Bennington College

Bennington College gets $300K grant to study PFOA

The grant money will fund a project to equip science classes in chemistry, geology and environmental studies to produce independent data on PFOA contamination.

Presentation on Bennington’s redevelopment project packed

An overflow crowd turned out Thursday for a presentation on a $50 million redevelopment plan for downtown Bennington’s Putnam Block.

National Leaders to Discuss Recent Wins, Next Steps for Higher Ed in Prison

News Release — Bennington College April 25, 2017 Contact: Alex Dery Snider [email protected] (802) 440-4399 National Leaders to Discuss Recent Wins, Next Steps for Higher Ed in Prison Bennington, VT–Bennington College’s Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) will host a conference on The Future of Higher Education in Prison on April 28-29. This […]

Bennington Seed Fest Weekend

For Immediate Release April 18, 2017 Contact: Alex Dery Snider [email protected] (802) 440-4399 Bennington Seed Fest Weekend Bennington, VT–The Bennington College Seed Library and the Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) present Bennington Seed Fest (April 21-23), three days of events and activities that provide opportunities to learn about the importance of seed […]

Two small hydropower sites planned in North Bennington

The projects at existing dams on Lake Paran and Paran Creek are being sponsored by the village and developed with the help of college students and volunteers.

Bennington College to renovate historic Commons building

New access points for the Commons, including a three-story glass-enclosed addition and entrance on the north side, will direct the building toward the newer campus structures.

Investors see Bennington project as spark for ‘renaissance’

“The downtown is a catalyst for change in the economy as a whole, and the Putnam Block is one of the most visible indications of change in the region,” says one backer.

NAACP President Cornell William Brooks To Give Commencement Address at Bennington College

News Release — Bennington College February 27, 2017 Contact: Alex Dery Snider [email protected] 802.440.4399 BENNINGTON, VT—NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks will address the class of 2017 at Bennington College’s 82nd commencement dinner on Friday, June 2nd, at 7:00 pm on Commons Lawn. Since assuming the leadership role at the nation’s oldest, largest and […]

Specialists help Bennington College prepare potentially explosive material for disposal

The substance involved was Dipicrylamine, which is described as a yellow dye in powder form.

Bennington College featured as turnaround college in Forbes

The magazine highlights challenges the school has faced and overcome under the leadership of President Mariko Silver.

Bennington residents updated on PFOA response at public meeting

Editor’s note: This article is by Edward Damon of the Bennington Banner, in which it was first published July 1, 2016. BENNINGTON — Attendees of a public meeting on Wednesday were updated on efforts to address water contamination from PFOA. More than 100 people turned out to Bennington College, where they were briefed on and […]

Bennington College selected for prison Pell grant program

The program will serve maximum security inmates from the Great Meadow correctional facility in Comstock, New York.

In North Bennington, PFOA found in 29 more wells

The wells are located near the former Chemfab plant in North Bennington.

A new course at Bennington College will probe water contamination issue

Editor’s note: This article is by Edward Damon, of the Bennington Banner, in which it was first published March 11, 2016. NORTH BENNINGTON — A new course at Bennington College aims to complement the government’s response to a potentially harmful chemical found in water supplies in Vermont and New York. The college was recently awarded […]