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Bennington College is excited to announce the appointment of nine new faculty members for the 2018-19 academic year in the areas of video, literature, chemistry, sociolinguistics, media studies, and sound design.

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“I don’t normally teach people who are studying dance or music,” said human rights lawyer Andrea Galindo. “So although I’m not normally teaching only lawyers, because people working in human rights come from different backgrounds as well, this is a whole new level.”

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Choreographer, performer, writer, educator, and alumna Liz Lerman will address the class of 2018 at Bennington College’s 83rd commencement dinner on Friday, June 1, at 7:00 pm on Commons Lawn. The event will be livestreamed.

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If Picasso doodled on a napkin, contemporary art lovers and critics alike would probably scrutinize it for signs of genius.

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On March 2, students from Josh Blackwell’s Intermediate Painting class installed Alexander Liberman’s Big Blue Circle outside of the Suzanne Lemberg Usdan Gallery.

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On Thursday, May 3 from 4 to 6 PM, the public is invited to celebrate the re-opening of the Robert Frost Stone House Museum, which was acquired by Bennington College last December as a gift from the Friends of Robert Frost, in recognition of the College’s long and lauded literary history.

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President Mariko Silver’s essay is featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “What It’s Like to be a Woman in the Academy” round-up.

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Susan Stryker, award-winning scholar and filmmaker whose historical research, theoretical writing, and creative works have helped shape the cultural conversation on transgender topics since the early 1990s, will be the 2018 Ruth D. Ewing Lecturer at Bennington College.

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On Friday, March 8, Judith Enck addressed the College and local community on "The Trump Assault on Environmental Protection and What You Can Do About It" as part of CAPA's Environment and Public Action Initiative.  

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Experts from Afghanistan and Pakistan were recently brought together by CAPA and the Institute of Environmental Diplomacy and Security (IEDS) at the University of Vermont to discuss issues around the contested Kabul River Basin. Participants came to an agreement on a framework -- to collect data and create strategies -- modeled after successful projects in Israel, Jordan, Peru, Ecuador, and Cyprus.

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    Want to create a lasting influence on Bennington College? Consider Planned Giving. 

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      Bennington College announced it will acquire the Robert Frost Stone House Museum in Shaftsbury, VT, thanks to a generous gift from the Friends of Robert Frost. The home represents the period when Robert Frost claimed his place among America’s great poets. The Museum will complete its scheduled season for 2017, which includes a September lecture and public visiting hours through the end of October, and will reopen to the public in spring 2018.

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      In what was called “one of the best Commencement speeches ever” at Bennington, Allan Gurganus received a standing ovation for his address to Bennington Writing Seminars graduates, “Advice for Masters of Fine Arts Entering Trump’s America.”

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      WalletHub included Bennington Director of Financial Aid Heather Clifford on a panel of experts asked to share advice on how people can improve their credit score.

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      Bennington’s Incarceration Taskforce was featured in a recent Vice piece on student advocacy groups that “could lead a new age of activism.”

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      Several Bennington-area attractions were featured in the Boston Globe’s list of “100 things to do in Vermont.”

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      The newly relaunched Bennington Review has released its fourth issue, featuring innovative poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and film writing around the theme of “Staying Alive.”

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      Dance Spirit interviewed Director of Field Work Term and Career Development Faith McClellan about the role that college counselors can play in advancing a student's dance career. 

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      Bennington College is pleased to announce the launch of The Lucille Lortel Foundation Fellowships in Theatre, a pilot grant program offering paid internships in off-Broadway non-profit theatre companies for exceptional Bennington drama students.

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      Bennington Writing Seminars will offer an evening reading series during the MFA program's winter residency, Thursday, January 4 through Friday, January 12. The series brings critically acclaimed, award-winning authors and faculty for readings. All events are free and open to the public.

       

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      Bennington provost and dean Isabel Roche was the subject of a Q&A in HigherEdJobs about what makes the College—and its students, faculty, and alumni—stand out in the landscape of higher education.

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      NewPages.com glowingly reviewed issue three of Bennington Review, calling it "an incredibly strong issue put forth by an excellent journal."

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      Bennington College presents an exhibition and lecture by critically acclaimed media artist Alexandra Bell. Bell is known for her “Counternarratives” project of supersized New York Times articles edited to reveal biases and assumptions about race and gender. Usually posted one work at a time around everyday locations in New York City, her “Counternarratives” prints will appear at Bennington as a series of four installed on building exteriors around campus.

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      The National Trust of Historic Preservation included Bennington’s Crossett Library on its list of Six Midcentury Modern Campus Buildings You Need to Visit.”

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      A recent exhibition of works by two former faculty members and iconic figures in contemporary art—sculptor Sir Anthony Caro and painter Jules Olitski—"offers a capsule vision of the relationship of the two artists" during their formative years together at Bennington, one critic writes.

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      Bennington ranks among the 15 most beautiful college campuses, according to Expedia. The travel site based its rankings on "five categories that add a sense of beauty to the college experience, some of which includes those eye-pleasing elements, but also abstract factors that are more about feeling than seeing the beauty."

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      The Bennington Writing Seminars, in partnership with PEN Center USA, has announced three recipients of its MFA scholarship for Emerging Voices. The $10,000 scholarship has been awarded to fiction writer Shari Poindexter (EV '01). The Writing Seminars has also extended two additional scholarships to fiction writers Monica Carter (EV ‘10) and Davin Malasarn (EV ‘08).

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      Bennington, Vermont is among the best small college towns in America, according to Schools.com. The college guide ranked Bennington 15th out of 170 college communities with populations of fewer than 150,000 residents.

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      Bennington College was awarded an "Energy Leadership Award"  in the institutions division from Efficiency Vermont as part of the 6th Annual Best Practices Exchange, and staff member Holly Andersen received the Energy Champion Award. 

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      An exhibition of artist books by renowned publisher and book artist Gunnar Kaldewey opens with a reception on Tuesday, September 19, at 6:30-7:30 PM in Usdan Gallery. The exhibition, Gunnar Kaldewey Artist Books 2011-2017 marks the opening of the 2017-18 season.