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Scholarship and Transformative Education in Prisons

At this college, academic excellence requires passion for the social good

At New Jersey’s Rutgers University, a new honors program for undergraduates is redefining academic excellence. Students accepted into the highly competitive Honors Living Learning Community (HLLC) study critical social issues and prove their commitment to becoming “change-makers.” While the program is small, its early outcomes have been promising. Hari Sreenivasan has the story from Newark. 

 

 

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