Senior and Vera Fellow Sally Abdelghafar is the recipient of the selective 2013 New York Teaching Fellowship for which she will be teaching English and special education to inner city students in high-needs schools.
Freshmen Ariana Castillo, from Bayonne, NJ, and Jessica McFadzean, from Queens, both Forensic Psychology majors, wake up at 6 a.m. three days a week and travel to 127th Street in West Harlem. They spend four hours each session at Public School 154 tutoring fifth-grade elementary students in math and English.
The United Nations Student Association of John Jay College, a delegation of 17 students, won five awards at the 2013 National Model United Nations Conference.
Kalema Boateng, a graduate student in the Public Administration program, is John Jay College’s second student to be accepted to the White House Internship Program.
Professor Jodie Roure in the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies organized and will present on the only panel on domestic violence and international human rights law and principles in Latin America, the Caribbean and the Diaspora at the United Nations 57th Commission on the Status of Women in New York.
The nation paused in shock and anguish on December 14, 2012, the day of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. After the heartbreaking news hit the airwaves, John Jay President Jeremy Travis called on the College community to come together to build on President Obama’s challenge to turn pain into positive action.
John Jay College faculty members have secured a number of major grants in the latest round of awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a testament to the College’s strength in the areas of ethnic diversity and interdisciplinary education.
For the second year in a row, a provocative piece of investigative journalism in Mother Jones magazine captured one of the Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards presented on February 4 by John Jay’s Center on Media, Crime and Justice (CMCJ).
The John Jay College Writing Program has been awarded a certificate of excellence by the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), the most influential national organization in the field of composition and rhetoric.
Associate Professor Roddrick Colvin in the Department of Public Management provides groundbreaking insight into the lives of lesbian and gay police officers in his new book, Gay and Lesbian Cops: Diversity and Effective Policing. Colvin explores how barriers and opportunities in the workplace have changed over the last 20 years for lesbian and gay people working in law enforcement, and shows how inclusion actually makes for better policing.
In a new and fresh perspective, Mucahit Bilici, Assistant Professor of Sociology, traces the journey of Muslim Americans from outsider/immigrant to citizen by employing a multi dimensional look into the process of naturalization in his new book, Finding Mecca in America: How Islam is Becoming an American Religion(University of Chicago Press).
Assistant Professor Lori Martin in the Department of Africana Studies repudiates commonly held beliefs that the U.S. is now a post-racial nation, despite the election of President Barack Obama, in her new book Black Asset Poverty and the Enduring Racial Divide.
Assistant Professor Claudia Calirman’s pioneering new book titled “Brazilian Art under Dictatorship: Antonio Manuel, Artur Barrio, and Cildo Meireles” provides a fresh and innovative perspective on art and creativity during the most brutal and repressive years of the military dictatorship in Brazil in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Loretta E. Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy head the list of speakers at the Eighth Annual Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City on Monday, February 4 and Tuesday, Feb 5 , 2013.
John Matteson, Distinguished Professor of English, was interviewed about the paperback release of his book The Lives of Margaret Fuller: A Biography on the WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show.
Joshua Wilson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, was quoted in the recent Time magazine cover story titled “What Choice?” on the growing restrictions on abortion in the United States. Professor Wilson comments on the strategies used by pro-life groups. The article mentions his upcoming book, The Street Politics of Abortion.
Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, today announced that Cindy Chang and the investigative team of The Times-Picayune and Shane Bauer of Mother Jones magazine are the winners of the John Jay College/Harry Frank Guggenheim 2012-2013 Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards. “We are proud to honor the reporting skills of [...]
The Crime Report, an online publication of John Jay College’s Center on Media, Crime and Justice (CMCJ) and the group Criminal Justice Journalists, has chosen as its 2012 Person of the Year Bryan Stevenson, who won a Supreme Court ruling extending the ban on life without parole (LWOP) for juvenile offenders to young people accused of murder.
Through all of the many positions Drs. James and Rubie Malone have held in their long careers at John Jay – as faculty members, counselors, deans and College executives –students have always occupied a special place in their hearts.
At a December 4 event organized by two students, the compelling Princeton philosophy professor Dr. Cornel West held forth on the subject of “Activism in the Age of Mass Incarceration” and clearly captivated a standing-room-only crowd that had gathered to hear him.