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VT Statehouse Internship Why A Terrible Internship May Be The Most Important One Of All

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.

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Katy Simpson Smith Simpson Smith Named Eudora Welty Chair at Millsaps College

Bennington Writing Seminars alum Katy Simpson Smith MFA '13 has been appointed Eudora Welty Chair for Southern Literature at Millsaps College.

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Commencement 2018 Class of 2018 Hits the Ground Running

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.

Portland Sea Dogs Communicating on the Diamond

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.

Lisa Cockrel Bennington Writing Seminars Announces Inaugural Residential Teaching Fellow

Lisa Ann Cockrel, a third-term MFA candidate in nonfiction, has been selected as the first Residential Teaching Fellow at the Bennington Writing Seminars.

Writing Seminars logo and images of the three recipients Bennington Writing Seminars PEN/Emerging Voices Scholarship Renewed

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.

Donald Hall and President Barack Obama Bennington Writing Seminars Announces the Donald Hall Scholarship for Poets

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.

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Princeton Review Princeton Review Lauds Bennington

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."

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Monuments Art for Community

Shortly after sculpture Maren Hassinger ’69 finished graduate school, she sat in her studio in Los Angeles and set the tone for her future.

Alter Architects Excellence in Architecture

The Constant Springs Residence, designed by Kevin Alter ’85, was featured as the cover story in the March/April issue of Dwell.

Dwell Magazine
RYOT and Vice RYOT Partners with Vice for Documentary Films

Immersive entertainment studio RYOT, led by co-founder and CEO Bryn Mooser ’01, is partnering with Vice on a new series of documentaries.

PFOA examinations New Faculty Research Suggests More Extensive PFOA Contamination

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
Heather Clifford Clifford Weighs In on Credit Card Instant Approval

WalletHub featured Director of Financial Aid Heather Clifford in an "Ask the Expert" segment explaining the process behind instant approval for credit cards.

Dina Janis Female Leadership in Theatre and Academia

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. 

Kirk Jackson A New Look at Chekov

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.  

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Shires of Vermont Artistic Community in the Shires of Vermont

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.

greenest_building The Greenest Building Is The One That Is Already Built

Bringing Bennington’s buildings into the next century sustainably and responsibly by Charlotte West

Asad Malik Malik Named Top Ten Filmmaker to Watch in 2018

Asad Malik ’19 has been named a Top 10 Filmmaker to Watch in 2018 by The Independent.

President Mariko Silver Travel Ban Hurts U.S. College Students Too

In Forbes, Mariko Silver, president of Bennington College, condemned Proclamation 9645, the recent "travel ban" imposed by President Trump.

Young Writers Institute The Love of Words

When asked why they love to write, the high school students at the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont (GIV) Young Writers Institute are quick to reply.

Robert Frost Stone House Museum Robert Frost Stone House Participates in Blue Star Museums

The Robert Frost Stone House Museum at Bennington College is pleased to announce its participation in the Blue Star Museum program.

David Bond Bond Joins Community Voices at EPA Summit on PFOA

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 and Barack Obama Remembering Donald Hall

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.

The Southampton Review Cover The Other Book

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. 

Crossett Library We Read A Lot

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.