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International human rights and racial justice lawyer Gay Johnson McDougall ’69 is the 2018 recipient of Bennington College’s Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership Award.

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Composer Joan Tower ’61 celebrated her 80th birthday in September. The New York Times spoke to her about this milestone and her lifelong journey with music.

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Tim Hernandez MFA '11 received University of California Santa Barbara’s 15th annual Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature.

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RYOT, an immersive entertainment studio founded by Bryn Mooser '01, is opening up a physical studio space with a focus on cutting-edge media production technologies this fall. 

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Though Facebook helps old friends keep up to date with each other’s lives, Hyla Matthews ’91 can attest that nothing compares to the joy of reconnecting in person.

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Camille Renshaw '99, CEO and co-founder of B+E, the first tech-driven brokerage and trading platform for net lease real estate, will serve as a board member on the Rutgers Big Data Advisory Board, part of the Rutgers University Center for Innovation Education.

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In addition to teaching Spanish and French at Yarmouth High School in Yarmouth, ME, Emily Davison MA '07 also tutors for another group of students: the Boston Red Sox.

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Lisa Brennan-Jobs MFA '09 writes about her childhood navigating between her struggling single mom and her famous father.

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Sofia Alvarez '07 wrote the screenplay for Netflix's To All The Boys I've Loved Before, adapted from Jenny Han's novel of the same name.

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Magic Ship, the latest album from the folk trio comprised of Amelia Meath '10, Molly Sarle '12, and Alex Sauser-Monnig '09, will be the group's first album in eight years.

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Cosmo Whyte '05 has been named a winner of The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia's 2018-19 Working Artist Project Fellowship, along with artists Myra Greene and Krista Clark.

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Kroll & Co. Entertainment has acquired the film rights to The Feral Detective, the upcoming novel from Jonathan Lethem '86.

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At Bennington, scientific education includes hands-on research, faculty mentorship, and ample opportunity to explore questions both within a chosen discipline and beyond.

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Many playwrights consider the theater and its network of artists as a home and family. For Lily Houghton ’17, however, this notion is particularly literal.

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Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale) and Michael Stuhlbarg (Call Me By Your Name) have been cast in the feature film Shirley, adapted from the novel by Susan Scarf Merrell MFA '09.

 

 

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In March, Woodbury Grant recipient Martha Grover ’02 returned to Bennington as a visiting ceramics artist.

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Poet and Bennington Writing Seminars alum Amy Gerstler MFA '00 has been awarded a prestigious 2018 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.

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The latest book from journalist, food reform advocate, and award-winning author Michael Pollan '76 will explore how mind-altering psychedelics might be used to treat depression, anxiety, and addiction.

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Once an S.E.C. regulator, now thriving as a lawyer for whistle-blowers, Jordan Thomas '92 has built one of the top legal practices in the country defending those who expose corporate wrongdoing. 

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Sibyl Kempson '95 is the recipient of the 2018 PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award for an American Playwright in Mid-career.

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The Chocolate Factory Theater, founded by Executive Director Sheila Lewandowski ’97 and Artistic Director Brian Rogers ’95, has been a staple of the Queens arts scene since its first season in 2005.

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If you’re looking for a good Halloween-time spook, check out these horror titles, all of which feature the work of Bennington alumni.

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Similar to how many artists describe their work as a calling, Dr. Robert Davis, MD, MPH ’79 always felt drawn to a career in public health.

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Nicole Donnelly '02 is combining her painting and papermaking skills with ecological and environmental awareness for her new public art installation in South Philadelphia's Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park. 

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Many Bennington alumni credit the community they found at the College among their most valuable lifelong influences. For Connie Golub Gorfinkle ’57, Jeanne Gorfinkle-Wiley ’85, and Lulu Wiley ’20, however, the Bennington network exists even within their own family.

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When Morgan Jerkins MFA ’16 graduated from Princeton, she expected to get a job as an editorial assistant in New York City, be serendipitously discovered, and be launched into literary stardom.

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Kevin Alter '85, founder of Alterstudio Architecture, has been inducted into the Wm. S. Marvin Hall of Fame for Design Excellence.

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Dietland, a novel by Sarai Walker MFA '03, premiered in June as a TV series on AMC.

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We All Love the Beautiful Girls, the second novel by Joanne Proulx MFA ’14, garnered praise from Harper’s Bazaar, New York Post, and Good Morning America.

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"Bees," a poem by Maya Ribault MFA '18, is featured in the September 3, 2018 issue of The New Yorker.