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Co.Exist: "A New York High School Is Using Oysters In Its Curriculum—And To Protect The City's Coastline"

08/31/2016

Co.Exist: "A New York High School Is Using Oysters In Its Curriculum—And To Protect The City's Coastline"

[Photo: New York Harbor School]

. . . For Murray Fisher, the school's founder, the Billion Oyster Project’s devotion to marine skills made it a compelling partner for the Harbor School. It amounts to learning the shape and shifts of the seafloor, navigating ships to drop cages of shells, watching what happens to those shells and designing new ways to support the habitat.

Fisher now believes students can do more than strengthen the harbor's ecosystem—they can also strengthen the laws that govern the harbor. Fisher is working with John Cronin, an activist who pushed many of the cleanup and protection laws that restored the Hudson River in the 1970s and 1980s. Cronin, who now teaches a class in policy writing to undergraduates at Pace University, is working with the Harbor School and the Billion Oyster Project on a plan through which Cronin’s college students would embed on Governors Island during their class. They would mentor Harbor School students—and together, all the young people would write policy proposals.

The threat looming over all this work is climate change, which could devastate New York’s coastline and shift budgets to emergency repairs rather than long-term habitat restoration. Fisher worries that his mission to train kids for careers protecting the aquatic ecosystem can only go so far with limited resources. And all sorts of disturbances can upend kids as they go through college and into the workforce.

For now, Cronin counters that the students’ confidence can spread through partnerships, and through the Billion Oyster Project, to many other places. He talks about using future grant money to create a "virtual town hall" of waterfront activists. He says students he met at graduation, talk convincingly about having gained a devotion to the harbor. If he’s right, the technical waterfront skills kids learn on Governors Island can help them navigate the much stormier course of working and commuting and paying taxes in a stressed climate.

Read more: https://www.fastcoexist.com/3062501/a-new-york-high-school-is-using-oysters-in-its-curriculum-and-to-protect-the-citys-coastline

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China Daily: "Hot topic"

08/30/2016

China Daily: "Hot topic"

More than 20 million children aged 10 and under are using the internet in China, sparking calls from experts for a content rating system.

. . . "A content rating system would pose a threat to freedom of speech. Teaching children how to use the internet wisely is the real solution."

Wu Haoxi, student at Pace University in New York

 

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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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