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San Antonio Express-News: "Donald Trump immigration evolution inevitable"

08/29/2016

San Antonio Express-News: "Donald Trump immigration evolution inevitable"

. . . Jessica Lavariega-Monforti, professor and chairperson of the Department of Political Science at Pace University, said it’s hard to say if Trump’s proposals are serious, but that he can’t be dismissed despite lagging poll numbers. The decisive factor will be who turns out to vote, she noted.

“I think that he is a real candidate because he has got millions of people supporting him,” she said. “And so we have to take that seriously.”

Read more: http://www.expressnews.com/news/news_columnists/peggy_fikac/article/Donald-Trump-immigration-evolution-inevitable-9189397.php

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NY1 Noticias: ¿Ha cambiado Trump su postura ante el electorado latino?

08/25/2016

NY1 Noticias: ¿Ha cambiado Trump su postura ante el electorado latino?

Jessica Lavariega-Monforti, Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Political Science at Pace University, appeared on NY1 Noticias to discuss Donald Trump's stance on the Latino electorate.

Watch the video: http://www.ny1noticias.com/nyc/twc-ny1-noticias/noticias/2016/08/24/ha-cambiado-trump-su-postura-ante-el-electorado-latino.html

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La Opinión: Trump "ya quemó puentes" con la comunidad latina, dicen líderes y activistas hispanos

08/24/2016

La Opinión: Trump "ya quemó puentes" con la comunidad latina, dicen líderes y activistas hispanos

. . . "The Trump campaign is doing too little too late to engage Latino leaders and voters at this point in the election season to gain momentum," said Jessica Lavariega-Monforti, Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Political Science at Pace University in New York City.  "By and large Latinos are issue-based voters, and the issues most important to voters in Latino communities go beyond immigration. Trump and his campaign have made it clear that they do not understand the Latino communities, and, frankly, have engaged in racists attacks against Latinos for over a year at this point. It is not clear that any additional outreach by his camp will help him with these voters."

Read more: http://www.laopinion.com/2016/08/23/trump-ya-quemo-puentes-con-la-comunidad-latina-dicen-lideres-y-activistas-hispanos/

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Women's Wear Daily: "College Students Reveal the Beauty Products They’ll Wear on Campus"

08/22/2016

Women's Wear Daily: "College Students Reveal the Beauty Products They’ll Wear on Campus"

Photo: CollegeFashionista Megan Sharp.

. . . Gazing into a crystal ball, the Gurus see emerging lines and continued natural looks. “I think Milk Makeup will get more popular as it becomes more commercialized and mainstream,” predicted Megan Sharp from Pace University in New York City.

Read more: http://wwd.com/beauty-industry-news/beauty-features/college-students-reveal-the-beauty-products-theyll-wear-10511660/

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Thomson Reuters Foundation News: "Protecting the environment in Senegal? There's an app for that"

08/22/2016

Thomson Reuters Foundation News: "Protecting the environment in Senegal? There's an app for that"

Photo: Idriss Sall Diop and fellow students take part in an environmental app creation workshop in Dakar, Senegal, August 1, 2016. TRF/Emmanuelle Landais

. . . The three-day workshop, organised by the Goethe Institute and mJangale, a Senegalese after-school programme, aims to improve students' literacy, numeracy, and foreign language skills.

Christelle Scharff, co-founder of mJangale and professor of computer science at Pace University in New York, teaches participants to use MIT App Inventor - a drag-and-drop tool allowing users to create a basic phone app.

The students follow her every click on a computer screen projected on the wall.

"The goal is to introduce young people to computing, as well as to make them more knowledgeable about the environment," Scharff explained, walking between the groups to check their progress.

"So it's applying computing to something. We didn't want kids to just develop an app, but also to gain knowledge in another area."

Read more: http://news.trust.org/item/20160822063756-26fys/

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U.S. News & World Report: "4 Ways Social Media Can Help You Choose an Online Degree Program"

08/22/2016

U.S. News & World Report: "4 Ways Social Media Can Help You Choose an Online Degree Program"

. . . Engage with current online students and alumni: Features like Facebook groups and LinkedIn networks might be helpful, experts say.

"I think that's the most important thing for anybody – is to get a sense of how someone who's gone through the program or someone who's in the program, what's their opinion of it," says Catherine Dwyer, chair of information technology at Pace University's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, who researches social media.

Read more: http://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/articles/2016-08-18/4-ways-social-media-can-help-you-choose-an-online-degree-program

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New York Daily News: "Stephen Bannon hire shows Donald Trump's campaign plans on losing 'in the most destructive way possible'"

08/22/2016

New York Daily News: "Stephen Bannon hire shows Donald Trump's campaign plans on losing 'in the most destructive way possible'"

(Photo credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

. . . “Reorganization is an attempt to let Trump be Trump with some refinements,” said David Caputo, president emeritus and professor of Political Science at Pace University.

“We will have to see the tenor of the TV ads and the campaign behavior moving forward to see if a desire to win, which means — to broaden his appeal, wins out over ideology,” Caputo said.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/stephen-bannon-hire-shows-donald-trump-campaign-plans-losing-article-1.2759268

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Fast Company: "Set Sail As A High-Seas Solopreneur"

08/17/2016

Fast Company: "Set Sail As A High-Seas Solopreneur"

. . . According to U.S. Navy Commander (Ret.) and Pace University professor Andrew Coggins, staying connected on the open ocean is easier, thanks to the airline and cruise industries. Over the past 10–15 years, they've successfully lobbied the government to open up more satellite bandwidth to the commercial sector in order to offer passengers phone connectivity and Wi-Fi.

Read more: http://www.fastcompany.com/3062795/set-sail-as-a-high-seas-solopreneur

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Computerworld: "Trump's 'extreme' anti-terrorism vetting may be H-1B nightmare"

08/17/2016

Computerworld: "Trump's 'extreme' anti-terrorism vetting may be H-1B nightmare"

Photo: Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump holds up a sign during a campaign rally at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, on Aug. 10, 2016. Credit: Eric Thayer/Reuters

. . . Trump's plan to admit only people "who share our values and respect our people" didn't indicate how it would be applied. It also didn't say whether all visa holders -- visitor, H-1B and green card -- would be subject to an ideological litmus test.

And what is the correct answer to such a question about American values?

"The immigration system, as it currently stands, could not process additional vetting without creating backlogs and increasing wait times for applicants. At the same time, it is unclear how these policy changes would increase safety against a terrorist attack," said Lavariega-Monforti.

Read more: http://www.computerworld.com/article/3108584/it-outsourcing/trumps-extreme-anti-terrorism-vetting-may-be-h-1b-nightmare.html

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The Sentinel: "CV grad volunteering at Olympics proud to be an American"

08/15/2016

The Sentinel: "CV grad volunteering at Olympics proud to be an American"

A Cumberland Valley High School grad is getting closer to her dream of someday working full-time for the Olympics or Special Olympics.

Mechanicsburg native Carolyn Phillips is spending two weeks in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, volunteering at the 2016 Olympic Games where she works in press operations.

But this isn’t Phillips’ first experience with the Olympics — last year she volunteered at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games.

Since graduating from CV, Phillips has been studying political science — with a minor in nonprofit studies and history — at Pace University in New York City. She also interned with the Los Angeles bid committee for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as the Special Olympics New York and Special Olympics Southern California.

For a lifelong fan of the Olympics, getting to watch the action in person has been a “fantastic opportunity,” Phillips said.

 

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