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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.”

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.

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. 

Bennington College Faculty Appointments for 2018-2019

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.

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.

BPI Graduation Computer Science and Prison Reform

Since its launch in 2015, Bennington College’s Prison Education Initiative (PEI), a program of the Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) founded by faculty members David Bond and Annabel Davis-Goff, has worked to bring liberal arts programming to the maximum-security men’s prison Great Meadow in Comstock, NY.

Susan Stryker Susan Stryker Featured as 2018 Ruth D. Ewing Lecturer

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.

Judith Enck Former EPA Official Judith Enck Decries Trump's Environmental Assault

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.  

Submissions Open For Visionary Leadership Award Submissions Open For Visionary Leadership Award

Submissions are now being accepted for nominees for the 2018 Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership award.