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Liz Deschenes Survey Exhibition at the Boston ICA Deschenes Survey Opens at Boston ICA

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
Image from Kathmandu Post Caught in Kabul

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
Will Buchanan '16 shares his research with DEC commissioner Alyssa Schuren Meeting Held to Update the Community on PFOA Information, Research

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.

Trump Letter img An Open Letter to Donald Trump

MFA(W) visiting faculty member Mark Slouka pens a letter to Donald Trump and thousands of writers sign on, by Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke '07

Liz Swados '73 The Legacy of Swados ’73

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
Svalbard, Norway Domesticating the Extreme

Community, Climate and Geopolitics in the Svalbard Archipelago

Thesis by Alexander "Sandy" Curth '16

More theses by the Class of 2016
The Globe and Mail Coburn on Increasing Reliance on Private Contractors

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
Tony Awards And the Nominees Are...

Choreographer Hope Clark ’87 will serve on the 2016-17 Tony Awards nominating committee. 

Tony Awards website
New York Times Logo Anastas Reviews "Falling" in the New York Times

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 From Bennington to Bestseller

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" Isherwood's "Sotol Duet" Recognized as Outstanding Public Art Project

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
Reunion & family weekend Reunion and Family Weekend

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
Apollo magazine reviews 'Dream States' at The Met Apollo Magazine on Deschenes at The Met

"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
Bennington College Commons building President Silver elected to serve on NEASC

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.

w&i lab Word and Image Lab

A survey of the Bennington curriculum by Briee Della Rocca

Low Down img The Small World of the Low Down

An inside look at the making of Low Down by Jeva Lange ’15

The Provoker img The Provoker

Following the earthquake in Nepal, Ujwal Thapa '00 rose to the occasion and now is rising in political popularity, by Crystal Barrick '11

Molly and Dina Janis Janis Interviewed in MVT

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
Quiet Giant img The Quiet Giant

A glimpse into the two major solo exhibitions mounted by faculty member Liz Deschenes

Museum Term Feature img Museum Term

by Briee Della Rocca

union A Digital Union

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

seeds that became stories The Seeds That Became Stories

An excerpt of the author notes from Almost Famous Women wherein Megan Mayhew Bergman MFA '10 describes the initial inspirations for her stories.

xl The Promising Predicament of the Keystone XL Pipeline

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.

Deep Level img On A Deep Level

Faculty member David Anderegg on assignments and fashionable diagnoses, by Briee Della Rocca

allen shawn A Conversation with Allen Shawn

Music faculty member Allen Shawn on getting out of music writing ruts, by Briee Della Rocca