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The Social Kitchen in the Student Center hosted a traditional Pakistani dinner on January 14 with Ayesha Attique as a special guest.

By Paige Colby '25

It’s no secret that Bennington College has a beautiful campus, tucked away in the Green Mountains, with 440 acres to explore and nourish the soul. The close proximity to a robust arts community, the charms of New England, and a rich history are just a few of the reasons people from the West Coast choose the Bennington experience. 

Mohammad Tanvir Anjum ’25 spoke to On Campus Reporter Halley Le ’25 about the mission and journey of Bennington’s newly-established Student Council.

Halley Le ’25 is a Bennington student from Vietnam, studying Chemistry. During Fall 2022, she worked as the On-Campus Reporter in the Bennington College Office of Communications and Marketing, and wrote a number of stories covering the science scene at Bennington.

Bennington College students testified to the Town of Bennington Select Board about the scourge of oil trains parked in the community.

As a theoretical physics student, Swagata Datta ’23 walks a path that few venture at Bennington. After completing his second undergraduate research project, Datta reflected upon his Bennington education and Field Work Term experiences, which informed his research interests and plan for continued education. 

By Halley Le '25

How can women and underrepresented minorities in the technology industry better support each other? Bennington College is starting a chapter of Women in Data Science (WiDS), a student-led initiative aimed to support college students through the creation of dialogues, opportunities, and shared resources.

By Halley Le '25

William Huntley ’23 shares his journey researching leaf morphology at Harvard, his passion for molecular and plant biology, and how his Bennington education helped shape his vision for higher education.

By Halley Le '25

How does the fat distribution and aging process in fruit flies illuminate how the human body functions? Tom Evans ’24 dove into this question at a pathology research lab in the University of Washington (UW) during the Summer 2022 Field Work Term (FWT).

By Halley Le '25

How can parents of infants notice the early markers for autism? Can early identification lead to better care down the road? 

By Halley Le '25

Visiting Spanish Faculty Member Lena Retamoso Urbano, a poet and a scholar of contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture, shared a few highlights from the Spring 2022 term.

Thomas Finegar ’22 discusses their roles as the Drama SEPC representative, co-founder of the Improv Club, Lortel Fellow, admissions intern, and creator and actor in the spring student production, Creature.

By Mary Brothers '22

The Spring 2022 issue of (M)othertongues has launched, featuring student prose, poetry, and artwork. 

Gates Leonard ’25 discusses her play Pearls for Spurs, for which Leonard had a staged reading at La Mama Experimental Theatre Club following her Field Work Term internship.

By Mary Brothers '22

Projects for Peace has announced its 2022 cohort of grantees. This year, one hundred and twenty-nine projects from 85 partner institutions were selected, with two projects being chosen from the College.

Lika Torikashvili '22 and Bennington College's Center for the Advancement of Public Action welcome Afghan students to Bennington online.

Julisa Juarez ’22 discusses her National Science Foundation Fellowship, which will enable her to go to the University of Washington to pursue her PhD in Chemistry.

By Mary Brothers '22

Muhammad Ammar '24 discusses how he and other Muslim Bennington students are observing the holy month of Ramadan. 

By Mary Brothers '22

Isha Shah ’22 discusses her Field Work Term internship for Lever’s Bennington County Intrapreneur Challenge.

By Mary Brothers '22

A senior’s work in social engagement during a period of social distancing.

By Mary Brothers '22

32 Bennington students have been selected for paid fellowship opportunities during the 2022 Field Work Term.

Want to read like a Bennington student? Kick off your holiday reading with the most checked out books from Crossett Library during 2021.

A First Year's First Publishing Contract

By Mary Brothers '22

With the support of a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant, Jullian Androkae '23 established the Vahombey Project, a library in Bekitro, Madagascar.

On October 27, students in Kerry Ryer-Parke and John Kirk's Sing course surprised essential staff with a flash mob of "The Broom Dance" by the Wolfshäger Hexenbrut, led by Music Program Coordinator Gina Deibel.

From your first day at Bennington College, you’ll begin to make great work. As a student, you’ll spend countless hours in the studios, theaters, and labs at VAPA: the 120,000 square foot center for the arts at Bennington.

 

For her senior Advanced Work, Kaiya Kirk '20 directed Grandpa Dave, an original play written by a fellow Bennington student that explores life, love, and loss through the eyes of the Perez family, a Latinx family in Los Angeles.

Why wait until graduate school to find your scientific niche? At Bennington, science students don’t just tag along with their professors’ research interests—they craft research questions themselves.

So you want to dress like a Bennington Student? Here’s how we do it.

By Mary Brothers '22

Reinterpreting Waste with Sawyer London '24

By Mary Brothers '22