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Bennington College was on the ground in Dubai as the 28th round of UN sponsored climate negotiations got underway.

Bennington-area citizens have worked for years to make local produce available year-round in their downtown. Their success signals a renaissance fueled by the community supported enterprise concept.

The Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) Symposium was filled to capacity with Bennington-area residents eager to ask questions about how the federal government can make an impact on the local issues that matter most to them.

Peter Welch, one of two United States senators representing the state of Vermont in Washington, D.C., will hold a public Town Hall Meeting at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, April 4 at Bennington College’s Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA). The event aims to build consensus and trust among people with different political perspectives.

Bennington County’s leadership and collaboration efforts were highlighted during a first-of-its-kind public safety summit held at Bennington College. 

Through a thought-provoking Q & A, Susan Sgorbati, the Director of Bennington College’s Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA), reveals a refreshing philosophy and original means of working toward a better world. Interview by Chief Writer Ashley Jowett.

The director of Bennington College’s Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA), Susan Sgorbati, will join Asim Zia, PhD, Director, the Institute for Environmental Diplomacy and Security, Professor of Public Policy & Computer Science, Department of Community Development and Applied Economics & Department of Computer Science at the University of Vermont, and Oluowo Freeman of the African Centre for Climate Actions and Rural Development Initiative (ACCARD) and others to present an event at the 2023 United Nations (UN) Water Conference.

The drive to connect and make food more accessible during Field Work Term inspired students and faculty to reimagine and expand a pandemic-era program with BIPOC students in mind. 

On February 4, 2023, Bennington College's Prison Education Initiative (PEI) held its first college graduation inside Great Meadow Correctional Facility in Comstock, NY.

Bennington College’s Prison Education Initiative (PEI) has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to continue and expand a program bringing quality liberal arts education to incarcerated students at Great Meadow Correctional Facility, a maximum-security men’s prison in Comstock, NY.
 

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

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

On October 20, 2022, Bennington College and local community members gathered for a conversation with U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy. The conversation took place as the College named its Public Policy Forums after Senator Leahy in recognition of his service to the state of Vermont.

Lika Torikashvili '22, Georgia's Youth Representative to the United Nations, hosted a Jewish-Muslim Peace Talk through her nonprofit, Network of Former Youth Delegates to the United Nations.

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.

Visionary and futurist Divine Bradley MFA ’22 turned his passion for reimagining and transforming education into an immersive learning experience for the Bennington community.

By Halley Le '25

David Bond has been awarded the New Directions Prize by the American Anthropological Association (AAA).

Faculty member Noah Coburn, along with Abdul Khabir Saber and Malvika Dang '24, shared what they learned about teaching students from and about Afghanistan despite Taliban restrictions that have stifled education in the country.

Senior fellow and visiting faculty member Beyond Plastics president Judith Enck was featured on Spectrum News NY1 to discuss the recent Supreme Court ruling that limited the EPA's ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.

Faculty member and cultural anthropologist David Bond has been invited to join a new international coalition of social scientists studying climate change.

Research Professor of Oceanography at Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, Dr. Kara Lavender Law will speak on “A Global Look at Plastic in the Ocean.” 

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

This grant was made possible by support from the National Endowment for the Humanities Supports Outstanding Publicly Engaged Humanities Programs.

Bennington College has awarded a total of $25,000 in grants to local organizations to implement and support seven community-proposed initiatives that explore and expand food systems in Bennington county.

Hands-on sustainability work at Bennington College

By Mary Brothers '22

The US plastics industry’s contribution to climate change is on track to exceed that of coal-fired power in this country by 2030, finds The New Coal: Plastics & Climate Change, a report from CAPA Senior Fellow Judith Enck and the Beyond Plastics project.

This fall, Bennington College's Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) hosts the January 6 project, a six-week series examining the historical, cultural, and political events that led to the attack on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021.

The Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation has awarded Bennington College a $10,000 grant to support the Incarceration in America think tank that will be held October 1-2, 2021.

David Bond, Associate Director for CAPA, along with students Ahmad Yassir '20 and Cedric Lam ‘22, have launched a website that compiles all known information about the burning of millions of pounds of Aqueous Fire Fighting Foam (AFFF) by the US military.