Bennington College is a place filled with students asking questions.  Questions, questions and more questions.  We asked incoming new students some of theirs, and this is what they said.

Joel Vall Thomas gives a sense of the weekly Coffee Hour meeting, where Booth residents gather, discuss house issues, and occasionally engage in speed cake decorating competitions.

Faculty Member Nick Brooke talks about how he thrives and challenges himself as a musician.

The thing that no one forgets to pack: posters.

The thing that no one forgets to pack: posters.

The best place to check out the cosmos from campus is the Rebecca Stickney Observatory. 

Photo by the incredibly talented Carolyn Lewin ‘15

The best place to check out the cosmos from campus is the Rebecca Stickney Observatory. 

Photo by the incredibly talented Carolyn Lewin ‘15

#TBT: What we sent to interested students in the 70s.

"Work is a fetish here. Whatever social hierarchy there is at Bennington is largely constituted according to academic and artistic accomplishment. This is what people admire. Work occupies a central space in everybody’s life." -Michael Pollan ‘76, as quoted during his time as a student in Bennington’s admissions viewbook.

**Special thanks to the fine people of Crossett Library (LAURA) bringing these gems to the internet for all to enjoy. 

Fall term is almost here. Who’s excited?

Fall term is almost here. Who’s excited?

Bennington, the spring edition is now online. It includes almost everything, but one of our features is a print exclusive. Enjoy the read and share your feedback and story ideas with us at magazine@bennington.edu.

Bennington, the spring edition is now online. It includes almost everything, but one of our features is a print exclusive. Enjoy the read and share your feedback and story ideas with us at magazine@bennington.edu.

Taking a tour through the history of our magazine covers. Interested? Dive in.

Taking a tour through the history of our magazine covers. Interested? Dive in.

The Princeton Review’s Best 379 Colleges Guide has just been published. This year, Bennington ranked second in the “Professors Get High Marks” category; fourth for “Best Classroom Experience”; sixth for “Most Accessible Professors”. And our theater spaces and student houses were recognized again as being some of the country’s most outstanding campus spaces. 

The Princeton Review’s Best 379 Colleges Guide has just been published. This year, Bennington ranked second in the “Professors Get High Marks” category; fourth for “Best Classroom Experience”; sixth for “Most Accessible Professors”. And our theater spaces and student houses were recognized again as being some of the country’s most outstanding campus spaces. 

In the winter Erika will be sure to post summer at Bennington to keep the seasonal balance.

the24hourcampus:

What’s Bennington College like in the winter? Here’s a one minute video to show you.

Bennington’s CAPA architects Billie Tsien and Tod Williams were recognized at The White House last week and honored with a National Medal of Art for their contributions to architecture and arts education. 
To which we say, well deserved.
© 2011 Michael Moran

Bennington’s CAPA architects Billie Tsien and Tod Williams were recognized at The White House last week and honored with a National Medal of Art for their contributions to architecture and arts education. 

To which we say, well deserved.

© 2011 Michael Moran

I THINK THIS IS WHAT YOU CALL “BLOWING UP.” She’s in Burlington, VT in September. Get in before it’s sold out.

crossettlibrary:

yolaleah:

nprmusic:

Watch one of 2014’s most captivating new bands, Sylvan Esso, play the 930club in Washington, D.C. 

benningtonstudents:

Looking for a new summer jam?
Well look no further; here is Sylvan Esso (featuring Bennington’s own Amelia Meath ‘10) on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
I first discovered this song when my neighbor kept playing it on repeat and I could hear it through our wall. I have never been more grateful to her for playing music at slightly excessive volumes.
- Sarah ‘15

All books should be housed with this cover.

All books should be housed with this cover.