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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.

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! 

Bennington students offer their thanks to essential staff supporting students remaining on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bennington students, faculty, and staff in Kerry Ryer-Parke's Sing course go virtual with this arrangement of Love Is Love Is Love Is Love by Abbie Betinis.

Technical Instructor in Costume Production Richard MacPike is constructing face masks for Bennington students remaining on campus. Learn how to make your own.

Bennington College’s 3D printers are usually a staple of the College's Visual Arts programming. However, as Southern Vermont grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, the College’s 3D printing equipment  and materials have been put to a now-critical use.