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Bennington was one of three colleges in a Forbes feature about colleges that are about to be hot under bold, entrepreneurial leadership.

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Poetry at Bennington, a program of short-term residencies that brings established and emerging poets to Bennington College for public readings and close work with students, has been endowed with a gift of $4 million from longstanding donors to the College. This gift advances the endowment goal of the recently announced $150 million Bennington College capital campaign.

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Beginning in the summer of 2020, Bennington College will be hosting several of the Middlebury Language Schools on campus. The change was made possible by a new agreement between Bennington College and Middlebury.

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In an effort to align visitors' on-campus experience with a Bennington education, Bennington College announces a plan to remove all wayfinding signage from campus buildings and pathways. Campus maps will also be discontinued.

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The newly relaunched Bennington Review has released its sixth issue, featuring innovative poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and film writing around the theme of “Kissing in the Future.”

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Bennington College connections abound in the Bennington Museum's exhibition Works on Paper: A Decade of Collecting, which highlights a disparate body of works, from historic to contemporary and self-taught works, to creations by Bennington Modernists. The exhibition is on view through May 5. 

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Bennington College has received a $3,000 grant from the Vermont Community Foundation’s Opportunity Fund for Southshire Youth. This award will be used to implement Student to Student, a college access mentoring program that will pair first-generation students  from Mount Anthony Union High School with first-generation Bennington College students.

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A dystopian metropolis plagued by dragons. A disillusioned detective back on the beat. An exploration of what it means to be black, feminist, and female in America. A deep dive into the new science of psychedelics. Across millions of words and myriad perspectives, one constant is clear: 2018 was a big year for Bennington writers.

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The launch of Bennington College’s new Art for Access initiative has yielded more than $3.1 million to establish the College’s inaugural Art for Access scholarship fund, which will provide financial aid for talented students who otherwise would not be able to afford a Bennington education.

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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. 

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Red Square, 1959, by Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011). Oil and crayon on sized, primed canvas. 68 x 126 1/4 in. Image courtesy of Bennington College.

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Novelist, poet, and literary critic Garth Greenwell delivered the Bennington Writing Seminars 47th Commencement address.

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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. 

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Bennington College announced today that former Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith Enck is launching a project, Beyond Plastics, that will work with college students and community leaders around the country to reduce plastic pollution.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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Matthew Groner, a rising third-term MFA candidate in fiction, has been selected as the second Residential Teaching Fellow at the Bennington Writing Seminars, working in the classroom for a full term beginning in Spring 2019.

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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.

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The College is pleased to announce a new two-year Master of Fine Arts in Public Action degree, launching in Fall 2018.

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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 initial expected.

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For many young adults, college is the first time they get to independently navigate their own lives. From incorporating feedback from professors into developed projects to managing and balancing course requirements with personal relationships and work experiences, college is intended to be demanding for all students.

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“I don’t normally teach people who are studying dance or music,” said human rights lawyer Andrea Galindo. “So although I’m not normally teaching only lawyers, because people working in human rights come from different backgrounds as well, this is a whole new level.”

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Bennington College celebrated the achievements of the Class of 2018 at Commencement this year with speaker Liz Lerman, who bestowed upon graduates a series of wishes for their futures.

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Starting this fall, Bennington College will participate in a four-college consortium focusing on the global refugee crisis, supported by a $2.5-million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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President Mariko Silver announced the Campus Renewal campaign via the following memo sent to the Bennington community:

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On September 4, 2018, the Bennington community gathered to celebrate the start of the academic year and welcome over 200 new first-year students to the College. 

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This September, over 200 first-year students arrived at Bennington College in Vermont.

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The newly relaunched Bennington Review has released its fifth issue, featuring innovative poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and film writing around the theme of “Fauna.”