Class of 2020: Related Content
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
During Field Work Term, Stanzin Angmo ’20, Ren Barnes ’22, Ekaterina Burtseva ’20, Elene Charkviani ’22, DaEun Jung ’21, and Ulysses Lin ’21 participated in the inaugural Population Health Fellowship. This fully-paid, health-related internship opportunity was jointly offered by Bennington College and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC).
This Field Work Term, Kayly Hernandez Panameno ’22 and James Walkergoutal ’20 worked as Production Fellows at XTR, a nonfiction film and television studio founded by Bryn Mooser '01.
From expanding Population Health research at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center to supporting refugees resettling in Idaho to creating puppets for stop-motion films in Denmark, Bennington students made a worldwide impact across myriad disciplines this Field Work Term.
FLoW—Bennington’s community of first-generation, low-income, and working-class students—held a pop-up gallery to highlight and celebrate the work that FLoW students are creating on campus.
From January 10 - February 8, Cynthia-Reeves Gallery, located on the campus of MASS MoCA, is featuring works by Bennington and Williams College students as part of the Bennington-Williams Student Exhibition.
Eighteen students from Bennington College have been selected to participate in the 2020 Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation Fellowships, a program run in partnership with the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation.
On Sunday, November 17, the southern Vermont community will come together at Mount Anthony Union Middle School for the 2019 Bennington Empty Bowls Supper.
Benyamin Mohammadzadeh '20 studies Business and Mathematics at Bennington College. A lifelong soccer fan, Mohammadzadeh spent a Field Work Term with FIFCO, the International Corporate Football Federation, where he helped organize the 2019 World Cup in Monaco and secured participation from the Iranian corporate football federation.
As a college student, getting to an 8:00 am class on a Friday morning can be difficult. For Mareme Dieng ’20, however, balancing self-care and commitments to make it to class is all the more a victory on days when she’s arriving to Bennington from Tunisia. Or San Francisco. Or Turkey. Or Barcelona.
At the start of Fall term, Bennington College students celebrated with Student Works, an annual showcase of projects done across disciplines—from poetry and play readings, to musical performances, genetics research, oral histories, and more.
On September 3, 2019, the Bennington community gathered to celebrate the start of the academic year and welcome over 180 new students to the College.
In fall 2018, Ekaterina Burtseva '20, Maria Salim '21, and Benyamin Mohammadzadeh '20 organized an Asian Cultural Festival to fundraise for the city of Palu in Sulawesi, Indonesia, which was rocked by an earthquake and tsunami.
“In higher education, ceramics is often taught with a community-oriented spirit,” said Joshua Green ’81. “Students work together in a common space and in front of one another. They’ll put their works together in a kiln load that’s then fired collaboratively. Ceramics tends to draw in students who value community.”
At Bennington College, students studying Languages have the opportunity to apply their studies in the broader Bennington community by teaching languages and cultures—including Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish—at Bennington Elementary and the Village School of North Bennington (VSNB).
Madeline Poultridge '20, Hadley Pack '22, Annabel Hoffman '22, Lola Wilson-Kolp '22, and Ella Stewart '22 have been volunteering with Vermont Arts Exchange's TLC Dolls program.
“In the world, it’s often the case that a Deaf person is expected to read lips, have the accommodations they need, to do the work to hold a conversation, when really it’s hearing people who should be making the effort,” said Madeline Poultridge ’20.