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In Memorium

Margaret Holloway

In Memoriam Margaret Holloway ’74 Saying goodbye to Margaret HollowayBy Joan Channick This piece first appeared in the Yale Alumni Magazine. Joan Channick is the chair of the Yale School of Drama’s theater management department. Margaret Holloway ’80MFA [Yale], known in New Haven as “the Shakespeare Lady,” died May 30 […]

In Memorium

Emily Mason

In Memoriam Emily Mason ’54 Emily Mason, Who Created Colorful Canvases, Is Dead at 87. Part of a family of artists, she was known for creating abstract works by a process she liked to call “letting a painting talk to you.” For more than 50 years, Emily Mason ’54, an […]

In Memorium

Anne Lyon Klopman ’44, P ’80

In Memoriam Anne Lyon Klopman ’44, P ’80 Anne Lyon Klopman ’44, P ’80—alumna, parent and dedicated Bennington supporter—died on May 10. She was 97.  It took a little getting used to the first year student from Englewood, New Jersey, but Anne Lyon soon gained momentum and by her second […]

In Memorium

Margot Hartman Tenney ’55, P ’81

In Memoriam Margot Hartman Tenney ’55, P ’81 Margot Hartman Tenney ’55, P ’81— former trustee, actress, and philanthropist—died on April 11, 2020. She was 86.  Born and raised in New York City, Margot fell in love with theatre. When it was time to go to college, she headed to […]

In Memorium

Ella King Russell Torrey ’47

In Memoriam Ella King Russell Torrey ’47 Ella King Russell Torrey ’47, who dedicated her life to peace, diplomacy, and human rights after losing her 20-year-old brother during World War II, died Tuesday, April 14. She was 94. Her death at Chestnut Hill Hospital was due to complications from COVID-19. […]

In Memorium

Katharine Evarts Merck ’46

In Memoriam Katharine Evarts Merck ’46 Katharine Evarts Merck ’46—former Bennington trustee, lifelong nurturer of causes that advanced the progress of humanity, and one of the College’s most stalwart supporters—died on April 11, 2020. She was 96. Kate arrived at Bennington in 1942 at the height of World War II, […]

In Memorium

Ron Cohen

In Memoriam Ron Cohen Ron Cohen—beloved teacher, justice scholar, and stalwart proponent of progressive education—died on March 31, 2020. He was 75. As a young doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan, Ron attended a non-violent sit- in one September in 1968. He was arrested, handcuffed, and thrown in the […]

In Memorium

Bill Scully ’94

In Memoriam Bill Scully ’94 Bill Scully ’94—who brought world cuisine, hydroelectric power, and an entrepreneurial tenacity to Bennington—died in his home on July 19, 2020. He was 48 years old. Originally from Whittier, California, the birthplace of lowrider trucks and Richard Nixon, Bill Scully arrived on campus in 1990. […]


And So We Begin

And So We Begin A convocation podcast for a campus in quarantine No stilts, no drums, no marching band or folding chairs filled with hundreds of students, faculty and staff, no parade to a picnic on the lawn. Bennington opened the fall term with a Convocation podcast that had all […]