A Class Aims to Eliminate Shame Around Rape Through Theater

A CLASS AIMS TO ELIMINATE SHAME AROUND RAPE THROUGH THEATER by Mary Bakija “A lot of students become empowered by the pen.” — Barbara Cassidy The character declares: “Big ups to the girls who were told they were too loud, too bold, too loving, too much, too intense, too sensitive, too emotional, too angry, too hard, too…

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More Students Graduate On Time with ACE

MORE STUDENTS GRADUATE ON TIME WITH ACE by Sam Anderson This past May, John Jay seniors gathered with their families in Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens to celebrate the pinnacle of their academic career: graduation. With 3,690 students, it was the largest graduating class in John Jay College history.  Given its proud status as a…

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Closing Rikers

Closing Rikers by Sam Anderson On Sunday April 2, 2017, the Lippman Commission, an independent coalition of leaders in academia, business, and social services including several members of the John Jay community, convened in the Moot Court at John Jay to issue a highly anticipated report detailing the findings of their months-long research efforts on the fate of Rikers Island. Their…

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A John Jay Initiative is Breaking New Ground

A JOHN JAY INITIATIVE IS BREAKING NEW GROUND By Chase Brush In the P2PH program, students are learning the intersections between public health and criminal justice. (l-r) Steven Pacheco, Yeireline Rodriguez, Jeffrey Coots, and Anna Giannicchi. Experts have long argued that incarceration in the U.S. is closely tied to public health, and here at John…

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Exploring Reasons for the Decrease in Crime Rates in New York City

EXPLORING REASONS FOR THE DECREASE IN CRIME RATES IN NEW YORK CITY by Sam Anderson The enormous decline in crime experienced in New York City and across the country over the past 25 years is perhaps the single most fascinating and intricate phenomenon in modern criminology. According to a report by the Brennan Center for Justice, since 1991, violent…

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From the President Karol V. Mason

Dear Friends, Dear Friends, It’s hard to believe that it’s already been four months since I walked onto John Jay campus as college president for the very first time. But even more surprising is just how much I’ve learned during these first few months. I was well aware of John Jay’s reputation as a leader in educating for justice, but…

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Campus News

CAMPUS NEWS Two New Trustees Join the Foundation Board of Trustees On May 25, the Board of Trustees of the John Jay College Foundation elected two new members: Muhammad Faridi and Brendan R. McGuire. Muhammad Faridi ’04, is a partner at the law firm Patterson Belknap. Faridi’s journey began when he came to the U.S….

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Faculty Profile

FACULTY PROFILE Lorraine Moller In the 2015 documentary Dramatic Escape, which follows a group of performers at Sing Sing prison as they mount a production of Aaron Sorkin’s A Few Good Men, Clarence Madin, a member of the Rehabilitation Through The Arts (RTA), Steering Committee, explains why he voted to stage this play. “I would like to afford…

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Alumni Profiles

ALUMNI PROFILES Generation Citizen Aims to Get Young People Civically Involved Among the less surprising results of the 2016 presidential election was the news that only half of U.S. citizens aged 18-29 who were eligible to vote turned out on Election Day. Not only do many young people not vote—they are less inclined to run for office and frequently…

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Class Notes

CLASS NOTES 1970s Thomas Nazario (B.S. ’72) is the Founder and President of The Forgotten International. He recently did a TEDx Talk entitled “Building A Meaningful Life.” Jonah Triebwasser (B.S. ’72), Red Hook Town and Village Justice, has been awarded a scholarship to attend the National Judicial College in Reno, NV, where he will be studying how…

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