COVID-19 Communications | Alumni Affairs

Faculty Opinion: The COVID Closet: A Social History of Hidden Morbidity

This scholarship by historian and BPI Faculty Advisor Kwame Holmes was first shared as part of the Bard College "Ask an Expert" series and has been reproduced as part of the Community Voices op-ed series for the BPI Public Health Journal. Throughout the COVID-19… Read More 

COVID-19 Communications | Microcollege

Microcollege Student Opinion: A Movement Toward Transformation

This reflection by Aru Apaza '22 is part of the Community Voices op-ed series for the BPI Public Health Journal. Throughout the COVID-19 crisis,  BPI alumni, staff, and faculty and Bard Microcollege students will be posting reflections about their work, studies, and response to… Read More 

Profile | Communications

Field Notes on Pandemic Teaching

This reflection by Delia Mellis '86 Director of Program and Faculty Development originally appeared in Places Journal has been reproduced below and can found in its entirety here.   A Bard Prison Initiative student studying at the computer lab at Coxsackie Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison in… Read More 

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Event | Microcollege

Rethinking Education Virtual Lecture Series Presents: Gabriel N. Mendes

Join us on Zoom to Learn About the Bard at Brooklyn Micrcollege and how to apply for 2020-2021! Tuesday, April 7th 2020 4:30-5:30 PM Please email microcollege.bard.edu to register for the Zoom link Gabriel N. Mendes is Director of Public Health Programs for the Bard Prison Initiative. He… Read More 

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Event | College Behind Bars

College Behind Bars Coming to Holyoke Microcollege

Friday, March 20, 2020 1:30-3:30 p.m. Holyoke Library Community Room 250 Chestnut Street, Holyoke   Please join us for a screening of highlights from the documentary film COLLEGE BEHIND BARS, about students in the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI), one of the most rigorous prison education programs in America.   The screening… Read More 

Liberal Arts Education

BETTER ANGELS PODCAST Max Kenner: how prison education gives hope

BPI's Executive Director Max Kenner sat down with Sarah Brown on the Better Angels Podcast, originally posted on Their World and reproduced below. “I think you’re exactly right that mass incarceration is a symptom, if not the most prominent system of structural racism in the… Read More 

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News | Alumni Advocacy

Op-Ed: Former incarcerated student: Society owes men and women in prison chance to return whole

PBS documentary shows how higher education helped me remove the shackles of incarceration. College degrees in prison can do the same for others.   I am choosing to publicly out myself as a convicted felon in this column. Let me tell you why. In March of… Read More