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On February 4, 2023, Bennington College's Prison Education Initiative (PEI) hold its first college graduation inside Great Meadow Correctional Facility in Comstock, NY.

Bennington College’s Prison Education Initiative (PEI) has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to continue and expand a program bringing quality liberal arts education to incarcerated students at Great Meadow Correctional Facility, a maximum-security men’s prison in Comstock, NY.
 

Keith Michel has been named Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Bennington College.

Two recent designations elevate the College’s architectural and historic significance.

43 Bennington students have been selected for paid fellowship opportunities during the 2023 Field Work Term.

As we look forward to 2023 and reflect on the past year, celebrate all that Bennington College has accomplished with the 10 most-read stories from 2022.

In 2022, undergraduate and Bennington Writing Seminars alumni and faculty published over 50 books. Their writing spanned a wide range of genres from nonfiction essays, memoirs, and biographies, to novels, poetry, young adult literature, and short stories.

While students embark on Field Work Term, an annual work-learning term during which students gain hands-on experience and test their classroom ideas in the world of work, Bennington faculty, staff, and students offer their reading recommendations to keep everyone’s intellectual juices flowing wherever they are.

New film debuts as part of exhibition at Usdan Gallery and Art Omi.

On October 20, 2022, Bennington College and local community members gathered for a conversation with U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy. The conversation took place as the College named its Public Policy Forums after Senator Leahy in recognition of his service to the state of Vermont.

Dr. Alfredo Medina, Jr. is Bennington College's Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Bennington College announced today its new “No-Loan Initiative” for Vermont residents.

Bennington College announced today a new scholarship fund in honor of Faculty Emerita, Mary Lum. The Mary Lum Scholarship for Undergraduate Study will be awarded to incoming students matriculating in fall of 2023 with strong academic preparation and creative thinking within any discipline, and also demonstrate high financial need.

Located just three hours from Boston and New York, Bennington College is not only surrounded by the beautiful Green Mountains, but also by a vibrant arts scene. Whether you’re living on campus or visiting for a tour, if you feel like taking a short, scenic drive to one of the region’s vibrant art galleries, here’s a roundup to get you started.

U.S. News and The Princeton Review released their rankings for the top colleges in America, with Bennington featured on lists for Most Innovative Schools, Green Colleges, Great Professors, Great Classroom Experiences, and more.

Bennington College announced today that it has been recognized as a top performer in sustainability by the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), ranked number three in energy on their 2022 Sustainable Campus Index (SCI). 

Bennington College is pleased to announce the following promotions and staffing at the Bennington Writing Seminars.

Bennington College welcomed a robust and diverse class of 234 new first-year and transfer students this fall.

The College is pleased to announce that Jane Burkhardt ’62 has made a gift to establish two endowed scholarships in Literature and Philosophy.

The Robert Frost Stone House Museum has been featured in several publications highlighting the best things to do while in Vermont.

On August 18, Bennington College President Laura Walker sent the following message to the Bennington community:

On August 12, 2022, the members of Bennington College's Health Advisory Group sent the following message regarding the start of the Fall 2022 term.

On August 10, President Laura Walker shared the following message with the Bennington Community:

Kim Cooper, an MFA student in fiction, has been selected to be the ninth Residential Teaching Fellow at Bennington Writing Seminars

Bennington College has been featured in the Dance Magazine article, "Is a Smaller College Dance Program Right for You?"

The Bennington Review has been awarded the 2022 Whiting Foundation’s Literary Magazine Prize.

On June 24, 2022, Bennington College President Laura Walker sent the Bennington Community the following message regarding the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.

Bennington College College President Laura Walker announced that Lisa Noble has been appointed as Associate Dean of Career Development and Field Work Term.

Learn more about Juneteenth, the day that the US Army freed enslaved people in Texas, ending slavery in the Confederate States.

Bennington College announced that it has received a major gift of art from renowned television and film writer and producer Norman Lear to benefit its Art for Access program.