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BPI Celebrated its 15th Commencement Ceremony

On January 21, 2017, BPI celebrated its 15th Commencement ceremony at Eastern Correctional Facility; 57 Bard College degrees were conferred, bringing our total graduates to 430. Jonathan Holloway, renowned historian and dean of Yale College, delivered the commencement address. 
  

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Scholars Behind Bars

Scholars Behind Bars
The New York Review of Books featured the publications of two members of the Bard Prison Initiative team: Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, Distinguished Fellow at the BPI, and Daniel Karpowitz, Director of Policy and National Programs of BPI. Both Lagemann's Liberating Minds: The Case for College in Prison and Karpowitz's College in Prison: Reading in an Age of Mass Incarceration are sure to impact the way education in prison is understood in the United States.
 

JFK Library Foundation Honors Max Kenner, Executive Director of BPI, with the New Frontier Award

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and the Harvard Kennedy School's Institute of Politics honors Max Kenner, executive director of BPI, with the New Frontier Award in recognition of his community service.
 

WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation With Bard College Professor And Author Ellen Condliffe Lagemann

WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation With Bard College Professor And Author Ellen Condliffe Lagemann
On April 13th, WAMC's Alan Chartock spoke with Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, the Levy Institute Research Professor at Bard College, Distinguished Fellow in the Bard Prison Initiative, and Author of Liberating Minds: The Case for College in Prison.