College News

Image of bookshelf Words, Words, Words

In 2019, undergraduate and Bennington Writing Seminars alumni and faculty published over 65 books.

Photo of Jericho Brown I Remain Grateful

Poet Jericho Brown delivered the 49th Bennington Writing Seminars Commencement address.

Photo of BPI graduation Prison Education Initiative to Award Associate of Art Degree

Bennington College has received accreditation from the New England Commissions of Higher Education (NECHE) to award a Bennington College Associate of Art degree to incarcerated students through its Prison Education Initiative (PEI).

Photo of balanced scales made of leaves $290,000 Awarded to Launch Environmental Fellowship Program

Bennington College has been awarded a four-year $290,000 grant from the New York-based The Endeavor Foundation to launch The Endeavor Foundation Environmental Changemaker Fellowship Program, which includes funded internships for Bennington students to work in nonprofits with a focus on environmental justice.

Text Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Logo $15,000 Awarded to Local Organizations Addressing Food Insecurity in Bennington County

Bennington College has awarded three grants of $5,000 each to implement and support community-proposed initiatives that explore and expand food systems in Bennington county. 

Image of a nest of feathers Bennington Review, Issue Seven: The Devotions

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 seventh issue, around the theme of “The Devotions.”

Photo of a bundle of sage Art New England Highlights Queer Paranormal

Art New England featured Queer Paranormal (an exhibition concerning Shirley Jackson and The Haunting of Hill House), which was on display at Usdan Gallery and across Bennington's campus from October 29 to December 7, 2019.

Photo of students looking at art installation Announcing the 2020 Museum Fellows Term Cohort

Five students from Bennington College have been selected as Frankenthaler Fellows for the 2020 Museum Fellows Term, a study-away program that provides participants with practical, professional art world internship experience working at a major cultural institution in New York City for five months.

Photo from Everybody play Announcing the 2020 Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation Fellowships

Eighteen students from Bennington College have been selected to participate in the 2020 Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation Fellowships, a program run in partnership with the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation.

Photo of Jericho Brown National Book Award Finalist Jericho Brown to Speak at January MFA Commencement

Jericho Brown, finalist for the 2019 National Book Award in Poetry, will be the Commencement speaker for the Bennington Writing Seminars in January 2020.