Advocacy / Policy

TAP Fellow Opinion: Restoring Tuition Assistance for Incarcerated Students in New York

In her first State of the State address since taking office, New York Governor Kathy Hochul outlined an agenda that included repealing the 27-year ban on college tuition assistance, also known as TAP, for incarcerated students. In 1995, when the ban was first instituted, incarcerated… 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 

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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