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Lika Torikashvili '22, a former UN Youth Representative of Georgia, has co-organized a series of roundtable discussions with UNFPA and UNESCO in Afghanistan on Online Education through her non-profit, the Network of Former Youth Delegates to the United Nations.

Visionary and futurist Divine Bradley MFA ’22 turned his passion for reimagining and transforming education into an immersive learning experience for the Bennington community.

By Halley Le '25

Environmentalist, educator, and founder and CEO of ECO City Farms, Margaret Morgan-Hubbard ’67 has been named the 2022 recipient of Bennington College’s Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership Award.

David Bond has been awarded the New Directions Prize by the American Anthropological Association (AAA).

For HuffPost, Vermont State Sen. Brian Campion and CAPA Director of Public Policy Programs, shares how he helped guarantee that Vermont schoolchildren all have access to local, fresh foods for the 2022-23 school year.

Faculty member and cultural anthropologist David Bond has just published a new book, Negative Ecologies: Fossil Fuels and the Discovery of the Environment (University of California Press). 

Senior fellow and visiting faculty member Beyond Plastics president Judith Enck has been featured in Forbes to discuss Beyond Plastics, shifting the waste reduction burden from the consumer to the producers, and the crucial need to hold companies accountable.

Faculty member Noah Coburn, along with Abdul Khabir Saber and Malvika Dang '24, shared what they learned about teaching students from and about Afghanistan despite Taliban restrictions that have stifled education in the country.

Senior fellow and visiting faculty member Beyond Plastics president Judith Enck was featured on Spectrum News NY1 to discuss the recent Supreme Court ruling that limited the EPA's ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.

Dean of the College and Director of the MFA in Public Action Brian Michael Murphy is a founding board member of Outpost, a residency for creative writers of color from the United States and Latin America.

Faculty member and cultural anthropologist David Bond has been invited to join a new international coalition of social scientists studying climate change.

Projects for Peace has announced its 2022 cohort of grantees. This year, one hundred and twenty-nine projects from 85 partner institutions were selected, with two projects being chosen from the College.

Research Professor of Oceanography at Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, Dr. Kara Lavender Law will speak on “A Global Look at Plastic in the Ocean.” 

Lika Torikashvili '22 and Bennington College's Center for the Advancement of Public Action welcome Afghan students to Bennington online.

This grant was made possible by support from the National Endowment for the Humanities Supports Outstanding Publicly Engaged Humanities Programs.

Bennington College has awarded a total of $25,000 in grants to local organizations to implement and support seven community-proposed initiatives that explore and expand food systems in Bennington county.

Hands-on sustainability work at Bennington College

By Mary Brothers '22

The US plastics industry’s contribution to climate change is on track to exceed that of coal-fired power in this country by 2030, finds The New Coal: Plastics & Climate Change, a report from CAPA Senior Fellow Judith Enck and the Beyond Plastics project.

The Robert Frost Stone House Museum at Bennington College has received a $5,000 COVID-19 Cultural Recovery Grant from the Vermont Arts Council and Vermont Humanities to support its operations during the pandemic.

Reinterpreting Waste with Sawyer London '24

By Mary Brothers '22

This fall, Bennington College's Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) hosts the January 6 project, a six-week series examining the historical, cultural, and political events that led to the attack on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Performer, healthcare clown, and Healthy Humor co-founder Deborah Kaufmann ’74 is the 2021 recipient of Bennington College’s Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership Award.

Students in Yoko Inoue's Make Kitchen Communal Practicum weekly served delicious, nutritious soups made from local ingredients to essential staff on campus.

The Bennington student founders of the Slow Cooked Movement discuss how they brought community, nutrition, and local farms together during this Field Work Term. 

Cardiologist, author, documentarian, and patient advocate Dr. Jennifer H. Mieres ’82 is the 2020 recipient of Bennington College’s Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership Award.

 Bennington College has awarded a total of $20,000 in grants to local organizations to implement and support seven community-proposed initiatives that explore and expand food systems in Bennington county.  

This winter, through the Food Insecurity & Population Health Fellowship, Bennington College will offer seven students fully-paid remote internships with organizations in the Bennington community focused on various dimensions of population health, with a special focus on food insecurity.

During COVID-19, Bennington College’s Office of Career Development and Field Work Term has worked alongside students to support their internship and career goals by offering increased flexibility, expanded work options, and staff support, even amid a global pandemic and economic recession.

On October 22, CAPA hosted a webinar conversation about the 2020 Presidential Election with former Governor Michael Dukakis.