Admissions and the role of the college presidency at Bard

Bard College has done some innovative things under their president, Leon Botstein, including movingĀ to an entirely different admissions model, which looks to be pretty labor-intensive for faculty. This profile also describes a college with a similar ethos and population to ours, far more income yet also far more financial uncertainty than Guilford has, andĀ also with creative, original, and rigorous programs. They also have a prison education system that was one of the models for the one we’re trying to get going. A very interesting piece.

New Yorker article on Bard College and Leon Botstein