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Bennington faculty and staff share their favorite places to explore in the town of Bennington and beyond.

Christian Romero postbac ’17 discusses the influence Bennington College’s Postbac Premedical Program had on his decision to work as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and pursue ADHD coach training. 

 

Watch the keynote address of SolarFest, featuring Storm Cunningham, a global thought leader in community revitalization and natural resource restoration, co-hosted with the Center for the Advancement of Public Action at Bennington College, thanks to a grant from the Regenerative Food Network.

Author Eula Biss delivered the 50th Bennington Writing Seminars Commencement address at the program's first-ever virtual residency.

As Bennington College’s Postbac Premedical Program celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, Eileen Wilentz ’73 postbac ’85 reflects on the role Bennington’s program played in her pursuit of her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.

Today, the following message was sent to Bennington students and families regarding Fall 2020 plans.

The Robert Frost Stone House Museum at Bennington College has received two grants to support its operations in the coming year.

Rebecca Fine postbac ’16 and Chase Phillips postbac ’16 discuss how Bennington College’s Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program prepared them for their experiences in dental school.

Charles Dong postbac '18 discusses how Bennington College’s Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program prepared him for medical school.

 

Originally released as a podcast on B-Rad radio on May 3, 2020, enjoy this eclectic playlist of performances and compositions by Bennington music faculty on SoundCloud.

Bennington College celebrated the achievements of the Class of 2020 at the 85th Commencement—and first-ever virtual ceremony—this year with multimedia artist Nigel Poor ’86, the Pulitzer Prize-nominated co-host of the podcast Ear Hustle.

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.

Today, Interim President Isabel Roche sent the following memo to the Bennington Community:

Literature faculty member Phillip B. Williams has been selected as a 2020-21 Fellow at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Laura R. Walker has been selected to be the next President of Bennington College. A pioneering media executive and leader in the arts, Walker has a long record of empowering prominent non-profit institutions to realize their creative potential and strengthen their impact.

Following a vote at the May Board of Trustees meeting, Bennington College is pleased to announce that Mareme Dieng ’20 will be serving a two-year term on the College’s Board.

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.

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.


 

Thirteen students in Tatiana Abatemarco's Resilience and Food Access in Bennington, VT course presented their market basket study, which analyzes the availability of healthy foods in an area, to the Bennington Hunger Council via Zoom.

From 113 entries received from students around the country, Rachel Huang from Flushing, Queens, NY; Athena Tumbelekis from Geneva, NY; and Artley Whipple from Orinda, CA have been selected as winners of the Beyond Plastics Earth Day poster contest.

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.

Nine students from high schools around the world were selected as winners of Bennington College’s 2019-2020 Young Writers Awards.

Bennington College trustee Matthew Clarke has been appointed the new Executive Director of the Design Trust for Public Space.

On Saturday, May 9, Bennington students, alumni, and rising star bands will perform as part of Sunfest, Bennington's annual all-day music festival.

During Field Work Term, Flo Gill '22 served as a community cast member and assistant producer on The Good Book, a short film produced by Slung Low, a theatre company based in Leeds, England.

Multimedia artist Nigel Poor ’86 and poet Mary Ruefle '74 have been announced as finalists for the 2020 Pulitzer Prizes.

Bennington College's Prison Education Initiative (PEI) has partnered with fellow members of The New York Consortium for Higher Education in Prison (NY-CHEP) to provide protective face masks for all incarcerated individuals in New York State.

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!