Alumni Voices

New Yorkers: Bring Your Own Bags

By Salome Burdiladze and edited by Professor Jamie Longazel—New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently introduced a bill to ban plastic bags statewide. Specifically, the proposed bill prohibits stores from offering customers single-use plastic bags. Many…

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April Round Up: The Best of John Jay on the Internet

“It’s a scholarship that is going to make Abby live forever in the real lives of these young people that find out about this,” Pauley Parrette says, on the creation of a John Jay scholarship for…

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March Round Up: The Best of John Jay on the Internet

“I wanted to show them that they are also superheroes.” – Alumna Tamykah Anthony-Marston launches science workshops for kids inspired by the hit film Black Panther. Read more in Brooklyn Reader. Blanche Wiesen Cook discusses Eleanor Roosevelt’s love…

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February Round Up: The Best of John Jay on the Internet

“A visually inventive film that expertly balances lighthearted fun (you’ve probably never laughed at the word “colonizer,” but you will here).” Jonathan W. Gray reviews Black Panther for the New Republic. “I’m turning 27 on June…

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January Round Up: The Best of John Jay on the Internet

“They are taking literally everything away from us.” Ismary Calderon on why she and several other students went to DC to call for a government shutdown on NBC News. Similarly, Fairooz Haider shares what it’s like…

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Book Review: The End of Policing by Alex Vitale

By Peter J. Mancuso – The End of Policing is one of the most important works on American criminal justice that I have encountered in nearly fifty years of dedication to the subject both professionally and…

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Book Review: How All Politics Became Reproductive Politics by Laura Briggs

By Tannuja Rozario – At the heart of How All Politics Became Reproductive Politics by Laura Briggs is the question: is there an outside to reproductive politics? Briggs contends that at the center of the laws and…

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DOJ is Blinding the Police & Justice Reform Advocates with Latest Uniform Crime Report

By Peter J. Mancuso – Claiming that not enough persons were accessing its crime data, the Sessions-headed Department of Justice (DOJ) recently perpetrated a simple but bizarre act of willful administrative omission that dealt a…

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