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On May 17 and 18, Bennington's Prison Education Initiative (PEI) gathered together a small group to engage in conversation around access and opportunities to higher education for people serving life or virtual life sentences in America.

Those who knew Reginald Shepherd and those who know his work shared their insights at the 2024 Ben Belitt Colloquium on Arts and Literary Culture.

The Robert Frost Stone House Museum launches the 2024 season. 

On Tuesday, April 23, around ninety Jewish and non-Jewish people from every constituency—students, faculty, staff, administration, members of local Jewish congregations, and community members—gathered in the Student Center and took seats around a gigantic ring of white-clothed tables with careful place settings for a Passover Seder.

BENNINGTON, VT— At 8:00 pm Thursday, May 2, Professor Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux from the Department of Geography and Geosciences at the University of Vermont, will give a lecture covering the latest climate change science coming out of the 2023 National Climate Assessment and the implementation of Vermont’s first ever Climate Action Plan, which was adopted in December 2021. The event, this year’s Robert H. Woodworth Lecture in the Sciences, is free and open to the public. It is scheduled for the Tishman Lecture Hall, which is labeled #3 on the campus map

On a chilly early spring day at Purple Carrot Farm, Lilliana Kelly ’25 took a break from the crew repositioning a silage tarp to recount her history with the place.

Recognizing this urgent moment for American higher education and our democracy, Bennington College is joining sixty other college presidents of diverse institutions from across the country to advance higher education’s pivotal role in preparing students to be engaged citizens and to uphold free expression on campus.

Bennington’s College campus is known as one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country. Now, the College has adopted an innovative and creative planning framework to guide change. The development of the framework and the resulting report are a reflection of Bennington College’s willingness to do things differently.

Bennington College’s Spring 2024 Visual Arts Lecture Series (VALS) welcomes photographer and educator Elle Pérez as the Adams-Tillim Lecturer on Tuesday, April 30, 2024. All VALS lectures are free, open to the public, and will take place from 7:00 – 8:30 pm in Tishman Lecture Hall on the College’s campus.

Nine students from high schools around the country were selected as winners of Bennington College’s 2023-2024 Young Writers Awards.

Presentation to address storytelling as a form of social activism on April 16, 2024.

Today, Bennington College announced its plans to open a new satellite campus, which will be launched into space, buildings and all, on April 8.

Bennington College’s Carriage Barn Concert Series, which occurs each term in the Deane Carriage Barn, has announced its Spring 2024 lineup of talented, innovative, and classically trained musicians who will share their work with the college and local community.

Bennington College is pleased to announce that poet and memoirist Safiya Sinclair ’10 will address the class of 2024 at Commencement.

Poetry at Bennington, an endowed program of short-term residencies that brings established and emerging poets to Bennington College for public readings and close work with students, has announced its Spring 2024 lineup of featured poets.

More than 100 people attended the opening of Milford Graves: A Mind-Body Deal at Bennington College’s Usdan Gallery on the evening of Tuesday, February 27, 2024. The nationally traveling exhibition gathers the multifaceted work of Milford Graves (1941–2021) to explore the practices and predilections of an extraordinary jazz innovator, tireless polymath, and legendary Bennington College professor. The exhibition is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 1:00–5:00 pm and by appointment through April 27. For more information, visit the Usdan Gallery's website

Bennington College’s Prison Education Initiative (PEI), which serves Great Meadow Correctional Facility, a maximum-security men’s prison in Comstock, NY, is poised to become the tenth in New York State to offer incarcerated people the opportunity to pursue a bachelor’s degree. 

This award offers national recognition of academic libraries that are making a difference for all underrepresented groups.

Music performances and documentary screening create a vibrant program of Milford Graves events.

Milford Graves: A Mind-Body Deal, a nationally traveling exhibition, gathers the multifaceted work of Milford Graves (1941-2021) to explore the practices and predilections of an extraordinary jazz innovator, tireless polymath, and legendary Bennington College professor.

35 Bennington students have been selected for paid fellowship opportunities during the 2024 Field Work Term.

In September 2023, Diana Petschauer was eager to start her position as the director of Student Accessibility Services at Bennington College. This new role, which had previously been shared between Residential Life and Academic Services, was created to provide added accessibility and American Disability Act (ADA) expertise more conveniently than ever. 

As we look forward to 2024 and reflect on the past year, celebrate all that Bennington College has accomplished with the 10 most-read stories from 2023.

This holiday season, relax and rewind the year with these notable picks of podcasts, movies, books, and TV shows released in 2023 and featuring work from the Bennington College community.

Get ready for a winter wonderland adventure in Southwestern Vermont.

Bennington College joins in mourning the passing of groundbreaking television writer and producer Norman Lear. He passed away on December 5 at the age of 101 at his home in Los Angeles

Curated by Veronica Melendez, Connected Diaspora: U.S. Central American Visuality in the Age of Social Media is a celebration of multimedia artistic contributions of US Central American artists who too often are excluded from contemporary art world conversations.

When Karina Gonzalez Perez ’25 returned to campus this past fall, she approached Assistant Director of Student Engagement Jack de Loos ’22 about getting the long running co-ed soccer club off to a good start. Little did she know that de Loos already had a plan underway.

Dancer, choreographer, and activist Souleymane Badolo MFA ’13 has been named the 2023 recipient of Bennington College’s Dr. Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership Award. This annual award recognizes an engaged Bennington alumni who has successfully demonstrated leadership and confident willingness to step forward and take risks in order to solve problems and achieve results in the areas of education, government, the arts and sciences, or industry.

We know you need local Halloween event recommendations, and we’ve got them! But how to choose? Use your costume to determine which event is best for you.

The following message was sent to students, faculty, and staff earlier this week.