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Daily News: "Trump in dead heat with Kasich in Ohio, but has ‘yuge’ lead in Florida over Rubio: polls"

03/14/2016

Daily News: "Trump in dead heat with Kasich in Ohio, but has ‘yuge’ lead in Florida over Rubio: polls"

. . . The Republican race to the nomination will become much clearer if Donald Trump wins both Florida and Ohio. It will not guarantee him victory, but the delegate math gets much harder for his opponents to solve,” David Caputo, president emeritus and professor of Political Science at Pace University, explained. “By the end of Tuesday the Republicans will have selected nearly 60% of their delegates. Who wins in Florida and Ohio will determine the probability of whether any candidate will receive a majority by the last contest in June.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-dead-heat-ohio-yuge-lead-fla-poll-article-1.2563063

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WPIX-TV: "Army veteran pursues business degree at Pace University thanks to scholarship"

03/11/2016

WPIX-TV: "Army veteran pursues business degree at Pace University thanks to scholarship"

Watch the video: http://pix11.com/2016/03/11/army-veteran-goes-for-business-degree-at-pace-university-thanks-to-scholarship/#

For veterans returning home after serving our country, finding a job can be tough, especially without the right education.

PIX11 wants to help ease the struggle of transitioning vets seeking higher education and has partnered with the Veterans Education Challenge (VEC), an organization dedicated to sending  U.S. military vets to college.  It 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.  The challenge is hosted on Crowdrise.com, and every dollar donated between Veterans Day 2015 and Veterans Day 2016 will be matched  dollar-for-dollar by the Richards up to $1 million.

Efforts to help these financially-strapped veterans are also being made by institutions like PACE University in Manhattan.  There are more than 300 veterans enrolled there this semester.

One of them is 49-year-old Richard Hallman, who after returning home in 2014 from serving our country for 6 years, had a very difficult time landing a job. He soon realized his job search would be easier with a college degree.

The married father who lives in Brooklyn, is now in his sophomore year at Pace University, going for his B.A. in business, with a major in finance.

PACE is providing Hallman with a 50 percent veterans tuition scholarship. That's in addition to the G.I. bill's 60 percent coverage.

"I wanted to learn more, do more, be more, so here I am now, going to school," Hallman said.

Hallman, a specialist in the U.S. Army Reserves, was deployed to Afghanistan in 2011. He was trained as a military police officer and assigned to the DFIP Detention Facility, about a mile from Bagram Airfield. Hallman said prison detainees rioted on a regular basis.

"There was always a chance you could get stabbed," Hallman said. "We were usually outnumbered, but because of the way we did things, we could control things pretty quickly."

 

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Downtown Express: "Tutor team: Local mom joins with university, developer to help kids"

03/11/2016

Downtown Express: "Tutor team: Local mom joins with university, developer to help kids"

Photo by Colin Mixson
Adults from left, Kubemas Tutoring Program founder Lugi Hernandez, Pace University director of school partnerships Patricia Kobetts, and Pace University professor Sharon Medow are surrounded by the precocious young scholars of the Kubemas Tutoring Program.

A mom in the Financial District single-handedly forged an unlikely alliance between Pace University and development company Howard Hughes that has borne fruit in the form of a novel tutoring program, which provides 25 youngsters ages 8–12 with free, one-on-one tutoring.

The new program not only helps kids prepare for the dreaded Common Core exams, but also gives undergraduates at Pace an opportunity to test their teaching skills — and gain a few extra school credits on the side.

“It’s a very wonderful win-win situation for all of us,” said Sharon Medow, a professor at Pace University’s School of Education.

Read more: http://www.downtownexpress.com/2016/03/10/tutor-team-local-mom-joins-with-university-developer-to-give-kids-extra-help/

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Daily News: "Key primary wins not adding enough delegates for Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders"

03/10/2016

New York Daily News: "Key primary wins not adding enough delegates for Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders"

Donald Trump has only a small lead in the delegate count despite big primary victories. Photo credit: CRISTOBAL HERRERA/EPA

. . . "Trump gets to the needed delegates by continuing to win and big wins in Ohio and Florida speeds up his journey," David Caputo, president emeritus and professor of Political Science at Pace University, summarized.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/key-primary-wins-not-adding-del...

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Wall Street Journal: "For Westchester Towns, a New Type of Energy Contract"

03/09/2016

Wall Street Journal: "For Westchester Towns, a New Type of Energy Contract"

. . . Karl Rábago, executive director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center at the Pace Law School, said other communities in New York will be watching how well the program works. “You get a better deal with a bigger purchase. That’s smart,” Mr. Rábago said.

ConEdison Solutions supplies renewable energy to over 25 community choice aggregation programs in Massachusetts and New Jersey. The Westchester program will be one of its largest aggregation contracts in terms of the number of customers, the company said. “We view this as a groundbreaking contract in New York state,” Sam Morgan, regional sales manager for ConEdison Solutions.

The municipalities are: the towns of Bedford, Greenburgh, Mamaroneck, Mount Kisco, New Castle, and Ossining; the villages of Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Ossining, Pelham, Pleasantville, Rye Brook, Tarrytown; and cities of New Rochelle and White Plains.

Read more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/for-westchester-towns-a-new-type-of-energy-contract-1457487622

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Daily News: "Sponsors begin to drop Maria Sharapova"

03/09/2016

Daily News: "Sponsors begin to drop Maria Sharapova"

. . . In 2015, Forbes estimated her endorsement earnings at $23 million. But it will take a lot to get that earning power back, says Larry Chiagouris, a professor of marketing at Pace University’s business school. “This is going to pretty much bring to an end for some time to come her ability to draw commercial sponsorships,” Chiagouris tells the Daily News. “That’s partly a function of her age. She’s at a later stage in her career where she’d have to come back and win championships to prove everyone wrong.”

Chiagouris, a former chairman of the Advertising Research Foundation, predicts sponsors will protect their brands by steering away from Sharapova unless she can win championships in the next few years. “They have so many options — so many younger up-and-coming, less expensive athletes. Why should they take a risk with her?” he says.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/more-sports/sponsors-drop-maria-sharap...

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International Innovation newsletter: "The world of STEM subjects is your oyster"

03/09/2016

International Innovation newsletter: "The world of STEM subjects is your oyster"

Engaging students with STEM subjects tends to be quite challenging. However, The STEM Collaboratory NYC™ at Pace University in the US is providing a practical solution. Dr Lauren Birney leads a city-wide collaboration emphasising the benefits of citizen science within restorative ecology to underrepresented students in the New York City Harbor

Read more: http://www.internationalinnovation.com/world-stem-subjects-oyster/?utm_s...

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RNN: "David Caputo President Emeritus and Professor of Political Science at Pace University in New York"

03/08/2016

RNN: "David Caputo President Emeritus and Professor of Political Science at Pace University in New York"

David A. Caputo, President Emeritus and Professor of Political Science at Pace University, appeared on RNN to discuss Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDlBj3UVBeA

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Inc.: "4 Moves You Must Make to Create a Billion-Dollar Company"

03/07/2016

Inc.: "4 Moves You Must Make to Create a Billion-Dollar Company"

. . .  Bruce Bachenheimer, a clinical professor of management at Pace University, agrees with the researchers that the economic environment has changed dramatically for entrepreneurs, making it much more difficult for young companies to form and grow. One key reason is the decimation of savings and home ownership rates, which both provided much-needed financing to startups in prior decades.

"[The declining rate of entrepreneurship] has to do with the financial crisis, wage stagnation, and housing price declines since 2008, and it has to do with the erosion of the middle class," Bachenheimer says.

Read more: http://www.inc.com/jeremy-quittner/four-important-traits-the-fastest-growing-startups-all-share.html

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Houston Chronicle: "Outsiders rending Republican Party in Texas too"

03/07/2016

Houston Chronicle: "Outsiders rending Republican Party in Texas too"

. . . "Tea party groups have been very effective at controlling low-turnout primaries in Texas and other states, and if they support Trump that could be the beginning of a more permanent morphing that could change politics," said David A. Caputo, a noted political science professor and president emeritus at New York's Pace University. "The question is, if Trump does not get the nomination, where do his supporters go?"

Read more: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Outsiders-rending-Republican-Party-in-Texas-too-6872881.php

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