News & Features
A 20-year survey of the work of faculty member Liz Deschenes opens at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston on June 29. The exhibition will include "explorations of various photographic technologies, rich and nuanced work with photograms, and sculptural installations that reflect the movements and light within a given space and respond to a site’s unique features."Institute of Contemporary Art Boston
Faculty member Noah Coburn published an opinion piece on the need for better cooperation and transparency, via the Kathmandu Post. He argues that Both Nepal and the governments of donor countries have failed to provide any protection for migrant workers.Coburn in The Kathmandu Post: Caught in Kabul
On Wednesday, June 29, the Vermont state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) hosted a community meeting at Bennington College to discuss the ongoing PFOA issue in the region. David Bond, associate director of CAPA and principal investigator of the College's research on PFOA, provided an update on the work thus far.
MFA(W) visiting faculty member Mark Slouka pens a letter to Donald Trump and thousands of writers sign on, by Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke '07
A New York Times feature illustrates the depth and breadth of the impact Elizabeth Swados ’73 had on musical theater, highlighting a number of upcoming productions and quotes from notables including Meryl Streep, Diane Lane, Garry Trudeau, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.The New York Times
Community, Climate and Geopolitics in the Svalbard Archipelago
Thesis by Alexander "Sandy" Curth '16More theses by the Class of 2016
Noah Coburn published an opinion piece in the Globe and Mail arguing that if Canada and the U.S. are going to continue to rely heavily on security and other contractors, they must examine the human and political cost.Coburn in the Globe and Mail
Choreographer Hope Clark ’87 will serve on the 2016-17 Tony Awards nominating committee.Tony Awards website
Faculty member in literature Benjamin Anastas reviews Elisha Cooper's memoir Falling: A Daughter, a Father, and a Journey Back, an account of the author's daughter's struggle with cancer, for The New York Times.New York Times
Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney MFAW '13 talks to the New York Times about the decision to pursue a degree in writing at age 50 and selling her first novel—started while she was a student at Bennington—for a seven figure advance.New York Times
Jon Isherwood’s “Sotol Duet” has been recognized by Americans for the Arts Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review which annually recognizes outstanding public art projects that represent the most compelling work for the year from across the country.Americans for the Arts
When alumni return to campus, they remember what Bennington meant to them, what endures, and what has transformed. We asked several alumni to take us off on their tour of campus, both recalling it as it was when they were here and seeing it anew.Reunion & family weekend
"Dream States," an exhibition of photography at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art until 30 October, includes faculty member Liz Deschenes' work.Read the article in Apollo Magazine
Mariko Silver, president of Bennington College, has been elected to serve a three-year term on the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), beginning July 1.
A survey of the Bennington curriculum by Briee Della Rocca
Following the earthquake in Nepal, Ujwal Thapa '00 rose to the occasion and now is rising in political popularity, by Crystal Barrick '11
Dina Janis, theatre faculty member and the artistic director of the Dorset Theatre Festival for the past six years, was interviewed in Manchester Vermont's website about her work reversing the fortunes of the formerly declining theatre.Read the full interview
A glimpse into the two major solo exhibitions mounted by faculty member Liz Deschenes
by Briee Della Rocca
To remain relevant and agile, worker organizations must embrace the opportunities the digital landscape brings. From top down to ground up, by Jess Kutch '03
An excerpt of the author notes from Almost Famous Women wherein Megan Mayhew Bergman MFA '10 describes the initial inspirations for her stories.
David Bond is a cultural anthropologist specializing in the study of crude oil, the environment, and science. He is a faculty member and senior associate at Bennington’s Center for the Advancement of Public Action, where he continues to work at the intersection of hydrocarbon disasters and governable forms of life.
Faculty member David Anderegg on assignments and fashionable diagnoses, by Briee Della Rocca