence Dewsnap Jr. ’82 + Chaya Deyo John Di Donna Diana Diamond Jane Diamond + Sebastian Diaz ^ Stephanie Diaz Lily Diaz-Kommonen Joseph and Phyllis Dibianco Judith Dibuz Charles Dickerson Vincent M. Dicks Charles Dickson Ruth H. Dickstein C. Douglas and Leslie Dienel + Steve R. Diener Caia Diepenbrock ’15 Peter V. Dierauf Lynn DiGiacomo Sjoerd Dijk ’10 Bernard Dikman Sara M. Dilg ’94 and Michael A. Dilg + Karen Diligent Jon Dilks ’03 George Dillard John and Maurice DiMiceli Matthew Dimock and Julia Lothrop Diana Dimuro Maria Dion Ritchie Dion Caroline Dionisio Deborah DiPalma-Wells Robert DiPilla Elsa Dixler and Jeff Schneider Gregory A. Dixon Kathryn D. Dixon ’16 Anh Doan Robert W. Doane Katharine Dobbins and Patrick Dobbins ^ Mike Dockhorn ’05 Sally Dodge and Dale Guldbrandsen Wanda Dodson John M. Doelp II ’14 + ^ Allan and Lois Doescher Gregory K. Dolin Judith Dollenmayer Dologuin-Zeng Family Linda Domina Barton Dominus ’64 Olivia Domowitz ^ Anne L. Donahue Ali Donaldson Ty G. Donaldson ’92

Andrea Donnelly Pamela S. Donnelly William Donohue Mary K. Donovan Mary T. Donovan Dr. Gary Donshik and Barbara Donshik + Nathaniel Donson Richard Dooley + Daniella Verna Dooling Peter Dorward Patrick Dougherty Morgan Dougherty Messing ’12 Caroline Douglas Sarah Douglas Anne Dowd and Rand Whipple ^ Brendan and Jennifer Dowd Matthew and Lydia Dowdell Kathie Doyle Dawn Drevers ’72 Gregory Drilling ’16 Marisa Driscoll ’87 Cullen C. Drissell ’20 Nina Drooker ’54 + Natalia Drozdiak Kersten Dryden Richard B. Du Boff Anne du Breuil and Fred Markham Linda Duan Abby J. Dubay-Troiano and Jeffrey S. Troiano + Parijat Dube Mark Dubois and Mara Manus Stephen Duclos Guy Ducornet ’60 Rikki Ducornet ’64 + Samuel Calvert Dudley Jason Dufair and Tammy Swales Owen Duffy Robert C. Duffy Jennifer Duggins Tracey J. Duke Clara Duman ’18 Leila Duman ’14 + Iulian and Ileana Dumitriu James Dumont Rosemary DuMont Blake Duncan David Winston Duncan ’18 John M. Duncan + Judith A. Duncan and Philip Duncan Michelle Duncan Caren S. Dugan David Duniven Anne Marie Dunn Armando Dunn ’19 Michelle Dunn Marsh ’95 + Richard S. Dunning and Eileen McClatchy Anthony Dupee Maryann Dupes Paula Duprat Melanie A. Duran Hannah C. Durham ’15 ^ Eric Dusseau Tamara Dyer Denise Dyko + Gretchen Dykstra Wilhelmina Martin Eaken ’68 + Marcia Easterling ^ Mary-Jean Eastman Janet Easton Gerald Eber Kathryn Eberlein


Dr. David G. Ebersole ’74 + David Ebony and Bruce Mundt Paige L. Eckensberger ’19 ^ Susan and Lloyd Ecker Marion Eckhause Liz Eckstein + Hannah Edber Nicolai J. Eddy ’14 + Brenda Edelson Nancy L. Edelstein ’48 + ^ Susanne Edler Richard and Hildegard Edling + Angela J. Edman ’03 Linda Edmunds ’62 + Fiona Edwards ’11 Scott Edwards Suzi K. Edwards Stephanie Eerk Mark Egan ^ Claudia Ehrlich ’89 and Julio R. Sobral Michelle Ehrlich and Samuel E. Gandy Shana Nadine Ehrlich ’98 Susan Ehrlich + Benjamin Eichler Drs. Julia Eilenberg and Ron Goldman Susan Einhorn Little and David Little Eleanor Eisenberg Esq. ’61 + Marcia R. Eisenberg Steven Eisenpreis Patricia Eisenstein ’66 Sarah Eisenstein Jacquelyn Elbel and Mark Sitler Michele Eldon Jason Eldredge Lolis E. Elie Elena Elisher Anastasia S. Elizalde ’18 Deborah Elkind and Gregory Shatan Domenique Elliott Prof. Jay R. Elliott Jo Elliott Joan Elliott ’67 + Kyndall Elliott Sterling and Barbara Ellison Sylvia J. Ellison Anthony Elloway Jeanne Ellsworth + Beate and Prof. Yuval Elmelech Ines Elskop and Christopher Scholz + Sharon Barcan Elswit ’68 and Michael Elswit ’69 Susan Elvin Chepe Emeequis Elizabeth and Charles Emerson Marilyn Endriss Robert Engasser Kristen Engberg David Engel Iris B. Engel ’20 John Engel + ^ Lewis Engel Thomas R. Engel Denise and Scott Engen Leslie B. English Nicolas Engst Matthews ’17 John Ennis + ^ Michael I. Ennis ’97 Joan and John Ensminger + Nancy Eos Petra Epperlein and David Tucker + Jonathan Epstein Lauran Epstein Ballinger ’89 + Mitch Epstein and Susan Bell

Ava Erickson and Andrew Hahn Cemre Z. Erim ’20 Arthur and Janet Eschenlauer + Sabrina Esclavon ’12 Taylor Eskew Gary Eskow Iquo Essien Jeanette F. Estima ’98 James Etkin and Kim Larsen Joanne Evans Dr. Orianne and Roland Evans Timothy Everett Wendy Ewald Barbara Ewert + Prof. Tabetha Leigh Ewing ’89 Maya Eyler Linda and Edwin Faber Dr. Carole Fabricant ’65 + Alexandra C. Fabrizio ’14 Face to Faith Ministries Christine Facey Kevin Factor MAT ’11 Lisa Failla Clifford Faintych Pamela Fairbanks Kirkpatrick ’71 + James Fairburn^ Sameh Fakhouri and Joan Glickman Joel Falcon ’10 Elizabeth A. Falcone ’12 Patricia Falk + Timothy Fall Christopher T. Famighetti ’05 + Maria Fan Karen C. Fang Louise Fang Samara Fangman Connell Fanning + ^ Michelle Fanwick Lauren D. Farber ’81 J. R. Farel Bart Farell and Dr. Diane Matza + Allegra Farina Wendy Faris Susan Farkas Julia Farr Melissa Farran Vera A. Farrell Joseph Fater Meghan Faux and Marie A. Tatro Mark Favus ’68 + Eliza Fawcett Alexa Fay Ademola Kazeem Fayemi Alvin Feder Richard Feder Alex Federman Christopher Fedorak ’08 Leonora Katz Feeney ’57 + Deborah Fehr ’77 Stephen Feiman Martin Feinberg Dr. Frances M. Feinerman ’62 Bella Feinstein Paula Feirstein Alan M. Feldbaum ’76 + Ann M. Feldman Ellen J. Feldman George Feldman + Janet and Robert Feldman Dr. and Mrs. Mark Feldman + Neil R. Feldman Rick A. Feldman Dr. Ron Feldman +

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Tracy S. Feldman ’95 + Stevie Feliciano ^ Erica Felker-Kantor Marvin C. Fell ’77 and Caridad T. Fell + Nancy R. Felson + Aiden Feltkamp VAP ’16 Danika Felty VAP ’17 David Fenner Robert J. Fera Meredith Ferber + Ryan Ferber Andras Janos Ferencz ’15 and Page Anne Reading ’14 John B. Ferguson and Valeri J. Thomson ’85 + Matt Ferguson Samantha Ferguson Edward Ferman Arturo Fernandez Bill Ferrari Katarina Ferrucci ’17 Randy J. Fertel Alison Michele Feser ’05 Diane Fetkovich Faith Feuerman ’87 and Michael Nilsen Paul Feuerman Ward Feurt ’69 + Daniel Fiege ^ Mr. Ben D. Fiering ’14 + Tara Figueroa Adrian Cornelius Fikentscher Gaia Filicori ’07 Stephen A Filippone Heinz Filzer + Karey M. and Michael T. Finch II Michael Finder ’75 Kaethe Fine Marshall Fine G. Muriel Finger Dr. Carole Fink ’60 + Lawrence and Rolene Fink + Harriet S Finkelstein David and Tracy Finn Paula Finnerty Lilja Toban Finzel ’69 + John W. Fischer Richard and Catherine S. Fischer ’79 + Daniel Fish Ann P. Fisher and Morton P. Fisher Aron B. Fisher David Fisher ^ Johanna Fisher + Marcia Fisher + Lana and Ralph Fishkin + Daniel E. Fishman Karen Fitchett Lucy Fitz Gibbon ’15 John Fitzpatrick Ryan Fitzpatrick and Tom Cunningham Lee-Anne Flandreau SR ’88 + Fern Fleckman Amy Fleetwood Blake Fleetwood ’68 Trish Fleming Matthew Fleury and Elise Passikoff Debra Flott ^ Marsha Flowers Dennis P. Fluet Cormac J. Flynn ’90 + Dylan Flynn ’06 + Jeffrey Flynn Christian C. and Heidi M. Fokine Elias M. Fokine ’20

+ Donor has given for three or more consecutive fiscal years

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^ Monthly recurring donor

Lisa Folb ’93 + ^ Dominic Fonseca ’90 Lynne Foote The Fopeano Family William Fordes Caroline Foreman Ellen Foreman Nathalie Forest Paul Forman Paula Forman Rose Forman Sandra Forman Patricia Forsberg and Stephen F. Speckart Ned Foss Elizabeth Foster + John H. Foster IV Richard Foster + Kate Fowle Grace Fowler ^ Jennifer Lee Fowler ’00 and Andrew Bicking Matthew Fowler ’97 Frederick Fox Gloria Fox Ludmyla Franca-Lipke Hillary France Anthony R Franco Coleen B. and Harold D. Frank + Peter M. Frank Sam B. Frank ’18 Bonnie Low Frankel ’69 Gregg and Jean Frankel + Richard H. Franklin and Donna Blackwell + Ronda Franks Natalie W. Franz ’05 Tracy Franz Kate Frasca Bridget L. Fraser Clairmont Fraser Susan Fraser Alicja Fratczak ’13 ^ Leslie Frazier and Bennett Schwartz Steve Frederick Keith A. Fredrickson ’00 and Margaret Frederickson + ^ Laura Freedlander Dr. Mark S. Freedman ’73 + Anna Freeman Bruce Freifeld Rafael Lima de Freitas ’04 + ^ Marguerite French ’11 Stephanie French Jay Freund + Patricia Fried Neal M. Friedberg and Dorothy Friedberg + Tamar Frieden Ann Friedenheim ’81 + ^ Lilah S. Friedland ’93 ^ Charles Friedlander Aida Friedman and William Hyman Anna Friedman Barbara Friedman Carol Friedman Cornelia Friedman Diana Hirsch Friedman ’68 + Renate L Friedrichsen Jeb Fries Anke Fritzsche Ronald Frohne Yvette Fromer

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Supporters, cont. Lori A. Fromowitz ’01 Michael and Santina Frontino Heidi Frost Zuri K. Frueh ’20 Dr. Katherine G. Fry Tulah Fuchs ’15 Hal Fuchsman ’07 + Angel Fuentes Mark Fuerst and Lisa Reticker + Olivia Fuertes Brian Fuhr Kalena Michiko Fujii ’14 Kenji Fujita + Katy Fulfer + Jeremy Fulton Sam Funnell ’16 Sarah A. Furstenberg Nazia Fyazi Carol T Gable Ann and Mirko Gabler + Dr. Marilyn G. and Mark G. Gabriel + Rao Gaddipati Tuck Gaisford ’13 Sandra Galejs Ronald Gall and Mary Gall Francis X. Gallagher Jr. Jean Gallagher Maureen E. Gallagher Aidan Edward Galloway Maria Gambale David A. Game and Sally L. Sisson Nara Ganbat Deborah Gang ^ Bryce Gangel Bridget C. Gannon Cynthia ’94 and Frederic L. ’92 Gannon Cindy Gao Maria Garaniel Gavin B. Garay ’12 Solomon E. Garber ’12 + Gabrielle A. Garcia Lourdes Garcia ’20 Jacqueline Michaels Gardner ’55 + Stephanie Gardner ’99 Jitin Garg Emily and Miles Gargill Matthew Garklavs ’07 + ^ Catherine Garnett Andrew Garnett-Cook ’95 + Angela Garnier Oren Garonzik ’09 Ann Garrett ^ Brook Garrett Craig Garrett and Mary Simpson Joseph V. Garry Courtney Garton Pamela Garvey Mark J. Garvin and Diane A. Menio + Daiva Gasperetti Margot Gasperetti Andrea Gastman Meg Gatza ’07 Emma Gaudio ’09 and Alex Gaudio ’10 + Mary Gaughan ’87 Didier Gault and Suzanne Raffaelli Elizabeth Gavaris Peter and Charlene Gay + Gabrielle Gayagoy Gonzalez Laura Gaynon Mr. and Mrs. David E. Gaynor Jr. + ^ James and Sibel Gazzard Janice and Richard Geddes Marie Gee +

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Philip Gefter Jane Gehr Christine Gehringer ’09 John F. Geiger Lesley Geisel Ann and Peter Geismar Michael Geisser The Geist Family MB Joanne Gelb Bob Gelbach and Marjorie Leopold Mike Gelin Nate Gellman ’14 Felice Gelman + Margaret Genard Robert Genco Laura Genero Ms. Rita Gentile Sebastian F Geoffroy ^ Andrew C. George ’94 Christine A. George ’07 Robert George ’87 Sheila M. Geraghty Barbara E. and Scott R. Gerber Margaret A. Gerrity + Leslie and Richard J. Gershon Mark Gerstle and Anne Miller Dr. Shira J. Gertz ’97 Linda and Richard S. Gesoff Sara Getlin Chris Getman and Joseph Freitas Kristi B. Gholson and William C. Kerr Linda Giammarese ^ The Giangarlo Family Jorge Giannareas Dennis L. Giauque and Bing Yang Mark and Rebecca E. Gibbel + ^ Dana Gibbs ’12 Grayson Gibbs ’15 + Jazondré Kaniela Renee Gibbs ’19 Susan Nicole Gibbs + Djimon M. Gibson Grace C. Gibson ’84 + Noah Z. Gichan Goldie H. Gider ’95 John and Ann Gifford Fernando Gil ’15 Tara Gilani ’77 Andrea Lynn Gilbert and Dr. Clyde Wendell Smith Kathryn Gile ’09 Douglas and Natalie Giles Kenneth P. Giles Magdalena Gill Vivian Gill and Jack Crager James Earnest Gillespie Jamie Gray C. Gillette ’20 Byron Gilliam Veronika E. Gillis ’20 Anna Gilman Marina Gilman Robert Gilman Annie Gilson ’86 Maury Ginsberg ’90 Faye Ginsburg Robert Ginsburg Mariana Giusti ’07 Christopher M. Given’10 + Amy Givens ’93 Carole L. Glaser Barbara Glassman and Arthur Rubin Colin Glaum Jay L. Glazer ’07 + Jeffrey Glen and Rosina Abramson ^

Andrew Glick Jane Glick Kim Glickman-Lerin Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Glinert Sallie A. Glomb Reinmund Denise M. Glover PhD ’89 Jennifer A. Glynn ’00 + Emilie Gobe ’01 Maggie Unverzagt Goddard Wyck Godfrey and Mary Kerr John and Catherine Goegel Sophia Goh Matthias and Victoria H. Gohl + Barry Gold and Marsha Gold Edward L. Gold Martin E. Gold Rhonda L. Gold Art Goldberg Cynthia Goldberg Myrna Goldberg Rebecca Goldberg ’09 + ^ Timothy E. Goldberg ’02 Jean Golden John Goldenberg Norbert Goldfield Jesse G. Goldhor ’09 Sascha Goldhor ’06 David Goldman Dean Goldman Matthew K. Goldman ’11 Seth Goldsamt Johnanna Goldschmid Howard W. Goldson + Fred Goldstein and Judy Hyatt + Jenna Goldstein ’11 Leon and Jenna Goldstein Roger and Cindy Goldstein. Sarah Goldstein Michael Goldstoff Brian Goldston and Peter Balis Bruce Goldstone Elizabeth Cornell Goldwitz ’89 and Robert L. Goldwitz ’75 + Marc Goloff and Susan Feiner Joao Goncalves Diana P. Gongora ’84 + Andrea Gonzalez ^ Barbara Mintzer Good and Howard A. Good ’73 + Betty A. Good Anne Goodale Alexander G. Goodlad ’16 Timothy Goodmanson Amy Goods Kim Goodsell Margaret L. Goodspeed Avery Gordon ^ Bernice Gordon Jacob Gordon ’04 Mimosa Gordon Renee A. Gordon Stephney H. Gordon Jean-Marc Gorelick ’02 Anique C. Gorman-Scharf Robert A. Gorton ’81 + Anna Goss + Carol Goss and Peter Goss + Jacqueline S. Goss + Michael R. Goth ’69 + Martin Gothberg Raphael Gottesman ’03 Maya L. Gottfried ’95 Diane Gottlieb

William P. Gottlieb ’69 Charleen M. Gottschalk Claudia Gould Dick and Anne Gould Gwen H. Gould and Ed Grossman Leonne Gould Sinane Goulet ^ Thomas A. Grabeel Susanne Grabowski ’98 and James Poe ’98 Bonnie Sue Grace Donna Graham Rev. Wm. and Kathryn Graham Thomas W. Graham MD ’74 + Simcha Gralla Harvey Gram Joshua Gran Susanna Grannis + Charles J. Grant Burdette Gratton + ^ Drs. William Gratzer and MaryAnne Cucchiarelli Carmen Grau John Grauwiler Suzanne Graves Josie P. Gray ’94 + Kathleen Gray Kimberly A. Gray Lee E. Gray ’50 Patricia Gray ^ Sue Graze Christopher M. Green Jaleel Roy Green ’19 Molly Green + ^ Penny Green Bob Greenbaum ’92 + David P. Greenberg Emily R. Greenberg ’18 Gerald and Gretchen Greenberg Jon Greenberg ’13 + ^ Lori Greenberg Silvia and Daniel Greenberg Michael Greenberger Jonathan Greenblatt ’05 Adam N. Greene ’06 + James Greene Jonathan Greene ’65 and Dobree Adams + Leon Greene ’98 + Lindsey Greenfeld ’12 Sam Greenhoe and Elise Bloustein Martin Greenstein Yonah Greenstein ’12 Carol Greenstreet Peter Greenwald ’00 Peter Greenwald and Gail Newman + ^ Sheryl Greenwald Beth and Dana Gregg ^ Alice Gregory ’09 + Leora Gregory Rachel Grella-Harding ’87 Sophie Greller Mr. Gregory G. Gresham and Ms. Francoise Vieux + Dr. Eva Griepp and Dr. Randall Griepp Jon E. Griesser BCEP ’04 Chris Griffin and Monika Kurschatke Erika and Thomas Griffin + Lisa J. Griffin Sheryl Griffith + Catherine A. Grillo ’82 + Kristy Grimes Marjorie Grinnell


Gail C. Grisetti ’68 Merry C. Grissom ’94 + Andrew Groat and Mariah Pfeiffer Kamala Grohman Daphne Grosett-Ryan ’66 + ^ Helen S. Gross ’64 Mikaela Gross ’07 ^ Natasha Grossman and David Kleweno Lucinda Grovenburg Susan C. Grubb Deva, Mikha, and Lenny Grumet Bass Dr. Andrea T. and Mark H. Grunblatt Tanja Grunert Tamara Judith Gruzko Marlena Grzaslewicz + Veronique Guccione Chelsea Guerdat ’99 Inez Guerreiro Thomas N. Guffin + Margie and David Guggenhime Jan M. Guifarro Benny Guillermo ^ Irina Guletsky Lawrence Gulotta + Gail Gumora PhD Ralph Gunderman Hasani J. Gunn Emma Gunuey ’15 Jianying Guo and Xiaoqing Wu Kapil Gupta ’96 Tsipy Gur Neil Gussman Richard Gustafson Susan F. Gutow ’63 + Janice Guy Edgar E. Guzman ’20 Paul and Suzette Haas + James Haber ’14 + ^ Judith Haber ’00 Alexander S. Habiby ’18 Audrey Hackel Ryan Hackett Jonathan and Vicki Hadfield + Amanda Hadsell ^ Thomas A. Hagan ’77 Jane Simpson Hahn Jessica Schwartz Hahn + Richard E. Hahn Jackson Hahne Kate Hails Rana Hajjaj Tim and Keshira haLev Fife Alexander Hall ’13 Howard Hall Jean Halloran Mark D. Halsey Susannah Halston Amy Halverson Luke Hamel ’12 Kari Hamende Naudain Hamilton Gary R. Hamme and Lisa J. Hansen Frederick Hammond + Tynasia Chantal Hammond ’14 Susan Hamovitch Jordan Hampton ’15 Crystal Han Robert Handel Linda Diane Handshaw Paul Hanke Kristy Hanley Burton J. Hanly ’16 Amy Hannes

Harmony Hansen Susannah Nichols Hansen Carol Harada and Greg Bergere Jun Harada ’10 Alex M. Hardy ’20 Katharine Hardy ’07 and Robin Schmidt ’07 + ^ Erin Hare Nikkya Marie Hargrove ’05 Patrick Harhai Yoichi Hariguchi Lee Haring Michaela Harnick + Jason Harootunian and Clarissa Tartar + William J. Harper and Lucille Harper Evan Harrington David A. Harris + Emily Harris ’14 + Jeanette Joy Harris Karolina Harris Katy Harris Lisa A. Harris MFA ’74 + Richard Harris Rebecca L. Harris-Warrick ’70 + Brenda Harrison Deirdre Harrison + Julie Harrison and Steve Clay + Stan Harrison + Corey D. Hart VAP ’16 David S. Hart Elaine Hart Joseph Hart Julie E. Hart ’94 Martha Hart ’05 + Phyllis Hart + Sarah N. Hart Jacob Hartog ’12 Tanessa S. Hartwig GSES ’95 + ^ Wilhelmina A. Haruk Shannon Harvey ^ Frederic Harwood Dr. Ahmad Hashemi and Evalyn Seidman + Grant Haskell Amy C. Hass ’72 + Sherman Hasselstrom Calvin Hastings Serine Hastings Michael Hatchett, Esq. Ann Hatke Jill Hattersley Whitley Hatton Marlene Haus Willy Marcus Hautle Margaret Hawkins Lynn Hawley John Haworth + Kelly Hayashi Stephen Haydel Amanda Hayes Tamika J. Hayes Virginia W. Hayes Bill and Lisa Hayhow Anthony Haynor Andrew Hays ’03 and Katy Hover-Smoot Thomas Hayward Susan Hazelton Michael P. Hearn ’72 Kara Heffernan Dianne Heffronpr Jim Hegstetter Rachel Heidenry and Adam Kearney Michael Heil

Margaret and John Bard Society members’ names are bolded |

Joanna Heimbold and Gian Luigi Longinotti-Buitoni Kert Heinecke Timothy and Patricia Heinze Ed Helbig Linda Helbling ’85 Jeri and Greg Held Karen Helfrich Anne C. Heller + Jessie Heller Marc D. Heller Patricia Heller Deborah and Dr. Jesse Hellman Sandra A. Hemans Hillary Henderson John Henderson Reuben Hendler Polly E. Heninger + Elizabeth Henkel-Lorenz ’01 Michael P. Henley ’66 Marlene Hennessy ’90 Reyna Henriquez Anthony G. and Marlene V. Henry Victor Henschel and Judith Samuelson Susan L. Hereth Peter Herman ’73 Tracy and Keith Hernandez Cathey Heron Beth L. Herstein + Nancy Herwig Valerie Herzog ’75 Sarah Heslip ’07 Charles Hess and Heidi Levitt Adam Heyen Juliet Heyer + William Hibsher and Richard Orient + Nicholas Hiebert Charlotte Hildebrand Elizabeth Hildebrandt Bruce Hildenbrand Louise Hildreth Alex Hilert Clay Hiles Nancy Hilgendorff Daniel Hill Diana L. L. Hill ’83 J Michael Hill Jane Hill ’68 + Kurt T. Hill ’72 + Roger and Louise Hill + Samantha Hill + Susanna Hill Carlien Hillebrink + Clayton Kelly Hillenburg Jan Hilley Ben I. Hillman and Amy W. Rudnick Ira Hillman and Jeremy Barber Jo Hills R Q E Hillyer Phoebe C. Hiltermann ’19 Howard C. Himelstein David Hincapie ^ Gabriel Hindin ’99 Susan Hinkle Darwen Hinton Adam Hirsch and Jessica Hirsch Ruth J. Hirsch ’71 Jack Hirschfeld ’59 + ^ David I. Hirsh + Dan Hladik Bonnie and Petr Hlinomaz + Julian Ho Holly Hobart

+ Donor has given for three or more consecutive fiscal years

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^ Monthly recurring donor

Roy Hochberg Emma Hochfelder Jesse Hochheiser ’06 Albert C. Hoffman Anna and Michael Hoffman Eric Hoffman ’81 + Eric A. Hoffman ’94 Jeraldine D. Hoffman ’83 Michelle D. Hoffman ^ Mike Hoffman Miller Hoffman Annette and Thomas Hofmann + Michael K. Hofmann VAP ’15 Mathew Hogan Kimberly Hogg + Lisbet Samdahl Hoiden Carol Hoidra Ginny Holbert Edythe M. Holbrook Jeanne Stibman Holden ’77 + Kate Holden John Holland Lucy Holland Susan Holland + Charles F. Hollander ’65 + Cole Hollant ’20 Andrea Hollen Margaret Holloway Frances E. Hollowell and C. Timothy Ryan Terrell K. Holmes Dr. Terri Homer Grace and Justin Honce ^ Martha Honey Heath and John Honeycutt Melanie Hook ^ Constance Morris Hope ’68 + Bob Hopkins Hugh Hopkins ’17 Michael A. Hopkins Maggie Hopp ’67 + Melanie Horn Paul J. Horowitz and Ruth Jaffe + Stephen Horowitz Gabrielle and Rey Horowitz-Prisco Loretta Hottinger Maurice Houghton and Maryna Bilak Houghton Frank Houser James Gavin Houston + Becky Howard Greg Howard and Paul Corrado Sondra Howell Terrance Howell Cary Howie ’97 + Tess Howsam ’10 Telo Hoy ’19 Carlyle G. Hoyt ’85 Roman Hrab and Jennifer Murray + ^ Karine Hrechdakian Maung Htoo Liangkai Hu Sabrina Hua ’11 Jocelyn Huang ^ Scott Huang Tracy Hubert Alexis B. Hubshman ’93 ^ Sandra Huckaby and Patrick Huckaby Nicholas Hudson Zoe Huertas Carla Stough Huffman ’90 Belinda Hughes Kimberly and Judah Hughes

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Supporters, cont. Mary-Beth Hughes Matthew Hughes ’13 Patti Hughes + Cheryl S. and Scott Hulbert Maureen Hull ’86 + Sandra S. Hull ’77 Jolanta Humphrey Alexandra Huneeus Jesse Hunnicutt Cecilia (Ceci) Hunt ’71 Jane Hunt Jennifer Hunt Samantha Hunt Wenda Hunter and Paul Meyer Miriam Huppert ’13 + Donald ’65 and Elizabeth Hurowitz + Robert Hutcheon Cleo M. and Fitzroy Hutton Susan Huyser Elaine Marcotte Hyams ’69 and Paul R. Hyams Lenore Hyatt Penelope Hyde Levine ’84 Niketa Hyder ’12 Marie-Claude Hyman Rachel E. Hyman-Rouse Ari-Elmeri Hyvonen Raed Ibraheim ’13 Courtney Igbo-Ogbonna Susan Illman Sanchi Illuri ’13 Josephine Imbimbo Sara Imboden Catherine A. Imbriglio + Anne E. Impellizzeri + Marie Imwinkelried Michael Infanger and Denise S. Mahoney Edward D. Ingerman Michael and Suzanne Inglis Janet Ingraffea Luke Innes Kenneth Inniss Christopher Innvar Mary Ireland ’12 Sakinah Irizarry David Irons and Julie Boak Dr. Shelly Isaacs ’68 Stacey Isaacson Elizabeth Isler Zachary Israel ’12 + Elizabeth Israel-Davis Morimi and Midori Iwama + Deb J Erica Jablon Daniella J. Jackson Marquis Jackson Elizabeth Jacob Elana Jacobs Jessica Jacobs Judith Jacobs ’61 Nora Jacobsen Ben Hammed Daniel Jacobson Pamela B. Jacobson ’91 Josiah Jacobus-Parker ’10 + ^ Jonathan Jacoby Ellen Jahoda Nancy Jainchill PhD Abhi Jalan Debra A. James Jackie M. James Lena P. James ’13 Thomas James

80 honor roll of donors

Vivien James ’75 and Michael Shapiro ’75 + Linda Jämsén ’80 Annette Jankowski Matthew Jankowski Julia Jardine ^ Gary J. Jaskula Renee J. Jaworski and Mark J. Melvin Margaret T. Jebsen + Per Jebsen Leigh K. Jenco ’99 + ^ Denise Jenkins Kathleen Jenkins and Mark Lerman Scott Jennings Jill Allison Jennings-Bagley Jill Jensen + Robert A. Jensen ’68 + Margot Jepson Susan Jepson Michaelle Jimenez-Dolne ’03 + Thomas N. John and Mary M. Stewart Cameron Johnson Chad D. Johnson Donna F. Johnson + Ena Johnson Hannah Mary Johnson ’19 J. R. Johnson and M. S. Quinlan Katherine Johnson and Kevin Dresser Kristen Johnson Mary A. Johnson Melissa Johnson Miani Johnson + Mike Johnson Patricia Johnson Rebeccah Johnson ’03 + Roger A. Johnson ’68 and Catherine Sheehan Sura Johnson Hilarie R. Johnston ’76 and Alan Wood + Susan Jonas Barton and Debby Jones Brian Jones Derek Jones Elliot Jones Naomi Jones Ryan T. Jones ’20 Sarah Jones + Stephen Jones and Paola Pistello-Jones Todd and Kristen Jones Ben and Kim Jordan Elizabeth Jordan Jan Jorgensen ’81 James F. Joseph Jr. and Scott D. Frankel Nancy Joseph ^ Galen Joseph-Hunter ’96 Daniel Josephs ’79 and Miriam Fishman Toni Josey ’02 and Allen Josey + Susan Joslin ’74 + Stephanie A. Joyce Robert D. Judd ’68 and Linda Judd + Profs. Craig and Brooke Jude Benjamin Judson John H. Juhl ’72 + Boris and Kim Jukic Damian Jungermann Nancy Juretie ’85 Jeff Jurgens + Douglas Kabat ’68 + Shailaja Kaderu Barbara Kafka and George Kafka Howard Kagan Barry Kahn Dona S. Kahn

Linda G. Kahn Robert Kahn Maryanne Kalin Diandra Kalish ’13 + ^ Lisa Kaminsky and Scott Kaminsky Marina Kaminsky Melinda and Peter Kaminsky Robert Kampf + Keshshoth Kanagalingam ’14 Leona A. Kanaskie ’86 Sarah Kanchuger and Eric Rice Karen Kane Patty L. and Robert F. Kane + Sandra L. Kane K-G Kanetsky-Hochberg Donald Kanouse III ’16 + Justin Kao Loan-Anh Kao + Sunil and Karen Kapila Cecilia E. Kaplan Eve Kaplan Julia M. Kaplan Karen Kaplan Marjorie S. Kaplan and Michael F. Stanislawski Melora Kaplan Morris B. Kaplan Mercedes Karabec + Jessica Karasek Mustafa Erdal Karayazgan ^ Maria C Kardaras Christine Karmen Piotr Karpiak and Katarzyna Karpiak Georganne Karvunis Michael Kassner Kate, Matt, and Felix ^ Jason and Kathleen Katims Beth Katleman Mahdi Shah Katsumata ’99 Alan Katz Bobbi Katz + Liza Katz ’11 + Teddy Katz ’13 Susan B. Katzenberg Harris Kauffman Maia Kaufman Linda L. Kaumeyer Jonathan Kay Kathryn Kaycoff ’82 Michael Kaye and Andrea Loukin + Joseph Kazlauskas Roland J. Keane Shauna Kearns Julie E. Keating James Keenan Ken and Renee Keenan Thomas W. Keenan + Hollis Kegg Robert L. Kehoe III Jane R. Keiffer Alexandra Keiser Laurie L. Kelleher ’95 + Francesca James Keller Jeffrey Keller Laurie A. Kellogg John and Mary Kelly + Kate and Kevin Kelly Lynn M. Kelly Andrew D. Kemp ’08 ^ Dan and Susan Kemp + Jennifer Kendall Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kendall Denis Kenneally

Anne Kennedy and Peter Nadin Jim and Nancy Kennedy Vicki Kennerud Alphonso Charlie Kenneth ’18 James M. and Leslie C. Kerby Arthur Kern Hans Kern ’14 + ^ Liza Kerrigan Margarita Kershner Maud L. Kersnowski Sachs ’86 + ^ Lee S. Kessler ’78 Stephen J. Kessler ’68 and Daniela Hurezanu + Lisa Kettering David and Janet E. Kettler + Geraldine Keyes and Michael Safran Evelyn Khalili Tyme Khleifi ’12 Pejman Khoshkhoo Alison Kidd ’14 + Frank and Sandra Kiepura Richard Kilberg Elisabeth Kilduff ’08 Douglas S. and Heather R. Kiley Annie Killefer ’04 Arthur Kilongo ’20 + EunHae Kim ’10 Paul Kim Donald and Gay Kimelman + Angela Hsu King Ben King ’03 + Ellen E. King Emily King and William D. Michie + Jean King + Margaret G. King Rachael King ^ J. P. Kingsbury ’03 Richard Kipling + Noah Kippley-Ogman Carolyn Kircher Tommy Kirchmeier ’98 + ^ Marilyn and William L. Kirchner Tom Kirshbaum Kanako Kishi ’99 Glenn J. Kissack and Sylvia B. Schaindlin Kelly A. Kivland CCS ’11 Christopher Klabes + Gilbert Klajman Zina Klapper ’73 and Douglas Zwick ’75 + Beth Kleber Augusta J. Klein ’17 Brenda Klein George Klein James Klein ’67 + Peter Taylor Klein Reynold A. Klein ’78 Tovah Klein and Ken Boockvar Klein-Collins Family Roger Kleinhandler Jonathan Kleinman Dale Kleps and Akiko Yamazaki-Kleps Max Jacob Kleweno Anna L. Kline ’14 Meghan A. Kling (née Mazzacone) ’03 + Ulrike Klopfer + Claudine Klose and Christopher Klose Kira Kmetz Alice E. Knapp ’82 + ^ Alexa Knight Linnea Knollmueller ’96 + Alex Knopp Ayoka Perkins Knox ^


Kate R. Knull Brian Kobrin Michael Kodransky + Teri Kodrich ^ Patricia Koel Scott Koeze Alison Koffler Dr. Amy Kohn ’77 Jerome H. Kohn + Stephanie Kolber Stephen Kolozsvary Barbara Komansky Patricia Q. Konopka ’68 + Douglas A. Koop and Constance Rudd + James Koopman + Sandra A. Kopell and Eric W. Kuhn + Elinor Kopmar ’52 + Bradford Korder Ann Z. Korelitz David M. Korn ’83 and Claire K. Surovell ’84 + ^ Mary Jane Kornacki and Jack Silversin + Cathy R. Kornblith Andrew Kornhaber Anne Kornhauser + Elliot Korte ’14 Richard Kortright and Claudia Rosti + Mary T. Korytkowski Gertrude K Koser Michael J. Koski PhD TJ Kostecky Charlotta Kotik Sharon Kotler Dr. Lu Kou Christopher Kovach Ian Krantz Norman Krasner Megan Krasney Carole Kraus Kim G. Krause MFA ’94 Ted Krawczyk + Arlene Krebs ’67 + Katherine Kreuchauf Benjamin Krevolin Fawn Krieger MFA ’05 Meg Allyn Krilov and James Fogel Carly R. Krim ’16 Daphna Krim and Sergio Kapfer Robert D. Krinsky Mary Ann Krisa + Silvija Kristapsons Richard Kroner and Louisa Kroner Rachel Kropa Roger Kropf Marie Kropp ’07 Simone Krug ’10 Ed Krupat Harriet G. and Robert W. Kruszyna + Nanci Astwood Kryzak + Dr. Nicholas T. Ktistakis ’83 Eugene D. Kublanovsky ’98 + Joachim Kubler + ^ Margaret E. M. Kucera ’13 Stephanie and Dr. Gerald M. Kufner + Melora Kuhn Dr. Roy and Amy Kulick + Susan Kumar Steven and Judith Kunreuther Daniel S. Kurnit ’94 + Julia Kuskin ’86 Natasha Kvetnoy Jessica Kwerel Billy Kwon ’18

Rachel Kwon ^ William L’Hommedieu + ^ Zineb Laalj The Labby King Family Jennifer L. LaBelle ’92 and Ross Shain ’91 + Carol E. Lachman Edna and Gary Lachmund + Katherine S. Lack W. Benjamin Lackey ’91 + Margaret E. Ladd ’64 Annik LaFarge Susan LaFleur + Christopher LaFratta and Amanda LaFratta Louis Lagatta and Britt Westberg Lagatta Dr. Mark E. Lagus Jocelyn Lagville-Graham H Nena Lake Peter Laki Debra Laks Margo Lalich Lindita Lama Stephanie Lamartine-Schwartz ’85 and David M. Schwartz ’84 Bob Lamm Drs. Cynthia and Stephen LaMotte William Lampeter Marjorie Landa and David Sidman Tia J. Landau ’84 + Dr. Lisa A. Landley ’76 + Sara and Stephen Landon + Renee Lane David Lang ’09 Justin Lang Jean and John Lange William J. Langenstein Catherine and Henry Lanier Sam Lanier Steven J. Lann Deborah Hoffman Lanser Connie Laport + ^ Allyson Larkin Kathleen J. LaRocco Chris Larsen Nelson ’73 + Alessandra Larson Barbara Larson Katherine Laqueur Larson Sanfred Larson Adrienne S. Larys ’67 + Patricia J. Lasher Amer Latif ’95 and Ruby McAdoo ’98 Pearson Lau ’17 Karen Laudon Lauren Laurelli Lauren and Emerson + Christien G. Lauro Prof. Ann M. Lauterbach + Kathryn Laux Pam Lavine William Lawless Kate Lawrence ’04 + Steven Lawry Vanessa Lawson Leon Lazaroff and Rachel Bader Lauren Lazin and Julian Green Charlie Lazor Sam Quang Le Jo Ann Leach Jonathan Leader + ^ Jessica Leary Edward W. Leavitt Eugene L. Lebwohl ’74 +

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Dr. Paolo Lecchi and Dr. Alessandra C. Rovescalli Nicholas S. Lecchi ’16 Annette LeClair Joshua S. Ledwell ’96 Alena Lee Alexandra Lee ’01 and Adam Lobel + Alfred Lee Camilla F. Lee + Catherine Lee Dr. Kathryn Lee Elizabeth Lee Felicia R. Lee Jivan Lee BCEP ’07 Josette Lee ’99 Lillian H. Lee Margaret Lee Matthew S. Lee ’93 Maurice Dupont Lee + Michael E. Lee Shawna Lee + Sung Lee Wynn Lee Carol Leech and Deborah Reed Jessica Lefkow Christine LeGoff ’86 Ronald Leibler Susan Leiching Carole M. Leichtung ’59 Warren Leijssius ’04 + Mary Therese Lemanek Julia Smull Lennen ’75 Jodi Lennon Shideh Lennon E. Deane and Judith S. Leonard + Thomas R. Leonard Jeffrey Lependorf Michael and Tamara M. Leppo + Ruby M. Lerner Arthur and Eva Lerner-Lam Roxanne and Timothy A. LeRoy Sara Lesch and Gabriel Mesa Shannon Leslie William Alexander Lesman Robert O. Lester Alan Lesure Naomi Leszkiewicz Pasquale Leuzzi Brandon Lev ’14 Daniel A. Lev + Aviva Lev-Ari PhD RN Peter J. and Susan B. LeVangia Dr. Robert G. Levenson ’67 + Herb Leventer JP Leventhal and Ellen Leventhal Robert B. Levers ’78 + David H. Levey Bette A. Levine ’59 Eric Levine ^ Steven and Michele Mark Levine Susan J. Levine ’87 Valerie Levine Andrew Levison Daphna Levit + Diana Levitch Emily K. Levitt Richard Levitt Alex Levy Danya Levy ’15 Iris Levy ’76 + Joslyn Levy Ann E. Lewinson ’86 Amy B. Lewis

+ Donor has given for three or more consecutive fiscal years

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^ Monthly recurring donor

Annamarie Lewis Danny Lewis ’09 Dr. Brent M. Lewis ’09 + Gary Lewis Patricia Lewis Richard A. Lewis ’58 + Sadiki Omani Lewis ’17 Cindy Li Junwei Li Shutong Li Sijia Li ’08 Weilan Li ’21 Eric Lidji Mr. Arthur Lieb Olivia Lieber Bennett M. Lieberman ’91 Maureen H. Liebler ’68 + Laura Liebman + ^ Michael and Joyce Liebman + Michele Liendecker ’90 Rena Liggio Kimberli Lile Emily T. Limpe Jeanie Lin Jennifer Lin Junyu Lin Lisa Lin Lee and Karl-Walter Lindenlaub + Vicki E. Lindner ’66 + Claire Lindsay Amy Linker Duane Linklater MFA ’13 Jennifer Lipka + Wendy A. Lipp + Martin S. Lippman Lynne Liptay Louise Lisi Justine Literal Scott W. Lithgow ’80 + ^ Michael and Susan Litman + Barbara and Raymond Litra Lisa Little Nancy Staub Little Christopher and Natasha Liu ’98 Wendy and John Livingston + Ian J. Lloyd ’12 + ^ The Lobrutto Family Loey R. Lockerby ’93 Arlene D. London + ^ Andrea Long ’97 Dylan E. Long ’17 Ken Longert Jaime Longhi Andrea Longini and Michaël Devyver ^ Peter Longini Ivy G. Loo + Edward Lopez Enrique L. Lopez ’92 Linda Lopez Richard B. Lopez Stephanie Lopez Patricia Lopez-Gay Benjamin Lorber ’10 Richard M. Lorr ’65 Renee A. Louprette Pamela S. Lovinger + Steven Lovizio + Michele Lowe Rev. William C. B. Lowe ’66 and Linda Lowe + Anne Lowell Emily Lowing Jacqueline A. Lowry ’73 +

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Supporters, cont. Diane K. Lowy ’97 Dr. Douglas Lowy and Beverly Mock + Wallace A. Loza ’63 + Sirowan Luangthanahiran Alyssa Lubet Anna Lubliner Bruce Lubman and Margaret Lubman ’77 Richard Lucal Robert M. Lucas Samuel Lucey Linda Luciani Richard Luciani Lysondra E. Ludwig Ursula Ludz + ^ Jackeline Lugo The Luk Family Charles and Mary Ellen Lukavsky ^ Steven Lukes Jack Lukic Lissa ’68 and McKee ’69 Lundberg + Debra A. and Peter D. Lundgren Daniel Lupatkin Cecelia Luschnig Kay Lustberg-Goldbeck + Torsten Luth Ellen Luyten + Tamerc Luzzatto The Luzzi-Baillie Family Philip Lyford ’69 and Mary Lyford + Michael Lyle Kim Lyman Eileen Lynch Ellen Lynch Greg A. Lynch Megan Lynch BCEP ’18 Nina Lynch + Randy Lynch and Beverly Lynch Michael Lynn Richard Lynn Nick Lyons ’60 Rachel G. Lyons Linda and Craig MacDonald Yvette MacDonald Dr. Linda R. MacGorman Darren Mack ’13 + John P. MacKenzie + Carol Macknight and William Macknight Ari V. Mackoff Beau Macksoud ’03 Kenneth MacLeish ’01 and Rachael Pomerantz ’01 Patty and Bruce MacLeish John Macready Dr. Jennifer H. Madans ’73 + John Madden Jr. and Liz Cooke Manjari Mahajan and Uday Mehta Shaun Mahan ’12 Shawn Maher Terrence Mahon + Neil B. Mahoney Tom and Mike Mahoney James E. Mahood ’71 Helgard Mahrdt ^ Christine Mai Deborah Maine C. Paul Majors John Maki Ivan Malcevic Robert Malcolm ’63 + Maryanne Malecki Suraj Malhotra Katherine Malin Jason and Jennifer Malinowski

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Karl Malkoff Fran Mallery + Gayatri and Tony Malmed + Denise M. Maltese Andrew Mandel Kevin Mandel Frank Mandell ’13 Michelle Mandoki Eli Mann Mikko Manner Sara Mannheimer ’03 + ^ Daniel S. Manning + Gregory Manoff Barbara Mansell and Ray Mansell + Inara and Maris A. Mantenieks Azlan Maqbool ’19 Marilyn Marbrook + Dara B. Marcus ’02 Jennifer Marcus Iris Zurawin Marden Efrem Marder ’73 Harvey Marek + Lauriel H. Marger Conrad Marhone ’11 Paul Marienthal and Amii LeGendre Zenobia Marion Priscilla Mark Patchen Markell Dr. Bonnie Markham ’64 Nancy Markoe Rachel Marks ’11 Susannah W. Marks Michael ’03 and Sara K. ’02 Marlin Walter Maroney and Karen Rosenberg Donald A. Marsden Kathleen Marsh ’86 + Peter Marsh Leigh Ann Marshall Winslow Marshall Rodrigue Marthone Jr. ’16 Anne Nolan Martin Charlotte G. Martin + Jean-Marie Martin Michelle Martin Susan P. Martin Tracy Martin Juliet Martine and John Baker Cristina Martinez and Jonathan Spencer Juan R. Martinez ’04 Hubert Martini Carin and John Martucci Joseph V. and Regina Maruca + Setsuko Maruhashi Christine Marusek + Benjamin L. Marx and Dr. Kelley A. Woodruff Diana Marz Tony Marzani ’68 and Harry Schroder + Giulia Mascali ’16 Charles Masciola Bill Mascioli Fulvia Masi and William Tanksley + Sandy Mason Sonja Mason Wyatt Mason and Hannah Tennant-Moore Susan Mastrangelo Dr. Milton Masur MD Rebecca Matalon ’07 Dr. Liviu D. Matei and Katalin Matei Salvatore Matera and Ann Jensen David Walter Matern Adam P. Matheny

Karen R. Matheson Sarah Phillips and John Mathews + Tim W. Matsakis ’20 Kevin Matson + Bruce Matthews Jason Matthews George E. and Lucy F. Mattingly Mary B. Mattis ’93 Daniel Mauda Mardi J. Mauney Peter C. Mauney ’93 MFA ’00 Jessica Maxson Elizabeth Maxwell Katherine Maxwell Virginia M. and Guenther W. May Judith Mayberry Julia Mayer ’07 + Roland W. Mayer + Yvonne I. Mayer J William Maynard Nancy Mayne Herbert Mayo Katherine Maysek VAP ’15 Ilaria Mazzocco ’08 Travis McAdam Alexander McAuliffe Marcia McCabe Sally McCabe Dennis McCarthy Paul W. McCarthy ’74 + Carlene McCaul Dr. Lea McChesny ’76 and Christopher Burnett + Paul McClaughlin + Rita W. McClearly Alecia and Peter McClure Ashleigh McCord ’08 ^ James McCorkle Michael McCormack Ken McCormick Chris McCready Bruce J McCuen Emily A. McCully Gaige McCumbers ^ Mack McCune ’67 + Robert McDermott Mark McDonald and Dwayne Resnick Justin P. McDonnell Catie McDowell ’84 Molly McEneny Gwen McEvoy Patrick McEvoy Martha McFadden Maggie McFarland Sabina McGarrahan Gasper Kevin McGarvey Susan McGeorge Kathie McGinty William McGinty Ellen McGlynn Alice and Brian McGowan Robert W. McGrail Travis McGrath ’11 + Phyllis McGraw Arthur H. McGuire + Mark McGuire + ^ Eugene R. McHugh CCS ’09 Lucindia F. and Stephen S. McInerney ^ Katherine L. McInnis ’12 Andrew McIntosh ’97 + Mark McIntyre Mary McIntyre Robert McKay +

Michael Eric McKee Aya McKeen ’09 Allie McKeever ’99 Gregory Michael McKeighan Courtney J. McKeldin and Theodore R. McKeldin Jr. Richard R. McKeon Jr. and Tim Lewis Donald McKinnon ’90 James McLafferty + Scott McLain Bob McLalan Anna Bell McLanahan ’92 + Don and Evelyn McLean + Gregory McLean II ’10 Anna J. McLellan ’83 + Lamar McLendon Joan McLoughlin Ian McMahon ’17 Joy McManigal Sean McMeekin David and Elizabeth McMillan Scott McMillen ’09 John and Theresa McNally David McNary Robert McNevin ’10 John and Patricia McNulty Michael D. McNulty ’77 Laura McPhee Nina McPherson ^ Robert McQueen Heather Mead Lauren Meade Rachel Meade ’10 Melinda Meador John Medaille Howard Megdal ’07 Linn Mehta Craig Meichert Pamela Meier and Fred Meier John Melick + Linda Mellgren and John Payne Delia Mellis ’86 + Victor Mellon and Chavee Lerer Sylvie Melman Susan R Meltsner Evan R. Meltzer + Hilary and Harold Meltzer Julia Meltzer ^ Antonia Meltzoff* Stephen W. Melville Victor Melville Branham C. Menard Donna Menconeri Maryanne and Richard Mendelsohn Dr. Naomi Mendelsohn + Gabriel Mendes Alyssa Mendez Sylvia Mendez ’06 Sydney A. Menees ’12 Harold Menendez Juliette Alea Meneses-Gongora Julie Menten Monica Mercado Anita Merk Lara Merling LEI ’14 + Christine Mermier Susan Mernit Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Merola + Jacob E. Merrell ’17 Kelsey Merriam ’10 Maura and William Merrill Elyse Merriman Suzanne L. Merryman


Melissa A. Meschery Ryan Mesina ’06 + ^ Clarissa Messer ’19 Edward Messerschmidt Lisa Messinger Lindsay E. Messoline ^ Amy Metroka Susanne Metz Carl Meyer ’15 Carlin Meyer Dan Meyer Gale and William Meyer Luke Meyer Rached Meyer ’06 Tammy Saucier Meyers William Mezzomo and Theresa Natalicchio + Ryn Miake-Lye + ^ Simon Miall Emily Michael + Roderick D. Michael ’80 Jaime Michaels Leni Michaels Ray Michaels Kieley Michasiow-Levy and Matt Levy + Claire Elizabeth Michie ’02 and Benjamin Sternthal + ^ Risa Mickenberg Kyra Gabrielle Middeleer ’17 Allie Middleton Hermann Miedel Joanna M. Migdal + Robert Miglino Ramona Mikelson ’16 Catherine Mikic Warren R. Mikulka + Nara Milanich Anne M. Mildner Penelope Milford Lew A. Millenbach ’64 A. Ingrid Miller Ann Miller Antoinette and Inskip Miller Carol H. Miller Christopher Miller and Christopher Rivers + Daniel E. Miller and Shannon Bass Miller ’90 Gregory R. Miller Howard Miller James Miller Jane P. Miller and Steven H. Miller ’70 + Jeffrey E. Miller ’73 Joan and William Miller Jon Miller Kimberly K. Miller ’91 + Marie-Therese Miller Morgan E. Miller ’95 + ^ Susan and Stephen Miller + Robert Milligan Jr. + Janet C. Mills + Jason Mills Judith Mills-Johnson Bridget Elder ’83 and Kenneth Milman ’84 Bruce J. Milner + David Milstein Rakhel ’97 and Scott ’96 Milstein Betsy J. Minden The Minin Family ^ Melanie Mintz Andrea and Kenneth L. Miron + Dr. David Paul Mirsky ’57

Charlotte and Art Misner Neville Mistri ^ Garland Mitchell Kristen Mitchell Robert Jerome Mitchell Liana V. Mitlyng Day ’13 + Aaron Mittel Carolyn Mix Sevil Miyhandar ’99 Karen E. Moeller and Charles H. Talleur + Mary Moeller Steve Moffic Sohrab Mohebbi CCS ’10 Angelica Molero ’09 Mary Molina ’00 Christopher Monaco and Willow Kurowski Harvey Monder Joanne Moniot Joan S. Monk Avi Monro and Paul Monro Anna M. Monroe Amelia Monson Parker ’16 Katherine K. Montague + Kenneth Monteiro Liz Montesano Robert Montgomery Jazmine Montoya Anne I. Moore Barry G. and Whitney M. Moore + Edward Moore ’13 Coralie E. Moorhead ’72 + William A. Moorman Marcos A. Morales ’90 + Martha Moran and George Meyer + Ginger L. Morawski Margaret Moree Frederick C. Morgan ’77 Gary Morgan John David Morgan Josephine N. Morgan Ken Morgan + Michael Morgan Pamela Morgan Peter and Susanne Morgan Regina Morgan-Rodriguez Zoe Mikaila Morgan-Weinman ’18 Hiroshi Mori MFA ’14 Patrick Moriarty + Grayson Morley ’13 + Matthew K. Moroson Victoria Morrell + Hannah L. Morrill Karen L. and Roland Morris Sheri Morris Stephen Morris Anne M. Morris-Stockton ’68 + Courtney Morrison Timothy P. Morrow Susan C. Morse ’68 and Frank Ludovina The Morton Family ^ Gregory Duff Morton Andrea and Martin Mosbacher + Karl Moschner and Hannelore Wilfert Gina Moss ’78 + Stephen Most and Claire Schoen + ^ Alfred E. Motsinger ’77 Kate Moulene Patricia Moussatche PhD ’98 Laura Moustakerski Linda L. Moverley Marilee Moy Monica Moyes

Margaret and John Bard Society members’ names are bolded |

Camilla Mozo Emma MP Marlene Mrakovcic Bettina Mueller Julia Mueller ’20 Carolyn Mufson + Joyce Mullan Cori Mullaney Ann E. Mullen + Gregory Muller Laura J. Muller ’90 + Margaret L. Muller Daniel Mullin ’08 Anne Mulvaney Julia Munemo ’97 and Ngonidzashe Munemo ’00 + Nadine Bernadette Muñiz ’14 Alain and Rosemary Munkittrick Belinda Munsell Supriya Munshaw ’04 Jennifer Murphy ’07 Judy Murphy ^ Linda Murphy ’88 + Dr. and Mrs. Michael Murphy Russell Murray ’91 Luka Liam Murro R. Alexandra Murry ’09 Patrick Murtagh ’07 + Allison and Fraser Musmand Linda Mussmann and Claudia Bruce Peter J. Muste MAT ’14 Morgan Muston Roger Muzi David S. Mydans ’70 Eric Myers Jeremy Myers and Yun Wa Chan ^ Joanne Myers + Lindsay Myers Park Myers CCS ’15 William C. Myers Priscilla N. Myerson ’67 Shay Myerson Lisa B Nachtigall Richard M. Nadeau ’75 and Jane Nadeau Sybil Nadel Charlie Naef ’53 + Edgar O. Najera Martinez Mio Nakamura Virginia Nalencz + Tatsuji Namba Laura Napier MFA ’07 Christina Napolitano ^ Laurie E. Naranch Dr. David Nardacci + Cynthia Nardella Hugo Narvarte Sonia and Thomas Nath Jane Nathanson and Andrew Newman Victoria Naugle Dimitry Nazaire Natasha R. Neal ’97 Debbie Needleman ’78 Anne Neeley ^ Alicia Neelley-Beth ’98 Peter Neely ’07 Thomas Neely + Katelyn Neff Sandi Neiman James and Andrea Nelkin + Chris Nelson and Karen Nelson Courtney Nelson Cynthia B. and Richard J. Nelson

+ Donor has given for three or more consecutive fiscal years

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^ Monthly recurring donor

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Rabbi David Nelson and Rachel Jewelewicz-Nelson Devin Conrad Berg Nelson Hon. Henry K. Nelson ’68 Tony and Deborah Nelson Kate Nemeth ’11 + ^ Jessica Neptune ’02 Shaari Neretin Kimberley Neroda James Neu Ann and Ronald Neufeld Mark Neufeld Lisa and Kenneth Neuman Suzanne Neusner Carole Neville Andrea Shaw Nevins Maury Newburger Erica Newland Amanda Newman Lucy Newman ’80 Lisa A. Newmann ’75 Neil T. Nicastro Matthew R. Nicholoff ’20 Kenneth and Mary Nichols Andrew J. Nicholson ’94 + Noah H. Nickerson ’20 Raymond Nied Dr. and Mrs. Michael L. Nieland Sigi S. Nielsen ’18 + Amy Nightingale ’06 Lidija Nikolic + Carol Niles and Phillip Niles Sarah Ann Nisenson ’62 Michael Nishball Anne Nissim Marilyn Nissim-Sabat Bette and Stan Nitzky Christina No Kimberly Nobel Clare I. Nolan ’12 Michael and Rebecca Nolan + Rosemarie Nolan Tom Nolan ’84 + Elizabeth K. Nordlander ’97 Amy Norr Rebekah Norris Dr. Brianna Norton ’00 Dr. Kerri-Ann Norton ’04 + ^ Abby Notterman + Joan Kroll Novick ’52 Jennifer Novik ’98 + ^ Hugo Nunez ’15 Gail R. Nussbaum Donna Nussinow-Burns ’79 + Eric Nyberg Arliss Nygard ’75 Timothy J. Oakes ’97 Harold Oaklander + Liam G. Oberholzer ’20 Susan Oberman + Tyler O’Brien Charles John O’Byrne M. Anne O’Connell Julie O’Connor Kathy O’Connor Jennifer Odlum Rachel Odo and Tomaso Milian Victoria O’Dwyer Paula Oehlberg Kimberly Menard O’Flaherty ’89 Margaux Ogden ’05 + Harold O’Grady Keith O’Hara and Mary E. O’Hara

* Deceased

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Supporters, cont. Peter O’Hara Denis O’Hare Joanne Okagaki Cori O’Keefe Stephen Olenik + Maureen and Mohammad Olfati + Dianne Ollech Sandra M. Olliges Jennifer Olmsted Kenneth A. Olmsted ’77 Thelma Olsen + Andrea Olshan and Michael Odell Kenneth Olshansky and Margot Owett Ingrid Olson Kristin Olson Richard P. Olson and Kris H. Sahonchik Sonja L. Olson ’98 + The Corbett O’Malley Family Susan O’Malley Terrence J. O’Malley Laura O’Neill Carolyn Oppenheim Sara, Keith, and Anna-Claire Hopper-Oppenheim Michael Orbach + ^ Richard Wheatland Ordway Steven A. Orenstein Ana N. Orians ^ Janice Orland Thomas Orlando + Susan and Joshua Orlinsky Brice D. Ormesher ’12 + ^ Kevin and Tania Oro-Hahn Peter Orr and Neja Liias Patricia M O’Rourke Terence O’Rourke ’99 + Dr. Maureen L. Osborne ’76 E. Scott Osborne + Wayne Osborne ^ William Osborne Jonathan ’52 and Iris M. ’52 Oseas Brendan O’Shea David O’Shea Elliott S. Oshry Suzanne Osterman-Meyer and Dan Meyer Thomas Ostrofsky + Jory Osyczka Suzanne and Theodore Otis + Donald Nicholas O’Toole Cindy Ott ^ Suzanne Ouellette Dr. Pinchas Ovide Debora Ow William Paccione Tricia Paffendorf Alana Pagano ’17 Dwight Paine Jr. ’68 + Kevin Y. Pak Kim Pak Alexandra Palay-Harned MFA ’01 Alexander W. Palmer ’13 Joan Palmeri Melissa Paluch Pat Connolly Pantello + Sky Pape and Alan C. Houghton + Sophia K. Pappas ’19 Francis Paraday ’91 + Gowri Parameswaran and Ajit Zacharias Praveen Parasar Philip A. Pardi Carol Pardo Abigail Paris ’09

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Anna Paritsky ’14 Julie Park ^ So Young Park Robert and Martha Parke + Allison C. Parker ’92 Amy Parker Carole A. Parker and Dr. John E. Smedley Crawford Parker Douglas Parker G. Ross Parker Sarah Parker-Givens Suneeta S. Paroly Ross Parrino Pat Parsons Denny Partridge + Hadley Parum ^ Ezra Parzybok MFA ’06 Mary Rose Pasquale Katrina Pastore ’14 Adam Pasulka Ellen F. Patak Arny Patel Ulka Patel Michael Patnode Alan Patricof Gary S. Patrik + Angie Patterson Jeffery and Faye Patterson ^ Gary A. Patton + Lucy H. Patton-Petty and David C. Petty + Leslee Nadelson Paul ’70 Grayce Paul-Dierkes Caroline Paulson + Jed and Caroline Pavlin Andrew Ross Payton ’05 + ^ Martin Payton Carolyn Peña Maudie Peacock Molly Pearlstein ’11 Elizabeth Pearson Karen Pearson and Matt Wright + Ellen M. Pechman Carla Peck Erin Peck Yarema ’02 + Maja Pehrson Jacqueline Peiffer William Peirce ’80 + Linda Pelaccio John B. Pellegrini George A. Pelletier Jr. ’92 + Laura Pelosi Holly Pemberton Warren and Susan Pemsler Rachel Peng and John Lu Joseph L. Pennacchio Seth Peoples Renata Y. Pepi Peran/Banfield Eugene Perez Lu Ortiz Ruffo Perez Robert Perillo Kate Perkins ^ Maximilian Randall Perkins ’17 Susan N. Perkins George and Shirley Perle + Jeffrey Perlman Chas Perry Dr. David G. Perry ’67 + Donna Perry and Neill S. Rosenfeld Benjamin L. Pesetsky ’11 Sheila Sweeney Peter

James J. Peters ^ Daniel J. Peterson ’88 Elysia Petras ’10 Ralph D. Petricone Heather Petrie ’05 Mayya Petrova ’17 John Petrowsky Joseph Petrucelli Prof. Judy B. Pfaff Lesley Pfeifer Robert Pfeifer Abby Pfeiffer ’12 Patricia Pforte ’08 + Hoang Pham ^ Emily J. Philip ’09 + Harry Phillips III Jennifer Phillips John Phillips Leslie M. Phillips ’73 Scott Phillips Susan Phillips and Gregory Barker Gabriela Philo ’15 + ^ Susan Picard Luca Piccin Yudelka Pichardo Vladimir Pick ’10 Adrianne E. Pierce ^ Darnell Pierce Margaret Sun-Ly Pierce VAP ’19 Catherine Pietrow Alexi Piirimae Dr. Grace Pilcer Peter J Piliero Stacey P. Pilson ’91 + Thea Piltzecker ’11 Janet Pincus Ashley Pinney Mary G. Piper Lucas Pipes ’08 and Sarah Elizabeth Coe Paden ’09 + Celina R. Pipman and Sergio A. Spodek + Joan Pirics and James McCarthy Denise T Pitcher Max Pitman ’18 Sheryl G. Pitt Karen Plafker Nancy Platt Emily Plishner Janet E. Ploss MD Lily Plotkin Elizabeth Plum ’08 Peter A. Poccia Ronald and Mayda Podell + Shelley Podolny Charles Pogacar ’10 Joseph Pogacar ’08 ^ Gene Pokorny Bruce Poli ’75 Gina Pollara Peter Pollock + Kevin Pomplun Sarah Popdan ’96 Rosamond Pope ^ Karen and Tony Porcelli Ginger Port Kelly Port Marcy ’79 and Scott L. ’79 Porter Jr. James Porter-Brown and Quayny Porter-Brown Rene Portillo Artem Portnoy Laurie Posner Prudence Posner ^

Barbara J. Post + Nora Post + Stuart Post and Chris Kelley + Eleanore M. Potter ’66 and Robert L. Potter Jr. Penny Potter PhD ^ James G. Poulos ’89 James Poux Freya Powell ’06 and Anubhav Tibrewal ’07 Lawrence N. Powell Lonnie R. Powell Michael and Reita Powell + Sandy and Bob Powell Carolyn Prescott MFA ’87 and Ralf Jaeger Iris S. and Michael I. Present + Paige Pressley Gregory Pressman Claire P. Prestel Rhea E. Pretsell + Jenny Prewo-Harbord + David M. Price MAT ’13 Susan Price + Mark R. Primoff Michael Privitera + Marc A. Probst Alex and Sarah B. Prud’homme + Erica and Hector Prud’Homme Christopher J. Pryslopski ’97 Barbara Pugh Rowan Alexander Puig Davis Tim Purcell Martha Purdy + Heather Purvis Nicholas J. Quaife David Quigley Mary J. Quigley Thomas and Kathleen Quigley Taylor Quinland ’18 Barbara Raab Robert J. Rabin and Barbara W. Rabin Joy Rabinowitsch-Veron ’95 Katherine Rabinowitz Susan Rabinowitz and Joel Longenecker Neila Beth Radin Donna-Marie and John Radman Alice Radosh Jonian Rafti ’15 Reazur Rahman ’04 + Keyvan Rahmatian Todd and Michele Rambashek Shaun and Laura Ann Ramsey Ellen Rand Julie Rapoport Abdullah Jihad Rashid ’05 Graciela Rasor Tal K. Rastopchin ’17 Hans Christian Rath Aoife Rath-Cullimore Stephen Rathe Chandra Ratner Kurt Rausch + Arthur Ravander Yael Ravin and Dr. Howard E. Sachar ’68 + Reginald Raye ’10 + ^ Judith Raymo Kathy and Patrick Rebillot Chris Redford ^ Kevin and Laura Redlich Ingrid Reed Sarah B. and Thomas A. Reed


Yumiko Reed (Takashina) and Timothy Reed Miriam Reeder + James Reich Susan Reichmister Thomas Reid Maria Reidelbach Dr. Maarten Reilingh PhD Nicholas M. Reilingh Kathleen Reilly ^ Kathryn and James Reilly Gay F. and Peter H. Reimann Barbara Reiner Jonathan Reingold ’04 Elizabeth Reiss ’87 and David Brody Vivian Reiss Barbara Reissman + Adam Reiswig Robert Renbeck Cindy Renker Joanne Renneman Sandra Renner Craig Repasz Stacey A. Resnikoff ’90 Peter G. Restler and Susan Restler Joan Retallack Carissa Reyes Barbara E. Reynolds Katherine L. Reynolds Robin Rheiner Greg and Risa Ribakove Randi Ribakove Erica and Anderson Ribeiro Gilda P. Riccardi Joan Spielberg Rich ’63 Paul S. Rich ’98 Marcia R. Rich Vickers ’70 Michael P. Richard Alex Richards ’01 Cynthia R. Richards Karen D. Richards Suzanne R. Richardson ’05 Debra and Peter Richman Joshua S. Richman ’96 Anthony H. Richter Eva Richter Mary Richter Pamela S. and William L. Richter + Brian Riddell Chanya Riddick ’18 Siira M. Rieschl ’15 BCEP ’20 Dr. Catherine K. Riessman ’60 + R. Riggs ’08 + Christopher Riley ’93 + Jamie Barret Riley ’07 Samuel J. Rimland Jean Rincon (Rogers) ’72 Brian Rineer Shirley Ripullone and Kenneth Stahl Ilkka Ritola Valerie ’75 and Tim Rittenhouse + Andrés Rivas GCP ’17 Chloe Rivera ’10 Suzanne Rizzo RJ Ann and Thomas Robb + Debra Robb Eleanor Robb ’16 + Jessica Sloane Robbins Camilla and Silos Roberts + James Roberts Marge Roberts Anne Roberts Lister ’91 +

Troy L. Robertson ’16 Christopher Robinson Diana Cohen Robinson Elizabeth Robinson ’85 + Lilian I. Robinson ’98 + Lynn Robinson + Thomas C. Robinson Matthew J. Robinson-Wrobel ’20 Corey Robison Christopher Roblee ’72 Anna Rochon Dr. Abbie Rockwell ’75 Paul R. and Suzanne M. Rockwood + Anne B Rodgers Patrick Rodgers ’04 Halsey Rodman ^ Karen Rodriguez Brigitte Roepke Svetlana Rogachevska Chris Rogers David Rogers Ethan I. Rogers ’16 Prof. Susan F. Rogers + Will R. Rogers Christian Rogowski + Michelle Roise Bonnie S. Roll Aleksandra Romano Joyce Romano ’85 + Rachel Romano Pamela Romanowsky ^ Lester Ronick Connor Rooke Michael Roomberg William Roos Oren Root + Nailah and Odin Roque + ^ Brian Rosandich ^ Daisy J. Rosato ’16 Keith Warren Roscoe ’17 Jacqueline Rose + Prof. Lauren Lynn Rose Stephen Rose and Naamah Paley Rose Jessica Rosen Perry Rosen Allegra M. Rosenbaum ’13 Adam Rosenberg Rina Rosenberg Steven Rosenberg + Kathy Rosenblatt Ira Rosenblum Kali Rosenblum Martin J. Rosenblum and Carol Rosenblum + Peter Rosenblum Esther Rosenfeld Evelyn and David Rosenthal + Kate Rosenthal Lawrence Rosenthal Sarah Rosenthal Sarah Rosenthal ’12 + Theodore M Rosenthal Dan and Jay Ross Ilse W. Ross ’49 Phyllis Ross Katheryn Ross-Winnie ’02 ^ Michael D. Rosse ’55 Gabriel B. Rossi Katherine Rossiter VAP ’17 Joseph Rosso Marc Roth Margaret A. Roth Meyer and Naomi A. Rothberg

Margaret and John Bard Society members’ names are bolded |

Barbara Rothenberg Dr. Naomi Fox Rothfield ’50 and Dr. Lawrence I. Rothfield + Julie Rothman Amy Rothstein and Peter Salerno + Karla Rothstein Paige Rotondo Lisa Roumell Wyman Rousseau Tim Rowe John Rowland Penelope Rowlands ’73 + George Roy Maya Roy John Royall Joshua L. Royte ’85 Margaret Rubin + Sharon and Edward Rubin Noah B. Rubinstein ’89 and Jill Blakeway Nancy J. Ruddy ’74 + Kara M. Rudnick ’99 + Sheldon Rudolf Joan D. Rueckert Saskia Rueda ^ James R. Ruff Francene Rugendorf Diana Ruggiero ’16 + Jennifer L. and Joseph R. Ruggiero Catherine Ruggles ’98 Yesenia Ruiz Cortes Sheila Rule and Joseph Robinson ’17 Sarah Rulli Anthony and Lydia Ruocco Emily S. Rusch and Joshua Buswell-Charkow Ryan J. Rusiecki ’20 Mark ’98 and Olga ’01 Russell Nadia Russell Theron Russell and Pam Russell Jennie Russo and Lalo Reale Joseph Russo Ben Ruxin and Tally Erickson Greg Ryan Susan Ryu Aileen Saatchi ’14 David Sable Kahan Sablo Dr. Michael J. Sadowski Fred Sagarin Ajay Sahgal Dr. Richard ’65 and Monica Sahn Ilya Sakayev Steven Salmony Ellen A. Saltzman Andrew Salva and Diane Bulwin Alan Saly Myrna Sameth + Erin Samueli Myat Su San ’15 Miranda C. Sanborn ’20 Daphany Sanchez ’10 Brent A. Sandene Frances Bromiley Sandiford ’52 Luke Sandle ^ Barbara L. ’54 and Robert Sandler Isabella M. Sandora Theresa Santopolo ’01 Barbara Santoro Jade A. Santoro ’90 Barbara Sarah + ^ Cynthia Saravia Bazoberry Kimberly Sargeant ’14

+ Donor has given for three or more consecutive fiscal years

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^ Monthly recurring donor

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Elizabeth Sarles and Scott-Martin Kosofsky + William J. Saslawsky Randi Saslow Arthur Sata ’72 + Richard Saudek ’05 and Mollie Andron ’05 Brandon Sauer Heinz Sauer Julie Saul Charles Saulson ’74 Karen Savage Mary Catherine Savage Nathaniel J. Savage Robyn Savage Violet Oonagh Savage Brian Savin Mary Savino ^ Jay Savulich Carole Sayle Crystal Schachter Jill Schaeffer ^ David Schaengold John F Schaettler Peggy Schapiro David G. Schardt ’71 Alan C. and Leigh Scharfe + Minna Scharff Peter Scheckner ’64 + Dan Scheffey Christian Scheider ’12 ^ Elizabeth Scheines Thomas Schell ’06 ^ Joseph and Shirley Schellentrager Ann Scheman Sarah Schenck and John Donahue Hillel Schenker Patrick Q. Scheper Mary Lane Scherer and James T. Brous Minna Scherlinder Morse ’88 Janice Faller Schermer and Leland P. Schermer Rhoda Schermer + ^ Richard Scherr Daniel E. Scherrer + Rebecca Scherzer Karen Schetina and David Japka Alena Schiappacasse ’15 Roberta Schiff Karen R. Schlather Diana Schlesinger and Robert Nassau Judith Schlesinger M. Schliesser Debbie Schlossberg Lynn Schmeidler Donald Schmidt Eric R. Schnadig Corey M. Schneider Jen Schneider Meg Schneider Stephanie Schneider Matthew Schnipper Elizabeth Schnitzer Leitzel L. Schoen Ernst and Betty Schoen-Rene Bettina Scholdan David M. Scholder ’90 and Tara E. Scholder ’91 + Judith A. and Morton W. Schomer Judith Schonhoff David and Abigail Schor + Roberta Schreiber Dunn ’67 Catherine Schroeder

* Deceased

honor roll of donors 85


Supporters, cont. Mary Schroeder Laura Schubert ’12 + Doug Schultz ’77 Janet Y. Schulze Rachel G. Schutz VAP ’09 Drs. Donald I. Schwab and Jose Sotolongo Joseph Schwaiger ’71 + Alan J. Schwartz and Kay Kinoshita + Arnie Schwartz Joyce S. Schwartz + Ken Schwartz Peggy Schwartz Ori A. Schwartzburg and Deborah G. Shulevitz Lisa Schwarzbaum Lindsey Scoppetta ’12 Roger N. Scotland ’93 + Barbara J. Scott Courtney E. Scott ’99 + Walter R. Scott William Scott Mary A. Scrupe MFA ’96 Richard Seager and Nancy Jane Brandwein Patricia Seal Sky Sealey Will Searcy Kim Sears Lynne C. Seastone Anthony Sebok Matthew Seconi Kevin Seekamp Jennifer C. and John A. Segal Jennifer H. Segal + ^ Judith Segal PhD and James Kelley PhD + Dr. David Segarnick ’78 and Patricia Zimic Angela Segel Susan Seidel John Seidman Molly B. Seitz Hallie Sekoff ’12 Arlene and Gilbert Seligman Dina Selim Scott Selisker Sheryl Seller Henry Seltzer ’06 + Thomas M. Semkow + Rahul Sen Sharma + Neysa T. Sensenig Dagni and Martin Senzel Karen and Dr. Kim Serota + Jeff Serouya Maro Rose Sevastopoulos ’00 + Daniel Severson ’10 + Jeffrey M. Seward ’75 Lucy Sexton Alix Shafer ’78 and Denis Duman + ^ Catriona Shafer and Gurdon R. Miller Daniel Shafer Susan Shaftan Perrin and Bryan Perrin Erik Shagdar ’11 + Hessa Shahid Daniel H. Shanahan Tripp Shannon ^ Dawn Shapiro Elizabeth and Dr. Michael Shapiro Henry B. Shapiro ’07 Jessica Shapiro ’03 and James Braddy John and Sophiline Shapiro Jordan Shapiro

86 honor roll of donors

Karen Shapiro ’78 and Syud Sharif + Naomi Shapiro Peggy Stafford and Mike Shapiro Peter Shapiro ’01 + Sarah Shapiro ’02 Dr. Samuel L. Sharmat ’91 MD Frances Sharpless + Ellen Shatter Adam J. Shatz + Steven Shatz Christie Shaw Christopher Shaw ’71 and Susan Kavanagh Judith Shaw Penny Pugliese Shaw ’58 Suzanne Shaw Levi Shaw-Faber ’15 Brian Shea M. Tracie Shea David and Amy Shein Batia Shellef Bryan Gutierrez Shelton ’98 Diana Shen Bonni and Jon Shenk Elizabeth Sherman Martha Sherman Motoyuki Shibata Jennifer Shiffman Patricia Shifrin Genya N. Shimkin ’08 + Liza Jane Shippey Palmer ’99 and Tim N. Palmer Meriel Shire ’07 and Alex Rubenstein ’06 Frank T. Shirley Andrea Sholler and Bart Mosley + Joshua Shomo Sophia Shon Ed Shook Andrew J. Shookhoff ’72 and Eva Sochorova Sandra Short Carolyn and Tom Shread Kate Shriver Youheng Shu Holly Lourie Shulman ’17 Stanley S. Shuman Anna Shuster Robin Shutinya Elaine Sia Arthur Siciliano and Barbara Blanchard Yasmeen M. Siddiqui CCS ’05 Nancy and Jack Sieber + Alan Siegel Judith and Jeffrey Siegel + Alexander Sierck Reed Sieving Andra Sighinas ’15 Natalia Sills Dr. Christopher E. and Grace B. Silva David Silva and Mary Kantz Lisa Silver + Lou Silver ’74 Dara Silverman ’95 + Miriam Silverman ’04 Rachel Silverman Stephen Simcock Ian Simmons Andrew Simon ’10 Elisabeth A. Simon + Ruth Simon Susan L. Simon ’67 Dominique Simonneaux Olja Simoska ’15

Hatice Simten Cosar Carina I. Sinclair + Curtis Sinclair H. Lawrence and JoAnn K. Singband + Michael C. Singer Steven Singer and Wynne Prindle + Arvinder Singh ^ Puneet Singhvi Jennifer M. Singleton ’85 + Sonita Singwi Karen Sipperley Elizabeth Siska ’04 Janet Sistare Elena Siyanko Robert Skeist Aleksandar ’09 and Isidora ’11 Skular Adam Thomas Skura Christopher Skutch ’85 Kendra Slack Andrew Sleeth Slezak Family Lillian Slezak ’07 David H. Sloan Douglas Sloan Herbert E. Sloan Marjorie Slome and Kenneth S. Stern ’75 + Kira Sloop ’94 + ^ Dr. John A. and Mary Anne Smallwood Anson Smith and Janet Kinnane Audrey Lasher Smith ’78 + Carole-Jean Smith ’66 + Courtney Smith Damon B. Smith Erin Smith ’13 Dr. Eve P. Smith ’56 George A. Smith ’82 + Holli Smith and Oscar Smith Jacqueline Smith John and Diane Smith + Justin Smith ^ Lou Ann Smith and Mark Lenetsky Lynn Kelly Smith and Philip L. Smith II Mary R. Smith Mary Smith Nora Smith Olivia Smith + Dr. Richard K. Smith ’65 + Stephanie Ann Smith ’13 Steven D. Smith Suzanne F. Smith + Suzanne Smith ^ Theodore J. Smith Ted Smudde and Pamela Tom Jan and Jim Smyth Ms. Robyn Smyth India Sneed Jenny Snider Sheldon Snodgrass and Judy Goldman + Betsy Snope Zachary Snow + Adam Snyder ’89 + Joan Snyder Joseph Sobota + Richard Soderquist + Fredi Wolgin Sokoloff ’75 Judy and Kent Sokoloff Maritza Solano ^ Andrew Solomon Julianna R. Solomon Beverly and Barry Solow Dafna Soltes Stein William Somerville Jr.

Elisabeth Sommerfelt + Frank P. L. Sommerville Susanne Son and Ryan Kamm Zexi Song ’16 Carol S. Sonnenschein ’53 + Lorelei Sontag Abdol S. Soofi Jeannie and Louis Sorell Gracia P. and Howard D. Sorensen Kim Sorenson Tanya L. Sorenson ’14 Cathi Soriano Doris A. Soroko ’67 Jacob Soule Richard and Kimberly Soule Mariana T. Souza MBA ’16 Eric Sowarby Sharon Sowarby John S. Sowle Arthur and Donna Soyk + Stephen Spargur Amy Sparks Janice Sparks ^ Susanna Spaulding Joseph Specht The Speck Family ^ Matthew Specter Tami Spector ’82 Leslie Speidel Linda Burgess Speirs ’90 Doris Spencer Miranda Spencer ’81 Stephanie Spencer Susan and Jim Spencer Diane Sperber Joel Sperber and Diane Sperber Elizabeth L. Spinzia ’84 Tija Spitsberg and David Weiner + Marjory Spoerri + Jenny L. Sponberg + Philip Spradling PhD Valerie Sprenz Christian Springer ^ Heinz Sproll John J. Sproule Marcia Sprules + Archana Sridhar ’98 and Kevin O’Neill + Raissa St. Pierre ’87 + Barbara and Jay Staats Paulette Staats and Paul Shriver P. William Staby and Anne Vaterlaus + Eve Caroline Stahlberger ’97 + Jeremy Stamas ’05 + Laura E. Stamas ’97 + Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins Joseph A. Stanco Jr. ’99 Lisa Foley Stand ’80 + Lindsay A. Stanley ’12 + ^ Kate Staples Johanna Staray Cruce Stark Ellen Stark Rhiannon Start Jeffrey C. States Glenn and Agnes Statile + George Stauffer John Staugaitis Jonathan Steele Shawn C. Steele ’11 Lauren Steely ^ David Steffen Alex Stein Eleanor Stein


Harry Stein Judith Stein Marion P. Stein ’48 + Susan Stein Emily J. Steinberg ’04 + ^ Michael P. Steinberg Paul Steinberg Patti Steiner Wendy Steiner Odette Ailsa Steinert Johanna Stella Karla Stenzel Alana Stephens Andrew C. Stephens ’05 Chloe T. Stergides ’12 Howard David Sterling Michael Stern Steve Stern Ellie Sterner Leslie Sternlieb + Carolyn Steuhl Barbara and Jeffrey Stevens Jennifer Stevens Margaret C. Stevens ’16 Mavis and Harold Stevens Theresa Adams Stevens ’86 + Caroline Stewart ’08 Eden Stewart ’89 Lucas Stewart Susan Stewart Taylor Stewart Terrence and Donna Stewart Elizabeth and Lester Stiel + Jonathan E. Stiles ’94 Bruce Stimpson Jessica Stingo Jaime Stock Rebecca Stockbridge Paul Stoddard Ross L. Stoddard Nancy Stoffel ^ Eve-Alice Stoller + Danton Stone David Stone and Christina Papadimitriou ^ Kimberly Stone and Kenneth Wexler Michael Stone ’00 + ^ William S. Stone ’74 Kelly K. Storrs Bruce Stowell Zornitsa Stoyanova-Yerburgh ’97 and Roger Yerburgh ’97 Trevor Straight ^ Lindsey D. Strand-Polyak Amanda Straniere + ^ Rachel Strauber + Eilidh McGregor Strauss ’20 Elijah Strauss ’11 + Ella Strauss + Justin Strauss Sarah Smith Strauss ’93 + Drs. Marilyn J. and Robert A. Strawbridge Dr. Jack D. Street + Richard Strempski Conner Strickland Mary and James Strieder Georg Striedter Andrew Strombeck Alice and Timothy Stroup Amy J. Strumbly ’11 + Constance Stubbs Rebecca Stuhr

Lauren Stutzbach ’07 Drs. Albert ’47 and Eve M. ’48 Stwertka + Bonnie A. Suchman ’80 and Bruce Heppen Gretchen E. L. Suess ’95 Cheryl Sugars Alexis Suib Alexandra Sullivan John P. Sullivan + John R. Sullivan Dr. Maura Sullivan Nathaniel R. Sullivan VAP ’17 Sandra Summer-Parks Ann Sundberg and Rolf Hanson Carol Sundberg Peter Superti Rima Suqi John Surface Jerl O. Surratt Michael V. Susi Katie Susko Sheryl Y. Sutler John Q. Easton and Sem C. Sutter Marina Park Sutton ’78 + Naoe Suzuki Karen Swann + Jurry Swart Julianne Swartz MFA ’03 and Ken Landauer Colleen Sweeney ^ Robert D. Sweeney ’94 Brooke Alaena McElnea Sweet ’02 Christian Sweningsen Sandra S. Swenson Dr. Edgar Sweren and Mrs. Betty Sweren Walter E. Swett ’96 + F. Curtiss Swezy PhD ’60 Joan Swift + Tracy Swindell Geoffrey Swindells Thomas M. Swope + Ellika Sy Karen Sy de Jesus + Wayne Sygman Peter Szwed and Julibeth Corwin Lee Evan Tabas Trust Ann Tabasinske Margaret and William Tabb Kiyo C. Tabery ’76 + Antonio Tahhan Michelle Tai Maracela Talamantes ’20 Catherine G. Talese ’90 Jason Taliaferro Monika Taliaferro Martina Chiara Tallarita Maggie Tallerman Gary Talles and Susan G. Talles Takenori Tamai Aparna Tambar ’95 Daniel Fergus Tamulonis Dr. Pelin Tan Corina Tanasa ’00 John Tancock Joanna Tanger ’07 + Dr. Folkert M. Tangerman and Amy R. Waldhauer Ellen L. Tanner Joshua P. Tanner ’12 Pamela Tao Ross Tappen Lloyd Targer

Margaret and John Bard Society members’ names are bolded |

Karen Targove + The Taylor Family + Amy Taylor Beryl E. Taylor ’15 Charlotte Taylor Chelsea Taylor Eric D. Taylor ’96 M. Paige Taylor ’99 + ^ Mana H. Taylor ’19 Sarah T. Taylor ’11 Shemar Antonio Taylor ’17 Stefanie M. Taylor + Susan Taylor Susannah Taylor Pavlina R. Tcherneva Liza Tchernichovski Tinto Thalonikkara Christian Te Bordo ’99 and Kathryn Johnson Te Bordo ’99 + ^ Adam Teague Aerin Elizabeth Tedesco ’97 Felicia S. Tedesco Maya A. Teich ’20 Steve Teich Catherine Teixeira Tamara Telberg + Jeffrey and Monica Tencer James S. Tenner Alan S. and Barbara L. Tepper Daniel Terna MFA ’09 Joseph Terpening Anthony Thacher and Barrett Thacher + Sally and Nicholas Thacher Dan Michlyne Thal Carolee Thea + Ellen Theg Norman C. Thibodeau Claire Thiemann ’11 + Madeleine Thien Alan Thomas Demetria Thomas Elizabeth M. Thomas ’20 Joseph Thomas Lois E. Thomas Carmen Thomas-Paris and Paulin Paris Amelia Faye Thompson Don R. Thompson Jakki Thompson Jonathan Thompson and Wendy Thompson Nichole Thompson Joshua Thorson MFA ’06 Judith and Michael Thoyer Amy Thrasher Mitchell D. Throop ’80 Craig Thurtell ^ Leila Thurtell David Thwaite Nicole Tierney Ann Cunningham Tigue Jonathan Tilles ’09 Jeremiah William Tillman ’14 Lisa Tipton and Sebu Sirinian Johanna Titus and Robert Titus Nick Tobier MFA ’97 Margaret M. Tobin Edward P. Todd + Vladislav Tolmachyov Therese Tomaszkiewicz + Kaity Tong Joseph Toochin Diane Topkis Beth Tornes ’77

+ Donor has given for three or more consecutive fiscal years

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^ Monthly recurring donor

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Antoinette Torres and Family Dr. Kim M. Touchette ’77 and Prof. Hilton Weiss Olga Touloumi Dickran Toumajan ’67 + Bonnie Towle Abby J. Townend Phuc ’95 and Susan ’96 Tran + Fred Travis Rebecca Trejo Michelle M. Tremblay ^ Gina Fiering Trent ’80 Christine and Taylor Tresselt Ellen K. Triebwasser Kate (Carnevale) Trimble ’94 Olivia Troiano ’20 Michelle and Raymond Troll Jennifer Trontz Debra S. Tropp Eri Trudel Randy J. Tryon + David Tsang ’03 + Dawn Tsien + Kimberly Tsocano Thu Tu ’97 Elijah S. Tucker ’05 Jed Tucker + Ruth W. Tucker, Esq. Susan B. Tucker + ^ Angel Tueros ’13 Robert E. Tully + Maxim Tumenev Carol and Mitchel Turitz Lisette Turitz ’05 Daniel Turk David Turnbull James and Sean Turner Lawrence E. Turner ’88 + Natalie Turner Daisy Tyler Ian Tyson Lisa Ferguson Uchrin ’85 Diane Udell JoAnn Udovich Ellen Uffen + Barbara Uhl + Emiljana Ulaj ’12 + Zubeida Ullah-Eilenberg ’97 + ^ Charlotte Ullman Cynthia and Daniel Ullman Jane and Lawrence Ulman + Richard and Connie Unger Joshua and Rori Unghire Dawn Kelly Upshaw Christopher Uraneck ’99 + Wendy and Russell Urban-Mead Cilla V Anne Vachon ’10 + Regina Vaicekonyte ’11 Urvashi Vaid Karen F. Valdez Vanessa C. Valdez Christopher Valdivia Vincent Valdmanis ’03 ^ Iren S. Valentine ’92 Karen and Jorge Valero Mary Valiulis Joe Vallese MAT ’04 and Alex D. Servello ^ Rachel Vallin Dr. Robert W. Vallin ^ Pat Valusek + Tascha Van Auken

* Deceased

honor roll of donors 87


Supporters, cont. Sarah Van Buren Church ’94 Madison van der Laak Amelia Sage Van Donsel Roy Van Driesche and Sheila Marks Rachel R Van Horn Dr. William Van Lear Maureen A Van Niel Terry Vance Marc A. and Dana Lim Vanderheyden Mary Vandernoot Cox Susan Van Parys Jessica VanScoy Al Varady ’88 John M. Vargo ’83 Ann Varney Chelsea Vasnick ’11 Tanner Vea ’07 Louis Venturelli Brenda Verbeck Marilyn Vercelletto Ellen Verdibello Pamela K. Verge ’75 Macy Rhea Verges ’18 Natalie Verges ’20 Robert Vermeulen + Andrew Vichosky Nicole Vidor + Mark Viebrock ’76 Dr. Paul F. Vietz ’52 Thomas Viles Anaximenes Villano Todd Villeneuve Juliet Vincente ^ Sue Vinciguerra Martin Vinik Victoria Vinton Marc Violette Tom Vitelli Daina Vitin + Devon Vogeler Alan Vollmann Mr. and Mrs. Ronald W. Von Allmen + Kimberley von Baeyer Dr. Matthais M. and Susan C. Von Reusner + Ingrid Von Werz + William von Werz Julianna von Zumbusch Amy Voorhees Rebecca Voorwinde Karen S. Vos + Arnold Vosburgh Bryan Vosburgh + Robin Vousden George A. Wachtel Diane Wachtell Christopher L. Waddell ’95 + Albert and Helen Wade Patricia Wadleigh Sara Wadsworth Mark and Nancy Wainer Don Waintraub John B. Waits MD FAAFP ^ Ellen Wakesberg Herbert Waldren G. C. Waldrep Louise Wales + ^ Meghann Walk Ashley Walker Bonnie Walker ’08 James Walker James Walker Libbey A. Walker ’15

88 honor roll of donors

Robert Walker Stephanie Walker + Peter and Camille Wall Pamela J. Wallace ’87 + Cliff Wallach + Joanne and Edward Wallach Jonathan C. Walley ’93 Howard Wallick Christopher Walling Edith M. ’64 and Peter Wallis + James Wallner ^ Ruth Wally George T. Walmsley Birrell Walsh Emily M. Walshin ’20 Kathleen Walters George Waltuch and Anne Bogart Waltuch + Charlotte Wang ’12 + Esther F. Wanning ’66 Genevieve Wanucha ’07 Alan Wanzenberg + Casey and Steve Ward John F. Ward Kerry L. Ward Steve and Casey Ward Gabriel J Wardell ’93 and Tina Intra Donna D. Warner James Warnes and Philip Heavey + Bernadette Warren Paul Warren and Chris Chi Susan Warren Lindsay Warrington Nancy Warshawer and Bob Mellon Gregory and Nancy L. Warwick Janet Waterhouse Carolyn Waters Christopher Watler Bryan M. Watson Delthine Watson Sherry Watson Stephen Watt William D. Watterson Steve Wax Adam Weber ^ Jill E. Weber Jonathan Wechsler + Elisabeth Weed and the Book Group + Donna Weeks + Erin Weeks-Earp ’01 Martin M. and Patricia S. Ween Melissa A. Wegner VAP ’08 + Philippa C. Wehle Jenny Wei Moira Weigel Abigail Weil ’08 Albert B. Weil Nancy Weil and Amelia Elizalde + Sarah and Jason Weil Jasper O. Weinrich-Burd ’13 Elizabeth Weiner ’97 Henry Weinfield Kallie Weinkle Carrie B. Weinrib Captain Alexander C. Weinstein ’07 + Dr. Frederick G. Weinstein MD Jason Weinstein and Lee Gough Judith Weinstein Michael Weinstein ’13 + Andrew R. Weintraub Jeffrey Weintraub Myles and Vera Weintraub Betsy Weis

Joseph Weisberg Dina Weisberger Maia Weisenhaus Matthew Weishaupt and Karen Hagstrom-Weishaupt Andrea B. Weiskopf ’95 Dr. Kirsten Weiss Hallie Weiss Jennifer Weiss Jesse R. Weiss ’16 Jonathan Michael Weiss Lisa Weiss Noel N. Weiss ’58 and Diane Weiss + KB Weissman Helene Weitzner Dr. Leonard Weldon and Margaret Foxweldon + Wendy J. Weldon ’71 + Suzanne Welker David W. Welles Adam Wells Diane Wells + Mia Elise Wendel-Dilallo ’13 Kristin Wenger Evelyn Wengrofsky Jennifer Wenzel Krissy Werner Nicole K. Werpachowski ’14 Robert Wertheimer + Neil S. Westman ’97 + Sheila Westman Umlauf ’94 Donald and Adrienne H. Westmore + Henry Westmoreland Mary Weston ’12 Dr. Dietmar B. Westphal Marjorie Wexler Barbara Jean Weyant + Evan Whale ’09 Whalley Family Allen Wheeland Jean Whelan Judy Whipps Carl G. Whitbeck Jr. Anne and Alexander W. White + James White Joleen White Theda Z. White + Mary I. Whitehead + Rod Whiteman Alex T. Whiteside ^ Quay R. Whitlock William Mark Whitman Todd Whitmore Conrad Whitney Helen Whitney Wheelock Whitney III + Anne and Robert Whittaker David Wiacek ’03 Hilary Wickes Saul and Joan Wider Stanley and Laura Wiegand + Maris Wieteke Barbara Crane Wigren ’68 + Mark Wike Dan Wilbur ’09 + Anna Wilcox Beagan S. Wilcox Volz ’96 + Fran Wild Jacqueline Wilder Jeremy Wilder ^ Daniel L. Wildeson Marcia and Peter Wiley Betsy Wilgis and Shaw Wilgis

Meghann Wilhoite Cory Wilkerson Michael P. Wilkins ’77 Sam E. Wilkins Shelley Wilkinson Alex L. Willcox ’20 Amara S. Willey ’90 Ato Williams ’12 + ^ Bailey Williams Bennett Williams ’09 Hon. Betty Joyce Williams Caroline Williams Catherine S. Williams ’78 + Deborah Williams Debra J. Williams Dr. Dumaine Williams ’03 and Erika Williams ’04 + Emily B. Williams ’00 ^ Gay Williams Dr. Kathryn R. Williams ’67 + LaGreta Williams + Lesle Williams Mack Williams ^ Mark Anthony Williams Jr. ’18 Olivia R. Williams ’17 Rebecca ’73 and Roger ’73 Williams Ross Williams Tyler R. Williams Violet Alta Williams Rowan O. Willigan ’15 Paul Willis Anne Willner ’12 Dr. Lawrence A. Wills and D. J. Martin Warren Wilner and Grace Wilner Dawna Wilson Irene Wilson Suzanne Wimett Taya Win ’08 Suzanne Wind S. Melissa Winders ’05 Matt Wing ’06 Alan Winkler and Vicki Banner + Mark Winmill and Monica Winmill Martin Winn Michael P. A. Winn ’59 + Jonathan J. ’93 and Jennifer Hames ’97 Winsor Grant F. Winthrop Benjamin Wiseman Wishnoff Family Ana Wishnoff ’15 Kurt F. Wissbrun Robert S.Witkowski Juliana Woda Larissa Wohl ’10 Barbara Wohlsen Karl Woitach and Sheila Szczepaniak Andrew Wolf Cheryl Lynn Epstein Wolf ’82 and Prof. Tom Wolf + Christopher Wolf Jeremy P. Wolf ’18 Jonathan Wolf Robin and Peter Wolf + Amy Wolff ^ Meyer J. Wolin + Caroloyn W. and William Wolz + Elaine Wong Janet Wong Celestine Woo David A. Wood + Angela Woodall Drs. Craig T. and Martha E. Woodard


Matthew A. Woodward ’17 Laurie Woolever Morgan S. Woolf Claire Woolner ’11 David and Meliza E. Woolner + Kurt and Monica Woolner KK Wootton Dr. Athanasia L. J. Dollmetsch Worley ’68 Marysia Woroniecka Hallie and Dr. Jonathan Worsey Moni Woweries David Wright Richard T. Wright + Steven Wu ’12 Y. Wayne Wu ’10 + ^ Rebecca Wu-Norman ’02 Leo Wurtzburger Charlotte Wyatt Dr. Herbert M. and Audrey S. Wyman + Alun Wyn-Jones Fanya R. Wyrick-Flax ’13 Valon Xharra ’04 Min Xiao Yi Xiao ’10

Jin and Jie Xu Nathan Xu ’17 + Xinyuan Xu ’10 Wayne and Dagmar Yaddow + Hillary Yaffe Eleanora Yaggy + Rabab Haj Yahya Susan Yang Mary Yankajtis Alan J. Yanowitz ’70 Mary Beth Yarrow + Joseph Yarsky Todd and Vickie Yates Leslie Yazel Ann C. B. Yeager and Charles Yeager Devin Yeatman Dr. Adeline Yen Mah Max A. Yeston ’08 Katie Yezzi Nina Yoh ’05 Thomas L. York Anat and Yoram Yossefy Karen Young Lauren Young

Drs. Benjamin and Lisa R. Zablocki + Colin Jackson Zachariasen Marvin F. Zachow and Lori Solensten Brian Zaharatos ^ Dr. Sarah Zaidi and Roger Normand Lori Zakem Marco Zancope Dr. Ted Zanker ’56 + César A. Zapata Laura Zapata ^ Sheila Zarb-Harper Mike and Kathy Zdeb + Christopher Zegar + ^ Jordana Zeldin ^ Carissa Zeleski ^ Michael S. Zelie + Ruth Zelig Vanessa Zenji David Zepf Ingrid and Gerald Zepp Linda Zerilli Ming Ming Zhang Alexandra Zhao ’20 Julia Zhen

Bo Wen Zheng Brandon Zheng ’18 Dexin Zhou ’09 + ^ Yiyang Zhou William J. Zide ’87 Tracy Ziemer Rebecca Zillinger Gabriel Zimmerman Ian A. Zimmerman ’92 Tenley Zinke Philip Zisman Ruth Zisman and David Register Sandy Zito Antonia Zitz + Anshul R. Zota ’11 Bonnie Zucker + Frederick Zuhlke and Ronnie Cook Zuhlke Dmitri Zurita MFA ’18 Dr. Anthony C. and Laurie E. Zwaan + Hank Zwaan ’18 Larry and Nora Zweigbaum Douglas Zywiczynski + Thahmena Zzaman

MARGARET AND JOHN BARD SOCIETY It is a pleasure in this issue of the Bardian to highlight the generosity of Marella Consolini Rodewald ’82 and James Rodewald ’82. Thank you Marella and James! Our newest members of the Margaret and John Bard Society recently alerted me of their plans to include the College in their estate planning. By notifying the College of their intentions they help the administration better prepare for its future. Now more than ever, careful planning is crucial to sustain Bard’s unique education for future generations. Please read Marella and James’s story and consider joining the Margaret and John Bard Society. Future students in Annandale and around the world will thank you, as will those who will employ these creative thinkers and problem solvers to make sense of our future. —Debra Pemstein, Vice President of Development and Alumni/ae Affairs We loved our undergraduate years at Bard, but it was neither nostalgia nor a sense of duty that inspired us to include the College in our estate planning. It’s been nearly 20 years since we first had our wills done, and a few years ago, after the birth of our awesome niece, we thought we should take another look at how we’d allocated our assets. Bard was in our first wills, and it remains there because we continue to believe in the mission. The College ceaselessly works to bring the liberal arts to underserved communities, and the commitment to the link between higher education and civic participation seems increasingly important. In the process of updating our paperwork, we realized that we had never informed the College of our gift! We hope you’ll join us in adding Bard to your estate plans, and if you have already done so but not yet told the College, please let Debra know so that, along with other similarly minded alumni/ae, faculty, staff, and friends, you will be recognized as a member of the Margaret and John Bard Society. —Marella Consolini Rodewald ’82 and James Rodewald ’82 For further information on the MJBS or any questions, please contact Debra Pemstein, vice president for development and alumni/ae affairs, at Pemstein@bard.edu or 845-758-7405. All inquires are confidential. These descriptions provide information only. For specific information on your personal situation, please consult your legal and financial advisers.

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