College News

Photo of 2019 graduates Class of 2019 Hits the Ground Running

Bennington College celebrated the achievements of the Class of 2019 at Commencement this year with the three members of the acclaimed folk trio Mountain Man: Molly Erin Sarlé ’12, Amelia Meath ’10, and Alexandra Sauser-Monnig ’09, who shared their advice to their younger selves, spoke on the importance of balance and collaboration, and performed several songs.

Photo of the Center for the Advancement of Public Action building Announcing the 2019 Master of Fine Arts in Public Action Candidates

The Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) at Bennington College is pleased to announce the 2019-20 candidates for its two-year Master of Fine Arts in Public Action degree.

Photo of Erin McKenny Erin McKenny Appointed New Director of Robert Frost Stone House Museum

The Robert Frost Stone House Museum, which recently reopened for its second season under Bennington College’s stewardship, has appointed Erin McKenny as its new director.

Photo of aerial view of Bennington College's campus Materials and Supplies Task Force Update

Today, Provost and Dean Isabel Roche, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs John Bullock, and Dean of the Library Oceana Wilson sent the following memo to Bennington College students, faculty, and staff.

Photo of artist Marie Lorenz sitting in boat The Intersection of Art and Waterways

Marie Lorenz, the immersive artist featured in the exhibition Marie Lorez: Waterways at the Usdan Gallery from April 6 - May 9, 2019, spoke to New England Newspapers Landscapes correspondent Elodie Reed about her work. 

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Logo $1 Million Awarded to Address Systemic Causes of Food Insecurity

Bennington College has been awarded a grant of $1 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to launch a three-year collaborative effort with local partners to address the systemic causes of food insecurity in Bennington County.

Photo of Bennington College campus Provost and Dean’s Office Staffing Changes During the Presidential Transition

Today, Provost and Dean Isabel Roche sent the following memo to Bennington College faculty and staff.

Photo of Jeanie Riess Jeanie Riess Selected as Bennington Writing Seminars Residential Teaching Fellow

Jeanie Riess, a rising second-term MFA student in fiction, has been selected to be the third Residential Teaching Fellow at the Bennington Writing Seminars. The fellowship is the first of its kind in the country to offer full-time undergraduate teaching experience in a low-residency MFA format. Benefits include full tuition remission for one term, housing and board, and enrollment in an on-campus class.

photo of Dietland book cover Dietland Author Sarai Walker to Speak at June MFA Commencement

Sarai Walker MFA '03, author of the bestselling novel and critically-acclaimed AMC series Dietland, will be the Commencement speaker for the Bennington Writing Seminars in June 2019. Walker is a graduate of the fiction program and will deliver the Commencement address on Saturday, June 22 at 7:30 pm in Bennington’s Usdan Gallery.

Bennington degree Acclaimed Folk Trio Mountain Man to Give Commencement Address at Bennington College

The three members of the acclaimed folk trio Mountain ManMolly Erin Sarlé ’12, Amelia Meath ’10, and Alexandra Sauser-Monnig ’09—will address the class of 2019 at Bennington College’s 84th commencement dinner on Friday, May 31, at 7:00 pm on Commons Lawn. The event will be livestreamed.