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Eve Vishnick ’23 has always been torn between studying visual arts and more science-related fields. She was attracted to Bennington for two reasons, she said. “Great financial aid and the ability to combine two separate fields without having to double major. I could make it into one thing. That was a big draw for me.”
Bennington College congratulates Bruna Dantas Lobato ’15 who won the National Book Award for her translation of Stênio Gardel’s The Words That Remain in a ceremony on the evening of Wednesday, November 15.
Eratosthenes of Cyrene was the first person to prove that the earth was a sphere and to calculate its circumference. Swagatta Datta ’23, who studied theoretical mathematical physics at Bennington, is following in his footsteps. Only Datta is interested in the universe.
By Craig Morgan Teicher
Hugh Ryan graduated from the Bennington Writing Seminars in 2009 and went on to publish two acclaimed books of nonfiction, When Brooklyn Was Queer (2019) and The Women’s House of Detention: A Queer History of a Forgotten Prison, which won the Stonewall Book Award/Israel Fishman Award for Nonfiction and the Warren Johansson Award. He has taught nonfiction at the Writing Seminars since 2022, and just sold his next book, Becoming History, a memoir in essays. He talked with me about turning research into writing and falling back in love with the essay.
Juan Baena has been named Senior Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving at Bennington College. As a member of the Institutional Advancement team, Baena will report to Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement Allison Gomes.
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.
Bennington College celebrates the extraordinary life of actor and friend of Bennington College Alan Arkin ’55. Arkin’s family announced his passing on Friday.
From her role at the Dia Art Foundation, Meagan Mattingly ’00 combines her interests in the arts, education, and public engagement.
Claire Burkert ’80 left a more traditional college experience to attend Bennington as a junior. The choice has led her to a creatively inspired life helping artists and artisans around the world empower and support themselves.
The supportive and inspiring start Martha Siegel ’72 received at Bennington has propelled her through a long and satisfying career as a cellist and teacher.
Ramaa Mosley '95 is a filmmaker, writer, and director. She is the recipient of a United Nations Global 500 Award and was named SHOOT’s Top 10 Female Directors To Watch, 2015.
Audre Wirtanen '17 is the Co-Founder and Co-Director Hyp-ACCESS, which develops multi-field care access for common & neglected Hypermobile conditions from a foundation of People’s Science & Disability Justice.
Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for a loved one or for yourself this holiday season (you deserve a ‘lil treat), we’ve rounded up a handy list of new and classic books written by the Bennington community to delight even the pickiest of readers.
Josie Bunnell ’19 spoke to On-Campus Reporter Halley Le ’25 about her collaboration with artist Raphaella Brice on Black Freedom, Black Madonna & the Black Child of Hope, a 16-foot tall mural now displayed outside of the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington.
Lika Torikashvili '22, a former UN Youth Representative of Georgia, has co-organized a series of roundtable discussions with UNFPA and UNESCO in Afghanistan on Online Education through her non-profit, the Network of Former Youth Delegates to the United Nations.
Environmentalist, educator, and founder and CEO of ECO City Farms, Margaret Morgan-Hubbard ’67 has been named the 2022 recipient of Bennington College’s Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership Award.
Multidisciplinary artist Tigre Mashaal-Lively '08 has been featured in the Santa Fe Reporter, along with intern Sophia Paez '24, to discuss their latest project, Facing the Fearbeast.
Jadu CEO Asad J. Malik '19 and Michael Bay discuss the promise of AR & Web3, their collaboration on Jadu's upcoming AVAs, and reminisce on a seminal career in film history.
"Snowstorm," a short story by Bruna Dantas Lobato '15, has been published in the The New Yorker.
Josie Bunnell '19 has collaborated with fellow artist Raphaella Brice on a mural commissioned by the Burlington City Arts and the city's Office of Racial Equity, Inclusion and Belonging as part of the Juneteenth celebration.
For DC Theater Arts, playwright Caleen Sinnette Jennings '72 discusses writing for solo performance at 1st Stage with her new play, Wanda's Way.
Devon Walker-Figueroa '15 is the recipient of the 25th Annual Levis Reading Prize for her poetry collection Philomath.
Farah Mohammad '16 has been featured in an interview for The News International.
For The New Yorker, Luke Mogelson '05 covers the tragic stories of ordinary people caught in the front lines of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Recording engineer Bella Blasko '11 was interviewed in Tape Op to discuss her influences, recording on tour, and being a positive force in the music industry.
William Neale '17 is among the first Peace Corps volunteers to return to overseas service since the agency’s unprecedented global evacuation in March 2020.
Brooklyn Poets has selected Dabin Jeong '21 as their Poet of the Week for July 4–10, 2022.
Dr. Jennifer H. Mieres '82, MD, senior vice president of Northwell Health's Center for Equity of Care and chief diversity and inclusion officer, has been named the American Heart Association’s (AHA) 2022 Physician of the Year.
For Writer's Digest, Jen Hinst-White '02 MFA '12, who publishes under the pen name June Gervais, discusses the debut novel publishing process, what it's like growing up feeling like a misfit, and the joys of finding an artistic community.