• Snapshots of members of the Class of 2015: The Long and Winding Road

    June 8, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    Mention that he’s a so-called non-traditional student, and Brad Davis bursts out laughing. “My route to John Jay was a long time coming,” said the 32-year-old Army veteran. From high school graduation in 2000, his circuitous route to John Jay took him to colleges in Virginia, Florida and Arizona, and jobs as a golf pro […]

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  • John Jay Students Reap Academic Honors

    June 4, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    Nine John Jay College of Criminal Justice students – including three graduating seniors – and one recent alumna have won prestigious academic scholarships and fellowships. The end-of-year listing announced by the City University of New York includes a winner of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which provides annual stipends totaling $138,000 over three […]

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  • John Jay Welcomes Two New Members of the John Jay Foundation Board of Trustees

    June 2, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    John Jay College of Criminal Justice has announced the appointment of Charles D. Hammerman and Alisse Waterston to the John Jay College Foundation Board of Trustees. Each board member brings stellar credentials in both the private, nonprofit and academic sectors.   Charles D. Hammerman Charles D. Hammerman is President and CEO of The Disability Opportunity […]

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  • Chief Judge Robert Katzmann and Attorney William Ramirez to Receive Honorary Degrees and Address the Class of 2015

    June 2, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    Students, alumni, faculty and guests will gather in the Theater at Madison Square Garden for the College’s 50th Commencement exercises on Wednesday, June 3, at 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM. Honorary doctorates will be presented to Robert Katzmann, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and William Ramirez, Executive […]

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  • Alumnus Jim McCann, Actress and Advocate Mariska Hargitay, and the Ford Foundation Honored at John Jay College’s 50th Anniversary Gala

    May 22, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    John Jay College’s 50th anniversary Educating for Justice Gala on May 19 honored an award-winning TV actress and activist, an alumnus and familiar entrepreneurial icon, and a foundation with a long track record of supporting social-justice causes. Roughly 350 friends and benefactors of John Jay were on hand for the Gala, with preliminary figures showing […]

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  • The College Initiative Joins John Jay’s Prisoner Reentry Institute to Provide Educational Opportunities to Individuals with Criminal Justice Histories

    May 21, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    May 21, 2015, New York, NY – The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice announced today that New York City non-profit organization College Initiative will become a project of its Educational Initiatives department. The announcement was made at the final session of the 2014-2015 Occasional Series on Reentry Research, a […]

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    May 19, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    On May 9, The National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) awarded President Jeremy Travis the 2015 Ellis Island Medal of Honor at a ceremony held on Ellis Island, NY. Journalist Meredith Vieira, New York Yankees legend Mariano Rivera, U.S. Representative Ted Poe (R-TX), twelve members of the U.S. Military and the Police Washington, D.C. Chief […]

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  • John Jay College Study Shows Some NYC Neighborhoods Beset by Gun Violence

    May 15, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    New York, NY, May 15, 2015 – Across New York City as a whole, gun violence has declined for the past 20 years, but a study from John Jay College confirms that some neighborhoods are still experiencing high rates of violence. The Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College is assessing the implementation of […]

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  • John Jay College Team Once Again Earns Top Honors at Model U.N. Conference

    May 12, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    For the 11th consecutive year, a team from John Jay College’s United Nations Student Association has won multiple awards at the annual National Model United Nations (NMUN) Conference. Led by association president Marina Kumskova and advised by Professor Jacques Fomerand of the Department of Political Science, the team gathered for the annual conference from March […]

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  • Legacy of Distinguished Professor Jock Young Bolstered by Leading Journals

    May 5, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    The far-reaching pedagogical, theoretical and personal legacy of the late Distinguished Professor Jock Young lives on, with no fewer than four top-tier academic journals having dedicated special issues to the acknowledged Father of Critical Criminology. Young, who died in November 2013, is hailed in the May 2015 issue of the journal Critical Criminology in the […]

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