Bardian - Winter 2019

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Dear Bard Alumni/ae, Family, and Friends, I am extremely excited for you to read about the fantastic Bard graduates in this issue of the Bardian. The Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) and the upcoming documentary series College Behind Bars, screening on PBS in November, is our cover story, and I hope you will join me in watching the two-part film to learn more about BPI, its history, and its remarkable impact on the lives of our fellow Bardians and beyond. We have a profile of the amazing Tatiana Prowell ’94, the 2019 recipient of the John and Samuel Bard Award in Medicine and Science and a distinguished scientist working in both breast cancer research and regulatory science policy. You’ll find a thought-provoking Q&A with Arthur Holland Michel ’13 about his work with the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College and his new book, Eyes in the Sky: The Secret Rise of Gorgon Stare and How It Will Watch Us All. I also had the pleasure of putting together an article about a few KC Serota ’04 Bardians who have been in the art-world spotlight of late, interviewing Tschabalala Self ’12, Xaviera Simmons photo Karl Rabe ’05, and Nayland Blake ’82. I am working with our Board of Governors and its committees to strengthen the structure of the board and, in turn, its ability to act as ambassador of the College to the greater alumni/ae community. Some of our goals are to encourage more alumni/ae giving, continue to help current students with networking, and bring more events to our community, particularly outside the greater New York City area. Looking ahead, I hope to see you at the Bard Holiday Party in New York City or at one of the Bard Cities Parties in the spring. If you are not able to get to those events but know Bardians in your area (or would like to meet more of them), consider hosting a Cities Party. The alumni/ae office will be happy to provide you with a list of local alumni/ae. We have a lot to be proud of, and I hope that we can count on your continued support of the College and all our fellow Bardians. Thank you! Bardian and Proud, KC Serota ’04 President, Board of Governors, Bard College Alumni/ae Association

board of governors of the bard college alumni/ae association KC Serota ‘04, President Mollie Meikle ‘03, Vice President Lindsay Stanley ’12, Secretary/Treasurer Robert Amsterdam ’53 Hannah Becker ‘11 Brendan Berg ’06 Jack Blum ’62 Matthew Cameron ‘04 Kathleya Chotiros ’98, Development Committee Chair Charles Clancy III ’69 Peter Criswell ’89 Michelle Dunn Marsh ’95 Nicolai Eddy ‘14 Randy Faerber ’73, Events Committee Cochair Andrew F. Fowler ’95 Kate Nemeth Fox ‘11 Jazondré Gibbs ‘19 Eric Goldman ‘98 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 Steven Miller ’70 Anne Morris-Stockton ’68 Anna Neverova ’07, Career Connections Committee Cochair; Bard Music Festival Junior Committee Cochair Karen G. Olah ’65 Gerry Pambo-Awich ’08 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 Danielle Sinay ‘13 George A. Smith ’82, Events Committee Cochair Geoffrey Stein ’82 Walter Swett ’96 Paul Thompson ’93 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

board of trustees of bard college 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 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 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, Jane Brien ’89, Director of Alumni/ae Affairs 845-758-7406, Steven Swyryt, Assistant Director of Alumni/ae Affairs 845-758-7084, Carly Hertica, Program Associate, Alumni/ae Affairs 845-758-7089, 1-800-BARDCOL #bardianandproud @bardalumni @bardcollege ©2019 Bard College Published by the Bard Publications Office Printed by Quality Printing, Pittsfield, MA

above The Orchestra Now, conducted by Leon Botstein, performs Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Sea Hawk overture during the Bard Music Festival, SummerScape 2019 (see page 18). photo Stephanie Berger cover Producer Sarah Botstein and cinematographer Buddy Squires on location at Taconic Correctional Facility (see page 2). photo Skiff Mountain Films

Bardian WINTER 2019

The Reichel ’65 Family Press Box at Lorenzo Ferrari Soccer Field, a gift of Life Trustee and Board Treasurer Stanley A. Reichel ’65 and his wife, Elaine, was unveiled in a ceremony before a women’s soccer team scrimmage on August 25. Elaine (in yellow) and Stanley (in white) were joined by (back row, left to right) Dylan Reichel, President Leon Botstein, CBS sportscaster Tracy Wolfson, David Reichel, Shawn Reichel, and Michael Daus. Front row, left to right: Holden Daus, Evan Reichel, Ari Reichel, and Vivian Daus. photo Chris Kayden


Freedom by Degrees


A Doctor of Letters


Creating Engagement


Weapons of Mass Surveillance


Bard Music Festival—and its World


The Visual is Political


On and Off Campus


Class Notes


Books by Bardians


Honor Roll of Donors

bard prison initiative

freedom by degrees On November 25 and 26, PBS will broadcast the new documentary series College Behind Bars. The four-hour film follows a dozen students as they make their way through enrollment in the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) and, in some cases, release from prison. Directed by Lynn Novick, produced by Sarah Botstein, and executive produced by Ken Burns, College Behind Bars is an intimate portrayal of incarcerated students as they work through college in the most challenging circumstances. Novick and Botstein are awardwinning documentarians who have collaborated with Burns on acclaimed series including Baseball, Jazz, The War, Prohibition, and, most recently, The Vietnam War. The film arrives just as Congress, for the first time since the 1994 crime bill eliminated Federal Pell Grant funding for incarcerated students, is seriously considering restoring educational opportunity on a national scale. “We agreed to do this for two reasons,” says Max Kenner ’01, BPI’s founder and executive director. “First, the country needs to confront the humanity of incarcerated people, and no one could bring this story to as broad or bipartisan an audience as Ken, Lynn, and Sarah. Now is the time to transform criminal justice in the United States. Second, the ambition and determination of BPI

students demanded to be documented. In the future, no one should be able to look back on mass incarceration and misrepresent the capacity or dignity of incarcerated Americans.” For the filmmakers, Burns says, the documentary was an opportunity to “tell a transformative story about the power of education and how it can change lives and also benefit society at large. Programs like BPI are sorely lacking in our criminal justice system. College Behind Bars could not be coming out at a more perfect time.”

image (top) Courtesy of PBS

Rodney Spivey-Jones ’17, right, and his senior project adviser Daniel Berthold, professor of philosophy

Bard Prison Initiative students at Eastern NY Correctional Facility in an upper-level anthropology seminar


questions became my Senior Project, “Messianic Black Bodies,” and my project adviser, Daniel Berthold, pushed me to think deeply about their implications. I did not work alone. Six other students and I created what we affectionately still call “the Group.” As we wrote our Senior Projects, the Group took over any empty space we could find. We debated feminism, the politics of race, and Afrocentric theory. We gave presentations about our research topics. Our Q&A sessions often turned into heated debates. In the end we became more than a study group. We became friends, supporting one another in not only academic but personal matters. In the beginning I wanted only to graduate with a 4.0 GPA. I didn’t know the ways that a liberal arts education would change my life—that no matter how far I went, professors and fellow students would challenge me to dig deeper. In the process, I developed a new set of eyes. I now see opportunities and creative solutions where I once saw only oppressive constraints and limited options. Today, law school and grad school seem like real possibilities. I could become a warrior for justice. I imagine myself offering arguments, grounded in law and history, that support incarcerated citizens’ right to vote. Or engaging the next generation of future leaders in meaningful and challenging conversations like the ones we have had. The work Bard students do with professors and among ourselves prepares us for active citizenship. Amid all the noise and tension, we find space to deconstruct social norms and interrogate institutions. We create Bard College within prison, and we take that capacity to create with us when we leave. We further extend an already strong network of talented and passionate Bardians, a community to which I look forward to making my own contributions.

by Rodney Spivey-Jones ’17 With fresh pens, sharpened pencils, and brand new composition notebooks, we took our seats in the classroom for the first day of Language and Thinking—not as inmates, but as classmates. The stress and tension that seem to burst through every crack and crevice of the prison receded into the background. I began my Bard academic career in 2011 as a shy student full of ideas who preferred free-writing to classroom discussions. The other students impressed me with their insightful comments and eloquent delivery. The very thought of raising my hand, a professor calling on me, every face turning in my direction made me sweat. A few years earlier, I had participated in a college program, but nothing about that experience had prepared me for the rigor and level of engagement in a Bard classroom. There, in that space, my curiosity deepened, my love for language matured, and I acquired a passion for social justice. I learned to evaluate details and offer my own viewpoints. Bard College demanded nothing less. No longer did I sit stiffly in my seat afraid to hear my own voice. With confidence and genuine passion, I began to speak. Professor-led discussions were mere preludes to the intense debates after class. My cohort and I would spend hours debating socialism and capitalism. I’d pose a question: “Are there only two options?” Pete and I would stand in front of the blackboard, each with a piece of chalk in hand, illustrating some important point about a theory we had just learned. Questions drove us. Are we organic intellectuals? Are we forever wedded to some form of ideology? In my second semester, it was questions about the killing of Trayvon Martin that kept me up late into the night. Then Michael Brown was killed, the Ferguson uprising erupted, and all over the country people began to chant “I can’t breathe,” the last words of Eric Garner. Activists were staging die-ins on major thoroughfares, and I was knee-deep in questions about how Americans have used and continue to use the black body as an object of rhetoric. These

photos Skiff Mountain Films

Rodney Spivey-Jones ’17 earned his bachelor’s degree at Eastern NY Correctional Facility, where he was a member of the BPI Debate Union and served as a writing fellow. He is currently incarcerated at Fishkill Correctional Facility and maintains his engagement with the College through postgraduate study in education and public health. He is featured in the PBS documentary series College Behind Bars.

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Bard Prison Initiative students conjugate Spanish verbs at Eastern NY Correctional Facility

20 YEARS OF BARD BEHIND BARS by Delia Mellis ’86 At a recent orientation session for newly enrolled Bard students at Taconic Correctional Facility, I found myself thinking about my own undergraduate experience and the ways Bard connects people across campuses and decades. We were there to talk about the extended world of the College—the Bard archipelago stretching from Al-Quds to Baltimore to Kyrgyzstan—and also to explain what it means to be a Bard student at that particular campus. Orientations focus on the mutual commitment between the College and its students and alumni. Once you accept the invitation to enroll, we are with you for life. We speak frankly and seriously about the mutual promise that enrollment entails. For the student, the obligation is to prioritize coursework and to be selfish; to guard your time and allow yourself to focus deeply on school. For the College, the commitment is to make stringent demands on you and to equip you to meet those demands. The College promises to see you, and to see you through. From its inception, the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) has been a quintessentially Bard endeavor. Max Kenner ’01 launched BPI as a sophomore in 1999. Having recognized the pressing need to restore

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college opportunity for incarcerated people a few years after the 1994 “crime bill” made them ineligible for Pell Grants, he met with President Leon Botstein and other College leaders to sketch a vision, and then set out to find a prison that would welcome Bard. He drove hundreds of miles across New York State, meeting with prison officials and educators to determine where and how best to approach the project. He finally landed at Eastern NY Correctional Facility, in Napanoch, a little under an hour from Annandale. Now, 20 years later, with more than 100 students enrolled at any given time, the BPI site at Eastern is the largest of six Bard College campuses inside prisons around the Hudson Valley. Bard students at those campuses earn associate and bachelor’s degrees. They begin, as all Bard students do, with the Language and Thinking Program (L&T) before proceeding to First-Year Seminar (FYSEM) and the liberal arts curriculum familiar to all Bardians. The PBS documetary College Behind Bars will make all this, and much more, familiar to the wider world. We encounter students, professors, and staff describing the program and their individual experiences. By foregrounding the voices of students and alumni/ae, the film asks viewers to examine their own assumptions—about college, about prison, about who belongs in those spaces and about

what they are for. We see where students live and go to school, their discussions with each other and their professors, and we hear their family members reflect. We are moved to think differently and more deeply about what is going on behind the walls of our carceral institutions as well as our educational ones. One of the striking things about this film, and about BPI as well, is that it makes no attempt to soften or elide the violence that brought so many people to prison. There is no implication that the only incarcerated people deserving of visibility are those who are locked up for nonviolent offenses or “victimless” crimes. It confronts and disrupts the prevalent discourse on criminal justice reform, which focuses on the injustice of locking away for so long so many people whose crimes were less frightening. The film emphasizes the humanity, depth, and complexity of people who caused real harm and have confronted it—who, in their own telling, confront it every day. It makes the argument that they must not, as social justice activist Bryan Stevenson puts it, be defined by the worst thing they ever did. Their lives do not stop when we lock them away I began teaching for BPI in 2008, when the full-time administrative staff consisted of four or five people. Today BPI employs more than 30 full-time and another 20 part-time staff, a significant number of whom are Bard and BPI alumni/ae. Every year we offer 160 courses across those six sites. BPI has recently expanded to include two Bard Microcollege campuses outside of prison, in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and Brooklyn, New York. In partnership with community-based organizations, we offer the same associate’s degree to students whose pursuit of higher education has been thwarted by poverty and racism. One of the things I found myself saying to those new students at Taconic was that Bard people everywhere recognize each other. In describing this phenomenon to me recently, Michael Crawford ’15 said, with a kind of wonder, that he’s realized that BPI is a “brand.” Crawford was incarcerated at 17 and released this past January on clemency after 20 years. When he meets someone who went to Bard, there are certain things he knows instantly about them because of his own experience. We connect, across generations and locations—we know one another. I used to think it was because Bard drew certain kinds of people, but now I understand that it’s because Bard shapes certain kinds of people. The College makes us Bardian. What BPI has taught me is that it’s not the place itself—special, beautiful, transformative though Annandale is. But if not the place, what is it that connects us? It’s the work. In Bard classrooms, art studios, and laboratories, students are taken seriously and are held to account, and they return the favor. BPI is prototypically Bard because of what happens in the classroom and the relationships that creates. BPI epitomizes the spirit of Bard not just because it was built by Bard undergraduates whose sense of possibility—and responsibility—was fed by their educational experience. It is also not simply because the College has required from the beginning that Bard courses and degrees in prison answer the same needs and meet the same standards as those in Annandale, though that is crucial to BPI’s identity and effectiveness. Likewise, the

fact that BPI offers rigorous, expansive, intense liberal arts education in unlikely places is very Bard (especially in the 21st century), but none of this is what makes BPI so Bard. Dorothy Crane worked in Annandale for years, as a counselor and in academic resources. She has been a part of BPI since early on, as an academic adviser and Senior Project writing consultant. She says that BPI is “Bard distilled. The essence. At the core there’s this belief that every student has something of value to give. They have something important to say, and Bard gives them the tools to say it so that people will understand and attend to their ideas. The core is in the relationships.” BPI students are seen and heard. There’s no small irony in this, of course, in a prison environment. We’re not surveilling them, but we are taking them seriously and treating actions and speech as if they really matter. Coursework happens at human scale, advising is one-on-one, classes are seminar sized, and —ultimately—the relationship with the institution is intimate and long-term. BPI students enter the College through a subjective, idiosyncratic admission process that prioritizes the present and future over the past. We do not look at anyone’s educational history; we assume that many terrific candidates have had terrible relationships with institutions in the past—including schools. Applicants are not prescreened or admitted based on a consideration of their crime of conviction, length of sentence, or disciplinary record; they are representative of New York’s incarcerated population. We make no pretense that most are in prison for nonviolent offenses, wrongly convicted, or otherwise exceptional among incarcerated New Yorkers. This is central to our ethos as educators, and we are unapologetic and uncompromising about it. BPI students are likewise typical of the larger incarcerated population in that many are serving or have served very long sentences, and were often locked up very young. One of the things that is radical about BPI’s engagement with students is that we make a point of not knowing or involving ourselves with what brought them to prison or their disciplinary record. Our only interface regarding prison discipline has to do with whether it will cause them to miss class. When I was in graduate school, one of my mentors insisted that the trope of dehumanization so frequently used to describe the totalizing institution of U.S. slavery was deeply mistaken. By definition, humans cannot be dehumanized. One might argue that to characterize a person as dehumanized is to participate in, or unconsciously assent to, their oppression, to naturalize the idea that people can be denatured. College-in-prison gives this idea the lie in a profound and immediate way. BPI students who were seen—and too often pushed to see themselves—as limited, incapable, “at risk,” a “problem,” lay claim to and express their intellectual, creative, and expansive humanity through the act of reading, rereading, analyzing, questioning, and rethinking Plato, Du Bois, Nietzsche, Morrison; learning calculus; or debating medical ethics. A young woman who “couldn’t do math” discovers that in fact she wants to be a math major. This is the power of a liberal arts education in prison. The

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liberal education is designed to identify, cultivate, and extend those things that express and create our humanity most directly. Bard’s commitment to this endeavor is what makes BPI Bard, and BPI in turn makes Bard more Bard. Jessica Neptune ’02, BPI’s director of national engagement, helps colleges and universities outside New York build their own colleges-in-prison. She was part of BPI from the beginning, and returned after completing a PhD in U.S. history, several years as an American Council of Learned Societies Public Fellow, and service on the Obama administration’s Federal Interagency Reentry Council. As an undergraduate, she came to BPI for personal reasons—a number of family members had been in prison—but also political ones. “I was one of many Bard students in those years who began to see the issue we now call mass incarceration as the central civil rights issue of our generation,” says Neptune. More than that, she adds, her Bard experience drove her desire to extend the reach of the College: “Bard opened the world up to me and allowed me to know myself in new ways—to imagine my place in the world differently. I was drawn to BPI because as a student I thought a lot about how so many people I knew back home would thrive at a college like Bard if they’d ever had the chance. They’d thrive and they would in turn make it a better place.” Bard students in prison, like those in Annandale and across the College’s international network, must start where they are. But because the College takes them seriously, BPI students, too, are enabled and encouraged to critically engage—not just imbibe—the insights, discoveries, and arguments of others. This means putting Shakespeare into conversation with James Baldwin in FYSEM, taking a seminar on the impact of migration on U.S. history and contemporary politics, tangling with ordinary differential equations, researching and writing a Senior Project on the eugenicist dangers of gene-editing technology or on the role of history and memory in formulating Korean-American identity. It’s a summer course exploring why Plato prioritized mathematics in his curriculum for a just society, and another that examines the notion of conflict and crisis in contemporary African states. It’s second-year, writingintensive courses on 20th-century French literature in translation, U.S. gentrification, or the politics and economy of modern Latin America. BPI is a stripped-down version of Bard. Resources are scarce. We use chalkboards and pen and paper. Our computers are old, with no internet. We might be richer for it. Faculty are pushed to the edges of their knowledge by students’ questions, their voraciousness, the originality and power of their insights. As an administrator, one of my areas of responsibility is BPI’s writing curriculum. While it is the Bard curriculum, and our pedagogy is Bard’s—writing based and rigorous—I have made it my business to be in dialogue with students about their experience. I need to hear from them in order to continue developing and honing the courses. Students know they are responsible for their own education; part of living up to that responsibility is asking their questions and expressing their needs.

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This can be a profoundly ambivalent thing. The College teaches us—or cultivates in us—criticality, a skepticism that makes no exceptions. Bard encourages us to question, and teaches us how to do it effectively, powerfully. Inevitably we come to question the College itself. It belongs to us and we belong to it, so naturally we cast our questioning eye upon it. We take it seriously as an object of critical examination and analysis. This, for the College, is a mark of success, but it is double-edged. We may not always acknowledge the power the College cultivated in us, the ways in which we are enriched and empowered by the skills of perspective, of questioning, of expression, and the awareness of possibility the College teaches us. For students inside, such criticality can be very familiar—the carceral space readily feeds skepticism. As hard as it is, we welcome critical questioning from students. We want them to advocate for themselves, to be demanding, to make as much use of the College as they can. We want them to ask questions and to expect to be heard and challenged. One of my first students at BPI, Sylvester Reddick ’10, is now associate director of BPI-TASC, a high school equivalency course taught by BPI alumni/ae in partnership with a community-based organization in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Reddick speaks eloquently of his realization that college was, in fact, for him; that the classroom was his space; that the work was his work. He talks about how he tries to instill that feeling in his own students, that sense of ownership and belonging that he gained as a Bard student who had always liked school but had not always felt it was a place where his needs and interests were recognized or seen as legitimate. Students at Bard must examine and rethink prior assumptions and metabolize previously unimagined perspectives and information. And they must do it in concert and contention with each other. This is another of the points we emphasize at orientation: they must be able to disagree. They must learn to read together, to think together, to use their conflicting ideas to sharpen themselves, not destroy one another. This is difficult anywhere, and it may be particularly challenging in prison. But they do it, and they do it well. The BPI Debate Union’s famous victory over Harvard in 2015, and our subsequent defeats of Cambridge, Morehouse, West Point, and others, all attest to students’ work ethic—they work harder and with fewer resources than anyone. These victories also show that disagreement is another area of possibility and growth, and that they embrace the challenges that confront them. Danielle Riou, associate director of Bard’s Human Rights Project (HRP), was involved in the earliest days of BPI. She feels that one of BPI’s effects on Bard has been to make the College more nimble, more adaptable, more daring. “In some way, BPI helped to change the culture at Bard,” says Riou. “It made us more amenable to trying new models of education, but not only that, to thinking about higher ed as something that isn’t confined to a traditional campus.” She says that BPI has helped Bard better “imagine itself,” and to live up to its vision. Annandale students who tutor for BPI frequently find that their relationship to their own education is changed by their experience

Bard Prison Initiative students in a literature seminar at Taconic Correctional Facility

with BPI students and the urgency with which they approach their coursework. The stakes are very high, and this intensity often pushes their fellow undergraduates to think differently about their own work. As a tutor at Coxsackie Correctional Facility, Tayler Butler ’17 was profoundly affected by the seriousness and diligence of the BPI students she worked with. “Through my work at BPI, I learned to value my education, to truly appreciate the freedom that it brought me,” says Butler, who is now director of student services and enrichment at Bard Early College New Orleans. “As an educator, I am passionate about teaching my students to do the same.” Having been both inspired and challenged by the seriousness with which Bard took me and my intellect at a young age, I have felt pushed to live up to the image of myself I developed as a Bard student. As an undergraduate I connected powerfully with the people I found at Bard. At those orientations, when we welcome new students to BPI and the College, we describe the intensity of the academic work incoming students can expect and the layers of connectedness that bind students to the institution and to one another through years of study and long after. Introducing himself to new students, Kenner tells them that one of the things that inspired the idea of BPI at the outset was a sense of indebtedness to the College, and the need for the College to be in new and different spaces. BPI has set a new standard for college-in-prison nationwide. More than 1,000 students have enrolled; some 600 alumni/ae have

now returned home, committed to engaging their communities. They deploy their education in myriad ways, but always they do it in concert with one another across personal, professional, and civic life. My Bard friends are still among the people most important to me. As a professor at BPI, I connect again as a Bardian, with students who are Bardians, through the work we do together and through the expectations we have of each other—to push our thinking, to rise to the challenges of the text, of the question, of the possibility. Delia Mellis ’86 is director of program and faculty development for BPI and an associate in Bard’s Institute for Writing and Thinking. She holds a PhD in U.S. history. Like most BPI administrators (and many in Annandale), she continues to teach.

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tatiana prowell ’94

a doctor of letters by James Rodewald ’82

Conventional wisdom holds that a narrow focus is a prerequisite to success, especially in science and medicine. To become a beloved and highly respected faculty member at a prestigious medical school, to have the empathy and skill to treat patients with life-threatening diseases, those are callings that require a tremendous amount of planning, preparation, education, and dedication. Tatiana Prowell ’94 has done all that and more, but her success owes more to curiosity, bravery, and an open mind. In the middle of her junior year at Bard, Prowell was preparing for a semester abroad at the Charles University in Prague. Knowing that when she returned she would immediately have to begin applying to graduate schools, that she had to nail down her Senior Project, and that, in the dark days before email and texting, failing to resolve those issues before leaving Annandale would mean expensive phone calls from the Czech Republic, she sought the counsel of her adviser, Clark Rodewald ’59, professor of English. (Full disclosure:

Rodewald, who died in 2004, was the author’s father.) It was far from unusual for Prowell to drop in on him. “Whether or not I had class with him, I stopped by his office to visit and talk almost every day,” she recalled recently. “From the time he became my adviser, I spent more time with Clark than almost any other friend.” Their many hours of conversation were not just about Shakespeare or Finnegan’s Wake, of course. “We talked about life,” says Prowell. Prowell had moderated in psychology and languages and literature, but was certain her career would be teaching literature at a college. “I asked him what he thought I should do: what kind of PhD program I should apply to, career stuff,” she recalls. “He said, ‘Well, you’re not going to like my answer.’ I asked him why. ‘You’re going to be mad at me,’ he said. Then he told me, ‘I think you should apply to medical school.’ And I was mad. I was completely unprepared for his advice, and honestly not very happy about it because I was passionate about the idea of a career in literature. I didn’t talk to him for three days.”

One of the things the two had often discussed was the 1967 automobile accident that put Rodewald in a wheelchair. Though his paralysis didn’t define him—for years he could be seen riding his hand-powered tricycle along River Road, and his sabbaticals were spent in Europe, Mexico, or driving around the United States—it was certainly a major factor in how he saw the world, and how the world saw him. When Prowell was finally more curious than furious, she went back to Rodewald’s office and asked him why he’d said what he said. “I’ve spent a lot of my adult life with doctors,” she remembers Rodewald replying. “And you remind me of some of the ones who have mattered to me. I think you’re meant to do this.” Looking back on that moment, Prowell says, “I spent a lot of time with Clark, and I was genuinely curious about and interested in how the experience of his paraplegia impacted every aspect of his life. He appreciated that interest, and I think he felt that was how doctors should approach patients: from a place of deep human interest. I can assure you he didn’t think I should be a doctor because I was good at science. I hadn’t taken a single science class in college to that point.” Once her anger wore off and she had some time to think through the ramifications of Rodewald’s suggestion, Prowell came around. “I took his advice seriously,” she says. “I cancelled my semester abroad at the last minute and asked Clark if he thought I should switch majors, whether I needed to remoderate in science, or if I could even apply to medical school with a degree in Languages and Literature. He said, ‘You have to see what the requirements are, but I don’t think you should switch your major. You will never be sorry you learned to communicate well, especially if you end up in medicine.’ It’s unequivocally the most valuable piece of career advice anybody has ever given me. My interest in human communication and storytelling has been the single thread you can follow through my whole education and career. I’ve told that to so many aspiring physicians I’ve mentored: knowing how to communicate will be important no matter what career you end up in. Major in what you love, and if it teaches you a skill other than science, that’s what will distinguish you. Understanding anthropology, being able to speak multiple languages, those things will set you apart. That’s your unique contribution.” One question Rodewald couldn’t answer for Prowell was what she had to do to be able to apply to medical school. “He told me to go read about it, to talk to the science professors and see if they might be willing to let me take classes concurrently that are usually taken consecutively. And that’s what I did. I ended up taking all my science requirements—biology, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, calculus—in my last three semesters. I just showed up in the science department out of nowhere as a second-semester junior and camped out there for a year and a half. I did nothing but math and science classes, and of course my Senior Project in literature.” Today Prowell holds a unique hybrid government-academic appointment. At Johns Hopkins, she is an associate professor of oncology in the breast cancer program, where she teaches trainees and treats breast cancer patients in the second-opinion breast cancer clinic. At the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, she is a medical officer and Tatiana Prowell, Commencement 2019. photo Karl Rabe

breast cancer scientific liaison in the Office of Hematology and Oncology Products. She received the 2019 John and Samuel Bard Award in Medicine and Science for her impact in the field of oncology. A regulatory project Prowell is proud of examined pathological complete response as a novel regulatory endpoint in the neoadjuvant high-risk breast cancer setting. “Chemotherapy is traditionally given after surgery,” she explains. “Based on what we learn from the pathology results, the patient may get chemo or other medicines to reduce the risk of the cancer coming back. That’s called adjuvant therapy. When you do the same medicines prior to surgery, when the tumor is still in the breast, that’s called neoadjuvant therapy. It allows you to figure out in real time whether the medicine is working because the tumor will shrink or even disappear completely if it is working. We conducted a pooled analysis of more than 12,000 patients, looking at clinical trials where chemo was given prior to surgery and there was data collected on rates of pathological complete response at the time of surgery—that is, where the pathologist couldn’t find any remaining cancer in the breast or in the lymph nodes after several months of medicine and surgery. Our study asked, If you look at patients who do and don’t have a pathological complete response at the time of surgery, do they have different outcomes? We learned that if all of the invasive cancer is gone when the surgical specimen is examined, the patient is less likely to have a recurrence or die from cancer. The value of testing new medicines prior to surgery is that you get information about how well the medicine is working within a matter of months rather than giving it after surgery, once the tumor has been removed, and having to wait years to compare whether the cancer came back less frequently than it did without the new medicine.” On the basis of this, Prowell and her colleagues proposed pathological complete response as a new regulatory endpoint. The work contributed to the approval of a drug to treat high-risk, early-stage breast cancer about 16 months after it was first approved to treat metastatic cancer (that is, cancer that has spread elsewhere in the body). The usual timeline for approval in an earlier, curative setting following approval in the metastatic setting is in the range of 8 to 10 years. Now researchers are trying to develop drugs for other tumor types by testing them in the presurgical setting and looking at how well the tumor has responded in the surgical specimen. “They’re asking,” adds Prowell, “‘Would this sort of approach also work for lung cancer, or melanoma, or bladder cancer, and so on?’” Though the John and Samuel Bard Award in Medicine and Science honored her professional achievements, Prowell was happiest to receive it because it gave her an opportunity to honor in turn those who made her career possible. “I hadn’t prepared any remarks,” says Prowell. “But I realized I wanted to publicly acknowledge the people who are the whole reason I got into medical school, or even considered a career in medicine at all. And I wanted to say those things in front of an audience of their peers. I was so happy to be able to stand up on the stage and honor Clark [Rodewald], Ferg [John Ferguson, professor of biology], Matthew Deady [professor of physics], and Burt Brody [professor of physics]. I am only in medicine because of this place and these people.” a doctor of letters 9

the first-year experience

creating engagement by James Rodewald ’82

Nostalgia for those magical early days at Bard—that moment when this place becomes your own, when you find your people, when you feel taken seriously—is natural and shared by many. And though the Garden of Eden we cultivate in our minds may not have existed, memory’s golden glow can lead to the conclusion that Bard could never have been better than it was back then (whether “then” was five, 25, or 50 years ago). By any objective measure, however, the College is the best it has ever been, and this is particularly true of the firstyear academic experience. American high schools do an uneven job of educating young adults, so a successful transition to the kind of higher education Bard aspires to requires additional effort on the part of the College. The emphasis on participation means that everyone in the classroom has to be able to contribute to the discussion. Bard

has instituted several innovative programs for first years in an effort to quickly create such an environment, all of which have seen recent updates and adjustments. As has been the case since 1981, incoming students are required to take Language and Thinking (L&T), an intensive introduction to the liberal arts and sciences with a focus on writing. During the last three weeks in August, students read extensively, work on a variety of projects in writing and other formats, and meet throughout the day in small groups and in one-on-one conferences with faculty. L&T’s goal is to cultivate habits of thoughtful reading, clear articulation, accurate self-critique, and productive collaboration. “This year the program focused on building more connection with First-Year Seminar (FYSEM) and with Citizen Science,” says William Dixon,

director of the Language and Thinking Program. Students read Daniel Mendelsohn’s book An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic, much of which is set at Bard and tells the story of Mendelsohn’s experiences teaching Homer’s Odyssey while his father audited the class. Mendelsohn is Charles Ranlett Flint Professor of Humanities and one of FYSEM’s new directors. “All students attended panel discussions about the book,” adds Dixon. “The panels also addressed the links between L&T and FYSEM and thought more broadly about the journey of the first-year experience at Bard.” Also on the reading list were Charles Darwin, James Baldwin, and Sophocles, explorers of different sorts, whose writings raise questions of belonging, identity, power, the meaning of home and family, and where an individual—or individual species—fits in the bigger societal or environmental picture. Issues of scale notwithstanding, these are the same kinds of issues facing first-year students as they take a very large step on the road to becoming engaged citizens. And though one hopes none will be confronted with the difficult choice between obeying a tyrannical king and giving a family member a proper burial, the fundamental conflict at the heart of Antigone’s struggle—do what we’re told or do what we know is right?—is present for all of us every day. We turn away at our own, and society’s, peril. Sixteen days of L&T seminars, speakers, performers, and films won’t answer such existential questions, but that isn’t the goal. The goal is to have conversations. “In part that means serious, engaged discussion among the students about the material they’re studying together,” says Thomas Bartscherer, Peter Sourian Senior Lecturer in the Humanities. “But also, recalling an older sense of the word ‘conversation,’ it means cultivating the habits of thought and behavior that sustain a vibrant intellectual and creative community.” Those conversations really get going in First-Year Seminar, the required two-semester class launched in 1953 as the experimental “Common Course,” which was designed to show how the question of human freedom can be approached through a liberal arts education. The philosopher Heinrich Blücher, who was hired to implement the course, drew a line from what he saw as an “educational system without higher education” to the “more efficient methods of developing intelligence only,” which he felt “neglected to develop free will (will to freedom) and free reason and lost sight of higher aims, creative values, and responsibilities.” The result, wrote Blücher in notes for his “Introduction to the Common Course,” was “lack of direction, inability of self-direction, and . . . readiness to be directed by ‘others.’” Less than a decade removed from the horrors of World War II, Blücher, who was married to the humanist thinker and political philosopher Hannah Arendt, wrote that this “modernization” of higher education was politically dangerous, “because it is a preparation for totalitarianism.” Today, throughout the Bard Network, every aspect of Bard’s approach to learning focuses on the individual, primarily through small group seminars structured to encourage thoughtful, critical discourse. The College’s mission is to inspire curiosity, a love of learning, idealism, and a commitment to the link between higher education and civic participation—the opposite of an “educational system withphotos Chris Kayden (opposite and top) and Karl Rabe (bottom)

Top: Language and Thinking panel discussion with Daniel Mendelsohn, Charles Ranlett Flint Professor of Humanities and author of An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic; fellow First-Year Seminar director Lauren Curtis (left), associate professor of classics; and Nicole Caso (right), professor of Spanish and chair of the Division of Languages and Literature. Bottom: In the Reem and Kayden Center for Science and Computation, first-year students collaborate during the 2019 Language and Thinking Program. Opposite page: Donna Ford Grover ’80, visiting associate professor of Literature and American Studies, teaching a Language and Thinking class.

out higher education.” Many students arrive on campus steeped in concerns about the environment, human rights, justice, equality, and other critical causes, and having been exposed to relentless mass media and social media inputs, but the skills to engage—with each other, with ideological opposites, with authority figures, with their own thoughts and feelings—may not be as well developed. In our secondary schools, systems far too often trump education. The American high school was designed, as President Leon Botstein has written, “for an age group whose physical development was accelerated and structured in the early 21st century for a way of life that no longer exists.” FYSEM is a response to that anachronistic institution. creating engagement 11

The syllabus for this year’s First-Year Seminar, whose theme is “The Self in the World,” invites students to “reflect on how writers and thinkers past and present have grappled with the question of how the self relates to other people and to the wider community.” The program’s directors change every three years or so, and they in turn renew the theme and texts in response to feedback from students, faculty, and administration. Mendelsohn and the other two new FYSEM directors, Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern and Historical Studies Omar Cheta and Associate Professor of Classics Lauren Curtis, wanted, among other things, to create a smoother transition from L&T to the first full semester. “We heard from students that they had a rewarding experience in L&T, but then the semester started and they felt there wasn’t necessarily a link,” says Cheta. Rather than immediately demanding the kind of work that will be the norm in upcoming semesters, in which students craft fully formed, original papers of some depth in response to study, FYSEM now starts “with low-stakes writing, short writing, drafts—the kind of writing they do in L&T—and then gradually they start turning those into longer analytical pieces.” The process provides tools for writing and communication that are of tremendous value not only in the academic setting but also in the wider world. Precollege academic experience varies widely, which presents a challenge for teachers. The hope is that a yearlong seminar focused on building and reinforcing the progression from initial thoughts to fully formed thesis will put students on more even footing when it

comes to understanding the process of writing. By the second semester, FYSEM students will be adept at more traditional assignments, in which they read and discuss a text, then go off and write a paper. They may or may not duplicate the steps they followed in the first semester, but certainly they will have benefitted from the exercise. “A lot of what we had in mind was trying to help new writers form habits that will help them become good, competent writers,” says Curtis. “It’s not like you have to go through this process every single time with your teacher, but we’re trying to show you the things that successful writers do so you can start to internalize them.” In between those first two semesters, the College addresses a different kind of literacy: scientific. Blücher, who felt an urgent need to defend the arts and philosophy, would have been shocked by current attitudes toward science. “Philosophy seems to have lost the position it held for so long, and art and the artist, socially speaking, at least, have been driven from the human community,” he wrote in 1951. “Only science seems to have strengthened its position.” Fast forward nearly 70 years and surprising numbers of seemingly well-educated people accept as fact ideas that have long since been debunked. The subjectification of reality—“proof ” exists only if I observe it, and nothing is true that I don’t believe—plays into well-known flaws in human decision-making. Cognitive biases make child’s play of constructing a coherent, if false, narrative out of complex and sometimes contradictory findings. But the consequences—measles outbreaks in the Orthodox Jewish community, an ebola epidemic in the

Joseph Luzzi, professor of comparative literature, teaching a First-Year Seminar class

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photo Chris Kayden

Democratic Republic of Congo, or human-induced climate crisis— are deadly serious. How, then, can Bard students, regardless of major, become constructive participants in the debate over, and the solutions to, such crucial global problems? The first step is two weeks of intensive study during the January intersession, when students develop a core understanding of both the conduct and the content of science. The program, which Botstein conceived, as he says, to “give all students the tools, attitudes, and motivation to use science and mathematics concepts in their daily lives,” was inaugurated in 2011. A recent curricular change allows students to choose one of four “strands”: research, community action, science communication, or science education. All students engage in common class work, and the practices that are the hallmark of L&T and FYSEM extend into Citizen Science. “The goal is not specific science knowledge,” says the program’s director, Mary Krembs. “It is science literacy. We’re attempting to further develop science literacy by leaning on the writing practices, deep thinking, and breaking open of texts that students do in L&T and FYSEM.” The primary subject of study has also changed, from infectious diseases and their impacts on global society to the science of water. “We enhance science literacy through the lens of a particular topic, and we will be refreshing that topic every few years,” says Krembs. “Water is a requirement of life. What is in the water? Why do things contaminate the water? What is it about water that allows those things to get into it? How do we clean the water?” Echoing elements of the

other two prongs of the shared first-year academic experience, this particular topic also provides an opportunity to reinforce students’ sense of place. The valley that is our home is named after the river that carved it and made the area attractive to life forms, including humans. “We didn’t want Citizen Science to only live in January,” says Krembs. “We hoped it would get students connected to the community, whether on campus within the biology faculty and Bard Water Lab or within the community at large, so that they would continue this type of work here at Bard.” Alexis López, director of the first year experience, works closely with the directors of the three first-year academic programs to further enhance the connections among them and reinforce the lessons being learned in labs, classrooms, and nonacademic spaces. “Students are in a new space and a new place,” says López. “But they are also interacting with all kinds of difference. When we say ‘difference’ we’re talking about race, gender, socioeconomic status, religion—all different aspects of difference. How are they going to engage with their peers, academically and socially, and also in the context of where we are in this country?” The questions are large, the stakes high, and the expectations higher. Though nothing in life is guaranteed, one thing seems pretty likely: this incoming class will almost certainly look back on their Bard as the best Bard there ever was. And just like all the rest of us, they’ll be absolutely right.

Brook Jude, assistant professor of biology, teaching a Citizen Science class

photo Pete Mauney ’93 MFA ’00

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a conversation

weapons of mass surveillance

Arthur Holland Michel ’13, founder and codirector of the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College, joined Malia Du Mont ’95, Bard’s chief of staff and vice president for strategy and policy, for a discussion about some of the issues raised by the rapid development of drone technology, particularly wide-area surveillance, the focus of Holland Michel’s new book, Eyes in the Sky: The Secret Rise of Gorgon Stare and How It Will Watch Us All.

Malia Du Mont: How did the idea for the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College come about, and how did you get started? Arthur Holland Michel: When I was a sophomore at Bard, in 2010, I would sit every morning in Kline Commons reading the New York Times, and every week I would invariably see at least one or two stories about drones. At the time, the U.S. administration was ramping up its targeted drone strikes outside of declared war zones—in places like Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen. There were also occasional stories about the growing civilian market for drones. I was studying history, with Greg Moynahan as my adviser. My research focus was immigration, and I ended up writing my Senior Project on immigration from Peru to northern New Jersey in the 1960s. But privately I found myself becoming very interested in drones. I felt like they raised all sorts of fascinating and difficult questions that hadn’t really been addressed before. Then, in the summer of 2012, while doing an internship in New York City at the Paris Review, I was sitting in a bar with a very good friend, and like a bolt of lightning I suddenly had this idea to start a research project to study drones at Bard College. I felt the challenges that drones were creating were so complex and so formidable that they could really use Bard’s interdisciplinary philosophy of inquiry. I was so excited by this idea that I asked one of my good friends at Bard—Dan Gettinger, who had actually been my first-year roommate—for his opinion as we were taking a drive out to the North Fork of Long Island. After hearing the pitch, he told me that he was writing his Senior Project about drones! So I said, “That’s it, you’re going to be a part of this.” I returned to campus, and somehow I got a meeting with [President] Leon Botstein. I pitched him the idea, and his eyes sort of popped out of his head. But he said, “If you can make it work then go for it.” Dan and I got together with a few faculty members and developed a speaker series/seminar that was very popular with the students. We created a blog and a newsletter, and by the time we graduated, in May 2013, we were being turned to as a resource on the topic. As I recall, Dan and I had a pretty short conversation right before graduation, where we decided to see if we could run with this idea a little further. We started working for the College the day after graduation. That was six years ago. MKD: Before we go on, we should probably address what a drone is. What is your definition of a drone?

The Gorgon Stare, Michael Kerbow, 2015, oil on canvas

AHM: The longer I study drones the harder it becomes for me to actually define them. Essentially, a drone is any vehicle that is not inhabited by humans. That’s an intentionally expansive definition because we also count as drones unmanned vehicles under the sea, things like autonomous submarines; and unmanned ground robots, the kind of devices that can be used for explosive ordnance disposal. Those technologies also raise many of the same questions that are raised by the traditional aerial drones that everybody thinks about. I should note one key distinction when it comes to aerial drones: military drones—the ones that are used to conduct drones strikes—are very, very large, very expensive, and fly at very high altitudes, whereas the kinds of drones you’re likely to see your neighbor operating are small, cost maybe a few hundred dollars, and raise a different set of issues. MKD: Going back to Bard’s interdisciplinary approach, why is that a useful and unique thing that the Center for the Study of the Drone brings, especially in the context of what else was out there at the time? AHM: Though there were other institutions and academics looking at the issue of drones, there was no single institution that had drones as its sole focus. Additionally, all the research I came across at the time was very narrowly focused along the lines of a few academic disciplines, mostly political science and international security. But I thought the topic was so expansive that it should to take in perspectives from the art world, from philosophy, from history, from classics. And Bard is a truly interdisciplinary institution. When I pitched the idea to Leon I said, “Imagine if we could have a classics professor do a comparison between accounts of the Harpies in the Argonautica and accounts from people living under drones in places like Pakistan. Surely that would enrich our common understanding of the topic.” In our first speaker series we had exactly that lecture by [Peter Sourian Senior Lecturer in the Humanities] Thomas Bartscherer. We also had a lecture on the history of aerial bombing by Associate Professor of History Greg Moynahan. We had artist talks by Trevor Paglen and Natalie Jeremijenko, alongside talks by human rights researchers, lawyers, and some of the more usual suspects. Very interesting synergies arose when we brought different disciplines into the same space. That continues to be our philosophy. Another way that the Center is different is that we do not have policy agendas. Drones are a very divisive issue. Everybody seems to be either for drones or against drones. We felt that we could carve out a niche by saying that we’re not going to take a position about whether, for instance, there should be more drones or fewer drones, or whether drones should be used one way or another way. Our position is that we want to educate people as to the issues; to create common ground for debate and, ideally, for the creation of a reasonable policy. MKD: Do you think there is enough government capacity now and that it’s mainly a question of giving the right level of attention to these

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issues? Or are there fundamental gaps in government capacity and capability—both in terms of the number of people working on these issues and in their understanding—for the right policies to be explored and implemented? AHM: Unfortunately, at a legislative level the outlook is pretty depressing. Congress seems to have a hard time passing any kind of bill these days. But I think there is reason to be optimistic because of the subject matter itself. It is so intuitive—these questions of aerial surveillance and drones and safety—that even if you explain it to someone who is entirely uninitiated to the issue, they can very quickly begin to grapple with the factors that are at play and start to think about how you might unravel it all. The problem is that there isn’t that level of awareness. If there were, the discussion would be happening. Take wide-area surveillance, the subject of my book. There have been no congressional hearings about privacy protection and wide-area surveillance technology; the technology has only been referenced in one congressional research study, which probably hasn’t been read by anybody. It is also unfortunate that these measures are reactive rather than proactive. An important lesson that I’ve come to learn from years studying this topic is that if you want to know what’s going to be happening domestically with regards to technology in the next, say, 10 years, look at what is happening right now in the military space. Technology, especially surveillance technology, has this tendency to come home to roost. That was certainly the case with drones, with electronic communication tracking, with cellphone tracking, and I certainly found it to be the case with wide-area surveillance—and looking even further down the line it will also be the case with automated surveillance. Ideally, what you would want is for people to look at the technologies that are coming down the pipeline and begin to have a conversation about how one might respond to those technologies before they’ve even arrived. That requires a little bit of an exercise in hypothesizing. But that’s okay, even if you get some of the pieces wrong, you’ll still be better prepared. Quite a lot of the book is speculative. It is speculation based on thorough reporting, but it is speculation nonetheless. I’m certain that some of my predictions won’t entirely be borne out, but time spent debating those speculations is never going to be time wasted. MKD: You’ve been thinking about drones and working in this field for several years now. What led you to choose the rise of aerial surveillance as the topic for your first book? AHM: While studying drones, you spend a lot of time looking at all sorts of frightening technologies: swarms of autonomous aerial vehicles, silent autonomous submarines, Hellfire missiles. All of that is interesting and scary and complex and mysterious, but somehow, the technology that most stuck with me were the cameras. And not only the technologies that could watch people persistently from very high in the sky, but a particular subset of aerial surveillance cameras that

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were capable of watching an extremely wide area simultaneously, the most famous being Gorgon Stare. The technology was fascinating to me not only because it was clearly very powerful but also because so little was known about it. These wide-area surveillance programs were shrouded in mystery. And then one night, in the fall of 2015, I was lying in bed trying to go to sleep and suddenly I had this idea that a book had to be written about these cameras, precisely because they were both powerful and mysterious. Not only were they being used in the military space but increasingly they were also going to be used in the domestic space for things like law enforcement, and that was going to raise all kinds of novel questions around privacy and civil liberties and the abuse of power. MKD: A lot of these kinds of programs that are developed in government channels are classified. How did you go about learning what’s actually happening? AHM: I think there are a couple of reasons why I was able to get access to people who generally have a well-earned reputation for not speaking to the media. Imagine you are some very secretive government official and you get an email from me wanting to interview you about a very sensitive surveillance program. The first thing you do is Google “Arthur Holland Michel,” and you see that I work at something called the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College. You look at some of the work that is being done at the Center and see that it’s reasonable, meticulous, well researched, and it’s not grinding an ax. So you think, Okay, this person is not going to be unfair. What really blew me away, though, was that these sources really wanted to tell this story. And that is because they knew it was significant. When I reached one of the key characters, after considerable effort, he said, “Arthur, I’ve been waiting for this call for 15 years.” When I asked why, he said, “Because this is an important story that needs to be told.” Even though within these circles there’s a very strong instinct toward secrecy, and perhaps even a distrust of the media, there is also a strong sense that something powerful has been created, with implications that go far beyond the engineers’ initial intent. As a result, this information should be out there and there should be a discussion. MKD: Let’s dive into some of the ethical issues that drones bring up. I should mention that I’m an intelligence officer in the Army Reserve and I spent a year, from ’06 to ’07, on deployment in the theater headquarters in Afghanistan working in the intelligence directorate. Part of the information stream we had coming in was a 24-hour Predator feed on a television. There are many opinions about how the military uses drones in combat and whether their use decreases inhibitions about killing distant targets, but I haven’t seen a lot of discussion about risk trade-offs. What do you see as the risk trade-offs and some of those ethical issues?

AHM: My experience has shown that the drone can lower the threshold for lethal action, but it can also engender a level of care and precision in the targeting process that would not be possible by other means. It may be possible with a drone to distinguish better between civilian targets and combatants and decide, say because of the presence of children in a targeted area, that you’re going to wait to conduct a strike in order to minimize collateral damage. But at the same time, you’re not committing, as they say, “boots on the ground.” So maybe you can be a little more cavalier about the decision to conduct a strike. In short, the drone can reduce civilian casualties if the desire is there to reduce civilian casualties, but if you use a drone in a way that has little regard for collateral damage then you can incur high levels of civilian casualties. It can be both things at once. You see the same two factors at play at the level of the drone operator as well, where there has been a lot of discussion about how drones lend themselves to what one UN special rapporteur described as a “PlayStation mentality for killing.” On the other hand, drone pilots talk about the profound trauma that can arise, for example, when watching their fellow service members be killed in an attack, in high-resolution detail, without being able to do anything about it. Or the trauma of killing someone with a missile, having spent weeks watching him, perhaps even building a strange drone-mediated intimacy with him. So, again, it can be both things at once. MKD: Turning to the domestic side, there have been a lot of stories about how young people have fewer concerns about privacy. How do you see that trend intersecting with the rise of this technology? AHM: I’m very heartened by what I believe is actually a flourishing public discussion around privacy. I’m seeing a sea change in public sentiment. When I started using Facebook as a teenager in 2006, we were delighted to give up all kinds of personal data. I remember going through photographs that I uploaded and tagging all my friends, not knowing that Facebook would go on to use that tagging to create probably the most powerful facial recognition system in existence. Today, on the other hand, there’s a sensitivity to privacy issues that you didn’t see just a decade ago. We’re seeing this at a public level in terms of the popular discussion but also at the legislative level. I think the fact that aerial surveillance technology and wide-area surveillance more generally are emerging at a time of increased sensitivity means there is a good chance there’ll be an active response to the emergence of the technology. For example, we have seen a number of cities around the United States adopt local ordinances to restrict the use of some of these technologies. That is something that wasn’t happening five years ago. One of interesting arguments I came up against a lot while writing the book was that we have already lost our privacy—because of social media, all the cameras that are watching us, all the cellphone tracking, and so on—so why does it make a difference if you’re being watched from above? I had to think long and hard about that question, because in one sense it is true: so much is known about all of

us. But what I realized is that while we are watched in all sorts of different ways, we are not watched persistently in public spaces the way this technology proposes to do. That means the public space has become one of the final bastions of personal privacy. And because our privacy has been intruded upon in so many domains, the little privacy that remains intact is all the more precious. We have all the more reason to defend it. People can be very pessimistic about how little privacy we have in this age, but I think that is all the more reason to fight harder. MKD: All of these issues—safety, security, privacy—are things that government officials and legislators should be talking about. You’ve said that part of the legitimacy of the Center for the Study of the Drone derives from the fact that you’re not advocating certain points of view. But you’re also seeing where these gaps exist. So how do you walk that line between informing and advocating? AHM: I feel like the best policies emerge from a collaborative process. Which, in this very divisive age that we live in, is very hard to achieve. But it is possible. A couple of years ago I was participating in a roundtable in Washington, D.C., with a range of law enforcement and government officials. Academia was represented, and also the drone industry. The discussion got very contentious at a number of points, and yet I realized that these groups have a lot more in common than they think they have. Everyone wants safety. Nobody wants drones falling out of the sky and injuring people. The disagreements were really just disagreements on the details of how you achieve safety, but they were being discussed as fundamental ideological differences, and that’s why the event was going nowhere. My point is that if you can work on differences of opinion on the details rather than on fundamental ideological differences—whether drones are good or bad— then you can actually have productive conversations. The same is true for privacy. There is not a human on this planet who does not at some level believe that privacy is important. That goes just as much for the privacy and civil liberties advocates that I’ve spoken to as it goes for the people actually making these surveillance technologies. So if you focus on that common ground, that common principle, then you can have a discussion that is framed completely differently. That is what we aim to do at the Center for the Study of the Drone: provide materials that can serve as a common ground. And also in the book. I really do hope the book will be read widely not only among people on the traditional left but also among people on the right; not only among the civil liberties community but also among the surveillance industry community. So far, that seems to be happening, just as it has long been happening with the Center’s work. And this gives me great satisfaction, because if all the people sitting around the table can at least point to the same document while having a discussion, then there is at least a level of what one might call ground truth that one can build up from.

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thirty years of rediscoveries

bard music festival— and its world by Benjamin Pesetsky ’11

The Bard Music Festival shares its late-summer setting with the arrival of the first-year class in Annandale, but it offers a point of entry to an entirely different time and place through the eyes of a composer from the past. Such an event might seem far removed from the concerns of a 21st-century college, but this is Bard, and the festival, which just marked its 30th year, is very much like the College: it values artistry and scholarship in equal measure, it provokes questions without simple answers, and it is, as the New York Times memorably wrote, “part boot camp for the brain, part spa for the spirit.”

This past August, the festival presented Korngold and His World, including 12 concerts across two weekends in the Fisher Center and Olin Hall. Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897–1957) was an Austrian Jew and child prodigy who became a sensation as an opera composer in Vienna during the 1920s, and then worked in Los Angeles, where he remained after Nazi Germany annexed Austria in 1938. He set the standard for film music in old Hollywood, bringing over the late Romantic sound still heard in today’s blockbusters. Festival highlights included his Cello Concerto (adapted from the 1946 film noir Deception), excerpts from The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938, starring Errol Flynn) performed with film clips, and a semistaged concert performance of his opera Die tote Stadt (1920).

Past festivals have focused on some of history’s most famous composers, as well as lesser-known figures: a sampling includes Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Janáček, Berg, Schubert, Puccini, and Carlos Chávez. The festival next summer will focus on Nadia Boulanger (1887–1979), a pioneering French musician and enormously influential teacher. The first Bard Music Festival, upon its founding in 1990 by Leon Botstein and pianist Sarah Rothenberg, was Brahms. Long before the construction of the Fisher Center, orchestral concerts were held in a 600-seat tent behind Ward Manor, and a summer downpour struck the very first performance, flooding the audience. Botstein calls the Bard Music Festival “Bard’s football team,” a metaphor that seems apt given the enthusiastic attention it receives from the press and the connections it creates with the public. Loyal audiences and critics return year after year, and along with Tanglewood in the Berkshires, it is an essential part of the Northeast’s cultural summer landscape. The New York Times characterized the festival, which is part of Bard’s seven-week long SummerScape performing-arts extravaganza, “a musicological intensive doubling as a sumptuous smorgasbord of concerts.” Programming the festival together with Botstein is Christopher H. Gibbs, artistic codirector and James H. Ottaway Jr. Professor of Music at Bard. They are joined by a rotating cast of scholars in residence, chosen for their special expertise in each festival’s subject, who also edit a volume of essays on the year’s composer. Byron Adams, a musicologist from UC Riverside, advised on the festival devoted to Edward Elgar in 2007 and remains involved. Composers are chosen to offer a variety of historical periods, nationalities, and styles within the multiyear sequence of festivals. Obvious musical anniversaries, like centennials, are purposely avoided. Sometimes the choice is timely, or even prescient: with Carlos Chávez in 2015, the festival explored an important Mexican composer, and U.S.–Mexico relations more generally, a year before the 2016 election. And with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in 2018, the festival looked at a Russian composer at a moment when many Americans viewed Russia with paranoia and hostility. The second part of each title, “and His World” (or “Her World” for the first time in 2020), is as important as the headline name. The idea is not to paint a composer’s portrait but to look into a time and place, including what Gibbs calls “friends and enemies, teachers and students.” The list of composers who have appeared as supporting characters numbers in the hundreds and includes names as wideranging as Mozart, Scott Joplin, Benjamin Britten, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Ethel Smyth, William Grant Still, Domenico Zipoli, and Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg. Artistry, including plain old musicality, remains as essential to the Bard Music Festival as to any concert series, and gets the final say in what gets performed. “Sometimes academics make academic suggestions,” Gibbs says. “‘It would be interesting to do this,’ but interesting doesn’t necessarily make the best music. Empathizing from an audience point of view rather than a more narrow scholarly view is important.”

Another issue is finding musicians willing to perform pieces outside the standard repertoire. The classical canon is relatively narrow, selected not only by greatness but also by pedagogical and business concerns, prejudices, and probably a greater degree of historical accident than most would like to admit. Learning a new piece is a commitment, and one that doesn’t always pay off in the long term. Irene Zedlacher, Bard Music Festival’s executive director, is responsible for booking musicians willing to take that risk. Over the last decade she has built a roster of players. “I have a group of performers up for anything,” she says. “They are adventuresome.” The hope is that the Bard Music Festival ethos will continue to spread, and that those adventuresome musicians will take the pieces they learn beyond the Hudson Valley, enlivening the concert repertoire at large. In fact, the festival has sprouted vibrant offshoots: the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra took programs on tour to China and Europe in 2012 and 2014, respectively; Allegra Chapman ’10 and Laura Gaynon founded Bard Music West in San Francisco in 2017; and Leonardo Pineda ’15 TŌN ’19 and Chris Beroes-Haigis ’16 founded Bard Music Colombia, which had its first season in South America in 2018. The largest program to come out of the Bard Music Festival is The Orchestra Now (TŌN), founded in 2015, a preprofessional training orchestra based at the Fisher Center that offers a threeyear master of music degree or a two-year advanced certificate in orchestra studies. The ensemble performs year-round with Botstein as its music director, appearing at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. During the summer, TON participates in several Bard Music Festival programs, and closed the most recent festival in the pit for Korngold’s Die tote Stadt. “TŌN is basically an opportunity to see what life in an orchestra is like,” says Adam Romey TŌN ’20, a bassoonist in the program. “This summer I was fortunate to have my first opportunity to sub with a major orchestra. TŌN, even more than I realized, is an accurate depiction of what this looks like.” There is an interesting tension between practicality and idealism at the heart of TŌN. On the one hand, it strives to prepare young musicians on the verge of orchestral careers for the reality that lies ahead. (And that reality does not generally look like a Bard Music Festival.) On the other hand, it hopes to equip them to change that reality, enriching the field with greater curiosity and thoughtfulness. “I think that the Bard Music Festival is the perfect example of a festival that knows and understands its audience,” Romey says. “The programs all have a theme, and make a point, but they do so in a way that allows the audience to connect more deeply with the music. To me that’s something all musical organizations can strive for.” Composer and writer Benjamin Pesetsky ’11 earned his B.Mus in composition from the Bard College Conservatory of Music and his BA in philosophy from Bard College. He is a freelance editor for several arts organizations, including Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and Tippet Rise Art Center in Montana.

Die tote Stadt, with tenor Clay Hilley (left) as Paul and soprano Allison Oakes (right) as Marie/Marietta. photo Stephanie Berger

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bard artists

the visual is political by KC Serota ’04

In my day job I help museums get loans and collections safely from one place to another. This summer I spent some time traveling around Europe for work and also accompanied my husband on a conference circuit that took us to Oslo, Norway, and Utrecht, Netherlands. I am a bit of a museum fan, as you can imagine, and I always try to make it to the major museums and even some off-thebeaten-path ones wherever I might be. This recently led me to the Astrup Fearnley Museet, which I had worked with on a number of occasions when they lent pieces to United States–based institutions for special exhibitions.

The Astrup Fearnley, which has the most important contemporary art collection in Norway, is located on a spit of land that juts out into Oslo’s harbor. The area around it has recently been transformed from wharfs and shipping industry–related businesses to a hub for dining and entertainment. I visited the museum around lunchtime on a warm, beautiful July day. Most visitors were interested in sitting on the man-made beach just outside the museum’s doors or enjoying the shade of the umbrellas at its very trendy café. The museum galleries were thus rather peaceful. An exhibition of recent acquisitions

called Private Passion showcased a number of artists important in the contemporary art world today. As its curator put it, “we have an interesting polyphony of voices that are creating diverse micronarratives in a variety of formats, scales, and structures, offering a range of different meanings for contemporary art.” The collection, she said, aims to show a “structured approach to building a group of international contemporary artworks.” One of the most exciting things to me was that this exhibition had work by two Bardians: Tschabalala Self ’12 and Juliana Huxtable ’10. After seeing the show and thinking more about artists from Bard who have been in the media recently—whether for their social engagement or upcoming exhibitions, or both—it struck me once again that the community of artists from Bard is more active and important in contemporary culture than ever. Thus, I set out to talk with a few of them about how Bard influenced their art process and what compels them to create in today’s world. I was able to correspond with Self and interview Nayland Blake ’82 and Xaviera Simmons ’05. Self, who often uses fabric and fiber in her paintings, collages, and assemblages, has been described by Anne Ellegood CCS ’98, senior curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, as “irreverent and tenderly poignant . . . but more importantly, politically imperative.” Explaining how her process developed during her time in Annandale, Self told me, “At Bard I focused mostly on printmaking and paintings. I took many classes with [Artist in Residence] Lothar Osterburg, and [Sherri Burt Hennessey Artist in Residence] Medrie MacPhee was my painting adviser. After taking a monoprinting class with [Artist in Residence] Ken Buhler, I began to merge my two interests and found an aesthetic ground between the two mediums of painting and printmaking. During my senior year at Bard I became increasingly interested in the collagraphic process and began using old and failed paintings as printmaking matrices. This experimentation developed further in my graduate studies. I moved away from the printing press entirely and became completely engrossed in the making of my ‘plates,’ which later became the building blocks for my first assemblage and collage-inspired works on canvas.” Self ’s work tackles identity, particularly black identity, and more specifically the legacy of representation of the black female body. As artist, musician, and writer Abdu Ali says, “Tschabalala illustrates the multifacetedness of black identity that racism and antiblackness often try to deny.” Since graduating from Bard, Self has earned an MFA in painting and printmaking at Yale in 2015; received multiple residencies, including from the Studio Museum; and won several grants and awards, including from the Joan Mitchell Foundation. She has had solo gallery exhibitions at Thierry Goldberg in New York City and Pilar Corrias in London, among others, and done projects such as a recent installation titled Bodega Run earlier this year at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles that included sculpture, printmaking, painting, and collage. “The strong liberal arts program at Bard provided me with the historical and cultural references to add substance to my artistic inter-

Top: Tschabalala Self ’12, Dime, 2019, fabric, acrylic, flashe, and painted canvas on canvas Bottom: Tschabalala Self ’12, Red Dog, 2019, fabric, embroidered patch, newsprint, photo-transfer, gouache, acrylic, flashe, and painted canvas on canvas From the installation MOOD, Studio Museum Artists in Residence 2018–19, MoMA PS1, New York, June 9 – September 8, 2019. Images courtesy of MoMA PS1. photos Matthew Septimus Opposite: Tschabalala Self ’12 in front of Ol’ Bay, 2019, painted canvas, fabric, digital rendering on canvas, hand-colored photocopy, paper, flashe, gouache, and acrylic on canvas. photo Christine DeFonte ’12

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ests and defend my ideas intelligently,” says Self. “Experimentation was encouraged and unique ideas respected.” Similar sentiments were expressed by all the artists I spoke with. Like the many Bard science majors who have gone on to careers in medicine despite not following a restrictive preprofessional program, these artists all found the interdisciplinary approach and emphasis on writing, questioning, and problem solving important to their success as practicing artists. Questioning, particularly at this moment in our history, inevitably leads to a desire for engagement, and Self has a fascinating perspective on her art and its place in the current conversation. “The work is political because it is politicized,” she says. “Politicized bodies are featured in the work. I’m a political person because if I wasn’t a political person, that would affect my safety and my well-being in this country. But that’s not why I’m making the work. I’m making the work to leave a document of my experience; a document of the experience of people who are like me.” Like Self, Xaviera Simmons has an exploratory and investigative approach to her art. She works in photography, performance, video, sound, sculpture, and installation, and whatever the mode or medium she immerses herself completely. Her studio practice is, she says,

“rooted in an ongoing investigation of experience, memory, abstraction, present and future histories—specifically shifting notions surrounding landscape as cyclical rather than linear.” Simmons, who completed the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Studio Program after graduating from Bard, has had major installations at the Museum of Modern Art and Sculpture Center and shows with David Castillo Gallery. Her works are included in major collections, including the Guggenheim, MoMA, Studio Museum, and Pérez Art Museum, Miami. In 2020, she will be a visiting lecturer and Solomon Fellow in the Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies at Harvard University. Simmons attended a college preparatory boarding school in Connecticut and recognized that her way of learning and the breadth of her interests would be nurtured at Bard. “I connected with [President] Leon [Botstein] and his ideas of what a college could be,” she says. “The open, more exploratory way of thinking was something that attracted me, and also the smaller classes, and this freedom of thought that I’m not sure other institutions provide. And you have all of these teachers who are very active in their fields—it is a very active environment.”

Xaviera Simmons ’05, Generational Wealth Generational Poverty, 2018, chromogenic color print, 50 x 75 inches. Courtesy David Castillo Gallery

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After taking time off to earn money for tuition, Simmons returned to Bard focused on photography. “I wanted to work with the best photographers that there were,” she says. “Stephen Shore [Photography Program Director and Susan Weber Professor in the Arts] is one of the best, and he was a major influence on the German photographers that I also really loved. And [Professor of Photography] An-My Lê and [Professor Emeritus of Photography] Larry Fink— these are really sensitive artists. My main teacher, my main mentor, was An-My Lê, but I always respected Stephen and I loved his work. Last year, when he had a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, I was asked to be on a panel with him, so I was able to express to him how much I loved his work, but also how intimidated I was. But I am a grown-up now; I’ve found my voice so I feel very comfortable engaging with Stephen.” This past July, Simmons wrote an opinion piece for The Art Newspaper about the criticism of the 2019 Whitney Biennial, which some pundits argued was not radical or overtly political enough. “Whiteness Must Undo Itself to Make Way for the Truly Radical Turn in Contemporary Culture” argued persuasively that the privileged shouldn’t expect others to take all the risk when it comes to making

change. “Stop asking colored bodies to hold the bulk of the rage over this country’s systemic maladies,” Simmons wrote. In our discussion, Simmons went on to say, “This is the problem: critics and artists have not had conversations. It is as if everything is hunky dory. Critics have their own agency and artists are doing their own thing. I think it is important to have this conversation. The critic is not just allowed to say whatever and go unchecked. The criticism of the biennial was, across the board, based on ignorance. They were essentially saying ‘I want you to be revolutionary, meanwhile I want you to take all the bullets and I want you to put on a show for me.’” Simmons also expressed her appreciation for the liberal arts education she experienced at Bard and noted the influence her professors had on context and narrative in her work. “Laurie Dahlberg, Luc Sante—their way of working, they are poets in their way,” she says. “You could say that all of them are different forms of poets. They focus on photography, or art history, they are thinking about and keyed into landscape and how language can affect the visual. I was always attracted to that. I am keyed into the American historical context. It’s great to be worldly, but at a certain point, considering where we are at in this country and the position that we have in terms of

Xaviera Simmons ’05, Freedom Is Not Guaranteed, For Freedoms 50 States Initiative, Aberdeen, South Dakota, October 5 – November 25, 2018. Courtesy the artist and David Castillo Gallery. William Glaser Photography

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Top: Nayland Blake ’82, Starting Over, 2000, DVD video projection Bottom: Nayland Blake ’82, Buddy, Buddy, Buddy, 2013, particle board, glass, metal, denim, vinyl, gelatin silver prints, stuffed animal, plastic, rubber, wood, and plexiglas ©Nayland Blake, courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery

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our influence globally, I think that we have to really understand what we are doing locally.” Nayland Blake was the object of considerable critical acclaim in the early ’90s, participating in the 1991 Whitney Biennial and the 1993 Venice Biennale. Rather than continue to say the same things in essentially the same ways—the usual road to commercial success— Blake instead remained committed to his multidisciplinary and intellectually rigorous creative road. “One of the things I am grateful to Bard for is that it is a liberal arts school,” says Blake. “Having friends who were in different disciplines and also having requirements about knowing how to read critically, knowing how to write, being able to investigate things in terms of history, those were a huge part of the way I ended up working. A class that had a big influence on me was a Freshman Seminar with, I think, Robert Kelly and Elie Yarden. We read James Joyce’s Ulysses in the first couple of weeks and then investigated works that were either referred to in the book or related to the book. It was a real multidisciplinary exhumation of the novel, and it taught me the ways in which works of art communicate back and forth between different sets of references. That is still very much part of the way I work.” Blake was a member of the faculty of Bard’s Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts from 1997 until 2012, and since 2003 has been chair of the ICP-Bard Program in Advanced Photographic Studies. As a teacher, Blake has a deep appreciation for the education Bard offers and the people—students and professors—who are drawn to that atmosphere. “I look at students who have only been in, or come straight through, art school, and their understanding of history is so skewed,” says Blake. “Their understanding of what might be a useful critical framework for them is very limited; limited to these theoreticians who have already been approved as being part of the art press. Contrast that to my friend and colleague from Bard Jonathan Hammer ’82, who was really interested in the scholar Frances A. Yates. People who are looking at Renaissance history and religious imagery are not people the art world has ever really paid attention to, but reading them and understanding their methodology really helped me think about the ways I could make things.” When I talked to Blake, during a brief respite at home before heading to L.A. to install the first of two shows coming up there this fall, they also talked about some of their professors from their time at Bard and echoed the idea that the nature of the faculty as working artists made the program that much richer, singling out Nancy Mitchnik, Jake Grossberg, Alan Cote, and Jim Sullivan in particular. “Because Bard is so close to New York City and everybody who was teaching had real careers as artists, that made a huge difference,” says Blake. “People were coming back and forth from the city a lot, and we were really encouraged to do that, too. There was a lot of communication in terms of what the cultural life of the campus was.” Blake also mentioned some of the artists who visited during their time at Bard and the impact that had. “An amazing group of people came through for studio visits and lectures. I remember Agnes Martin; Keith Haring’s first slide lecture was at Bard, before there were

even any paintings, when he was just doing the subway drawings. Someone, maybe a student, was able to contact him and he came up to do a slide talk. I remember William Wegman, Judy Pfaff [now Richard B. Fisher Professor in the Arts], Ross Blechner . . . gosh, so many people.” Blake has had a number of solo exhibitions, including at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College. They have a show of new work at Matthew Marks Gallery in Los Angeles, Nayland Blake’s Opening, that includes work exploring the experience of “someone living on the border of gender and racial identities.” In late September, the most comprehensive survey of Blake’s work will open at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. No Wrong Holes: Thirty Years of Nayland Blake is also scheduled to travel to MIT in 2020. A surprising and fascinating interest of Blake’s is comic culture. They went from making comics with friends in high school to getting paid to publish cartoons in the online publication Hyperallergic, and Blake participates in Flame Con, the LGBTQ comic convention, which they say is one of their favorite events of the year. “The mainstream art world doesn’t pay much attention to it,” Blake says. “But I think the emotional power of what is happening in that place is something that is happening in a lot of disparate communities. It is the sort of thing that, I believe, is going to save us ultimately.” Blake went on to say, “I’ve always felt like culture is culture and these sort of weird divisions of it often have more to do with markets than they do with where the interesting ideas are. I think that’s a perspective I gained from queerness.” When I asked each of the artists if they had any advice to offer current students and recent alumni/ae looking to pursue creative endeavors, their responses varied. Self said, “Find your own voice, but listen to those around you.” Simmons took this a step further with a call to action: “Take advantage of all that there is. Go to as many concerts as you can; be engaged with the lecturers, the visiting artists, the visiting professors; understand how the institution works and also where the institution is.” She later added, “We are citizens here; all of our activities are also part of that citizenship. How do you grow that citizenship while you are making objects?” Finally, Blake had a very concrete example that dovetailed with Simmons’s concept of participation in society while also addressing the specifics of how to make art with limited resources. “The most powerful thing you can do, and the most helpful thing for your own creative presence and practice, is to make opportunities for other people. I said this recently in an interview: If you want to sell work, you should be prepared to buy work, because the first people who are going to buy your work are your friends. So, value what it is that they do as well. It is very tempting, particularly in our present moment, to say to yourself, ‘I’m disempowered, things are horrible politically, the forces that be are stacked against me,’ and then just sit there and wait for something to change. But the truth is, the only way that things change is by the people who are shut out of that situation looking around and making things for each other and with each other.

Nayland Blake ’82, Crossing Object (inside Gnomen), 2017–18, New Museum, NY. Photo: Scott Rudd. ©Nayland Blake, courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery

Instead of thinking, Once I have this, this, and this in place, then I’ll be able to make the work, it’s like, no, what can you do with what you have in front of you? What can you make happen with the stuff that is right around you at this moment? Because to ignore that is to ignore your own power.” There must be art in the Bard water. To see these artists making work that is thoughtful and connected to our current moment is something we can all be proud of. That all three artists I spoke with independently credited Bard’s liberal arts ideals and classes for helping to make them the artists they are—artists who consider history, context, and society in their creative process—speaks to the importance of place, and of our particular place. A place to think, and a place to create. KC Serota ’04, president of the Bard College Alumni/ae Association Board of Governors, is special projects manager in the fine arts division of Masterpiece International, which provides customs brokerage and logistics services for museums, galleries, and art collections worldwide.

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On and Off Campus Bard Welcomes New Trustee Mostafiz ShahMohammed ’97 has joined Bard College’s Board of Trustees. An entrepreneur and investor who earned his BA in economics from Bard, he has founded and led various private investment firms and companies focused on the transportation, industrial, and commercial finance sectors. Since 2015, he has been chairman and CEO of Amur Equipment Finance. ShahMohammed was previously a managing director in charge of the Structured Asset Finance Group at UBS, where he focused on transportation and commercial and Mostafiz ShahMohammed ’97 financial assets, and was directly responsible for all structuring, financing, investment, distribution, and risk-management activities. He is on the board of the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College. “Bardians care deeply about our planet’s future,” says ShahMohammed. “They understand that we are financing our growth by irreversibly liquidating natural resources, they have the foresight to see what is important, and they have the empathy and the will to be more inclusive socially. As a trustee, I want to help bring this powerful essence of Bard culture to the forefront. It is our strength—it will distinguish us, and it will also help us secure our future. I want to help Bard become stronger financially and act entrepreneurially so that it can continue its mission of academic excellence and freethinking. I want to help Bard create more entrepreneurs in all disciplines so they can lead the change that is necessary in today’s ecologically precarious world.”

Building a New Architecture Program Architects, historians, and theorists Ross Exo Adams and Ivonne Santoyo Orozco have joined the faculty as assistant professors of architecture and codirectors of the nascent Architecture Program. This semester they are teaching two introductory studio classes as they continue to develop the curriculum and structure of the program. Ivonne Santoyo Orozco “Architecture, for us, can be understood as a practice that spans visual cultures, social formations, and technological and material assemblages,” they say. “It is simultaneously a lens to critically see the world and a means by which to proactively intervene in it. The Architecture Program will frame its pedagogy around developing new ways to collectively inhabit a world whose contours are deeply carved by political and environmental concerns.” Adams is the author of Circulation and Urbanization (2019) and reviews editor for Ross Exo Adams the Journal of Architecture. He has practiced with, among other firms, MVRDV, Netherlands; Productora, Mexico; Foster and Partners and Arup Urban Design, United Kingdom. His work investigates the intersections of architecture and urbanism with geography, political theory, environmental humanities, and histories of power. Santoyo Orozco’s research investigates how architecture serves as an interface between contemporary forms of governance and capital. As an architect, she has collaborated with Arup Integrated Urbanism, Foster and Partners in London; Wiel Arets in Maastricht, and Fernando Romero in Mexico City.

New Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business Bard is offering a new Advanced Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business through its MBA in Sustainability Program. Hunter Lovins, a sustainable business pioneer and program faculty member, says, “In an era of transparency, companies that aren’t putting social and environmental missions first are losing out. As a result, smart CEOs are increasingly rebuilding their companies around mission and purpose, which includes a commitment to sustainability. Bard’s program is one of the few in the world that trains people to manage for social and environmental mission, to integrate purpose with profit.” The new program is designed to meet the needs of professionals looking to make a career shift, including self-taught sustainability practitioners who need to formalize their knowledge as well as individuals with master’s-level backgrounds in related fields, including MBAs, who want to move into purposedriven work. Courses meet one weekend a month in Manhattan and online one evening a week. Certificate students have access to the same career development resources as MBA students, the goal being to empower graduates to follow their passions and pursue successful, high-impact careers in sustainable business.

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Journalists Discuss Election 2020 at BHSEC Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Manhattan hosted the first in a series of panel events featuring Bard alumni/ae, parents, and faculty. “A Place for Democracy: America and the 2020 Election” was moderated by Malia Du Mont ’95, chief of staff and vice president for strategy and policy. Panelists were Pulitzer Prize winner Lukas Alpert ’99, who covers newspapers and digital media for the Wall Street Journal; Dylan Byers ’08, NBC’s senior media reporter and author of Byers Market, a daily newsletter that goes behind the scenes in Hollywood, Silicon Valley, New York City, and Washington, D.C.; and Rana Foroohar, global business columnist, associate editor at the Financial Times, CNN’s global economic analyst, author of the forthcoming book Don’t Be Evil, and parent of a BHSEC Manhattan senior. Sponsored by the Bard Office of Alumni/ae Affairs, Bard Center for Civic Engagement, Bard Early Colleges, Hannah Arendt Center, and Office of the President, the event was held in September and livestreamed via the Bard College Alumni/ae Association Facebook page.

Joseph Kim ’18: From Refugee to Researcher

Kim did not speak any English when he arrived in the United States. But in honor of his father’s memory he was determined to get a higher education, and so he persevered. Kim first learned about Bard College through a friend Joseph Kim ’18 wrote his Senior Project on the implications of marketization in while living in New York City. “I visited the campus and I thought it was beauNorth Korea. A reader might be impressed by the well-thought-out arguments, tiful,” remembers Kim. “I could immediately see how Bard would be a great thorough footnoting, extensive bibliography, and clarity of writing, but this was place to study and also to think. I needed a place to think and learn about myself. not merely an intellectual exercise; the topic was, quite literally, a life-and-death It really did serve that purpose.” issue for Kim. He applied to Bard as a transfer student from community college and was In the mid-1990s, the North Korean regime could not provide its citizens offered a full scholarship. Kim, who majored in political science, has tremendous with even basic necessities, so black markets developed. Over time, those margratitude for the opportunity Bard gave him to complete his college education. kets became legal. The majority of North Koreans now receive goods and serv“I had so many faculty mentors,” he says, naming Christopher McIntosh (assisices, directly or indirectly, from these markets. But marketization has been a tant professor of political studies), Jane Smith (visiting instructor of writing), double-edged sword: allowing trade broadens North Koreans’ worldviews and Sanjib Baruah (professor of political studies), Michelle Murray (associate prothreatens the regime’s absolute power, yet periodic government crackdowns fessor of political studies), Walter Russell Mead (James Clarke Chace Professor on those markets can cause unrest. of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities), and Samantha Hill (assistant director, During the devastating North Korean famine of the 1990s, Kim lived with Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities; visiting assistant professor his mother, father, and older sister. Despite their poverty, Kim remembers of political studies) among them. “Professors not only shared their knowledge always being cared for and loved by his family. He would spend days and nights but also helped me become a good student and a good person.” searching the streets for firewood and food with his sister. Often they found no Kim vividly remembers his very first writing assignment as a Bard student. food at all. His father died of starvation when Kim was 12 years old, and within “It was my first semester and I wanted to impress my professors. I worked really the same year his mother disappeared. Soon after, his sister, from whom he had hard and emailed my essay to Samantha Hill, expecting praise. She called me never been separated, told him she was going to China to earn them money for in during her office hours and told me it was an unacceptable academic paper. food and would be back. He has not seen her since. Kim became an orphan, She gave me feedback and extra time to work on it. Hers was the most chalsurviving on the streets for years before escaping to China, where he lived in lenging class I ever took. She was such a great mentor; she helped me to ask fear of being caught and sent back to North Korea. An activist who ran an better questions and to think more deeply. I have grown so much under her underground shelter for North Korean refugees took him in, and eventually he teaching and guidance.” was able to apply for refugee status and go to the United States, where he Kim was able to gain citizenship in the United States because of the North entered the foster care system. Kim shared his moving story in a TED talk in Korean Human Rights Act signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2013, “The Family I Lost in North Korea. And the Family I Gained,” which has 2004. “As a sitting president, President Bush invited North Korean refugees to received more than a million views. In 2015, he published his memoir, Under the the White House to raise awareness about North Korean human rights abuses,” Same Sky, the title referring to the hope that one day he will find his sister again. says Kim. “He has since continuously reinforced his passion and care for North Korean refugees.” Kim first met Bush in 2015, when he was invited to the George W. Bush Presidential Center to tell his story. In June 2019, Bush invited several North Korean refugees back to the center to speak. “Most North Korean teenagers come through such difficult circumstances and most of them were alone like me. But one refugee said, ‘I came with my father, and my father protected me.’ President Bush said, ‘That is what fathers do.’ And it was the most touching moment for me.” Currently an assistant and expert in residence in the Human Freedom Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute, Kim conducts research on how the United States should approach North Korean denuclearization and human rights abuses, writes essays and policy papers on those issues, and shares his story at universities and institutions around the country to promote the rights of North Korean and other refugees around the world. “I wanted to join the Human Freedom Initiative as a form of appreciation for what Bush has done for the rights of North Korean people,” he says. For all the hardship Kim has suffered, he appreciates every opportunity given to him and seeks to pay it forward. “Bard has been a great place for me for personal growth and From left: Michael Gerson, Washington Post columnist; Robert R. King, U.S. special envoy for North Korean Human Rights; helped me to become who I am,” he says. “I hope that other Grace Jo, North Korea Freedom Scholarship recipient; and Joseph Kim ’18 at “Light through Darkness: A Forum on Freedom in North Korea” hosted by the George W. Bush Institute. North Korean refugees can receive the same generosity that photo Grant Miller for the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Bard gave me. It is one of many things that makes Bard College a unique place.”

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Bard Music West: Third Time Is a Charm Bard Music West’s third festival, “The World of Graz· yna Bacewicz,” celebrated the life and work of the brilliant composer and virtuosic violinist and pianist (and author of murder mysteries) on the 110th anniversary of her birth and the 50th anniversary of her death. In three programs over the course of two days at Noe Valley Ministry in San Francisco, the first American festival dedicated to Bacewicz gave audiences the rare opportunity to discover a largely unknown artist whose context and contemporaries are familiar. The San Francisco Chronicle wrote that codirectors Allegra Chapman ’10 and Laura Gaynon, “ensured that the full sweep of this artist’s legacy came fully and effectively into focus. They brought together an assemblage of first-rate performers to play not only a rich sampling of Bacewicz’s own music, but also music by her influences, contemporaries and followers to situate her career in a broader historical context.” Left to right: YuEun Kim, Mélanie Clapiès, Allegra Chapman ’10, Laura Gaynon, and Jessica Chang. photo Vero Kherian

Chelsea Mozen MBA ’15: Building Change As a high-school student in Atlanta, Chelsea Mozen MBA ’15 had already committed her life to working for positive social change in the world and was engaged in volunteerism and charity work. “I was the person standing outside the cafeteria constantly raising money for a cause,” she says. Mozen studied human development and social relations at Earlham College, a small, Quaker liberal arts college, because its social justice values resonated with her. She then moved to Washington, D.C., to work in the city’s Department of Human Services’ Homeless Services Administration. “I was wide-eyed and excited about making a difference,” she says. “After about two years I realized that our focus was on the individual, but these were not problems on an individual level. They were structural problems.” Mozen, who had been involved in a D.C. protest against the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank in 2000, received an email soliciting help in Prague. “I quit my job and moved to Prague for grassroots organizing,” she says. “There was a sense that together we could change these mammoth international financial organizations and fight injustice. I think we did raise awareness about the destructive policies of the IMF and World Bank, but people would tell me, ‘You’re not an economist. You don’t understand this work.’ I took that as a challenge.” In 2003, Mozen Chelsea Mozen MBA ’15 moved to New York City to pursue an MA in economics from the New School for Social Research. She began to work on foreign policy advocacy on the national level, but was soon frustrated. “I was hitting my head against a brick wall,” she says. “I went to the Hill and talked to members of Congress, but I did not feel we were making progress.” When she received an email from Eban Goodstein, director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, announcing the launch of Bard’s MBA in Sustainability, she knew she wanted to be part of its inaugural class. “ I was completely inspired by the vision he laid out for the program,” she says. “I realized I had to stop trying to tear down structures and instead try to build something.” At the time, Mozen was beginning to work on a communally owned wind

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energy project in Oaxaca, Mexico. “Oaxaca has so much wind energy potential and developments are coming in without informed consent or fair compensation for the indigenous populations,” she says. “We were trying to develop a model for a different kind of renewable-energy project that does not come at the expense of social development.” Through Bard’s MBA program, Mozen began to learn the skills she needed to work in corporate sustainability. She reached out to Etsy and developed her capstone project around the company’s carbon neutrality goals. “I spent 10 months building a project called Etsy Solar to help sellers install solar on their homes,” she says. “Because 97 percent of Etsy’s sellers work from home.” After graduation, Mozen joined Etsy’s sustainability team. “We were looking at our data center load but discovered 98 percent of our emissions come from shipping. Tackling shipping would be more challenging. We have more than 60 million items for sale with 2.3 million active sellers shipping to our 42.7 million active buyers, and we don’t control shipping methods.” As Etsy’s sustainability lead, Mozen designed a carbon-offset program that, upon implementation on February 28, 2019, achieved carbon neutrality for shipping. “Due to the urgency of climate change, we needed to do something with immediate impact,” she says. “We decided to invest in high-quality carbon offsets for every package shipped. People don’t realize that the rise of e-commerce is causing emissions to rise significantly. It’s an invisible footprint.” Etsy’s program balances its carbon emissions attributable to shipping with projects creating positive environmental impact— forest preservation in Minnesota, wind and solar energy in India, and technology to increase fuel efficiency. Mozen, who lives in Cold Spring, New York, with her husband, their two adopted children, and two dogs, is now focusing on additional reduction measures and advocating with lawmakers, vendors, shipping partners, and other e-commerce companies to push for zero-emissions delivery. “We are trying to be an example for competitors and to show them how easy it is to commit to carbon neutrality,” she says. “When companies work together in this noncompetitive way, we are all stronger.”

Awards and Honors Faculty Achievements Franco Baldasso, assistant professor of Italian, has been named a 2019–20 Remarque Institute Visiting Fellow at New York University, where he will pursue his research while in residency. The Peter S. Reed Foundation has awarded John Esposito, visiting assistant professor of music, $7,500 in support of his project “A Book of Five Rings,” which will comprise a concert with an interactive multimedia video installation and a documentary film. Cecile E. Kuznitz, associate professor of Jewish history, has won a Lady Davis Fellowship to be a visiting professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Kuznitz also has been awarded a grant through POLIN Museum’s Global Education Outreach Program for her workshop “Building Culture and Community: Jewish Architecture and Urbanism in Poland.” Coorganized with Mikhail Krutikov, Vladimir Levin, and Marcin Wodzinski, the workshop will explore “the role of the built landscape in creating, reflecting, and problematizing Polish Jewish identity.” Susan Weber Professor in the Arts Stephen Shore was honored with a 2019 Lucie Award for Achievement in Fine Art. Shore has been director of Bard’s Photography Program since 1982.

Support for Bard’s Center for the Study of the Drone The Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College received $30,000 from Peace Research Institute Oslo to fund collaboration on a research project on counter-drone technology. Additionally, DJI Creative awarded the center $7,500 to support ongoing research on public-safety drones. Backing for the Bard Music Festival The Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust has given a grant of $250,000 over five years in support of the Bard Music Festival, which recently celebrated its 30th season. The 31st festival, “Nadia Boulanger and Her World,” is scheduled for August 7–16, 2020.

Grants for BPI Women’s Programs A garden is growing at Taconic Correctional Facility, the site of Bard Prison Initiative’s program for incarcerated women, thanks to two grants: $100,000 over two years from Century Arts Foundation and $150,000 over three years from the Tikkun Olam Foundation. This funding has significantly enhanced BPI’s college and reentry programs for students at Taconic. The Arnow Family Fund also granted $40,000 to support women’s programs and launch integrated mental health and wellness support for BPI alumni/ae. Jeffrey Gibson. photo John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Support for Bard’s Early Colleges Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Baltimore received a $35,000 grant from the Goldseker Foundation, and BHSEC Manhattan and Queens received a $75,000 grant from the F.O.R.E. Foundation for Art, Science, and Education. Grant Allows Archive Expansion “Textiles That Talk, Words That Walk,” a project organized by Legrand Ramsey Professor of Anthropology John Ryle, received a grant of $16,500 from the J. M. Kaplan Fund. The project builds on a virtual archive of East African textiles that is based at Bard. It is an open-access collection of digital images and associated documentation that provides a scholarly record of kangas—printed cotton textiles worn by women in the Swahili-speaking region of East Africa. Ongoing Support for Bard’s Africana Studies Dialogue within Bard’s Africana Studies concentration surrounding race, diversity, and social engagement in the visual and performative arts will continue thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Academy Foundation. “Creative Process in Dialogue: Art and the Public,” organized by Drew Thompson, director of Africana studies at Bard, will include a master class hosted by leading black American filmmakers Julie Dash, Bradford Young, and Visiting Artist in Residence Charles Burnett, followed by a discussion with them.

Bard Faculty Win MacArthur Genius Grants Jeffrey Gibson, artist in residence in the Studio Arts Program, and Sadie Samuelson Levy Professor in Languages and Literature Valeria Luiselli were named 2019 MacArthur Fellows. Gibson, a Choctaw-Cherokee artist who incorporates his heritage into his multidisciplinary work, is a past TED Foundation Fellow and a Joan Mitchell Grant recipient. He lives and works in New York City. Luiselli is an award-winning writer of fiction and nonfiction, including the novel Lost Children Archive and the powerful nonfiction work Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions, which won the American Book Award and was a National Book Critics Circle and Kirkus Prize finalist. She was born in Mexico City and lives in New York City. Eleven Bard faculty members have previously been honored with a MacArthur Fellowship.

Government Grants for the Bard Graduate Center Bard Graduate Center received a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a $17,000 grant from the New York State Council on the Arts in support of the exhibition Eileen Gray: Crossing Borders, opening spring 2020. Funding for the Fisher Center’s Stage at Montgomery Place The Stage at Montgomery Place will offer free outdoor events for the second consecutive season, thanks in part to a $15,000 grant from the Educational Foundation of America and a $5,000 grant from the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. Valeria Luiselli. photo John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

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HEOP at 50 The Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) at Bard is proudly celebrating its 50th year at the College. When the New York State Assembly approved legislation in 1969 to provide academic, financial, and social support to economically and academically disadvantaged students with the potential and motivation to successfully complete college, Bard was one of the first in the region to sign on. Bessie Award–winning dancer and choreographer Arthur Aviles ’87 was one such student. “There was almost no way a young, poor, working-class Puerto Rican man like me was going to escape the Bronx, which in 1981 was considered the epitome of urban blight,” says Aviles. “The education afforded to me through the generosity of HEOP and its kind and incredibly empathetic director, Alex McNight, brought me around the world and back home again.”

Bard’s ability to participate in the program was tested in 1995, when New York eliminated funding for educational opportunity programs at private institutions like Bard, which had been matching funds provided by the state. The College met the challenge by increasing its financial commitment and offering full underwriting, thus ensuring the program’s continuation. Five decades and hundreds of degrees after its founding, HEOP at Bard is still going strong and growing under the leadership of its director, Claudette Aldebot. HEOP’s success has opened the door for Bard to create a robust opportunity program that reaches beyond New York State residents. Bard’s Office of Equity and Inclusion also provides support to Bard Opportunity Program (BOP) students who meet academic qualifications and financial need, transfer students coming to Bard from our early colleges, and Posse Scholars, who are recruited from public high schools, formed into supportive “posses,” and offered full-tuition scholarships.

Student and Alumni/ae Honors Liana Mitlyng Day ’13, a political studies major, has received a Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship to pursue her MA in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University’s Edmund E. Walsh School of Foreign Service. Her concentration is in international security, with a research focus on the intersection of security and migration. Day worked in immigration law as a paralegal for 4 1/2 years in Oakland, California, specializing in EB-1 Extraordinary Ability petitions and helping individuals, families, and corporations navigate the U.S. immigration system. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the Pickering Fellowship offers members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the State Department, women, and those with financial need, a unique opportunity to promote positive change in the world. Upon completion of a master’s degree program, fellows agree to a minimum five-year service commitment in the Department of State’s Foreign Service. “The more I have learned, the more I feel an immense sense of responsibility to my community, my country, and the international global order,” says Day. “It is my hope that in the U.S. Foreign Service I will be able to contribute meaningfully to U.S. foreign policy and global security.” Bard psychology major and Memory Dynamics Lab manager Michael Greenberg ’20 accepted a $15,000 BrainStorm Neuroscience Pitch Competition award for proposed research into “hacking” the brain using mindfulness meditation to strengthen self-control and autonomy. The grant will enable the team, led by Assistant Professor of Psychology Justin Hulbert, to move its project forward.Thomas Harris ’22 was awarded a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to study Russian in the BardSmolny program at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences at St. Petersburg University this semester. Harris is currently pursuing dual degrees in math and engineering through Bard College and Columbia University’s 3+2 program, in which Bard students may transfer to Columbia at the end of their junior year at Bard, and upon completing a two-year program at Columbia, qualify for both a BA from Bard and a BS from Columbia. Born and raised in Chicago, Harris is also a conceptual artist and poet who goes by his Russian name, Foma. The Gilman scholarship supports American undergraduate students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad. Ava Mazzye ’20 won a Hidden Heroes Award from the Andrew Goodman Foundation. The foundation honored five campus leaders from around the country for their dedication to ensuring access to polling places and voter registration services for their fellow college students. Mazzye, a political studies major, was part of a team in the fall 2018 semester that registered more than 400 students to vote, hosted 26 events, and engaged more than 550 people on Election Day with shuttles, educational materials, and

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Liana Mitlyng Day ’13. photo Lida Tikka

Michael Greenberg ’20

Evan Tims ’19

Ava Mazzye ’20. photo Sarah Wallock ’19

a returns watch party. The awards ceremony took place during the foundation’s fifth annual National Civic Leadership Training Summit, which also commemorated the 55th anniversary of Andrew Goodman’s murder by the KKK in Mississippi while registering African Americans to vote. Evan Tims ’19, a written arts and human rights major, has won a second Critical Language Scholarship (CLS). Over the summer, Tims studied Bangla at the American Institute of Indian Studies in Kolkata, India. “I study Bangla because someday I hope to work in the field of climate change–induced migration,” says Tims. “Bangladesh is facing numerous challenges due to its low elevation and large coastline. Additionally, I have a strong interest in Bengali literature and culture. I intend to pursue graduate research on Bengali narratives and forms of expression in relation to a changing environment.”

Layli Long Soldier MFA ’14: A Native Connection

to write from a place that was real and natural to me. I wanted to be present and there with my family. There, on the land. I wanted my work to be centered and to be born in that environment.” In 2009, President Obama signed a congressional spending bill that conWhen she graduated from Bard, she had not yet completed her response tained—buried on page 45—a subsection entitled “Apology to Native Peoples to the national apology. It took her another year before she had a finished work. of the United States.” To this day, that apology has never been publicly read and “An editor at Graywolf Press asked me if I had a manuscript,” she says. “I sent offered to tribal leaders by Congress or the White House. During her time at it and they wrote back to tell me they were interested but that it needed a Bard, Layli Long Soldier MFA ’14 began writing a response to H.R. 3326, sublot of work. To be honest, my ego was bruised, but I section 8113. That series of poems would later become accepted the challenge and spent another year revising WHEREAS, her full-length collection of poetry, which and reworking that manuscript. It changed dramatiwon the National Book Critics Circle and PEN/Jean cally.” In 2015, the same year she won a Lannan Stein Book Awards, was a finalist for the National Book Literary Award, Graywolf accepted the manuscript for Award, and was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize. publication. In 2016, she was honored with a National “Conversations and mentorship from some MFA facArtist Fellowship from the Native Arts and Cultures ulty were part of the initial spark for this work,” she Foundation and a Whiting Award. In 2017, WHEREAS says. “I had no idea then of the way the poems would was published. “It was a lengthy process but those two be received once they were out in the world. It’s been years were really necessary to get the book to where it a wonderful thing in my life.” is,” she says. As a young girl, Long Soldier lived in the Phoenix Long Soldier is now working on a second book. Valley, then moved to the Four Corners region and She travels extensively for readings and teaching workNavajo Nation at around age 11, when her mother got shops, and admits the pace can be exhausting. “I have a job there, and eventually to Santa Fe, where she is had to find ways to consciously maintain a connection currently living and raising her daughter. “I grew up in to family, to land, and to Lakota language, which make the Southwest, but my father’s side of the family is from me feel grounded and centered. It is too easy to begin Pine Ridge, South Dakota,” she says. “My mother’s side to feel lost when I’m traveling this much.” In collaborais from Idaho. I really think of myself as a Northern Layli Long Soldier MFA ’14. photo Nancy Nichols tion with two other Lakota artists, Mary and Clementine person.” Long Soldier, a citizen of the Oglala Lakota Bordeaux, Long Soldier is creating an arts college on Nation, studied creative writing with an emphasis in Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. She plans to seed the initiative with poetry at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. “In my undergradmoney she will earn from doing a reading at a university. She hopes another uate education I was immersed in looking at the literary works and visual arts foundation will consider matching those funds. “To begin, it will be very small of Native artists, and the Native perspective,” she explains. “I was very grateful and grassroots, with just two summer programs in language arts and 2-D,” she for that. Part of my choice to go to Bard was that I wanted to expand my points says. “Eventually, we hope it becomes a BFA program. At its core is Lakota lanof reference.” Bard’s low-residency MFA program allowed her to pursue gradguage and knowledge, so everything in the school uses that as a reference point. uate school without uprooting her life, family, and writing. “I was living on the Lakota values guide our vision. We want to make something different and someNavajo Nation, where my daughter’s father is from, and I was teaching at Diné thing beautiful for our people.” College,” she continues. “I did not want to move to study. I wanted to be able

Bard Fiction Prize Winner Announced Clare Beams received the Bard Fiction Prize for her short story collection, We Show What We Have Learned (Lookout Books). The Bard Fiction Prize committee writes, “The nine stories in Beams’s debut collection range from factual, historical settings and characters to eerily fantastical ones, displaying a startling depth and an epic scale of imagination. While the characters, and the situations they find themselves in, are sometimes surreal, their psychologies are always absolutely real—fully, compassionately drawn. Every one of these stories has a world and a lifetime behind it, and every one is a compelling, disquieting, and immensely pleasurable journey, reverie, and dream for its reader. Beams is a subtle, quiet master of short fiction, who writes in beautiful and exquisitely crafted prose.” “I am so much more grateful to Bard and to the Bard Fiction Prize committee than I can possibly say for this recognition of my work and for this gift, one of the best gifts anyone could give me—as a writer who’s also a parent of young children—of time,” says Beams. “To join this list of winners, so many of whom are heroes and heroines of mine, is an honor, and to join the inspiring Bard community is a thrill. I can’t wait to meet the students and faculty and work on my third book, a new novel, in their midst.” Since 2001, the annual Bard Fiction Prize has recognized promising emerging writers who are American citizens aged 39 years or younger at the time of application. Recipients receive a $30,000 cash award and appointment as writer in residence at Bard College for one semester without the expectation of teaching traditional courses. Clare Beams. photo Kristi Jan Hoover

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Gang Zhao MFA ’00: Remaking Chinese History “Since I was a very small child, I was good at drawing, and later on at making paintings,” says Gang Zhao MFA ’00. “My parents supported my art. Of course, they wished for me to become a lawyer or accountant or doctor . . . until they gave up.” As a teenager, Zhao was the youngest member of the Stars Group, self-taught, avant-garde artists who staged outdoor art exhibitions, street demonstrations, and public readings in Beijing between 1979 and 1983; they are considered China’s first groundbreaking modern art movement. “It was spontaneously organized,” he explains. “At that time, China was a very closed society. We wanted to go against the norms and the conventional thinking about the practice of art. I was happy to participate in the Stars Group exhibitions— just as a troublemaker is always happy to join in the protest.” But as Zhao came of age, China was transitioning out of the Mao era. “There was a very proactive art, literature, poetry, and music scene in Beijing,” he recalls. “I liked it all. I was young and dumb.” He remembers a woodcut, now lost, that was shown in the Stars Group’s first show. “It was done in a very European style. The image was a young man, half naked, in front of a road. It was very romantic.” At 19, Zhao was offered a scholarship to study at the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts in Holland. He left China in 1983 and did not return for 24 years. After studying in Europe, he was offered a full scholarship to Vassar College, where he pursued an underGang Zhao MFA ’00 graduate degree in art. “I dropped out during my junior year,” he says. “I just couldn’t do it anymore. I had depression problems. I was confused, disorientated, homesick. I was suffering from dislocation.” He eventually set up his studio on Centre Street in Manhattan and found representation with a commercial SoHo gallery. He was making a living from his artwork. Yet he felt disconnected from the critical discourse of the New York art world. “I was in denial of myself,” he says. “I really didn’t know what contemporary art was about.” Zhao decided to go back to art school, and Bard’s MFA program did not require an undergraduate degree for admission. “The Bard MFA program really helped me to get where I am,” he says. “I would not say it was easy for me at the time. The summers were very intensive. I was a difficult student. But I experienced a breakthrough in my art through the exposure I received. The critical conversations I had with the faculty were good for me. I also met a lot of other artists, like Amy Sillman MFA ’95 and Nayland Blake ’82.” Zhao studied film/video with Peter Hutton, Yvonne Rainer, Cecilia Dougherty, and Peggy Ahwesh, but after graduation he returned to painting. For the next two decades, he traveled extensively and commuted between Beijing and New York City, where he was represented by the Jack Tilton Gallery. Now 59, Zhao has established himself as a key figure in Chinese contemporary art. He spends most of his time in Beijing and Taipei, and is represented by Long March Space in Beijing. His first solo museum exhibition in the United States, Zhao Gang: History Painting, is on view at the Pérez Art Museum Miami through January 5, 2020. The exhibition features 14 paintings made between 1997 and 2018 that provoke a critical rereading of Chinese history. His work combines the radical multicultural aspects of his practice and identity. “I had spent more than half my life abroad, in Europe and the United States, before returning to China,” he says. “I am both attached and detached. It is preposterous to pro-

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mote the idea of one unified Chinese culture. It is a country made up of so many different ethnic heritages that have been colonized. I am not Han Chinese. I am an ethnic minority, Manchu. It is in my blood, my diet.” Zhao spends a lot of his time traveling the country on his motorcycle. “I feel very connected to the land and the people, but not to China.” Small-world coincidences seem to proliferate around Bard and Bardians, so perhaps it’s not surprising that Jinqing Cai, the younger sister of Jindong Cai, director of the Bard Conservatory’s US-China Music Institute, is a friend of Zhao’s. When she found out that he had attended Bard, she asked if he would like to support the institute with a portrait to be auctioned at the China Now Music Festival gala. “I said yes, great, I would love to support Bard.” For the occasion he did a portrait of Wellington Koo, a prominent Chinese statesman who was his country’s delegate to the Paris peace conference of 1919, served as acting prime minister from 1926 to 1927, and helped expand China’s relationships with the West. Zhao found an interesting personal connection with Koo, who was sent to study abroad in the United States by the Manchu Qing Dynasty— Zhao’s people. “I’ve always been fascinated by historical figurative painting, so I loved doing it,” he says. And gala attendees loved what he did: the portrait of Koo attracted spirited bidding, eventually selling for $32,000.

Wellington Koo, Gang Zhao MFA ’00, 2019, oil on canvas

Keith Haring Fellowship Awarded The Center for Curatorial Studies (CCS Bard) and the Human Rights Project (HRP) have selected sociologist, activist, and architectural theorist Pelin Tan as the sixth recipient of the Keith Haring Fellowship in Art and Activism, an annual award for a scholar, activist, or artist to teach and conduct research at CCS Bard and HRP. Tan’s appointment coincides with the renewal by the Keith Haring Foundation of the five-year grant supporting the fellowship, and marks the continued commitment of the College and the foundation to exploring the interaction between political engagement and artistic practice. “The Keith Haring Fellowship brings some of today’s most incisive and engaged voices to Bard,” says Tom Eccles, executive director of CCS Bard. Tan is researching political movements concerned with climate justice, landscape, agriculture, and indigeneity, focusing particularly on activist projects that put interactions with the nonhuman world at the forefront of their practice. She asks how our concepts of justice and rights can be extended to landscape and territory, and what role critical artistic and architectural interventions might play in asserting those rights. “Throughout her career, the work that Pelin Tan calls ‘action research’ has demonstrated that the borders between scholarship, activism, and creation can and must be transgressed if we want to pursue justice in this world,” says Thomas Keenan, director of HRP.

Pelin Tan. photo Tobias Schiller

Traditional pingtan performers Haihua Huang and Jinghui Wu in Wellington Koo the Diplomat— a Life in Song at Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall. photo Chris Lee

Soloist Andrew Munn MMus ’16, with conductor Jindong Cai, The Orchestra Now, and the Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale performing Zhou Long's Men of Iron and the Golden Spike, a symphonic oratorio, in Bing Concert Hall at Stanford University. photo Patrick Li

China Now Music Festival Turns Two

Madame White Snake, which earned him a 2011 Pulitzer Prize. His new concerto for orchestra, Classic of Mountains and Seas, had its U.S. premiere during this October 1 concert, which was performed by The Orchestra Now conducted by Cai. A second performance was held at Bing Concert Hall on October 6. The multimedia concert “Wellington Koo the Diplomat—A Life in Song” was performed at Carnegie Hall on September 30. Through video projections, dramatic narration, and music, including the world premiere of a new chamber piece by composer Peng-Peng Gong, the concert explored Koo’s role in opening China to the world and developing its relationship with the United States. World-renowned Chinese artists performed, including Luoyong Wang as narrator, soprano Ying Huang, and bass-baritone Shenyang. The inaugural China Now Music Festival Gala to benefit the US-China Music Institute, in the Weill Music Room at Carnegie Hall, followed the concert. This year’s festival title was China and America—Unity in Music, highlighting the New York State Senate resolution sponsored by Sen. James Sanders Jr. (D-Queens), “recognizing October 1, 2019, as China Day and the first week of October 2019 as Chinese American Heritage Week, to strengthen the friendship and bilateral relationship between the State of New York and Chinese Americans.”

The US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music presented the second China Now Music Festival at Carnegie Hall in New York City, Bing Concert Hall at Stanford University, and Bard College. The festival is dedicated to promoting an understanding and appreciation of music from contemporary China through an annual series of concerts and academic activities. This year’s musical highlight was the world premiere of Men of Iron and the Golden Spike, a symphonic oratorio by celebrated composer Zhou Long honoring the more than 20,000 Chinese laborers who contributed to the completion of the transcontinental railroad in the American West 150 years ago. Commissioned by the US-China Music Institute in partnership with the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project and Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford University, this important work premiered on October 1 at Carnegie Hall. More than three years in the making, the piece was conceived by US-China Music Institute Director Jindong Cai and Stanford history professor Gordon Chang, who enlisted Zhou to write the music and writer Su Wei to provide the libretto. Zhou is well known for his seamless blending of Chinese and Western elements to create singularly expressive compositions, including the opera

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CCE Rewards Community Action

lective power-building.” Angelica E. Merino ’22 interned at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic (HIRC) in Boston. When she was 11, her family left El Salvador for Approximately 50 students receive Community Action the United States to escape poverty, violence, and a lack Awards (CAA) each summer through Bard’s Center for of opportunity. “We packed our hopes and dreams, and Civic Engagement. These awards support engagement our desire to stay, to start a new life, one that would allow with communities locally, nationally, and internationally me to achieve an education and become the outlier in my by providing supplemental funding for participation in family; one that would allow me to do something meanunpaid or underpaid internships that address issues ingful with my life. At Bard, I have taken many courses on affecting people around the world. To get a sense of the immigration, which has given me a new framework of breadth and depth of the impact CAA interns can have, understanding about the immigrant experience. I became here are four recent award recipients. Alethea Ayogu ’21 Alethea Ayogu ’21 passionate, and at times enraged, about what seems to traveled to Johannesburg to intern at Iranti-Org, a nonbe a repetitive cycle of injustice toward immigrants. The profit formed in 2012 to help local and regional lesbian, endless repetition of underestimating skills, recycling trans, intersex and gender-nonconforming movements in stereotypes, and demanding the hardest work at the lowSouth Africa and across the continent use media to mobiest rates—this is the cycle I want to disrupt. At HIRC, I lize and shift public dialogue. “Given that the organization have interpreted for clients, helped with housing applicais by and for LGBTQI+ South Africans, in my day-to-day tions, filled out U-visas, conducted research, and learned engagements at the office I am able to glean from other about asylum cases, all while bonding with clients over black, queer South Africans their perception and experiour mutual love for pupusas and tamales.” Eliza Watson ence of, and frustration with, the work we do. For my ’22 interned at Samos Volunteers, a small nongovernSenior Project I’m interested in exploring the diversity in mental organization located in Samos, Greece, that proexperience of ‘born-free’ LGBTQI+ persons in South vides aid and support to those living in the island’s Africa and those who experienced the transition to Kate Gonzales ’20. photo Bridget Badore refugee camp. “The camp was originally created to hold democracy post-apartheid.” Kate Gonzales ’20, who 500, but is now overflowing with more than 4,000,” interned at the Center for the Popular Democracy (CPD) writes Watson. “Tents surround the barbed gates as peoin Brooklyn, got involved in student protests advocating ple are forced to live in the ‘jungle,’ sections of trees and for academic freedom and workers’ rights during her dirt just outside the official camp. There is no running semester abroad in Budapest. At Central European water, no electricity and not enough food. Multiple disUniversity, “We marched, blocked major bridges and ease outbreaks are spreading through the camp. Yet, even streets, occupied Parliament Square for seven days, and amidst the desperate conditions, when I arrived, on World held open classes with professors from our respective Refugee Day, I saw nothing but joy. Samos Volunteers universities. The more passionate I became about the supported festivities and a talent show for World Refugee work and the people doing it, the more I realized I needed Day, choosing to focus on celebrating the talents and conto take my newfound attitude back home.” CPD is a nontributions of refugees instead of the public images of sadprofit that works with 55 partner organizations to provide Angelica E. Merino ’22 ness and suffering. Near the end of the night, as the sun legal, organizational, and research support for a wide was setting over the city and water, a stunning pink sky scope of initiatives. Gonzales worked this past summer became the backdrop of one of the most beautiful days I have ever witnessed. in development, researching potential donors and contacts, writing grant proThe love and joy that radiated from every single person there proved exactly posals, and helping to generate material for various events, including the what World Refugee Day and Samos Volunteers is all about: humanity, kindPeople’s Convention in July, which gathered 1,700 activists, organizers, leaders, ness, and community.” and elected officials for a weekend of “transformative learning, action, and col-

Coming up at the Bard Graduate Center Gallery On view from February 28 through July 12, 2020, at the Bard Graduate Center (BGC) Gallery, Eileen Gray: Crossing Borders is the first exhibition in the United States to examine Gray’s entire career. Gray was a pioneer in modern design and architecture and one of the few women to practice professionally in those fields before World War II. Curated by Cloé Pitiot, curator at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the exhibition is largely based on new research, including plans, drawings, sketchbooks, photographs, and letters, that reveals how Gray designed her most famous house, Villa E 1027, and other architectural projects. The exhibition features never-before-seen furniture and lacquer works, as well as photography, rugs, and archival materials from her best-known projects. A richly illustrated catalogue, edited by Pitiot and published by BGC Gallery and Yale University Press, accompanies the exhibition. photo Eileen Gray, Transat chair, 1926–29, varnished sycamore structure with nickel-plated steel fixtures, black synthetic leather upholstery; adjustable headrest. From the Villa E 1027, Roquebrune-Cap Martin. Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, Paris. ©Centre Pompidou, photo: Jean-Claude Planchet. ©DR

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Hannah Arendt Center Conference In order to understand the emergence of totalitarianism, Hannah Arendt had to confront the question of why the Jewish people had been targeted. She argued that political anti-Semitism is more than “Jew-hatred” or using Jewish people as scapegoats. Anti-Semitism is a pseudoscientific ideology seeking to prove that Jews are responsible for all evils of the world. The Hannah Arendt Center’s 12th annual conference, “Racism and Antisemitism,” asked: What is racism? Is anti-Semitism a form of racism? What does antiracism mean today? Is it anti-Semitic to criticize the state of Israel? Is equality possible in a world where prejudice exists? How can we respond to racist fantasies? Presenters and moderators included Kenyon Victor Adams, performance artist; Etienne Balibar, coauthor of Race, Nation, Class; Nacira Guenif-Souilamas, author of four books examining structural racism in France; Ibram X. Kendi, author of Stamped from the Beginning; Jennifer Kidwell and Scott R. Sheppard, creators of Underground Railroad Game; Rev. Jacqui Lewis, senior minister at Middle Collegiate Church in New York City; John McWhorter, author of Talking Back, Talking Black; Allison Stanger, Russell Leng ’60 Professor of International Politics and Economics at Middlebury College; Batya Ungar-Sargon, award-winning journalist and editor at the Forward; and Thomas Chatterton Williams, author of Self-Portrait in Black and White.

From left: Joy Connolly, president of the American Council of Learned Societies; student Justyn Díaz ’20; Thomas Chatterton Williams, author of Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race; students Elizaveta Skorobogatova PIE; Lourdes García ’20; Skye Carter ’22; and Marra García ’21 on the panel Can We “Retire” From Race? photo Karl Rabe

March Gallagher MSES ’93: Climate Crusader

largest issue we face, she says. “But if we don’t get our house in order on the fiscal side, we aren’t going to be able to solve these climate problems. I believe that digging into government finance is absolutely critical to create change.” March Gallagher MSES ’93 is a strategic planner who works tirelessly to find Gallagher, whose son, Ave, a student from the Hudson Valley Sudbury ways to improve people’s lives. As president and CEO of Community School, is taking physics at Bard this fall, thinks investing in infrastructure should Foundations of the Hudson Valley, she oversaw the nonprofit’s distribution of be the highest priority for Hudson Valley communities. According to research more than $3.5 million in grants annually and, in 2017, spearheaded FeedHV, a she conducted at Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, regional food rescue and harvesting network dedicated infrastructure and maintenance must be significantly to mitigating the impacts of food waste. “Philanthropy ramped up in order to deal with increasingly extreme is good at experimentation. The private sector moves weather events. “Climate change is happening now and quickly,” says Gallagher. “We need to bring some of that is already shifting populations. I’m not talking about urgency into government. We all need to work prevention, I’m talking about adaptation,” says together.” She has held leadership roles in the private, Gallagher. “As a community, we need to be ready to nonprofit, and public sectors doing research, policy, law, absorb climate refugees, which we already have been and finance. If experience has taught her anything, it is doing post–Hurricane Sandy, for example. We need to that fiscal accountability matters most. get better at delivering government services. There will When she was an undergraduate studying manbe places that are no longer habitable. The Hudson agement at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, she Valley is one of the few places that will still have water. worked on a financial anti-apartheid strategy to divest How dire things are going to be, with heat waves the college from South Africa. Her first job out of school impacting cities and food shortages, is just coming into was in the late Congressman Maurice Hinchey’s office the mainstream consciousness now. All governments and as a budget analyst for the Ways and Means need to be thinking like this.” Committee in Albany. She then went on to pursue an Such issues motivated Gallagher to step down MA in public policy from SUNY Albany and an MS in from her position at Community Foundations of the environmental studies from Bard College’s Graduate Hudson Valley in order to run as the Democratic canSchool of Environmental Studies, a program that predidate for Ulster County Comptroller in November’s ceded Bard Center for Environmental Policy (CEP) . March Gallagher MSES ’93. photo Franco Vogt election. The Ulster County Comptroller is an inde“Back then, there was no such thing as an environmenpendent monitor of taxpayer money and promotes tal policy program,” says Gallagher, who grew up in the accountable and transparent government spending. Reading Winners Take All: Woodstock-Saugerties area. “Bard’s program was forward thinking and preThe Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas inspired scient. It was science focused. I loved my time at Bard. It is a trendsetter in recGallagher. “Basically the premise of the book is that people get sucked into the ognizing that we need more professionals working in environmental idea of doing good through philanthropy,” she says. “But our problems are too sustainability. I’m so pleased to see all the CEP programs today.” After Bard, big to be overcome in the private sector. We need people in public government Gallagher attended law school at Boston University and practiced environmento make lasting change. That message really spoke to me.” tal law. “I’ve since come to the conclusion that climate justice is the single

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Kevin Begos ’88: Punk, Publishing, and Politics There are many ways to make a difference in the world. Journalists and politicians, with their access to the public, are uniquely positioned to effect change, though of course very few do. Kevin Begos ’88 has made a difference as a journalist, particularly with his reporting on the eugenics movement in North Carolina for the Winston-Salem Journal, and as the newly elected mayor of Apalachicola, Florida, he has a chance to improve his constituents’ lives. Begos didn’t set out to change the world after graduation. His first career was as a printer and publisher, at Open Studio Print Shop in Rhinebeck, New York, a nonprofit serving artists, writers, and independent publishers. “I worked there because I wanted to publish my friends,” says Begos. “That’s what I thought a publisher did. It turned out I had some mechanical aptitude, so I ran the machines.” And, of course, he also published his friends. “I printed a literary journal called Dislexia.” Begos recalls. “It had work from [Asher B. Edelman Professor of Literature] Robert Kelly, John Large ’79, and [painter] Nancy Mitchnick. Michael Griffin ’79 and I did an interview with Hubert Selby Jr. [author of Last Exit to Brooklyn]. The journal was a one-off. Then I started printing artists books.” A summer class at Bard with author and environmentalist Bill McKibben and the legendary culture critic and New Yorker writer George W. S. Trow planted a seed. “I had a writing degree from Bard, but it was creative writing,” Begos says. “That class in 1988 was really good, and it made me feel like I could be a journalist. But local papers weren’t paying much, so that was literally an unlivable plan.” Three years later, Begos conceived and orchestrated a remarkable—if equally unremunerative—collaboration with novelist William Gibson and artist Dennis Ashbaugh that also involved an anonymous programmer who went by “Brash” and the founders of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, John Perry Barlow and John Gilmore. Agrippa (a book of the dead) was a poem written by Gibson and illustrated with Ashbaugh’s copperplate aquatint etchings. The printed text is 32 visible pages (and 60 additional implied pages, which are glued together) of fruitfly DNA sequences set in double columns of 42 lines (like the Gutenberg Bible); Gibson’s 305-line poem was readable only on a 3.5” Maccompatible diskette found in a cavity at the back of the book. Once executed, the lines of the poem would begin to scroll up the screen. When finished, the words were encrypted, rendering the poem unreadable (except by hackers, of which there have been many). Much was written about the project at the time, largely because of Gibson’s reputation as the founder of cyberpunk, but its depth and complexity seem to be appreciated much more now. A scholarly website called the Agrippa Files, created by researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is a fascinating internet rabbit hole to explore. While visiting a friend in Tallahassee, Begos fell in love with the undeveloped (and sunny) north coast. He moved to Florida, and there the journalism seeds planted at Bard began to sprout. “In 1995 or ’96, I saw a posting for a job at the Apalachicola Times and I applied,” Begos recalls. “It was so cheap to live down here, I could actually consider it. I thought I’d try it for a year, but I kept on moving up. I got a job at the Winston-Salem Journal, and then I was promoted to the D.C. bureau.” Another publication had done an investigative series on eugenics in Virginia, and its author gave Begos a scholarly paper on the movement. “I didn’t think there was anything for me to do on that subject in North Carolina,” says Begos. “But in that paper there was a foot-

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note on a wealthy New Yorker named Wickliffe Draper, who had a history of funding racist and eugenics activities, that mentioned that Draper had funded the Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem in the early days. It struck me as odd; how did this wealthy textile guy even know about Bowman Gray?” Begos and his colleague John Railey partnered with historian Johanna Schoen to produce a groundbreaking investigative series, “Against Their Will,” published by the Journal in 2002, that told the story of the more than 7,600 men, women, and children who were sterilized between 1933 and 1974. “People in North Carolina had conveniently forgotten all about this, so it was a huge shock to them,” says Begos. From there, Begos went on to win a Knight Science Journalism Program Fellowship at MIT; report from Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Uganda, Kenya, and Russia, among other countries; and write a book, Tasting the Past, exploring the science and history of wine. He also decided to run for mayor of Apalachicola. “This used to be a commercial fishing village,” says Begos. “It rapidly developed into tourism and second homes, but there was such mismanagement that the city managed to default on an $800,000 loan even though the economy was booming! I thought I could at least articulate some things that should or could be done. Since I was the only one articulating anything, I got a lot of support.” So much support, in fact, that he won the runoff election held in October. More than two-thirds of registered voters cast ballots—a huge percentage for an off-year city election—which gives Begos a clear mandate to tackle the issues he raised during the campaign. It all could have gone very differently. At Bard, Begos was the lead singer in The Twilites, which briefly included guitarist Knox Chandler ’80, who was later a member of the Psychedelic Furs, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and Cyndi Lauper’s band. “Knox didn’t want to publicly play with us,” recalls Begos. “But we were so much better with him. If he had made the right choice and stayed with the Twilites, we’d have been huge.” Punk rock’s loss is Apalachicola’s gain.

The Twilites (clockwise from top left): Steven Wood, Kevin Begos ’88, Stu Wood, Gerald Kelsall, Nat Freedberg ’81. photo Hugh Crawford ’78

Korngold’s Das Wunder der Heliane. photo Stephanie Berger

Korngold’s Enduring Legacy Erich Wolfgang Korngold, the Austrian-born composer and child prodigy who became known as the architect of the Hollywood sound, was the inspiration for this year’s SummerScape and the subject of the 30th Bard Music Festival (BMF). The choice delighted critics and audiences alike, bridging, as it did, the worlds of serious music, operetta, and film. As Korngold’s biographer Jessica Duchen noted in, “There could be no greater gift to any festival director than Erich Wolfgang Korngold. Where the exploration of his life, times, and contemporaries is concerned, this composer is a veritable Spaghetti Junction for different strands of genre, development, and fates.” While the rediscovery of overlooked and underappreciated artists has long been the raison d’être of the BMF, this year’s “Korngold and His World,” codirected by conductor Leon Botstein and musicologist Christopher H. Gibbs, with Daniel Goldmark and Kevin C. Karnes as scholars in residence, stood out because of its plethora of lively and unexpected performances. The first weekend’s “Korngold and Vienna,” for example, examined the composer’s early influences and included excerpts from Der Schneemann, the ballet-pantomime that made him a sensation at age 11 in fin-de-siècle Vienna; the overture to The Sea Hawk, starring Errol Flynn; popular songs and show tunes; and musical selections by contemporaries. Duchen wrote, “Soloist Nicholas Canellakis flew through the Cello Concerto with immense fire and lyricism; Stephanie Blythe’s megawatt mezzo-soprano lifted “Tomorrow” to whole new levels of heartrending.” The second weekend’s “Korngold in America” featured a showing of The Constant Nymph; a semistaging of his much-loved, full-length opera Die tote Stadt; and excerpts from movie scores such as The Adventures of Robin Hood.

Another remarkable rediscovery came in the form of the U.S. premiere of the neglected Korngold opera Das Wunder der Heliane, directed by Christian Räth, with the American Symphony Orchestra conducted by Botstein. Heliane, which premiered in Hamburg in 1927, tells the tale of a brutal ruler, his beautiful wife, and the impact the arrival of a charismatic stranger has on their lives. The stark sets and costumes by Esther Bialas created a suitably foreboding atmosphere that enhanced Korngold’s powerful and entrancing music. Grace and Mercy, from Ronald K. Brown’s Evidence: A Dance Company, was inspired, in part, by Korngold contemporary Duke Ellington. For Grace’s 20th anniversary, the dance was performed for the first time to live music. Mercy, a SummerScape commission, was scored and performed by singer and bassist Meshell Ndegeocello. The New York Times said of the concert, “Grace achieves grace, like an answered prayer, but Mercy is a plea for mercy, as yet unanswered. It’s honest, and the truth it tells should make us all the more grateful for anything like Grace. Daniel Fish, whose 2015 SummerScape production of Oklahoma! is now running on Broadway, directed Acquanetta, a whimsical, hallucinatory tribute to B-movie star Mildred Davenport. With music by Michael Gordon and a libretto by Deborah Artman, this theater-opera-film mélange presented a visual deconstruction of the campy excesses of early Hollywood. The film series, Korngold and the Hollywood Film Score, examined Korngold’s enduring film legacy through movies. And this year’s Spiegeltent offered many returning favorites, along with Still Thinking, a Bard alumni/ae concert starring Wyatt Bertz ’13, Jesse Featherstone ’14, Alex Friedman ’12, Odetta Hartman ’11, Luke McCrosson ’16, Brianna Reed ’12, Raina SokolovGonzalez ’16, Joe Tisdall ’13, and Dan Vernam ’13.

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Class Notes ’19


Jeszack Gammon released his debut album Black Oiler, a project that explores, protects, and aims to redefine the black body while celebrating the endurance and joy of being a person of color. For more information on his music, visit his website at Jeszack is a post-bac fellow for institutional initiatives with Brothers at Bard (BAB), an organization that mentors and provides resources for young underprivileged men of color. Dariel Vasquez ’17 has been promoted to director of program design and management and Harry Johnson ’17 is now director of strategic development for BAB, which is thriving in Annandale-on Hudson and Kingston and exploring strategic partnerships with other colleges and universities.

Noor Gharzeddine is an award-winning filmmaker based in New York. Her bilingual debut feature, Are You Glad I’m Here, has traveled to 20 film festivals worldwide and won numerous awards. The film is now available on Amazon Prime and will be released on several other platforms in the coming months. Alix Diaconis worked as an editor on the film and the script was written by Samuel Anderson ’15. Noor is now working as a creative director on music videos, shooting a short video series, and writing her next film.

’17 Working with a small production company in Houston, Texas, Maia Petrova contributed as an assistant editor and colorist to the NASA Artemis campaign, which started rolling out online videos on NASA’s official YouTube channel during the 50th anniversary event of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. More Artemis campaign videos will be released with her involvement. The goal of the campaign is to promote the next generation of lunar astronauts, including putting the first woman on the moon.

’13 Allie Cashel coauthored her second book, Lyme Disease: Medical Myopia and the Hidden Global Pandemic, recently published by Hammersmith Books. Though her writing focuses specifically on the patient experience of Lyme disease, as cofounder and president of the Suffering the Silence community she is working to break the stigma surrounding the experience of people living with chronic illnesses and disabilities. | Keziah Weir’s short story “The Retreat” was published in the Los Angeles Review of Books Occult Issue; her short story “The Last Migration” was published in July in Vol. 1 Brooklyn; and her profile of Miuccia Prada appeared in the September issue of Vanity Fair, where she has been on staff since 2018.

machine learning and algorithmic economics groups. Since the fall of 2018, he has been an assistant professor in the computer science and engineering department at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. He studies how to incorporate human social norms—including privacy and fairness—into the design of machinelearning algorithms.

’11 Agnieska Peszko (BMus) enjoys a career as a concert violinist, chamber musician, and educator in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a founding violinist of Curium Piano Trio, dedicated to performing works of women composers, she has maintained an active concert schedule for the past two years. She teaches violin at Inspire and Amabile School of Music and her private violin studio in San Francisco. Visit her website at | Liza Young was married to David Katz on May 4. Claire Phelan and Hannah Becker threw her a witchy weekend bachelorette party in Salem, Massachusetts— complete with a surprise witch photo shoot. The group refers to themselves as the Coven.

’12 ’16 In January, Veronika Mojzesova (BMus) won an audition with the Odense Symphony Orchestra in Denmark and is now on probation with them. She also is studying in the soloist program at the Syddansk Musikkonservatorium in Denmark and is in the Orchestral Academy of the Czech Philharmonic. In June, she went on tour to China. | Daniel Zlatkin (BMus) graduated with a master’s in composition from the University of Michigan. An avid “concert curator,” he performed a concert featuring himself and other colleagues at Brooklyn’s National Sawdust in July. This fall, he began working toward his doctor of musical arts in composition degree at Rice University.

’15 5th Reunion: May 22–24, 2020 Come back to Bard for your fifth! It’s your reunion, get involved and make it the best. If you would like to be a member of your reunion committee and join Elisa Caffrey, Caia Diepenbrock, and Jonian Rafti, please let us know by emailing 38 class notes

Christopher Carroll (BMus) is a political/ government affairs consultant in New York City. His focus is on the City Council and City Hall and a variety of work that impacts New Yorkers and local communities. He also teaches trumpet on the weekends and plays baseball in a summer woodbat league in Queens. | Shaun Mahan travels the country as enrollment coordinator for the graduate, international, compliance, and legal studies programs at Widener University Delaware Law School in Wilmington, Delaware. A French and human rights major at Bard, Shaun is proud to use his foreign language skills regularly with students from their partner school in Lille, France, as well as with students from other francophone nations. Shaun is working on his master of higher education leadership at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania. He can be reached at | Steven Wu finished his PhD in computer science at the University of Pennsylvania in June 2017. From 2017 to 2018, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Microsoft Research in New York City, working with the

Back row, from left: Kate Ludwig, Natasha Klemek, Mary Iannuzzi, Liza Young '11, Bridget Dackow Smith '11, Claire Thiemann '11, Claire Phelan '11; middle row: Regina Vaicekonyte '11, Amanda Dunham; front row: Anna Zuccaro '13, Hannah Becker '11

’10 10th Reunion: May 22–24, 2020 It’s your 10th reunion; time to come back to Annandale. If you would like to be a member of your reunion committee and join Michael Burgevin, Queen Golder, and Tom Serino, please let us know by emailing Sarah Wegener (BMus) recently finished two master’s degrees at Michigan State—an MS in integrative biology and an MA in teaching and curriculum. She is now a National Science Foundation/Noyce Foundation teaching fellow and teaches high school biology at a school outside of

Washington, DC. | Emily Wolff has spent the last decade working and living in New Orleans, leaving the city for a brief stint to pursue her master’s in public administration at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California. In May 2018, she returned to New Orleans to launch the Mayor’s Office of Youth and Families under the city’s first woman mayor, LaToya Cantrell. Emily, also a W. K. Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network fellow and the founder of the Broadmoor Arts and Wellness Center in New Orleans, was delighted to come back to Annandale in May to accompany Cantrell, who was the speaker at Bard’s 159th commencement and received an honorary degree.

’09 In December 2018, Robert Ross started as the inaugural chief data officer at the assessor’s office in Cook County, Illinois. Elected to reform and modernize the office, which serves 5 million residents, Robert is making the office’s data and processes more available to the public, leading to a higher level of transparency for residents.

’08 Brandon Rosenbluth lives in Berlin, Germany, where he’s a booking agent and artist manager at Littlebig Agency, working with electronic musicians including Holly Herndon, Mouse on Mars, Aisha Devi, Dopplereffekt, and Actress. He also runs his label, Portals Editions, and makes and performs music as Shaddah Tuum.

’06 Nsikan Akpan was named a corecipient of a George Foster Peabody Award in April for his contributions as science producer on the PBS NewsHour series The Plastic Problem. The five-part series dove into society’s extensive appetite for single-use plastic.

’05 15th Reunion: May 22–24, 2020 It’s your reunion—get involved! If you would like to be a member of your reunion committee, let us know by emailing Isak Mendes was recognized by Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center as one of New York City’s 40 individuals under 40 years old who are working to transform the food system. Isak is the assistant director of operations for GreenThumb, a division of the New York City Parks Department, through which he supports one of the world’s largest community gardening networks. He is collaborating with the Bard Prison Initiative’s urban farming and sustainability program to connect alumni/ae with civic engagement in GreenThumb community gardens.

Books by Bardians Curzio Malaparte, la letteratura crudele by Franco Baldasso, assistant professor of Italian Carocci Beginning with Malaparte’s controversial contribution to fascism and his outstanding war reports, Baldasso interprets the “cruelty” of literature as a response to the collapse of European civilization and the failure of post–World War I revolutionary ideals that fueled totalitarian regimes.

Willoughby’s World of Wonder by Stephen Barnwell ’83 Antarctica Arts A reproduction of the famous (but fictional) 1882 Field Guide to Strange Beasts and Curious Creatures, Barnwell’s special edition contains 136 entries, each with a lavish illustration and complete description. Not your usual bestiary, this book includes many beloved beings, such as pixies, jackalopes, faeries, centaurs, sprites, goblins, unicorns, and gargoyles.

It Came from Something Awful: How a Toxic Troll Army Accidentally Memed Donald Trump into Office by Dale Beran ’04 All Points Books Beran traces the bizarre story of, an anime image board frequented by disenfranchised young men, and its profound impacts on youth counterculture. A meme machine, 4chan was the online hub of Anonymous, a prominent leftist hacker collective. Then the site took an ideological turn, and became the breeding ground of the alt-right.

Jane Cooper: A Radiance of Attention edited by Martha Collins and Celia Bland, associate director, Bard Institute for Writing and Thinking University of Michigan Press This volume collects essential writing on the work of Jane Cooper (1924– 2007), whose elegant, honest, and emotionally and formally precise poems often address the challenges of women’s lives, especially women in the arts, and continue to resonate. Deeply admired by her contemporaries, Cooper was a mentor to many aspiring poets. An Archive of the Catastrophe: The Unused Footage of Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah by Jennifer Cazenave ’02 SUNY Press The first comprehensive study of outtakes from Shoah, Lanzmann’s 9 1/2-hour documentary on the Holocaust, argues that the unused footage challenges representational and theoretical paradigms presented by the film. Cazenave offers fresh insight into issues raised by Shoah, including questions of resistance, rescue, refugees, and, above all, gender.

Re-Enchanted: The Rise of Children’s Fantasy Literature in the Twentieth Century by Maria Sachiko Cecire, associate professor of literature University of Minnesota Press Drawing on children’s fantasy literature, Cecire argues that magic, medievalism, and childhood can reenchant modern life. Grounded in archival scholarship and literary and cultural analysis, this book reveals the genre as psychologized landscape for contemporary explorations of what it means to grow up, live well, and belong. class notes 39

Salomeh Grace, recently held the third iteration of Maiden LA, an inclusive and expansive countywide survey of art happenings that encourage the use of alternative spaces and considers the city as a platform for generative discourse and exchange. Several Bard alumni/ae have been involved and supported the project over the years. The next Maiden LA will take place in 2020. Visit for information.

’92 Michael Conelly was invited to show his latest VR narrative, Caliban Below, at the Cannes Film Festival this summer, following a keynote for their Immersive Summit. Caliban Below continues the story of The Abbot’s Book (Sundance Film Festival 2016), written by Michael while in Edouard Roditi’s Gothic Fiction class in 1989.

’90 30th Reunion: May 22–24, 2020 This is going to be good; start making your plans soon. If you would like to be a member of your reunion committee and join Mike Adelman, Sarah Poor Adelman, and Catherine Talese, please let us know by emailing

Isak Mendes ’05 helps direct one of the world’s largest community gardening networks.

’04 Yishay Garbasz is honored to be included in Great Women Artists, published by Phaidon, saying it is “seriously wonderful to be included in the HERstory beside amazing sheroes, and that it is so nice after so many years of (mostly failed) fights against erasure and exclusion to be remembered and included in good company.”

’03 Gavin Jones performs quantum chemistry research on molecular catalysis, formation of advanced functional materials, polymer degradation, and quantum computing for chemistry at IBM. He has received an Outstanding Technical Achievement Award from IBM and the FP Global Thinkers Award from Foreign Policy magazine for his achievements in recycling. | Joy Lai has exchanged one Quaker school for another and is now the department chair of visual art and design at the William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia. Please get in touch with her at if you would like to visit her school as a guest artist or want someone with whom to roam the Philadelphia Museum of Art. | Lydia Willoughby and wife Amber Billey (systems and metadata librarian at Bard) opened Sassafras, a metaphysical mercantile for personal liberation in the historic waterfront of Kingston, New York, focusing on farm-to-cup herbal teas and bulk botanicals, books and zines, and wares and wellness products to liberate mind and body. Since 2010, Lydia has organized Que(e)ry Party, the queer librarian dance party that raises funds in support of LGBTQI libraries and archives. Previously, Lydia worked in libraries, teaching research as a practice of radical liberation.

’02 Jennifer Cazenave is assistant professor of French and film at Boston University. She recently published her first book, An Archive of the Catastrophe: The Unused Footage of Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah (SUNY Press). | Molly Schulman, along with cofounder

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’00 20th Reunion: May 22–24, 2020 This is a big one. Start making your plans now. If you would like to be a member of your reunion committee and join Coleen Alexander, John Coyne, and Brianna Norton, please let us know by emailing Ngonidzashe Munemo was promoted to full professor of political science at Williams College, where he also serves as associate dean of institutional diversity and equity. He spent this fall in residency in Cape Town, South Africa, conducting research on two book projects—one about political reform in Africa, the other about student movements at African universities.

’96 Brent Armendinger’s second book, Street Gloss, was published by Operating System in July. Street Gloss is a hybrid work of site-specific poetry and experimental translation, featuring Argentinian writers Alejandro Méndez, Mercedes Roffé, Fabián Casas, Néstor Perlongher, and Diana Bellessi. On May 26, Brent married Joseph Gallucci in Sierra Madre, California. Bardians Holly Graff ’96, Nick Kolba ’94, Sebastian Collett ’96, Megan Pruiett ’97, and Chacha Sikes ’97 were in attendance.

David Block has produced eight documentaries, many of which focus on the capabilities of individuals with disabilities. Some of his films have had national screenings and won film festival awards. In December 2017, David earned his master’s in journalism at Temple University in Philadelphia. You can find his articles and information about his films at his website,

’85 35th Reunion: May 22–24, 2020 It’s your reunion, start making plans. Your classmates Rachel Alemany, Zeynep Aricanli, Erik Cuthell, Jon Massey, and Helene Tieger are on the committee. If you would like to get involved email

’82 Peter Cipkowski is running unopposed for a second term as town supervisor in Hillsdale, New York, after completing two four-year terms as a town board member. In June, Peter completed an 18-year stint as vice president of strategic marketing at Scholastic in New York. He continues to consult in the field of educational technology.

’95 25th Reunion: May 22–24, 2020 Come on back to Annandale for your 25th. If you would like to be a member of your reunion committee and join Goldie Heidi Gider, Maya Gottfried, Donna Smith, and Phuc Tran, please let us know by emailing Brent Armendinger ’96 and Joseph Gallucci photo Benjamin Harmon

’80 40th Reunion: May 22–24, 2020 What better time to be back in Annandale than your 40th reunion? Make plans soon. If you would like to be a member of your reunion committee, let us know by emailing Glenn Stout’s most recent book, The Pats, was a New York Times sports and fitness bestseller, as was the latest edition of The Best American Sports Writing, for which he has served as series editor since its inception in 1991. The author and editor of more than 90 books, his next title will be a true crime story based in the Jazz Age. His biography of Trudy Ederle, Young Woman and the Sea, is under development as a major motion picture. Glenn also works as a consultant on book proposals, book, and longform manuscripts and teaches narrative nonfiction. His memoir about working at the Boston Public Library, “The Mother Library,” recently appeared in Yankee magazine. He lives in Vermont. | Terry Szold retired recently from teaching in Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s department of urban studies and planning. For 24 years, Terry taught two classes to graduate students, organized events on smart growth and accessible/universal design, and helped many students get first jobs in the planning profession. In May, an event was held at the MIT Museum in Cambridge to celebrate Terry. It was attended by colleagues, students past and present, family, and Bardian friends, including Sarah Robins Thompson ’79, Andrea Kenner Kinnard ’79, Jeff Kinnard ’79, David Fleming ’78, and Terry’s husband, Jon Fain ’78. Also in attendance via video, to lead a sing-a-long of “This Land is Your Land” (as Terry did, on her harmonica, in one of the class sessions every spring), was Lou Thomas ’00, a PhD candidate in the program.

Resurrection Logic: How Jesus’ First Followers Believed God Raised Him from the Dead by Bruce D. Chilton ’71, Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Philosophy and Religion Baylor University Press Chilton’s close reading of the New Testament points to how differing conceptions of the ways that God governs the world produced distinct understandings, or “sciences,” of the Easter event. Each explanation contained its own internal logic, which contributed to the collective witness of the early church handed down through the canonical text.

The Power of Print in Modern China by Robert Culp, associate professor of history Columbia University Press Culp examines China’s largest and most influential publishing companies during the late Qing and Republican periods and into the early years of the People’s Republic. In the process of exploring the world of commercial print publishing, he is able to offer a new perspective on modern China’s cultural transformations.

The Five Hundred Year Rebellion: Indigenous Movements and the Decolonization of History in Bolivia by Benjamin Dangl ’03 AK Press Through archival sources and interviews, Dangl describes how indigenous Bolivians took control of their own history. Starting in the 1960s, activists reached back to oral traditions and memory to recover histories of past rebellions, political models, and leaders, using those stories to build movements for rights, land, autonomy, and political power.

When the Sky Fell: Hurricane Maria and the United States in Puerto Rico by Michael Deibert ’96 Apollo Publishers Delbert pulls back the veil on what happened during Hurricane Maria, why Puerto Rico was so poorly prepared, and why a U.S. territory—an island of American citizens—was largely ignored by the federal government in the wake of a catastrophic natural disaster.

Bodies in Transition in the Health Humanities edited by Lisa M. DeTora ’89 and Stephanie M. Hilger Routledge The transitioning body has become the subject of increasing scholarly, medical, and political interest. The essays in this collection investigate narratives of cancer, aging, anorexia, AIDS, intersexuality, transsexuality, viruses, bacteria, and vaccinations with the goal of enabling productive dialogue about bodily transformation.

Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators

Terry Szold ’80 (center) is lauded by David Fleming ’78, Andrea Kenner Kinnard ’79, Sarah Robins Thompson ’79, Jon Fain ’78, and Jeff Kinnard ’79, among others.

by Ronan Farrow ’04 Little, Brown and Company Farrow’s account of the tactics of surveillance and intimidation deployed by wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists, evade accountability, and silence victims of abuse is also the story of the women who risked everything to expose one of Hollywood’s most powerful producers and sparked the #MeToo movement.

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’76 Peri Mauer’s trio Pixeliance, for flute, harp, and marimba, was selected by Da Capo Chamber Players to perform in their Celebrate Bard concert on March 10, 2020, and she was chosen to perform her own music in the Composer’s Concordance Festival in spring of 2020. Peri was interviewed by the award-winning online new music publication I Care If You Listen and her music has been featured in the new music marathon radio broadcast at WPRB Princeton, New Jersey. This year she was awarded another ASCAP Plus Award for her compositions and their performances.

’75 45th Reunion: May 22–24, 2020 We are looking forward to seeing you back in Annandale—start making plans and if you would like to join Joan Schaffer and Ken Stern on your reunion committee, let us know by emailing

‘70 50th Reunion: May 22–24, 2020 This is the BIG one. Make your plans now and get involved! If you would like to be a member of your reunion committee with Bill Johannes and Peter McCabe, please let us know by emailing

’65 55th Reunion: May 22–24, 2020

’55 65th Reunion: May 22–24, 2020

It’s your reunion again! Come back and join committee members Katya Bernasconi, Charlie Hollander, and Harvey Sterns. If you want to get involved as a member of your reunion committee, let us know by emailing

It’s your reunion, get involved! If you would like to be a member of your reunion committee and join Michael Rosse, please let us know by emailing

’60 60th Reunion: May 22–24, 2020 It’s your reunion. We need you! If you would like to be a member of your reunion committee, let us know by emailing

’56 Marvin Flicker and his wife Carol Flicker ’61 just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Though they both attended Bard, they did not meet here. Marvin was in medical school after graduating from Bard when he met Carol in Miami Beach. She was still attending Bard and happened to be wearing her Bard sweatshirt. He noticed her and asked if her big sister attended Bard. The rest is history. They just renewed their vows and Carol used the same Bard sweatshirt as her veil.

’69 Pierre Joris was delighted to return to campus in May for his 50th reunion, where he gave a poetry reading to classmates and friends in the Bard Chapel. He most recently published Arabia (not so) Deserta (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2019); Adonis and Pierre Joris, Conversations in the Pyrenees (CMP 2018); The Book of U (poems, with Nicole Peyrafitte); The Agony of I.B. (a play); An American Suite (early poems); Barzakh: Poems 2000-2012; and Breathturn into Timestead: The Collected Later Poetry of Paul Celan. Microliths: Posthumous Prose by Paul Celan is forthcoming from Contra Mundum Press. He is extremely proud of his Bardian son, narrative filmmaker and 2016 Sundance Special Jury Prize winner Miles Joris-Peyrafitte ’14.

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It’s your reunion, get involved! If you would like to be a member of your reunion committee, let us know by emailing

Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts ’18 Suzanne Kite is a 2019 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar and has received a Sundance Institute New Frontier Lab Programs grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with Devin Ronneberg. | Tanya Zamirouskaya’s book The Land of Random Numbers was published in Russian by AST Publishing House, one of the major publishers in Russia. This collection of short surreal science fiction stories, which includes a forward by MFA writing faculty member Matvei Yankelevich, was mostly written during the time Tanya studied at Bard MFA. A link to the book is on the AST website:


Marvin Flicker ’56, Carol Flicker ’61, and the sweatshirt that started their romance

’66 Katy Stein received the Distinguished PhD Alumna Award from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She now works as a consultant to the biotechnology industry after 22 years at the FDA and 14 years in the biotech industry, and encourages people to visit her website at In September, Katy hosted Bard President Leon Botstein, fellow alumni/ae, and friends of the college for a jovial brunch in her home in Potomac, Maryland.

’50 70th Reunion: May 22–24, 2020

Art Market Provincetown exhibited a solo exhibition of photographs by Katrina del Mar during the summer. Her curated time-based, female-centered writing and film series, Tough Girls and Lucid Dreamers, was performed at Howl! in New York City in August. Katrina’s film, Two Girls One Afternoon, was accepted to the Chicago Underground Film Festival and the Every Woman Biennial. | Amanda Friedman participated in Clay Break, the nonceramic artist’s summer ceramic arts residency at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, from midMay through mid-July. She worked nonstop in the studio, learning many new techniques and expanding her studio process. While at the university, she also gave an artist talk on her work.

’14 In August, Lizzy Marshall presented a solo exhibition of new paintings, Earth My Likeness, at Escolar International in Forestville, California.


Katy Stein ’66 accepts her award from Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Saul Melman’s sculpture, Best Of All Possible Worlds, was on view at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts, from May 2018 to October 2019.

’06 Elisa Lendvay’s solo exhibition Rise, at Sargent’s Daughters in New York City, was chosen as an Art Forum Critic’s Pick, and the show was reviewed in Two Coats of Paint. Her sculptures are included in Madness in Vegetables, curated by Alyson Baker and Candice Madey at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York, New Paltz. Elisa’s work was featured in T: The New York Times Style Magazine in the March 2019 article, “Could Papier-Mâché Be the Perfect Medium for Our Times?” She has been awarded a Mable residency at the Norman Bird Sanctuary.

’05 Branden Koch was recently artist-in-residence at the MuseumLab/Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, where his sculpture Pendulum, commissioned by PPG Paints, will be on permanent display.

Goodnight Stranger: A Novel by Miciah Bay Gault ’98 Park Row Books Lydia Moore and her pathologically shy brother, Lucas, live together in their family house by the sea. When a stranger steps off the ferry, Lucas believes the man is the reincarnation of their baby brother, who died when they were young. Drawn to him, Lydia summons her strength and finally faces her anxiety about leaving the island.

The Silent G by Arpine Konyalian Grenier MFA ’98 Corrupt Press Grenier’s poetry collection is a songbook of whats, whys, and hows, experienced ontologically, culturally, socially, and multinationally against a backdrop deemed Armenian. It is a prolific and full-bodied history, dedicated to Nora Rose, the poet’s granddaughter, and Grandma Gul the grandmother she never met (gul is Turkish for rose).

Dwelling Space

’98 Arpine Konyalian Grenier’s book of poetry, The Silent G, Howling Prowling, The Beat: Intersecting Lines, Lives, Memory, History, was published by Corrupt Press.

’91 Lily Prince’s solo exhibition, There, There, was on view at Cross Contemporary Art, Saugerties, New York, from April to May.

by Lisa Harris ’74 Cayuga Lakes Books Harris’s book-length poem is a precise exploration of the world. Her poetry ponders diverse landscapes and listens to the languages of sea otters, wolf eels, and trigger fish. It is a voyage to the Brazilian rain forest, to the Pyrenees Mountains of Spain, to Greece, and a journey from coastal Georgia north to the Allegheny Mountains.

Seaspel by Robert Kelly, Asher B. Edelman Professor of Literature Lunar Chandelier Collective A mosaic, this collection of poetry is formed of shells of perception, sacred narratives well- or ill-remembered, glimpses of ocean, reminiscences about a great teacher and his students. Embodying the sea, the poem is dedicated to the memory of Lama Norlha (Ngawang Geleg, the second Norla Rinpoche), founder of the first Vajrayana seminaries in America.

Learning from Franz L. Neumann: Law, Theory, and the Brute Facts of Political Life Exhibition by Lily Prince MFA ’91

by David Kettler, research professor emeritus, and Thomas Wheatland Anthem Franz Neumann was a member of a generation that saw the end of the Kaiserreich and the beginnings of a democratic republic. The defeat of Weimar and years of exile did not deter Neumann from trying to orient a new course of conduct between a practical democratic project and an effort to find a rational strategy to explain its failures.

Extraordinary Renditions

Translucent vacuum-formed casts of salvaged doors delineate the architectural floor plan of an absent apartment in this sculpture by Saul Melman MFA ’09.

by Niki Lambros ’83 Guernica Editions The voices in this poetry collection come from the deep past, when war began, and span centuries to the present, with war still raging. We hear the ancient story of how violent killers became heroes and then saints, how the picture of torture became an icon to be venerated—salvation achieved through instruments of pain and death.

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Center for Curatorial Studies ’18 In February 2020, Jeppe Ugelvig’s first book, Fashion Work: 25 Years of Art in Fashion, will be published by Damiani. The project is a development from his MA thesis work and will be the first art historical account of art-fashion hybridity from the 1990s to today.

’13 Sarah Higgins joined Art Papers, an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization with an educational mission to provide accessible forums for documenting, examining, commissioning, and presenting contemporary art and culture, as editor and artistic director.

’11 Michelle Hyun is now the director and curator of ICA Shanghai, the university art gallery on the campus of New York University Shanghai. ICA Shanghai opened to the public in October.

’08 Niko Vicario has been an assistant professor of art and the history of art at Amherst College since 2016. In 2020, his first book, Hemispheric Integration: Materiality, Mobility, and the Making of Latin American Art, will be published by University of California Press.

’06 In July, Kerryn Greenberg was appointed head of international collection exhibitions at Tate in London.

’04 Stacey Allan has started a new role as editor and publications manager at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles.



After 11 years as director and curator of the University of North Texas Art Galleries, Tracee (Williams) Robertson is now director of the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University Texas. On October 8, Tracee’s last exhibition opened at the UNT Art Gallery, Words and Pictures: Vernon Fisher, 1980-2019.

Andrew Munn sang the role of Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte in Oper Oder–Spree’s open air summer opera festival in Brandenburg, Germany. This fall, he was the bass soloist in Deutsche Oper Berlin’s world premiere of Chaya Czernowin’s Heart Chamber. Andrew reunited with former Bard Collaborative Piano Fellow Rami Sarieddine to launch duo+ Chimera as a collaborative hub with composers, instrumentalists, and other artists. This year, they presented full recitals at the Pallas Theatre in Nicosia, Cyprus; American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece; Ballery in Berlin, Germany; and Les Ateliers de la Main d’Or in Paris, France. In 2020, Andrew will return to Opera na Zamku in Poland for performances of Romeo et Juliette and The Trial. He will also make his debut with the Malmö Symphony, Sweden.

Conservatory of Music Graduate Programs Advanced Performance Studies ’16 Stephanie Hollander works as a freelancer and adjunct faculty member at Hartwick College and Dutchess Community College. She has been a guest speaker for the SUNY Purchase horn studio on the topic of “I graduated, now what?” and also travels to public schools giving horn demonstrations and workshops for New York State School Music Association preparation. Stephanie is developing Ladino Call, a commissioning, educational, and performance project for French horn that utilizes the traditions of Cuban and Ladino music.

Collaborative Piano Fellowship

Christina Giuca moved to Chicago and has been playing for Chicago Opera Theater and Lyric Opera’s Ryan Opera Center, as well as working at Northwestern and North Park University. She spent her second season on the music staff with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, where she assisted with the musical preparation of four productions, including a new opera by Terence Blanchard, Fire Shut Up in My Bones.

Vocal Arts Program

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Soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbon (role of Hennie) and Michael Hofmann (consulting director) along with current Collaborative Piano Fellow Ryan MacEvoy McCullough (piano and role of Ian) worked on The Colony, an art-science performance about sisterhood and the evolution of communication in two of the most social creatures on earth: humans and ants. Three performances took place in September at the Studio Theatre on the University of Connecticut Storrs campus.


’02 Sandra Firmin, director and chief curator at the University of Colorado Boulder Art Museum, is pleased to announce the major acquisition of the complete archive of Bud and Barbara Shark’s printmaking studio, one of America’s premier publishers of contemporary prints since 1976. This archive includes the signed archival impression of every original print produced by the studio, about 750 original artworks, in addition to more than 2,000 related materials and all future works. Notable artists who have worked with the studio include John Buck, Enrique Chagoya, Red Grooms, Jane Hammond, Robert Kushner, Hung Liu, and Betty Woodman.


’17 Nathaniel Sullivan was a fellow at Tanglewood Music Center, where he performed in the U.S. premiere of Richard Ayres’s chamber opera The Cricket Recovers, conducted by Thomas Adès. In November, Nathaniel was seen in Laura Kaminsky’s opera As One with mezzo-soprano Liz Bouk, directed by Brittany Goodwin. Earlier this year, Nathaniel performed in the world premiere of Gary S. Fagin’s children’s opera Jumping Mouse at the Museum of Jewish Heritage and received third place in the Oratorio Society of New York’s Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition.

’14 In August, Sarah LeMesh performed the role of Bess in Missy Mazzoli’s groundbreaking opera Breaking the Waves with West Edge Opera. She has also formed a duo called Chordless with pianist Allegra Chapman ’10 (BMus), the founder of Bard Music West. The two of them seek to illuminate contemporary works by underrepresented and marginalized composers, most notably women and composers of color. | Devony Smith premiered the title role in Matt Aucoin’s Eurydice with Opera Fusion: New Works, a commission with the LA Opera and Metropolitan Opera. In April, she presented a solo recital as part of Carnegie Hall’s Citywide Recital Series. She was also a New York Festival of Song and Caramoor Rising Star and appeared again with the New York Festival of Song in Kate Soper and Friends. Finally, Devony reprised the role of Phaino in Soper’s opera, Here Be Sirens.

In Memoriam Tanya Marcuse: Fruitless|Fallen|Woven

’47 David H. Spodick, 91, a medical doctor and academic, died May 19. After Bard College he attended New York Medical College, interned at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, and did his fellowship at Beth Israel Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. After serving in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, he worked at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital with appointments at all three Boston medical schools. In 1976, he took the position of chief of cardiology at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts, with an academic appointment at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he worked until retirement at the age of 87. Spodick specialized in noninvasive cardiology and pericarditis and produced more than 400 research papers and authored numerous books, chapters, and abstracts. He also identified “Spodick’s sign,” which is an important diagnostic tool in patients with acute pericarditis. He is survived by his children, Marjory S. Blumenthal, Nancy Spodick Healey, John Spodick, and Stephen Spodick. He is predeceased by his wife of 45 years, Carolyn Gosse Spodick.

’49 Gordon Maxwell Taylor, 95, died June 11 at his home in Woodstock, New York. During World War II, he served with the Fifth Air Force in the Pacific theater, including the Philippines, Okinawa, and New Guinea. After the war, he earned a degree from Bard College. Taylor married Margot Cramer in 1955 and worked for EG&G Rotron in Woodstock as an application and marketing engineering manager for 40 years, retiring in 1990. Margot died in 1993 and Taylor met his second wife, Katharine (Kit) Worthington Taylor, while working at Woodstock Meals on Wheels, where he delivered meals and served as president. Kit predeceased him in 2014.

’52 David A. Hoddeson died in July and his wife, Hillary Murtha, held a memorial service in New York City on September 28 to honor him. Many who knew Hoddeson attended, including his first wife, Joan (Kroll) Novick ’52 (who flew in from Chicago), Grace (Waldman) Schulman ’53, Rhoda Levine ’53, and Robert Amsterdam ’53. His great friend, the late Raphael Rudnik ’53, was represented by Rudnik’s wife, Chris, and their two daughters. Hoddeson taught creative writing at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey, and was also a licensed psychoanalyst practicing in Manhattan. Several of his former students spoke of

by Tanya Marcuse, artist in residence; essay by Francine Prose, distinguished writer in residence Radius Books Fueled by the biblical narrative of the fall from Eden, the exquisitely detailed photographs in this three-volume set—Fruitless (2005–10), Fallen (2010–15), and Woven (2015–19)—use fantastical imagery to explore cycles of growth and decay and the dynamic tension between the passage of time and the photographic medium.

Ecstasy and Terror: From the Greeks to Game of Thrones by Daniel Mendelsohn, Charles Ranlett Flint Professor of Humanities New York Review Books Mendelsohn’s collection of essays examines how we continue to look to the Greeks and Romans as models. His topics include the surprising modernity of canonical works (Bacchae, Aeneid), the “Greek DNA” in our responses to events like the Boston Marathon bombings and assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and artificial intelligence—a subject that was already of interest to Homer.

Invisible Marches by Tamas Panitz ’14 Lunar Chandelier Collective Robert Kelly writes, “In his lucid and articulate dreams, the poet talks us almost safely, slowly through the never-relenting parades, lingers in the groves, chatting up the spirits that appear . . . the invisible made visible, palpable, in Tamas Panitz’s structured odes—the hidden world suddenly sung into sight.”

IrRational Music by Elliott Sharp ’74 Terra Nova Press Sharp, a mainstay of the New York downtown scene since the 1980s, has been a pivotal figure at the junction of rock, experimental music, and an ever-widening spiral of art, theater, film, and dance. This memoir and manifesto is a glimpse inside the mind of one of our most exacting, exciting creative artists.

Waste Siege: The Life of Infrastructure in Palestine by Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins, assistant professor of anthropology Stanford University Press Stamatopoulou-Robbins depicts the environmental, infrastructural, and aesthetic contexts in which Palestinians are obliged to forge their lives. She calls waste “matter out of place,” and suggests that the siege of waste be understood as an ecology of “matter with no place to go.” “Waste siege” not only describes a stateless Palestine but also becomes a metaphor for our besieged planet.

Hate Inc.: Why Today’s Media Makes Us Despise One Another by Matt Taibbi ’92 OR Books Taibbi provides an insider’s look at the ways today’s mainstream media propagates lies and manipulates its audience. Part tirade, part confessional, it reveals that what most people think of as “the news” is, in fact, a twisted wing of the entertainment business that has mastered the art of monetizing anger, paranoia, and distrust.

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his deep influence on their lives; friends and colleagues described his infinite curiosity. Schulman recalled their friendship with Rudnik, and their return to Bard to visit Ted Weiss, their former literature teacher and friend. Janet Gay Newman, 88, died July 18. In 1955, she married Daniel U. Newman ’51; they were divorced in 1972. She choreographed and performed with numerous theater groups and troupes, worked on theatrical programs for children, and offered modern dance classes at numerous schools and centers. In 1975 she began work as an activities therapist at the Frawley Unit at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, New York. She is survived by her three children, Martha, Timothy, and Paul; and her youngest sister Susan Fox. Lida Nelson Smith, professor of dance, died January 1. Smith attended Barnard College and Pennsylvania State University but finished her degree at Bard after discovering she loved modern dance. After earning a master’s degree in dance in 1954 from Sarah Lawrence College, she moved to New York City and studied with a pioneer of American modern dance, Charles Weidman. Smith became a full-time assistant professor of dance at West Chester University in 1966, remaining there until her retirement in 1990. After the death of her husband, Charles Smith (professor and theater director at Widener University), she moved to Washington state to be closer to her son, Edmund. There, she worked with several local dance programs to rehearse and direct productions of modern dance, most of which were based on her own choreography. She is survived by her son, sister Rachel (Buffie) Jordan, stepsons Patrick Smith and Vincent Smith, and stepdaughter Mary Jane D’Arville.

’54 Elinor Wechsler Wallach Levin, 87, died January 23. Levin was a loyal Bardian who stayed in touch with her alma mater throughout her life. In 2013, she wrote her reminiscences for the Bard archives: “I have happy memories of beautiful autumn days walking through the apple orchards at Montgomery Place, of my future husband Judson Levin ’52 working on his ancient automobile in the quad, and of Dylan Thomas visiting Bard and taking a nap in my dorm before a performance in the chapel.” In later years she was an annual visitor to Summerscape and was extremely proud of how the arts thrived at Bard. She was predeceased by her beloved Jud, playwright, poet, and author. She is survived by her children Roger and Jon.

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’55 Gabriele Johanna Jackson (née Bernhard), 85, died in June. After escaping from Germany as a child in 1939, she attended Hunter College High School, Bard College, and Oxford University, receiving her PhD in English from Yale University and spending more than 30 years in the English department at Temple University. She excelled in every area of her life: pioneering academic feminist, Renaissance scholar, valued colleague, skilled teacher, university dean, selfless mother and wife, loving sister, aunt, and cousin. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Jackson; daughters, Emily and Olivia; and Julian Brown.

‘60 Charles “Chuck” D. Klein, 81, died on August 30. Klein was a former member of the Bard College Board of Trustees and a loyal Bardian. After Bard, he received his JD from New York University School of Law in 1963 and then joined the U.S. Army Reserve, where he served until 1969. Following his military service, Klein worked as an analyst at Bear Stearns and then Lehman Brothers. He then spent the next quarter century as the senior financial advisor for the William Rosenwald family. In 1994, Klein cofounded American Securities LP, a private equity firm, where he was a managing director for many decades and then served as senior advisor until his passing. He is survived by his wife, Jane, and their children.

’65 Victor Marrow, 76, died on September 29. After receiving his BA from Bard, Marrow earned his PhD from the New School for Social Research and became an assistant director of adult education at New York University and then director of continuing medical education at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Hospital. Later he was appointed a dean of continuing medical education at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore. He is survived by his wife, Maureen; his sons, J.D. and Jeremie; his brothers, Robert Marrrow ‘62, Norman, and Ted; and his eight grandchildren.

’67 Anne McLeod Koletzke, 74, died September 8. As a teen she attended Ethiraj College in India after her father received a Fulbright scholarship to teach in that country. Her travel there included a stop in London, where she saw the Royal Ballet with Rudolf Nureyev. Back in the United States, she attended Bard College, where she earned a BA in English literature. In 1970, she received a master’s degree in dance from the University of California, Los

Angeles, joined the Murray Louis Dance Company, and performed all over the world—including partnering with Nureyev in “Canarsie Venus.” In 1979, she married the company’s stage manager, Peter Koletzke, and three years later retired from dance. In later years, she volunteered at a thoroughbred horse rescue farm in Glen Ellen, California. She is survived by her husband.

’68 Richild Springer, considered the doyenne of dance in Barbados, died June 18, in Paris, France, where she lived for more then 40 years. The daughter of former governor general of Barbados Sir Hugh Springer and his wife Lady Springer, she attended Queen’s College and began dance studies in Jamaica under Rex Nettleford, Neville Black, and Lavinia Williams. Springer earned a degree in dance from Bard College and appeared on television in France and England, working with some of the biggest names in choreography at the time, including Donald McKayle, Molly Molloy, and Yannis Kokkos. She went on tour with Sammy Davis Jr. and played the role of the young Josephine Baker in Josephine Baker’s last review in Monte Carlo. Springer also taught dance and was a choreographer. She was the godmother of Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley.

’71 Barry Silkowitz, 70, passed away on August 29. Growing up in Riverdale, Barry attended the Bronx High School of Science and briefly studied at Cornell before transferring to Bard, where he studied history and political science, both lifelong passions. After graduating from Bard, while working as a paralegal on a lawsuit involving IBM, he became fascinated by the emerging world of computer technology and went on to a long career as a systems analyst, forming his own company and working as an independent consultant in the field of banking and brokerage. In retirement he continued his passion for learning by taking college courses in art and history. He maintained a deep attachment to Bard, and was particularly proud of the Bard Prison Initiative and Early Colleges throughout the world. He often attended school events, and served for many years on the Bard College Alumni/ae Association Board of Governors. He is survived by his wife Susan, daughter Jennifer Stein, and son Jeremy.

’76 Stephen Estok Jr., 66, died August 10. Estok was a lifelong farmer, working in the family business, Estok Brothers Farm.

’95 Gabriel Blair Miller, 47, died July 23 in Seattle, Washington. Miller, who studied filmmaking at Bard College, was an award-winning cinematographer, director, and producer with more than 20 years of experience in documentary filmmaking. Miller’s film credits include Tell Us the Truth, which was shown at the American Film Institute; A Dangerous Son, honored with a Peabody Award in 2019; King’s Point, a 2013 Oscar nominee; Wonder Woman, which aired on PBS; Verve, for which he won a regional Emmy and numerous advocacy documentaries for clients including the George Lucas Foundation. Miller is survived by his parents, Linda Blair Miller and Clinton Max Miller, his sister Fran Miller Kaya, and his beloved partner, Gabriella Burton.

’05 Michael R. Hayden, 57, died on June 18. Hayden participated in the Clemente Course for the Humanities at Bard College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and music. He was a musician with a passion for guitar and a beautiful voice. He had a deep faith in God, a big heart, and a contagious laugh. While private, he also had a gift for connecting with others with genuine respect. Hayden leaves behind family and friends who love and miss him madly.

Ghost Engine: Stories by Christian TeBordo ’99 Bridge Eight Press A convicted murderer teaches why the rainbow is the most insidious of all metals. Frag and Watt take turns with a wrench, hoping to assemble something that just might work, if only for a moment. From scenes of chilling hilarity to an underlying absurdity, the stories in this collection haunt the reader long after the book is closed.

Poétiques de la liste et imaginaire sériel dans les lettres edited by Nathalie Dupont and Éric Trudel, associate professor of French Éditions Nota Bene These essays elucidate the importance of “the inventory process” (lists, enumerations, collections, catalogues) in late-20th and early-21st century French and francophone literature. The literary form is at once playful, polemical, epistemological, and, perhaps most surprising, often political.

Contours of the Illiberal State: Governing Circulation in the Smart Economy edited by Boris Vormann, professor of politics, Bard College Berlin, and Christian Lammert Campus Verlag Drawing from such fields as political science, urban sociology, and cultural studies, the essays in this book dissect the notion of a post–Cold War era “smart economy,” revealing the crucial role that government interventions played in facilitating the production and global flow of goods.


Late Bresson and the Visual Arts: Cinema, Painting, and AvantGarde Experiment

Toni Morrison, a writer whose work examined black identity in America, especially the experiences of black women, died on August 5 at age 88. Professor emeritus at Princeton University and a Bard College Center Fellow and visiting professor at Bard from 1979–82, Morrison was the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, doing so in 1993. She was the author of 11 novels—including Song of Solomon, which received the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1977, and Beloved, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988—as well as nonfiction, children’s books, and plays. She received the National Humanities Medal in 2000 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama in 2012. Morrison was the first female African American editor in the history of publisher Random House, and used her position to promote authors of color—including Gayl Jones, Toni Cade Bambara, Henry Dumas, Huey P. Newton, Muhammad Ali, and Angela Davis—who might otherwise have been overlooked. In a speech for Bard’s 1979 Commencement, she said, “Don’t worry about freedom or happiness as personal goals on a tiny

by Raymond Watkin ’88 Amsterdam University Press Watkin presents French film director Robert Bresson in a new light, comparing the style of his late color films to painterly innovations in color, light, and iconography from the Middle Ages to the present; to abstract painting in France after World War II; and to affinities with the avantgarde movements of surrealism, constructivism, and minimalism.

Macroeconomics by William Mitchell; L. Randall Wray, professor of economics; and Martin Watts Red Globe Press Based on the principles of modern monetary theory as derived from Keynes, Veblen, Marx, and Minsky, among others, this groundbreaking textbook encourages students to take a critical approach to the prevalent assumptions around the subject of macroeconomics by comparing and contrasting heterodox and orthodox approaches to theory and policy.

Stringbean and the Grace of Dog by Geneva Zane ’18 Pink Narcissus Press Grown from a seed and raised by a religious cult leader and his reclusive companion, Stringbean struggles with the challenges created by her outsider upbringing. In a series of compelling vignettes, Zane communicates the heartbreaking vulnerability of a childhood played out on the dusty stage of a ruptured world. class notes 47

agenda. Worry about whether or not your freedom frees somebody else, and whether your happiness makes anybody else happy.” John Christopher Pruitt, 66, associate professor of film and electronic arts at Bard College—where he had an enormous impact on the film program, the college, and thousands of students—died on June 28. He was born on July 31, 1952, and spent his childhood in Philadelphia and Baltimore. He earned a BA from Dartmouth College, where he was a key member of the Dartmouth Film Society, a group dedicated to the advancement of cinema. Pruitt continued his involvement in the avant-garde film world in New York City and earned an MA in cinema studies at New York University. He then began a four-decade career teaching film history— 37 of those years at Bard. His writing on film and filmmakers appeared in numerous journals and books. In 1992, he married Sheila Moloney ’84 and they raised two daughters together in Rhinebeck, New York. In addition to his love for film, Pruitt had a passion for music, poetry, art, and literature. He was also an avid baseball fan, and his years as a Boy Scout instilled in him a love for nature that he indulged on hikes, canoeing, and camping trips with family and friends. Pruitt was known for his acute intelligence, sharp wit, integrity, and unflappable good cheer. He was predeceased by his father, William, his mother, Margaret, and his brother George. He is survived by his wife and their children, Ida and Willa Pruitt. American baritone Sanford Sylvan, a faculty member of the Bard Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Program, died January 29. He was 65. He also held positions at Tanglewood, McGill University, and the Juilliard School. Sylvan performed with many leading orchestras and at music festivals around the world and his recordings are known internationally. He won a Grammy and Emmy award for his role in John Adams’s Nixon in China; he received five additional Grammy nominations for other recordings. An acclaimed Mozartean, his portrayals of Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro and Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte have been seen internationally, including on PBS Great Performances.

Staff Willard R. Green Jr., 58, died July 26. Green was a building and groundskeeper for Bard College for more than 35 years. He had been a resident of the Canajoharie area since 2008, previously residing in Germantown. In 1985, Green married Tammie

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Neale, who, along with daughter Kari Beth Green and son Joshua Green, survives him. Susanna Meyer, producer, associate director, and artistic consultant for numerous performances at the College, died on October 2, 2018, at the age of 70. Meyer was an artistic consultant with the American Symphony Orchestra from 1998 to 2011, producer of opera and music at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts from 2003 to 2004, associate director of the Fisher Center from 2004 to 2012, and producer of SummerScape and Bard Music Festival opera from 2012 to 2015, when she retired. Later, she was artistic adviser for SummerScape and Bard Music Festival opera from 2015 to 2017. Before her association with Bard, Meyer had long experience in many areas of the performing arts. She is survived by her longtime partner, Suzanne Bennett.

New York. He was the president of Karay Metals, Inc. of Woodstock, New York, and Chicago. Karayannides was a member of the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan and the Edgewood Club in Tivoli, New York, and served on the board of the Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston, New York. He is survived by his wife Susan and his son Christian. Jamie Kibel, 49, died on June 3. She was a veterinarian, a partner in her family real estate company, co-owner of Ellerslie Stables in Rhinebeck, and expert in making life better for all who knew her.

Friends Carole K. Blum, who died March 14, was the beloved wife of Jack Blum ’62, a trustee associate and member of the Bard College Alumni/ae Association Board of Governors. She had been a regular visitor with Jack to Annandale for more than 40 years and considered herself an honorary Bardian. She was the devoted mother of Justin Aaron Blum, and loving sister of Frederick and Joanne Kauffman. Stuart A. Hammerman, 76, died April 4. Born in Manhattan and raised in Queens, Hammerman graduated from New York University. A practicing lawyer, CPA, and real estate developer, in 1992 he and his family became full-time residents of Woodstock, New York. In partnership with Jack St. John and H. Clark Bell, Hammerman developed Woodstock Meadows, the town’s first affordable housing project. A staunch supporter of the arts, Hammerman served as a director of many boards, including the Catskill Watershed Corporation, Woodstock Guild, and Woodstock Artist’s Association. Survivors include his wife Betsy and his daughter Brianna. James (Demetrios) Karayannides, 76, died in July at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Hospital in New York City. He swam laps every other day at Bard College, and attended almost every performance at the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. Karayannides was born in Manhattan, where he lived for a good part of his life. He moved with his family to the Hudson Valley in 1994 and resided in Stone Ridge and Hurley,

photo Commencement 2019 by Pete Mauney ’93 MFA ’00

HONOR ROLL OF DONORS JULY 1, 2018 – JUNE 30, 2019 Dear Alumni/ae, Families, and Friends: The following pages contain the more than 4,500 names that make up the 2018–19 Bard College Honor Roll of Donors. These are the alumni/ae, families, faculty, staff, and friends of the College whose generosity in the last year made Bard possible and whose ongoing commitment secures Bard’s future. I hope everyone on the Honor Roll is proud to see their name listed here. Your support goes to undergraduate scholarships, faculty resources, exceptional arts programming, and bringing the liberal arts to the underserved in the United States and around the world. Bard is sustained by donors like you. On behalf of myself and my family, I want to thank you for believing in the mission of this extraordinary college. Please enjoy this issue of the Bardian, and thank you again for your support. Cordially, Leon Botstein, President

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Jonathan Slone ’84 and Elizabeth J. Kandall ’84 PhD + Melissa Schiff Soros + Clive A. Spagnoli ’86 + Jerry I. Speyer Geoffrey E. Stein ’82 + Dr. Kathryn E. Stein ’66 + Vesna Straser ’95 and Brandon K. Weber ’97 + Evan Strauss Daniel W. Stroock + Judy E. Tenney and Robert Haines Alice and Tom Tisch + Barbara and Donald Tober + Beth Uffner + Antoine van Agtmael + Karl Von der Heyden Diane S. Williams ’66 + Leslie K. Williams and James A. Attwood Jr. Christopher Wool and Charline Von Heyl Richard W. Wortham III + Estate of Roseline Young Anita and Poju Zabludowicz Warden’s Society $5,000–9,999 Anonymous (8) + Warren Adams Jamie Albright and Stephen Hart + Dr. Penny Axelrod ’63 and Dr. Jerome Haller + Maria A. Baird and George J. Cotsirilos + Lawrence H. Bank Anthony Barrett and Donna Landa + Dr. David Becker + Chris A. Belardi and Joyce A. Capuano Albert Berger and Ellen Steloff Laurie A. ’74 and Stephen H. Berman ’74 + Thomas R. Berner Esq. + Prof. Mario Bick and Diana Brown Carol Black and Neal Marlens Annie and Jim Bodnar Gavin Brown James Brudvig + Francine Campbell and Roger Netzer John Childs Kathleya Chotiros ’98 + Bob Dandrew Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Davidson, III Sally M. Davidson Deirdre Davis Jennifer DeGolia Elizabeth de Lima and Bobby Alter + Beth Rudin DeWoody + Bishop Andrew M. and Margaret Dietsche Gary DiMauro and Kathryn Windley + Emily Dixon-Ryan Kristen Dodge and Darren Foote Michael E. Dorf and Sarah Connors + Estate of Rev. Lyford P. Edwards + Estate of Ricki Jane Faber ’70 + Richard and Colleen Fain Stefano Ferrari + Edward W. Fischer ’65 + Charlotte Feng Ford Dan Frank Adaline H. Frelinghuysen + James Friedlich and Melissa Stern + Samuel Friedman Mario J. Gabelli

Mary C. Gallagher + Kenneth Gaulin and Michael CJ Putnam Holli Gersh Jeffrey R. Glass + Molly Gochman Carlos Gonzalez and Katherine Stewart + Dr. Terry S. Gotthelf + Joy P. and Robert J. Greenberg Agnes Gund + Amy and Ronald Guttman + Simone Guttman Cathy and Peter Halstead Gary E. Handel and Kathleen Tunnell-Handel Boriana Handjiyska ’02 + Laura and Ben Harris Thomas Houseman ’09 Erica D. and John F. Huggins + Tessa Huxley and Andrew Reicher + Rebecca James MFA ’14 + Charles S. Johnson, III ’70 and Sondra Rhoades Johnson + Jeff Kahn David W. Kaiser and Rosemary Corbett Rachel and Dr. Shalom Kalnicki + Helene L. and Mark N. Kaplan + Jane and Richard Katzman + Max Kenner ’01 and Sarah Botstein + Julia Klein MFA ’09 Estate of Wendy Klodt Kord and Ellen Lagemann + Alison L. Lankenau + Guy and Roxanne Lanquetot Raymond J. Learsy + Courtney F. Lee-Mitchell ’90 Danielle B. Lemmon Dr. Michael A. Lerner + Ralph S. Levine ’62 + Glenn Ligon Jennifer and Marc Lipschultz + Jane K. Lombard + Joshua Mack Carole Marks Donna Marshall Amber and CW McCullagh Dr. David Meikle + Richard and Ronay Menschel + Stergios G. Mentesidis ’12 + Paul Mersfelder Rodney M. Miller Sr. and Jodie Jackson + James O. and Jennifer Mills Barbara Miral ’82 and Alberto Gatenio + Elisabeth Mitchell Joseph H. and Cynthia G. Mitchell Hank Muchnic ’75 + Gary Newman Nell Newton Matthew Palevsky Caroline Paulson + The Rebbeck Family Mariann Boston Reh and Gregory K. Reh Drs. M. Susan and Irwin Richman + Michael Ringier + Brenda Rosen and Muzzy Rosenblatt Florence and Robert A. Rosen Judy and Bob Rubin Jenny Savage Noah Schoen Charles and Helen Schwab Ellen Louise Schwartz ’64 Jeffrey L. Schwartz + Karen and Dr. Kim Serota

Catherine C. Fisher + Richard G. Frank ’74 + Diana Hirsch Friedman ’68 + Larry Fuchsman and Dr. Janet Strain + Patti Galluzzi Drs. Michael and Susan Gaynon John Geller and Alan Skog Elissa Goldstone ’07 + Marian Goodman + John Griffin Phillip Henderson and Elizabeth Henry + Stephen Henderson Michele L. Hertz ’81 and Lawrence B. Friedman + Fred and Jane Herzner + Michelle Hobart and Justin Peyser Brenda and Fred Hof Martin Holub and Sandra Sanders + Elena and Frederic Howard+ Anne E. Impellizzeri+ Roger D. Isaacs ’49 + Benjamin and Cathy Iselin + Jacqueline Israel Estate of the Rev. David R. Johns 1915 + The Kaempfer Family Paul Kasmin + Bard College Council Don Katz and Rebecca Krantz $2,500–4,999 Josh Kaufman ’92 and Gregory Gibson + Anonymous (3) + Randall Kennedy and Shelley Fox Aarons and Philip Aarons Dr. Katrena Kennedy + Hyman Abady + Marguerite and Robert Kenner + Robert ’53 and Marcia Amsterdam + Tina Kim Donald Baier ’66 and Joseph Kirk + Marjorie Mann ’68 + Paul and Lynn Knight + Barbara B. Barre ’69 + Jesse Kohn Prof. Laura D. Battle and Daniel Korich and Vivian Liao Korich + Chris Kendall ’82+ Danielle Korwin and Lucas Baumgart ’14 + Anthony DiGuiseppe + Frances Beatty Ken Kuchin Prof. Jonathan and Jessica K. Becker + Mihail Lari and Scott Murray David Belt Corina Larkin Dr. Miriam Roskin Berger ’56 + Prof. Ann M. Lauterbach + Aviva and Charles Blaichman Starling Lawrence Jonathan C. Brotherhood ’78 + Amy T. Levere Deborah Buck + Bryan I. and Leslie W. Lorber + Mark S. Callahan ’78 Robert Lowinger + Michael W. Chabon and Patricia Lowy + Ayelet C. Waldman + Blake Lyon Charles B. Clancy III ’69 + David M. Manning ’07 + Diana and Jonathan Cohen Wendy and Peter F. McCabe ’70 + Dr. Barry S. and Ms. Bobbi Coller + Mollie Meikle ’03 + Rosemary Corbett and David W. Kaiser + Drs. Adam C. Messer and Eleni Coundouriotis Diana B. Putman + John J. Coyne ’00 + Attilio Meucci Deirdre d’Albertis and John Meyerhoff and Peter Joseph Gadsby + Lenel Srochi-Meyerhoff + Joe Day and Nina Hachigian + Robert Meyerson + Prof. Matthew and Mary Deady + Julia Murphy Sue Lonoff de Cuevas Martin L. Murray and Johan de Meij and Dyan Machan + Lucy Miller Murray + Dan Desmond ’00 and Patricia and Peter Nadosy Uya Chuunbaatar + Raymond Nimrod Harris Dew + Preetha Nooyi + Estate of Wilbur Dexter Tara K. Nooyi + Melinda N. Donovan Alexander Papachristou Amy K. and David Dubin + Martha Patricof Allan Ells and Allison Moore+ Samuel and Ellen Phelan Ines Elskop and Christopher Scholz Bonita Roche Sarah M. Everitt ’92 Eliza and Jim Rossman John B. Ferguson and Amanda J. Rubin + Valeri J. Thomson ’85 + Eric and Fiona Rudin Stephen Fillo Ted Ruthizer and Jane Denkensohn + Allan and Joan Fisch Bruce Sagan

Josephine Simon Sarah and Howard Solomon + Annaliese Soros Robert and Susan Spadaccia David and Sarah Stack + Lilian Stern and David Sicular Ronnie Stern + Dr. Sanford B. Sternlieb + Robert B. and Toni Strassler + Allan and Ronnie Streichler+ Allan and Frances Tessler Dr. Toni-Michelle C. Travis ’69 + Edith Van Slyck and James Hammond + Jan T. and Marica F. Vilcek Margo and Anthony Viscusi + Dr. Siri von Reis + Linda S. Vorhies Mary K. Weatherford ’06 Elizabeth M. Weddle Will K. Weinstein + Wheelock Whitney III Lise Spiegel Wilks and Jeffrey Wilks Alexander Wolff Stephanie Wolff Irene Zedlacher +

+ Donor has given for three or more consecutive fiscal years


John Bard Society members names are bolded



James G. Salvucci ’86 and Marie Sennett + Joan A. Schaffer ’75 + Barbara A. and Joseph Schoenberg+ Janet Zimmerman Segal ’50 Kendall Serota ’04 + John D. and Marsha A. Shyer + Geoffrey W. Smith and Jamie Levitt+ Nathan Perrin Smith ’11 JJ Snyder + Andrew Solomon and John Habich Solomon + Ronald Sosinski and Ellen Donahue + Selda Steckler ’48 + Elisa Loti Stein + Billy Steinberg ’72 + Edwin Steinberg + Benjamin Stone + Ben Strubel + John L. Thomson + Joseph and Karin Travaglione Marylea van Daalen Olivia van Melle Kamp + Prof. Marina van Zuylen + St. Stephen’s Society $1,000–2,499 Anonymous (11) + Lisa Grunwald Adler George Ahl + Enid Ain and Richard Rizzo Mara Alcaly Katharine Aldrich Christina Almeida Daniel Alpert Jim and Meg Anderson + Wendy Anthony Mary P. Archer Dr. Karen L. Axelsson + Alexander and Margaret Bancroft Nancy Banks and Stephen Penman Emily Barr and Scott Kane Valerie B. Barr and Susan Yohn + Neil Steven Barsky Robert C. ’57 and Lynn A. Bassler + Jonathan and Roberta Baum Alexandra Becker Linda J. L. Becker John C. and Julia P. Begley Gwynedd Smith Benders ’99 Brendan Berg ’06 + Jonathan I. and Marjaleena Berger Jordan Berkowitz ’03 Dorothy Berry Sandra and Dr. A. John Blair III Jeffrey Bluestone and Leah Rosenkrantz Bluestone + Brian D. Bonnar ’77 + Daniel J. Brassard ’84 + Jane A. Brien ’89 + Barbara and Christopher Brody + Cathy Brown Reginald Bullock Jr. ’84 + Bob Bursey and Leah Cox + Bruce and Bettina Buschel + John Canney and Sonia Laudi Lindsay Davis Carr ’06 and John Carr + Sylvia Carter Pia Carusone ’03 and Leanne Pittsford + John Joseph Casper Mr. and Mrs. Shi-Chung Chang Lydia Chapin and David Soeiro +

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St. Stephen’s Society, cont. Laurence J. Chertoff ’78 and Rose Gasner + Andy Cho Andrew Y. Choung ’94 + The Clavier Family + Mr. and Mrs. Steve Clement Jim and Jane Cohan Barbara Cohen Prof. Frank Corliss and Ms. Kayo Iwama Mira Dancy ’01 and Nicolas Max Rubinstein ’00 + Arianne Dar + Paul E. Davison and Kathleen L. Lowden Kim DesMarais ’73 + Anne Wellner de Veer ’62 + Marion and Alan Dienstag + Helen A. Dietz Carol Diuguid Judy Donner ’59 + Marisa Driscoll ’87 Malia K. Du Mont ’95 + Scott Dunn John and Denise Dunne + Michael F. Dupree Anthony M. ’82 and Kristina E. ’83 Ellenbogen + Mark Epstein and Arlene Schechet Randy Faerber ’73 and Harvey Walden + Beverly Fanger and Dr. Herbert S. Chase Jr. Marjorie Feder ’53 + Lindsey Feinberg ’10 Brett H. Fialkoff ’88 Craig and Alyson Fields Edith Fisher + Janice and Ronald Flaugher+ Freda Flax Arthur and Susan Fleischer Jr. + Cormac J. Flynn ’90 Stephen A. Foster Andrew F. Fowler ’95 and Amanda Burrows-Fowler ’98+ I. Joel Frantzman + Christine Gasparich ’08 and John Hambley ’06 + Gary and Martha Giardina + Helena and Christopher Gibbs + Susan H. Gillespie + James M. Gillson Jeffrey R. Glass Cynthia Glozier Jane S. Glucksman Carol Goldberg Donald Goldberg ’69 and Tracy de la Mater Goldberg Bruce Gordon + Jeff and Dana Gossett Sallie E. ’57 and Alan S. Gratch Robert Grober Ila and John M. Gross Amar and Padmini Gupta + Thomas and Bryanne Hamill Hilary Hamm Mrs. Anthony Hecht + John T. Hecht Joanna Heimbold and Gian Luigi Longinotti-Buitoni Tom Heman and Janelle Reiring Michele L. Hertz ’81 and Lawrence B. Friedman Richard Heyman Louise Hildreth Harry H. Hill

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The Hillenburg Family Judith S. Hinrichs Nicholas Hippensteel ’09 + Corinne Hoener ’06 and Christie Seaver ’06 + Drs. James S. Hoffman and Karen Zabrensky ’73 Elena and Fred Howard + Dr. Dwayne Huebner + Andrew W. Humphrey Amy Husten and James Haskin + Arnold N. Iovinella Jr. + Uday Ivatury Charles and Valerie Jacob Ann and Sandy Jacobson Gary and Joni Jones Karen G. Jones Dr. Stephanie Kadison Joseph Kahn Dr. Harriette Kaley BGC ’06 + Craig Kaplan and Anne Hess Dana Kaplan-Angle John S. M. Katzenbach ’72 + Ruth Keating-Lockwood ’92 and Anthony F. Lockwood ’94 + Thomas W. and Angela Keesee III + Kathleen K. Kelly and Bernard J. Ohanian + Martin Kenner and Camilla Smith + Townsend Kent Amanda Kercher and David Weinraub Renee N. Khatami ’77 Christopher W. and Parthenia R. Kiersted + Liza Kindred and Josh Clark + Katie Kitchen and Paul Kovach Vivian S. Kremer Dr. Roy and Amy Kulick Robert James Kurilla + Garry Kvistad Sidney and Ruth Lapidus Patricia J. Lasher Jo Carole and Ronald Lauder + Alfred J. Law and Glenda A. Fowler Law Erin J. Law ’93 + Gideon Lester and Tom Sellar Pierre and Rosemary Levai Catherine K. and Les Levine + Todd M. Li Dorothy Lichtenstein Aaron C. Lichtman ’86 Alan Lightman Anne H. Lindgren Jennifer Lipka+ Gary K. Lippman and Vera Szombathelyi + Laura Litwin + Christina and James Lockwood + Robert Losada Lisa Lourie Catherine and Jacques Luiggi + Janine Luke Heber MacWilliams Shao Mai Melody L. Malmberg and Joseph M. Rohde Electra C. ’86 and Duane Manwiller Thierry Marbach + Marcus-Greenbaum Family+ Robert Marrow ’62 + David Matias + Liese Mayer ’05 + Stephen Mazoh and Martin Kline +

Amie McEvoy + Walter Russell Mead Theo and Lisa Melas-Kyriaz Robert Z. Melnick ’70 + Nara Milanich and Nicola Cetorelli Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Millhiser Virginia Millhiser Andrea and Kenneth L. Miron + Sarah Mosbacher ’04 + Karl Moschner and Hannelore Wilfert Alexander Moseley Christine Munson + Jamie Nelson Mark Nichols ’91 Elena and Richard J. Nicholson + Sam Nickerson Dr. Abraham and Gail Nussbaum + Harold Oaklander + Thomas Ochs + Giancarlo and Danna Olgiati Drs. Catherine and David Orentreich Alexandra H. Ottaway Cynthia Pansing Dr. Richard Pargament ’65 + Debra R. Pemstein and Dean Vallas + Noah and Stephanie Perlman Dana H. and Hart Perry Sharifa E. Perry Joanna and Kenneth Phelan Roger Phillips ’53 + Susan Pollack ’70 + Paul Popenoe Jr. + Joshua Radnor Louise Reinecke Amy C. Rick ’81 Dr. George D. Rose ’63 + Andrea Rosen + David Roswell Barbara and Jonathan Roth+ James E. Sailer Thea Mohr Saks ’87 Myrna B. Sameth + Dr. David C. Schiffman ’61 + Natalie Schoen Barbara and Dick Schreiber David A. Schulz + Sarah Seaver and Dr. John Spielberg + Elisabeth Semel ’72 and James Thomson + Robin Shapiro and Katherine Levin David Ross Shaw and Francesca Zaccheo Judith A. Shepherd ’69 + Jennifer Shykula ’96+ Dara Silverman ’95 + Michael Sirotta and Janet Sirotta Ian and Manon Slome Stephen H. Smith Edward Snowdon and Duffy Violante + Richard and Kimberly Soule Roderick M. Spencer Anne-Katrin Spiess and Gerlinde Spiess Darcy Stephens Katharine Parks Sterling Mrs. Huei-Min Su Prof. Alan N. Sussman + John Taylor and Julian Arcila + Drs. Bettina Siewert Teich and Douglas L. Teich + Helene Tieger ’85 and Paul Ciancanelli + Marlene Tejada ’09 + Carolee Thea + Grant W. Thomas

Dr. Jonathan Tiemann and Valerie A. Gardner + Taun Toay ’05 and Christine Diaz + Joan P. Tower Leigh and Jonathan Tunick ’58 + Lisa Marie Vagge Mac Van Wielingen Gordon VeneKlasen + Robert A. and Mary B. Vermylen Cynthia Wachtell and Jeff Neuman Dr. Ellen S. Waldinger Robin Liebmann Wallack ’67 and Alan M. Wallack ’65 + Zhou Wang ’09 Dr. Richard C. and Patricia B. Waters + Joel Weaver John B. Weinstein and Brian L. Mikesell + Steven Weinstein and Maya Windholz David Weiss ’86 + Rosemary and Noel Werrett + Hon. Rebecca Westerfield + Aida and Albert Wilder Charles Wilson and Mary Ebel Wilson Arthur Wineburg ’64 Laurie Wolfert Dr. Emanuel C. Wolff ’56 + Florence Wolohojian + Fanya R. Wyrick-Flax ’13 Andrew J. Yoon ’94 + Deborah H. and Dr. Michael G. Zahn + Bill Zifchak + Michael Zimmerman ’59 + Friends $500–999 Anonymous (7) + Richard Allen ’67 + Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Atkins + Mary I. Backlund and Virginia Corsi + Susan Ball Scott Baron MD Alicia Barraza and Douglas P. Van Zandt + Casey Barrett Doug Bayer Kieran Beer and Melissa Benson Ellen and Ed Bernard Jonathan Bernstein Joshua Bernstein Johnathan O. Boston ’11 Terence C. Boylan ’70 Chava Brandriss and Dr. Andrew Schonebaum David Brangaitis + Dr. Alan S. Brenner and Mrs. Ronni C. Brenner ’64 Christina Bresani Anthony E. Burke Frederick Campion Anthony Cardenales ’08 + Brian Carter Steven M. Cascone ’77 + Kevin and Mary Casey Elliot R. Cattarula and Karin H. Cattarula Fu-Chen Chan+ Ellen J. Chesler and Matthew J. Mallow Andrew Chignell + Michael Choy Karen Christiansen David Clark Nancy Clark + Michael P. and Pamela M. Clarke Timothy J. Clifford ’91

Bobby Cohen and Maddy deLone Joshua B. Cohen ’72 Stanley Cohen Mr. and Mrs. John C. Corckran Jr. Rich G. Daggenhurst Frank Daniele Blythe Danner ’65 + Mark and Suzanne Darley Thomas J. Davis ’58 Katy and Matthieu Debost Gonzalo and Kathleen de Las Heras + Roger and Claire Dewey + Dr. William T. Dickens ’76 Laurie Dien and Alan Yaillen Christopher Dunbar Dr. Marian F. Dunn ’60 Elizabeth W. Easton + Lance Ehrenberg and Terry Sidell + Deborah Eisenberg and Wallace Shawn + Charlotte Erb Luise M. Erdmann John J. and Linda Etukudo Randolph A. and Joanne Ezratty Eugene Feinberg Naomi B. Feldman ’53 + Michael and Susan Feng Gaia Filicori ’07 Janice and Bill Forsyth+ Kevin R. Foster ’92 and Donna Jarvis Harvey and Mary Freeman + Dr. Sanford Friedman and Mrs. Virginia Howsam + James Fritzsche Linda Gamble and Michael Zisman Karen E. Gardner ’12 + Drs. Elizabeth A. Garofalo and Jeffrey S. Warren + Jane Heidgerd Garrick ’94 Joshua S. Geraghty ’02 Thomas Gerety and Adelia Moore Damianos V. Lazaridis Giannopoulos ’13 + Eleanor D. Gibney ’18 Douglas and Natalie Giles Robert Gladstone Laura and William Glasgall + Alysha Glenn ’09 Jay Golan and Rabbi Barat Ellman + Gary and Robbin Golas Amy A. ’90 and Benjamin J. ’91 Goldberg + Dana Goldberg Mr. and Mrs. David Goldman Robert A. Gorton ’81 Hannah S. Gross ’71 and Mark A. Gross ’69 + Rhonda Guinazzo Prof. Marka Gustavsson and Prof. John Halle + Stuart* and Betsy Hammerman Nancy C. Hass Nancy Hathaway Aaron M. Hawk + Margaret Hempel + Beth L. Herstein Diana L. L. Hill ’83 Jody A. and Todd D. Hirsch Eric A. Hoffman ’94 Inge Schneier Hoffmann ’50 Sonja A. Hood ’90 + Michael J. Horvitz Lam Hui Jill and Jerry Hultin

Shelly Isaacs ’68 David W. Jacobowitz ’65 and Linda Rodd Rajive I. Jayawardhane ’94 + Emma N. Jenkins Amy Bachelder Jeynes ’90 and Scott Jeynes ’90 + Barton and Debby Jones Maryam Jowza ’01 Denise Kahn + Louis Kahn + Prof. Felicia L. Keesing and Richard S. Ostfeld Jessica Post Kemm ’74 + Zachary Kenner ’06 and Julia Wick Stephen J. Kessler ’68 and Daniela Hurezanu Ruth Ketay and Rene Schnetzler + Younghee Kim-Wait Kippley-Ogman Family Mitchell Klein Laureen Knutsen Rose and Josh Koplovitz + Ken Kosakoff ’81 + Peter and Jill Kraus Brian Lange David Lawrence Alexa Lennard ’04 + Elise and Jeffrey Lennard John C. Lerner + Sara Lesch and Gabriel Mesa Andrew J. Levinson and Deborah Reik + Dr. Jeffrey A. Levy ’67 Maureen and Thornton Lewis + Grace Li Beth Lief and Michael Simonson Janine and Peter Lindquist + Ziqian Liu ’14 Alex Logsdail Robert Lonergan Tyler J. Lory and Michael Rauschenberg Glenn and Susan Lowry + Edward and Judith Lund + Mackbeth Valarie Mahabir ’06 Charles S. Maier + Claire and Chris Mann Barbara and William Maple + Bonnie Marcus ’71 + Paul Marcus ’76 and Katherine Juda Jonathan Massey ’85 Anna Rose Mathieson ’99 + Kathie McGinty Charlotte McIver and James N. Perlstein Kathleen Metz Barbara L. and Arthur Michaels + Ted Miller Joel P. Moerschel Matthew P. Morris VAP ’12 + Hanna and Jeffrey Moskin Arup Mukherjee Drs. Edward T. and Sara M. Naureckas Chris Larsen Nelson ’73 + Marion Nestle + Maury Newburger Robin K. Nolte ’79 Barbara Z. and Richard Novick + Dorothy Novick and Peter Kenney Mr. and Mrs. Jose Noyes Peter and Sarah E. O’Donnell + Karen G. Olah ’65 + Sean F. O’Neill ’97 + Jane E. Osgood ’75 + James F. O’Shea

+ Donor has given for three or more consecutive fiscal years


Marilyn and Peter Oswald + Amy S. and Jeffrey W. Palmer Pat Connolly Pantello Karen and Vincent Parrinello + Karen Pearson and Matt Wright + Stuart I. Post + Renaud Proch David L. Procuniar MFA ’93 Benjamin D. Raker ’10 Claire and John Reid Robert F. Reynolds ’94 Jane L. Richards + Charles H. Rigg and Nancy J. Snudden + Vincent E. Roca and Kristin Roca Bob Roe and Dahlia Roe + Anne Rorimer + Stefan Rublowsky Louise A. Sarezky ’66 + Carrie Schulz ’03 Barbara Seewald Howard M. Sendrovitz and David C. Sinclair Barbara L. Shapiro + Eric and Olga Shewfelt + Ian Shrank Ellen Silbergeld + Dominique Simonneaux Alex Simons ’08 Judith R. Sizer Laura Skoler Susannah J. Slocum ’99 Nancy Smith + Rosalie K. Snyder and Stephen P. Snyder ’62 + Stanley Sobel Stephen N. Sollins ’90 + Susan C. Somerville-Hawes Esq. Dorothy and John Sprague Jeremy Steinberg Patricia F. Sullivan Monty Swaney + Ben and Katherine Taylor Susan Terris Anthony Thacher and Barrett Thacher + Patricia Thatcher + Paul Jonathan Thompson ’93 + Jan Hopkins Trachtman and Dr. Richard Trachtman Lora L. Tredway ’71 + Stephen B. Tremaine ’07 and Karen E. Gardner ’12 + Colleen Tully Nancy Y. Urban ’91 Toby Usnik and Harlan Bratcher Lucia Vail Cristina Valbuena-Castor ’09 Elizabeth VanZandt + Maria Vivar and Andrew Maas Elizabeth von Klemperer ’14 + Ingrid Von Werz + Thea Westreich Wagner Dr. Fredrick Warshall Phd ’66 + Charles Weber Elisabeth Weed Melissa A. Wegner VAP ’08 Dr. Ronald and Mary Weinstein + Dr. Zoe Weinstein + Wendy J. Weldon ’71 + Barbara Jean Weyant + Lynne B. White ’75 + Catherine Wiacek ’05 Dr. Dumaine Williams ’03 and Erika Williams ’04+

John Bard Society members names are bolded



Richard and Dee Wilson Ellen C. Wineberg Matt Wing ’06 Beth A. and John A. Witte Jr. Elizabeth Wolfers Begum Yasar + Katherine and William Young Dr. Lorraine Yurkewicz ’75 + Supporters Up to $499 Anonymous (37) + Amanda Aaron Peter Aaron ’68 Carolyn Abedor and Robert Dickson Lisa Abelman ’89 and David Montebello ’89 Dr. and Mrs. Basil Abeysekara Lisa Bernstein Abramovich ’71 Rachel Abramson + Rosina Abramson Gerald F. and Rebecca L. Abualy + Xavier Acarin CCS ’15 James Acevedo David Ackerman Elyssa Ackerman Isabella Ackerman Amelia Adams Eleonore S. Adams Ms. Ellen Adams ’78 Elliott Adams Gail Adams + Samantha Adams ’89 Chris Adamson and Gladys Perez + Beth Shaw Adelman ’74 Dr. Ernest Adelman Lauren Adelman and Sergio Perez + Michael Adelman and Sarah Poor Adelman ’90 Caitlin K. Adkins ’05 Kathleen Adkins Ellen Weinstein Adnopoz Kathryn M. Adorney+ Barbara J. Agren Andrew Aho ’11 + Muhitdin Z. Ahunhodjaev and Elisabeth K. Boylan + Jeffrey Akeley + Francine Alagappan Jose Alarcon Carol and Ross Albert Charlotte M. Albert Gail Albert Theodore Albert Dorothy C. Albertini MFA ’02 + Dr. John and Kathleen Albertini Abigail K. Alcott + Russell Alderson Alice Alexander Coleen M. Alexander ’00 and Matthew Alexander + Deborah Alexander Margaret B. Alexander ’68 and Richard A. Alexander ’68 + Susan Alexander John McDonald Allan Paul Allen Perry F. Allen ’10 + Ray Allen and Laurie Russell Valinda Allman Chloe Almour-Kramer Jesus J. Alonso and Alice G. Glasner Laura Alper

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Supporters, cont. Yoav and Matan Alperson Julie Altman and Alex Sagan Michael Altschuler and Constance Eiseman Luke Amentas ’02 + Kostas Anagnopoulos MFA ’99 and Jesse James ’94 Molly Anders ’09 Catherine L. Anderson Lydia Anderson ’03 Drs. Ronald Anderson and Deborah McGeehan Joseph Andrade Eli Andrews ’99 Julia Aneshansley Samuel Angell Sivakumar Anne Mohammad Anousheh Victoria Anstead Jeffrey Antevil + Nathan Anthony Stuart Anthony Anna Antoniak Dr. Jean M. Antonucci ’76 + Ajit I. and Liza Antony Jocelyn Apicello José A. Aponte ’73 Charles F. and Erica Appel + Arnold and Suzanne Applefeld David L. Archer Dana Archer-Rosenthal Stephen Arenburg + Antonio Ares and Patricia Ares F. Zeynep Aricanli ’85 + Martin Arick Brent S. Armendinger ’96 Marilyn Armour ’65 and Norton L. Armour Richard Armstrong and Dorsey Waxter + Naja Armstrong Dr. Bruce Arnold ’71 Johnna Arnold ’96 Eric S. and Gayle Arnum + Eugene Aronowitz Judy and Mark Aronson Henry M. and Paulina R. Arruda Emily Artinian Richard Arum and Joan Malczewski Sharon Ascher Sayada Ashraf Jack Aston Rakel Astorga Torie Atkinson Cynthia Atkison Jane Evelyn Atwood ’70 + John G. Aufderheide ’80 Cathy Augello Stephen August Sheryl Augustine Dr. Wolfgang Aulitzky and Katharine Eltz-Aulitzky Adrianna M. Ault Jack and Marion Auspitz + John J. Austrian ’91 and Laura M. Austrian+ Etai Aviel Arthur Aviles ’87 + J. Axelrod and T. Plenk Andrea Axelrod Rowena Azada-Palacios Carline and Michel Azemar Ms. Daniella Azulai ’17 Terry Bachman ’71 and Jerri Dell ’73

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Maria Baciu Jacob R. Backon ’07 Cathy M. Baiardi Moira Bailey and Thomas Duffy Ashley Baker Cathy Thiele Baker ’68 and Richard J. Baker ’65 Deborah L. Baker ’76+ Deborah Siegel Baker Frederick L. Baker IV ’92 Leslie and Louis Baker Mr. Michael C. Baker ’93 Thomas and Constance Baker Jan Baker-Finch Antonia Bakker-Salvato Adrianne C. Balcom ’73 Mr. Charles L. Baldanza ’94 Declan Baldwin Shelley Bance Jordan Bancroft-Smithe James D. Banks ’73 and Jeannie Motherwell ’74 John and Mary Beth Bankson Nancy Baptiste Theresa Barbarino Grace Barber ’07 Richard Bogart Barber and Ann Hathaway Schaetzel Dr. Deanna M. Barch Amanda L. Bard Jessica Bard Robert L. Bard ’66 Stephen Bardfield David Barker Dr. Donald Barker Lorna Barnes+ Jack L. Barnett Jinhi Baron Michel Baron Bruce Barratt ’75 William G. Barrett Dr. Wendy Barron ’84 Jane Barry Robert Barry ’79 Tanya M. Bart ’87 Gamin Bartle Katie Bartolotta Elizabeth Basham Bruce Bashford + Emile and Vickie Bashir + Lisa Basile and David Rosenblatt Dr. Joseph Bass Marion Bass Susan Bass DSW ’69 Idara Bassey, Esq. Mr. and Mrs. John Bassler David and Deborah Bastacky + Carmela Bastian + Matthew Bateman Miss Martha A. Bates ’70 Timand Bates ’02 + Veta Bates ’04 Dr. Allen W. Batteau ’68 Nick and Shellee Batzdorf + Rob Bauer ’63 + Phineas Baxandall + Jill and Doug Lundquist Baz+ Cecile Gray Bazelon Elizabeth A. Bazler Dr. Barbara A. Beall Robert Beard Matthew Beatrice + David J. and Susan R. Beattie +

Mr. Alexander B. Beatty ’19 Belinha Beatty ’69 Suzanne M. Beaumont and Kevin S. Lasher Brenden Beck ’07 + Judith Beck Carol Becker + Hannah Becker ’11 Jeffrey S. Becker ’88 Dr. Johanna K. Becker ’60 + Olga Becker William J. Becker Mark W. and Susan Beckerman Karen Bedrosian + Brendan A. Beecher ’13 + Eric Bees Thomas Begich ’82 Kevin Begos ’88 + Lynn Behrendt ’81+ Evan Beier Eileen Beirne Kathryn Beiser Joshua A. Bell ’98 + Leonie F. Bell ’12 LouAnn Bell and Adam Walker Michael Bell ’82 + Valerie Bell Elizabeth Phillips Bellin CCS ’00 and Marco M.S. Bellin + Ms. Carolyn Benbow Courtney Bender Dr. Evelyn Bender Nancy Hays Bendiner and Kenneth Paul Bendiner James and Laura Benedek Emily Benedetto ’02 Cathy Benedict + Karen Benezra ’04 Michael Benhabib ’06 Seyla Benhabib Jeannette G. Benham ’12 + Gail L. and Herbert A. Bennett Jennifer Bennett ’84 + Riva Bennett Bree Benton ’99 Joop W. A. Berding Ms. Joanne M. Berens Holly and Raymond Berezow-Ricker ’82 Everett Berger James S. Berger ’22 Estate of William E. Berger 1917 + Kathleen Bergeson and Marcus Dollard Jonas O. Bergman ’93 + Deborah Berke Drs. Daniel Berkenblit and Philippine Meister-Berkenblit + Hannah Berkman Burton Berkovitz ’74+ Evelina Berman Sanford Bernstein and Nancy Bernstein Suzanne Bernstein Morrell J. Berry William Berry Henry Berszinn Robert Bertoletti + Wyatt Bertz ’13 + Robert Betts Ms. Beumer John B. Beurket John Bevan + Christina Bevilacqua ’81 Jimmy Bhatt and Seema Bhatt Samrat Bhattacharya

Rosemary Bialek Matthew and Marie Bianco + Celia and Marcelo Bianconi Sally T. Bickerton ’89 + Marvin Bielawski + Lawrence Biernacki Richard R. Bilangi ’72 + Elizabeth Billik and John Billik Kim Bistrong ’89 George D. and Sharon A. Black + Robert and Susan Blacker R. Corrine Blackford ’07 Andrea J. ’92 and David A. ’91 Blacklow Donna Blackwell + Dr. Bruce E. Blaine and Patricia K. Blaine Dr. Marge and Edward Blaine + Kenneth R. Blake ’80 James Blakney and Kelly A. Preyer + Debra Blalock and Russell Frehling Mr. and Mrs. John D. Blankenship Steven R. Blanks Paula Fuchs Blasier ’68 Gabriel Blau ’02 + Peter Blauner Peter Blaxill ’53 Edwin Blesch Emma Bloch Randi Blom David Bloom ’13 GCP ’15 + Laurie Bloomfield Roselee Blooston Diane and Ronald Blum Gerald Blume David Blumel and Sharon E. Garbe ’83 Maryelisa Blundell Sasha Boak-Kelly and John T. Kelly + Drs. Elizabeth A. Bobrick and Andrew S. Szegedy-Maszak Milena Boeva-Rashba Frank C. Bognar Mrs. Katherine M. Boivin Thomas E. Bolger + Vanessa Bombardieri ’03 + Joann Marie Bonafede Ms. Louise Bonanno Sarah Bonelli ’05 + Richard Bongiovanni Doug and Jenny Boone Richard Bopp David Borenstein RA MFA ’84 Linda Marie Borgersen Judith Boroson Kelly Borucinski Patricia Bossi+ Kira Bossis Joe A. Bostian and Leslie Coons Gisa Botbol + Anne Botsford Rufus Botzow ’69 + Anastasia Boudanoque Alexander O. Boulton ’69 Mr. and Mrs. David Bourgeois Jennifer Bousliman Morgen M. Bowers ’90 Norman Bowie Martin Bowman Carmen Bowser William M. Boynton ’86 Bert Boyson + Misha Day Brackman Anne L. and Philip K. Bradford Elizabeth Bradford Barbara P. Brady

Ms. Christina Brady Martha Schwartz Bragin ’68 Lisa and Robert Brainard + Susan Brainerd Jed Braithwaite Peter Brase Kimberly G. Braswell Marie-Louise Brauch Peter Brauch ’04 + Carol Anne Braun James Braun and Kirk N. Lawson + Doris Brautigan Juliet Braver and Ira Haskell Claudine Brenner + Lillian E. Brennessel ’18 Jeanne Marie Bresciani John Gerard Brett Denise Bricker ’85 + Norman Brier Emma Brinkman ’09 Robert Bristow Mary C. Brittingham ’74 + Dr. and Mrs. Malcolm Brock Mark Thomas Brockley Barry Brodie and Joanne Brodie Geraldine Brodsky + Jeffrey Brodsky ’06 June Brody Hans Broekhuisen Kelcie Brophy Matthew Brophy ’02+ Richard P. Brotherton Zoe L. Brotman-Denahy and William J. Denahy Amanda Brown Carole Brown Deloss Brown Desmond Brown Donald Brown + Kenneth Brown and Abby Schultz Mr. Kent Brown Philip Brown Susie Brown Jill Browne + Jim Browne ’86 Richard Browne ’87 Lenore Bruce+ Mr. Neely Bruce Julie Bruck and Lewis G. Buzbee + Nancy Ada Brucker Anne B. Brueckner Tania Bruguera David Brumfield and Edward Handlin Susan Bruner Harris C. Brustein Teresa Buchholz and James D. Bagwell Charles and Maureen Buckel Thomas Buckley and Jasmine Shumanov Ms. Ann B. Buehrens Jewel Buff Sheila Buff Richard Bump Katherine D. Buonanno ’19 Joanne Maaloe Burdick ’54 + Dorothea Burgess Jacqueline Burke Larry and Jane Burke John D. Burkhardt Sharon Burklund Siondueh Burnette ’15 Regan Burnham ’69 James Burns Mark Burns

Virginia Burnstine Mr. Phil Burpee Hannah Burque ’01 Bruce Burritt Dr. Margaret Burroughs + Erin C. Burud Ian Buruma and Eri Hotta + Harold Bush + Paul Bushkuhl Butensky Family D. Butler McCall Butler Roy Butler + Mr. Daniel I. Byers CCS ’08 Brooke A. Byrne ’85 + Debbye S. Byrum and Robert J. Leo Paul Cadden-Zimansky Alexandra Cain Joan and William Cain + Joe and Meg Cairo + David and Gillian Calderley+ Anthony Cali Robert and Sandra Callaghan Ina Calver ’94 J Calvo Christian G. Camacho-Light CCS ’16 Matthew Cameron ’04 and Ms. Meredith Danowski + William J. Cameron Margaret Cammer and Joan Snyder Carla A. Camp ’50 + Dana Campbell Wendy Weingarten Campbell ’72 + Carol Campion Edward Campion Paul Cangelosi Beverly Canin Dawn L. Cannon Anne Jennings Canzonetti ’84 and Matthew Canzonetti ’84 + Linda Capaldi Prof. Mary Caponegro ’78 + Louis Caponi Vincent and Carole Cappadocia James C. and Pauline G. Carafotes + Arnold and Debra Cardillo Anne E. Carey and Alberto Eduardo Kaplan Marion Carling Caleb L. Carman Denise Carnes Jennifer Carnig Ms. Elizabeth Carpenter Anita Carr Bridget P. Carr Frederick Carr Verna Carr William Carragan Justin F. Carroll W. C. Carroll Jr. Dr. Laurence M. Carucci and Mary H. Maifeld + Judith M. and Russell L. Carson Laura A. Caruso ’86 + Jessica Case ’04 MaryAnn and Thomas Case Anne Zitron Casey PhD ’83+ Constance Casey Andrea Cashman ’04+ Janice Caskey-Thomas + Sophia Cassidy ’05 + Thomas J. Cassidy ’82 + Elinor Castagnola ’58

+ Donor has given for three or more consecutive fiscal years


Carmine Castaldo Drs. Mariana C. Castells and Bernardo J. Perez-Ramirez + Juan Castersana Michael E. Catalinotto Jr. Eloise B. Cathcart David and Linda Caughey + Steve Cauley Erika Cedergren ’02 + Ana Cerro and Kevin Nolan Mr. Peter Cervinka John Cetra and Nancy Ruddy ’74 Michael Chameides ’01 + Brian G. Champeau and Gina M. DeVito + Jeffrey R. Champlin + Lynn Aarti Chandhok and Robert S. Dieterich Mary L Chandler MD Katherine Chang Pola Chapelle Lawrence Chapin Sam Chapman Wendy Chappel + Natalka Chas Lise U. Chase Victoria Chase Delia Chatlani Adrienne A. Chau ’17 Zoe Chaves ’09 William Cheeks Marco Chelo and Suzanne B. Rust Connie Chen Mengzhen Chen ’17 Nicole Cherubini Elizabeth A. Cheslak ’73 Ms. J. D. Chesmel Mindy Chettih ’75 Jim Chevallier ’72 + Monica Chew James P. Chiappini Cynthia Chiarella Rev. Dr. Bruce Chilton Jr. ’71 and Mrs. Odile S. Chilton + Maria J. Chiu George Chochos ’08 Peter and Stephanie Choo + Doreen and Jonathan Chou Richard N. Chrisman+ Dr. David Christensen and Ruth Horowitz+ Asa B. and Lynne H. Christiana Lucy D. Christiana ’19 Anastasia Christman ’91 Susan Christoffersen Roberta Christy Christophe J. Chung ’06 + Prof. Jean Churchill Prof. Robert Cioffi Muni A. Citrin ’98 and Suzanne Aryn Colket ’98 Alexander L. Citron Gabrielle Civil + Allison Clark Geoffrey Clark and Suzanne Smith + Graham Clark ’16 Jonathan Clark Judy Clark ’52 Kelsey Clark Mrs. Anita Clark-Anderson Emma Clarke ’13 Laura and Jeffrey Clayman + Marcelle Clements ’69

John Bard Society members names are bolded



Constance Targonski Clemmons ’78 and Thomas S. Clemmons + Helen A. Clifton William Clohesy + Steve Clorfeine Darrah L. Cloud + Scott Clugstone Catherine L. Coates ’16 Deanna Cochran Alan Cohen Arleen Cohen Eileen and Michael Cohen + Elisabeth Cohen Janna Cohen Joan Cohen Lester Cohen Lizabeth Cohen + Marion R. Cohen and Fred J. Ferson Richard D. Cohen + Robert and Annie Cohen Ronald Cohen and Donna Kramer Dr. Stephen R. Cohen + Connie B. Cohn ’62 Diane Colantonio-Ray ’77+ Andrea L. Colby Leeland and Ruth Cole-Chu Janice Coleman Richard Collens Anne A. and Farnham Collins Kevin Collins Suzanne Colt Renee Colwell Jennifer Comiskey Jared Commerer Ms. Kathleen Comtois Miles B. Conant ’12 Patricia W. Cone ’78 Heidi Congistre Kathi Congistre Ms. Eliza Conly-Dwyer ’02 Laurence and Barbara Connors Adam Conover ’04 Helen Conover and Robert Minor + Marella Consolini ’82 and James Rodewald ’82 + Cynthia Conti-Cook ’03 Barbara Cooke Prof. Ben W. Coonley MFA ’03 Jordan E. Cooper ’15 Leroy A. Cooper Robert Coover David F. Cope Lucia A. Coppola Lidia Cordero Debra Corea and David Platoff Joan M. Cornachio Lauren Elizabeth Cornell Andrew F. Corrigan ’00 and Jennifer Macksoud ’99 + Richardo Cortes Dr. Jacqueline M. Cossentino and Dr. Marion K. Whitescarver James T. Costello + Richard A. Costello + Alanna Costelloe-Kuehn ’08 David R. Cote ’92 Dr. Margaret M. Coughlin Tom and Nancy Lee Coughlin + Richard C. Coursen + Rob Cousins Mr. and Mrs. Francis M. Cox III + Judith Cox Kate Cox and Matt Schreiber

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Supporters, cont. Christina Cragholm Eric Crahan ’96 and Sarah Smirnoff ’96 + Ms. Renee A. Cramer ’94 Arthur D. Crane and Dorothy Dow Crane + Betty Crawford ’00 Mr. Hugh H. Crawford ’78 Clementine Creevy Peter J. Criswell ’89 + Eileen and William Crivelli Dana Katharine Croce Susan Cronje Mr. Matthew Crookes Andre Cross Timothy P. Cross Katharine Crost Christian A. Crouch Jeffrey Crow + Todd Crow Douglas Crowell Caroline S. Crumpacker Ariane Alaia Cruz ’16 + Isabel Cruz ’13 Nelcia Cruz Michael Curran Charles L. Currey ’61+ Caitlin F. Curtin + Jesse Cutaia MBA ’18 Karen Cutler ’74 + Zachary Wolf Cutler ’94 Dr. Bruce Cuttler and Joanne E. Cuttler ’99+ James Cypher Timothy Cyr Bridget Dackow ’11 Lisa A. Daggett + Susan E. D’Agostino ’91 and Esteban Rubens ’97 + Joyce Dalsheim Mr. Kenneth M. Daly ’71 Barbara and Ernest D’Amato + Christine Danberg Robert D’Angelo and John Kenny Mr. Frances Daniels Zachary Dansie Valeri D’Antonio Bovornrat and Qing Li Darakananda Anna Dardick Stephen Dautel Krista David MD ’96 + Nina David ’61 Natasha David-Hays ’07 + Jeremy Davidson and Mary Stuart Masterson Alicia Davis and Steve Ellis + Andrea Z. Davis ’99 Ann Davis Charles Davis Jonis and Charles Davis Kathryn Davis Kathryn R. Davis ’96 + Lynn Davis and Rudolph Wurlitzer Timothy M. Davis ’91 and Prof. Lisa Sanditz + Jacky Davis-Soman + John Dawson ’07 Liana V. Mitlyng Day ’13 + Michael and Sharon Day Lewis D’Azzara and Suzanne D’Azzara Brian Dean ’07 Mary E. Dean Raymond DeAngelo Peter DeBartolo Jr. ’07

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Carolyn Dechaine ’96 Christopher DeCicco Eva De Clercq Catherine Deely Marybeth De Fillipis John Defrancesco + Rafael Lima de Freitas ’04 + Simmi Malhotra Degnemark James DeGraffenreidt and Mychelle Farmer Karen Sy de jesus Joanna de Jesus-Fenicle Lydia Dejohnette Alida Rose Delaney Jason Del Col ’95 Jackie Del Rossi William Deltz and Donna DeLorenzo-Deltz Christopher Demeter Nicolas Bonnet de Paillerets William DePeter + Mr. Stephen Derrickson Jenet DeSimone Richard Desir Carla De Souza Mr. Alan A. De Souza Ramos GCP ’14 Charles des Portes Thomas De Stefano + Abigail de Uriate ’13 + Alan Devenish Darlynne Devenny and Anumaya Phatate Daniel Devine MFA ’88 and Lawre Stone MFA ’89 Carole DeVito and Pasquale DeVito Curtis DeVito Sharon Devries Prof. Carolyn Dewald + Louise G. Dewhirst Michael DeWitt ’65 and Wenny DeWitt Terence Dewsnap Jr. ’82 + Anne L. Dexter and William J. Houghtaling+ Benjamin W. Dexter ’08 Diana Diamond Jane Diamond + Shelley Diamond and Matthew Postal Lily Diaz-Kommonen Sabina S. Diaz-Rimal Phyllis Dibianco Catherine A. Dickert ’94 + Stephen A. Dickman ’65 Theodore Didden Michael Didovic Michael Diederich C. Douglas and Leslie Dienel + Joshua Dienstag Nancy J. Dier and Lee Rassnick Benjamin DiFabbio ’13 Mr. Myungho Dijk ’10 Bernard Dikman Sara M. Dilg ’94 + Natasha Dillahunt ’98 and Jeremy Dillahunt ’97 Jean M. DiMarco Jeremiah Dine and Anne-Marie McIntyre Ellyce Di Paola and Ippolita Di Paola Ms. Judy B. Ditner CCS ’05 William Dixon Lotus Do Daniel D’Oca and Amy Peterson Dona T. Dodson ’68 John M. Doelp II ’14

Karen Dolan JoAnna Dolbeare Orin Domenico Hannah D’Onofrio William Donohue Daniel Donovan + Lisa Donovan Dr. Gary Donshik and Barbara Donshik Richard Dooley Anne Dotter Jacqueline Douglas + Ed and Meg Downey Ronald L. Dozier Joseph and Nancy Drago + Mrs. Maryann Drago-Dowling Miss Kate Draper ’72 Lisa S. Dratch ’09 and Maxwell C. Platoff ’09 Ruth Dresdner and David Kutz Leslie Drojak Nina Drooker ’54 + Anthony D’Silva Abby J. Dubay-Troiano and Jeffrey S. Troiano + Jason Dubraski Rikki Ducornet ’64 + John Duffy Tyson Duffy Valerie Dugan Clara Duman ’18 Leila Duman ’14 Rosemary DuMont John M. Duncan + Armando Dunn ’19 Holly Dunn Jodi Dunn Michelle Dunn Marsh ’95 + Roberta Schreiber Dunn ’67 Melissa Dunn-Miranda Hannah C. Durham ’15 Abby H. and John B. Dux Dr. April Dworetz ’75 Denise Dyko Gretchen Dykstra Mrs. Susan Dzieduszycka-Suinat Wilhelmina M. Eaken ’68 Dr. David G. Ebersole ’74 + Omonyemen Ebhomielen ’05 David Ebony and Bruce Mundt Rachel Eccles Liz Eckstein + Emily L. Edahl ’08 Joshua Eddings Nicolai J. Eddy ’14 Nancy L. Edelstein ’48 + Kathleen B. Edery ’14 Hildegard Frey Edling ’78 + Linda Edmunds ’62 + Linda V. Schwab Edmundson Mrs. Margaret Edsall Andrea and Donald Edwards Christine Edwards Susan Edwards Sara F. Egan William Egelhoff + Susan Ehrlich Martin L. Eichman Zachariah Eichman Drs. Julia Eilenberg and Ron Goldman Eleanor Eisenberg Esq. ’61 + Evan and Freda C. Eisenberg Marcia R. Eisenberg Dr. David Eisenman and Julia Pistor

G. Michael Eisenstadt Mariana Elder + Michele Eldon Ohad Elhelo William Elkins Kit Kauders Ellenbogen ’52 + Drew Elliott Joan Elliott ’67 + Suzanne Ellis Benjamin Ellman ’13+ Anthony Elloway Jeanne Ellsworth + Ines Elskop and Christopher Scholz John Engel + Ms. Joanne Engle Drs. Karen Engst and James C. Matthews John Ennis + Joan and John Ensminger + Joseph Entin Wendeen Eolis Petra Epperlein and David Tucker Judith Epps Lauran P. Epstein ’88 Mr. Scott Epter and Prof. Mary Krembs Ms. Catharine Erhardt-Clohessy MAT ’07 Raymond Erickson Arthur and Janet Eschenlauer Ana C. Perez Escoto Mr. Benjamin Eskind ’10 Jeanette F. Estima ’98 James Etkin and Kim Larsen Jewel E. Evans ’18 Dr. Orianne and Roland Evans Barbara Ewert + Maya Eyler Diane Eynon Dr. Carole Fabricant ’65 + Alexandra C. Fabrizio ’14 Mr. Frank S. Falatyn Ms. Elizabeth A. Falcone ’12 Patricia Falk + Christopher T. Famighetti ’05 + Ms. Samara Fangman Connell Fanning + Pierrette T. Farber Sahar H. Fard Bart Farell and Dr. Diane Matza + Lisa G. Farley Vera A. Farrell Richard Farris Randall D. Fater Bill and Karen Faulkner Lawrence Faulkner, Esq. Mark Favus ’68 Linds Feder Marlene Feder Dr. Leonora K. Feeney ’57 + Ezra Feinberg ’99 Martin Feinberg Dr. Frances M. Feinerman ’62 Alan M. Feldbaum ’76 + George Feldman + Harriet Feldman and Lawrence Feldman Dr. and Mrs. Mark Feldman + Neil R. Feldman Robert A. Feldman Dr. Ron Feldman + Tracy S. Feldman ’95+ Marvin C. Fell ’77 and Caridad T. Fell + Mr. Alan R. Feller Julie Hamrah Johnson Fels ’92 Nancy R. Felson

Amy Feltman Jennifer Feng ’06 Chad Ferber Meridith Ferber Diana and Richard Ferguson Jennifer M. Ferguson ’89 Abigail L. Ferla ’11 + Rosemary Ferreira ’14 + Ms. Ray S. Ferrester Ms. Diane Fetkovich Martin R. Fetner Paul Feuerman Ward Feurt ’69 + Laura K. Field Pamela Fields and Andy Postal Myrna Figueiredo Rina Figueroa Heinz Filzer Stefan Findel Kevin Findlan Dr. Carole Fink ’60 + Lawrence M. and Rolene R. Fink + Emily ’04 and Joshua ’05 Finkel Francis Finlay and Olivia J. Fussell Lilja Toban Finzel ’69 + Tammy Firmbach Mr. and Mrs. Allen C. Fischer Richard and Catherine S. Fischer ’79 David Fisher Johanna Fisher + Linda Fisher Marcia Fisher Margaret Fisher Tally N. Fisher Lana and Ralph Fishkin + Heidi S. Fiske Linda Fite Eleanor Fitzgerald John J. Fitzpatrick Barbara (Grossman) Williams Flanagan ’60 + Lee-Anne Flandreau ’88 + Morgan Fletcher Jonathan Flombaum Kenneth W. Florance and Melissa L. Gainer Len Floren and Susan Regis and Tess Max Flores Mary Flower Dylan Flynn ’06 + Raimond Flynn Robert E. Flynn Robert Flynt + Christian C. and Heidi M. Fokine Lisa Folb ’93 + The Fopeano Family Alison M. Forbes ’04 Christina Forbes Henry Ford Erica J. ’11 and Joseph ’09 Forsyth + Edward Foss and Margaret Inderhees Elizabeth Foster John B. Foster Richard Foster Wendy Foulke Gerald G. Fox and Karen Williams Fox Gloria Fox Marc Fox Judith Fox-Miller and Allan Miller Deborah and Kevin Fraleigh Garett Fralix Ludmyla Franca-Lipke Dorothy T. and Richard W. France

Barbara Franco Coleen B. and Harold D. Frank + Peter M. Frank Bonnie Low Frankel ’69 Ms. Chelsea R. Frankel ’14 Gregg E. and Jean A. Frankel Elaine Frankle + Ann Klein Fraser ’79 Ms. Alicja Fratczak ’13 Ms. Cecily Frazier Keith A. Fredrickson ’00 and Margaret Frederickson + Mary Ann Free Joan and Richard Freedman Dr. Mark S. Freedman ’73 + Peter M. Freeman and Joann M. Zappa Jeffrey L. Freeze Stanley R. Freilich Hannelore Freire + Jana French Jay Freund + Neal M. Friedberg and Dorothy Friedberg Mr. Kenneth Frieden Ann Friedenheim ’81+ Carola P. Friedman Daniel Friedman ’66 + Edward Friedman and Arline Lederman + Jill Friedman Jillian Friedman C. Robert Friedman and Vernon Mosheim+ Renate L Friedrichsen Joseph Fries + Sara Frischer+ Grace Frith Daniel Frome Ms. Heidi Frost Jane Frydman Hal Fuchsman ’07 + Angel Fuentes Mark Fuerst and Lisa Reticker + Brian Fuhr Kenji Fujita + Katy Fulfer Donna J. and Robert Fulks + Emily Rutgers Fuller Jane Fuller Jennifer Funkhouser Karen Furey Chris and Tanis Furst Sarah A. Furstenberg Koji and Yoko Fusa Mr. and Mrs. Koji Fusa Philip Futterman Daniel and Nancy Gabbe David Gable Ann and Mirko Gabler Dr. Marilyn G. and Mark G. Gabriel + Solemia Gainza ’11 Leslie Gallagher Mark Gallay Ms. Femke Galle Glenn and Nancy S. Gamble + Sarah Gannett John Gannon Michael Gaouette Solomon E. Garber ’12 + Ruth Garbus ’59 + Elise L. Gardella MFA ’03 Julie P. Gardiner + Rita Ann Gardiner Jacqueline Michaels Gardner ’55 Matthew Garklavs ’07 +

+ Donor has given for three or more consecutive fiscal years


Andrew Garnett-Cook ’95 + Oren Garonzik ’09 Jane Heidgerd Garrick ’94 + Sarah Garrison + Madi E. Garvin ’17 + Mark J. Garvin and Diane A. Menio+ Mario Gatti and Laurie J. Roth Meg Gatza ’07 Connor Gaudet ’04 Emma Gaudio ’09 and Alex Gaudio ’10 + Jen Gaudioso ’95 + Peter Gay + Gayle Gayniin Drs. Michael and Susan Gaynon + Marie Gee + Adelia Geiger Carl H. Geisler ’64 and Sheila C. Geisler + Ann E. and Peter D. Geismar Bob Gelbach and Marjorie Leopold Julie Gelfand ’72 Mneesha I. Gellman ’03 and Joshua Dankoff Lois Genovese Lisa Gentile ’94 Timothy Gentles CCS ’16 Alice George Susan Gerace Mrs. Kathleen Gereda Mr. and Mrs. Rodrigo Gereda Karen Gernant Nancy and David Gernert Margaret A. Gerrity Leslie and Richard J. Gershon Martha Gershun Chris Getman Linda Giammarese Grayson F. Gibbs ’15+ Susan N. Gibbs + Grace C. Gibson ’84 + Susan Gies Marieta Gil Avery P. Gilbert and Zachary Bendiner Ellen Gilbert Maxine and Marvin Gilbert + Simon Gilhooley Barbara Gill Debra S. Gill Nigel Gillah Mr. John W. Gillespie III ’08 Suzanne Gillespie Elspeth Gilmore Marissa Kelley Bernstein Gimeno ’96 + Rebecca Ginsburg + Robert Ginsburg Christopher Given’10 + Amy D. Givens ’93 Xavier M. Givens Roger Givner Rick Gladstone Ellie and Andy Glass Bert and Esther Glassberg Jeffrey L. Glatzer + Jay L. Glazer ’07 Juliet P. Glazer ’12 Ms. Jill Gleim Alicia K. Glen Jeffrey E. Glen Jennifer A. Glynn ’00+ Mrs. Catherine Gnatek Gwenaelle Gobe ’99 Beka D. Goedde MFA ’12 Anastasia Gogol

John Bard Society members names are bolded



Matthias and Victoria H. Gohl + David Goland Elizabeth Golas Tristan D. Golas ’01 + Arthur and Merle Goldberg+ Cynthia Goldberg Daniela Goldberg Michel Goldberg Rebecca Goldberg ’09 + John Goldenberg Roslyn Goldfarb Howard Goldman and Patricia Goldman Ms. Jane L. Goldman Dr. Judith A. Goldman and James Sheldon Snodgrass Jack and Stacey Goldrosen Howard W. Goldson Fred Goldstein and Judith Hyatt Ken Goldstein Leon Goldstein Elizabeth Cornell Goldwitz ’89 and Robert L. Goldwitz ’75 + Marc Goloff and Susan Feiner Sandra Goloway Diana P. Gongora ’84 + Lara Gonzalez Barbara Mintzer Good and Howard A. Good ’73 + Diva Goodfriend-Koven Alice Goodman Mr. H. D. Goodman Mark Goodman Nancy B. Goodstein ’87 Frances Goodwin + Spencer S. Goot ’08 + Heidi Gordon Kenneth Gordon Stanley and Anne Gordon Albert M. Gorman P. Anthony Gorman Abby and Robert Gorzegno Anna Goss Carol Goss + Jacqueline S. Goss + Michael R. Goth ’69 + Maya L. Gottfried ’95 Nina Gottlieb William P. Gottlieb ’69 Claudia Gould Jonathan Gould John W. Goulet Pamela Governale Samuel Q. Grabowski-Clark Josephine Graf CCS ’16 Thomas W. Graham MD ’74+ Rev. Wm. and Kathryn Graham Joshua Gran Susanna Grannis + Burdette Gratton Ms. Suzanne Graves Josie P. Gray ’94 + Lee E. Gray ’50 Zbigniew Gredys Jaleel R. Green ’19 James Green + Jeffrey S. Green Molly L. Green + Samara Green ’18 Robert Greenbaum Jonathan Greenberg ’13 + Mr. Jonathan Greenblatt ’05 Adam N. Greene ’06 + Leon Greene ’98

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Supporters, cont. Ellen and Norton Greenfeld + Andrew Greenhouse Mr. Peter W. Greenleaf Zena Greenspan and Steven H. Step Peter W. Greenwald and Gail M. Newman Nan and David Greenwood Timothy Gregg Virginia Gregg Dr. Vartan Gregorian Alice Gregory ’09 + Michael A. Gregory ’08 Sophie McCarty Gregory Mr. Gregory G. Gresham and Ms. Francoise Vieux Brian P. Griffin Erika and Thomas Griffin + Sheryl Griffith + Katharine Griffiths Catherine A. Grillo ’82 Chris Grimm Gail C. Grisetti ’68 Bernard F. Grisez and Lisa W. Keller Merry C. Grissom ’94 Daphne Grosett-Ryan ’66 + Kim Grundy Gila Grunewald Mihai Grunfeld Marlena Grzaslewicz Veronique Guccione Chelsea Guerdat ’99 Lucy Jeannette Guerrino Thomas N. Guffin Linda Gui Sandra Guido Eileen Guilfoyle and David Moody Rosario Guiraldes CCS ’16 Mark Gulley Lawrence Gulotta Helen Gunter Miss Josepha S. Gutelius ’75 Daniel and Susan Gutkin + Susan F. Gutow ’63 + Ms. Sharon Guy ’81 Paul and Suzette Haas Elaine Habernig Audrey Hackel Kenrick Hackett Shannon K. Hackett Jonathan M. and Victoria D. Hadfield Michael Haggerty ’01 and Stephanie S. Rabins ’01+ Jessica Schwartz Hahn + Ms. Nancy Haimi-Cohen Katrina Hajagos ’97 Christina Hajagos-Clausen ’92 and Jakob Clausen ’92 + Pamela Haji Alzbeta Hajklova Anastasiya Halaburda Nathan Hale + Patricia Hale Bethany A. Halford ’97 + Candace Hall Mortimer and Penelope C. Hall Olivia S. Hall ’11 Susan Hall Tresa Hall and Betsy Pugh Franklin W. and Lisa A. Hallett Jr. Rise Hall-Noren ’73 + Jean Halloran Nancy Halpern Lois H. Halpert +

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Susan Hambleton William Hamel ’84 and Juliet D. Wolff + George F. Hamilton Naudain Hamilton Kathy W. Hammer and G. Arthur Seelbinder + Frederick Fisher Hammond + Linda Hammond Betsy Jordan Hand Dr. Sara M. Handy ’99 Nell Jane Hanks Burton J. Hanly ’16 Catherine Haran Peter and Sara Hardman Katharine Hardy ’07 and Robin Schmidt ’07 + Liberty Hardy Nikkya Marie Hargrove ’05 Yoichi Hariguchi Lee Haring Mr. Samuel J. Harmann ’19 Joseph Harney Michaela Harnick + James D. Harper + David A. Harris + Emily Harris ’14 Jeanette Joy Harris Katy Harris Lisa A. Harris MFA ’74 + Paul Harris Sue Harris Deirdre Harrison + Julie Harrison Stan Harrison + Dr. Rebecca L. Harris-Warrick ’70 + Deborah Harshbarger Abbey G. Hart ’09 Martha Hart ’05 + Phyllis Hart Alyson Harte Jacob Hartog ’12 Sue Hartshorn Tanessa S. Hartwig GSES ’95 + Drew Hartzell Wilhelmina A. Haruk Michael A. Harvey ’73 Robert and Karen Harvey E. Noel Harwerth and Seth Melhado Dr. William L. Harwood Victoria A. Haschke ’18 Dr. Ahmad Hashemi and Evalyn Seidman + Amy C. Hass ’72 + Darlene Hasselbring Lynn Hatashita-Jung ’84 Peter Hauser Elizabeth B. Haviland ’51 + Laura Hawkinson ’99 John Haworth + Barbara Hays ’51 Yun-Yi He Amy Hebard Bud Heckman Annah M. Heckman ’19 Elizabeth Heenan Audrey Heffernan ’84 Ms. Dianne Heffron Mark L. Hefter + Jane Fallon Heidcamp Phyllis Heiko Larry Heiman Amber J. Heinze ’94 + Sherri Heitner

Karen Helfrich Kimberly Heller Margot W. Heller Deborah and Dr. Jesse Hellman Ronald Hellman Beat Hellstern + Anne Hemenway Polly E. Heninger Michael P. Henley ’66 Christal Henner Reyna Henriquez Frank Henry Peter Herman ’73 Patricia Hernandez CCS ’16 Nan Herow Charles Hess and Heidi Levitt William Hess Michael K. Hettleman Mr. William Hetzer Katherine Heupel Juliet Heyer William Hibsher and Richard Orient Fayette Hickox ’73 Jennifer K. Hicks John H. Hicks Paul G. Higgins and Jill Welch + Hiromu Higuchi Bruce Hildenbrand Bette C. Hill C. Hill Jane M. Hill ’68 + Kurt T. Hill ’72 + Roger and Louise Hill Rollin Hill Samantha Hill Wendy Hill Carlien Hillebrink Dr. Christine A. Hillegass ’75 Jennifer S. Hillis ’90 and Mark Yahiro Jo Hills Peter Hilton Larry Hinnenkamp Christine Hinz Adam and Jessica Hirsch Frederick A. Hirsch Susan Hirsch Jack Hirschfeld ’59 + Bonnie Hirschhorn David I. Hirsh Bonnie and Petr Hlinomaz + Gisela Hobman Brandon Hobson Roy Hochberg Bill Hochhausen Gail Hochman Nancy and Richard A. Hodder + Dr. Traci G. Hodes and Jack Hodes Kenneth P. Hodges Bob Hodgkins and Polly Hodgkins Dr. John and Shelagh Hodson + Emily Hoechst Kathleen Hoekstra Mr. Paul Hoertz Mary Burns Hoff ’73 Anne G. Hoffman + Betsy J. Hoffman Deborah Hoffman Eric Hoffman ’81 Michelle D. Hoffman Miller Hoffman Stephen J. Hoffman Michael K. Hofmann VAP ’15 Thomas Hofmann

Kimberly Hogg + Lisbet Samdahl Hoiden Jeanne Stibman Holden ’77 + Susan Holland + Charles F. Hollander ’65 + Peter Holleran Ms. Suzanne Hollmann ’00 Frances E. Hollowell Maren A. Holmen ’00 + Wayne R. Holmen Peter Holmes and Judith N. Long Stephen Jon Holowid Patty Holtzman Michael Holzhueter Alex Holznienkemper Jack Homer Mrs. Heath Honeycutt Michael Honigberg ’71 Eric Hood Laima S. Hood and John Hood Jim Hoon Mrs. Constance M. Hope ’68 Maggie Hopp ’67 + Kim Hopper + Bill Horan Mitch Horn Mark Horowitz and Monica Wyatt Paul J. Horowitz and Ruth Jaffe Cathrin Hoskinson Tanya P. and Thomas L. Hotalen + John Hottum Mark D. Houle James G. Houston Heather and Richard Houstoun Mr. Adam Howard ’04 Christine and David Howe Sondra Howell Cary Howie ’97 + Elizabeth Howland Carlyle G. Hoyt ’85 Roman Hrab and Jennifer Murray + Dr. Maung S. Htoo Scott Huang Helena Huang Belinda Hughes Evan Hughes Ingrid Blaufarb Hughes Mary-Beth Hughes Patti Hughes + Frank R. Hugus Alice C. Huige ’62 Maureen Hull ’86 Michael J. Hunt Samantha Hunt Stacy Hunter Miriam Huppert ’13 + Donald ’65 and Elizabeth Hurowitz+ Toby Huss Robert Hutcheon Thomas Hutcheon Betty L. Hutcheson MFA ’98 Hanno Huth Ms. Charlotte Hwang Elaine Marcotte Hyams ’69 and Paul R. Hyams Rachel E. Hyman-Rouse Justin John Ibrahim Mariane Ibrahim Dr. Malcolm G. Idelson + Joy F. Idowu ’99 + IJS ’93 Catherine A. Imbriglio + David Inchausti

Camelia C. Isaic ’99 + Lucy and Paul Isaki Zachary B. Israel ’12 + Salih Israil ’09 Mr. Alfred Ivry Morimi and Midori Iwama + Professor John E. Jackson Margaret Jacobs Neil Jacobs Rita D. Jacobs Al Jacobsen Anita R. Jacobson Josiah Jacobus-Parker ’10 + Carlos and Gretchen Jacott Emmaline G. Jacott Hannah Jaegers + Sagar Jain Hon. Debra A. James Jackie M. James Lena P. James ’13 Phillip James Ms. Sahara K. James ’13 Vivien James ’75 and Michael Shapiro ’75 + Adam Janos ’06 + Xanthe A. Jansen ’94 Per Jebsen Ms. Margaret T. Jebsen Reid Jecmen Martin Jeiven Leigh K. Jenco ’99 Mary L. Jenkins Jill Jensen + Robert A. Jensen ’68 + Alexander Jenseth ’12 John C. Jernigan Leslie and Stephen Jerome Rachel Jewelewicz-Nelson Ms. Arianna R. Jimenez ’97 Ms. Michaelle Jimenez-Dolne ’03 Mark and Tato Joelson William K. Johannes ’70 + Nikhil John ’04 Adriana L. Johnson ’12 Donna F. Johnson + Harry Johnson ’17 Ms. Katherine Johnson Laura Johnson and Paul F. Salerni Miani Johnson + Rebeccah Johnson ’03 + Sarah Johnson Todd L. Johnson ’88 Ms. Jane Johnston Cammie Jones Laura A. Jones ’87 Matthew Jones Melissa B. and Dr. Vance M. Jones Nicholas Jones ’01 Sarah Jones Stephen Jones and Paola Pistello-Jones Thomas Jones Roberta Josephson Toni Josey ’02 and Allen Josey + Susan Joslin ’74 Ellen Jouret-Epstein Robert D. Judd ’68 + Profs. Craig and Brooke Jude John H. Juhl ’72 + Jeff Jurgens + Douglas C. Kabat ’68+ Karen Kaczmar + Mehreen Kadri ’97 Ann H. Kahan

Arnold Kahgan Silvia Kahler Daniel Kahn and Anita Merk + Irina Kalinka ’12 + Diandra Kalish ’13 + Vanessa Kallback ’03 Dr. Henry and Lily Kamenecka Melinda and Peter Kaminsky Robert Kampf + Meredith Kane Patty L. and Robert F. Kane + Donald Kanouse, III ’16 + Kimberly Kantra Loan-Anh Kao Eben I. Kaplan ’03 + Vera Kaplan Caitlin ’03 and Kale ’99 Kaposhilin Mercedes Karabec Susan Karayannides + Mustafa Erdal Karayazgan Laurence Kardish Joern Karhausen Martin E. Karlinsky George Karnezis Profs. Daniel Karpowitz and Laura Kunreuther Elizabeth and Ray Kasevich Dr. M. Phillip Kasofsky Burton R. Kassell + Linda Kastan Ms. Sarah Kasten ’04 Jason and Kathleen Katims Beth Katleman Vanessa Katon ’09 Alan Katz Bobbi Katz + Elliot Katz + Jeffrey and Mary Katz + Linda Katz Liza Katz ’11 Mary Katz Meredith Katz David J. Katzenstein Betsey Katz-Oden Ken Kauffman Elizabeth Kauffman-Liroff ’87 and Robert S. Liroff ’88 Sandra Kaufman Robert E. Kaus Gayle Kavanagh Carole Kaye Michael Kaye and Andrea Loukin + Adam Kearney Thomas Keehn + Ms. Patricia L. Keeton Rault Kehlor Robert L. Kehoe, III Laurie L. Kelleher ’95 Jane M. Keller Irene Kellogg Kathy Kellogg + David Kelly John and Mary Kelly + Lynn M. Kelly Michael J. Kelly IV ’17 Tara Kelly Ms. Mira E. Kelsey ’98 Arthur and Elaine Kelton + Andrew D. Kemp ’08 Dan and Susan Kemp+ Katharina Kempf Anne Kennedy and Peter Nadin Clayton Kennedy ’05

+ Donor has given for three or more consecutive fiscal years


Nancy Kennedy Thomas Kennedy Alice Kenny Debbie Kenyon and Peter Hess Anton Kern Hans Kern ’14 Richard Kessler David and Janet E. Kettler + Hnin Oo Khine and Thuyein Maung Maung Bridget Kibbey Alison Kidd ’14 + Noelani N. Kidder Christina Kiel Kadi Kiiss ’69 + Arthur Kilongo ’20 + Prof. Kijong Kim Seon-Wook Kim Joan A. Kimball + Donald and Gay Kimelman Kari L. Kinder Benjamin T. King ’03 + Cheryl King Emily King and William D. Michie + Gary A. King Jean G. King Mr. and Mrs. John King Joseph King Mallory L. King ’85 + Mark King and Sara Zaslow Rebecca L. King Lisa S. King-Smith and Bernard King-Smith Andrea Kenner Kinnard ’79 and Jeffrey B. Kinnard ’79 Dr. Kay Kinoshita Richard E. Kipling + Noah Kippley-Ogman Tommy Kirchmeier ’98 + Clayton C. Kirking Pamela Fairbanks Kirkpatrick ’71 + Cary Kittner ’79 Erik Kiviat ’76 Christopher Klabes + Marianne Klamer Zina Klapper ’73 and Douglas Zwick ’75 + Jean Klasovsky ’04 Katherine Maartens Klauber ’74 and Richard A. Klauber ’72 Tom Klebba James Klein ’67 Peter Taylor Klein Will Klein ’12 Benjamin Kleinbaum ’09 + Gabrielle Kleinmann Ms. Emma L. Klement ’19 Meghan A. Kling ’03 Ulrike Klopfer Kevin Klose and Deborah Ashford Frederick Klunder Alice E. Knapp ’82 + Cliff Knighten Peter Knoblock Linnea Knollmueller ’96 Mrs. Jacqueline Knox Jon W. Knudsen Gerold Koch Stephen Koch Michael Kodransky Linda Koenigsberg Harvey Koeppel Danny and Seena Kohl

John Bard Society members names are bolded



Jerome H. Kohn + Christopher Kolda + John Kollar Milton Kondilis ’04 Patricia Q. Konopka ’68 + Douglas A. Koop and Constance Rudd + James Koopman + Eric Kooyman and Cecily Lang Dana A. Kopel CCS ’16 Sandra A. Kopell and Eric W. Kuhn + Melvin and Judy Kopilnick Elinor Kopmar ’52 + Jane Korn Mary Jane Kornacki and Jack Silversin Cathy R. Kornblith Polly Kornblith and Mike Newman Anne Kornhauser + Christopher Korody Richard Kortright and Claudia Rosti + Dr. Francis J. Koschier ’72 Gertrude K. Koser Robert L. B. Koster Neil A. Kotey ’91 + Paul Kottman Susan Kotulak Robert Kovach Stephen Kovalcik ’13 Samuel Kraft ’06 Hayley S. Kramer CCS ’17 Ian Krantz Jonah B. Kraus ’95 Kim G. Krause MFA ’94 Ted Krawczyk + Arlene Krebs ’67 + William Kreindler Shirley J. Krembs Benjamin Krevolin Jay L. Kriegel and Kathryn McAuliffe + Mary Ann Krisa Jan Krogh Maria Kronfeld Roger Kropf Elizabeth P. Krueger-Chandler + Lauren Krupp Ioana Kruse ’99 Oksana R. Krushelnycky Harriet G. and Robert W. Kruszyna+ Ms. Nanci Kryzak Eugene D. Kublanovsky ’98 Joachim Kubler + Stephanie and Dr. Gerald M. Kufner Drs. Regina Kuliawat and Frank Sun Peter Kuniholm Steven and Judith Kunreither Carin Kuoni Peter A. Kuper and Betty H. Russell + Margaret Kuras Mrs. Nilda Kuriloff Mara Kurka + Lori Kurlander Daniel S. Kurnit ’94 + Ronald Kutz Jennifer L. LaBelle ’92 and Ross Shain ’91 + Alan Labouseur Abigail J. Labrecque ’16 + La Cabanita David Lackey W. Benjamin Lackey ’91 + Fred Laffan Susan LaFleur Christopher LaFratta and Amanda LaFratta

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Supporters, cont. Louis Lagatta and Britt Westberg Lagatta Frank Lahorgue + Joy Lai ’03 + Connor Henri Laity Robert Lake Gara LaMarche and Lisa Mueller + Andrew W. Lambert Eva M. Lammers + Alice Lanckton and Van C. Lanckton Lisa A. and Philip A. Landa Emily V. Landau ’07 Tia J. Landau ’84 + Andrea Landes Lisa Aldin Landley ’76 + Sara and Stephen Landon + Tess Landon ’10 + Jacqueline T. Landsberg Heather Lane Gerry Lang Joann Rosenberger Lang ’48 Patricia Langan and George Peck + Mr. Matthew Langan-Peck ’10 Barbara Lange Martin Langfield Mr. Thomas G. Lannon ’00 Shirley Lans Steven and Deborah Lanser+ Connie Laport + Susan Laporte Kimberly M. Larie ’12 Allyson Larkin Sanfred Larson Torrie and Douglas Larson Antonia Anna Laruccia Adrienne S. Larys ’67 + Vincent La Scala David Lasker+ Amee LaTour Gilda Lavalle Sylvia Joan Lavietes Debra Lawless Katherine S. Lawrence ’04 + Ralph B. Lawrence Anne Lawson ’07 Carol ’65 and Spencer I. ’64 Layman Jonathan Leader Arthur Leaderman Eugene L. Lebwohl ’74 + Drs. Paolo Lecchi and Dr. Alessandra C. Rovescalli Erin LeCours Robert Leddy Beth Ledy + Alexandra Lee and Adam Lobel Alfred Lee Benjamin C. Lee Camilla F. Lee Cynthia H. Lee Debra A. Lee Gabrielle Lee Janet Lee Mary Ann Lee Maurice Dupont Lee + Shawna Lee Sung Lee Sunhwa Lee and Cheolwon Ryu Wynn Lee Carol Leech and Deborah Reed Amanda ’99 and Max ’02 Lefer Monique Leggs-Gaynor and David E. Gaynor Jr. + Christine LeGoff ’86 Rhonda and Ronald Lehrer

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Carole M. Leichtung ’59 Warren Leijssius ’04 Suzanne F. W. Lemakis Dr. Robert S. Lemon Jr. ’61 + Katherine M. Lenahan Sean Leo ’14 E. Deane and Judith S. Leonard + Rebecca Leopold MFA ’05 The Leppo Family Alexander Lerner Miriam A. Lerner + Mark Lesser Richard J. Leung MD + Pasquale Leuzzi Daniel A. Lev + Peter J. and Susan B. LeVangia Katherine Levecchi Jeff and Joan Levenson Dr. Robert G. Levenson ’67 + JP Leventhal Aileen Leventon Robert B. Levers ’78 + David H. Levey Elinor Wallach Levin ’54* + Marilyn Levin and Robert Levin Mr. and Mrs. Michael Levin Amala and Eric Levine + David E. Levine Eric Levine Harry Levine Iris Levine Oliver Henry Levine, IV Sonja Levine Susan Levine Daphna Levit + Sylvia Levitan Arthur Levy Brieze S. Levy ’12 David Levy Iris Levy ’76 + Mary Lou Lewcun Phillip Lewellen Brent M. Lewis ’09 + David L. Lewis + Emigdalia and Shawn Lewis Emma Lewis Richard A. Lewis ’58 + Richard C. Lewit ’84 and Alison J. Guss Daniela Lewy William L’Hommedieu Feng Li + Ida Li ’09 Nicole M. Licata ’97 Eric Lichtenfeld Tsiona Lida Dr. Ernest and Erika Lieber + Mark Liebergall Hugh and Karen Liebert Maureen H. Liebler ’68 Joyce F. Liebman Laura Liebman + Michael and Joyce Liebman + Ellen D. Liebowitz Jay Lief Michele Liendecker ’90 Lars Lih Jane and Daniel Lindau Marilyn Salkin Lindenbaum ’69 + Karl-Walter and Lee Lindenlaub + Vicki E. Lindner ’66 + Benjamin Lindy Rae Linefsky John P. Linton +

Wendy A. Lipp Susan A. ’73 and William S. ’72 Lippman Jr. Ellen Lippmann Leon Lipson Anne Roberts Lister ’91 Scott W. Lithgow ’80 Michael and Susan Litman + Barbara and Raymond Litra Nancy Staub Little David Liu and Carley Roney Xiaohong Liu Isabel Livingston Wendy and John Livingston + Cristina Ljungberg Rita Lobo Marianne Lockwood and David Bury Eric A. Logan Arlene D. London + Ken Longert Martha S. Longley Jonathan Lonner and Lauren Young Ivy Loo Hilary F. Lopez ’94 Linda Lopez The Lopez Family Susan Lorence Rachel Loshak Pamela S. Lovinger + Steven Lovizio + Jessica Lowe Rev. William C. B. Lowe ’66 + Koren C. Lowenthal and Larry Lowenthal + Paul Lowrey Jacqueline A. Lowry ’73 + Dr. Douglas Lowy and Beverly Mock + Marcy Lowy Abigail R. Loyd ’99 and Owen M. Moldow ’00 + Wallace A. Loza ’63 + Ursula Ludz + L. H. Lumey and Lourdes Wan Elizabeth C. ’68 and Martin M. ’69 Lundberg + Jennifer M. Lupo ’88 + Kay Lustberg-Goldbeck Peter T. Lustig Karla and Arthur Lutz + Ellen Luyten The Luzzi-Baillie Family Wunna Lwin Bill Lychack Philip Lyford ’69 + Andrew Lyman-Clarke ’05 + Nina Lynch Sheila A. Lynch Michael Lynn Richard Lynn Estate of Mari Lyons ’57 Youruo Ma ’17 Vicki Mabrey Neil Macdonald Darren Mack ’13 + Joan Mack and Stuart Rothkopf John P. MacKenzie + Adam MacLean ’04 Cynthia P. MacLeod ’78 Dr. Jennifer H. Madans ’73 + Marie Madero Edward Madory Maya Madzharova ’08 + Sharon Mahar and Robert Mahar

Neil Maher Terrence Mahon Neil B. Mahoney Aimee Majoros ’94 Daniel Maki + Robert Malcolm ’63 + Sara G. Maliha Mrs. Jennifer Malinowski Lynn A. Maliszewski CCS ’17 Fran Mallery + Gayatri and Tony Malmed + Leslie E. Maltese-McGill and James F. McGill Elliot Mamet Mrs. May Mamiya Deirdre Dugan Mammen Mr. David L. Mamukelashvili ’17 Stephen Mancini Mrs. Lisa Manne Sara Mannheimer ’03 + Anya Manning and Elie Lehmann Daniel S. Manning + Kirsten Manning Barbara Mansell Susan Manuel Marilyn Marbrook + Rob Marchesani Minka Marcom-Rehwald ’06 Leonard S. Marcus Todd D. Marcus ’94 Harvey Marek + Ms. Orit Gat Marillo CCS ’11 Marilyn J. Marinaccio Jason Mark Mrs. Linda H. Markowitz ’77 Sarah Marks Gabriel A. Marks-Mulcahy MBA ’05 Michael ’03 and Sara K. ’02 Marlin Donald A. Marsden Kathleen Marsh ’86 + Alexandra R. Marshall Phyllis Marsteller + Rodrigue Marthone Jr. Charlotte G. Martin + Tracy Martin Joseph V. and Regina Maruca Christine Marusek Tony Marzani ’68 + Anthony J. Marziani William Mascioli Lynne Maser + Fulvia M. Masi Christine I. Mason Peri Mason Mr. and Mrs. Hassan Masood Barbara and Tom Mathieson Annette Mathieu Hunter R. Mathis ’19 Kevin Matson+ Hedy Y. Matteson Randy and Helen Matthews George E. and Lucy F. Mattingly Mardi J. Mauney Peter C. Mauney MFA ’00 Doug Maxwell Katherine Maxwell Salley May Angelika B. Mayer ’54 + Irma Yvonne Mayer Julia Mayer ’07 Carolyn A. Mayo ’88 Mr. John Mayo Toufie Mazzawy

Sheila Mbapou Dennis McCarthy Emily McCarthy MSEP ’15 Paul W. McCarthy ’74 + Dr. Lea McChesny ’76 + Noah McClain Paul McClaughlin + Ms. Mary McClellan Catherine McCollum Julianna McCormack Ken McCormick Bruce J. McCuen Mrs. Frances McDermott Robert McDermott Robert J. McDermott Alison McDonald Lois S. McDonald Mark A. McDonald Mary E. McDonald Maria Allen McDonnell and James McDonnell Catherine McDowell ’84 Nion McEvoy ’12 + Mr. and Mrs. William McGinnis Michael P. McGrail Kimberley McGrath Travis M. McGrath ’11 + Arthur H. McGuire + Mark McGuire + Eugene R. McHugh CCS ’09 Andrew R. McIntosh ’97 Gerald McIntyre Mark McIntyre Robert McKay Andrew G. McKee Jean Marie McKee Robert McKersie James McLafferty + Anna Bell McLanahan ’92 + Don and Evelyn McLean Gregory McLean II ’10 Anna J. McLellan ’83 Virginia S. McMillen + John McNally + Catherine McNary David McNary Melissa McNeese Lorraine C. McNulty-Strassler Laura McPhee Marci McPhee Donald C. Mead Jon Meador Deanna Meadowcroft Carolyn Mebert and Arnie Taylor + John Melick + Linda Mellgren and John Payne Delia C. Mellis ’86 + Daniel Melody Evan R. Meltzer + Harold Meltzer Julia Meltzer Dr. Naomi Mendelsohn + Angela Mendez William N. Menefee Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Menken Lara Merling LEVY ’14 + Angelo and Christine Merola + Cathy Merritt Ryan Mesina ’06 Cameron Mesirow Trevor G. Messersmith ’94 + Lisa Metcalfe Amy Metroka

Anton Metzger Andrea Meyer Carlin Meyer Dan Meyer Melanie A. Meyer ’02 + William and Gale Meyer Mark Meyerhoff Ryn Miake-Lye Emily Michael Roderick D. Michael ’80 Carrie and Benjamin Michaelis Rikki Michels Claire Elizabeth Michie ’02 and Benjamin Sternthal + Sarah W. Middeleer Laura P. Midgley and Ed Midgley Joanna Migdal Warren R. Mikulka + Mary J. Miley Lew A. Millenbach ’64 Ann and Gary Miller Christopher Miller and Christopher Rivers Daniel Miller Elizabeth Miller Jacqueline and Ted Miller Jane P. Miller and Steven H. Miller ’70 + Jeff Miller Kimberly K. Miller ’91 + Kyle Miller Lowell Miller Morgan E. Miller ’95 + Nancy J. Miller Steven Miller Susan and Stephen Miller + Kathryn W. Miller-Milford Robert Milligan Jr. + Ms. Deborah Milligan ’72 Janet C. Mills + Bruce J. Milner Antonino Minaudo Stephen Minter Deborah Mintz + Maryam Mir Alyssha and Paul Miro Judith Miscik Michelle L Misner Carolyn Mitchell Liam Mitchell Aniruddha Mitra Carolyn Mix Mary Mobley Maria Mocerino Mr. Cameron M. Modrich Karen E. Moeller and Charles H. Talleur + Kay Moffett and Neil Parker Judith Moldover Marilyn Moller Sheila M. Moloney ’84 BGC ’17 and Prof. John Pruitt* Nancy Molzon Francis Mondimore Tanya Monforte Gregory Monfries Katherine K. Montague + Kenneth Monteiro Carol Monteleoni + Frosty Montgomery Timothy Moody ’07 + Barry G. and Whitney M. Moore + Beverly J. Moore + Kimberly and Stephen A. Moore + Coralie E. Moorhead ’72 +

+ Donor has given for three or more consecutive fiscal years


Marcos A. Morales ’90 + Ms. Beth M. Moran ’93 Martha Moran and George Meyer Michael J. Moran Raymond M. Moran David C. Morar David W. Morgan + Gary E. Morgan Kenneth Morgan + Patrick Moriarty Jorge Morillo Grayson Morley ’13 + Ann Morris Karen L. and Roland Morris Zoe L. Morris ’09 + Anne M. Morris-Stockton ’68 + Ann Lawrance Morse Zia Affronti Morter ’12 + Andrea and Martin Mosbacher + Martin Mosbacher + Diana J. Moser ’85 + Roy Moses + Mark Moskowitz and Lyn Weinberg + Gina Moss ’78 + Roger Moss Stephen Most and Claire Schoen Karla Moyer Camilla Mozo Alfred and Istar Mudge Craig W. Mudge ’72 Theresa J. Mudry Alison Muff Carolyn Mufson + Caroline Muir ’74 Ann E. Mullen Laura J. Muller ’90+ Mari Mulshenock Julia ’97 and Ngonidzashe Munemo ’00 + Louis Munroe ’03 Supriya Munshaw ’04 Kenta Murakami Alfreda Murck Ann Murphy John D. Murphy + Linda Murphy ’88 + Paul Murphy David Murray Michael Murray Patrick Murtagh ’07 + Frank Myers + Joanne Myers Richard Myers Joyce Mykoniatis Margaret Nadramia Charlie Naef ’53 + Dalia Nagel John Nagler Rachel K. Nalecz ’18 Virginia Nalencz Tatsuji Namba Dr. David Nardacci Amanda Naseem ’09 Mabel Nash-Greenberg ’10 Dr. and Mrs. Martin L. Nass Theresa Natalicchio Sonia W. Nath + Thomas J. Nau and Janet L. Pedersen Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Navias Thomas Neely + Ms. Sarah J. Neilson ’94 Jenny K. and Theodore R. Nelson Kobi Nelson

John Bard Society members names are bolded



Katelyn Nemeth ’11 Lenore Nemeth + Jessica Neptune ’02 Martha Nesbitt and Michael Nesbitt Jeffrey Nesin Suzanne Neusner Anna Neverova ’07 + Carole Neville Charlene O. Newburg ’49 Lynn Newman-Saunders Nguyen K. Nguyen ’04 Andrew J. Nicholson ’94 + Anique Nicholson Noel E. Nickle Robert Niederman Dr. and Mrs. Michael L. Nieland Sigrun S. Nielsen ’18 Amy Nightingale ’06 Carol Niles and Phillip Niles Sarah Ann Nisenson ’62 Linda and Tod O. Nixon Kimberly Nobel Susan and Dan Nobel Bethany Nohlgren Michael and Rebecca Nolan+ Tom Nolan ’84 + Eric Norberg Lorraine Williams Norby Brian Normoyle Dr. Brianna Norton ’00 Dr. Kerri-Ann Norton ’04 + Camille M. Norvell Abby Notterman Jennifer Novik ’98 + Mindy Nowik Keith Nuss Gail R. Nussbaum Donna Nussinow-Burns ’79 Corrine Nyquist Harvey J. Nystrom Susan Oberman + M. Anne O’Connell Maria O’Donovan Kimberly A. O’Flaherty ’89 Margaux Ogden ’05 Valerie Herzog Ogull Keith O’Hara and Mary E. O’Hara Marya Oja Ruth Oja Fanny Ok Douglas Okerson and William Williams Stephen Olderman Sharon Oldham ’94 Stephen Olenik Pace Oletsky Maureen and Mohammad Olfati Jacqueline Oliva Gilberto Oliveros John Oller Sandra M. Olliges Andrea Olsen Thelma Olsen+ Richard P. Olson and Kris H. Sahonchik Sonja L. Olson ’98 + Susan Olson Par and Jennifer Olsson Elizabeth Mari O’Malley Brian O’Neil Elizabeth O’Neil Jerome O’Neill + Rosalee McCabe O’Neill + Maria Angeles Onis-Nazaire Njideka Onuekwusi

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Supporters, cont. Michael Orbach Steven A. Orenstein Michelle Ores Thomas Orlando + Brice D. Ormesher ’12 + Kate Orne Terence O’Rourke ’99 Murdisia Orr Moraima Ortiz ’14, MAT ’15+ E. Scott Osborne + Jane O’Shaughnessy Amitis Oskoui Jonathan Osofsky ’08 Marc Osterweil Thomas Ostrofsky Bode Osunsanmi Suzanne and Theodore Otis+ Suzanne Ouellette Judith Oulund Charles and Susan Oviatt + Dr. Pinchas Ovide Wendy L. Owen Anthony Pabon Bob Pacenza Guadalupe Pacheco and Linda Hanten Dr. Louis Packer and Ellen R. Varosi + Maxine A. Paetro Tricia Paffendorf Dwight Paine Jr. ’68 + Roy Paisley Philip F. Palmedo Liza Jane Shippey Palmer ’99 Sky Pape and Alan C. Houghton + Karyn L. and Mark C. Pappas Francis Paraday + Mr. and Mrs. Michael Parides R. Vincent Park Robert Parke+ Amelia Monson Parker ’16 Carole L. Parker + Ellen Parker ’71 Ahndraya D. Parlato ’02 + Denny Partridge + Emily M. Pascual ’14 Elizabeth Pasquale Mike and Emily Passino Lisa B. Paterson ’84 Gary S. Patrik+ Rosemarie Patterson Dana Patton Gary A. Patton + Lucy H. Patton and David C. Petty + Per Paulsson Andrew Pavelchek + Jason ’99 and Brandy Pavlich Alla Pavlov Andrew Ross Payton ’05 + Gerry Gomez Pearlberg ’83 + William C. Peirce ’80 George A. Pelletier Jr. ’92 + Susan Pelosi Ian D. Pelse ’14 Dr. David Penberg ’77 Joseph L. Pennacchio Seth Peoples Lisle Pepe Amanda and Chris Peppe Jeffrey C. Pereira ’13 Angela Perez Carmen Perez George Perez ’08 Luis R. Perez Ariana Perez-Castells ’15

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Kate Perkins Susan Perkins George and Shirley Perle Hasha Musha Perman + Diana and Walter Perog Steven Perog+ Catherine Perrier Mrs. Susan Shaftan Perrin Chas Perry Dr. David G. Perry ’67 + Donna Perry Stephen Perry ’06 + Roger Persell Melissa J. Petrak + Joseph L. Petrucelli ’10 Edmund F. and Jane M. Petty Charlotte Pfeffer Abby M. Pfeiffer ’12 Patricia Pforte ’08 + Claire Phelan ’11 and Gary Price Jean P. Phifer Emily Philip ’09 + Emily Phillips John Phillips Sarah Phillips and John Mathews + Gabriela Philo ’15 + Paula C. Phipps ’59 Adrianne E. Pierce Barbara H. Pierce Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pierce Sybil E. Pierot ’50 Maria Ingeborg Suttner Piet Catherine Pietrow Denise and Yannis Pihas Karl Piirimae Stacey P. Pilson ’91 Thea Piltzecker ’11 Max Pine and Lois Mander Humberto Moro Pinedo Markus B. Pinney ’78 Maggie Piper Lucas Pipes ’08 and Sarah Elizabeth Coe Paden ’09 + Celina R. Pipman and Sergio A. Spodek + Denise T. Pitcher Chip Pitfield Shane Pitkin Karen Plafker Guillaume Plaisance Michele A. Platt Linda Plattus Susan R. Playfair ’62 + Eric Pliner Tamara Plummer ’02 + Mayda and Dr. Ronald Podell + David Podolsky Joseph Pogacar ’08 Walter Pokowitz Ms. Carol A. Poliak ’72 Peter Pollock + Silvia Poloto Alan Poritzky Marcy ’79 and Scott L. ’79 Porter Jr. Stephen Portman ’56 + Prudence Posner Barbara Post + Christopher Post Nora Post + Jon Lawrence Postyn Luke Potoski ’97 Jessica Potter James G. Poulos ’89 Amy Poux

Michael and Reita Powell Bradley Powles ’07 David Pozorski and Anna Romanski + John W. Pratt Frances Prelli Iris S. and Michael I. Present + Rhea E. Pretsell + Jenny Prewo-Harbord David Miles Price Susan Price Tracy J. Priest ’00 Sabina Pringle Michael Privitera + Robert Proctor Dr. Tatiana M. Prowell ’94 Alex and Sarah B. Prud’homme + Leo Pryma Christopher J. Pryslopski ’97 Martha Purdy Lillian Pyne-Corbin + Jiyan Qiao Lisa Quaine John H. Quaintance David Quigley Joseph D. Quinn II ’74 Thomas J. Quinn + Sarah T. Rabbino Barbara W. Rabin Joy Rabinowitsch-Veron ’95 Anna Rabinowitz and Martin J. Rabinowitz Franck Raharinosy Reazur Rahman ’04 + Jesse Raiford Raman Ramakrishnan Shyam Ramji Lucie Rancourt Elizabeth Randolf Joe Rapport Michael Rashotte Betty Rauch Bruce and Suzanne Rauffenbart Kurt Rausch Arthur Ravander Yael Ravin and Dr. Howard E. Sachar ’68 + Katherine O. Ray ’03 Susan Ray + Reginald Raye ’10 + Jennifer L. Reck ’94 + John Rediske Deborah Reed Rosalind Reed Sarah B. and Thomas A. Reed Miriam Reeder + Richard Eldred Reese Jennifer T. Reeves ’93 and William Wu Heather Reid Lance Reiley Nicholas M. Reilingh Kathryn Reilly and James Reilly Barbara Reiner Zoe E. Reinsch ’06 Kenneth M. ’66 and Joan E. Reiss + Barbara Reissman George Ren Richard Renner Sandra Renner Mr. and Mrs. Warren S. Replansky Barbara Restaino Eric Rewilak Anna Reyd David Rhoads

Nicole Rhodes ’07 and John O. Weinert ’07 Jeffrey Rhyne ’95 Steven B. Richards ’72 Camille Richardson Lisa Richardson Suzanne R. Richardson ’05 Debra and Peter Richman Pamela S. and William L. Richter + Gabriella Riddle Catherine K. Reissman + Ullrich Rietschel R. Riggs ’08 + Christopher J. Riley ’93 + Margarita Rincon Roland Riopelle Ilkka Ritola Alicia M. Ritson CCS ’12 Timothy and Valerie Wallace ’75 Rittenhouse + Ann and Thomas Robb Eleanor Robb ’16 Russell Robbins Camilla Roberts Neil Roberts Stephen Roberts Elizabeth Robinson ’85 + Lilian I. Robinson ’98 + Ms. Lyle Robinson Lynn Robinson Christopher S. Roblee ’72 Ellen Rocco and Tom Rocco Paul R. and Suzanne M. Rockwood Doris Roder + Prof. Halsey Rodman Jose Rodriguez ’11 Steve Rodriguez Frederick W. Roe and Susan Roe Ringo Roesner Prof. Susan F. Rogers+ Will Rogers ’70 Christian Rogowski + Karla V. Rojas Mike Rolland Adam Rom ’03 + Joyce Romano ’85 + James Romm and Tanya Marcuse Jennifer J. Ronald ’05 Lester Ronick Oren Root + Nailah and Odin Roque + Sheila Rorke Katie Rosa Eileen Rose Jacqueline Rose Naomi Rose Dr. Robert M. Rose ’57 Mr. Geoffrey L. Roseman ’70 Allegra M. Rosenbaum ’13 Hugh Rosenbaum Mary Helene P. Rosenbaum ’66 + Judith Rosenberg Rina Rosenberg Martin Jay Rosenblum + Ann Rosenthal Evelyn and David Rosenthal+ Helen Rosenthal Irwin H. Rosenthal Dr. Joel H. and Patricia Rosenthal + Jo Rosenthal Larry Rosenthal Roger Rosenthal ’80 Sarah M. Rosenthal ’12

Theodore Rosenthal Victoria Rosenwald + Nina Ross Michael D. Rosse ’55 Gail Rosselot Katheryn Ross-Winnie ’02 Mehrenegar Rostami Heinz D. Roth and Robin T. Roth Joan W. Roth Patricia A. Rothbardt Meyer and Naomi A. Rothberg Sarah Rothberg Dr. Naomi Fox Rothfield ’50 and Dr. Lawrence I. Rothfield Scott Rothkopf Robert Rothschild Dr. Teal K. Rothschild ’91 Amy Rothstein and Peter Salerno + Karla Rothstein Penelope Rowlands ’73 + Arthur Rubin Barbara Lee Rubin Irwin B. Rubin Jane Rubin Margaret Rubin Noah B. Rubinstein ’89 Louisa Ruby Sean Rucewica ’14 Grisha Rudensky ’13 Kara M. Rudnick ’99 + Diana Ruggiero ’16 Lynn Ruggiero + Nicholas Laurence Rugoff Jeremy Ruman Dina L. Runcie Anthony and Lydia Ruocco John Ruskay and Robin Bernstein Jay C. and Rosanna S. Russell + Lia C. Russell + Mary Russo Phillip A. Russo Philip Russotti Esq. + Charles T. Ryan Susan Ryan Renea Ryland David Sable Carla Sadoff Julio Cesar Saenz The Safters Peter Sagal Lesli Sagan Mrs. Malyne Sagerman Dr. Richard M. Sahn ’65 Susan Sakash Herbert Sambol Robert Sambosky David Sampliner Matthew Sanchez Meredith Kadet Sanderson ’04 + Edward Sandfort + Ellen Sandhaus Luke Sandle Barbara L. ’54 and Robert Sandler Andre L. Santana James and Jennifer Santora Jr. Frances Santore and John Santore Mrs. Sandra Santos-Vizcaino ’87 Lee-Norah Sanzo Barbara Sarah + Anthony Sarnicola Diane Liftig Saslow ’70 + Arthur Sata ’72 + Dr. Sarosh Sattar

Susannah Satten Charles Saulson ’74 Steve and Stephanie Saunders Dr. Alice Savage Brian Savin Lisa Savin ’03+ Jay Savulich Henry Sayre Josephine Scarpulla Kenneth and Mary Beth Scattergood Andrew Scecina Joerg Schafer Bernard E. Schaeffer Ms. Molly Schaeffer ’10 Kathryn Schaffer ’98 + Alan C. and Leigh Scharfe + Ralf W. Schauer Peter Scheckner ’64 + Anastasia Scheel and Jeffrey Scheel Jonathan Schein Ann Scheman Martin Schenker ’72 Rhoda Schermer Daniel E. Scherrer Sara Schestenger Hellena Schiavo + Roberta Schiff Bonnie Schlueter and John Schlueter Mara Schmerfeld + Judith Schmertz Kurt Schmidlein ’13 + Donald Schmidt Bruce Schneider Carrie Schneider Hannah A. Schneider ’09 Jodi and Marc Schneider + John Schobel David M. Scholder ’90 and Tara E. Scholder ’91 + Judith A. and Morton W. Schomer + Sara Schrock Frederick D Schroeder and Jean R Schroeder Katherine Schulten Alexander Schultz Mr. Doug Schultz ’77 Julius Schultz Margaret Schultz Carol Schuster Drs. Donald I. Schwab and Jose Sotolongo Joseph Schwaiger ’71 + Dr. Alan J. Schwartz David J. Schwartz + Deborah P. Schwartz Joyce S. Schwartz Larry Schwartz Marilyn Thaller Schwartz Nancy Schwartz Sandra Propp Schwartz ’55 Lisa Schwarzbaum Frederick M. Schweitzer Frederick W. Schwerin Jr. Gerald Scorse Roger N. Scotland ’93 + Courtney Scott ’99 Sarah Scott Diane J. Scrima Marie G. Scuderi Kim Sears Lynne C. Seastone Christina Sebastian + Shelley Seccombe

+ Donor has given for three or more consecutive fiscal years


John and Aija Sedlak + Jennifer C. and John A. Segal Jennifer Segal + Dr. Judith Segal ’71 Sara Segal-Williams ’08 Salvatore Seguna Jerome R. Sehulster + Peter Seidel Barry Seldes Gil Seligman Jessica Selinkoff Agnes K. Sellei and Peter Sellei Margaret Sellers + Michael Sellman Nina Selmayr Henry Seltzer ’06 + Thomas M. Semkow Karen Senser Lauren Servideo Maro Rose Sevastopoulos ’00 + Daniel Severson ’10 + Le Roi Sewer ’09 Alix Shafer ’78 and Denis Duman + Mrs. Johanna Shafer ’67 and Rev. Michael Shafer ’66 Valerie Shaff ’78 Michael Shafrank and Phyllis Shafrank Erik Shagdar ’11 Cherryl H. Shah Dr. Ezra ’55 and Rona ’58 Shahn Charles Shannon Karen Shapiro ’78 and Syud Sharif+ Peter Shapiro ’01 Rami M. Shapiro Zachary Shapiro ’13 + Rahul Sen Sharma Timothy Sharpe and Alison Quinn Frances Sharpless + Sarit Shatken ’05 Adam Shatz Susan E. Shaw Michael Shea ’75 Peter W. Shea Jeremy Sheeler Lisa Shelby Batia Shellef Lisbeth Shepherd Elizabeth K. and James Shequine Anthony J. Sherin H. David Sherman Homer J. Shew ’12 Genya N. Shimkin ’08 + Claire P. Shindler ’86 + Min Kyung Shinn ’14 + Laurence Shire + Marta Shocket ’09 + Andrea Sholler and Bart Mosley + Carolyn and Tom Shread Paul Shriver and Paulette Staats Eric and Karin Shrubsole John V. and Margaret M. Shuhala + Anna Shuster Lindsey Shute MSEP ’07 Susan Sie John Sieber Nancy and Jack Sieber Gregg Siegel Judith and Jeffrey Siegel + Steven Siegel Timothy J. Siftar ’89 Ellen Y. and Joel O. Silberman Barry Silkowitz ’71* + Dr. Christopher E. and Grace B. Silva

John Bard Society members names are bolded



Barbara Silver ’57 Lester Silver Lisa Silver Louis D. Silver ’74 Joseph Silverman Mr. and Mrs. Robert Silverstein Ian Simmons Ms. Kya Simmons ’12 Laura Simmons Daniel Simms Ari Simon Elisabeth A. Simon + Elizabeth Simon Harvey Simon Sonia and David L. Simon + Julie F. Simpson Jennifer Sims Danielle Sinay ’13 Carina I. Sinclair H. Lawrence and JoAnn K. Singband + Steven Singer Jennifer M. Singleton ’85 Peter Sipperley + Anne-Marie Sircello + Selena Skeete Aleksandar ’09 and Isidora ’11 Skular Jennifer and Greg Skura + Alan Skvirsky ’61 Alicia Slater Mr. and Mrs. David Sloan Marjorie Slome and Kenneth S. Stern ’75 + Kira Sloop ’94 Dr. John A. and Mary Anne Smallwood Joe Smedira Ian P. Smedley ’13 + Angelica J. Smith Audrey Lasher Smith ’78 + Bruce Smith Carole-Jean Smith ’66 + Chad Smith Courtney Smith Damon B. Smith Faythe Smith George A. Smith ’82 + John and Diane Smith + Lou Ann Smith and Mark Lenetsky Michael Smith Nathan J. Smith Olivia Smith + Dr. Richard K. Smith ’65 + Sara Caffrey Smith ’79 and Dr. Louis W. Smith Steven D. Smith Eile and Thomas Smithwick Fran D. Smyth + Frances Smyth James K Smyth Jeannette Smyth Jenny Snider Zachary Snow + Adam Snyder ’89 + Priscilla Snyder + Yasanthi Soans Joseph Sobota + Richard Soderquist + Diana Sofroney Rana A. Sohel Meg Soiffer Deirdre Solin Julie Solomon Michael Solomon Ms. Daria Solovieva ’05

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Supporters, cont. Elisabeth Sommerfelt + Carol S. Sonnenschein ’53 + Jeannie and Louis Sorell Kim Sorenson Ryan Sorkin Bruce D. Sorrell Marybeth Sorrell Christopher Sorrentino Juan Patrick Soto ’13 James and Noell Sottile + Louise and Dr. Thomas B. Souders + Robyn Souza Arthur and Donna Soyk + Isabella J. Spann ’19 Jasper Marie Spano, III Hannah Spector Joseph Spector Tami I. Spector PhD ’82 Marquitta Speller Ms. Lisa Spellman Patricia L. Spencer Rowan Spencer Ruth E. Spencer Scott Spencer Susan Spencer Elizabeth L. Spinzia ’84 Tija Spitsberg and David Weiner + Dr. David H. Spodick ’47* Marjory Spoerri + Jenny L. Sponberg + Dorothy Sprague Christian Springer John J. Sproule Marcia Sprules + Archana Sridhar ’98 and Kevin O’Neill + Bill Staby and Anne Vaterlaus + Eve Caroline Stahlberger ’97 + Allen Staley Scott Stalnaker Jeremy Stamas ’05 + Laura E. Stamas ’97 + Joseph A. Stanco Jr. ’99 Lisa Foley Stand ’80 + Catherine Stankowski Lindsay A. Stanley ’12 + Thomas Patrick Stanley Johanna Staray Caroline Stark James Starkey Gregory Starrett + Nicholas Stashkiewicz Glenn and Agnes Statile + George Stauffer Mr. Jonathan Steele Laura P. Steele Mrs. Karen M. Steiger Harry Stein Linda Sue Stein Marion P. Stein ’48 Marion Stein and Ronald Stein Emily J. Steinberg ’04 + Eirik S. Steinhoff ’95 + Gabriel Stelian Alana Stephens Andrew C. Stephens ’05 Ken Stephens + Chloe T. Stergides ’12 Emily Stern ’16 Frances Stern Steve Stern Leslie Sternlieb Linda A. Stesney Abigail L. Stevens ’11

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Mavis and Harold Stevens Theresa Adams Stevens ’86 + David Steward Terrence Stewart Elizabeth and Lester Stiel Kenneth Stier Jonathan E. Stiles ’94 Shale Stiller and Ellen Stiller Ella R. Stocker ’08 Adina-Raluca V. Stoica ’11 + Ariana G. Stokas ’00 Eve-Alice Stoller + David Stone Kimberly Stone and Kenneth Wexler Michael A-B Stone ’00 Joseph M. Stopper + Joseph Storch+ Raissa St. Pierre ’87 + Amanda Straniere Rachel Strauber David S. Strauss and Fiona J. Wilson Elijah Strauss ’11 Ella Strauss Sarah Smith Strauss ’93 Dr. Jack D. Street + Jeremy Strick Mary T. Strieder Mary Strouse Amy J. Strumbly ’11 + Drake Stutesman ’75 Drs. Albert ’47 and Eve M. ’48 Stwertka + Bonnie A. Suchman ’80 and Bruce Heppen Vivian Sukenik John P. Sullivan Mariann Sullivan Dr. Maura Sullivan Tara M. Sullivan Marina Prager Sun ’97 M. Jane Sundius Anna Suponya Claire Surovell ’84 and David Korn ’83 James and Victoria Sutton Marina Park Sutton ’78 + Karen Swann + Ann D. and Peter O. Swanson + David H. Swanson Nancy Swart + Darren Swazo Joseph Sweeney Robert D. Sweeney ’94 Peter and Sarah Sweeny Joan Topolsky Sweet Allison Sweetnam Christian Sweningsen Sandra S. Swenson William M. Swenson Walter E. Swett ’96 + Dr. F. C. Swezy PhD ’60 Deborah Swiderski Violette Swidler ’19 Joan Swift + Erika Switzer Elizabeth K. Swoboda ’09 Thomas M. Swope + Edward F. Synan Dr. Marika Ruth Glixman Taaffe ’67+ Kiyo C. Tabery ’76 + Dr. Carla E. Sayers Tabourne ’69 Catherine G. Talese ’90 Kornelia Tamm ’00 Daniel Fergus Tamulonis

Joon Tan and Arabella Tan Joanna Tanger ’07 + Joshua P. Tanner ’12 Stephen Tappis and Carol Travis + Karen Targove Mary Tashjian Ronald Tatelbaum and Shelley Tatelbaum Stephen W. Tator ’51 Dyjuan Tatro ’18 Simone Tatsch Steven Tatum MAT ’12 Christopher Tavener Ms. Kelly A. Taxter CCS ’03 Anne Taylor Arthur and Jeannette Taylor + M. Paige Taylor ’99 + Stefanie M. Taylor + Susannah Taylor The Taylor Family + Christian ’99 and Kathryn ’99 Te Bordo + Tamara Telberg + James S. Tenner Hon. Lynn Tepper ’74 Alexander P. and Maya Tereshchenko Michael S. Terris Joanne Emily Tetteris Sally and Nicholas Thacher Dan Michlyne Thal Andre Theisen and Ann Peters + Micah R. Theodore Claire Thiemann ’11 Madeleine Thien Suzanne Thing Alan Thomas Ms. Laura M. Thomas MFA ’03 Jennifer Abrams Thompson ’96 Joyce H. Thompson + Mona and Matthew K. Thompson Sr. Sofia M. Thompson ’19 Marianne M. Thorsen Judith R. Thoyer Craig Thurtell Mark Tiarks Prof. and Mrs. Michael Tibbetts Patricia Laub Tieger ’81 Linda Tigani ’08 Ann Cunningham Tigue Thomas Tiktin Karlheinz Timmermann Edward P. Todd + Mark Todd ’99 + Karen Toffler Sharon Tomasulo Teri Tomaszkiewicz Michael and Melodie Tompkins Joseph Toochin Mel A. Topf Mariam Topuria ’11 Dickran Toumajan ’67 + Ruth Tourjee + Bonnie Towle Peter Trachtenberg Phuc ’95 and Susan ’96 Tran + Alix H. Travis Dr. Leslie Tremaine + Ellen K. Triebwasser Daniel S. Trietler Kate (Carnevale) Trimble ’94 Dawn Tripp Marie Trotta Prof. Eric Trudel Daniel Trujillo Randy J. Tryon +

Dawn Tsien + Elijah S. Tucker ’05 Jed Tucker + Ms. Patricia J. Tucker ’78 Susan B. Tucker + Angel Tueros ’13 Robert E. Tully + James Turk Lawrence E. Turner ’88 + Mrs. Laurel Tutty David Twining Lenka Ucnik Rebecca C. Chernoff Udell ’03 + Ellen Uffen Barbara Uhl + Emiljana Ulaj ’12 + Lorelle Ulfers Zubeida Ullah ’97 + Terry Ullman Elizabeth Ulman ’89 Jane and Lawrence Ulman + Robert L. Ulrich Ms. Ruth Ungar ’97 Karen Unger + Barbara Upton Christopher Uraneck ’99 + Charles Urban Wendy and Russell Urban-Mead Kendra Urdang ’08 Marika Uus-Janums Nick Uychaco Vincent Vaccaro Anne Vachon ’10 Oleksandr Valchyshen LEVY ’19 David Valdini ’06 + Vincent Valdmanis ’03 Angela Valenti Joseph Vallese MAT ’04 Pat Valusek + James Van Alstine Dona Vananden George VanArsdale Jamie Van Bramer Terry Vance Eva Vanisova Sophia Van Valkenburg ’08 + Katherine Varadi Albert E. Varady Rose Veccia Robert Vermeulen Charles T. Verrill Ms. Nicole Vidor Francoise Vieux Jane Vigeant Pamela Villars ’75 Mathew Vipond Maren Visentin William N. Vitale ’12 + Tom Vitelli Daina Vitin + Bradley Vogel Robert Vogel Gregory S. Volkmar Beagan S. Wilcox Volz ’96 + Vanessa Volz ’00 + Mr. and Mrs. Ronald W. Von Allmen Dr. Matthais M. and Susan C. Von Reusner Sheila von Zumbusch + Karen S. Vos + Leslie Vosshall Robin Vousden Phuong Vu

Pamela Waber Christopher L. Waddell ’95 + Christine M. Wade ’74 Mr. Kevin Wadzuk Donna Wagner Dedalus Wainwright Marilyn Wakefield Mr. Lois Walden Barry C. Waldorf George C. Waldrep Dominique Waldron Louise Wales + Meghann Walk Ashley Walker Bonnie Walker ’08 J. Kent and Kim Walker Maryann Walker Ruth Walker Stephanie Walker Prof. Steven F. Walker Pamela J. Wallace ’87 + Cliff Wallach + Edith M. ’64 and Peter Wallis + James Wallner Joan Walrond Birrell T. Walsh Sharod Walters George Waltuch and Anne Bogart Waltuch Shiaw-Tsyr Wang ’12 Alan Wanzenberg + Casey Ward John F. Ward A. C. Warden ’73 James Warhola James Warnes and Philip Heavey + Arete B. S. Warren Shirley Warren Marya Warsaw Arthur Warwick Claire Wasser Dr. Kristin B. Waters ’73 + Tim Watkins Mr. Kent Way Julie A. Webster ’02 Jonathan Wechsler + Marilyn R. Wechter ’73 Donna Weeks+ Barbara and Michael Wegener Drs. David S. and Miriam W. Weil + Marni Weil ’67 Nancy Weil + Alexander Weiner ’10 Captain Alexander C. Weinstein ’07+ Diane Weinstein Judy Weinstein Michael Weinstein ’13 + Randy Weinstein Robert Weinstein Michael and Leslie Weinstock Myles and Vera V. J. Weintraub Ariel H. Weiss Elizabeth Weiss Michael A. Weiss Noel N. Weiss ’58 + Robert Weiss and Susan Chadick + Joshua Weitzman Helene Weitzner Dr. Adam Welber ’84 Dr. Leonard Weldon and Margaret Foxweldon Daniel T. Weller ’60 + Daniel Wellner

Diane Wells + Mary Kathryn Wells + Michael M. Wellvang ’16 + Sarah Wenk Ann K. Wentworth + Richard E. Wenzel Jeffrey Wertheimer Robert Wertheimer Stephen V. Westfall Neil S. Westman ’97 Sheila R. Westman ’94 Adrienne and Donald Westmore + Scott Weyandt Allen Wheeland Diana Wheeler Alan White Alix P. White Amy K. White + Anne and Alexander W. White + Glenn White Joseph White and Iris Brown Shelby White + Theda Z. White + Mary I. Whitehead Rod Whiteman Eileen Whitener ’09, MAT ’13 and Daniel Whitener ’09, GCP ’12 Stephen J. Whitfield Charles Whittingham David Wiacek ’03 Buth Wiebke + Stanley and Laura Wiegand + Arielle Wiener-Bronner ’15 Charlotte Weisenberg Barbara Crane Wigren ’68 + Thomas H. Wiles Karen Wilkin Amara S. Willey ’90 AbiDemi M. Williams ’16 Ato A. Williams ’12 + Hon. Betty J. Williams Caroline Williams Catherine S. Williams ’78 + David Dylan Williams Debra J. Williams Dr. Kathryn R. Williams ’67 + LaGreta Williams + Michael D. Williams Ross Williams Stacey N. Williams Wendy Ide Williams Lydia A. Willoughby ’03 Geniene Wilson Maria R. Wilson Maud Winchester Hope Windle Alan Winkler and Vicki Banner Michael P. A. Winn ’59 + Ken Winnick Judith Winzemer Carl R. and Caroline G. Wirth Peter and Maria Wirth Kate Wise Riley Wise ’06 + Tod Wohlfarth Cheryl Lynn Epstein Wolf ’82 Lauren Wolf Peter P. and Robin A. Wolf + Roger Wolfsohn Gary Blum and Sharon Wolfson Meyer J. Wolin + Mrs. Wendy Wolkom Debra Wollens

+ Donor has given for three or more consecutive fiscal years


Caroloyn W. and William Wolz + Elaine Wong Janet Wong Alan Wood David A. Wood Mr. David Wood Prof. Japheth Wood and Mariel del Carmen Fiori ’05 Ms. Marcia Woodruff Michael Woodsworth David and Meliza E. Woolner Douglas Wortel George Wright Marjorie Wright Nanette M. Wright Richard T. Wright + Y. Wayne Wu ’10 + Marianne Wurlitzer Stuart Wurtzel Dr. Herbert M. and Audrey S. Wyman + Tracy Wynne Sheila Wyse Nanshan Xu ’17 Yuan Xu ’12 Wayne and Dagmar Yaddow Mr. Isaac Yager ’06 Eleanora Yaggy Erin Peck Yarema ’02 + Mary Beth Yarrow Leonid Yermoshkin William H. Yeskel ’94 Elena Yesner Max A. Yeston ’08 Shuyi Yin Li-Hua Ying Sheila York ’78 Patricia Yorks Kazumi Yoshida Robert and Lynda Youmans Eric Young ’13 + Frank G. Young Isaac Young Ms. Jennella Young Yun Yu Gennady Yusim Henry Zaballos Donald Zabel Drs. Benjamin and Lisa R. Zablocki + Beverley D. Zabriskie + Andrew Zack ’75 and Carolyn G. Rabiner ’76 + Emma Zack Elena Zang Dr. Ted Zanker ’56 + Karim Zaouch ’97 Sheila Zarb-Harper Mike and Kathy Zdeb Silverio Zebral + Ms. Elizabeth B. Zechella CCS ’04 Christopher Zegar + Jamie H. Zelermyer ’95 Michael S. Zelie + Wenling Zhao Dexin Zhou ’09 + YuGai Zhu ’11 Robert W. and Tracy E. Zigner Ian A. Zimmerman ’92 Ken Zimmerman and Jackie Baillargeon Antonia Zitz Daniel A. Zlatkin ’16 + Lawrence J. Zlatkin + Dina Zloczower + Ms. Bonnie Zucker

John Bard Society members names are bolded



Matthew Zucker Mark A. Zuckerman ’70 Gerald Zuriff Ahsiya Rebecca Zurita ’16 Mr. David P. Zverow Dr. Anthony C. and Laurie E. Zwaan + Rachel Zwell ’10 + Kyle Zynda MFA ’16 Douglas Zywiczynski


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