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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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Today, President Mariko Silver sent the following memo to the Bennington community.

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Today, President Mariko Silver sent the following memo to the Bennington community.

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The College is pleased to announce a new two-year Master of Fine Arts in Public Action degree, launching in Fall 2018.

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A new initiative to bring cutting-edge computer science training to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals in New York and Vermont has been awarded a $300,000 National Science Foundation grant.

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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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In her column for Forbes, Mariko Silver, president of Bennington College, discusses the valuable lessons students can glean from internships that go differently than they initial expected.

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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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Want to read like a Bennington student? Kick off your summer reading with the most checked out books from Crossett Library during the 2017-2018 school year.

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“I don’t normally teach people who are studying dance or music,” said human rights lawyer Andrea Galindo. “So although I’m not normally teaching only lawyers, because people working in human rights come from different backgrounds as well, this is a whole new level.”

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Ayesha Raees ’18 has been selected as an Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW) 2018/19 Margins Fellow.

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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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Bennington College celebrated the achievements of the Class of 2018 at Commencement this year with speaker Liz Lerman, who bestowed upon graduates a series of wishes for their futures.

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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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The Women Empowerment Center, developed in Pakistan by Muhammad Haroon '18 with a grant from Davis Projects for Peace and support from Bennington's Field Work Term office, is featured in the organization's 2017 annual report. 

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"The next passenger should be coming in for secondary screening any moment now. You know the drill. Don’t take too long.”

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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.