Michael Bell, '82 (BardCorps)

Interviewee

Michael Bell

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Significant Quote

"We are ... what I lovingly refer to as 'Nat's Children.' Natalie [Lunn] was a wonderful person."

Class Year

1982

Academic Program

Theater; Political Studies

Interviewer

Paul Margolis '76

Description

Michael Bell, ''82, recalls his experience as a student of color at Bard in the 80s, stating that it was a much more forward-thinking place than one would expect of a college at the time. He also shares stories about his classmates' reactions to discrimination against him by others, about his career after Bard, and about Natalie Lunn, a professor who inspired him and his fellow alumnae/i to establish a scholarship in her name for tech-focused theater majors.

Keywords

Barron's College Guide, Weeksville United Actors Company, Brooklyn College, Natalie Lunn, Natalie Lunn Scholarship, Maud Sachs '86, Kenny Sachs, Catherine Heusel '82, Lisa Jurkowski '84, Bill Power '83, Trevor Vasey, Dave Chontos '88, Blithewood, Kenny Kosakoff '81, Nana Taniya, Mark Lytle, Shirley Chisholm, Robert Koblitz, John Jay, College of Aeronautics, Laguardia, Cruger Village

Location

Bertelsmann Campus Center

Interview Date

5-29-2016

Interview Duration

16:26

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Michael Bell, '82 (BardCorps)

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