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Elisabeth Moss and Michael Stuhlbarg Susan Scarf Merrell's Shirley Gets All-Star Cast

Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale) and Michael Stuhlbarg (Call Me By Your Name) have been cast in the feature film Shirley, adapted from the novel by Susan Scarf Merrell MFA '09.



Ayesha Raees Ayesha Raees Named AAWW Margins Fellow

Ayesha Raees ’18 has been selected as an Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW) 2018/19 Margins Fellow.

Bennington College announces Liz Lerman as commencement speaker Choreographer and MacArthur “Genius” Liz Lerman To Give Commencement Address

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.

CAPA Peacebuilding and Human Rights

“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.”

Caribbean Coral Reef Collaborating on Coral Reefs

Faculty members Dr. Katie Montovan and Dr. Betsy Sherman have undertaken coral reef biology research. The pair recently published the paper "Modeling Alternative Stable States in Caribbean Coral Reefs" in the journal Natural Resource Modeling.

Lily Houghton Houghton Talks Women in Theater, Grief, and Cats

Many playwrights consider the theater and its network of artists as a home and family. For Lily Houghton ’17, however, this notion is particularly literal.

Scientificus Making Science Hands-On

Over spring break at the Village School of North Bennington (VSNB), Bennington students transformed the gymnasium into a hands-on science museum.

Israel/Palestine Conflict We Didn't Talk About the Conflict

Faculty member Ella Ben Hagai's article "'We Didn't Talk About the Conflict': The Birthright Trip's Influence on Jewish Americans' Understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" was recently published in Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology.

Prisoner of Pinochet A Tale of Survival

Faculty member Marguerite Feitlowitz published "A Tale of Survival," a review of Sergio Bitar's Prisoner of Pinochet: My Year in a Chilean Concentration Camp, through ReVista, the Harvard Review of Latin America.

Morgan Jerkins Looking Backwards to Go Forwards

When Morgan Jerkins MFA ’16 graduated from Princeton, she expected to get a job as an editorial assistant in New York City, be serendipitously discovered, and be launched into literary stardom.

Milford Graves Graves Discusses New Documentary in The New York Times

The New York Times interviewed former faculty member Milford Graves about his new documentary, Milford Graves Full Mantis.

Theater Stars of Stage and Screen

New roles, new readings, the Tony Awards, and The Last O.G. See where you can spot Bennington drama alumni this summer! 

The Other Season Houghton Receives Commission from Seattle Rep

Lily Houghton '17 has received an emerging playwright commission from Seattle Repertory Theatre's the Other Season.

Epiphany Lit Mag Amber Wheeler Bacon Wins Breakout 8

Amber Wheeler Bacon MFA '18 is an honoree of Epiphany Lit Mag's inaugural Breakout 8 award for emerging writers. 

Semester at Sea Science and Policy for the Sargasso Sea

Kendra Ouellette '19 is currently participating in the Sea Education Association (SEA) Semester program in Marine Biodiversity & Conservation, which has set sail for a five-week voyage from Nassau, Bahamas to New York City.

Robert Frost Stone House Museum in Shaftsbury, VT in autumn Public Open House Planned at the Robert Frost Stone House Museum

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.

Resisting the Stitch Beginner's Luck

When students in Richard MacPike’s Resisting the Stitch unwrapped the silk scarves they had dyed using arashi and itajime techniques, they were surprised by the results they found.  

Exploring College Exploring College

On April 12, Bennington College participated in Middle School Access Day, an event designed to give local middle school students a preview of college opportunities. 

Martha Grover Dreaming of Pottery

In March, Woodbury Grant recipient Martha Grover ’02 returned to Bennington as a visiting ceramics artist.

Bennington College Faculty Appointments for 2018-2019

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

Kabul River Basin Breakthrough in Canada

Faculty member Rabbi Michael M. Cohen discusses the recent diplomacy summit of experts from Afghanistan and Pakistan at the Peace Centre at Dawson College in Montreal.

Amy Gerstler A Guggenheim for Gerstler

Poet and Bennington Writing Seminars alum Amy Gerstler MFA '00 has been awarded a prestigious 2018 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.

Women in the Academy Women in the Academy

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.

Terminal 3 Power and Identity in Terminal 3

"The next passenger should be coming in for secondary screening any moment now. You know the drill. Don’t take too long.”

Soup Recipe Cooking Up Community

How can food capture what makes a community distinctive? As a graduating senior studying Visual Arts, Public Action, and Dance, Isabella Poulos ’18 has devoted her time at Bennington to studying the intersection of food, art, and community.