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NPR: "The Brian Lehrer Show: Affirmative Action and the Value of Diversity"

08/04/2017

NPR: "The Brian Lehrer Show: Affirmative Action and the Value of Diversity"

The New York Times reported that the Trump administration plans to investigate and then sue "suing universities over affirmative action admissions policies deemed to discriminate against white applicants." Marvin Krislov is the new president of Pace University after 10 years at Oberlin College. He was general counsel at the University of Michigan at the time of the Grutter v. Bollinger case concerning affirmative action. Krislov shares his thoughts on the college admissions process and the criteria for evaluating prospective students.          

Listen to the podcast of the interview on NPR or on Pace Media Space

 

 

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Daily Voice: "Class Is In Session For Pace University's Newest President"

08/04/2017

Daily Voice: "Class Is In Session For Pace University's Newest President"

NEW YORK -- For most students, the first day of school is still weeks away. However, preparations for the upcoming semester are already underway at Pace University, as the school's incoming president, Marvin Krislov, begins his presidency this month.

Having come to Pace after serving as president of Oberlin College for the past 10 years, Krislov, 56, succeeds Stephen J. Friedman, 78, who announced in February 2016 that he planned to step down after 13 years with Pace, including the last 10 as president.

“I am honored to be chosen to lead Pace University during this exciting period of growth and revitalization as the university advances its position as one of the nation’s foremost institutions in fostering the leaders of tomorrow,” said Krislov. “Pace’s commitment to access and pathways to success for students inspires me."   

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Pace University President Marvin Krislov Arrives on Campus for First Official Day

08/01/2017

Pace University President Marvin Krislov Arrives on Campus for First Official Day

NEW YORK, NY, August 1, 2017 — Marvin Krislov arrived on campus in Lower Manhattan Tuesday morning for his first official day as Pace University’s eighth president. Entering the courtyard at One Pace Plaza for the first time as president of the University, Krislov was greeted by enthusiastic students, faculty, and staff. He is scheduled to be on Pace’s Westchester Campus on Thursday.

Marvin Krislov, 56, succeeds Stephen J. Friedman, 78, who announced in February 2016 that he planned to step down after 13 years with Pace, including the last 10 as president.

“I am honored to be chosen to lead Pace University during this exciting period of growth and revitalization as the University advances its position as one of the nation’s foremost institutions in fostering the leaders of tomorrow,” President Krislov said. “Pace’s commitment to access and pathways to success for students inspires me. I look forward to working with a community of scholars and leaders who are dedicated to academic excellence and who have such a powerful impact on so many lives.”

Krislov comes to Pace after a transformational 10 years leading Oberlin College. During his leadership, Oberlin became more inclusive, strengthened its academic programs, improved student outcomes, created new career opportunities for faculty and staff, expanded fundraising and alumni participation, and improved its campus facilities.

Krislov also led the most successful comprehensive fundraising campaign in Oberlin’s history. Its $250 million target was achieved 18 months ahead of schedule, raising a total of $318 million, and dramatically boosting alumni participation.

While serving as president of Oberlin, Krislov continued to teach and be active in public service. He taught advanced courses every semester on aspects of law and public policy. In November 2009, he was appointed to the advisory board of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Through his writings, speeches and public appearances, and his service to the NEH, Krislov raised Oberlin’s international and national profile.

Prior to Oberlin, Krislov was at the University of Michigan, where he had served as vice president and general counsel since 1998. During his tenure there, he led the University of Michigan’s legal defense of admission policies that recognize the importance of student diversity, which prevailed in a major 2003 Supreme Court decision.

Krislov served in the U.S. Department of Labor as acting solicitor from 1997–1998 and for two years before that as deputy solicitor of national operations. He took the position in the department after serving as associate counsel in the Office of Counsel to the President.

Krislov earned a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Yale University in 1982, and was named a Rhodes Scholar. He earned master’s degrees at the University of Oxford and Yale, and in 1988 earned a juris doctor degree from Yale Law School, where he was editor of the Yale Law Journal.

More information on Krislov is available at www.pace.edu/president.

About Pace University: Since 1906, Pace has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in Lower Manhattan and Westchester County, NY, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its College of Health Professions, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Lubin School of Business, School of Education, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

 

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E-Commerce Times: "FTC to Take a Gander at Amazon's Discount Pricing Practices"

07/26/2017

E-Commerce Times: "FTC to Take a Gander at Amazon's Discount Pricing Practices"

. . . "The point of the Internet is that somewhere, from some source, most products are available at a wide variety of prices which may not remain in place for a long time but are meant to be simply a traffic generator," noted Larry Chiagouris, a professor of marketing at Pace Universlty's Lubin School of Business.

"It's possible that the price did exist but only for a brief amount of time," he told The E-Commerce Times.

It is "essential to change prices frequently to stay up with competition and demand," Chiagouris pointed out. "Going forward, we're going to see prices gyrating even more to fit the moment of demand."

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Associated Press: "Chipotle Says Employee Worked While Ill at Va. Location"

07/26/2017

Associated Press: "Chipotle Says Employee Worked While Ill at Va. Location"

. . . Larry Chiagouris, a professor of marketing at Pace University, noted that the chain will be closely watched and held accountable for any mistakes.

"If somebody gets sick after eating at a Chipotle, they're going to be more likely to think it's Chipotle," he said.

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Huffington Post: "Listen Up"

07/24/2017

Huffington Post: "Listen Up"

Photo: Brock Blomberg (left) and Marvin Krislov

The following was co-written by Marvin Krislov, the incoming president of Pace University in New York City and president emeritus of Oberlin College, and Brock Blomberg, president of Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa.

On the surface, two college presidents with deep roots in the liberal arts are quite similar.

One recently led Oberlin College—a liberal arts institution of 3,000 students located southwest of Cleveland—for a decade; the other is entering the third year of his presidency at Ursinus College—a liberal arts college of 1,600 students located in the suburbs northwest of Philadelphia. Both championed new strategic plans reinforcing the institutions’ existing strengths while developing new capabilities.

On the other hand, we’ve had life experiences viewed through very different lenses: a Democrat of Jewish faith who hails from Kentucky and served in Bill Clinton’s administration in the White House Counsel’s Office and Labor Department; and a moderate Republican raised in a conservative, Christian household in Texas who served in George W. Bush’s administration as a member of the Council of Economic Advisors.

This enumeration of similarities and differences could culminate, like Casablanca, with the “beginning of a beautiful friendship.” When we met at a recent conference in Rome, co-sponsored by the American Association of Colleges and Universities and the Council of Europe, neither our similarities nor our differences proved the primary aspect of our interaction.

What mattered most was the experience of listening across those differences. We believe such listening is a pre-condition for mutual understanding.

The conference focused on the topic of “Higher Education for Diversity, Social Inclusion, and Community: A Democratic Imperative.” This topic is broad, yet concerns us both as leaders in higher education.

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Financial Times: "Trump hires smooth-talking ‘Mooch’ to fix image"

07/24/2017

Financial Times: "Trump hires smooth-talking ‘Mooch’ to fix image"

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. . . David Caputo, a politics professor at Pace University in New York, said the appointment of Mr Scaramucci was “not likely to resolve the messaging differences nor the tension between the president and the press”.

But he said that it would probably give Mr Trump “greater confidence and trust that his message will be heard and is being crafted by someone with undeniable loyalty to him”.

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Autism Global News: "Supporting College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders"

07/24/2017

Autism Global News: "Supporting College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders"

Colleges at present are responding to a brand new era of scholars — academically certified, and matriculating with a incapacity — autism spectrum issues. This video presents methods and strategies which have proved profitable in supporting college students with ASD, within the OASIS program at Pace University in NYC.

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World Journal: "「研究10億牡蠣」華裔女孩大數據分析"

07/24/2017

Pace University’s Fifth Annual Summer “STEM Collaboratory NYC™ Camp”

High school students presented the data science projects they have been working on at Pace University’s Fifth Annual Summer “STEM Collaboratory NYC™ Camp” on Friday, July 21.

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U.S. News & World Report: "Bottom-Line Politics"

07/21/2017

U.S. News & World Report: "Bottom-Line Politics"

. . . as the political has gotten more personal under Trump, so have corporations. Nordstrom dropped Ivanka Trump's clothing line, drawing an angry tweet ("Terrible!") from the new president. It was purely a bottom-line business decision, the retailer said, but it would not have been done, experts say, if the company thought a backlash would be more detrimental to sales. Not satisfied with merely fighting the policy change on climate change, Tesla's Elon Musk and Disney's Robert Iger got in Trump's face and off of his advisory team, resigning from the president's Strategic and Policy Forum.

Reebok's not-so-veiled criticism of the president was calculated, too, marketing specialists say, with the equation being that defending women would help sales more than chastising the president would damage them. "Companies are constantly looking to build their brand or relationships with consumers. You really can't be all things to all people. You really have to have a definitive persona," says Larry Chiagouris, a marketing professor at Pace University's Lubin School of Business.

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