SAM COPELAND, NEWS EDITOR | FEBRUARY 21, 2017 On February 21st Jonathan Greenblatt of the Anti Defamation League issued a statement condemning the treatment of Hannah Arendt’s grave at Bard College saying, “Hannah Arendt was a great Jewish scholar and survivor of the Holocaust. The fact that college students are putting their breasts on the grave and conducting mock-seances is an utter disgrace.” The student … Continue reading Anti-Defamation League Condemns Treatment of Hannah Arendt’s Grave
by Johanna M. Costigan, CO-EDITOR IN CHIEF | FEBRUARY 19, 2017 Adderall: More Than A Study Drug Senior Rory Hoffman was first prescribed ADD medication at the beginning of high school, when she was failing classes as a result of her inability to focus. She has a complicated relationship with the medications she is prescribed, because although she relies on them to get through school … Continue reading From Adderall to Xanax: Prescription Drugs at Bard
Photo by Galip Dalay/ Al Jazeera. Dec. 23, 2016
Many are volunteering and providing humanitarian relief in Aleppo and other war-torn cities in Syria to help refugees…The least students can do is read the news.
NICK JEBSON, OPINION EDITOR | CONTRIBUTING RESEARCH BY MAEVE LAZOR, CO-EDITOR IN CHIEF | FEBRUARY 12, 2017
As college students, we have an obligation to stay informed about world events. We are, after all, the next generation of policy-makers, reporters, journalists, military leaders and intelligence officials. It is highly likely that we will inherit a contention of failed policy in the Middle East. In light of all this, I, the humble opinion editor of Bard Watch, have a few things to say about the United States’ involvement in Syria that is worth our consideration, at a minimum.
EVENT ORGANIZED BY VESPER LU, JENNY CHEN & SIYUAN MIN | SPONSORED BY ISO AND ASO | PHOTOS BY CHARLIE WU & MAEVE LAZOR | FEBRUARY 10, 2017 Continue reading 学生过中国新年 Celebrating Chinese New Year
LEON BOTSTEIN ON CAMPUS FEB. 8, 2017 Not since the era of witch hunts and “red baiting” has the American university faced so great a threat from government. How is the university to function when a president’s administration blurs the distinction between fact and fiction by asserting the existence of “alternative facts”? How can the university turn a blind eye to what every historian knows to … Continue reading New York Times: American Universities Must Take a Stand
MAEVE LAZOR, CO-EDITOR IN CHIEF | FEBRUARY 8, 2017 Trump’s immigration executive order has shaken the world since it has been issued, causing chaos at airports–especially JFK last Saturday, January 28–civil unrest and an increased Islamophobic attitude among many Americans. At a liberal school like Bard, many students have already taken action and have spoken out against the order. Dozens have attended the “No ban”, … Continue reading Bard Students React to US Appeals Court Phone Call
ZOE ROHRICH, FEATURES EDITOR | FEBRUARY 6, 2017
Despite moments of chaos and uncertainty for some following President Trump’s immigration executive order, otherwise known as the “Muslim ban,” university and college presidents across the U.S. took stands ensuring safety for their students and made promises to continue to promote diversity.
In a letter to students, faculty, alumni and parents addressing the ban, President Botstein of Bard College wrote, “Bard must sustain its commitment to the principle of non-discrimination by reason of race, religion, or national identity. Bard is part of an international community of students and scholars and it will hold fast to attracting and retaining students, faculty, and staff from all over the world.” Continue reading “Resisting Racism: Addressing Trump’s Immigration Ban One College at a Time”