Class of 2021: Related Content

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Learn more about how a Bennington education shaped author, journalist, and activist Michael Pollan ’76 in this interview with Bennington student Sbobo Ndlangamandla ’21.

Following a vote at the May Board of Trustees meeting, Bennington College is pleased to announce that Gabriela Yadegari ’21 will be serving a two-year term on the College’s Board.

Faculty Speaker Michael Wimberly addressed the Class of 2021 at Bennington College's 86th Commencement. 

Ford Foundation President Darren Walker addressed the Class of 2021 at Bennington College's 86th Commencement. 

Student Speaker Soumya Rachel Shailendra '21 addressed the Class of 2021 at Bennington College's 86th Commencement. 

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. 

Ford Foundation President Darren Walker, a leader in international social justice philanthropy, will address the class of 2021 at Bennington College’s 86th commencement on Friday, May 28, at 7:30 PM.

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.

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

This winter, through the Food Insecurity & Population Health Fellowship, Bennington College will offer seven students fully-paid remote internships with organizations in the Bennington community focused on various dimensions of population health, with a special focus on food insecurity.

EuropeNow Journal's October 2020 issue highlights the work that Bennington College students and faculty have done in partnership with the Consortium on Forced Migration, Displacement, and Education.

The Center for Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) at Bennington College has received its second commission from the U.S. State Department's Office of Art in Embassies for the art collection at the new U.S. Consulate in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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.

Two Bennington alumni organized the Antiracist Book Exchange to widely share antiracist and Black liberation literature while supporting Black-owned bookstores.

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.

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

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.


 

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.

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. 

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 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.

During Field Work Term, Stanzin Angmo ’20, Ren Barnes ’22, Ekaterina Burtseva ’20, Elene Charkviani ’22, DaEun Jung ’21, and Ulysses Lin ’20 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).

Bennington students, faculty, and staff in Kerry Ryer-Parke's Sing course go virtual with this arrangement of Love Is Love Is Love Is Love by Abbie Betinis.

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.