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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

With the support of a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant, Ahmed Amar '24 established Peace Through Leadership Training, an empowerment program for unemployed youth in Senegal. 

This summer, 186 Bennington students completed their annual Field Work Term, working either in-person or remotely on a variety of internships, independent study projects, professional trainings, and more.

Want to read like a Bennington student? Kick off your summer reading with the most checked out books from Crossett Library during the 2020-2021 school year.

On May 28-29, Bennington College will celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2021 at the 86th Commencement—this year with Ford Foundation President Darren Walker. Learn more about graduate outcomes across the years. 

By Ashley D. Escobar '22

Intertwining art history and poetry defines Dabin Jeong’s (’21) trajectory at Bennington College through her ekphrastic poems and compulsive fixations. However, her work is not concerned with the overly sentimental––she aims to dismantle, disrupt, and redefine continuously throughout her scholarly endeavors and artistic oeuvre.

By Soumya Rachel Shailendra

The gardening shed, overlooking the Green Mountains, may just be a dilapidated structure for most of us, but for Zen Beattie ’21 it holds immense potential for redesigning and reconstruction.

By Soumya Rachel Shailendra

For Bennington College student William Shepard ‘21, the forest is a limitless source of fascination and information.

Students in Yoko Inoue's Make Kitchen Communal Practicum weekly served delicious, nutritious soups made from local ingredients to essential staff on campus.

The Bennington student founders of the Slow Cooked Movement discuss how they brought community, nutrition, and local farms together during this Field Work Term. 

Want to read like a Bennington student? Kick off your winter break reading with the most checked out books from Crossett Library during 2020.

From her high school experience at United World College Changshu China to her current studies at Bennington College, a global academic perspective has informed the way Andreea Coscai ’22 now reflects on growing up in Bucharest, Romania.

Since the start of social distancing, students working with Anne Thompson, Visual Arts faculty member and Usdan Gallery Director and Curator, have been making mail art, a time-honored practice in which artists use the postal service to subvert institutional structures and restrictive conditions.

Lika Torikashvili '22, Georgia's Youth Representative to the United Nations, co-organized a webinar on Localizing Youth Peace and Security through her project iPEACE.

Over the summer, the pop-up course Understanding and Responding to COVID-19, Crisis and Quarantine gave Bennington students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members a chance to connect with one another while examining the unfolding COVID-19 crisis across disciplines, from anthropology to mathematical modeling to poetry to film.

As COVID-19 turned schooling remote, Sofia Salusso ’23 and her father worked together to bring weekly story time into students’ homes.

Bennington College celebrated the achievements of the Class of 2020 at the 85th Commencement—and first-ever virtual ceremony—this year with multimedia artist Nigel Poor ’86, the Pulitzer Prize-nominated co-host of the podcast Ear Hustle. Learn more about graduate outcomes across the years. 

In Nick Brooke's class, The Five Obstructions, 12 songwriters challenge each other to rewrite their songs in unique ways. Haiku? Disco? Blast beats? Stratocaster? All of that and more.

Bennington Drama students presented a Zoom reading of Can't Weed All Just Get a Bong?, a modern-day Alice's Adventures in Wonderland adapted by Sonise Lumbaca '21.

In lieu of in-person concerts, Bennington College seniors studying music present Senior MusicFest 2020, a full double album of their divine, diverse senior work.


 

Over Field Work Term, Bennington College partnered with Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts and Education to present Aaron Posner's Stupid F**king Bird, a re-adaptation of Anton Chekov's The Seagull

Thirteen students in Tatiana Abatemarco's Resilience and Food Access in Bennington, VT course presented their market basket study, which analyzes the availability of healthy foods in an area, to the Bennington Hunger Council via Zoom.

Students from the Bennington Plays course led by Dina Janis, Michael Giannitti, Sherry Kramer, Richard MacPike, and Jennifer Rohn present their original works of theater, online and on air. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, twenty-two Bennington College students are interning for local organizations working to support food sustainability, public health, family initiatives, and other resources for Bennington community members.

Through the end of spring term, Bennington College students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in a virtual Reflect, Rebuild, & Rise: Social Practice of Inclusion Conference. 

During Field Work Term, Flo Gill '22 served as a community cast member and assistant producer on The Good Book, a short film produced by Slung Low, a theatre company based in Leeds, England.

As the Bennington community social distances during the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual Wellbeing Assistant Soumya Shailendra '21 is compiling a community cookbook to foster healthy eating habits during quarantine.

Want to contribute your favorite recipe? Email soumyashailendra@bennington.edu

Beat the Monday morning blues by following @BenningtonRecBarn on Instagram for new recipes every Monday! 

Bennington students offer their thanks to essential staff supporting students remaining on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic.