Anonymous asked: I am currently in the midst of learning the most loud and obnoxious instrument in existence, the mellophone. Is there anywhere on campus for students to practice instruments without everyone wanting to murder them?
kraila asked: Chiming in to the girl who asked "As a girl who mostly hangs out w dudes, will I be able to find my bros?" - Yes, for sure. I wound up with more guy friends my freshman year at Bennington than during all of high school. It was awesome. As for hooking up or dating... I found the trickiest part was after it's over. Hard to keep distance on a tiny campus. As long as everyone can stay...
Anonymous asked: Is there a website where I can buy Bennington College apparel?
Anonymous asked: How long is one term at Bennington college?
Anonymous asked: How's the Literature Program? Go out in all details.
Anonymous asked: Are there any music theatre classes at Bennington?
Anonymous asked: (Please answer this before May 1st) I am deciding between Bennington and Bard and my heart screams Bennington but I am just so nervous because I feel like Bard is slightly more accessible to the rest of the world (there is a train right there, etc). I am afraid that at Bennington I will never leave and I am not the kind of person whose mental health will be in good standing if my life becomes that...
Anonymous asked: Hey who cuts hair on campus?
Anonymous asked: Can we get a guys comments on existing in a 2/3-1/3 gender split?
Imagine that you were asked to advise a large, developing, multi-ethnic country...– Rotimi Suberu. Prompt for second essay of The Global Spread of Federalism course.
Anonymous asked: what was your first week at bennington like?
We want stories to stir our desires. We also want them to lead us to places we...– Winging It: ‘Birds of a Lesser Paradise’ by Megan Mayhew Bergman (a visiting faculty member) Review by Polly Rosenwaike in The New York Times Sunday Book Review -Ellie
Anonymous asked: What kinds of classes are available as far as philosophy is concerned at Bennington?
Anonymous asked: Do you have any statistics about students who go on to graduate school after Bennington, and what are the most common grad schools alumni attend?
Anonymous asked: When do you have to commit to your "plan" by? Is it okay if you initially have a general idea of what you want to study, but it's fairly broad and you have no idea how to bring them together?
Anonymous asked: Can you double major at Bennington?
Anonymous asked: Is it possible to have multiple jobs at Bennington? I'd love to work in both the bookstore and (someday) in the Admissions Office doing what you lovely people do, but I'd find it difficult to choose between them.
Taking stock in Admissions
This week has seemed particularly stressful for a lot of us on campus. Mid-terms may have just ended and finals might be a month away on our calendars, but we seem to have more work than ever. Here’s what some of us in Admissions are stressed about this week. And to counter all the negativity, what’s going well for us too! What’s stressful: Connie ‘12: ”My memoir...
Anonymous asked: Good job getting number 4 nerdiest college in America ;)
Anonymous asked: Do students as Bennington typically use backpacks? Or does the size of the campus make it convenient to function without one? ~* i H8 B@cKpaX *~
Anonymous asked: Someone asked a question about their D in math and whether or not they would be in the running for Bennington and I thought I could give some input...I was admitted to Bennington as an early decision candidate and will be attending in the fall. I had a D in math my sophomore year as well (weird) and what I did was on the common app, I wrote an additional piece on how that shaped me as a student,...
Anonymous asked: Jessieh, are you the one with the pink hair?
from the Literature SEPC reps with love
The poem I grabbed from the jar in Crossett -Janiele ‘12
Anonymous asked: How does being a part of the drama productions at Bennington work? Is it a class or outside activity? How would one audition/get involved... are freshmen able to be involved?
Anonymous asked: Are there coffee-making machines within individual houses' kitchens? Or should I bring an electric kettle + french press, if I don't want to go to the dining hall every morning? And would I be able to light incense in my room? Also, how's the star-gazing? Sorry for the barrage of questions - your just such a helpful, accessible source! THANKS!
Anonymous asked: Are there any outhouses at Bennington & can you build a bonfire whenever you'd like?
Anonymous asked: Meg please don't go </3
Anonymous asked: Hi. Can I take more than 16 credit-hours per semester? For example, if I am taking 4 courses (16 credit-hours), could I also take a 2 credit-hour course like "Movement Practice: Yoga, Gymnastics, and Dance" for a total of 18? Sorry if this confused you haha.
Anonymous asked: will the '12 students still contribute to this blog after they graduate?
Anonymous asked: What foreign languages can you take at Bennington?
Anonymous asked: I have a D in an honors math Class on my transcript (for a class I took my sophomore year) Does that grade alone knock me out of the running? (I'm in my Junior year now and haven't ever gotten that low a grade again...)
Anonymous asked: how many courses does the average bennington student take at a time?