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While students embark on Field Work Term, an annual work-learning term during which students gain hands-on experience and test their classroom ideas in the world of work, Bennington faculty and staff offer their reading recommendations to keep everyone’s intellectual juices flowing wherever they are.

Meet faculty member Noah Coburn, who is teaching Social Inquiry in an Age of Upheaval as part of the Bennington Early College Program

A senior’s work in social engagement during a period of social distancing.

By Mary Brothers '22

Meet faculty member Barbara Alfano, who is teaching Exploring Otherness and Friendship: HBO's My Brilliant Friend as part of the Bennington Early College Program

32 Bennington students have been selected for paid fellowship opportunities during the 2022 Field Work Term.

Want to read like a Bennington student? Kick off your holiday reading with the most checked out books from Crossett Library during 2021.

The renovation of the Bennington College Commons, completed in Fall 2019, has been awarded a 2021 American Architecture Award.

Bri Magnifico '08 returns to her hometown of Bennington, VT, to open up a shop with flair. 

By Mary Brothers '22

A First Year's First Publishing Contract

By Mary Brothers '22

With the support of a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant, Jullian Androkae '23 established the Vahombey Project, a library in Bekitro, Madagascar.

The Bennington College community celebrates the life of Emmy Award-winning news anchor Jovita Moore ’89.

On October 27, students in Kerry Ryer-Parke and John Kirk's Sing course surprised essential staff with a flash mob of "The Broom Dance" by the Wolfshäger Hexenbrut, led by Music Program Coordinator Gina Deibel.

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.

Feeling brave this Halloween? Get ready for a fright, courtesy of these Bennington alumni. 

On October 20, 2021, faculty member Thomas Leddy-Cecere and Malhy Méndez '20 presented original sociolinguistic research on speech in the Bennington region as part of New Ways of Analyzing Variation 49, the premiere North American sociolinguistics conference.

From your first day at Bennington College, you’ll begin to make great work. As a student, you’ll spend countless hours in the studios, theaters, and labs at VAPA: the 120,000 square foot center for the arts at Bennington.

 

For her senior Advanced Work, Kaiya Kirk '20 directed Grandpa Dave, an original play written by a fellow Bennington student that explores life, love, and loss through the eyes of the Perez family, a Latinx family in Los Angeles.

The Robert Frost Stone House Museum at Bennington College has received a $5,000 COVID-19 Cultural Recovery Grant from the Vermont Arts Council and Vermont Humanities to support its operations during the pandemic.

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

Why wait until graduate school to find your scientific niche? At Bennington, science students don’t just tag along with their professors’ research interests—they craft research questions themselves.

So you want to dress like a Bennington Student? Here’s how we do it.

By Mary Brothers '22

Reinterpreting Waste with Sawyer London '24

By Mary Brothers '22

Met Gala Magic from Michael Sylvan Robinson '89

By Mary Brothers '22

With the support of a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant, Ahmed Amar '24 established Peace Through Leadership Training, an empowerment program for unemployed youth in Senegal. 

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.

Bennington College has earned a STARS Gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

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, Green Colleges, 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.