Student News

Photo of soup pot Shaping Bowls, Forming Community

On Sunday, November 17, the southern Vermont community will come together at Mount Anthony Union Middle School for the 2019 Bennington Empty Bowls Supper

Photo of FIFCO referees Soccer for Diplomacy

Benyamin Mohammadzadeh '20 studies Business and Mathematics at Bennington College. A lifelong soccer fan, Mohammadzadeh spent a Field Work Term with FIFCO, the International Corporate Football Federation, where he helped organize the 2019 World Cup in Monaco and secured participation from the Iranian corporate football federation.

Photo of Dorset theater Bennington Students Mentor Young Playwrights

Ten Bennington College students and alumni mentored regional middle and high school students who wrote and created plays of their own as part of the Dorset Theatre Festival's 6th Annual Jean E. Miller Young Playwrights Competition. 

Photo of Safe Passage Team Paving the Way to Safe Passages

“We love working with Bennington, and we would love to have more students join us,” said Donnica Wingett of Safe Passage/Camino Seguro. “It says something when someone comes from so far away and looks our kids and moms in the eyes and says, ‘Hey, how are you? I care.’” 

Photo of students at UniCode School Coding for the Future

After Zalkar Ziiaidin ’22 graduates, he plans on becoming a full-time software engineer. However, as Ziiaidin pursues his studies at Bennington College, he’s not waiting to make his mark on the ever-evolving world of computer science.

Photo of Mareme Dieng A Self-Driven Life

As a college student, getting to an 8:00 am class on a Friday morning can be difficult. For Mareme Dieng ’20, however, balancing self-care and commitments to make it to class is all the more a victory on days when she’s arriving to Bennington from Tunisia. Or San Francisco. Or Turkey. Or Barcelona. 

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.