Alumni News

Image of Jordan Roth on red carpet Projection, Protection, and Priestessing

Met Gala Magic from Michael Sylvan Robinson '89

By Mary Brothers '22

Image of man in PHD regalia Mendez-Dorantes Honored for Postdoctoral Research

Carlos Mendez-Dorantes ’15, now a research fellow at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, has received several awards for his postdoctoral research into the investigation of LINE-1 biology in cancer research.

Image of Deborah Kaufmann Deborah Kaufmann Honored with Visionary Leadership Award

Performer, healthcare clown, and Healthy Humor co-founder Deborah Kaufmann ’74 is the 2021 recipient of Bennington College’s Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership Award.

Image of Bennington Commons The Best of Bennington

As Bennington College prepares to welcome the Class of 2025, alumni offer their advice and can't-miss recommendations to incoming students. 

Image of muses postcard Vermont State Poet Laureate Mary Ruefle’s Erasures Exhibition Featured at Robert Frost Stone House Museum

Mary Ruefle: Erasures, the first solo exhibition of visual work by Vermont State Poet Laureate Mary Ruefle ’74, is currently on view at the Robert Frost Stone House Museum.

Image of dice painting Bucksbaum Gift Generates Nearly $300,000 for Art for Access Scholarships

Art for Access, Bennington College’s innovative fundraising program that enhances the College’s art holdings for teaching and enrichment while generating scholarship support  through the sale of art, raised nearly $300,000 for student scholarships in Spring 2021.

Photos on wall Bennington College Receives Donation of 500 Works of Contemporary Art

Bennington College has received a gift of some 500 works of art to benefit Art for Access, an innovative fundraising program launched in 2018.

asad malik with art collective Asad J. Malik '19 Partners to Create Augmented Reality Music Video

Bennington College alum, trustee, and award-winning augmented reality creator Asad J. Malik '19, has collaborated with protest art collective, Pussy Riot, to create a music video for their new single, “Panic Attack.”

Image of 6 people headshots Gancher Receives Dorset Theatre Festival Commission

Sarah Gancher '01 has received a playwriting commission from Dorset Theatre Festival's newly launched Commissioning & Fellowship Program.

penny wilson, a woman with white hair wearing a blue jacket, laughing Penny Wilson

Dear Bennington Community,

It is with great sadness that I write to share the news that Bennington trustee, alumna, benefactor and friend Penny Wilson died on February 10, 2021. She was surrounded by her loving family, to whom we send our deepest sympathies.