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In this Q&A, get to know Dr. Alfredo Medina, Jr., Bennington College's Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and College Diversity Officer.

A strategic thought leader, Dr. Medina is a higher education professional with more than 20 years of experience working in the areas of diversity, inclusion, and equity, civic and public engagement, and risk management and compliance.

Carlos Mendez-Dorantes ’15, now a research fellow at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, has received several awards for his postdoctoral research into the investigation of LINE-1 biology in cancer research.

The Princeton Review and the U.S. News released their rankings for the top colleges in America, with Bennington featured on lists for Most Innovative Schools, Great Professors, Great Classroom Experiences, and more.

Performer, healthcare clown, and Healthy Humor co-founder Deborah Kaufmann ’74 is the 2021 recipient of Bennington College’s Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership Award.

This fall, the Bennington community welcomed over 250 new students to the College. 

Bennington College President Laura Walker has announced that Dr. Li-Chen Chin has been appointed Dean of Student Life at the College

Bennington Review—a national biannual print journal of innovative, intelligent, and moving poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and film writing housed at Bennington College—has released its ninth issue, around the theme of “The Health of the Sick.”

Mutiny, the second poetry collection from Literature faculty member Phillip B. Williams, will be published by Penguin Random House on September 7, 2021. 

This fall, Bennington College will welcome over 250 first-year students and 18 transfer students. This entering class will be the largest in the College’s history.

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.

Meet faculty member Aaron Landsman, who is teaching Performing Power and Local Government as part of the Bennington Early College Program

Meet faculty member Marie Mockett, who is teaching Nonfiction: Serious Noticing: How to Turn What We See into What We Write as part of the Bennington Early College Program

As Bennington College prepares to welcome the Class of 2025, alumni offer their advice and can't-miss recommendations to incoming students. 

Mary Ruefle: Erasures, the first solo exhibition of visual work by Vermont State Poet Laureate Mary Ruefle ’74, is currently on view at the Robert Frost Stone House Museum.

Ariél M. Martinez, an MFA student in nonfiction, has been selected to be the seventh Residential Teaching Fellow at the Bennington Writing Seminars.

Bennington College is thrilled to be one of the inaugural recipients of the Frankenthaler Climate Initiative. Launched by the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation in partnership with Rocky Mountain Institute and Environment & Culture Partners, the Frankenthaler Climate Initiative advances the goal of carbon neutrality across the visual arts.

Bennington College has received a $300,000 two-year grant from the Davis Educational Foundation, which will support restructuring the academic leadership team to strengthen the student experience.

Meet faculty member Camille Guthrie, who is teaching The Scriptorium: Love as part of the Bennington Early College Program

Meet faculty member Monica Ferrell, who is teaching Fiction: Beginnings & Endings as part of the Bennington Early College Program

Meet faculty member Thomas Leddy-Cecere, who is teaching Endangered Languages: Threats, Extinction, Survival? as part of the Bennington Early College Program

Meet faculty member Michael Dumanis, who is teaching Machines Made Out of Words: How to Read a Poem as part of the Bennington Early College Program

Meet faculty member Manuel Gonzales, who is teaching Reading One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez as part of the Bennington Early College Program

Art for Access, Bennington College’s innovative fundraising program that enhances the College’s art holdings for teaching and enrichment while generating scholarship support  through the sale of art, raised nearly $300,000 for student scholarships in Spring 2021.

 Bennington College President Laura Walker has announced that Dr. Maurice Hall has been appointed Provost of the College. He will assume this position on July 28.

The following message was sent to Faculty, Students, and Staff on June 18, 2021.

David Bond has teamed up with residents and local environmental groups in the US Virgin Islands to hold the Limetree Refinery accountable for a legacy of environmental contamination in poor communities of color on St. Croix.

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.

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.

While on sabbatical, Music faculty member Nick Brooke has been a Fellow at the Bogliasco Foundation in Liguria, Italy. 

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.