Student News

Image of Andreea Coscai Her Time: Empowering Romanian Girls to Lead

From her high school experience at United World College Changshu China to her current studies at Bennington College, a global academic perspective has informed the way Andreea Coscai ’22 now reflects on growing up in Bucharest, Romania.

image of stamp envelope Connecting Through Mail Art

Since the start of social distancing, students working with Anne Thompson, Visual Arts faculty member and Usdan Gallery Director and Curator, have been making mail art, a time-honored practice in which artists use the postal service to subvert institutional structures and restrictive conditions.

Image of zoom presentation Torikashvili Organizes for Peace

Lika Torikashvili '22, Georgia's Youth Representative to the United Nations, co-organized a webinar on Localizing Youth Peace and Security through her project iPEACE.

Image of students discussing Students Develop Art Commission for U.S. Consulate in Thailand

The Center for Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) at Bennington College has received its second commission from the U.S. State Department's Office of Art in Embassies for the art collection at the new U.S. Consulate in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Image of covid virus Studying the Era of COVID-19

Over the summer, the pop-up course Understanding and Responding to COVID-19, Crisis and Quarantine gave Bennington students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members a chance to connect with one another while examining the unfolding COVID-19 crisis across disciplines, from anthropology to mathematical modeling to poetry to film.

Image of young girl and man flying a kite on the beach Bringing Stories Home

As COVID-19 turned schooling remote, Sofia Salusso ’23 and her father worked together to bring weekly story time into students’ homes.

Image of the Class of 2020 Class of 2020 Hits the Ground Running

Bennington College celebrated the achievements of the Class of 2020 at the 85th Commencement—and first-ever virtual ceremony—this year with multimedia artist Nigel Poor ’86, the Pulitzer Prize-nominated co-host of the podcast Ear Hustle.

Image of musician Listen to The Five Obstructions

In Nick Brooke's class, The Five Obstructions, 12 songwriters challenge each other to rewrite their songs in unique ways. Haiku? Disco? Blast beats? Stratocaster? All of that and more.

Image of man dressed as king A Modern-Day Wonderland

Bennington Drama students presented a Zoom reading of Can't Weed All Just Get a Bong?, a modern-day Alice's Adventures in Wonderland adapted by Sonise Lumbaca '21.

Image of woman gazing into mirror Devising and Directing in a Virtual World

Students in Jean Randich's Devising: Moving Through Time and Space and Directing I: The Director's Vision present their virtual coursework through video reels.