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  • Incarcerated Students Make History, Earn Northwestern Bachelor's Degrees

    Chicago Defender|Nov 23, 2023

    Incarcerated students earned their bachelor's degree from a top 10 university for the first time in U.S. history. Through Northwestern University's Northwestern Prison Education Program, 16 students from the Stateville Correctional Center were conferred degrees in front of nearly 300 attendees, including friends and family, Northwestern faculty and fellow Northwestern Prison Education Program students last week. Everyone in attendance witnessed these students participate in the age-old ritual...