Student News

Photo of Lika Torikashvili at United Nations Assembly Painting the World

As the founder of the international youth activist organization Paint the World, Lika Torikashvili ’22 has balanced her studies at Bennington College with time spent building relationships abroad—including a leave of absence during which she served as Georgia’s United Nations Youth Delegate to the 73rd session of the General Assembly.

Photo of jazz musicians Works in Progress

At the start of Fall term, Bennington College students celebrated with Student Works, an annual showcase of projects done across disciplines—from poetry and play readings, to musical performances, genetics research, oral histories, and more.

Coastal Caps founders Grace and Ella Capping Plastic Pollution

Plastic bags and recycled fabric scraps—that’s what Coastal Caps are made of. 

Photo of Ahmad Yassir Art and Peacebuilding in Somaliland

Over his 2019 Field Work Term, Ahmad Yassir '20 designed and taught the first courses in arts and peacebuilding at Abaarso School for Sciences and Technology in Somaliland.

 

Aerial photo of Palu earthquake Festival Funds Palu Relief

In fall 2018, Ekaterina Burtseva '20, Maria Salim '21, and Benyamin Mohammadzadeh '20 organized an Asian Cultural Festival to fundraise for the city of Palu in Sulawesi, Indonesia, which was rocked by an earthquake and tsunami. 

Photo of Crossett Library We Read A Lot: Summer 2019

Want to read like a Bennington student? Kick off your summer reading with the most checked out books from Crossett Library during the 2018-2019 school year.

photo of metalworker demonstrating Sculpting Water, Landscape, and Music

Earlier this year, Design and Planning Coordinator Erin McKenny and faculty member Jon Isherwood were approached by the organizers of the annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show (NBOSS) to explore how Bennington students could engage with the Village School of North Bennington (VSNB) and participate in the outdoor sculpture show.

Photo of elementary school students working Languages Across Levels

At Bennington College, students studying Languages have the opportunity to apply their studies in the broader Bennington community by teaching languages and cultures—including Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish—at Bennington Elementary and the Village School of North Bennington (VSNB).

Photo of comfort dolls Care Dolls Comfort ER Patients

Madeline Poultridge '20, Hadley Pack '22, Annabel Hoffman '22, Lola Wilson-Kolp '22, and Ella Stewart '22 have been volunteering with Vermont Arts Exchange's TLC Dolls program.

Cover of the Walloomsack Review View from Bingham Hill

Students in Mirka Prazak's Fall 2018 course Studying Place by Metes and Bounds were published in a special issue of the Bennington Museum's Walloomsack Review.