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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. 

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.