College News

Beyond Plastics Beyond Plastics Project Launched

Bennington College announced today that former Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith Enck is launching a project, Beyond Plastics, that will work with college students and community leaders around the country to reduce plastic pollution.

CAPA Students Wanted: First-Time Voters

In her column for Forbes, President Mariko Silver writes about how to channel the concern, energy, and improvements in electoral turnout into lasting civic engagement.

CAPA Students Voting Does Not Make Democracy

In her column for Forbes, President Mariko Silver writes about the year-round civic engagement efforts—including, but not limited to voting—that create a robust democracy.

Matthew Groner Bennington Writing Seminars Selects Matthew Groner as Residential Teaching Fellow

Matthew Groner, a rising third-term MFA candidate in fiction, has been selected as the second Residential Teaching Fellow at the Bennington Writing Seminars, working in the classroom for a full term beginning in Spring 2019.

Commons Bennington College Launches Campus Renewal Campaign

President Mariko Silver announced the Campus Renewal campaign via the following memo sent to the Bennington community:

Student Center The Din of the Dining Hall

In her column for Forbes, President Mariko Silver discussed the importance of public spaces as a conduit to collaboration and learning.

2018 Consortium Convening $2.5 Million Grant Awarded to Support Consortium on Forced Migration, Displacement, and Education

Starting this fall, Bennington College will participate in a four-college consortium focusing on the global refugee crisis, supported by a $2.5-million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

CAPA Bennington College Establishes New Master of Fine Arts in Public Action

The College is pleased to announce a new two-year Master of Fine Arts in Public Action degree, launching in Fall 2018.

Usdan Gallery Fall Art for Access FAQ

A guide to additional information and answers to questions regarding Bennington College's new Art for Access initiative. 

Red Square Art for Access: A New Initiative to Fund Scholarships

Red Square, 1959, by Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011). Oil and crayon on sized, primed canvas. 68 x 126 1/4 in. Image courtesy of Bennington College.