Institutional News

Top 10 Stories of 2022

As we look forward to 2023 and reflect on the past year, celebrate all that Bennington College has accomplished with the 10 most-read stories from 2022.

10. Power in Knowledge

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Julisa Juarez ’22 discussed her National Science Foundation Fellowship, which enabled her to go to the University of Washington to pursue her PhD in Chemistry. 

9. Bennington Faculty and Alumni Awarded 2022 Guggenheim Fellowships

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Visiting faculty member Colin Brant, former Bennington Writing Seminars faculty member Melissa Febos, and Michael Pollan '76 were recipients of the prestigious 2022 Guggenheim Fellowship.

8. How Bennington Does Scary

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For a good Halloween-time spook, check out these horror titles, all of which feature the work of Bennington alumni. Need more fright in your night? Explore part I of this story...if you dare.

7. Bennington Honored by the Princeton Review and US News

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In September, U.S. News and The Princeton Review released their rankings for the top colleges in America, with Bennington featured on lists for Most Innovative Schools, Green Colleges, Great Professors, Great Classroom Experiences, and more.

6. It's Electric!

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On-Campus Reporter Mary Brothers '22 spoke to Brian and Perrin Stewart, parents of Ella Stewart '22, about their sustainability work with Bennington College students and staff.

5. Community Pizza

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Ella Simon '21 completed her senior work in social engagement during a period of social distancing—which only made her efforts more creative. 

4. Class of 2022 Hits the Ground Running

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On May 27-28, Bennington College celebrated the achievements of the Class of 2022 at the 87th Commencement.  

3. Bennington Announces Appointment of New Athletic Director

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On April 1, following a nationwide search, Bennington College announced that renowned sportswriter Thoreau DeBal had been appointed the College’s inaugural Athletic Director. (April fools!)

2. A 2022 Field Work Term Reading List

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As students embarked on Field Work Term, an annual work-learning term during which students gain hands-on experience and test their classroom ideas in the world of work, Bennington faculty and staff offered their reading recommendations to keep everyone’s intellectual juices flowing wherever they are.

1. Welcome, New Faculty

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This fall, Bennington welcomed nine new full-time faculty members to the College.