Anonymous asked: A question that might sound stupid: Does Bennington have extra-long twin beds or normal twin beds? (I'm starting some early shopping!)
windwindingwaves asked: Could someone tell me about the interfaith group at Bennington? Or just faith groups in general?
Outsider Art & Alumni
This weekend about twenty students and I had brunch with Brooke Davis Anderson, an art curator at the LA County Museum of Art, and a Bennington alum. Her career was totally fascinating, even to me as a theater student. Her main interest has always been “Outsider Art” (a term she admits has many flaws) — basically this means that she often champions work that is marginalized by...
Anonymous asked: The administration. The biggest complaint I hear is that the administration is disconnected from/unresponsive to students' needs, and that the goals of the education are more progressive than the reality. Is this in any way true?
Anonymous asked: Is there a Bennington MUN team? Also does the housing provide safes or lockers for important documents?
Anonymous asked: OK, how much power do your plan advisors have in determining the classes you're able to take, and recommending your readiness for graduation. This conjures up some pretty unpleasant possibilities, depending on how flexible and supportive, or not, these advisors are. And do you have any choice on who your faculty advisors are?
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