With blessings, cheers, and relief, the Class of 2016 celebrates a milestone

One minute, the Old Campus was serene. Then, members of the Yale Concert Band took up their instruments, and graduating students converged on Old Campus to the cheers of families and friends.

Campus & Community

First person: An educational journey that began in prison leads to jubilation at Yale

What follows was written by George Chochos, who on May 23 earned his Master of Divinity degree from Yale Divinity School. That is a major accomplishment for any Yale student, but for Chochos, it was especially sweet. Just over 15 years ago, Chochos was sentenced to 14 years in prison, and began his formal college education through the Bard Prison Initiative.

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