April 8, 2020 FALL 2019

Look Who’s Been on Campus!

From politicians and government officials, to musicians and activists,  John Jay saw many supporters, friends, and advocates for justice visit  our community this year. Tackling issues surrounding prison reform, the criminal justice system, and education, each one provided insight on how to make our society safer, fairer, and more just.

Jay-Z
Jay-Z at the REFORM Alliance Launch

 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

 

(left to right) Vanita Gupta, Nicholas Turner and Amanda Alexander
(left to right) Vanita Gupta, President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Human and Civil Rights; Nicholas Turner, President and Director, Vera Institute of Justice; and Amanda Alexander, Founding Executive Director, Detroit Justice Center at the Smart on Crime Innovations Conference

 

(left to right) Yi Li, Provost; Dara Byrne, John B. King Jr. and Karol V. Mason
(left to right) Yi Li, Provost; Dara Byrne, Associate Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies; John B. King Jr., President and CEO of The Education Trust and former United States Secretary of Education; Karol V. Mason, John Jay President at the Academic Year Kickoff event.

 

Letitia James, Karol V. Mason and Corey Johnson
(left to right) Letitia James, New York State Attorney General; Karol V. Mason, John Jay President; and Corey Johnson, New York City Council Speaker

 

Karol V. Mason with Meek Mill
John Jay President Karol V. Mason sharing a moment with Meek Mill at the REFORM Alliance Launch
Contents

Class of 2019 Then & Now

This past May, the class of 2019 graduated from John Jay College. We checked in with a few of them to find out how they’re launching their careers

President’s Letter

At John Jay College we’re used to taking on tough challenges. Our student body knows how to juggle jobs, academics,...

Campus News

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Awards a $1.5 million Grant to the Prisoner Reentry Institute.

By the Numbers

In 2019, John Jay College graduated the largest class in its history: 3,144 bachelor’s degrees and 698 master’s degrees.

Dive In

John Jay’s new pool will open up swimming opportunities for underrepresented populations. By Andrea Dawn Clark

Camera Ready

Understanding the Impact of Law Enforcement Wearing Body Cameras. By Sam Anderson

On the Edge of Glory

The new Completion for Upper-division Students Program (CUSP) supports seniors with 90-plus credits, removing any obstacles blocking their pathway to success. By Mary Anderson

Food For Thought

Tackling the growing food-insecurity problem, making sure that John Jay students are nourished both mentally and physically. By Andrea Dawn Clark

Read All About it

How the new Justice e-Reader is bringing together a collection of justice-focused texts, creating an intellectual hub for our community and classrooms. By Shirley Del Valle

Full Circle

Ronald F. Day ’19, Ph.D., proves what’s possible when people have access to an education. By Andrea Dawn Clark

Natural Born Advocate

Roshawn Boyce ’95 shines a light on social injustices. By Shirley Del Valle

The Real Nature of Sexual Violence

Professor Elizabeth Jeglic, Ph.D., uses research and straight-forward approaches in her mission to advance the prevention of sexual violence. By Mary Anderson

Tackling Educational Inequality

John Mara, President, CEO, and co-owner of the New York Giants, explains his passion for improving educational access opportunities. By Andrea Dawn Clark

The Institute for Innovation in Prosecution Reimagines the Role of Prosecutors

Seeking to create a fairer, more equitable criminal justice system, the IIP is dedicated to transforming prosecutors’ roles  in the criminal justice system. By Jocelyn Key

Flashback – 1988

Mother Teresa at John Jay College of Criminal Justice for the 23rd Commencement.

President
Karol V. Mason

Vice President for Public Affairs
and Strategic Initiatives

Laura Ginns

Chief Communications Officer
Rama Sudhakar

Senior Editor/Writer
Editorial Director

Andrea Dawn Clark

Writer/Editor
Shirley Del Valle

Contributing Writers
Mary Anderson
Sam Anderson
Jocelyn Key

Senior Designer/Art Director
Laura DeVries

Designer
Stephanie Birdsong

Copy Editor
Carey Ostergard

Photography
Denis Gostev
Amber Gray

Illustration
Sandy Bandes