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Watch the keynote address of SolarFest, featuring Storm Cunningham, a global thought leader in community revitalization and natural resource restoration, co-hosted with the Center for the Advancement of Public Action at Bennington College, thanks to a grant from the Regenerative Food Network.

On May 18, CAPA and the Robert Frost Stone House Museum hosted a webinar on Resilience Gardening in Bennington, featuring some of our community's expert gardeners who answered questions on everything from compost to keeping plants healthy to saving seeds, and much more.

Thirteen students in Tatiana Abatemarco's Resilience and Food Access in Bennington, VT course presented their market basket study, which analyzes the availability of healthy foods in an area, to the Bennington Hunger Council via Zoom.

From 113 entries received from students around the country, Rachel Huang from Flushing, Queens, NY; Athena Tumbelekis from Geneva, NY; and Artley Whipple from Orinda, CA have been selected as winners of the Beyond Plastics Earth Day poster contest.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, twenty-two Bennington College students are interning for local organizations working to support food sustainability, public health, family initiatives, and other resources for Bennington community members.

Multimedia artist Nigel Poor ’86 and poet Mary Ruefle '74 have been announced as finalists for the 2020 Pulitzer Prizes.

With the recent global pandemic and Vermont's stay-at-home order, local farmers are responding to public health and food security concerns through new measures to protect customers and create more resilient communities.

The National Endowment for the Arts has announced that Marguerite Feitlowitz will receive a Literature Translation Fellowship of $12,500. This Fellowship will support the translation into English of two books  by Chilean poet Ennio Moltedo.

Bennington College has received accreditation from the New England Commissions of Higher Education (NECHE) to award a Bennington College Associate of Art degree to incarcerated students through its Prison Education Initiative (PEI).

Bennington College has been awarded a four-year $290,000 grant from the New York-based The Endeavor Foundation to launch The Endeavor Foundation Environmental Changemaker Fellowship Program, which includes funded internships for Bennington students to work in nonprofits with a focus on environmental justice.

Bennington College has awarded three grants of $5,000 each to implement and support community-proposed initiatives that explore and expand food systems in Bennington county. 

In October 2019, the National Gallery of Art became the first American art museum to invite six teams of data scientists and art historians to analyze, contextualize, and visualize its permanent collection data, an effort that culminated in “Coding Our Collection,” a two-day Datathon.

Students in Judith Enck's Plastic Pollution and What Students Can Do About It course have written letters to the editor about the need to protect the environment and marine life from the growing problem of plastic pollution.

On Sunday, November 17, the southern Vermont community will come together at Mount Anthony Union Middle School for the 2019 Bennington Empty Bowls Supper

As the founder of the international youth activist organization Paint the World, Lika Torikashvili ’22 has balanced her studies at Bennington College with time spent building relationships abroad—including a leave of absence during which she served as Georgia’s United Nations Youth Delegate to the 73rd session of the General Assembly.

This winter, Bennington College and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) will offer six students fully-paid, health-related internship opportunities as part of the inaugural Population Health Fellowship. Population health transforms the healthcare model— in thinking about healthcare from seeing patients only when they are sick, to partnering with people to address their social, environmental, and economic issues before they become sick. 

At the start of Fall term, Bennington College students celebrated with Student Works, an annual showcase of projects done across disciplines—from poetry and play readings, to musical performances, genetics research, oral histories, and more.

Plastic bags and recycled fabric scraps—that’s what Coastal Caps are made of. 

Over his 2019 Field Work Term, Ahmad Yassir '20 designed and taught the first courses in arts and peacebuilding at Abaarso School for Sciences and Technology in Somaliland.

 

Bennington College plans to provide free lunch to local children for three weeks this August, in an effort to bridge the gap between summer and school-year meal programs, reports the Bennington Banner.

Educator, composer, and instrument-builder John Bertles ’81 is the 2019 recipient of Bennington College’s Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership Award

After 22 years at Chelsea Market, Mary Cleaver '76 has moved her Cleaver Co catering operation to the Columbia Street Waterfront District in Brooklyn.

The Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) at Bennington College is pleased to announce the 2019-20 candidates for its two-year Master of Fine Arts in Public Action degree.

“In the world, it’s often the case that a Deaf person is expected to read lips, have the accommodations they need, to do the work to hold a conversation, when really it’s hearing people who should be making the effort,” said Madeline Poultridge ’20.

When five first-year Bennington College students began their annual Field Work Term at Bennington Project Independence in January, they were not sure what to expect working at an adult day care facility.

“If you have a passion for a field, use your time in college to pursue that, whether or not you think you’re going to get a job in it,” said Katie Marsh ’12.

As part of her Field Work Term at the Bennington Free Library, Michelle Freeman '20 led community programs focused on mental health, learning, and self-esteem.

Faculty member Sue Rees served as the technical director for the four-city tour of Karnatic Kattaikkuttu.

Senior fellow and visiting faculty member Judith Enck shared her tips for going green this holiday season.

The Nation interviewed faculty member John Hultgren for an article exploring the links, both historical and contemporary, between nationalism and environmentalism.