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Youth Justice Leaders
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Youth Justice Leaders

Youth Justice Leaders For six years, the Pinkerton Fellowship Initiative has been providing critical funding for John Jay undergraduates and graduate students working in nonprofit youth justice programs throughout New York City. Their involvement in these programs—such as alternatives to incarceration, post-prison reentry and mentoring—gives students a better insight into the criminal justice system, while also assisting the city’s most vulnerable...

Getting Engaged
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Getting Engaged

The Faculty-Student Engagement Program boosts in-classroom performance with out-of-class activities. by Andrea Dawn Clark When Lynette Cook-Francis, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, first came to John Jay, one of the programs she immediately wanted to institute was the Faculty-Student Engagement Program (FSE). Armed with research proving that when faculty members connect with...

A Track Record of Success
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A Track Record of Success

The McNair Scholars Program celebrates 25 years of guiding students into funded doctoral and master’s programs. by Stephanie Jimenez This year, alumni, students, and faculty members are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the McNair Scholars Program at John Jay College. Since its inception at the College, approximately 350 students have been serviced by the program,...

From the President Karol V. Mason
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From the President Karol V. Mason

From the President Karol V. Mason Helping Others by Going the Extra Mile Dear Friends, The great Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Well, when I look at the students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters of John Jay College, I know exactly how to answer his...

Hurricane Heroes
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Hurricane Heroes

Faculty, students and staff unite to provide relief to areas hit by natural disaster. by Stephanie Jimenez In 2017, a series of natural disasters threatened the livelihood of people around the country and globe. At John Jay, community members wasted no time in responding quickly to provide immediate relief and assist in long-term recovery efforts....

Saluting our Servicewomen
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Saluting our Servicewomen

Commemorating the 100-year anniversary of women in the military, John Jay applauds our women veteran students. by Stephanie Jimenez In 1917, a woman enlisted in the U.S. Navy for the very first time. Since then, millions of women have served in all branches of the military. As the country honors 100 years of women in service, John Jay is...

New York State of Mind
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New York State of Mind

Mike Wallace details the history of New York City from 1898 to 1919 in his sequel Greater Gotham. Last October, Mike Wallace co-authored Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919. The book is a sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning volume Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898. Wallace...

Alumni Profiles
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Alumni Profiles

“John Jay exposed me to the idea that there is injustice in the world and that we’re the ones who can help fix it.” – Rosie Orengo Recognized as an Outstanding New York City Teacher When Rosario Orengo enrolled in John Jay in the fall of 1995, she was sure she would graduate with a degree...

Smart on Crime – Joining Together – For Justice
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Smart on Crime – Joining Together – For Justice

Experts from across the nation convened at the Smart on Crime Innovation Conference to discuss criminal justice innovations. In October 2017, criminal justice leaders, elected officials and researchers from across the ideological spectrum participated in the inaugural Smart on Crime Innovations Conference, hosted by John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the Center for  American Progress and the Draper Richards...

A Toxic Environment
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A Toxic Environment

Faculty members shed light on environmental inequities.  by Sam Anderson In January of 2016 in the city of Flint, Michigan, a federal emergency was declared to address the approximately 100,000 residents who were exposed to excess levels of lead in their tap water. The water crisis in Flint drew national attention as it became apparent...

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