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Visiting literature faculty member and poet Phillip Williams will read from his work at Labyrinth Books in Princeton, NJ, on Friday, November 10 as part of Princeton University's C. K. Williams Reading Series.

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A review in the Hartford Courant of Jean Randich's "The Importance of Being Earnest" highly praised the Connecticut Rep production. 

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Drama faculty member Jean Randich will direct Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest to open the Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s 2017-18 season.

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The City Council of Minucciano, Italy, has named faculty member Jon Isherwood an Honorary Citizen in recognition of his work promoting the region through an art and technology initiative he’s been leading for the past five years.

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In a project led in part by faculty member David Bond and Dean of Research, Planning, and Assessment Zeke Bernstein, residents of Hoosick Falls and Petersburgh, NY and North Bennington, VT impacted by PFOA contamination are being urged to fill out a new community health questionnaire.

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Rabbi Michael Cohen has brought his Bennington course on Conflict Resolution to Burr & Burton Academy, a private high school in nearby Manchester, Vermont.

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Anne Thompson, director of Bennington’s Usdan Gallery, was interviewed on KCRW Radio about her public art exhibition, the I-70 Sign Show, which displays works of contemporary art on surplus interstate billboards along 250 miles between St. Louis and Kansas City.

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An op-ed by anthropology faculty member Noah Coburn in the Kathmandu Post warns of the growing risks for international security contractors—particularly those from Nepal—being hired by private companies to assist the Afghan military in an increasingly unstable region.

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The New York Times detailed Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis’ return to acting after 13 years with his leading role in in “American Buffalo,” which is currently playing at the Dorset Theater Festival.

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A poem guide by literature faculty member Camille Guthrie of Robert Browning's dramatic monologue, "My Last Duchess," was recently published by the Poetry Foundation.

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Creativz published an article by Robert Ransick called "Enough with Problem Solving, Let's Start Creating."

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The Diplomat published an opinion piece by Noah Coburn about the decreasing confidence many Afghans feel for their government and the possibility of change. 

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Anthropology faculty member Miroslava Prazak's recently published book on female genital cutting, Making the Mark: Gender, Identity, and Genital Cutting, was selected for the Washington Post's fourth annual TMC African Politics Summer Reading Spectacular.

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Literature faculty member Ben Anastas declared Martha Gellhorn’s 1940 book, A Stricken Field, the writer’s greatest novel and “essential reading for the political moment we’re living through today” in a New York Times book review.  

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The artist, curator, urbanist, and facilitator Theaster Gates was in residence at Bennington College in April, speaking to students, faculty, and staff about making place and making change, the two driving forces of his work. The highlight of his time on campus was the Adams–Tillim Lecture, which he delivered on April 25. By Aruna D'Souza

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The American Academy of Arts and Letters honored Safiya Sinclair '10, Lee Clay Johnson '07, and MFA faculty Kathleen Graber. 

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Paris Review correspondent Megan Mayhew Bergman (MFAW '10), associate director of Bennington’s MFA in Writing, addresses in her latest column how women, often excluded from adventure narratives, carve out their own heroic space.

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Visiting literature faculty member Phillip Williams’ debut poetry collection, Thief in the Interior, has been named a 2017 Lambda Literary Award Finalist.

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Music faculty member and percussionist Susie Ibarra sat down with New York-based composer and performer Jeremiah Cymerman for his 5049 Podcast, which features long-form, one-on-one conversations with some of  “the most important and distinctive living musicians.”

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Visiting faculty member Phillip B. Williams has won a Whiting Award for his debut book of poems, Thief In The Interior. MFA faculty member Kaitlyn Greenidge won for her debut novel, We Love You, Charlie Freeman.

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Visiting faculty member Phillip B. Williams has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award for his debut book of poems, Thief In The Interior

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Catapult—a premier online literary journal—has published Marguerite Feitlowitz's Spanish-to-English translation of a story by Luisa Valenzuela called "Phone Call From Hell." Valenzuela is a major Argentine novelist, short story writer, and the current President of Argentine PEN

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MFA faculty member Amy Hempel is one of 14 new members to be elected into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. 

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Assembly (Lorem ipsum), a long term installation by visual arts faculty Mary Lum, will be on view at Mass MoCA this coming May as part of the official opening of Building 6, their newly created gallery space.

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In her role as Artistic Director of the Dorset Theatre Festival, faculty member Dina Janis received an award from the State of Vermont earlier this month. 

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The London School of Economics and Political Science featured a glowing review of Mirka Prazak's Making the Mark on their blog.  

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Visiting faculty Phillip B. Williams has won the 2017 Kate Tufts Discovery Award for his debut poetry collection, Thief In The Interior. 

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Through her Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Research award Sue Rees traveled to India this winter, where her research is based at the Kattaikkuttu Sangam.

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Earlier this week, The Jerusalem Post published an opinion piece by Michael Cohen about Trump and the future of democracy. 

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Poetry faculty Phillip B. Williams and alumna Safiya Sinclair '10 were included in an article on Poets&Writers called "The Shadows of Words: Our Twelfth Annual Look At Debut Poets."