Bard Clemente Course in the Humanities

Press & Media

Since its inception, the Clemente Course has received prestigious grants, including awards from the U.S. Department of Education, the Open Society Institute, the Knight Foundation, seven state humanities councils, and many additional foundations and individuals. It has attracted a great deal of attention in the press as well, with features in the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the Seattle Times, the Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, and many other newspapers serving communities with affiliate courses. In addition, both CNN and National Public Radio have devoted segments to the program. In 2000, President Clinton awarded Clemente Course founder Earl Shorris with the National Humanities Medal.