College News

Bookshelf A 2022 Field Work Term Reading List

While students embark 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 offer their reading recommendations to keep everyone’s intellectual juices flowing wherever they are.

Image of Bennington College Commons at dusk Bennington Commons Receives American Architecture Award

The renovation of the Bennington College Commons, completed in Fall 2019, has been awarded a 2021 American Architecture Award.

Image of Beyond Plastics wave logo The New Coal

The US plastics industry’s contribution to climate change is on track to exceed that of coal-fired power in this country by 2030, finds The New Coal: Plastics & Climate Change, a report from CAPA Senior Fellow Judith Enck and the Beyond Plastics project.

Image of the Robert Frost Stone House Museum Robert Frost Stone House Museum Awarded COVID-19 Cultural Recovery Grant

The Robert Frost Stone House Museum at Bennington College has received a $5,000 COVID-19 Cultural Recovery Grant from the Vermont Arts Council and Vermont Humanities to support its operations during the pandemic.

Image of Bennington CAPA building The January 6 Project: Preserving Democracy

This fall, Bennington College's Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) hosts the January 6 project, a six-week series examining the historical, cultural, and political events that led to the attack on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Image of STARS gold logo Bennington College Receives STARS Gold Rating for Sustainability Achievements

Bennington College has earned a STARS Gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Image of Alfredo Medina Creating a Sense of Belonging

In this Q&A, get to know Dr. Alfredo Medina, Jr., Bennington College's Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and College Diversity Officer.

A strategic thought leader, Dr. Medina is a higher education professional with more than 20 years of experience working in the areas of diversity, inclusion, and equity, civic and public engagement, and risk management and compliance.

Image of students sitting in circle Bennington Honored by Princeton Review and U.S. News

The Princeton Review and the U.S. News 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.

Image of three students in masks Welcoming the Class of 2025

This fall, the Bennington community welcomed over 250 new students to the College. 

commons lawn in spring Li-Chen Chin Ph.D. Named Dean of Student Life

Bennington College President Laura Walker has announced that Dr. Li-Chen Chin has been appointed Dean of Student Life at the College