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New York Times: "America’s Great Working-Class Colleges"

01/18/2017

New York Times: "America’s Great Working-Class Colleges"

According to a study by The Equality of Opportunity Project, Pace ranks second on the list of "colleges ranked by percent of students from the bottom fifth of the income distribution who end up in the top three-fifths."

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Also read the Fiscal Times article, "Ranking the Schools that Turn Poor Kids into Wealthy Ones"

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Computerworld: "Obamacare repeal could hurt the gig economy"

01/18/2017

Computerworld: "Obamacare repeal could hurt the gig economy"

. . . Older workers, said Bruce Bachenheimer, a professor of management and executive director of the Entrepreneurship Lab at Pace University, need health insurance. These are workers with the industry experience, contacts and ability to start a business. But access to health insurance, especially if they or a family member could be turned down because of a pre-existing condition, can play a major role in whether or not to start a business.

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Westchester County Business Journal: "SBA and Pace host small business lending panel"

01/18/2017

Westchester County Business Journal: "SBA and Pace host small business lending panel"

The U.S. Small Business Administration and Pace University Small Business Development Center will host a Meet the Small Business Bankers panel and one-on-one sessions with business lenders on Jan. 26 at the Pace Manhattan campus.

The free event will run from 9 a.m. to noon in the Bianco Room at 1 Pace Plaza. A one-hour panel discussion, moderated by SBA District Director Beth Goldberg, will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Participating lenders include TD Bank, Santander, Northfield Bank and Flushing Bank.

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Express (Washington Post): "Hot or not? These four pieces of art illustrate beauty standards of eras past."

01/12/2017

Express (Washington Post): "Hot or not? These four pieces of art illustrate beauty standards of eras past."

Beauty standards are so fickle, we’ve seen major shifts in just the past 30 years — from voluptuous, sporty ’80s supermodels to ’90s waifs and on to impossibly curvy Kim Kardashian types today.

If you take an even longer view, to a time when painters and sculptors — rather than photographers — captured and disseminated beauty ideals, taste starts to look even more arbitrary, says Pace University art history professor Janetta Benton, who will discuss Western artists’ idea of sexiness during Saturday’s day-long Smithsonian Associates class “Changing Ideals of Physical Beauty in Art: The Mystique of the Chic Physique.”

“Lucky is the person who was born in the right time in history when they were proclaimed the paradigm of beauty,” Benton says. “If you don’t like what you look like now, you can take consolation in the fact that you would have been considered wonderful at some point in the past or will be in the future.”

Read more in Express, The Washington Post's free daily.

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Variety: "Donald Trump’s Feud With CNN Threatens to Set Dangerous Precedent"

01/11/2017

Variety: "Donald Trump’s Feud With CNN Threatens to Set Dangerous Precedent"

. . . “Soon-to-be President Trump has made it clear he feels the media is biased. It remains to be seen if the only penalty for incurring his ire is to deny a question,” said David Caputo, a professor of political science at Pace University in New York. “Looking forward, President Trump and the media will likely have a contentious relationship. How contentious remains to be seen.”

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CNN: "Trump news conference takes on new significance"

01/11/2017

CNN: "Trump news conference takes on new significance"

. . . "I would be very surprised if there is any change in his demeanor," said David Caputo, a specialist on the Presidency at Pace University, New York. "Look at what he has done since the election. There has not been any change. If there is going to be a change, I would expect that it would happen after the inauguration, and after he is convinced it is not going to work."
 
Caputo argued Trump will likely reason that he was elected to challenge the political system and establishment and that he would therefore see little reason to honor conventions in Washington.
 
"This is going to be an individual who is convinced that he is correct that the old system is corrupt and has to be changed. I think he will use the news conference accordingly," Caputo said.
 
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Politico: "White House win provides a stimulus for the Trump brand"

01/10/2017

Politico: "White House win provides a stimulus for the Trump brand"

. . . “As hard as it is for us in the U.S. to appreciate this, the Trump brand is a global brand,” said Larry Chiagouris, professor of marketing at Pace University. “I can assure you more people will be aware of Donald Trump and the Trump brand than ever before.”

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Boston Herald: "Donald Trump auto plan needs test drive"

01/10/2017

Boston Herald: "Donald Trump auto plan needs test drive"

. . . Professor John James, chairman emeritus at Pace University’s Center for Global Governance, Reporting, and Regulation, said he believes Trump will be a boon for the auto industry.

“If Donald Trump is sincere in carrying out the policies he has proposed — tax restructuring and forming bridges between government business and unions — he will be a great president for the auto industry,” he said. “His policies indicate that he will bridge this gap.”

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Corporate Counsel: "Ex-Compliance Official Arrested in Spreading VW Emissions Scandal"

01/10/2017

Corporate Counsel: "Ex-Compliance Official Arrested in Spreading VW Emissions Scandal"

Oliver Schmidt, the head of Volkswagen Group’s U.S. regulatory compliance office during its emissions cheating scandal, not only knew about the cheat device but told management executives in Germany about it and was directed to continue the scheme, according a complaint made public after Schmidt’s arrest this weekend in Florida.

The criminal complaint against him, unsealed in U.S. District Court in Detroit Monday, accuses him of taking part in a conspiracy to defraud the U.S., committing wire fraud, and violating the U.S. Clean Air Act.

Schmidt, from Germany, is considered a flight risk and was held without bond after making an initial appearance Monday in U.S. District Court in Miami. He will face a hearing Thursday to remove him to Detroit where he can be fully arraigned, unless the two sides agree to his removal before then.

He was represented at his court appearance Monday by John Couriel of white-collar boutique Kobre & Kim, and David Massey of New York’s Richards Kibbe & Orbe. Massey, who is leading Schmidt’s defense, is a former assistant U.S. Attorney in Manhattan.

Professor John James, founder and chairman emeritus of the Center for Global Governance, Reporting and Regulation at Pace University, says it is the first U.S. criminal charge he is aware of against a compliance officer outside the financial industry.

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The Hill's Pundits Blog: "In a US-China trade war, these are America's best options"

01/09/2017

The Hill's Pundits Blog: "In a US-China trade war, these are America's best options"

"It’s no secret that Donald Trump thinks China is ripping America off," writes Narendra C. Bhandari, Ph.D., a professor of management at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. "He has labeled Chinese trade practices as abusive and unfair. He holds China responsible for stealing American jobs. Engaging in a trade war with China should be avoided at all costs, but the U.S. has several options to renegotiate and rewrite trade agreements with China to protect American interests, and even promote economic and political stability.

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