"Prisoners participating in Bard College initiative to provide them a liberal arts education beat Ivy League students who won national title only months ago" http://www.theguardian.com/educatio...-debate-team-loses-to-new-york-prison-inmates Big ups for Bard College, an institution that has always been a lion that does more than roar. And for the debaters on both sides. This is a lovely story, and a counterpoint to the thesis that prisons are strictly punitive. Mind you, I think this is an exception rather than an indication of a rule. Regardless, this is an event and process that deserves a salute.