Learning by Doing…

Learning by Doing… No Bones about It: Graduate Students Learn Hands-on in Central Park by Sam Anderson On city streets, below ground, and on the water—these three distinct environments are linked by a common thread: Each of these locations is the setting of a John Jay class. To investigate how the College is contributing to…

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Justice Is Served

Justice is Served As President Jeremy Travis prepares to step down after 13 years as John Jay’s fourth president, he leaves behind a series of milestones that have fundamentally transformed the College, and the lives of those who study, teach, and work here. From the moment students enter John Jay at Freshman Orientation (left) to…

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Happy 10th Anniversary

Happy 10th Anniversary The 2016–17 academic year brought milestones for three important undergraduate programs, with the Pre-Law Institute, the John Jay-Vera Fellows program, and the Program for Research Initiatives in Science and Math (PRISM) all celebrating 10 years of serving the College community. Each in its way has helped pave the way for students’ personal,…

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Dreams and Difficulties: Being Undocumented at John Jay

Dreams and Difficulties: Being Undocumented at John Jay By Sam Anderson Of the roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, nearly 10 percent live in New York State. Many of these immigrants live, work, and go to school in New York City. At John Jay College, 220 students self-report that they are…

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True to the Mission

True to the Mission By Peter Dodenhoff John Jay College has built and earned a reputation for educating students to go out into the world and become “fierce advocates for justice.” For a sizable number of alumni, that calling has meant staying right here, working, teaching, and “paying it forward” so that future generations of…

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Faculty Step Up to Help Rising Stars

Faculty Step Up to Help Rising Stars by Sam Anderson For many faculty members, the dedication to their students is part of their social justice commitment, worth achieving by contributing in any way they can. When President Jeremy Travis in 2013 raised the issue of getting faculty to participate in a campaign to raise much-needed…

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FROM THE PRESIDENT JEREMY TRAVIS

Dear Friends, Well, this is it—the final time I’ll be speaking with you through the pages of Justice Matters as President of this amazing institution, the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. And while I prepare with anticipation for a new chapter in my professional life as a University Professor at the CUNY Graduate Center…

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