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On October 12, CAPA and the Robert Frost Stone House Museum hosted a webinar on Storage Crops, featuring a panel of experts who shared how to store vegetables through the winter and answered gardening questions.

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.

Since the start of social distancing, students working with Anne Thompson, Visual Arts faculty member and Usdan Gallery Director and Curator, have been making mail art, a time-honored practice in which artists use the postal service to subvert institutional structures and restrictive conditions.

Bennington College has received a $75,000 grant from The Endeavor Foundation, which has been used to provide financial aid relief for students who are facing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Lika Torikashvili '22, Georgia's Youth Representative to the United Nations, co-organized a webinar on Localizing Youth Peace and Security through her project iPEACE.

Bennington College has partnered with Bennington Performing Arts Center, Oldcastle Theatre, and the Bennington Community Theater to participate in a rolling premiere of 7 original made-for-Zoom plays, collectively entitled The Days of Re-Creation: A Virtual Play.

As colleges and universities around the country reopen this fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic, students, faculty, and staff have had to reimagine all aspects of higher education—from academics and classes to residential and social life—to comply with public health mandates that slow the spread of the virus. Here's how Bennington has done it safely.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the United States' foremost infectious disease expert and Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, praised Vermont's COVID-19 response during Governor Phil Scott's September 15 press briefing.

On September 14, CAPA and the Robert Frost Stone House Museum hosted a webinar on Fall Preparations for Winter Gardens, featuring a panel of experts who shared what they are doing in their fall gardens and answered gardening questions.

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.

On August 24, CAPA and the Robert Frost Stone House Museum hosted a webinar on Food Preservation, featuring a panel of experts who shared how they are preserving food this season and answered questions about food preservation and gardening.

Members of the Bennington College community, including faculty, staff, and students, share their reasons for wearing a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The following was presented to the Bennington Select Board on August 10, 2020.

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.

Bennington College has joined 180 colleges and universities of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, in filing an amicus brief in support of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)’s legal complaint against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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

As COVID-19 turned schooling remote, Sofia Salusso ’23 and her father worked together to bring weekly story time into students’ homes.

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.

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.


 

On May 18, CAPA and the Robert Frost Stone House Museum hosted a webinar on Resilience Gardening in Bennington, featuring some of our community's expert gardeners who answered questions on everything from compost to keeping plants healthy to saving seeds, and much more.

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.

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.

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

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.

With the recent global pandemic and Vermont's stay-at-home order, local farmers are responding to public health and food security concerns through new measures to protect customers and create more resilient communities.