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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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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,…

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Faculty Profiles

Chelsea Binns Her research on fraud hotlines drawsinternational crowds. Chelsea Binns, Assistant Professor in the Department of Security, Fire and Emergency Management, has written the first book on fraud hotlines ever published. Binns, who graduated from John Jay with both her M.A. and Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, is a licensed private investigator and certified fraud…

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Campus News

“This report highlights the need to disaggregate trends by charges and the importance of using population estimates toexamine changes among demographic groups.” – Preeti Chauhan A 2018 Report Finds Patterns in Misdemeanor Arrest Charges in New York City The Misdemeanor Justice Project (MJP) at John Jay released a report on February 1, 2018 that documents striking changes in misdemeanor arrest…

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Class Notes

1970s Charlotte Carrington (B.A. ’77) retired in April 2017 after 33 years with NYS OCA Brooklyn Criminal Court Night Court. Charlotte writes that she is enjoying her family and friends! Juan Gonzalez (B.A. ’77) celebrated his first-year anniversary of co-founding his own firm with three other partners on 11/30/17, after nearly 10 years at a…

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Inspired to Give

Inspired to Give Since its founding in 1964, John Jay College has been providing outstanding educational opportunities to students from all walks of life and from every part of the globe. It is thanks to the commitment and generosity of the College’s alumni, friends and supporters that future generations of students are able to continue maximizing the…

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