PRISM Represents John Jay College at the State Capitol
In honor of John Jay’s 50th anniversary, the New York State Assembly and Senate passed resolutions to recognize the College for all of its accomplishments, progress, contributions to student success and justice advocacy.
PRISM had the great honor of representing John Jay during these proceedings. We are very grateful to our hosts and sponsors, Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal and Senator Brad Hoylman.
20 PRISM students had their research posters displayed near the legislative offices and enjoyed speaking with elected officials, lobbyists, and capitol visitors about their work. PRISM was also represented by three of its faculty mentors – Professors Artem Domashevskiy, Angelique Corthals, and Shu-Yuan Cheng. When not chatting about their research, the PRISM contingent sat in to hear the resolutions and received personal recognition in both chambers of the State Congress. Many students and accompanying faculty mentors were able to meet their representatives and speak in depth about their research and academic goals.
The students and faculty mentors in attendance made PRISM proud for the way in which they represented John Jay and should also be commended for their resilience during the long trip back and forth to Albany. The trip was a memorable one for many reasons, including three bus breakdowns!