For What it is Worth (Not Much)
August 4, 2008, 10:55 pm
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The Princeton Review has placed Bennington College at the top of several of its lists:

Best College Theater: #4
Birkenstock-Wearing, Tree-Hugging, Clove-Smoking Vegetarians: #5
Class Discussions Encouraged: #1
Dodgeball Targets: #2
Dorms Like Palaces: #9
Gay Community Accepted: #11
Intercollegiate Sports Unpopular or Nonexistent: #4
Long Lines and Red Tape: #5
Most Beautiful Campus: #15
Nobody Plays Intramural Sports: #11
Least Religious Students: #4
Most Liberal Students: #5
Students Study the Most: #6
This is a Library?: #1
Town-Gown Relations are Strained: #15

I’m glad Bennington is getting some publicity regarding the work habits of students. This will help debunk the idea that a lack of requirements translates into a lack of work. The quality and quantity of class discussion is apparent. The word “encouraged” is a trivialization.

The Best College Theater ranking actually refers to the popularity of theater productions, not the space in which theater is performed. Considering every performance of any kind is booked, this ranking is valid.

I disagree with the sports related lists. Nearly every student is physically able to dodge a ball (nearly as well as a critic) and the soccer team is large and loved. House parties involve a good deal of physically activity as well.

Our campus is beautiful (when you aren’t blinded by the student center). I love our library, and the content is exceptional, but an addition would make it extraordinary.


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I’m sure we got #1 in “This is a library?” category because when most students walk in, they say, “No… it must be Heaven.”

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