About Adam Yauch ’86
Adam Yauch (1964–2012) was a member of the Beastie Boys, a pioneering hip-hop group he founded with two friends while in high school in Brooklyn. At Bard, Yauch studied electronic music and credited Professor Emeritus Elie Yarden with expanding his concept of music and sound. Later in Yauch’s career he was a filmmaker and producer, and became deeply involved with the Free Tibet movement. In 2011, Yauch received the Charles Flint Kellogg Award in Arts and Letters, Bard’s highest award in the arts, from the Bard College Alumni/ae Association.
About Brooke Jude
“The idea of having student houses stems from a desire to support first-year students in their transition to college, and give them more of a sense of community,” says Brooke Jude, faculty director of the Bard Houses program, who spent six months as part of the team researching the concept, back in 2017. “Other colleges do this by making more faculty available to students.”