Event | Alumni Affairs

Learning to Code: Alumni Reflect on Their Experience in BPI’s Restart Program

BPI launched Restart in 2018 through the generous support of the National Science Foundation to build bridges between computer science training in prison and computer science entrepreneurialism after prison. Through the Restart program, BPI explored the question: "does informal learning offer an under-utilized pathway for… Read More 

Event | Alumni Affairs

BPI Public Health Fellows Symposium 2021

The fifth annual BPI Public Health Fellowship Symposium featured 2021 Public Health Fellows delivering video presentations (below) of their individual projects, each of which spans a diverse array of scholarly, programmatic, and policy-based examples of work in the area of public health, followed by… Read More 

News | Announcements

Announcing the Bard Microcollege for Just Community Leadership

Bard College Launches the Nation’s First Tuition-Free College Dedicated to Advocacy, Arts, and Sciences   HARLEM, N.Y. — The Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) has announced the launch of its third tuition-free microcollege, which will open in Harlem this fall.  The Bard Microcollege for Just Community Leadership will… Read More 

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Communications | College

BPI Gardens in September

Since the spring when faculty first stopped going into the prisons in person, BPI students have received a weekly newsletter from the college informing them of important news, academic updates, writing prompts and math problems, messages from the community, and instructions on how to… Read More 

COVID-19 Communications | Microcollege

Faculty Opinion: Grading During a Pandemic

This reflection on teaching in the pandemic by Bard Microcollege Holyoke faculty Susanna Kohn is part of the Community Voices op-ed series. Throughout the COVID-19 crisis,  BPI alumni, staff, and faculty and Bard Microcollege students will be posting reflections about their work, studies, and response… Read More