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  • Anne Milgram Joins John Jay College Foundation Board of Trustees

    May 25, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    Former New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram, now a professor and scholar-in-residence at New York University School of Law, is the newest member of the John Jay College Foundation Board of Trustees. Prior to joining NYU, Anne Milgram served as Vice President of Criminal Justice for the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.  Milgram championed the […]

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  • Anna Deavere Smith, The Petrie Foundation And President Jeremy Travis To Be Honored At John Jay College Educating For Justice Gala

    May 25, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    With a special recognition for the Founding Supporters of John Jay-Vera Fellows Program New York, NY, April 19, 2017 – John Jay College of Criminal Justice will honor Anna Deavere Smith, acclaimed actress, playwright, educator and activist, as part of its Educating for Justice Gala on Monday, May 8. Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay […]

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  • Student Travel Abroad Scholarship Honors President Travis

    May 25, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    In honor of President Jeremy Travis, who will step down on August 1, 2017, John Jay College has launched the Jeremy Travis Scholarship for Study Abroad to increase opportunities for student study abroad. The scholarship will help undergraduate and graduate students participate in immersive cultural and academic experiences that they otherwise could not financial afford. […]

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  • Statement from President Jeremy Travis on the New York State Budget

    May 25, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    Dear Colleagues, With the final enactment of the budget for the State of New York last night, we should take a moment to celebrate the budget’s good news for our College, the City University of New York, and the mission of public higher education beyond our boundaries. Most importantly, we applaud the enactment of Governor […]

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  • Closing Rikers: Statement by President Travis

    May 25, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    On April 2, an impressive group of elected officials, criminal justice leaders and community activists convened in the Moot Court Room at John Jay College to mark the release of a landmark report recommending the closure of Rikers Island.  The recommendation was the result of work by The Independent Commission on New York City Criminal […]

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  • Hitting His Stride on the John Jay Stage

    May 25, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    Nicholas Smith, a sophomore Law and Society major, has only been in the United States for about eight months, yet this week he’ll take to the stage in a lead role in a new theatrical production at John Jay, “The African Company Presents Richard III.” Smith moved to New York City from the island of […]

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  • Misdemeanor Justice Project Report Examines Pretrial Detention in New York City

    April 5, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    April 5, 2017, New York, NY – As counties and cities around the country look for ways to reduce the levels of pretrial detention, a new report from the Misdemeanor Justice Project (MJP) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice examines trends in custody status including bail amount set, length of stay, and discharge status […]

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  • Professor Effie Cochran Awarded Greek Diaspora Fellowship to Work with American College of Thessaloniki

    March 22, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

      Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program Selects 21 Diaspora Fellows to Conduct Projects with Greek Universities New York, NY, March 21, 2017 – Effie Papatzikou Cochran, Professor in the English Department of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, was awarded a Niarchos Greek Diaspora Fellowship  to travel to Greece and work with the American College of […]

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  • Zombie Ideas and Moral Panics: Framing Immigrants as Criminals Threats

    March 13, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    Start Date: 3/23/2017 Start Time: 4:30 PM End Date: 3/23/2017 End Time: 6:00 PM Event Description: The Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies presents: “Zombie Ideas and Moral Panics: Framing Immigrants as Criminals Threats” a lecture by Professor Rubén Rumbaut Rumbaut is a Distinguished Professor at the University of California-Irvine and a renowned immigration […]

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  • STUDENT PLAYWRIGHTS GO FACE-TO-FACE WITH SEXUAL VIOLENCE

    March 10, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    Sexual violence remains among the most sensitive, hot-button societal issues, yet all too often, the word “rape” is still uttered only in whispered tones, much as words such as “cancer” and “polio” were spoken in decades past. One team-taught course in John Jay’s Interdisciplinary Studies Program is hoping to change the nature of the discussion […]

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