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The Bennington Writing Seminars is pleased to announce that Jessica R. Fischoff is the recipient of the Donald Hall Scholarship for Poets. She will begin her studies in June 2020. 

Vermont Public Radio featured Bennington College as part of its "Syllabus for Survival" series, highlighting the College's unique Plan Process and Field Work Term as distinguishing components of a Bennington education.

Multimedia artist Nigel Poor ’86, co-creator, co-producer, and co-host of the award-winning podcast Ear Hustle, will address the class of 2020 at Bennington College’s 85th commencement dinner on Friday, May 29, at 7:00 pm on Commons Lawn. The event will be livestreamed.

In 2019, undergraduate and Bennington Writing Seminars alumni and faculty published over 65 books.

Poet Jericho Brown delivered the 49th Bennington Writing Seminars Commencement address.

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. 

Bennington Review—a national biannual print journal of innovative, intelligent, and moving poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and film writing housed at Bennington College—has released its seventh issue, around the theme of “The Devotions.”

Art New England featured Queer Paranormal (an exhibition concerning Shirley Jackson and The Haunting of Hill House), which was on display at Usdan Gallery and across Bennington's campus from October 29 to December 7, 2019.

Five students from Bennington College have been selected as Frankenthaler Fellows for the 2020 Museum Fellows Term, a study-away program that provides participants with practical, professional art world internship experience working at a major cultural institution in New York City for five months.

Eighteen students from Bennington College have been selected to participate in the 2020 Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation Fellowships, a program run in partnership with the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation.

Jericho Brown, finalist for the 2019 National Book Award in Poetry, will be the Commencement speaker for the Bennington Writing Seminars in January 2020.

Flash Art Italia’s November “Art and Feminism” roundup of international shows featured Queer Paranormal (an exhibition concerning Shirley Jackson and The Haunting of Hill House), which was on display at Usdan Gallery and across Bennington's campus from October 29 to December 7, 2019.

Puloma Ghosh, a rising fourth-term MFA candidate in fiction, has been selected as the fourth Residential Teaching Fellow at the Bennington Writing Seminars, working in the classroom for a full term beginning in Spring 2020

The College will be testing the external alarm on the VAPA roof on Monday, October 21 at 3:00 pm.

Commons has been the flagship building of Bennington College’s campus since the College opened in 1932. In Fall 2019, the building reopened upon the completion of the first significant renovation in its 87-year history.

From September 27 - 29, 2019, 350 alumni and their guests joined 145 families for All-Class Reunion and Fall Weekend, featuring concerts, film screenings, awards, College updates, and more.

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. 

PEN America interviewed Davin Malasarn MFA '20 and Monica Carter MFA '20, both past recipients of the Bennington/PEN America Emerging Voices Fellowship, for The PEN Ten weekly interview series.

Through Bennington College’s partnership with RaiseMe, current high school students can begin earning incremental “micro-scholarships” for their achievements throughout high school, both in and outside the classroom.

Bennington College announced that it has received gifts of 122 works of art in the past year to benefit Art for Access, an innovative new program launched last year to support scholarships and provide educational opportunities for students by inviting new donations of art to the College. Art for Access celebrates the College’s pioneering legacy in the visual arts while advancing its commitment to equity, diversity, and access.

On September 3, 2019, the Bennington community gathered to celebrate the start of the academic year and welcome over 180 new students to the College. 

Nine students from high schools across the country were selected as winners of Bennington College’s 2018-2019 Young Writers Awards.

In this Q&A, get to know Delia Saenz, Bennington College's Vice President for Institutional Inclusion, Equity, and Leadership Development.

Delia Saenz is a nationally-recognized expert in the area of understanding diversity in groups, and has been a leader in conversations about diversity and inclusion, women and people of color in STEM fields, and sustainability.

Bennington College is preparing to welcome a robust and diverse class of 181 new students to campus for the fall term.

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.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy highlighted Bennington as a college that, in a time of turmoil in higher education, is finding success through a model that blends traditional fundraising with innovative partnerships and initiatives that align with its strengths and mission. 

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

Bennington College is pleased to announce the 2019-20 candidates for its two-year Master of Fine Arts in Dance degree.