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Prison vs. Harvard: The Debate Rematch

The Bard Prison Initiative team has built an impressive record—and international reputation—since its unlikely 2015 victory By Corinne Ramey NAPANOCH, N.Y.—The Harvard College Debating Union wanted a rematch. The team had suffered a hard loss in 2015 to a group of talented debaters, drawing international attention. So… Read More 

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NY Daily News

Helping prisoners go to college helps New York

Last week, the New York State budget included a major victory for educational equity, ending a 26-year-old ban on access to need-based Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) grants for incarcerated students. Having myself attended college while incarcerated, I can attest to the importance of the… Read More 

Hardly Working: Brent Orrell on Vocation, Career, and Work.
Hardly Working Podcast

Freeing the Mind

Max Kenner recently sat down with Brent Orrell of the Hardly Working podcast to talk about BPI and the value of a liberal arts education in the 21st century. Listen here as they explore how higher education has largely failed to identify capacity wherever… Read More 

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