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Today, President Laura Walker sent the following message to the Bennington College community:

Applications are now being accepted through October 31 for 2021 Community Resource Fund Grants. 

As colleges and universities around the country reopen this fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic, students, faculty, and staff have had to reimagine all aspects of higher education—from academics and classes to residential and social life—to comply with public health mandates that slow the spread of the virus. Here's how Bennington has done it safely.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the United States' foremost infectious disease expert and Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, praised Vermont's COVID-19 response during Governor Phil Scott's September 15 press briefing.

On September 14, CAPA and the Robert Frost Stone House Museum hosted a webinar on Fall Preparations for Winter Gardens, featuring a panel of experts who shared what they are doing in their fall gardens and answered gardening questions.

Bennington College has received a $25,000 Presidential Grant for Alternate Academic Delivery from the Davis Educational Foundation, which will support both the technology upgrades necessary for the Fall 2020 term’s pivot to a hybrid model blending in-person and remote instruction, as well as the continuation of a faculty pedagogical workshop series that focuses on hybrid teaching techniques.

Bennington College is now accepting submissions from high school students nationwide for its 2020-2021 Young Writers Awards.

Bennington College is preparing to welcome a robust and diverse class of 161 new first-year and transfer students this fall term, both online and in-person. 

On August 24, CAPA and the Robert Frost Stone House Museum hosted a webinar on Food Preservation, featuring a panel of experts who shared how they are preserving food this season and answered questions about food preservation and gardening.

Members of the Bennington College community, including faculty, staff, and students, share their reasons for wearing a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The following was presented to the Bennington Select Board on August 10, 2020.

On August 3, 2020, President Walker sent a message to the Bennington Community. Read it below. 

Bennington announces expanded offerings for learners around the world and at every stage of their academic lives

 

Watch the keynote address of SolarFest, featuring Storm Cunningham, a global thought leader in community revitalization and natural resource restoration, co-hosted with the Center for the Advancement of Public Action at Bennington College, thanks to a grant from the Regenerative Food Network.

Author Eula Biss delivered the 50th Bennington Writing Seminars Commencement address at the program's first-ever virtual residency.

Bennington College has joined 180 colleges and universities of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, in filing an amicus brief in support of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)’s legal complaint against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Today, the following message was sent to Bennington students and families regarding Fall 2020 plans.

The following statement was sent to students, faculty, and staff from Interim President Isabel Roche and President-elect Laura Walker.

 

The Robert Frost Stone House Museum at Bennington College has received two grants to support its operations in the coming year.

Today, Interim President Isabel Roche sent the following memo to the Bennington Community:

Laura R. Walker has been selected to be the next President of Bennington College. A pioneering media executive and leader in the arts, Walker has a long record of empowering prominent non-profit institutions to realize their creative potential and strengthen their impact.

Following a vote at the May Board of Trustees meeting, Bennington College is pleased to announce that Mareme Dieng ’20 will be serving a two-year term on the College’s Board.

On May 18, CAPA and the Robert Frost Stone House Museum hosted a webinar on Resilience Gardening in Bennington, featuring some of our community's expert gardeners who answered questions on everything from compost to keeping plants healthy to saving seeds, and much more.

From 113 entries received from students around the country, Rachel Huang from Flushing, Queens, NY; Athena Tumbelekis from Geneva, NY; and Artley Whipple from Orinda, CA have been selected as winners of the Beyond Plastics Earth Day poster contest.

Nine students from high schools around the world were selected as winners of Bennington College’s 2019-2020 Young Writers Awards.

On Saturday, May 9, Bennington students, alumni, and rising star bands will perform as part of Sunfest, Bennington's annual all-day music festival.

Bennington College's Prison Education Initiative (PEI) has partnered with fellow members of The New York Consortium for Higher Education in Prison (NY-CHEP) to provide protective face masks for all incarcerated individuals in New York State.

With the recent global pandemic and Vermont's stay-at-home order, local farmers are responding to public health and food security concerns through new measures to protect customers and create more resilient communities.

Bennington College’s 3D printers are usually a staple of the College's Visual Arts programming. However, as Southern Vermont grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, the College’s 3D printing equipment  and materials have been put to a now-critical use. 

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.