Photo of BPI graduation Prison Education Initiative to Award Associate of Art Degree

Bennington College has received accreditation from the New England Commissions of Higher Education (NECHE) to award a Bennington College Associate of Art degree to incarcerated students through its Prison Education Initiative (PEI).

Photo of balanced scales made of leaves $290,000 Awarded to Launch Environmental Fellowship Program

Bennington College has been awarded a four-year $290,000 grant from the New York-based The Endeavor Foundation to launch The Endeavor Foundation Environmental Changemaker Fellowship Program, which includes funded internships for Bennington students to work in nonprofits with a focus on environmental justice.

Text Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Logo $15,000 Awarded to Local Organizations Addressing Food Insecurity in Bennington County

Bennington College has awarded three grants of $5,000 each to implement and support community-proposed initiatives that explore and expand food systems in Bennington county. 

Photo of plastic in ocean Beyond Plastics 2019: Letters to the Editor

Students in Judith Enck's Plastic Pollution and What Students Can Do About It course have written letters to the editor about the need to protect the environment and marine life from the growing problem of plastic pollution.

Coastal Caps founders Grace and Ella Capping Plastic Pollution

Plastic bags and recycled fabric scraps—that’s what Coastal Caps are made of. 

Image of Commons dining hall Bennington College to Provide Free Summer Meals

Bennington College plans to provide free lunch to local children for three weeks this August, in an effort to bridge the gap between summer and school-year meal programs, reports the Bennington Banner.

Photo of the Center for the Advancement of Public Action building Announcing the 2019 Master of Fine Arts in Public Action Candidates

The Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) at Bennington College is pleased to announce the 2019-20 candidates for its two-year Master of Fine Arts in Public Action degree.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Logo $1 Million Awarded to Address Systemic Causes of Food Insecurity

Bennington College has been awarded a grant of $1 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to launch a three-year collaborative effort with local partners to address the systemic causes of food insecurity in Bennington County.

Gift bags Greener Season’s Greetings

Senior fellow and visiting faculty member Judith Enck shared her tips for going green this holiday season.

The Nation Where Environmentalism Meets Xenophobia

The Nation interviewed faculty member John Hultgren for an article exploring the links, both historical and contemporary, between nationalism and environmentalism.