Hartigan has been appointed Interim Vice
President of Enrollment Management & Student Affairs (EMSA) for
the upcoming academic year. She will serve in the role while the
a nationwide search for a permanent replacement.
Shafi has been named the new General Manager of the Gerald W.
of History, recently gave a lecture at Ludwig Maximilian
University in Munich, Germany. The subject of his talk was
police malfeasance and political corruption in New York in the early
New Student Convocation
students, and administrators officially welcome new students
the John Jay College community.
For more information:
Join President Karol V. Mason in this year's kickoff event
and faculty success.
The event will feature a conversation with John B. King Jr.,
President & CEO, The Education Trust, and former U.S. Secretary
Teaching and Learning Center invite faculty to a teach-in on free
event encourages open discussion of free speech as it affects
faculty, students, and staff, as well as of current events that
disrupt traditional interpretations of free speech.
p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Prize winner Deborah Blum will discuss her latest book The Poison Squad
with John Jay Professors Nathan Lents and Gerald Markowitz.
p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Join the John Jay College community and plant 3,000 flags on the Jay
honor of those who died
on September 11, 2001.
For more information:
September 10, 1:45 p.m.
John Jay College pays
tribute to our 9/11 fallen heroes. The 18th anniversary commemoration
ceremony will take place in Memorial Hall during community hour.
2:00 p.m. to
9/11, join more than 2,100 New Yorkers from
organizations to assemble healthy dry meals for those in need. The
event is on the Intrepid Sea,
Air & Space Museum.
Space is limited.
Networking Under the Stars
Office of Alumni Relations is hosting a
panel discussion and alumni networking event in the
the New Building.
on Crime Innovations
the progress being made to move communities toward
a smarter, fairer, and more effective justice system.
The Center on Media, Crime & Justice presents Covering the Hidden
Costs of the Justice System, a symposium and workshop for
day will include a mini career fair and concurrent workshops/panel
discussions. There will also be a keynote speaker discussing ways to
step out of your comfort zone.
Journal, John Jay College's
award-winning literary magazine
Watson-Starcevic '18 Helps Raise
the Voice of the Undocumented in
Dreaming Out Loud
Growing up, Donauta Watson-Starcevic '18 had her
life all planned out. She was going to go to college and become a
lawyer. To make her dreams come true, in high school, she earned good
grades, excelled during mock trial competitions, and was student body
president. But her plans came to a halt when she learned that she was
undocumented. "Finding out I was undocumented completely changed
my life," said Watson-Starcevic, who was born in Jamaica and
came to the United States when she was six years old. "You have
these goals and dreams for yourself, you have this idea of who you
want to become, and in an instant, it's taken away from you. I didn't
choose to come here, but yet I was being punished for this thing I
had no control over." Read More
John Jay Applauds Our 2019 Scholarship, Fellowship,
and Grant Winners
This past 2018-2019 academic year was an
extraordinary one for John Jay students and alumni. In May, the
largest class in John Jay's history graduated from the College,
joining our 65,000+ alumni network. We also saw several of our
students and alumni win scholarships, fellowships, and grants.
The Prisoner Reentry Institute Celebrates Its Annual
Prisoner Reentry Institute's (PRI) College Initiative (CI) has helped
over 1,400 criminal justice-involved men and women enroll in college
in hopes of earning a higher education degree. This year 31 CI
graduates obtained their associate degrees, bachelor's degrees,
master's degrees, one law degree, and one doctorate degree. It was
one of the largest graduating classes in the program's history. To
celebrate the achievements of the students, the entire PRI/CI
community held a graduation ceremony on June 27. The graduates were
surrounded by many of their supporters, their family and friends,
their devoted counselors and mentors, and the program's steadfast
stakeholders including: Rossana Rosado, New York Secretary of State;
and David Weprin, New York State Assembly Member. Read More
Dara Byrne, Associate Provost
and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Explores the Future
Minority Serving Institutions
Center for Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) recently announced
their second cohort of MSI Aspiring Leaders. And, Dara Byrne, Ph.D.,
John Jay's Associate Provost for Undergraduate Retention and Dean of
Undergraduate Studies, was proudly selected as one of the Center's
new MSI Aspiring Leaders. The two-year fellowship program connects
prominent MSI leaders with mid-career aspiring leaders, with the aim
of preparing the next generation of MSI presidents. "John Jay is
an MSI and has a large student population at the College that
identifies as a minority," says Byrne. "This program will
provide me with the skills and networks I need to help John Jay
students and make the College community better." Read More
Gerald Markowitz Shines a
Light on Corporate Bad Behavior
Distinguished Professor of History Gerald
Markowitz, Ph.D., and his longtime writing partner David Rosner,
Ph.D., a Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University,
have been researching industrial pollution and contaminants since the
early 1970s. Their first jointly authored book, Deadly Dust: Silicosis and
the Politics of Occupational Disease in Twentieth-Century America,
explored historical evidence of the lung disease silicosis, which is
the hardening of the lungs due to inhaling dust found in sand or
rock. Thanks to Deadly
Dust, Markowitz and Rosner came to the attention of
lawyers, bringing workplace safety lawsuits on behalf of construction
workers suffering from silicosis, launching a long career of research
and expert testimony on occupational disease and toxic substances. Read More
Veteran Melvin Gomez '19 Overcomes Afghanistan War
Injuries and Thrives
During President Karol V. Mason's 2019 commencement
she highlighted the stories of three graduating seniors who the crowd
could easily identify with: a Dreamer, a future law school student,
and an inspiring veteran. That veteran was deployed to Afghanistan
five times. In Afghanistan,
he suffered a traumatic brain injury, a back injury, and a neck
injury, but as Mason said during her speech, none of this stopped him
from earning his degree with a 3.8 G.P.A. "And, he's not done
yet," Mason announced to a cheering crowd. "He's
back at John Jay getting his M.P.A." We sat down with retired
U.S. Army Lieutenant Melvin Gomez, who is also a SUNY Binghamton and
Bronx Community College graduate, to learn more about his service,
his journey, and his dreams. Read More
Teaching a Writing Workshop
at Otisville Correctional
For the first time, the Prisoner Reentry
Institute's Prison-to-College Pipeline (P2CP) program hosted a series
of summer workshops and seminars for P2CP students. John Jay's Senior
Editor/Writer, Andrea Dawn Clark, was given the honor of teaching a
creative writing workshop to the students.
For her allotted three-hour session she detailed her journey as a
professional writer, facilitated a discussion about two acclaimed
short stories that the students read beforehand in preparation of the
class, and guided the students through a creative writing exercise. Read More
Montaguth (M.P.A. '17) published a poetry
book in Spanish
Mueller (M.S. '17) has been named the new
Police Commissioner of Yonkers, New York. His appointment comes after
serving 25 years with the Yonkers Police Department.
Sanandres (B.A. '12) has been elected as a
member of Stage One, the young professional leadership arm of the
Hartford Stage governing body.
Kapitonova (B.A. '08) has been named
"Professional of the Year" at the 8th annual Peru to the
Schembri (M.A. '77) has been appointed to
serve as advisor for India's Center of Criminology and Public Policy
Committee. The committee will develop research-based law enforcement
techniques to better policing tactics.
Wright, Ph.D., a retired Professor
Emeritus of Psychology, has recently passed away. The John Jay community
sends our condolences to his wife of 56 years, Phyllis Wright, and
the entire Wright family.
Santoro '88, a John Jay Alumnus and Detective
in the New York Police Department (NYPD), has passed away from
9/11-related cancer. Throughout his career with the NYPD he worked in
various divisions including the Police Academy and Counterterrorism