Free Speech and Pool Tables: Concerns Arise at John Jay Town Hall

JOHN JAY SCHOOL OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE–Issues regarding free speech, campus safety, and resources arose at the February 8th Town Hall meeting. This included President Mason condemning the genocide of any group, which she described as “abhorrent” and “against John Jays’s values.”

With Palestinian and Israeli student sentiments becoming increasingly heightened, CUNY’s lack of an declared freedom of expression policy leaves students to navigate current events according to their own terms, including demonstrations at the February 8 Town Hall meeting.

Despite the administration’s efforts to ensure student safety and free speech, concerns about accountability were discussed at the podium.