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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,Sun Staff Writer | April 18, 1995
If he had his way, Bard College President Leon Botstein would not reform the American high school.He would destroy it."It's a wasteful, expensive and obstructionist system," Dr. Botstein said. "High school is an institution which extends childhood and the absence of responsibility far beyond what is tolerable."Most students -- the strong and the weak students alike -- fritter away important years in highly structured but uninspiring courses, he contended. In a talk this afternoon at the Park School, Dr. Botstein will argue that the whole American high school system should be scrapped.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2012
Charles E. McManus Jr., a retired Crown Cork and Seal Co. executive and longtime Towson resident, died Thursday of heart failure at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 98. The son of the chairman of Crown Cork and Seal Co. and a homemaker, Charles Edward McManus Jr. was born and raised in New York City, and also raised in Spring Lake, N.J. He was a 1932 graduate of the old Barnard School for Boys in New York City and earned a bachelor's degree in 1936 from Bard College. After college, Mr. McManus went to work for Crown Cork and Seal Co. in its machine shop.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | July 3, 2008
Christina Richelle Tarsell, a Bard College senior and former Sparks resident, was found dead June 23 at a home in Tivoli, N.Y., that she shared with several other college students. She was 21. Ms. Tarsell, who had recently completed her junior year at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., was spending the summer working at the college's art gallery and museum. Her mother, Emily Tarsell of Sparks, said the cause of death has not been determined and that there was no sign of trauma, forced entry or other trouble.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | July 3, 2008
Christina Richelle Tarsell, a Bard College senior and former Sparks resident, was found dead June 23 at a home in Tivoli, N.Y., that she shared with several other college students. She was 21. Ms. Tarsell, who had recently completed her junior year at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., was spending the summer working at the college's art gallery and museum. Her mother, Emily Tarsell of Sparks, said the cause of death has not been determined and that there was no sign of trauma, forced entry or other trouble.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2012
Charles E. McManus Jr., a retired Crown Cork and Seal Co. executive and longtime Towson resident, died Thursday of heart failure at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 98. The son of the chairman of Crown Cork and Seal Co. and a homemaker, Charles Edward McManus Jr. was born and raised in New York City, and also raised in Spring Lake, N.J. He was a 1932 graduate of the old Barnard School for Boys in New York City and earned a bachelor's degree in 1936 from Bard College. After college, Mr. McManus went to work for Crown Cork and Seal Co. in its machine shop.
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March 11, 2007
Daniel Mendelsohn, whose autobiographical book The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million won a National Book Critics Circle Award last week, will speak today at the Jewish Museum of Maryland. Mendelsohn's book chronicles his quest to uncover the fate of his great-uncle Shmiel Jager; Shmiel's wife, Ester; and their daughters: Lorka, Frydka, Ruchele and Bronia. The six were living in the small town of Bolechow, in what is now Ukraine, during World War II. All six perished in the Holocaust.
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By Linell Smith | December 4, 1994
Exploring her African heritage through quiltsThe Christian cross made from African mud cloth stands under a quilted archway as if marking the entrance to an earlier, simpler style of worship. This art work, "Pentecostal Cross #4," is part of a quilt series by Columbia artist Carole Yvette Lyles which is featured in an ABC documentary "Creativity: Touching the Divine," a show which examines how people express their religious beliefs. It airs today ) at affiliate stations across the country, but will not be seen in Baltimore because Channel 13 chose not to run it.A Baltimore native who grew up in Walbrook Junction and graduated from Morgan State University, Ms. Lyles spent seven years working for Citicorp as a vice president for human resources before entering academia.
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By Sarah Schaffer | January 1, 2004
Matt Jacobs' floral art is in Hagerstown The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts presents the floral paintings of New York City artist Matt Jacobs. The artist, trained at New York's Bard College and the School of Visual Arts, combines wood inlay designs with intricate and colorful oil compositions to create whimsical and ornate works. His paintings will remain on display through Jan. 11. The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is at 91 Key Street, City Park, Hagerstown. For more information, call 301-739-5727 or visit www .washcomuseum.
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June 28, 2000
The student: Jessica Nauright, 15 School: Centennial High School Special achievement: Won first place in a writing contest called 2000 Letters About Literature sponsored by the Maryland Center for the Book. Her entry was a letter to George Orwell about his work "Down and Out in Paris and London." What she says about it: "When I got the envelope that said I had won, I was so excited because I had not heard from them [contest sponsors] in such a long time I thought that I had not won. The awards ceremony was held at the State House in Annapolis where I received my prize and was honored."
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October 30, 1996
George P. Oslin, 97, whose idea for the singing telegram raised Western Union profits along with the spirits of Depression-era Americans, died Thursday in Delray Beach, Fla.He was public relations director of the New York-based telegram company in 1933 when he came up with the idea of having operator Lucille Lipps sing "Happy Birthday" to singer Rudy Vallee. Columnist Walter Winchell wrote about it and the singing telegram took off. Mr. Oslin also wrote yearbook reviews for encyclopedias and contributed articles on telecommunications to newspapers and magazines.
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March 11, 2007
Daniel Mendelsohn, whose autobiographical book The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million won a National Book Critics Circle Award last week, will speak today at the Jewish Museum of Maryland. Mendelsohn's book chronicles his quest to uncover the fate of his great-uncle Shmiel Jager; Shmiel's wife, Ester; and their daughters: Lorka, Frydka, Ruchele and Bronia. The six were living in the small town of Bolechow, in what is now Ukraine, during World War II. All six perished in the Holocaust.
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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,Sun Staff Writer | April 18, 1995
If he had his way, Bard College President Leon Botstein would not reform the American high school.He would destroy it."It's a wasteful, expensive and obstructionist system," Dr. Botstein said. "High school is an institution which extends childhood and the absence of responsibility far beyond what is tolerable."Most students -- the strong and the weak students alike -- fritter away important years in highly structured but uninspiring courses, he contended. In a talk this afternoon at the Park School, Dr. Botstein will argue that the whole American high school system should be scrapped.
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By Linell Smith | December 4, 1994
Exploring her African heritage through quiltsThe Christian cross made from African mud cloth stands under a quilted archway as if marking the entrance to an earlier, simpler style of worship. This art work, "Pentecostal Cross #4," is part of a quilt series by Columbia artist Carole Yvette Lyles which is featured in an ABC documentary "Creativity: Touching the Divine," a show which examines how people express their religious beliefs. It airs today ) at affiliate stations across the country, but will not be seen in Baltimore because Channel 13 chose not to run it.A Baltimore native who grew up in Walbrook Junction and graduated from Morgan State University, Ms. Lyles spent seven years working for Citicorp as a vice president for human resources before entering academia.
NEWS
October 27, 1991
Alexander Russo, a well-known painter and Hood College teacher who has been a fixture on the mid-Atlantic art scene for more than 30 years, will exhibit a selection of his brilliantly colored works in Western Maryland College's Gallery One beginning Tuesday.The exhibition, which continues through Nov. 15, is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building.A reception is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the gallery for the artist.Russo received his education at the Pratt Institute, Swarthmore College, Bard College and Columbia University, where in 1950 he wasawarded the Breevort Eickenmyer Fellowship to complete a five-year graduate program in fine arts.
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By Knight Ridder/Tribune | December 10, 1999
NEW YORK -- For four years, Woody Allen has been deeply estranged from his son with Mia Farrow. Father and son have not seen or spoken with each other.But the boy, whom Allen proudly named Satchel 11 years ago, has emerged as an extraordinarily gifted child -- a prodigy so smart that he is already attending college.Today, Satchel is known as Seamus Farrow, lives with his actress mother in Connecticut and is enrolled at Simon's Rock College, in Great Barrington, Mass., a small school for gifted high school students that is an annex of Bard College.
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