News and Announcements

February 2014

Goddard College Hosts Free Screening of ‘West Of Memphis’

PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. — Goddard College’s MFA in Creative Writing Program will host a free screening of critically acclaimed documentary West of Memphis, followed by a Q&A with first-time filmmaker Damien Echols on Monday, February 17, at 2:45 p.m. at the Rose Theatre in Port Townsend. Doors open at 2:15 p.m. Written and directed by Academy Award […]

November 2013

Democracy Now! Moves To Drive Time on WGDR, 12/9

Plainfield, Vt. — Starting on Monday, December 9th, WGDR’s flagship syndicated world news program, Democracy Now!, will move from its long running 10:00 a.m. slot, to a live airing during drive-time at 8:00 a.m., Mondays through Fridays. The reasons for the move are many, but chief among them is our aim to serve listeners more effectively […]

Goddard College’s Clockhouse Writers’ Conference Launches National Literary Magazine

Plainfield, Vt. – Goddard College announced today that it has partnered with the Clockhouse Writers’ Conference – an annual, alumni-run conference and retreat for graduates of Goddard’s MFA in Creative Writing Program – to launch CLOCKHOUSE, a new, annual, literary magazine featuring short stories, interviews, essays, plays and poems by both award-winning writers and exciting, […]

September 2013

Goddard College to Honor Olympian and Alumnus Tommie Smith

Plainfield, VT) – Goddard College today announced that 1968 Olympic gold medalistTommie Smith will be presented with the 2013 Presidential Award for Activism at Goddard’sOctober 6 commencement ceremony in Plainfield. Smith’s iconic “Black Power” salute (seen at right on the cover of his autobiography) as he stood on the Olympic podium at the 19th Olympiad remains one of the […]

Goddard College Makes HaSTE

Plainfield, Vt.— Part of the University of Southern California (USC) dramatic arts program is coming to Goddard College’s Haybarn Theatre for the summer. Goddard is partnering with actor and teacher David Warshofsky [pictured left] of the School of Dramatic Arts at USC to bring artists-in-residence to the Plainfield campus for the new Haybarn Summer Theatre […]

Talk Radio Pioneer Thom Hartmann to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Goddard College

Port Townsend, Wash. – Goddard College will grant an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters to award-winning author and internationally recognized progressive radio talk show host Thom Hartmann during its September 22 commencement ceremony, the first for the college’s undergraduate program at Fort Worden, President Barbara Vacarr announced. “As we celebrate our 150th year, Goddard is […]

July 2013

Goddard Announces Presidential Transition

Letter from the Goddard Board of Trustees Dear members of Goddard College’s wide and deep community, We write with news of recent events at Goddard and future directions for the college. Most of you will have heard by now that our president, Dr. Barbara Vacarr has resigned her presidency effective December 31, 2013. The Board […]

June 2013

Goddard College Receives National Climate Leadership Award

PLAINFIELD, Vt. – Goddard College, the first low-residency college in the U.S., announced today that it has won a National Climate Leadership award from a coalition of university and college presidents. The award, given by American College and University President’s Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), recognizes Goddard’s leadership role in education around sustainability and climate mitigation. The award […]

May 2013

Full Evening of Entertainment Planned for Alternative Media Conference

Plainfield, Vt. — Goddard College announced today that the culmination of its May 18th Alternative Media Conference will be a show titled Combustible Cabaret/Digital Vaudeville curated by Ben t. Matchstick. The show will feature Old-World painted banner shows, hip-hop puppet shows, mobile digital projection vehicles, and the Indonesian musical instrument, gamelan Sulukala. A gamelan is a set of melodically […]

Join us at the Alternative Media Conference

In 1970 alumnus Larry Yurdin (BA ’67) organized the first Alternative Media Conference at Goddard, a revolutionary event with the goal of creating media that “awakens rather than aestheticizes.” Goddard’s community radio station, WGDR, was one of the important outcomes of this ground-breaking conference. In the spirit of that original event, I warmly invite you […]