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This Is How A Prison’s Debate Team Beat Harvard

Harvard University vs Prison debate

Bard College, New York is creating real change in the prison industrial complex. Beating Harvard University in a debate is only a small feat when we take into account the many who will be released from prison with a leg up over some that have never seen prison walls. The international “Ban the Box,” which counsels employers across the globe to eliminate judging employment applicants first on whether or not they have been imprisoned, along with prisoners leaving prisons work ready heals societies already burdened with economic trials.

The BPI is the largest prison education program in the U.S. Almost 300 incarcerated men and women are currently pursuing degrees in six prisons across New York State. Yet, gaining admission to the program is no small feat. Applicants are required to write an essay and go through a rigorous interview process.  “It’s a very difficult, very grueling process,” Kenner noted. “But it’s one that rewards student initiative. And something that we take very, very seriously.” In July, BPI was awarded a $1 million grant from the Ford Foundation to help support its work for higher education in prisons and innovations in criminal justice reform.

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Video: Jeremy Scahill & Noam Chomsky on Secret U.S. Dirty Wars From Yemen to Pakistan to Laos

Video: Jeremy Scahill & Noam Chomsky on Secret U.S. Dirty Wars From Yemen to Pakistan to Laos.

Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill and author Noam Chomsky recently sat down together at Harvard University to discuss Scahill’s groundbreaking new book, “Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield.” Amy Goodman hosted the discussion, which was sponsored by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School and the ACLU of Massachusetts.

Facebook’s Other “First Lady”: Unfulfilling Workplaces Can Make Women “stay-at-home moms” | Techyville

Carolyn Everson is like 70.6% of American women, she is a working mother. Unlike other women however, she is another “First Lady” of Facebook. She has an MBA from Harvard and has worked in senior positions at MTV, Pets.com, and Microsoft. She is now the global advertising chief for Facebook. She has done all of this while raising ten year old twin girls.

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Harvard basketball player leaves school after scandal to work With foundation that offers relief

Kyle Casey

Facing the possibility of a one-year suspension, Casey voluntarily withdrew from college on Sept. 11 to preserve his final year of eligibility. When he made the decision, he knew only that he needed to fulfill some university requirements — primarily to work a full-time job for six months — in order to return the next year.

Kyle Casey

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Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work by Edwidge Danticat

Award-winning Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat discusses her book “Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work.” Danticat reflects on her work and exile, what it means to be an immigrant artist, and responsibility to one’s home country. Featuring an introduction by Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., this event is co-presented by Cambridge Forum, Harvard Bookstore, and Harvard’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute. http://forum-network.org