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Connected Diaspora at Suzanne Lemberg Usdan Gallery
Installation view of Connected Diaspora: U.S. Central American Visuality in the Age of Social Media, 2023. Photography by Alon Koppel for Usdan Gallery, Bennington College

Curated by Veronica Melendez, Connected Diaspora: U.S. Central American Visuality in the Age of Social Media is a celebration of multimedia artistic contributions of US Central American artists who too often are excluded from contemporary art world conversations.

Dancer, choreographer, and activist Souleymane Badolo MFA ’13 has been named the 2023 recipient of Bennington College’s Dr. Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership Award. This annual award recognizes an engaged Bennington alumni who has successfully demonstrated leadership and confident willingness to step forward and take risks in order to solve problems and achieve results in the areas of education, government, the arts and sciences, or industry.

We know you need local Halloween event recommendations, and we’ve got them! But how to choose? Use your costume to determine which event is best for you.

The following message was sent to students, faculty, and staff earlier this week. 

New funding supports historic preservation and cultural programs.

Alison (Young Eun) Cho ’14 was named Associate Director of International Students and Scholar Advising at Bennington College at the start of the fall term. This is a new full-time position 100 percent dedicated to international students’ needs. The role involves handling logistical, social, and emotional support for those studying far from home.

Banned Books Week is October 1-7, 2023. We checked in with Dean of the Library Oceana Wilson to learn more about what Banned Books Week means to her.

Bennington College’s student body is among the more economically diverse, compared with other elite colleges and universities across the country, according to the New York Times College-Access Index released Thursday. In order of their students’ economic diversity, Bennington ranked #43 on a list of nearly 300 of the country’s most selective universities.

Bennington College welcomed a robust and diverse class of 211 new first-year and transfer students this fall.

College earns a top-ten ranking for classroom experience.

Bennington College is pleased to announce that President Laura R. Walker has joined the Editorial Board of LearningWell magazine, a publication of the Mary Christie Institute.

Etan Kerr-Finell, a fourth term MFA student in poetry, has been selected to be the eleventh Residential Teaching Fellow at Bennington Writing Seminars.

The New York Times may be famous for their “36 Hours in [insert-great-destination]” articles, but we couldn’t cover our picturesque corner of Southwestern Vermont in fewer than 48.

Lorraine Atwood has been named Vice President for Finance and Administration at Bennington College.

On June 29, Bennington College President Laura Walker sent the following message to the Bennington community:

On Saturday, June 3, 152 members of Bennington College’s Class of 2023 gathered, along with their family members and friends, faculty, and leadership, under a large tent on a green expanse of lawn at the southern end of campus to receive their degrees. 

On June 2-3, Bennington College will celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2023 at the 88th Commencement. Learn more about graduate outcomes across the years.

Calabro, Finckel, and 50 Years of Music

Bennington College is pleased to announce that playwright, screenwriter, and director Sofia Alvarez '07 will address the class of 2023 at Commencement at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 3.

Large gift to Art for Access will enhance teaching and support scholarships.

A dark comedy about the corporate hijacking of the U.S. Constitution

Earlier this month, students, staff, and faculty from Bennington College joined families of Afghan refugees living in the Bennington area for a night of food and connection.

By Walter Greene '23

Bennington-area citizens have worked for years to make local produce available year-round in their downtown. Their success signals a renaissance fueled by the community supported enterprise concept.

The Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) Symposium was filled to capacity with Bennington-area residents eager to ask questions about how the federal government can make an impact on the local issues that matter most to them.

Peter Welch, one of two United States senators representing the state of Vermont in Washington, D.C., will hold a public Town Hall Meeting at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, April 4 at Bennington College’s Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA). The event aims to build consensus and trust among people with different political perspectives.

Members of the regional Afghan community, people from local volunteer and professional refugee support organizations, and Bennington College faculty, staff, and students gathered for the community’s first multi-cultural celebration, the Persian New Year. 

Bennington County’s leadership and collaboration efforts were highlighted during a first-of-its-kind public safety summit held at Bennington College. 

Students will be able to place to-go orders using Benny the Chatbot.

Nine students from high schools around the world were selected as winners of Bennington College’s 2022-2023 Young Writers Awards.

Poetry at Bennington, an endowed program of short-term residencies that brings established and emerging poets to Bennington College for public readings and close work with students, has announced its Spring 2023 lineup of featured poets.