January 28, 2022 FALL 2021

Departments

Karol Mason

President’s Letter

Growth Follows Adversity “WE’RE LIVING THROUGH challenging times.” I’ve found myself writing, saying, and contemplating those five words countless times ...
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Campus News

CUSP Takes Center Stage at 2020 Davos World Economic Forum The world’s top leaders, thinkers, and innovators saw firsthand the ...
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Measuring the Impact of Reform

The Data Collaborative for Justice evaluates the success of New York City’s Criminal Justice Reform Act. THE DATA COLLABORATIVE for ...
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Flashback -1984

Reverend Jesse Jackson, a potential democratic nominee for president of the United States spoke at John Jay one evening in ...
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Remembering Our Heroes

Looking back on 9/11 two decades after the tragedy. By Andrea Dawn Clark

Campus News

John Jay by the Numbers Amid a global pandemic, John Jay College’s unwavering commitment to its student success, support for...

Getting to Know Brian Kerr, Ed.D., Our New VP of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

Brian Kerr, Ed.D., uprooted himself from a job he had for almost 17 years to join the John Jay College community. By Andrea Dawn Clark

Developing Culturally Responsive, Inclusive, & Anti-Racist Curriculum

Reimagining our curriculum and classrooms so that all students feel seen, heard, and welcomed. By Andrea Dawn Clark and Shirley...

Elevating Latin Music

Professor Benjamin Lapidus, Ph.D., highlights the remarkable role diversity and New York City played in creating a new Latin music sound. By Shirley Del Valle

Reaching His Research Dreams

Alumnus Eugene Gonzalez-Lopez ’12, ’14 makes the journey from homelessness to doctorate degree. By Andrea Dawn Clark

Improving Mental Health Behind Bars

Virginia Barber-Rioja’s, Ph.D.,’02, ’09 passion for psychology and law helps system-impacted individuals with mental health challenges. By Shirley Del Valle

President’s Letter

“We’re living through challenging times.” I’ve found myself writing, saying, and contemplating those five words countless times this year.

Campus News

CUSP Takes Center Stage at 2020 Davos World Economic Forum

In the Media

“YOU’RE SEEING MORE PEOPLE OF COLOR, more working class folks starting to find their voice a little bit more. That’s...

Breaking the Cycle of Intımate-Partner Violence

In Kingston, New York, NNSC’s new approach has significantly reduced the deadliest forms of intimate-partner violence. By Michael Friedrich

Measuring the Impact of Reform

The Data Collaborative for Justice evaluates the success of New York City’s Criminal Justice Reform Act.

On the Front Line

Despite the hardships and health risks, John Jay students, alumni, faculty, and staff continue to keep our communities safe throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. By Andrea Dawn Clark

Educating Through the Crisis

How John Jay students, faculty, and staff successfully transitioned to a distance-learning model. by Mary Anderson

Charting New Territory

Olivia Orta, Ph.D. ’07 blazed a path for John Jay alumni, being the first John Jay grad to earn her doctoral degree from Harvard. By Andrea Dawn Clark

Departments

Class of 2019 Then & Now

This past May, the class of 2019 graduated from John Jay College at Louis Armstrong Stadium for the 54th Annual ...
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President’s Letter

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

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Awards a $1.5 million Grant to the Prisoner Reentry Institute The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) ...
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By the Numbers

Program Bragging Rights In 2019, John Jay College graduated the largest class in its history: 3,144 bachelor’s degrees and 698 ...
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Lucy Lang

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 ...
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CBS News

In the Media

“THE NYPD HAS DONE SOME GREAT WORK here in the current years to implement community policing. One incident like this ...
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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  ...
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President
Karol V. Mason

Editorial Director/Lead Writer
Andrea Dawn Clark

Writer/Editor
Shirley Del Valle

Senior Designer/Art Director
Laura DeVries

Web Producer
Anh Phan