- March 19, 2021 Marymount Manhattan College is thrilled to announce Sustaining Connections: Community Building in Prisons Through Higher Education, a virtual conference taking place on April 9 and 10, 2021. The keynote lectures by Judith Clark and Andre Jenkins will take place on Saturday, April 10 at 5:00 pm.
- January 19, 2021 On December 24, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo granted clemency to an MMC student completing her studies at the Taconic Correctional Facility, citing a clear demonstration of significant rehabilitation and a commitment to her community. Only 21 incarcerated people were granted clemency in 2020 out of more than 1,000 requests from New York State inmates.
- October 1, 2020 Tami Eldridge, who is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree as a part of the Bedford Hills Prison Education program, was interviewed by the Brennan Center for Justice. She discusses the importance of the US Postal Service and its day-to-day impacts on both her family bonds and legal case management.
- May 15, 2020 Students in Ethical Issues Concerning the Developing Child, taught by Nava Silton, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, spend the semester exploring the moral, social, biological, and cognitive aspects of development in order to facilitate an understanding and analysis of ethical dilemmas. Last week, they had the exciting opportunity to hear from two expert guest speakers during their class discussions on Zoom.
- April 23, 2020 In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, prisons remain closed to visitors, and although MMC’s Bedford Hills College Program (BHCP) at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility and Taconic College Program (TCP) at Taconic Correctional Facility have managed to maintain modified academic operations despite severe restrictions on prison access, students enrolled in these programs no longer have face-to-face contact with their instructors.
- April 3, 2020 Students, faculty, and administrators of Marymount Manhattan College’s Bedford Hills College Program (BHCP) and Taconic College Program (TCP) have worked to maintain academic operations, despite the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus in New York State and the resulting limitations on outside visitors to the correctional facilities.
- April 1, 2020 Drew Leder, MMC’s Ferraro Fellow in Prison Education and Public Philosophy, talks about the BRIDGE model for prison education and all the ways MMC aims to connect its main campus students, faculty, and staff with those in the College’s prison programs at Bedford Hills and Taconic Correctional Facility.
- January 14, 2020 The sixth installment of MMC’s eminent Stand Up Speak Out festival concluded with a public screening of the event’s film, poetry, and live monologue pieces, now available to stream online.
- January 2, 2020 The town of Bedford, New York, in Westchester county has unanimously passed a resolution to establish the first-ever Prison Relations Advisory Committee, on which MMC’s Bedford Hills College Program Director, Aileen Baumgartner, will serve as committee member.
- December 7, 2019 The Monitor, MMC’s student-run newspaper, published a feature article on the 2019 Stand Up Speak Out festival.
- November 6, 2019 Observer staffer Joe Kottke discusses MMC’s Bedford Hills College Program (BHCP) in a new feature for Fordham Lincoln Center’s student newspaper.
- October 23, 2019 The Bedford Hills College Program (BHCP) and similar programs throughout the United States are discussed in a new piece, “How to raise the quality of prison education programs,” in national higher ed magazine University Business.
- October 14, 2019 Thanks to a generous grant from the Elizabeth A. Sackler Museum Educational Trust, Marymount Manhattan students at the Bedford Hills College Program (BHCP) and on the main 71st Street campus began the journey of collaboratively writing and visually interpreting fables last year. This concept—dubbed The Book Arts Project—advances MMC’s BRIDGE model of college- and university-based prison education programs.
- June 26, 2019 Tawana Anthony, a student in MMC’s Bedford Hills College Program (BHCP), wrote an insightful and incisive review of Homer Venter’s Life and Death in Rikers Island, published in Metropolitics, a peer-reviewed online journal that publishes academic essays aimed at an international audience.
- June 13, 2019
Marymount Manhattan College is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of an $800,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Over three years, the grant will assist in expanding and promoting MMC’s BRIDGE model of college- and university-based prison education programs.
- June 10, 2019 On Monday, June 10, Marymount Manhattan held its first commencement ceremony at the Taconic Correctional Facility, recognizing women graduating from the newly established Taconic College Program (TCP).
- May 28, 2019 Written by Cassandra Cloutier ’19, a recently graduated senior.
- May 1, 2019 This February, in partnership with nonprofit Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison, MMC opened a new teaching location at the medium-security Taconic
Correctional Facility for women in Bedford Hills, New York.
- April 29, 2019 Steve Romagnoli, a playwright, novelist, and short story writer, has been teaching at MMC’s Bedford Hills College Program since 2015.
- April 4, 2019 MMC’s Fifth Annual Stand Up Speak Out Film, Play, and Arts Festival was phenomenal. Thanks to all who participated!
- April 27, 2018 The Politics and Human Rights major now offered at Bedford Hills
- January 16, 2018 In 2017, MMC proudly celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Bedford Hills College Program (BHCP). As the sole degree-granting institution of the BHCP since 1997, MMC has awarded more than 200 academic degrees to the incarcerated women of Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, New York State’s only women’s maximum-security prison.
- October 1, 2017 MMC’s Bedford Hills College Program celebrates 20 years of excellence
Feature story in the fall 2017 issue of MMC Magazine
- October 1, 2017 The Moby-Dick Project provides a unique opportunity for incarcerated women artists to exhibit alongside invited artists on a shared theme, in a professional gallery setting
- June 15, 2017
On Friday, May 5th, MMC celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Bedford Hills College Program (BHCP). The event’s theme – KNOWLEDGE IS POWER – focused attention on the vital role that education has played in the lives of the women incarcerated at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility who have earned their associate’s and bachelor’s degrees through MMC’s College Program.
- January 6, 2017 In June 2016, the Department of Education announced that Marymount Manhattan was selected after a rigorous and competitive process to participate in the federal government’s Second Chance Pell pilot program. The goal of the program is to test whether participation in high-quality education programs for incarcerated individuals increases after expanding access to financial aid.
- April 27, 2013 USA Today featured an article on Marymount Manhattan College’s work with the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility