Improving Crime Reporting
To support high-quality journalism that helps deepen the public’s understanding of crime and justice, the College recently established the Center on the Media, Crime and Justice. President Jeremy Travis noted that, “This center will enable John Jay to play an important role in ensuring the accuracy and integrity of news coverage on criminal justice matters.” The Center will provide an array of resources for journalists bringing them together with scholars and practitioners in this highly complex and interdisciplinary field. The new Center is a partnership among John Jay, the Institute for Justice and Journalism (IJJ) at the University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg School for Communication; Criminal Justice Journalists (CJJ), a national organization of reporters covering crime and justice; and CUNY’s new Graduate School of Journalism. To fund the Center, the College received $200,000 from the Open Society Institute and $58,000 from the Harry F. Guggenheim Foundation. The USC Annenberg Institute for Justice and Journalism received $75,000 from The Ford Foundation for the Center’s activities. The Center’s initiatives will include a Criminal Justice Fellowships program, an awards program for excellence in reporting on crime and justice, and an annual symposium on crime trends scheduled for later this year. Ted Gest, a Senior Fellow of the newly created Center and President of CJJ, will direct annual studies of the strengths and weaknesses of criminal justice journalism. The Center will also produce curricula and teaching materials for use in schools of journalism. For more information, click here

Widen Your Horizons
The Office of Continuing and Professional Studies is once again offering a unique and rich array of courses for personal enjoyment and professional growth. With 50 courses from which to choose, you can brush up on your criminalistics, find out the latest on art theft investigation, violent behavior, terrorism, eyewitness testimony and jury selection. Learn how to speed read, speak Arabic, swim, sing or prepare for the LSAT. One of the exciting new offerings is the paralegal certificate program, a five month rigorous course of study taught by practicing attorneys and professional paralegals. The course includes legal fundamentals and core paralegal skills and will cover such topics as tort law, New York Procedures, legal analysis, real property, and criminal law. John Jay alumni receive a 10 percent discount on all programs. For further information contact the Continuing Education Office at or 212-237-8663 or visit

Hirofumi Takeuchi (photo from athletics press release dated 7/12/06)
John Jay men’s soccer standout Hirofumi Takeuchi spent part of his summer playing soccer, performing community service, and immersing himself in a different culture. Takeuchi represented the College in South Africa as part of the third annual City University of New York Athletic Conference’s (CUNYAC) Goodwill Tour. He was selected based on his skill, academic performance, and sportsmanship. In addition to soccer clinics, the athletes participate in community services, and learn the history and lifestyle of South Africa. Takeuchi is currently a graduate student majoring in forensic psychology. He received his BA in fall 2005 with a 3.9 grade point average. Transferring to John Jay from Alfred State, Takeuchi was a two-year letter winner for the Bloodhounds and was one of only two members of the soccer team to start in all 20 games during the 2004 and 2005 seasons. He recorded two goals and four points while playing midfield last season. “I’m glad that my two years at John Jay led to such an opportunity,” he said before departing. “I like the fact that we are not going to South Africa just to play soccer, but we are also going to explore and experience a place many of us have never been where we will have an opportunity to interact with local people. I am really excited about the ‘goodwill’ portion of this.” For more information about John Jay’s Bloodhounds, go to

G. N. Miller
(BA ’82)
Everyone remembers where they were the morning of September 11, 2001. The visions of that infamous day have been etched in our consciousness. For G.N. Miller, detective turned photojournalists, the images of September 11 are more than memories. His photographs are testimony to the devastation, heroism and perseverance of those days. He shot 300 black-and-white digital images at Ground Zero that day and the days immediately following. His photos have appeared in The New Yorker and on the cover of How Did This Happen? Terrorism and the New War by James Hoge and Gideon Rose. They have also been used in numerous documentaries, at the Library of Congress, McMaster University in Ontario, the Philadelphia Art Gallery, and currently in the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

Miller, a staff photojournalist for the New York Post since 1994, began his photographic career after the newspaper bought his photo of police trying to save a K-9 drowning in the Bronx River. Miller is no stranger to the criminal justice profession. Upon graduation, he became a correctional officer at Rikers Island. Later, he joined the NYPD where he remained until an injury sidelined his police career as a detective in the Organized Crime Control Bureau. His experience on the job in many ways helps him when it comes to dealing with crime scenes. “Although my objective is to capture the image, I won’t interfere with a crime scene or investigation.”

Miller’s interest in photography goes back to his teenage years. At Jay he tapped that interest by working on the 1980 and 1982 yearbooks. In reflecting on those days, he recalled that “the courses I took in African American Studies really were engaging and left a lasting impression.”

In his current position with the Post, he has photographed the likes of Gianni Versace, Julia Roberts, John Gotti, Jr. and Tupac Shakur. In 1999 and 2000 he was an award winner of the New York Press Photographers Association. “My assignments can take me to Brooklyn one day and to Haiti the next. The types of photos I take can range from a horrific crime to daylight snowflakes of a winter storm and everything in between. But the photos I cherish the most are the ones taken on September 11.”

Miller’s potent and iconic images will be displayed at John Jay’s Moving Walls Gallery on the sixth floor of Haaren Hall. Alumni who wish to view these poignant images and meet Miller are invited to the opening of the exhibit on September 12 at 5:30 PM.

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Sunday, September 10, 2006

Help to find a cure for breast cancer. Become a part of a long standing College tradition. Join The John Jay JayWalkers (students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends) in this annual race that takes place in Central Park.

For more information, contact Ellen Kiernan at or 212-237-8964.

Photo Exhibit Opening -- Remembering September 11th
Tuesday, September 12, 2006        5:30 PM

Alumni are invited to the opening of the photo exhibit, Remembering September 11 th, the photos taken at Ground Zero by G.N. Miller (BA ’82), photojournalist for the New York Post. These haunting and eloquent images not only document the tragedy, but portray what it felt like to be there. The exhibit will run through November l.

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Continuing Education Open House
Tuesday, September 12, 2006        5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

The Office of Continuing and Professional Studies is pleased to host an open house for those interested in the wide variety of non-credit courses, certificate programs and test preparations currently being offered by the College. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet members of the College’s faculty and visit its facilities. Alumni receive a 10 percent discount on all courses.

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899 Tenth Ave., Room 630, NYC

For more information, contact the Continuing Education Program at or 212-237-8663 or visit

Celebrating the College Initiative -- Connecting Former Inmates to Higher Education Opportunities –

The celebration of this program featuring actor Charles Dutton, previously scheduled for September 13, has been postponed. Details will be posted when the event is rescheduled.

For more information, contact Debbie Mukamal at or 212-484-1327

9/11 Commemoration – A Day of Remembrance
Thursday, September 14, 2006        6:00 PM

The College will mark the fifth anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon with a service in memory of the 68 members of the John Jay community who were killed, as well as all those who lost their life on that tragic day.

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Gerald W. Lynch Theater
899 Tenth Ave., NYC

U.S. Maritime Security Expo
Wednesday, September 20, 2006        8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

John Jay College, one of the sponsors of the U.S. Maritime Security Expo, will be hosting a breakfast for alumni at this exhibition, which features state-of-the-art systems for port security. President Jeremy Travis will be the breakfast speaker. Alumni will be able to tour the exhibit area at no expense.

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11 th Avenue (between 34 th and 39 th Streets), NYC

For more information about the U.S. Maritime Security Expo visit

RSVP to Ellen Kiernan at or 212-237-8964

The John Jay Book & Author Series
Tuesday, September 26, 2006        5:30 PM

The John Jay Book & Author Series is pleased to present Are We Ready? Public Health Since 9/11 by David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz. Professor Glenn Corbett of the Department of Public Management will serve as moderator

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Law Day
Saturday, September 30, 2006        9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The Pre-Law Institute is sponsoring an all day event that will feature a variety of workshops for those planning to attend law school. Among the topics are: preparing your application, financial aid, what to expect from law school, how law schools make acceptance decisions, and career options. The guest speaker will be the Honorable Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick, Associate Judge of the State of New York Court of Appeals. The day will include an award presentation for distinguished alumnus Ken Thompson (BA ’89). Thompson is a founding partner of Thompson Wigdor & Gilly LLP. Previously Thompson served as Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District. He was involved in the successful investigation and prosecution of NYC officers for the brutal beating and torture of Abner Louima and also participated in the Treasury Department’s investigation of the raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas.

For further information and program details, contact Professor Stephanie Herman at or 212-237-8116.

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Research & Policy on Police Accountability: The Legacy of James Fyfe
Thursday, October 5, 2006        8:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Many of the country’s leading experts will present research on the use of force and its impact on policy. Presenters include: William A. Geller, David Klinger, William Terrill, Michael White, Justin Ready, Geoffrey Alpert, Lorie Fridell, Candace McCoy and Sam Walker.

The conference will be followed by the Fyfe Fellowship Dinner with Professor Jerome Skolnick of New York University School of Law as guest speaker. Dinner attendees are asked for a tax-deductible donation of $100 per person. The Fyfe Fellowship Fund supports a student who has served as a police officer and is enrolled in the doctoral studies program at John Jay College.

For conference information and dinner reservations contact: Christina Ruiz at 212-237-8443 or

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