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Congratulations to BPI's Graduating Seniors!

Congratulations to BPI's Graduating Seniors!
May 23, 2017
Congratulations to BPI alumnus Richard Gamarra on earning his Master's in Public Health from Columbia University! Rich joins the ranks of two other BPI alumni who received graduate degrees from Columbia - and the more than 70 BPI alumni to earn degrees post-release.

Additionally, four BPI students will receive their BA degrees at Bard's main graduation this weekend, and our second graduation held at Taconic Correctional Facility will follow, with ten students in the graduating class!

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.
 

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 nearly 450. Jonathan Holloway, renowned historian and dean of Yale College, delivered the commencement address. 
  

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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.