GHOST Campus

Ghost Campus 1

Pat Kinsella for The Chronicle review

At its peak population—about 400 students and 50 full-time professors—Bard College at Simon's Rock resembles a small ant colony. Everybody's busy. Everybody's going somewhere. Midsemester, when everybody's here, you walk down the street and know almost every face and every name. It's kind of nice. You sometimes feel like you're in a 1950s' suburb. "Hey, Herb, how's the wife and kids?" "Not bad, not bad." "Study group at 6:30, right?" "Sure, sure,