Student News

Image of woman at podium Bennington students are changing the world. Again.

Bennington College students testified to the Town of Bennington Select Board about the scourge of oil trains parked in the community.

Image of Swagata Datta A Bennington Theoretical Physicist in the Making

As a theoretical physics student, Swagata Datta ’23 walks a path that few venture at Bennington. After completing his second undergraduate research project, Datta reflected upon his Bennington education and Field Work Term experiences, which informed his research interests and plan for continued education. 

By Halley Le '25

Image of woman in front of brick wall Supporting Women in Data Science

How can women and underrepresented minorities in the technology industry better support each other? Bennington College is starting a chapter of Women in Data Science (WiDS), a student-led initiative aimed to support college students through the creation of dialogues, opportunities, and shared resources.

By Halley Le '25

Image of inside of a leaf Planting Roots with Biology Research

William Huntley ’23 shares his journey researching leaf morphology at Harvard, his passion for molecular and plant biology, and how his Bennington education helped shape his vision for higher education.

By Halley Le '25

Image of Tom Evans Science in Seattle: Studying Fat in Fruit Flies

How does the fat distribution and aging process in fruit flies illuminate how the human body functions? Tom Evans ’24 dove into this question at a pathology research lab in the University of Washington (UW) during the Summer 2022 Field Work Term (FWT).

By Halley Le '25

Image of Gianna Rodriguez Exploring Pediatric Research

How can parents of infants notice the early markers for autism? Can early identification lead to better care down the road? 

By Halley Le '25

Image of man with glasses Taking a Breath with TF

Thomas Finegar ’22 discusses their roles as the Drama SEPC representative, co-founder of the Improv Club, Lortel Fellow, admissions intern, and creator and actor in the spring student production, Creature.

By Mary Brothers '22

class of 2022 Class of 2022 Graduates Hit the Ground Running

On May 27-28, Bennington College will celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2022 at the 87th Commencement. Learn more about graduate outcomes across the years. 

The cast of Pearls for Spurs Intertwining Stories

Gates Leonard ’25 discusses her play Pearls for Spurs, for which Leonard had a staged reading at La Mama Experimental Theatre Club following her Field Work Term internship.

By Mary Brothers '22

projects for peace logo Projects for Peace

Projects for Peace has announced its 2022 cohort of grantees. This year, one hundred and twenty-nine projects from 85 partner institutions were selected, with two projects being chosen from the College.