Faculty, alumni, staff and students are in the headlines calling attention to toxic waste sites, single use plastics, children in ICE detention camps; their films, artwork, journalism, performances, businesses albums and more are earning national attention as well. For the full recap of the headlines, click on the stories below.
Associate Director of Bennington’s Elizabeth Coleman Center for Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) David Bond and Beyond Plastics founder and visiting CAPA faculty member Judith Enck discovered PFAS in soil and water surrounding the incinerator … [more]
The Astronomy Club, a new Netflix sketch comedy show featuring the first all-Black house team at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre in New York is receiving rave reviews and earning loyal audiences beyond the stage it first originated … [more]
Nigel Poor ’86, co-creator of the hit podcast Ear Hustle, was nominated this year for a Pulitzer Prize in Audio Reporting. Speaking with the Sacramento Bee Poor reacted to the nomination, “To me, it came as a shock, a total shock … [more]
Shirley—the novel by Susan Scarf Merrell MFA ’09, which takes Shirley Jackson as its main character and is plotted on Bennington College’s campus—was adapted into a critically acclaimed, genre-blending film by the same name … [more]
Last summer, journalist Ellen Ann Fentress MFA ’08 penned an essay for The Bitter Southerner about her experience attending a segregated school—a reality more than an estimated 750,000 white children experienced in the 1970s … [more]
This past year, Jonathan Mann ’04 announced the launch of his new podcast, “As it Happens: Song a Day.” Mann’s YouTube Channel, Song A Day Guy, publishes a new song every day, that is written, performed and produced by Mann … [more]