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President Mariko Silver reflects on her final term at Bennington College.

Provost and Dean Isabel Roche to Serve as Interim President

In her column for Forbes, President Mariko Silver writes about how cultivating professional relationships can help to bridge the advantage gap for recent graduates entering the workforce. 

Greetings from beautiful Bennington, where the trees are frosted with snow and students are making final preparations for Field Work Term. The past few months have brought new opportunities for artistic discovery and intellectual collaboration. Students dove into fall term eager to flex their creative, analytic, and democratic muscles and start building a better world. We are excited to share with you all the great work that is under way. 

Responding to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's $1.8 billion gift to his alma mater Johns Hopkins University, President Mariko Silver writes in her Forbes column about college access, championing access to more kinds of schools for more kinds of students.

In her column for Forbes, President Mariko Silver writes about how to channel the concern, energy, and improvements in electoral turnout into lasting civic engagement.

In her column for Forbes, President Mariko Silver writes about the year-round civic engagement efforts—including, but not limited to voting—that create a robust democracy.

In her column for Forbes, President Mariko Silver discussed the importance of public spaces as a conduit to collaboration and learning.

As we round the corner into the new academic year at Bennington, we carry the momentum of all that our community accomplished over the past year. The feats of our students, faculty, and staff—enlivened by Bennington’s pioneering spirit—astonish year after year, as you’ll see for yourself below.

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 initially expected.

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.

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

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. 

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.

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.”

Mariko Silver was one of four guests invited to speak at the Bipartisan Policy Center on rising costs and the higher education system.

We’re breaking new ground—literally and figuratively—at Bennington, with a raft of new partnerships, new teaching initiatives, new faces, and new spaces. This embrace of change is part of our history and our DNA at Bennington—but no matter how constant the pace, with each step into the new comes a renewed energy and excitement.

Bennington College President Mariko Silver recently joined mayors, governors, other leaders in higher education, businesses, and investors in declaring, via an open letter, that they will continue to support climate action to meet the Paris Agreement.

Mariko Silver received an honorary degree and gave the keynote speech at the 2017 commencement ceremonies for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Hofstra University.

Mariko Silver was interviewed for two articles featured on about the role that mentoring can play in professional success.

President Mariko Silver’s interview with WAMC’s Alan Chartock touched on topics ranging from personal to professional to political—addressing some of the critical issues facing students, parents, and citizens today.

Mariko Silver was interviewed on WGBH earlier this month about the impact of the travel ban on higher education, in which she spoke out against the executive order.

The Chronicle of Higher Education published an editorial by Mariko Silver in which she recommends Jeff Chang's We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation as "required reading for all higher-education professionals." 

President Mariko Silver spoke with Psychology Today about some of the gender-based challenges still facing female leaders today despite the increasing representation of women in leadership roles. 

Mariko Silver was one of four women in leadership roles featured in a Psychology Today article, "The View from the Top."  

Today, President Mariko Silver sent the following memo to the Bennington community.

President Silver published an essay about student expectations that protests will be part of their college experience, and the role of educators in helping them learn how to effect change.

The Philadelphia Inquirer published an article about the role of college presidents in the age of Trump that featured Mariko Silver. 

Bennington is the home of individualized education, but it is also a shared endeavor. We are a community of creative thinkers who are constantly generating new ideas and ways of working—together—on campus and out in the wider world. Every single day, we make the decisions, clear the spaces, and extend the invitations that allow us to build the College, collectively and collaboratively, according to our most deeply-felt principles, ideals, and aspirations.

The following statement was issued by President Mariko Silver to the campus community recently.