Bennington College to expand with state help

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Bennington College is hoping to expand its campus with help of a $34 million financing package arranged by the Vermont Economic Development Authority.

The college plans to use $20 million for to build a Center for Advancement of Public Action, make renovations and retire debt.

College Chief Financial Officer William Morgan says the financial arrangements have not been completed, but there’s every reason to believe they’ll go through.

The center would be the headquarters for what is being called the "Democracy Project," which addresses issues of governance, democracy and political action.

President Elizabeth Coleman says the center will make the new curriculum "critical and central" to the campus.

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