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Carlos Mendez-Dorantes ’15, now a research fellow at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, has received several awards for his postdoctoral research into the investigation of LINE-1 biology in cancer research.

Performer, healthcare clown, and Healthy Humor co-founder Deborah Kaufmann ’74 is the 2021 recipient of Bennington College’s Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership Award.

As Bennington College prepares to welcome the Class of 2025, alumni offer their advice and can't-miss recommendations to incoming students. 

Mary Ruefle: Erasures, the first solo exhibition of visual work by Vermont State Poet Laureate Mary Ruefle ’74, is currently on view at the Robert Frost Stone House Museum.

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

Bennington College alum, trustee, and award-winning augmented reality creator Asad J. Malik '19, has collaborated with protest art collective, Pussy Riot, to create a music video for their new single, “Panic Attack.”

Sarah Gancher '01 has received a playwriting commission from Dorset Theatre Festival's newly launched Commissioning & Fellowship Program.

Cardiologist, author, documentarian, and patient advocate Dr. Jennifer H. Mieres ’82 is the 2020 recipient of Bennington College’s Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership Award.

Bennington College alum Asad J. Malik '19 and Bennington Writing Seminars alum Morgan Jerkins MFA '16 have been selected as 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees.

Onomatopee Press has published Art, Engagement, Economy: The Working Practice of Caroline Woolard, a monograph about the work of Caroline Woolard MFA '20, which arose from her MFA in Public Action.

Visual artist Odili Donald Odita MFA '90 joined BOMB Magazine for celebration and discussion with curator Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi.

On September 20, Bennington Writing Seminars alumni hosted a virtual Black Bennington Literary Salon.

The October 2020 edition of The Brooklyn Rail features a conversation with artist Odili Donald Odita MFA '90.

 Odili Donald Odita: Mirror, an exhibition by Odili Donald Odita MFA '90 on display at Jack Shainman Gallery, was reviewed in Hyperallergic

Dr. Brian Rothstein postbac ’05 discusses the influence Bennington College’s Postbac Premedical Program had on his career as a pediatric neurosurgeon at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, OH.

Bennington College has partnered with Bennington Performing Arts Center, Oldcastle Theatre, and the Bennington Community Theater to participate in a rolling premiere of 7 original made-for-Zoom plays, collectively entitled The Days of Re-Creation: A Virtual Play.

Christian Romero postbac ’17 discusses the influence Bennington College’s Postbac Premedical Program had on his decision to work as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and pursue ADHD coach training. 

 

As Bennington College’s Postbac Premedical Program celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, Eileen Wilentz ’73 postbac ’85 reflects on the role Bennington’s program played in her pursuit of her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.

Two Bennington alumni organized the Antiracist Book Exchange to widely share antiracist and Black liberation literature while supporting Black-owned bookstores.

Rebecca Fine postbac ’16 and Chase Phillips postbac ’16 discuss how Bennington College’s Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program prepared them for their experiences in dental school.

Charles Dong postbac '18 discusses how Bennington College’s Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program prepared him for medical school.

 

Bennington College trustee Matthew Clarke has been appointed the new Executive Director of the Design Trust for Public Space.

Multimedia artist Nigel Poor ’86 and poet Mary Ruefle '74 have been announced as finalists for the 2020 Pulitzer Prizes.

While previous research has focused on the perspectives of dental students and practitioners, “little has been done on the perspective of the LGBT community.” Chase Phillips postbac '16, now a student at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, is changing that.

When Brian Vu ’16 was a student at Bennington, he studied Dance and Ceramics, two complementary fields that appealed to him in physical and tangible ways.

For Audrey Shulman ’09, the process behind creating Love, Fall & Order, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie, was “professional screenwriting bootcamp.”

Sam Mistry '19 discusses his Bennington experience and new internship at the Sundance Institute Feature Film Program.

On September 22, Peter Dinklage ’91 made Emmy Award history for his fourth Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama win.

Bryn Mooser '01 spoke with Forbes about XTR, his latest venture focused on producing documentaries, nonfiction television series, and branded content.

Cubby, a “quirky queer coming-of-age comedy” co-directed by Ben Mankoff ’11, has been making the rounds of the international queer film festival circuit since its release earlier this year. The film was included in Italy’s 2019 Torino LGBTQI International Film Festival and has since been part of festivals in Barcelona, Toronto, San Francisco, Ireland, and Los Angeles.