Samantha Majic, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Political
Science, and Melissa Ditmore, Ph.D., were awarded a $319,249 grant
by the Woodhull Freedom Foundation to study the effects of
“de-platforming”—removing sex worker ads from
digital platforms—on adult sex workers in the
Senior Adjunct Professor Anthony Gentile’s racehorse,
John Jay, will run his first race in Monmouth Park on June 4th. A
significant portion of John Jay’s race earnings will go to the
College’s Food Pantry.
Rev. Dr. Chris Williams ’24, an M.P.A. student, was installed as pastor of
Greater Zion Hill Baptist Church of Harlem.
Four John Jay students—Malika Ali ’24, Asmaou Diallo ’23, Alishba Ehmed ’23, and Katherine Ralda ’25—won the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A.
Gilman International Scholarship. The scholarship program enables
students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad,
providing them with skills critical to our national security and
Professor Patricia “PJ” Gibson passed away in early May. A member of the John Jay
College since 1988, she was part of the SEEK Department before
moving to the English Department in 1990. Beyond her work at John
Jay, Professor Gibson left her mark in the theater world, writing
over 30 plays and recognized for her contributions to the arts,
with her inclusion in the Bushfire Theatre of Performing Arts
Seventh Annual “Walk of Fame,” a Shubert Fellowship, and a
playwriting grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.