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“We love working with Bennington, and we would love to have more students join us,” said Donnica Wingett of Safe Passage/Camino Seguro. “It says something when someone comes from so far away and looks our kids and moms in the eyes and says, ‘Hey, how are you? I care.’” 

As a college student, getting to an 8:00 am class on a Friday morning can be difficult. For Mareme Dieng ’20, however, balancing self-care and commitments to make it to class is all the more a victory on days when she’s arriving to Bennington from Tunisia. Or San Francisco. Or Turkey. Or Barcelona. 

At the start of Fall term, Bennington College students celebrated with Student Works, an annual showcase of projects done across disciplines—from poetry and play readings, to musical performances, genetics research, oral histories, and more.

Cubby, a “quirky queer coming-of-age comedy” co-directed by Ben Mankoff ’11, has been making the rounds of the international queer film festival circuit since its release earlier this year. The film was included in Italy’s 2019 Torino LGBTQI International Film Festival and has since been part of festivals in Barcelona, Toronto, San Francisco, Ireland, and Los Angeles.

Students in Mirka Prazak's Fall 2018 course Studying Place by Metes and Bounds were published in a special issue of the Bennington Museum's Walloomsack Review. 

“In the world, it’s often the case that a Deaf person is expected to read lips, have the accommodations they need, to do the work to hold a conversation, when really it’s hearing people who should be making the effort,” said Madeline Poultridge ’20.

During Fall term 2018, Crossett Library set up a display of suggestion cards, inviting students to suggest ways to make the library more inclusive.

“Bring back the Black Library,” wrote Deja’ Haley ’20.

Nathan Glazer, a former faculty member who taught from 1958-1960 at Bennington College, has died at age 95.

Jason Moon '13, a reporter for New Hampshire Public Radio, is the creator and host of Bear Brook, a new podcast miniseries that follows a New Hampshire cold case, the investigation of which is changing the field of forensics.

Afghanistan's parliamentary elections, scheduled for October 20, 2018 after a long delay, will give a sense of how far diplomatic and military efforts in the country may—or may not—go in the future, writes faculty member Noah Coburn in The Diplomat.

AdWeek selected Asad Malik '19 as one of its 2018 Young Influentials, a selective group of 31 media, marketing, and tech talents who are innovating in fields from AR to Activism, Data to Diversity. 

How can artistic and cultural displays in public places contribute to a community’s overall health? At The Trust for Public Land, Roua Sibai ’21 explored this question during her summer Field Work Term (FWT) as a creative placemaking intern.

International human rights and racial justice lawyer Gay Johnson McDougall ’69 is the 2018 recipient of Bennington College’s Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership Award.

In September, Noah Coburn published his fourth book, Under Contract: The Invisible Workers of America's Global War.

Part memoir, part travelogue, and part retelling of the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of workers, Under Contract unspools a complex global web of how modern wars are fought and supported, narrating war stories unlike any other. 

For those looking for an intensive summer Field Work Term (FWT) experience, the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, hosted by the Research Institute in Sociology and Social Inequality at Texas A&M University, literally turns up the heat.

In an editorial for The Diplomat, faculty member Noah Coburn opposed the Trump administration's consideration of an Afghanistan strategy that places greater dependence on private security contractors. 

Asad Malik ’19 has been named a Top 10 Filmmaker to Watch in 2018 by The Independent.

Faculty member Ella Ben Hagai recently published an op-ed in Haaretz. 

Faculty member Karen Gover recently published a guest blog post on Aesthetics for Birds about Christoph Büchel's controversial petition to designate President Trump's eight border wall prototypes as a national monument. 

Faculty member Ella Ben Hagai's article "'We Didn't Talk About the Conflict': The Birthright Trip's Influence on Jewish Americans' Understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" was recently published in Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology.

Faculty member Marguerite Feitlowitz published "A Tale of Survival," a review of Sergio Bitar's Prisoner of Pinochet: My Year in a Chilean Concentration Camp, through ReVista, the Harvard Review of Latin America.

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Bulleh ki jaana main kaun: Politicisation of Sufi Shrines in Pakistan

Thesis-novel by Syeda Rumana Mehdi '18

Black Ain’t Lack, but Education Ain’t Black: A look at Black American undergraduate students and alumni of Bennington College

Thesis by Mardryka Adzick '18

On Monday, December 11th, ten seniors presented their one-term SCT thesis. Hosted by SCT Faculty Members Lopa BanerjeeDavid Bond, and Karen Gover, this evening presentation offered an exciting vision of what SCT students have been working on this term. From the electric vehicle to ethnic violence, from the microbiome to Irish identity, these presentations showcase the breadth and depth of Advanced Work in SCT.

 

"The next passenger should be coming in for secondary screening any moment now. You know the drill. Don’t take too long.”

Search engine optimization, data management, and...rapping? At first glance, selling train tickets might not seem like an artistic job, but as Zanna Huth ’20 can attest, Trainline’s innovation-friendly culture encourages creative work.

Susan Stryker, award-winning scholar and filmmaker whose historical research, theoretical writing, and creative works have helped shape the cultural conversation on transgender topics since the early 1990s, will be the 2018 Ruth D. Ewing Lecturer at Bennington College.

Nush Laywhyee ’19 initially came to Bennington excited to study medicine. After a Field Work Term (FWT) experience at a hospital, however, he realized that it wasn’t for him.