College News

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 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, Great Professors, Great Classroom Experiences, and more.

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

Image of three students in masks Welcoming the Class of 2025

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

Image of a frozen dress Bennington Review, Issue Nine: The Health of the Sick

Bennington Review—a national biannual print journal of innovative, intelligent, and moving poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and film writing housed at Bennington College—has released its ninth issue, around the theme of “The Health of the Sick.”

Bennington College campus Bennington College to Enroll Largest Incoming Class in its History

This fall, Bennington College will welcome over 250 first-year students and 18 transfer students. This entering class will be the largest in the College’s history.

Image of Ariel Martinez Ariél M. Martinez Selected as Bennington Writing Seminars Residential Teaching Fellow

Ariél M. Martinez, an MFA student in nonfiction, has been selected to be the seventh Residential Teaching Fellow at the Bennington Writing Seminars.

Image of Bennington Commons $300,000 Awarded to Support Academic Leadership Restructuring

Bennington College has received a $300,000 two-year grant from the Davis Educational Foundation, which will support restructuring the academic leadership team to strengthen the student experience.

Image of Helen Frankenthaler painting Bennington College Selected as Frankenthaler Climate Initiative Grantee

Bennington College is thrilled to be one of the inaugural recipients of the Frankenthaler Climate Initiative. Launched by the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation in partnership with Rocky Mountain Institute and Environment & Culture Partners, the Frankenthaler Climate Initiative advances the goal of carbon neutrality across the visual arts.