News and Announcements

August 2014

Clockhouse Writers and Goddard publish 2nd volume of ‘Clockhouse’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Clockhouse features award-winning writers Elisabeth Frost, David Greenspan, Rinne Groff, Beth Kephart, Naomi Shihab Nye, Purvi Shah, Michelle Yasmine Valladares, and Rahna Reiko Rizzuto’s interview of M.T. Anderson PLAINFIELD, Vt.–Goddard College announced today the Clockhouse Writers’ Conference (CWC) – an alumni-run conference for graduates of Goddard’s MFA in Creative Writing program – […]

Goddard College Appoints Five New Trustees

Plainfield, Vt. – Goddard College announced today the addition of five new members of the board: Lucinda Garthwaite, Caleb Pitkin, Richard Schramm, Goddard student Kelly Bowen, and faculty member Nicola Morris. “We are building a board of trustees that can guide Goddard through ever-changing times while maintaining its commitment to progressive education and to helping […]

July 2014

Goddard Student Showcases History of Immigration Print

PLAINFIELD, Vt. – Carved by a collective of immigrant artists and printed with a construction roller, a 200-foot-long woodcut depicting the history of U.S. immigration will be showcased at an Art Crawl at Goddard College, July 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The print, entitled “Migration to Chicago,” was created in the 1990s and is […]

New Graduate Institute to House Goddard MA Degrees

PLAINFIELD, Vt. – Goddard College today announced the creation of the Goddard Graduate Institute, which will house three of its master’s degree programs. Bringing together faculty from across the humanities, social sciences, and health arts disciplines, the Graduate Institute seeks to integrate scholarship and personal development with social, ecological, artistic and cultural action to support students […]

Goddard College and WGDR Radio Receive Vermont Community Foundation Grant

PLAINFIELD, Vt. – Goddard College today announced the receipt of a competitive, $20,000Vermont Community Foundation (VCF) Innovations and Collaborations grant. The grant, co-funded by the Lyman Orton Fund and an anonymous donor-advised fund of the VCF, will support the work of its licensee WGDR/WGDH Goddard College Community Radio, to grow their new media education project, Indie Kingdom: […]

June 2014

Goddard Professor to Explore “Aesthetics of Funk” at National Endowment of Humanities Institute

Plainfield, Vt. – H. Sharif Williams, a professor and chair of the Goddard College Faculty Council, has been accepted as a participant in the National Endowment of the Humanities three-week summer institute exploring “Black Aesthetics and African Centered Cultural Expressions” at Emory University in July. Dr. Williams, who is also known as “Dr. Herukhuti” (based upon […]

April 2014

New York Times Best-Selling Author Speaks at Goddard April 14

Plainfield, Vt. – Visiting writer Justin Torres, author of the novel We the Animals, will read from his fiction, answer questions, and sign books on April 14th at 7:30pm at the Haybarn Theatre at Goddard College. This event is free and open to the public as presented by Goddard’s BFA in Creative Writing Program. Justin Torres’ We […]

March 2014

Goddard’s Chief Academic Officer to Speak at Yale’s Spring Teaching Forum

Plainfield, Vt. – Goddard College’s chief academic officer, Steven James, PhD, will join academics from Yale, Princeton, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for a conversation about college grading during the Yale Teaching Center’s 16th Annual Spring Teaching Forum on March 28, 2014, in New Haven, Conn. The forum, which will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. […]

Goddard College Receives $30,000 Grant from Vermont Arts Council

Plainfield, Vt. – Goddard College is the recipient of a $30,000 Cultural Facilities Grant from the Vermont Arts Council. With this award, Goddard plans to increase the comfort, accessibility, safety, and functionality of the Haybarn Theatre, which is currently a venue for national and international performers, community members, and students. Specifically, this grant money will renovate […]

Goddard College Hires Interim President

Plainfield, Vt.– Robert Kenny has been appointed interim president of Goddard College. The Goddard Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve the hiring of Kenny, according to Board Chair Avram Patt.  Kenny officially begins work April 30. Kenny, a native of Vermont, returns to Goddard after serving as vice president of finance and administration at […]