Thursday, March 11, 2010

Bard Info

We've got a great tour set up to get to know Bard, so here's a little info on it for all my fellow Columbians:

  1. Bard College is in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, on the east bank of the Hudson River, about 90 miles north of New York City and 220 miles southwest of Boston.
  2. Bard College was founded, as St. Stephen's College, in 1860, a time of national crisis
  3. In 1928 the College opened a radically new chapter in its history when it became an undergraduate school of Columbia University
  4. In 1944 Bard became a coeducational institution. As a result, it severed its relationship with Columbia University and became independent as a secular, nonsectarian liberal arts college affiliated with the Episcopal church.
  5. is the link for their site
"The College offers the bachelor of arts degree with concentrations in more than 40 academic programs in four divisions: Arts; Languages and Literature; Science, Mathematics, and Computing; and Social Studies. Students who undertake an interdivisional academic program receive a degree in one of the four divisions, depending on their individual course of study and the subject of their Senior Project. In addition, Bard College offers two dual-degree programs: the Bard College Conservatory of Music offers a bachelor’s degree in music and a B.A. in another field in the liberal arts or sciences; and the Program in Economics and Finance offers a B.S. degree in economics and finance and a bachelor of arts degree in another field in the liberal arts or sciences other than economics"

Division of the Arts

Division of Languages
and Literature

Division of Science, Mathematics,
and Computing

Division of Social Studies

Interdivisional Programs

Interdivisional Concentrations

LOOK AT THESE AWESOME PROGRAMS!!! and you just know that they're high caliber because this school was associated with an Ivy League for some time. Looks like a great school.


  1. Thanks Beulah for posting the information on BARD. Remember when you "cut and paste" you have to give attribution to the author.

    What I would like even more than just a summary about BARD College, which I can find on my own, is your own personal journey. Share with others that you only discovered this school due to being involved with the Ivy League Connection.

    Talk about your curiosity and lack of familiarity with this school and how the Ivy League Connection opened your eyes to explore this highly selective college. Finally, talk about what you hope to learn from your travels and trip to the East Coast, especially since you will be at BARD College for the first time.

    Take care and thanks again for the post.

    Charles T. Ramsey, Esq.
    School Board Member
    West Contra Costa
    Unified School District

  2. Beulah,

    It's good to have you on board.

    Unlike Mr. Ramsey and Ms. Kronenberg, I've never had the luxury of visiting all of the fine colleges and universities that you and the other ILC cohorts will be visiting over the course of the next year.

    Bard sounds interesting. I have to wonder what John Bard might think if he were to see his little college as it is today.