News & Features
In her column for Forbes, Mariko Silver, president of Bennington College, discusses the valuable lessons students can glean from internships that go differently than they initial expected.Read the full article on Forbes
Bennington Writing Seminars alum Katy Simpson Smith MFA '13 has been appointed Eudora Welty Chair for Southern Literature at Millsaps College.Jackson Free Press
Bennington College celebrated the achievements of the Class of 2018 at Commencement this year with speaker Liz Lerman, who bestowed upon graduates a series of wishes for their futures.
In addition to teaching Spanish and French at Yarmouth High School in Yarmouth, ME, Emily Davison MA '07 also tutors for another group of students: the Boston Red Sox.
The Bennington Writing Seminars, in partnership with PEN Center USA, has announced that during the September 2018 admissions period, it will once again be offering a scholarship of $10,000 to an alumni of PEN's Emerging Voices Fellowship program.
Thanks to a generous and sustaining gift from an anonymous donor, the Bennington Writing Seminars is pleased to announce it will begin offering the Donald Hall Scholarship for Poets.The Washington Post
The Princeton Review released its ranking for the top 384 colleges in America, and Bennington featured prominently in several categories. As one of Princeton's 2019 Best Northeastern Colleges, Bennington continues to excel in the region as an institution that is "academically outstanding and well worth consideration in your college search."The Princeton Review
Shortly after sculpture Maren Hassinger ’69 finished graduate school, she sat in her studio in Los Angeles and set the tone for her future.
The Constant Springs Residence, designed by Kevin Alter ’85, was featured as the cover story in the March/April issue of Dwell.Dwell Magazine
Immersive entertainment studio RYOT, led by co-founder and CEO Bryn Mooser ’01, is partnering with Vice on a new series of documentaries.Variety
Faculty members David Bond, Janet Foley, and Tim Schroeder, who together run a National Science Foundation-funded research project on PFOA, have conducted a regional soil study that suggests airborne PFOA contamination that is more extensive than originally thought.Understanding PFOA
WalletHub featured Director of Financial Aid Heather Clifford in an "Ask the Expert" segment explaining the process behind instant approval for credit cards.WalletHub
Faculty member Dina Janis, who is also artistic director of the Dorset Theatre Festival, spoke with The Interval about the opportunities and challenges faced by female leadership in theatre and academia.
Faculty member Kirk Jackson stars in Living Room Theatre's internationally relevant new adaptation of Anton Chekov's Three Sisters at the historic Park-McCullough House.Bennington Banner
President Mariko Silver and faculty members Anne Thompson, director and curator of the Usdan Gallery; Megan Mayhew Bergman, director of special programming and the Robert Frost Stone House Museum; and Dina Janis, artistic director of the Dorset Theatre Festival; spoke with the Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce about the region's arts landscape.
Bringing Bennington’s buildings into the next century sustainably and responsibly by Charlotte West
Asad Malik ’19 has been named a Top 10 Filmmaker to Watch in 2018 by The Independent.
In Forbes, Mariko Silver, president of Bennington College, condemned Proclamation 9645, the recent "travel ban" imposed by President Trump.
Hundreds of residents gathered in Exeter, NH, for a two-day summit on perfluorinated compounds like PFOA. Hosted by the EPA, this inaugural summit brought together impacted communities, state agencies, and EPA leaders to discuss the ongoing response to PFOA contamination in New England and beyond.
Donald Hall, former United States poet laureate, longtime Bennington Writing Seminars writer-in-residence, and dear friend of the College, has died at age 89.
Marguerite Feitlowitz's translation of The Other Book by Luisa Valenzuela, one of Argentina's most prominent writers and literary activists, appears in the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of The Southampton Review.
Want to read like a Bennington student? Kick off your summer reading with the most checked out books from Crossett Library during the 2017-2018 school year.