Imagination, daring, and impossibly high ambition — these are the
qualities that connect each successive generation of alumni. The Office
of Alumni Relations provides ways for you to stay connected, to one
another and to the College. Learn more about the benefits and services available to you as a valuable member of the Bennington
Bennington College seeks anonymous nominations for the first annual Dr. Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership Award. This award will recognize an individual from the College community whose innovative and inspirational leadership has improved the lives of others. Read more.
Experience what it’s like to be a student at Bennington again from your home, office, or cafe by participating in a seven-week online course, Americans in Paris, taught by French faculty member Stephen Shapiro. The course runs from February 10–March 31, 2014. Learn more and register.
Where she was happiest: “At Bennington.” Donna Tartt ’86 with some of her favorite classmates before her reading in Wellesley, MA, on November 1. Thanks to Paula Powers ’86 for hosting a great evening!
Suzanne Brundage ’08 was recently featured on the Harvard School of Public Health’s website. In the article, she talks about her decision to pursue a graduate degree at HSPH and reflects on the American healthcare system. Read the full piece.
The St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals’ Center for Comprehensive Care (CCC) will soon become The Spencer Cox Center for Health. The Center has been renamed in honor of Spencer Cox ’90 and will serve as a lasting tribute to his pioneering contributions to the AIDS activism movement.
Bennington is defined by its people and always has been. Please help us define its future by referring a student.
If you or someone you know is willing to host a student during Field Work Term (FWT), January 2–February 14, please complete this form. Here are some things to think about when making this decision. If you have other inexpensive, short-term housing recommendations, please let us know. We appreciate your help!
Teaching technician and MFA ’99 John Umphlett’s exhibition, Evolving Resolution, is on view in Usdan Gallery/VAPA through November 29. His work crosses between installation, video, performance, and drawing.
More than 300 alumni returned to campus last week representing the classes of 1943 to 2013. And as it is so often the case, what it is to be back at Bennington defies articulation but is most evident in the experience of being here. This video captures some of the experience, the programs, the people who came back and found everyone they needed here. See more from the weekend!
Jonathan Lethem ’86 recently published a new novel, Dissident Gardens. You can hear him discuss his work on NPR with Terry Gross.
Huge congratulations to Mike Rugnetta ’06 for nabbing the Webby award for “Best Web Personality/Host” for hosting PBS’ web show Idea Channel. If you haven’t already seen an episode, check out the trailer below and remember to subscribe.
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