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The National Science Foundation has awarded an $18,000 EAGER Research Grant to David Bond, Associate Director of CAPA, to support his ongoing research on the role of fossil fuels in driving contemporary social and environmental change. Bond is joined on the grant by Lucas Bessire, an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma.

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Sibyl Kempson '95 is the recipient of the 2018 PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award for an American Playwright in Mid-career.

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This Will be My Undoing, an essay collection by Morgan Jerkins MFA ’16, debuted at #7 on The New York Times bestseller list.

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Associate Director of Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) and Environment faculty member David Bond has been invited to become a Member of the School of Social Science at the prestigious Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) for the upcoming academic year.

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Sue Rees returned to India in December 2017 to continue her Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Research Award (Flex Grant).

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"The next passenger should be coming in for secondary screening any moment now. You know the drill. Don’t take too long.”

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Poet and Bennington Writing Seminars alum Amy Gerstler MFA '00 has been awarded a prestigious 2018 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.

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Lily Houghton '17 has received an emerging playwright commission from Seattle Repertory Theatre's the Other Season.

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Amber Wheeler Bacon MFA '18 is an honoree of Epiphany Lit Mag's inaugural Breakout 8 award for emerging writers. 

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New roles, new readings, the Tony Awards, and The Last O.G. See where you can spot Bennington drama alumni this summer! 

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Ayesha Raees ’18 has been selected as an Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW) 2018/19 Margins Fellow.

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The Passion of Marta, the second novel from Caren Umbarger '76, was named a 2017 Silver Winner for the Nautilus Book Awards for Fiction: Self-Published & Small Press.

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Cosmo Whyte '05 has been named a winner of The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia's 2018-19 Working Artist Project Fellowship, along with artists Myra Greene and Krista Clark.

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Asad Malik ’19 has been named a Top 10 Filmmaker to Watch in 2018 by The Independent.

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The Constant Springs Residence, designed by Kevin Alter ’85, was featured as the cover story in the March/April issue of Dwell.

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Faculty member Natalie Scenters-Zapico is a recipient of The Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine's 2018 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship.

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Kevin Alter '85, founder of Alterstudio Architecture, has been inducted into the Wm. S. Marvin Hall of Fame for Design Excellence.

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Starting this fall, Bennington College will participate in a four-college consortium focusing on the global refugee crisis, supported by a $2.5-million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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International human rights and racial justice lawyer Gay Johnson McDougall ’69 is the 2018 recipient of Bennington College’s Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership Award.

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As Georgia’s Youth Delegate to the United Nations, Bennington student Lika Torikashvili addressed the Third Committee of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly. In her speech, Torikashvili championed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

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AdWeek selected Asad Malik '19 as one of its 2018 Young Influentials, a selective group of 31 media, marketing, and tech talents who are innovating in fields from AR to Activism, Data to Diversity. 

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Tim Hernandez MFA '11 received University of California Santa Barbara’s 15th annual Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature.

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The New York Times honored the work of faculty member Phillip B. Williams and Poetry at Bennington and Bennington Review writers Jericho Brown, Shane McCrae, Kevin Young, and Reginald McKnight in its feature on 32 American men who "are producing literature that is essential to how we understand our country and its place in the world right now."

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Artists Sarah Fetterman '14 and Nicole Czapinski '06 returned to campus this autumn for a residency supported by the Woodbury Foundation.

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This winter, a group of Bennington collaborators led by Asad J. Malik ’19 of 1RIC Studio are headed to Sundance Film Festival New Frontiers with a pioneering project poised to test the waters of a new storytelling medium. Their project is also the only New Frontiers submission helmed by undergraduates.

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Bennington College has been awarded a grant of $1 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to launch a three-year collaborative effort with local partners to address the systemic causes of food insecurity in Bennington County.

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Educator, composer, and instrument-builder John Bertles ’81 is the 2019 recipient of Bennington College’s Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership Award

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On September 22, Peter Dinklage ’91 made Emmy Award history for his fourth Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama win.

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PEN America interviewed Davin Malasarn MFA '20 and Monica Carter MFA '20, both past recipients of the Bennington/PEN America Emerging Voices Fellowship, for The PEN Ten weekly interview series.

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When Brian Vu ’16 was a student at Bennington, he studied Dance and Ceramics, two complementary fields that appealed to him in physical and tangible ways.