Staff Voices

What should immigration policy look like? JJC faculty discuss

Isabel Martinez, Dan Stageman, Jamie Longazel – In September, Donald Trump tried to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and asked Congress to create a permanent solution which has not yet emerged, throwing…

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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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Together We Can Figure Out How to Better Address Sexual Crime

By Bettina Muenster and Barbara Cassidy – For too long women and men have been reluctant to come forward when they have been raped or otherwise sexually assaulted. Sexual violence affects millions of Americans. Every…

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The Recidivism Trap: Counting failure is no way to encourage success

Jeffrey A. Butts and Vincent Schiraldi in The Marshall Project: “Any discussion of Criminal Justice policy inevitably includes the word “recidivism.” Usually more than once. Recidivism is the reoccurrence of crime among people known to…

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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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Out of Fear: Transforming Environments for Gay Athletics Staff

By Carol Kashow – Lady Luck has been smiling at me since I was a young girl. My earliest memories include getting a bat, ball, and glove when I was about five years of age….

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Still They Rise: Colleges Meeting the Needs of Today’s Students

By Lynette Cook-Francis – One student is facing eviction from her apartment with her family.  Another will have his electricity turned off at 5 pm.  Another, with just a few credits left to complete his degree,…

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