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Alum reflects on life after prison at Green Haven reunion

By EMILY HOFFMAN – 6 years ago

On Saturday, Apr. 4, Vassar hosted the 16th Annual Green Haven Reunion, at which keynote speaker Jeffrey Smith addressed dozens of formerly incarcerated people, students and other community members. Smith…

The War on Drugs: Are there any winners?

By CLAIRE STANDAERT – 7 years ago

Snow was falling heavily on Nov. 26 and everyone, including myself, was ready to get on the train and go home for Thanksgiving. Soon the doors opened with a loud…

Green Haven reunion honors Mamiya’s accomplishments

By ELOY BLEIFUSS PRADOS – 7 years ago

For 35 years, Vassar students have taken classes taught alongside incarcerated inmates at State of New York correctional facilities. It was Professor of Religion and Africana Studies Lawrence Mamiya who…

Prison class works with inmates

By JULIA CUNNINGHAM – 8 years ago

This 2013-14 school year marks the sixth year that Vassar students, along with Professor of Political Science Mary Shanley and Professor of Sociology Eileen Leonard, make the trip once a…

Dutchess community protests jail expansion

By RACHAEL BORNÉ – 9 years ago

On the night of January 20th, 2013, a group of local activists and community members gathered under the light of the Bardavon Theatre’s glowing marquee in protest of a proposal…