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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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WPIX: "University helps Army Reservist transition from combat to classroom"

08/15/2016

WPIX: "University helps Army Reservist transition from combat to classroom"

Watch the video: http://pix11.com/2016/08/12/university-helps-army-reservist-transition-from-combat-to-classroom/

NEW YORK — For many returning veterans, getting a college education is a priority. But paying for it isn’t always easy.

That’s why PIX11 has partnered with the Veterans Education Challenge (VEC). It’s an organization dedicated to sending U.S. military vets to college, and provides them with needed scholarships that the GI Bill does not cover.

VEC founders, Avis and Bruce Richards, started the “Veterans Education $1 Million Matching Challenge” to help fund higher education for returning veterans.

Every dollar donated between Veterans Day 2015 and Veterans Day 2016 will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Richards up to one million dollars.

We share the story of U.S. Army Reservist Jonathan Rosario who appreciates college not only for the knowledge he has gained in his chosen field of information technology, but also for how it has helped him with post traumatic stress.

Rosario had been suffering from PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The symptoms surfaced when he returned home following a four year active duty tour in the military.

“I didn’t really communicate with a lot of people cause I felt like I didn’t have anything in common with them,“ the 30-year-old man from Staten Island said. “I kept to myself, quiet, only did what I had to do.”

The attacks on Sept. 11, and his father, a police captain who worked tirelessly in the recovery effort at Ground Zero, motivated Jonathan to join the U.S. Army years later.

“I just wanted to be a part of something that was bigger than myself,” he said.

Jonathan had two years of college under his belt when he enlisted in the army as an infantryman with the 101st Airborne Division. He was deployed to Afghanistan for nine months, and among other duties, helped train the Afghan National Army in security.

Soon after his service ended in 2014, Jonathan enrolled at Pace University where he spoke weekly to a social worker for his PTSD.

“I was able to talk to him about how I felt. It was easier for me. That’s what helped me in the transition, to going to those meetings and being with veterans at school,” he said.

School is something Jonathan does not take for granted. He’s pursuing a bachelor’s degree in information technology, with a concentration in cybersecurity. His education is 100 percent covered by the post 9/11 G.I. Bill.

“My education, being financed by the government, allowed me to get opportunities I wouldn’t have gotten before I was in the military,” he said.

Watch the video: http://pix11.com/2016/08/12/university-helps-army-reservist-transition-from-combat-to-classroom/

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New York Daily News: "Donald Trump losing support of Republicans in unprecedented totals as his wild comments drive them to back Hillary Clinton"

08/15/2016

New York Daily News: "Donald Trump losing support of Republicans in unprecedented totals as his wild comments drive them to back Hillary Clinton"

Donald Trump's reckless behavior has Republicans running for the hills. (Photo credit: Evan Vucci/AP)

. . . "It's very unlikely Pence would disavow his running mate," David Caputo, president emeritus and professor of Political Science at Pace University, told The News.

"Ryan still could, but it would take a lot more to do so," he said. "And given that he didn't after Trump's Second Amendment snafu, I'm not sure what it would actually take."

Ironically, Caputo added, there is an off-chance that a mass Republican migration to Clinton — so far, only a handful have said openly they'll vote for the Democratic nominee — could actually hurt the former secretary of state.

"Her campaign must be careful," he said. "Active support of Republican voters may raise issues with progressives and former Sanders supporters," Caputo added, before hinting that an unforeseen event — perhaps a terror attack, a stock market plunge or, unlikely as it is, a Trump exit from the race — could still further shake up voters' allegiances.

"Will something happen between now and Nov. 8 for those Republican voters to abandon Clinton for third party candidates, or to not vote or to even go back to the Republican Party?" he suggested.

"The only thing we really know about this race is that it's unconventional," Caputo added. "So expect the unexpected."

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-sends-unprecedented-numbers-gop-fleeing-clinton-article-1.2751000

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Newsday: "Gary Johnson tries to qualify for Hofstra presidential debate"

08/15/2016

Newsday: "Gary Johnson tries to qualify for Hofstra presidential debate"

Photo: Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson talks to a crowd of supporters on Aug. 6, 2015, during a rally in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Credit: Getty Images / George Frey)

. . . Third-party candidates have made little impact over the last century in American presidential elections.

The most successful such candidates over the past four decades peaked in the summer before Election Day, only to fade by November — often because voters don’t want to “waste” a vote on a candidate who is unlikely to win, said Pace University political scientist David Caputo.

Read more: http://www.newsday.com/long-island/gary-johnson-faces-critical-period-in-presidential-race-1.12170882

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McClatchyDC: "Expect Clinton’s emails to be released for years to come"

08/12/2016

McClatchyDC: "Expect Clinton’s emails to be released for years to come"

Photo: Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton checks her BlackBerry from a desk on a C-17 military plane during her flight to Tripoli, Libya, on Oct. 18, 2011. Kevin Lamarque AP

. . . Darren Hayes, an expert in computer forensics who’s a cybersecurity professor at Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, said that to see all of Clinton’s emails would require access to her personal server and all other devices that were used to store her emails.

Read more: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/election/article95177252.html

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Crain's New York Business: "Recent college grads face a tough job market"

08/11/2016

Crain's New York Business: "Recent college grads face a tough job market"

. . . "Companies are seeing their intern pool as a pipeline of talent as opposed to the good, old-fashioned way of going on campus and recruiting," said Helene Cruz, director of career counseling at Pace University. "While [campus recruitment] does happen, it doesn't happen like it used to."

Cruz's career-counseling team now advises students to get started early, encouraging aspiring professionals to begin building their résumés as soon as freshman year. Roughly 62% of recent grads have internship or work-study experience, a percentage that's held steady during the past four years. "You have to take advantage of all you can," said Cruz, who has been working at Pace for more than 14 years. "You can't wait until your junior or senior year to land your first internship."

Read more: http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20160810/PROFESSIONAL_SERVICES/160819988/new-york-based-ceos-increasingly-wary-of-hiring-recent-college-grads

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San Francisco Chronicle: "What did The Donald mean and when did he mean it?"

08/11/2016

San Francisco Chronicle: "What did The Donald mean and when did he mean it?"

Photo: Associated Press. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, left, and Republican presidential candidate Donal Trump in these 2016 file photos. Clinton and Trump offer voters distinct choices this fall on issues that shape everyday lives. Actual ideas are in play, as difficult as it can be to see them through the surreal layers of the 2016 presidential campaign. But decisions to be made by President Trump or President Clinton are going to matter to home and hearth. (AP Photo)

. . . as Pace University political science Professor David Caputo told the San Francisco Chronicle, small tweaks are OK, but if the commission dumps its rules to accommodate a low-polling Johnson, “I think it would be very difficult” to say no to Trump’s demands for, say, time slots that are likely to draw top ratings or “fair” moderators.

Meanwhile, if you want Johnson on the stage with Clinton and Trump, stay by your phone. You never know when a pollster might call.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/saunders/article/What-did-The-Donald-mean-and-when-did-he-mean-it-9135230.php

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Washington Times: "Facebook begins bypassing ad-blockers as software dents social network’s profits"

08/10/2016

Washington Times: "Facebook begins bypassing ad-blockers as software dents social network’s profits"

Photo by: Jeff Chiu. In this June 11, 2014, file photo, a man walks past a mural in an office on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook is taking an aggressive new tack that blocks ad blockers on the desktop version of its service, insisting that well-made, relevant ads can be "useful." At the same time, the world's biggest social media company says it is giving users easier ways to decide what types of ads they want to see. Unless, of course, the answer is "none." (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

. . . “Facebook dominates social media because it has delivered a valued service to its users. But with its initiative to deliver ads to people who may not want to see the ads, Facebook is gambling with the relationship it has with its users,” Larry Chiagouris, a professor of marketing at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York, said Wednesday in a statement to The Washington Times. 

“For a variety of reasons, Facebook will likely walk back this effort or modify it in such a way that users will continue to have control of their desktops,” Mr. Chiagouris said. “If Facebook does not do so, competitive forces will work in such a way to force it to do so.”

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/aug/10/facebook-begins-bypassing-ad-blockers-software-sta/

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New York Daily News: "Silence by Trump adds to buzz that mogul could actually skip presidential debates — and if he does it would be ‘disastrous’ for his already flailing campaign"

08/09/2016

New York Daily News: "Silence by Trump adds to buzz that mogul could actually skip presidential debates — and if he does it would be ‘disastrous’ for his already flailing campaign"

Donald Trump has failed to respond to repeated questions about whether he would participate. (Evan Vucci/AP)

A refusal by Donald Trump to participate in the presidential debates this fall would mark another bizarre and unprecedented move by the unusual nominee — but unlike some of his past unorthodox steps, experts say it would almost certainly destroy what little chance he could have left at winning the White House.

The Trump camp remained silent Tuesday amid growing buzz that the GOP nominee could very well sit out the trio of presidential debates, scheduled to take place starting in September, and the existence of which are a long-held custom in White House races.

And while the mogul's "behavior on the fall debates is consistent with his earlier conduct," explained David Caputo, president emeritus and professor of political science at Pace University, "for him not to appear would be disastrous for many reasons."

"One, the American public uses the debates to finalize their choices and also some make their decision based on the debates, two, he would miss the opportunity to have his largest audience and, three, he would have the opportunity to directly confront Secretary Clinton on her record and policy positions," Caputo told the Daily News.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-silence-debates-adds-buzz-skip-article-1.2744161

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E-Commerce Times: "Walmart Pursues Amazon at Jet Speed"

08/09/2016

E-Commerce Times: "Walmart Pursues Amazon at Jet Speed"

. . . Traditional stores of all kinds face the same challenge, noted Larry Chiagouris, professor of marketing at the Lubin School of Business at Pace University in New York.

What that amounts to, he told the E-Commerce Times, is "to keep prices competitive with Amazon while offering the personalized attention consumers have come to expect inside a retail store."

Read more: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83780.html

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