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Six students from Bennington College have been selected as Frankenthaler Fellows for the 2021 Museum Fellows Term.

Bennington College has received a gift of some 500 works of art to benefit Art for Access, an innovative fundraising program launched in 2018.

The historic building dates to the early twentieth century and now houses classrooms, as well as faculty and administrative offices. The Southeast wing was damaged in a fire in April of 2019, and is currently being renovated, including adding a basement for the first time.

 

The following message was sent to the Bennington Community on April 1, 2021 by President Laura Walker.

In Higher Ed Dive, President Laura Walker highlights Bennington’s commitment to the humanities and offers ideas that build what Bennington does best—provide an interdisciplinary education that values arts and humanities among the sciences as critical preparation for a meaningful life.

In Stratton Magazine, President Laura Walker provides critical information for prospective Bennington College students.

On GNAT TV, Andrew McKeever, Director of The News Project, spoke with President Laura Walker about her role assuming the leadership reins at Bennington.

 

Poet and author Paisley Rekdal delivered the 51st Bennington Writing Seminars Commencement address at the program's virtual winter residency.

The renovation of the Bennington College Commons, completed in Fall 2019, has been awarded a 2021 AIA Honor Award by the American Institute of Architects, New York (AIANY).

Bennington College has been awarded a grant of $25,000 from the Henry Luce Foundation to launch the Henry Luce Foundation Fellowship in Public Action for students studying at the College’s Center for the Advancement for Public Action (CAPA).

 Bennington College has awarded a total of $20,000 in grants to local organizations to implement and support seven community-proposed initiatives that explore and expand food systems in Bennington county.  

Students in Bennington’s Gap Year Independent Learning Program earned college credit for self-directed projects that explored Japanese-American family history, community organizing, women’s empowerment, dance and garment design, and more.

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.

This winter, through the Food Insecurity & Population Health Fellowship, Bennington College will offer seven students fully-paid remote internships with organizations in the Bennington community focused on various dimensions of population health, with a special focus on food insecurity.

On November 16, President Laura Walker will be honored at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation's Restore Brooklyn Virtual Gala.

The Robert Frost Stone House Museum at Bennington College has received a Vermont Economic Recovery Grant of $4,581.50 to support the Museum’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bennington College's Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) has joined a local collaboration, funded by a $50k Vermont Everyone Eats grant, that will support local restaurants and provide nutritious meals to Vermonters.

As Bennington begins the second half of the Fall 2020 term, we reflect on the ways our community has adapted to learning and living on campus and beyond this fall—and the experiences, successes, and moments of joy along the way.

WAMC's Alan Chartock spoke with President Laura Walker on In Conversation.

During COVID-19, Bennington College’s Office of Career Development and Field Work Term has worked alongside students to support their internship and career goals by offering increased flexibility, expanded work options, and staff support, even amid a global pandemic and economic recession.

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 eighth issue, around the theme of “Fame and Obscurity.”

On October 22, CAPA hosted a webinar conversation about the 2020 Presidential Election with former Governor Michael Dukakis. 

On October 12, CAPA and the Robert Frost Stone House Museum hosted a webinar on Storage Crops, featuring a panel of experts who shared how to store vegetables through the winter and answered gardening questions.

On Wednesday, October 28 at 7:30 pm, join Bennington College President Laura Walker and WAMC’s Joe Donahue as they speak with David E. Sanger, New York Times national security correspondent, about The Perfect Weapon, an HBO documentary special based on Sanger’s best-selling book.

Nico Amador MFA '22, a second-term MFA student in poetry, has been selected to be the fifth Residential Teaching Fellow at the Bennington Writing Seminars.

EuropeNow Journal's October 2020 issue highlights the work that Bennington College students and faculty have done in partnership with the Consortium on Forced Migration, Displacement, and Education.

The Bennington Writing Seminars is pleased to announce that Moriel Rothman-Zecher is the recipient of the Donald Hall Scholarship for Poets. He will begin his studies in January 2021. 

Throughout this summer and fall, the Bennington College community has come together to donate produce from local gardens and glean apples from trees on the College’s property in order to benefit Bennington food pantries. 

Bennington College has received a $75,000 grant from The Endeavor Foundation, which has been used to provide financial aid relief for students who are facing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.