News and Announcements

March 2015

Goddard College Honors Local Activists

Alumni and Environmental Advocates to Receive Awards at Goddard Commencement Ceremony PLAINFIELD, Vt. — Goddard College presents two Marshfield residents with awards this Sunday, March 29th. Longtime farmer Wilmer Brandt will receive the Goddard Award for Excellence and cultural anthropologist Dan Chodorkoff will receive the Fourth Annual Presidential Award for Activism at an award ceremony […]

Goddard College Approved to Offer Early College Program

PLAINFIELD—The Vermont Agency of Education has approved Goddard College for an Early College Program beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year, making Goddard only the second private college in the state with this enrollment option for high school students. Students who are at least 16 years old and enrolled full time in high school or in […]

February 2015

Bill McKibben to Speak at Goddard College

Climate change activist will address undergraduate students in public discussion about the global fossil fuel resistance movement Plainfield, Vt. – Goddard College today announced the founder of, author and climate change activist Bill McKibben will be the Visiting Professional for its Undergraduate Studies Program spring 2015 residency. He will give a public talk and […]

Goddard Appoints New Trustees

Plainfield, Vt. – Goddard College today announced the election of four new members to its board of trustees: Danielle Boutet, Mark Jones, Joseph Orange, and James Ross. “We are pleased to announce that our new at-large members were selected out of forty-five nominated candidates, and will be joining the board at its March meeting,” said […]

January 2015

Goddard College Divests

Third College in Vermont to Move its Endowment to Fossil Fuel Free Accounts Plainfield, Vt. – Goddard College today announced the finalization of its divestment. This month, the College moved its endowment funds out of fossil fuel investments and into fossil fuel free accounts at Trillium Asset Management in Boston. Goddard is the third college […]

Award-Winning Author Ruth Ozeki Visits Goddard College

Part of the MFA in Creative Writing Program Visiting Writer Series Plainfield, Vt. –Goddard College today announced novelist and filmmaker Ruth Ozeki will be the visiting writer for its MFA in Creative Writing Program’s spring 2015 residency in Vermont. Ozeki’s first two novels, My Year of Meats (1998) and All Over Creation (2003), have been […]

December 2014

Award-Winning Director Wendy Goldberg to Speak at Goddard College

Part of the MFA in Creative Writing Program Playwrights Enrichment Series Plainfield, Vt. – Goddard College today announced the visiting theatre professional for its Playwrights Enrichment Series at the upcoming MFA in Creative Writing residency in Vermont is Wendy Goldberg, award-winning director and artistic director of the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater […]

Goddard Joins Global #GivingTuesday To Encourage Spending with a Purpose

Pledges to Goddard’s 2015 Sustaining Donor Challenge Will Support Higher Education with a Social Mission Plainfield, Vt. – Goddard College today announced it will participate in #GivingTuesday, a first of its kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk […]

September 2014

Mumia Abu-Jamal to Give Commencement Speech at Goddard College

Inmate Journalist and Goddard Graduate to Address Newest Class of Radical Thinkers Plainfield, Vt. — Goddard College announced today that Mumia Abu-Jamal, an American prisoner, author, and journalist who received his Bachelor of Arts from Goddard in 1996, was selected by the students of the Undergraduate Program’s Fall 2014 graduating class to be their commencement […]

Goddard College Offers Dual Enrollment for High School Students

Plainfield, Vt. – Goddard College announced today Vermont high school students will be able to earn college credit by participating in a community-based, youth radio program atWGDR/WGDH Goddard Community Radio. Beginning in the spring of 2015, the program, ‘True Stories: Adventures in Nonfiction Audio Storytelling,’ is a three-credit college course open to high school students […]