NewPages.com glowingly reviewed issue three of Bennington Review, calling it "an incredibly strong issue put forth by an excellent journal."
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.
The National Trust of Historic Preservation included Bennington’s Crossett Library on its list of “Six Midcentury Modern Campus Buildings You Need to Visit.”
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.”
Bennington ranks among the 15 most beautiful college campuses, according to Expedia. The travel site based its rankings on "five categories that add a sense of beauty to the college experience, some of which includes those eye-pleasing elements, but also abstract factors that are more about feeling than seeing the beauty."
Bennington, Vermont is among the best small college towns in America, according to Schools.com. The college guide ranked Bennington 15th out of 170 college communities with populations of fewer than 150,000 residents.
The Bennington Writing Seminars, in partnership with PEN Center USA, has announced three recipients of its MFA scholarship for Emerging Voices. The $10,000 scholarship has been awarded to fiction writer Shari Poindexter (EV '01). The Writing Seminars has also extended two additional scholarships to fiction writers Monica Carter (EV ‘10) and Davin Malasarn (EV ‘08).
Bennington College presents an exhibition and lecture by critically acclaimed media artist Alexandra Bell. Bell is known for her “Counternarratives” project of supersized New York Times articles edited to reveal biases and assumptions about race and gender. Usually posted one work at a time around everyday locations in New York City, her “Counternarratives” prints will appear at Bennington as a series of four installed on building exteriors around campus.
Bennington College announced it will acquire the Robert Frost Stone House Museum in Shaftsbury, VT, thanks to a generous gift from the Friends of Robert Frost. The home represents the period when Robert Frost claimed his place among America’s great poets. The Museum will complete its scheduled season for 2017, which includes a September lecture and public visiting hours through the end of October, and will reopen to the public in spring 2018.
Bennington College was awarded an "Energy Leadership Award" in the institutions division from Efficiency Vermont as part of the 6th Annual Best Practices Exchange, and staff member Holly Andersen received the Energy Champion Award.