During the most recent full-body meeting, house chairs discussed the role of Yik Yak, the anonymous thought sharing platform, on campus, and the various benefits and dangers its usage entails as well as the merits of a potential ban from campus Wi-Fi. The discussion addressed a number of issues specific to...Read More
“How much nicotine would you want in your baby’s bottle?” This question, posed to an audience in CAPA on Thursday night, is Albany Times Union lead investigative reporter Brendan Lyons’ guiding principle for thinking about water contaminants such as perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).
Just hours before Lyons’ visit, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) had...Read More
Since Bennington College converted a sheep and cow stable into the iconic, academic Barn in 1932, an abundance of barns have been built on campus, but none of them for agricultural purposes. This year the Bennington Sustainable Food Project (BSFP) is trying to...Read More
On Thursday, April 21 a group of students organized by the Bennington Environmental Action Group (BEAG) walked the college grounds picking up cigarette butts. The students collected hundreds of cigarette butts in under half an hour.
Groundskeeper Melissa Leland has noticed an increase in the number...Read More
On April 2, the Bennington campus thrift store, Thrift & Public Apparel (TAPA), opened to the college community. While everyone loves a good deal on good clothes there is a lot more to the project to be excited about than just budget-friendly fashion.
As Erika Lygren of the Bennington Environmental Action Group (BEAG) explained...