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Baltimore Sun: "Lawyers see opportunity in Justice Department report on Baltimore Police"

08/17/2016

Baltimore Sun: "Lawyers see opportunity in Justice Department report on Baltimore Police"

Photo: Vanita Gupta, right, of the U.S. Department of Justice talks about the findings of an investigation into the Baltimore Police Department as police Commissioner Kevin Davis, City Council president Bernard C. Jack Young and Comptroller Joan Pratt listen during a news conference at City Hall. (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)

. . . The goal of a federal consent decree is to fix structural policy issues, not to address individual claims brought by private citizens, said Randolph M. McLaughlin, a civil rights attorney in New York and professor at the Pace University law school.

"That has to be done by individual lawyers," McLaughlin said.

But McLaughlin said the findings could still bolster legal arguments of people with civil claims against Baltimore police.

"I certainly would use it as a civil rights lawyer, as evidence that the city had a policy of either violating constitutional rights of African-Americans, or being deliberately indifferent to those violations," McLaughlin said.

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/doj-report/bs-md-ci-doj-report-lawsuits-20160815-story.html

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NBC News: "Why Obama Likely Won't Be Able to Close Guantanamo"

08/17/2016

NBC News: "Why Obama Likely Won't Be Able to Close Guantanamo"

Photo: A shackled detainee clutching paperwork is escorted by two gloved U.S. Military personnel to an Annual Review Board Hearing in Camp Delta detention facility on Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba in 2006. Brennan Linsley / AP file

Though President Barack Obama's administration has moved at a steady clip to transfer detainees from Guantanamo Bay, he will likely fall short on his hotly-debated plan to close the detention facility before leaving office.

The reasons, international law experts say are complicated and include congressional opposition to transferring any detainees to U.S. soil and difficulties in finding a host country for roughly 20 detainees eligible for transfer.

"What it means is that a system of indefinite detention will continue as a blight on our human rights record," said Thomas McDonnell, an international law professor at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University and the author of "The United States, International Law and the Struggle against Terrorism."

Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/why-obama-likely-won-t-be-able-close-guantanamo-n632176

 

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Associated Press: "Police Chief Was Surprised by Violence After Fatal Shooting"

08/16/2016

Associated Press: "Police Chief Was Surprised by Violence After Fatal Shooting"

. . . Randolph McLaughlin, a Pace University law professor and a civil rights attorney, questioned how Milwaukee leaders could have expected the streets to stay quiet on Saturday night given the national debate about law enforcement and race.

"For a mayor to say everything's fine (and) we just killed somebody, that's turning a blind eye to his town," McLaughlin said.

He said Mayor Tom Barrett should have reached out to residents and community leaders and asked, "What do we need to do to make sure your community is safe?" McLaughlin said. "He needs to stay on the job."

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/person-shot-milwaukee-protest-repeat-riots-41387735

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Westchester County Business Journal: "With $100 million project, Pace University consolidates Westchester presence"

08/11/2016

Westchester County Business Journal: "With $100 million project, Pace University consolidates Westchester presence"

Pace University will complete construction this fall on a $100 million renovation of its Pleasantville campus, designed to consolidate its Westchester presence and provide the university with a more residential feel.

Construction started in 2013 on the project, funded by $98 million in tax-exempt municipal bonds from the Westchester Local Development Corp.

When Pace finishes the three-year construction process and welcomes students to campus in the fall, it will do so with a larger student body living on campus and more programs, many of which were transferred from the school’s Briarcliff Manor campus at 235 Elm Road.

“The main goal of the master plan was to consolidate programs at the Briarcliff campus and bring them over to the Pleasantville campus,” said Aisha Moyla, director of administration and communications at Pace.

That means 750 bed spaces were created with two new, four-story residence halls on the campus on Bedford Road in Pleasantville. The 125,000-square-foot Alumni Hall, the first new residence hall, opened in September 2015. The other new dorm, the 96,000-square-foot Elm Hall, will open this fall.

The new residence halls feature 24-hour security, multiple study lounges and classroom space and semi-private bathrooms. Alumni Hall even has a small Starbucks kiosk location.

The new space has allowed the school to move 565 students from its 37-acre Briarcliff campus to Pleasantville. The Briarcliff campus was put up for sale, along with Pace’s Lubin Graduate Center in White Plains. A sale for Briarcliff is pending and the White Plains campus sold in April.

The number of students living on campus total has increased by 150, according to Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo, associate vice president and dean for students at Pace. That puts the amount of residential students on campus at about 1,350 for the fall semester.

“We were seeing more students wanting to be on campus, especially first- year students, so the percentage has increased,” Bardill Moscaritolo said.

Read more: http://westfaironline.com/81218/with-100-million-project-pace-university-consolidates-westchester-presence/

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Journal News: "Former Scarsdale coaches speak out after firings"

08/11/2016

Journal News: "Former Scarsdale coaches speak out after firings"

Brendan Curran, the former Scarsdale varsity lacrosse coach, talks to his team as the played against John F. Kennedy High School May 15, 2004. Curran resigned from his second term as Scarsdale boys' lacrosse coach last week. (Photo: The Journal News File Photo)

. . . “Although it can be very frustrating for parents and students, there is no law that requires school board officials to provide the reasons for a personnel decision,” said Emily Gold Waldman, a professor of Law and associate dean at Pace University. “In fact, there are often legal restrictions pertaining to the confidentiality of personnel matters that preclude them from doing so.”

Read more: http://www.lohud.com/story/sports/high-school/2016/08/09/exclusive-former-scarsdale-coaches-speak-out-after-firings/88481152/
 

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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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Philadelphia Inquirer: "PHL passengers caught in Delta tech glitch"

08/08/2016

Philadelphia Inquirer: "PHL passengers caught in Delta tech glitch"

Photo: Delta airline name tags are seen at Delta terminal in JFK Airport in New York, July 30, 2008. REUTERS/Joshua Lott/File Photo

. . . "It's the perfect storm for Delta. Monday morning is the jumping off point for many road warriors so there are not a lot of spare seats on the competition," said Pace University business professor Andrew O. Coggins Jr., who teaches international management, hospitality and tourism management. "Delta will be lucky if they get caught up by Friday."

Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20160809_PHL_passengers_caught_in_Delta_tech_glitch.html

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Playbill: "A Day In the Life of a Broadway Intern"

08/08/2016

Playbill: "A Day In the Life of a Broadway Intern"

Kira Jones
Theatre Operations Intern at Jujamcyn Theaters.

Jones is a rising junior at Pace University, studying Arts and Entertainment Management.

What is a typical day like for you?
Jones: Theatre operations is really unique in that you get to work in the office, but you also get to work for the shows. Today for example, I got in the office at 12:00, but by 12:30 I was at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre to do something we call a “walk-in,” which is when I will go to one of our theatres and act as an assistant house manager. That’s been my favorite part because you get the practical customer service experience, and you get to meet all the patrons who come through the theatre—they could be celebrating an anniversary or even coming to their first Broadway show. At the office, one of the main things I do is coordinate lost and found.

What is the Jujamcyn office like?
Jones: We are right above the St. James Theatre where Something Rotten! currently plays. When you walk into our office, you have to walk through a hallway, which is next to the stage. During the matinees, you’ll see actors in their Renaissance clothing crossing through, or changing or sitting in the hallway waiting to go on stage. I remember Brian d’Arcy James would share candy with us. Depending on where you are in the office, you can hear the music from the show.

Read more: http://www.playbill.com/article/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-broadway-intern

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WCBS 880: "Summer Program Teaches Teens How To Hack It In Cybersecurity"

08/08/2016

WCBS 880: "Summer Program Teaches Teens How To Hack It In Cybersecurity"

Pace University hosts a program that's training the next generation of data defenders (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — It’s not every day you hear about a summer camp sponsored in part by the National Security Agency.

There’s no sports, but maybe a little espionage in GenCyber, a unique program at Pace University that introduces high school teachers and students to the ever-evolving field of cybersecurity.

The NSA is looking for the next generation of data defenders.

Listen to the story: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/08/08/nsa-cybersecurity-summer-school-program/

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