Anonymous asked: Does every room have its own bathroom?
Anonymous asked: Hey guys! I got accepted EA (and Bennington's my first choice) and I will be visiting the US to check out the colleges I've been accepted to - between April 5th and 15th. Last time I visited, it was during FWT, so I didn't get to see the student body. And this time I'm afraid my visiting dates could clash with your spring break. I couldn't find the dates on your...
Education as Collaboration, Not Groupthink →
janieles: Good Advice from our snazzy Dean of Admissions himmelskip: If you haven’t read Jonah Lehrer’s recent article in the New Yorker, “Groupthink”, hop to it. Here’s why: Humans tend in two directions simultaneously - we limit each other with our sameness (that’s why we tend toward people we already agree with, or why we are ethnocentric or prejudiced, or why when one person buys...
I'm taking my first ever dance class this term.
I’m a junior. IT’S ABOUT TIME. I feel so good. I feel like Beyonce. I feel liberated. Dance is so awesome. WHAT TOOK ME SO LONG? -Riley
Anonymous asked: Is there a big Sacred Harp scene at Bennington? I totally dig it- I've been going to singings in the NYC and I'd love to continue next year!
The first Japanese lunch table of the term was great. We caught up with students who were in Japan last term and laughed at the horrors Yoshida-sensei faced with the deer in Nara. Japanese class is fun and all but there’s something about the very low pressure environment of lunch that makes speaking Japanese a more enjoyable experience. It might be faces sensei makes when she relives...
Anonymous asked: what is life like for a transfer student at bennington? is it difficult to become apart of already formed friend groups?
Does anyone want some nice sandwiches?– Ben BP, fellow admissions intern, bringing us fancy homemade sandwiches during our shift.
Today I had a brief after-lunch session in the lab to look at the nervous system of a cockroach, as part of Betsy Sherman’s Neurons, Networks, and Behavior class. Betsy has the wonderful ability to make people excited about things they would normally ignore, or even be repulsed by, such as cockroach neurology. I am going to try to do the same thing here, by sharing an interesting factoid and...
OMG!! Thesis Thursdays over on Crossett's Blog! No... →
The point of this class is not to change you, because you only truly change when...– Broad yet beautiful statement (perhaps slightly tongue in cheek) from history professor Eileen Scully at the start of my Special Projects in History class, a class for students wanting to do advanced independent work in history. -India K, ‘12
Anonymous asked: do you guys have a radio station? and do you have any on campus animals/pets?
Last night I sat for a couple of hours at the library front desk helping my friend Stevie make a playlist of YouTube videos of 90s movies and TV shows to project on the wall while we skate around at Rollerama. We’ve certainly remembered a lot of classics (such as Nickelodeon shows and Leonardo DiCaprio movies) and got good suggestions from people in the library who interrupted our highly...
Applied Physics: Deformation of solid materials
Tim: This Physics class is all about not making buildings fall down. We're not gonna discuss angular acceleration very much
Math student: Why not?
Tim: Because when your building is falling down no one cares where or how fast it's falling.
Anonymous asked: Do you guys know if/when a listing of students enrolled in the class of '16 would be made public? I'm anxious to get on the FB prowl...