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News: Student (column 1)

  • Students Perform Weekly for Alzheimer's Patients


    Students Perform Weekly for Alzheimer's Patients

    Music faculty member Michael Wimberly's class performs every Wednesday for patients in the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center."We often lose sight of the fact that it's not just medicine that keeps you well," SVMC director of planning James Trimarch told the Bennington Banner. "It's this. It's music, love, activities with your friends." Full coverage.
  • Plain China, Vol. 5

    Plain China, Vol. 5

    Bennington student editors have released the fifth volume of plain china, the first and only literary anthology showcasing the best undergraduate writing from across the country. Read more.

  • Your Voice in my Pocket

    Your Voice in my Pocket

    A podcast by Jason Moon ’13 finds that voice messages are sometimes saved for the message, and other times saved for the voice. Listen.

  • Bennington Receives $200K Grant from National Science Foundation

    Bennington Receives $200K Grant from National Science Foundation

    The National Science Foundation has awarded Bennington a $200,000 grant in support of a three-year curricular project aimed at exploring sustainable futures for former mill towns in New England. Read more.

  • SIXTH-ANNUAL BENNINGTON PRINTMAKERS’ SHOW OPENS AT VT ARTS EXCHANGE

    SIXTH-ANNUAL BENNINGTON PRINTMAKERS’ SHOW  OPENS AT VT ARTS EXCHANGE

    An exhibition by seven advanced printmaking students from Bennington College will be on display in the Vermont Arts Exchange’s Mill Gallery at the Sage Street Mill in Bennington. The show, titled “I Will Try to Put Down on Paper,” opens with a reception on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 7:00-8:30 p.m., and will be on view through Saturday, Feb. 25. Read more.

  • Photo by Thomas Bruno ’14 Chosen for Greenpeace Exhibition in Turkey

    Photo by Thomas Bruno ’14 Chosen for Greenpeace Exhibition in Turkey

    Thomas Bruno ’14 was one of 19 amateur photographers and the only American to have his work selected for an upcoming Greenpeace exhibition for pollution awareness. Read more.

  • Brian Morrice '11 lands white house internship

    Brian Morrice

    Brian Morrice '11 lands white house internship

    Brian Morrice '11 was one of 140 young leaders selected nationwide to serve as a White House intern this spring. Read more.

  • Filmmaker Mitchell Lichtenstein ’78 Offers Advice to current Students

    Filmmaker Mitchell Lichtenstein ’78 Offers Advice to current Students

    "Be enthusiastic about your work, but always stay humble," alumnus Mitchell Lichtenstein '78 told a room full of Bennington students as part of the "Beyond Bennington" speaker series, which invites alumni to campus to discuss their careers with current students. Read more.

  • Bennington Launches first National Anthology of Undergraduate Work

    Bennington Launches first National Anthology of Undergraduate Work

    Bennington College has launched a first-of-its-kind anthology of premier fiction, poetry, and nonfiction selected from more than 40 American undergraduate literary journals. plain china: Best Undergraduate Writing 2009 is the only national online compilation of undergraduate writing today. Read more.

  • Noryang Yeshi '11 opens Exhibition of Photos by Leprosy Patients

    Noryang Yeshi '11 opens Exhibition of Photos by Leprosy Patients

    The Anandwan exhibition includes 30 photographs taken by Yeshi and two young leprosy patients from the Anandwan Rehabilitation Center, a leprosy clinic in Central India. Noryang traveled to Anandwan during over Field Work Term, bringing with her five digital cameras to distribute among patients. Read more.

  • Tyler Gaviria, MATSL ’11, Named N.C. Foreign Language Teacher of the Year

    Tyler Gaviria, MATSL ’11, Named N.C. Foreign Language Teacher of the Year

    Master of Arts in Teaching a Second Language (MATSL) candidate Tyler Gaviria '11 has been named 2010 Teacher of the Year by the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina. Read more.

  • Students pilot local field work term program

    Students pilot local field work term program

    Participating in Bennington's new Local Field Experience program, 16 students spent Field Work Term volunteering at 11 organizations in Bennington and North Bennington, including schools, counseling services, family support centers, and other community-based agencies. Read more.

News: Student (column 2)

  • Wiseman '15 Published in LA Review of Books

    Wiseman '15 Published in LA Review of Books

    Sasha Wiseman '15 reviewed Jenny Offill's new novel, Dept. of Speculation, in the the Los Angeles Review of Books. Read.

  • Commencement 2014

    Commencement 2014

    Fear and the courage to overcome it were the themes of the 79th Bennington commencement dinner. Full coverage.

  • Local Action, Global Change

    Local Action, Global Change

    From the local to the global, morning headlines describe problems that seem impossible to fix. But what if a college course taught students skills to tackle them anyway? Susan Sgorbati’s Bennington College introductory conflict-resolution class, “Solving the Impossible,” attempts to do just that. And with powerful results. Read more.

  • Isabelle Parker '16 Blogs for Grub Street

    Isabelle Parker '16 Blogs for Grub Street

    Isabelle Parker '16 guest blogged for the literary non-profit Grub Street (where she interned this summer) on "The Value of Structure and Creativity in Poetry," based on two Bennington courses she took with faculty member Michael Dumanis. Grub Street is the second largest independent center for creative writing in the U.S. Read more.

  • Four students Awarded TOP writing Fellowships

    Four students Awarded TOP writing Fellowships

    Two Bennington students have been invited to Bucknell University this summer, and two others to Skidmore College, for highly selective, nationally sought-after creative writing fellowships. Read more.

  • 2013 FWT Scrapbook

    2013 FWT Scrapbook

    A collection of moments captured, lessons learned, and work created by Bennington students over the College's annual Field Work Term. Check it out.

  • 80+ Students, Staff Volunteer Locally

    80+ Students and Staff Volunteer Locally

    More than 80 Bennington students and staff members spent a recent Saturday pitching in around town and continuing the College's Hurricane Sandy relief efforts as part of the Bennington ACTS annual day of service. Full story.

  • Two Students Tapped to Read at Burlington Book Festival

    Two Students Tapped to Read at Burlington Book Festival

    Rebecca Valley ’16 and Anna Rutenbeck ’16 were two of sixteen Vermont students chosen to share their writing at this weekend’s Burlington Book Festival. Both native Vermonters, Valley and Rutenbeck read their poems as part of the Millennial Writers on Stage event, sponsored by the Young Writers Project and Vermont Public Radio. To read their work, click here.

  • Convocation 2012: Librarian Oceana Wilson Welcomes Incoming Class

    Convocation 2012: Librarian Oceana Wilson Welcomes Incoming Class

    "Embrace the possibilities in each of you," Bennington's convocation speaker, Oceana Wilson, told the class of 2016. "Know that Bennington will enlarge not only your mind but also your heart, and that your Bennington education will be a love affair or a lover’s quarrel or perhaps—and I think most ideally—it will be both." Coverage: news, video, photos

  • Student, Alum Publish Web Research on 'Socialbots'

    Student, Alum Publish Web Research on 'Socialbots'

    Max Nanis ’12 and Ian Pearce ’11 are two of the authors behind the current cover story of Interactions magazine. The article, "Socialbots: Voices from the Fronts," is based on a study they conducted with web researcher Tim Hwang on fake online identities (“bots”) that can interact with humans and even boost human-to-human interaction on social networks such as Twitter. The results of their study were first published in the MIT Technology Review.

  • A Conversation with Actor Alan Arkin '55

    A Conversation with Actor Alan Arkin '55

    Actor Alan Arkin ’55, best known for his Academy Award–winning performance as the grandfather in Little Miss Sunshine, returned to campus for a Q&A with current students. As student blogger India Kieser ’12 writes, it was an inspiring conversation for all. Photos here.

  • Bennington Band BOBBY’s Debut Album Previewed on NPR’s First Listen

    Bennington Band BOBBY’s Debut Album Previewed on NPR’s First Listen

    A year after forming as Tom Greenberg ‘10's senior project in music, BOBBY, a band made up of current Bennington students and recent grads, has been signed by Partisan Records and will be releasing their self-titled debut album on June 21. The album was featured this week on NPR's First Listen series, which previews select, upcoming albums in their entirety. Listen here.

  • 60+ Students, Staff Volunteer Locally for Bennington ACTS Day

    60+ Students, Staff Volunteer Locally for Bennington ACTS Day

    More than 60 Bennington students and staff members painted, gardened, cleaned, and beautified several sites in the local community last Saturday for the first annual Bennington ACTS Day. Read more.

  • Architecture Project by Evie Garf '11 Featured on NewYorker.com

    Architecture Project by Evie Garf '11 Featured on NewYorker.com

    A photo of Evie Garf 11's "Book-Dependent Shelf," an inverted bookshelf she made for an architecture course two years ago, was featured last week on "The Book Bench," a New Yorker blog that frequently publishes great images of books from around the world. Check it out here.

  • Bennington Students, Recent Alums Garner Musical Acclaim

    Bennington Students, Recent Alums Garner Musical Acclaim

    Late Show with David Letterman, Rolling Stone magazine, NPR, and Spinner.com are just a few of the news and entertainment outlets that have featured music by Bennington students or alumni in the past month. 

News: Student (column 3)

  • Bennington Students Win Japanese Speech Contest

    Bennington Students Win Japanese Speech Contest

    Bennington was well represented in this year’s Vermont Japanese Speech Contest, with students Thomas Melvin ’15 and Hoa Nguyen ’16 winning first place in the intermediate division, and Ella Peake ’17 and Carolina Roque ’17 taking second in the introductory division. More coverage.

  • Carlos Mendez '15

    Carlos Mendez '15 Published in Journal of Biological Chemistry

    Carlos Mendez '15 co-authored a paper in the Journal of Biological Chemistry based on research he conducted over the summer and during last year's Field Work Term at the University of Southern California. The paper provides insight into “an alternative molecular basis for the initiation events in skin cancer.” Read more.

  • Convocation Welcomes Class of 2017

    Convocation Welcomes Class of 2017

    “I don’t think teaching is so different from studying,” music faculty member Nick Brooke told the incoming class in his Convocation address. “Teaching has that restless curiosity. At Bennington, the faculty is told to teach what keeps us awake. Truth is, I’m most alive when teaching what I’m on the cusp of knowing.” More coverage.

  • Maliha Ali '15 Leads Peace Project in Pakistan

    Maliha Ali '15 Leads Peace Project in Pakistan

    Maliha Ali ’15 led in the restoration of a defunct public library in her native Pakistan this summer through a $10,000 grant from the Davis United World Scholars Projects for Peace program. She spoke with the Rutland Herald about her experience here.

  • The Long Way to Bennington

    The Long Way to Bennington

    The Bennington Banner chronicles two first-year students' 350-mile bike ride to college. Read.

  • Souleymane Badolo MFA ’13 Wins Juried Bessie Award

    Souleymane Badolo MFA ’13 Wins Juried Bessie Award

    The New York Dance and Performance Awards has named Souleymane Badolo MFA ’13 winner of its prestigious Juried Bessie Award for his innovative approach to dance in New York City. Read more.

  • Maliha Ali ’15 Wins $10,000 Projects for Peace Grant

    Maliha Ali ’15 Wins $10,000 Projects for Peace Grant

    Maliha Ali ’15 has earned a $10,000 grant from the Davis United World Scholars Projects for Peace program to design and implement a public action project in her native Pakistan. More.

  • Plain China, Vol. 3

    Plain China, Vol. 3

    Bennington student editors have released the third volume of plain china, the first and only literary anthology showcasing the best undergraduate writing from across the country. The current issue features work selected from more than 50 undergraduate literary journals, and includes writers from Princeton, Louisiana State University, University of Georgia, Bard College, Harvard University, UC-Berkeley, Northwestern, and Stanford, among others. Read it here.

  • Early in the Year, a Familiar Trend: Students Serving the Community

    Early in the Year, a Familiar Trend: Students Serving the Community

    When Hurricane Irene struck just three days before the start of fall classes, returning students barely had time to move into their houses before they were out in the community helping flood victims salvage theirs. Read more.

  • Mountain Man scores rave review in new york times

    Mountain Man scores rave review in new york times

    Mountain Man, the up-and-coming folk trio of Amelia Meath '10, Molly Sarle '12, and Alex Sauser-Monnig '09, continued to impress on their recent summer tour, which included a stop at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival (listen on NPR), and an "engrossing performance," according to The New York Times, at the famed Mercury Lounge. To read the entire Times review, click here.  

  • Bennington Becomes First U.S. School to Participate in European Dance Festival

    Bennington Becomes First U.S. School to Participate in European Dance Festival

    Bennington College this summer became the first American school to participate in the European Schools Festival at the National Center of Contemporary Dance in France. Read more.

  • Tanya Schmid's Photo Exhibition is More Than a Senior Project

    Tanya Schmid's Photo Exhibition is More Than a Senior Project

    Through photographs and testimonies, Tanya Schmid '11 tells the story of a low-income neighborhood in Arica, Chile—a city she visited while studying abroad last year—where, more than 20 years ago, the dumping of arsenic, lead, and 14 other toxic minerals has had devastating health effects on its residents. Read more.

  • Bennington RELEASES Second Edition of National ONLINE Literary Anthology

    Bennington RELEASES Second Edition of National ONLINE Literary Anthology

    Bennington has released the second annual edition of plain china, the only national online compilation of undergraduate writing today. Read more.

  • Mountain Man performs on NPR’s World Cafe

    Mountain Man

    Mountain Man performs on NPR’s World Cafe

    A live performance by Mountain Man, the singing folk trio of Amelia Meath '10, Molly Sarle '12, and Alex Sauser-Monnig '09, was aired this month on NPR's World Cafe, a nationally broadcast program that showcases indie rock, singer-songwriters, folk, alternative country, blues, and world music. Listen here.