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Date: Jan 09 2003 Major: English (This Major's Salary over time) As Bennington was before its present President arrived, and fired all the faculty with competence and brilliance… It was then where you could get one of the best academic educations - with a Bohemian flavor - in the country. It is nothing like it now. DO NOT GO TO BENNINGTON AS IT IS NOW - The Bennington that exists now is a pathetic parody of its former excellence. The current President - who has remained there for over 15 years, clear evidence that she is otherwise unemployable - arrived there, declared a fiscal crisis (true enough) and used the opportunity to get rid of every serious faculty member, or anyone who had crossed her - and retained a small group of timeservers and mediocrities. The college, once the source of one of the finest undergradate educations in this country, is now a fundamentally trivial place. Life is short - Do Not Attend This Wretched Place.