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    COVID-19 Update: Shift to Remote Learning
    (2020-03-18) Roche, Isabel
    In light of rapidly changing circumstances driven by the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we have made the very difficult decision to transition all coursework to remote instruction for the remainder of the term, beginning Monday, March 30. This measure was guided by our unwavering commitment to the health and safety of this community, and the growing need to take extraordinary preventative measures to assist in this unprecedented public health crisis––and weighed heavily against the major disruption we know this change will bring.
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    Community Health and Safety
    (2020-03-12) Roche, Isabel
    Please know that there is no higher priority for us than the well-being of our students, and that every decision we make is informed by this commitment. That means not only continuously reassessing our policies and procedures to minimize the campus’s exposure to the virus, but also working to ensure that they are on track to meet their academic goals.
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    Coronavirus COVID-19 Update
    (2020-03-08) Roche, Isabel
    The welfare of the College community is our top priority and we are monitoring the news closely. We are and will continue to follow the recommendations of the Vermont Department of Health, the CDC, and others.
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    Coronavirus Disease 2019 & Health Update
    (2020-03-03) Roche, Isabel
    With recent news related to the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) globally and reports of isolated cases within the US, we are writing to provide an update regarding campus planning and recommendations. We have established a coronavirus task force, coordinated by Oceana Wilson, Acting Dean of the College. Please feel free to be in touch with her with questions or concerns. We will continue to share information and updates as this unfolds.
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    Bennington College Announces Bennington+: Expanded Offerings for Learners Around the World and at Every Stage of Their Academic Lives
    (Office of Media Relations, 2020-07-31) Dery Snider, Alex
    Bennington, VT: Bennington College announces the launch of Bennington+, a suite of new offerings that will allow learners at every stage—from high school students to working adults to retired professionals—access to Bennington courses. Initial offerings includes Bennington Unbound, new creative and critical writing courses offered by renowned faculty members of the Bennington Writing Seminars; courses on urgent social and environmental issues offered by faculty at the Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA); and greater access to a range of courses across the broader Bennington undergraduate curriculum.
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    Process for Improvement Proposal : Instituting a Restorative Justice Option for Title IX
    (Office of the President, 2020-05-27) Webb, Claire
    This document proposes the addition of a restorative justice-based procedure for reviewing and addressing Title IX complaints. The current procedures available have been found lacking by students at Bennington College as well as the broader community in Higher Education, as evidenced by both research and surveys involving Bennington College students and research and surveys involving student bodies at institutions nationwide. This proposal will begin with a review of aforementioned evidence, followed by the suggested restorative addition to Title IX proceedings on the Bennington College campus.
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    William Scully '94 (Memo to Students, Faculty and Staff)
    (2020-07-21) Roche, Isabel, Acting President
    It is with great sadness that I write to share the news that William (“Bill”) Scully ‘94 died on Sunday, July 19 after an 11-month battle with cancer.
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    Save the Date for the Bennington College Class of 2020 Virtual Commencement
    (2020-05-06) Roche, Isabel, Acting President
    For all that this class has accomplished—and under the most trying of circumstances in these final months—we are celebrating the Bennington College Class of 2020 twice, beginning with a Virtual Commencement Ceremony at the end of this month.
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    NECHE Accreditation Update, May 26, 2020
    (2020-05-23) Roche, Isabel, Acting President
    Last week we received official notification from the New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE) stating that Bennington College’s accreditation would be continued.
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    Title IX Coordinator
    (2020-06-01) Roche, Isabel, Acting President
    I am writing to share that I have appointed Meredith McCoy, Associate Vice President for Institutional Initiatives
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    Transition Plans
    (2020-06-06) Roche, Isabel, Acting President
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    Solidarity & Action
    (2020-06-02) Roche, Isabel, Acting President
    "As our nation reels in the wake of the latest brutal murder of a Black man, I am thinking first of the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of color in our own community—of your emotional well-being, your physical safety, and the endurance this society unjustifiably demands of you in the face of such brutality...I wish to call today on our entire community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni to stand in solidarity with this movement. Use your Bennington education to question, challenge, denounce."
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    Reflect, Rebuild, and Rise!
    ([Office of] Institutional Inclusion, Equity & Leadership, 2020-05-15) Delia S., Saenz, Ph.D, Vice President for Institutional Inclusion, Equity, & Leadership Development
    Online event.
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    Fall 2020 Plan
    (2020-05-18) Roche, Isabel, Acting President
    We are planning to reopen our campus in the fall for students and faculty who can safely return, with a number of changes to ensure the long-term health and safety of the community.