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Attack of the Drones
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Attack of the Drones

By Michele Meyer Imagine a wallet-sized flying machine hacking into terrorists’ networks without endangering the lives of U.S. soldiers. Assistant Professor Adam Scott Wandt did, three years ago. “But until last semester, I didn’t have enough students interested in creating a unique drone configuration with custom software that intelligence agencies could use,” says Wandt, Assistant...

Smart on Crime – Uniting for Justice Reform
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Smart on Crime – Uniting for Justice Reform

Khalil Cumberbatch, The Fortune SocietyIn September 2018, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the Center for American Progress, and the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation cohosted the second annual Smart on Crime Innovations Conference. The event brought together experts from across the political spectrum, all equally committed to criminal justice reform. Researchers, elected officials, and advocates...

by in FA18December 8, 2018January 9, 2019
Hablar mi idioma
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Hablar mi idioma

Cómo los estudiantes hispanohablantes perciben y usan el idioma ante la discriminación lingüística Escrito por Andrea Dawn Clark Traducido por Melanie Chiluisa Hablar en español o en otra lengua que no sea el inglés puede ser complicado en los Estados Unidos. “El mensaje que muchos de mis estudiantes reciben es que el inglés es la...

by in FA18December 8, 2018January 9, 2019
Smart on Research
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Smart on Research

The latest criminal justice-based work from our John Jay College research centers By Jocelyn Key Center for Policing Equity (CPE) Measures Justice with New Software Leveraging data collected from police departments nationwide for its National Justice Database, CPE’s COMPSTAT for Justice is a new system to help police departments identify how police actions impact racial...

by in FA18December 8, 2018January 9, 2019
Speaking My Language
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Speaking My Language

How Spanish-speaking students perceive and use language while encountering linguistic discrimination By Andrea Dawn Clark Speaking Spanish, or any language other than English, can be a tricky road to navigate in the United States. “The message that many of my students receive is that English is the language that they need to speak if they...

by in FA18December 7, 2018January 9, 2019
Faculty Profile – Latina Leverage
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Faculty Profile – Latina Leverage

Professor Silvia Mazzula, Ph.D., changes the narrative for minorities, empowering Latinas in academia. By Jennifer Nied When Silvia Mazzula, Ph.D., was a child growing up in Uruguay, she never dreamed of becoming an award-winning professor, researcher, and author. Even the thought of college seemed out of reach because both of her parents had dropped out...

by in FA18December 6, 2018January 9, 2019
The Class of 2018 – Then and Now
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The Class of 2018 – Then and Now

This past May the class of 2018 graduated from John Jay College at Arthur Ashe Stadium for the 53rd Annual Commencement Ceremonies. We checked in with a few of them to find out how they’re launching their careers, getting ready for graduate school, and fulfilling their dreams. KAI MARTIN “This fall I’ll begin my Master...

by in FA18December 5, 2018January 9, 2019
Let’s Talk About… Should Marijuana Be Legalized?
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Let’s Talk About… Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

John Jay is a place were everyone’s voice can be heard, and we don’t shy away from difficult subjects affecting our communities. We spoke with students, alumni, and faculty to hear their honest opinions on this hotly debated topic. “There’s a part of me that says yes, and a part of me that says no....

by in FA18December 4, 2018January 9, 2019
Decoding Discrimination
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Decoding Discrimination

Psychology Professor Kevin Nadal, Ph.D., sparks a new generation of counselors ready to tackle discrimination. By Mary Anderson He has advised U.S. senators and NYPD brass, and on one memorable visit to the White House, even then president Barack Obama. When professor Kevin Nadal, Ph.D., is not teaching psychology courses at John Jay College, he...

by in FA18December 4, 2018January 9, 2019
Reimagining Relationships
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Reimagining Relationships

As national awareness on domestic violence and sexual harassment grows, advocates at John Jay’s Women’s Center for Gender Justice deepen their commitment. By Andrea Dawn Clark and Marcia Cole Recently, the national consciousness on the pervasiveness of sexual harassment and domestic violence has increased significantly. And with good reason: according to the National Coalition Against...

by in FA18December 4, 2018January 9, 2019
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