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CAPA Students Wanted: First-Time Voters

In her column for Forbes, President Mariko Silver writes about how to channel the concern, energy, and improvements in electoral turnout into lasting civic engagement.

Polling Stations Elections and Onward

Bronwyn Edwards ’19 initially entered Bennington intending to study literature and pursue publishing. As her time at the College evolved, she discovered a love for theatre and used her Field Work Terms (FWT) and internships to delve into experiences at Primary Stages, New York Public Radio, the New York State Council for the Arts, and more.

Downstairs Daly Makes Off-Broadway Return in Downstairs

Tim Daly '79 stars alongside his real-life sister Tyne Daly in Downstairs, a new family drama by Theresa Rebeck, at Primary Stages through December 22. 

Primary Stages
Joan Tower For Tower, Music Comes in the Risks

Composer Joan Tower ’61 celebrated her 80th birthday in September. The New York Times spoke to her about this milestone and her lifelong journey with music.

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Jeepers Campus Legends Abound in Jeepers!

Does a ghost roam the Visual and Performing Arts Center...or is it something even more sinister? An intrepid group of Bennington students fall into supernatural hijinks in Jeepers!, a short film directed by Miles Parsons '21.

CAPA Students Voting Does Not Make Democracy

In her column for Forbes, President Mariko Silver writes about the year-round civic engagement efforts—including, but not limited to voting—that create a robust democracy.

EPA Enck Decries Vanished EPA Climate Change Section

Visiting faculty member Judith Enck was quoted in The Guardian's investigation into the removal of the EPA's climate change section. 

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Vote Buttons Election Connection

In preparation for the United States midterm elections on Tuesday, November 6, Bennington students, staff, and faculty have been collaborating on voter education and registration programs, encouraging college students and beyond to participate in the democratic process.

Matthew Groner Bennington Writing Seminars Selects Matthew Groner as Residential Teaching Fellow

Matthew Groner, a rising third-term MFA candidate in fiction, has been selected as the second Residential Teaching Fellow at the Bennington Writing Seminars, working in the classroom for a full term beginning in Spring 2019.

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Tim Hernandez Hernandez Receives Luis Leal Award

Tim Hernandez MFA '11 received University of California Santa Barbara’s 15th annual Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature.

UC Santa Barbara
Judith Enck Enck Urges Students to Fight Plastic Waste

During visiting faculty member Judith Enck's presentation, "Turning Our Oceans into Landfills: The Growing Problem of Plastic Pollution," Enck, a former EPA regional administrator, encouraged students to work locally to enact change around single-use plastics. 

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Campus at Night How Bennington Does Scary

If you’re looking for a good Halloween-time spook, check out these horror titles, all of which feature the work of Bennington alumni.

Judith Enck Enck Speaks to CBS About EPA Official's Abrupt Leave

Visiting faculty member and former EPA regional administrator Judith Enck weighed in on CBS News about the sudden leave of EPA children's health official Dr. Ruth Etzel.

CBS News
The Diplomat Afghanistan Elections Crucial for Political Future

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.

The Diplomat
Nicole Donnelly Donnelly Conveys Climate Change in Art Installation

Nicole Donnelly '02 is combining her painting and papermaking skills with ecological and environmental awareness for her new public art installation in South Philadelphia's Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park. 

South Philly Review
The Bob Zula Cruz-Barriga Costars in The Bob Zula

Ernesto Cruz-Barriga '22 plays Cohen in the upcoming independent film The Bob Zula, coming in spring 2019.

The Bob Zula
End of the World Three Generations of Bennington

Many Bennington alumni credit the community they found at the College among their most valuable lifelong influences. For Connie Golub Gorfinkle ’57, Jeanne Gorfinkle-Wiley ’85, and Lulu Wiley ’20, however, the Bennington network exists even within their own family.

University of Tennessee Health Science Center Charting a Path to Public Health

Similar to how many artists describe their work as a calling, Dr. Robert Davis, MD, MPH ’79 always felt drawn to a career in public health.

Asad Malik Malik Selected as Adweek 2018 Young Influential

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. 

Lika Torikashvili Torikashvili Selected as Georgia Youth Delegate to the United Nations

As Georgia’s Youth Delegate to the United Nations, Bennington student Lika Torikashvili addressed the Third Committee of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly. In her speech, Torikashvili championed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

Trust for Public Land Delving into Urban Studies

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.

Gay Johnson McDougall Gay Johnson McDougall Honored with Visionary Leadership Award

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

Commons Bennington College Launches Campus Renewal Campaign

President Mariko Silver announced the Campus Renewal campaign via the following memo sent to the Bennington community:

Under Contract cover Coburn's Book Shines Light on Defense Contracting Industry

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. 

The Diplomat
Student Center The Din of the Dining Hall

In her column for Forbes, President Mariko Silver discussed the importance of public spaces as a conduit to collaboration and learning.