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PFOA Class Understanding PFOA in Our Water

When residents in nearby Hoosick Falls, NY and North Bennington, VT discovered their wells and water contaminated, the College stepped in to study, train, and educate students and citizens

The Come Back Block The Come Back Block

The collaborative approach to revitalizing Bennington’s downtown by Heather DiLeo

Image of Worker Ganas: Immigration & Bennington

A student-led community partnership that weaves advocacy, activism, academics, and community partnership to make a safer, less isolated environment for Vermont’s 3,000 undocumented migrant workers

Image of Sheela Harden '69 at Bennington Potters T(OWN): Alumni Entrepreneurship in Bennington

Alumni making a life and running a business in and around Bennington by Heather DiLeo

lane 1974 still Q & A With Chiro '87

Award-winning filmmaker SJ Chiro '87 was interviewed by SXSW about her latest, Lane 1974

DD Dorvillier A Choreographer You Should Know

Contemporary Performance included DD Dorvillier '89 in its list of "10 choreographers you should know."

Contemporary Performance
cover of threat bennington review issue three Praise for "Threat" glowingly reviewed issue three of Bennington Review, calling it "an incredibly strong issue put forth by an excellent journal."
oil tankers parked on train tracks in north bennington Context and Concerns

The Bennington Banner published an op-ed by faculty member and Associate Director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Action David Bond, which gave context and concerns to the subject of the oil train now parked near residential areas in North Bennington. 

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Image of Barrie Cassileth giving an interview A Pioneer In Oncology

The ASCO Post featured an article on Barrie Cassileth '59, who they hailed as a "pioneer in oncology."

The ASCO Post
Phoebe Judge Women in Radio

As part of a story on KVNF radio about female journalists, hosts and producers who have inspired members of the station’s news team, production assistant Taya Jae ’16 interviewed award-winning journalist and fellow Bennington alumni Phoebe Judge ’05.

KVNF Radio
David Bond The Environment as a Political Category

Faculty member and associate director of Bennington’s Center for the Advancement of Public Action, David Bond, was profiled by the New School for Social Research, where he received his PhD in anthropology, for his work studying “the history of our present.”

The New School for Social Research
Wrenching News Wrenching News

Sculptor Maren Hassinger ’69 was the subject of a profile by the National Museum of Women in the Arts, which included Hassinger’s abstract sculpture, Wrenching News, in its current exhibition showcasing abstract works by multiple generations of black women artists born between 1891 and 1981.

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Bennington Empty Bowls Ceramics, Food, and Community

As part of faculty member Yoko Inoue’s course, “Social Kitchen: Ceramics, Food and Community,” the College once again partnered with Greater Bennington Interfaith Community Services to host the “Empty Bowls” event at Mount Anthony Union Middle School.

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crossett library at night Student Awarded Grant

Crossett Library is pleased to announce that Sangeeth Raja Selvaraju '19 is the recipient of the Crossett Library Student Library Research Grant.

Ben Hall Making a Difference

After graduating from Bennington, Ben Hall ’04—this year’s recipient of the Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership Award—says he moved back to his home city of Detroit to live cheaply and “try every single thing that he wanted to do.” Some 13 years later—now a chef, musician, artist, and activist—his to-do list involves reversing children’s food insecurity and empowering minimum wage employees in the food service industry.

Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership Award
Andrew Duff Uncommon Sense

Andrew Duff ’12 is bringing autism awareness to the stage with his performance in an off-broadway play about life on the autism spectrum. Duff is the only actor of the eight-member cast on the spectrum, and has served as an ongoing resource for the writers and performers involved.

Theatre Development Fund
Phillip Williams Williams Reads at Princeton

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.

Labyrinth Books
The Bennington Sprays The Nourishing Relationship of Olitski and Caro

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.

Martin Carillo Carillo '17 Shortlisted for Architecture Drawing Prize

An architectural drawing by Martin Carillo '17 was shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival's inaugural Architecture Drawing Prize.

Boom Bat Gesture Do Your Worst

Exeunt Magazine interviewed the performance ensemble Boom Bat Gesture, which was founded by two Bennington graduates, about everything from "failure, [to] DIY theatre, and Spiderman."

Exeunt Magazine
Holorgrams From Syria A Simulation of War

A mixed-reality art installation by Asad J. Malik ’19 brings the war in Syria to safe and familiar places in the U.S., including the Bennington campus, where it was first installed.

Crossett Library “The Best Undergraduate Library of Its Size In The Country”

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

The National Trust of Historic Preservation
Bennington Writing Seminars logo and add. Writing Seminars Welcomes New Faculty

Four new faculty members will join the Bennington Writing Seminars for the January residency: Claire Vaye Watkins in Fiction, Jenny Boully and Doug Bauer in Nonfiction, and Safiya Sinclair in Poetry. In addition, we’ll welcome visiting faculty members Monica Youn in Poetry and Wayne Koestenbaum in Nonfiction/Poetry. 

Wall Street Journal What Wasn’t Considered in the College Survey

President Silver was among several college presidents who signed a letter published in the Wall Street Journal which pointed out how ranking rules exclude “some of the most outstanding small colleges in the country.”

WSJ (with subscription)