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A virtual home for the Bennington Literature Program
The Literature Program just launched their new website aiming to keep Bennington students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and everyone in between connected to the literature community. Keep an eye on the site for announcements on upcoming events, readings, accomplishments and much more. 

If you’d like to post alumni news relating to literature, journalism, publishing, etc, please feel free to email Alumni Relations at alumnirelations@bennington.edu and we will pass it along! 

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Faculty member Jon Isherwood’s work will be included in Songzhuang International Art Exposition: “Critical Connections: Exhibition of International Contemporary Art,” which opens this week in MoCA Beijing.
“Critical Connections” is curated by Michael Suh and Gertrud Aeschlimann and co-organized by Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai Himalayas Art Museum and art-st-urban Contemporary Museum. It is a brand-new practice within the frame of the project of “vibrARTion: Chinese contemporary art goes global.”

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Faculty member Jon Isherwood’s work will be included in Songzhuang International Art Exposition: Critical Connections: Exhibition of International Contemporary Art,” which opens this week in MoCA Beijing.

“Critical Connections” is curated by Michael Suh and Gertrud Aeschlimann and co-organized by Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai Himalayas Art Museum and art-st-urban Contemporary Museum. It is a brand-new practice within the frame of the project of “vibrARTion: Chinese contemporary art goes global.”

Look at all these Bennington boys marching to the beat of their own drums in the 1980’s. If you can recognize any of these fine fellows send us a message and let us know! 

Look at all these Bennington boys marching to the beat of their own drums in the 1980’s. If you can recognize any of these fine fellows send us a message and let us know! 

Applicants to Bennington College May Now ‘Curate’ Their Applications – Head Count - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education →

A good portion of Bennington alumni out there probably wish they had this option when applying! Yesterday, the school announced beginning this year the admissions office will allow applicants the opportunity to forgo the typical application in favor of submitting the materials that best represent their work. The applications will then be evaluated by a group of faculty and alumni.

If you know of any students that may be applying to Bennington this year, don’t forget to refer them. If the student you refer to Bennington ends up attending they will receive a $5,000 scholarship (split up into increments of $1,250 every year for all four years). To learn more about the Dimensional Application, check out the article above! 

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A view of the historic #peoplesclimate march as seen by Bennington students.

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So roughly 44 students & professors from Bennington College went to the People’s Climate March in NYC yesterday. Here’s what it looked like:

Looking for some reading? Witness a true Bennington collaboration as sculpture faculty, Jon Isherwood, interviews sculpture tech, John Umphlett MFA ’99 about his work in the most recent issue of Sculpture Magazine. 

Looking for some reading? Witness a true Bennington collaboration as sculpture faculty, Jon Isherwood, interviews sculpture tech, John Umphlett MFA ’99 about his work in the most recent issue of Sculpture Magazine

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Faculty member Allen Shawn speaks to Tablet about his new biography: Leonard Bernstein: An American Musician, wherein he examines Bernstein’s life and career and draws a picture of what distinguished Bernstein’s music, how Jewishness affected his world view, and the reasons Bernstein’s oeuvre didn’t register in Shawn’s own musical education—and why it should have. Listen in. 

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Faculty member Allen Shawn speaks to Tablet about his new biography: Leonard Bernstein: An American Musician, wherein he examines Bernstein’s life and career and draws a picture of what distinguished Bernstein’s music, how Jewishness affected his world view, and the reasons Bernstein’s oeuvre didn’t register in Shawn’s own musical education—and why it should have. Listen in

Throwback Thursday! A peek into how Bennington advertised in the early 1950’s. 

The Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership Award is back for its second year. The award was conceived by parents of a Bennington alumna to honor an alumna/alumnus, faculty, or staff member, or a Bennington community member who has contributed to their community by way of their innovative leadership style. The chosen honoree will receive a $5,000 award and will be invited to campus in the spring of 2015 to meet with students. 

Last year, Holly Block ’80 was the inaugural recipient of the award for her work in the arts. To learn more about Holly’s work check out her conversation with Mariko during last year’s Senior Retreat.

Nominations are welcome until November 7, 2014. Please submit a nomination here

Dickinson is up and running! Check out this great post from the Bennington Postbac Tumblr….

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The first Science Workshop of the fall term last Friday was a Meet & Greet. Faculty created a Human Scavenger Hunt as a fun way for students to introduce themselves to them and each other. Hints included:

  • Someone from west of the Mississippi
  • Owns a chicken named Beyoncé
  • Plays softball
  • Presented their research at Science Workshop

It was a hit! And the prize for the winners?: Launching faculty’s homegrown zucchini with the Physics Lab trebuchet. #scienceisfun