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Sawyer London ’24 is a senior from Arlington, Virginia. With a lifelong interest in ceramics and high school internships in the fashion industry, he was certain that he was going to end up at Parsons School of Design or Pratt Institute, both in New York City. But his family and college counselors encouraged him to apply to a few schools outside of the city too.
Eve Vishnick ’23 has always been torn between studying visual arts and more science-related fields. She was attracted to Bennington for two reasons, she said. “Great financial aid and the ability to combine two separate fields without having to double major. I could make it into one thing. That was a big draw for me.”
Bennington College congratulates Bruna Dantas Lobato ’15 who won the National Book Award for her translation of Stênio Gardel’s The Words That Remain in a ceremony on the evening of Wednesday, November 15.
Eratosthenes of Cyrene was the first person to prove that the earth was a sphere and to calculate its circumference. Swagatta Datta ’23, who studied theoretical mathematical physics at Bennington, is following in his footsteps. Only Datta is interested in the universe.
By Craig Morgan Teicher
Hugh Ryan graduated from the Bennington Writing Seminars in 2009 and went on to publish two acclaimed books of nonfiction, When Brooklyn Was Queer (2019) and The Women’s House of Detention: A Queer History of a Forgotten Prison, which won the Stonewall Book Award/Israel Fishman Award for Nonfiction and the Warren Johansson Award. He has taught nonfiction at the Writing Seminars since 2022, and just sold his next book, Becoming History, a memoir in essays. He talked with me about turning research into writing and falling back in love with the essay.
Three students presented their research experiences working with Drosophila: the common fruit fly. As varied as their research was, each agreed that fruit flies are a great model organism. Each exemplified the perseverance required in scientific research, and all would encourage students to apply for research experiences.
The data Olivia Chiossone ’23 gathered during a “Research Experience for Undergraduates” program at Eastern Kentucky University propelled her senior work.
On the afternoon before the international students’ farewell party and his departure for his home in the vast metropolis of Osaka in Japan, Ryota Terashima ’24 met us for an interview on the patio in front of Commons.
Curated by Veronica Melendez, Connected Diaspora: U.S. Central American Visuality in the Age of Social Media is a celebration of multimedia artistic contributions of US Central American artists who too often are excluded from contemporary art world conversations.
When Karina Gonzalez Perez ’25 returned to campus this past fall, she approached Assistant Director of Student Engagement Jack de Loos ’22 about getting the long running co-ed soccer club off to a good start. Little did she know that de Loos already had a plan underway.
Alma Reiss Navarre ’24 is from Harlem. They had ballet instruction from the time they could walk and were on track to join a professional dance company when the pandemic struck and canceled performances for the foreseeable future.
One evening earlier this month, students arrived at the Martha Hill Dance Theater in groups of four and five. Faculty Joseph Alpar waved them into the room. He knew that there would be a good crowd; he had been telling people about the event since the start of the term.
Dancer, choreographer, and activist Souleymane Badolo MFA ’13 has been named the 2023 recipient of Bennington College’s Dr. Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership Award. This annual award recognizes an engaged Bennington alumni who has successfully demonstrated leadership and confident willingness to step forward and take risks in order to solve problems and achieve results in the areas of education, government, the arts and sciences, or industry.
We know you need local Halloween event recommendations, and we’ve got them! But how to choose? Use your costume to determine which event is best for you.
Coming to work at Bennington College is nothing new to new sculpture faculty John Umphlett; he has been a technical instructor in sculpture here for more than 20 years.
The following message was sent to students, faculty, and staff earlier this week.
Banned Books Week is October 1-7, 2023. We checked in with Dean of the Library Oceana Wilson to learn more about what Banned Books Week means to her.
Bennington College’s student body is among the more economically diverse, compared with other elite colleges and universities across the country, according to the New York Times College-Access Index released Thursday. In order of their students’ economic diversity, Bennington ranked #43 on a list of nearly 300 of the country’s most selective universities.
A leisurely drive on the scenic byways of Vermont in the fall is an event all its own. The road winds through red, orange, and yellow mountains dotted with charming farm houses, white steeples, and covered bridges.
Bennington College faculty are encouraged to follow their own interests and the interests of their students as they propose their classes. As a result, classes, as many as half of which are new each term, feature topics that are always reflecting new lines of inquiry.
With heavy hearts, Bennington College’s Board of Trustees mourns the passing of Trustee Richard Ader and offers heartfelt condolences to Pamela, his wife of 58 years; his children; and their families. He passed away on September 1.
After extensive searches, the College is thrilled to welcome eight new faculty beginning in Fall 2023 and Spring 2024.
Bennington College welcomed a robust and diverse class of 211 new first-year and transfer students this fall.
College earns a top-ten ranking for classroom experience.
Meet organic chemist and new Bennington faculty member Fortune Ononiwu.
Meet new Costume Design faculty member Tilly Grimes.
Virginia Kelsey is a mezzo-soprano trained in the Western classical tradition and an original member of the Grammy© Award-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, an alternative-classical vocal band.
Visual Arts graduates present their final work.
Bennington College is pleased to announce that President Laura R. Walker has joined the Editorial Board of LearningWell magazine, a publication of the Mary Christie Institute.