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Playbill: "In the Era of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Why College Performers Are Becoming Songwriters, Too"

02/08/2016

Playbill: "In the Era of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Why College Performers Are Becoming Songwriters, Too"

Being a triple-threat is no longer enough. If you're not booking work, why not create your own? Singer-dancer-actors at Pace University are being pushed to their limits, and what started as a dream to become a Broadway star has evolved into the hope of following in Lin-Manuel Miranda's footsteps.

Eight 20-somethings entered Pace University's musical theatre program with Broadway dreams and showbiz ambitions. But, over the years, their goals evolved into something more, and with the help of composer-lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver (an adjunct professor at the institution), they built a skillset they never thought possible. They're writing full-length musicals and getting their work put up across the city — with Broadway performers and creatives helping in their development.

- See more at: http://www.playbill.com/news/article/in-the-era-of-lin-manuel-miranda-wh...

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Inc.: "Here's How Health Care Could Become Less Costly in 2016"

02/08/2016

Inc.: "Here's How Health Care Could Become Less Costly in 2016"

. . . "What's interesting for small businesses is that similar pools could come from trade unions and trade guilds and business associations," says Bruce Bachenheimer, a professor of clinical management at Pace University. In addition to small companies banding together, Bachenheimer adds that other types of pools also could form, for example within the growing ranks of the self-employed in the so-called gig economy, represented by Uber and TaskRabbit. Even startups that bring together entrepreneurs, such as WeWork, could also present large pooling opportunities.

There are concerns about the sensitivity of data that companies exchange and how they use it, Bachenheimer says, as well as whether these pools will really provide cost savings, as the WSJ suggests. Further, regional nonprofit co-ops that have relied on more limited networks of health care providers have struggled to remain solvent over the years, in large part because they have attracted a preponderance of older workers who need more care.

Yet cooperative networks that service startups would tend to have younger workers, and could have a better chance.

"It will never make economic sense until younger, healthier employees join in," says Bachenheimer. "These plans could be catered to young, tech workers."

Read more: http://www.inc.com/jeremy-quittner/small-health-care-cooperatives-could-follow-large-company-coalition.html

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Boston Globe: "Marco Rubio and the future of American conservatism"

02/08/2016

Boston Globe: "Marco Rubio and the future of American conservatism"

. . . ‘‘Most conservatives agree on much less government involvement and much less intrusion in people’s lives,’’ says David A. Caputo, a political scientist who served as president of Pace University. “When evangelicalism is mixed in, it is more concerned with creating a godly state on earth. Traditional conservatism is more concerned with individual rights.’’

Read more: https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2016/02/06/marco-rubio-and-future-american-conservatism/4VY39CnC83Bh1GaVpUtMvJ/story.html

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E-Commerce Times: "Uber Makeover Draws Derision"

02/08/2016

E-Commerce Times: "Uber Makeover Draws Derision"

. . . The backlash is real and widespread, "but we have to keep this all in perspective," commented Larry Chiagouris, professor of marketing at Pace University. The negative reactions will "go away as long as the service delivered remains at a high level."

Logos are critical for image-driven brands and related products, but Uber is "a utilitarian service which brings no status at all to the user," he told the E-Commerce Times.

The rebranding "is a great tactic for a well-established company interested in creating news about its business," but it's "not a good use of resources at the moment," Chiagouris pointed out. Uber "would be better off allocating resources to increase the quality and quantity of drivers."

Read more: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83075.html

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The Wrap: "‘Deadpool’ Ad Stunt to Blanket Shows on 5 Viacom Networks – Even ‘The Golden Girls’ (Exclusive)"

02/08/2016

The Wrap: "‘Deadpool’ Ad Stunt to Blanket Shows on 5 Viacom Networks – Even ‘The Golden Girls’ (Exclusive)"

. . . Larry Chiagouris, a marketing professor at Lubin School of Business at Pace University, said show takeovers are uncommon, and ones that span several programs, networks and days are rarer still. But such campaigns make sense for advertisers in today’s environment, he said.

“The truth is the average consumer’s attention span has declined because there are so many distractions. One way to deal with it is repetition,” he said. Weaker ratings have brought down the cost of buying media time, making such a widespread campaign more cost-effective. And network fragmentation, he said, tends to make a channel’s audience homogeneous, so you can cater to specific audiences.

Read more: https://www.thewrap.com/deadpool-ad-stunt-to-blanket-5-viacom-networks-even-the-golden-girls-exclusive/

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Westchester County Business Journal: "Column: Smart growth and the new downtown dream"

02/05/2016

Westchester County Business Journal: "Column: Smart growth and the new downtown dream"

Smart growth is criticized by some as being too vague but the reverse is true, writes John R. Nolon, distinguished professor of law at Pace Law School and founder of and faculty liaison to the law school’s Land Use Law Center. It is very precise. Consistent with market trends, private investors and governments simply decide to grow and invest in designated growth areas and where to conserve, preserving the natural environment that is essential for ecological services, public health, and livability. There is nothing vague about it. This is a market-driven trend caused by changing demographics and aided by private-public partnerships that involve all sectors of the private market and a surprisingly well-coordinated effort on the part of the federal, state, and local governments.

Read more: http://westfaironline.com/77363/smart-growth-and-the-new-downtown-dream/

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Westchester Magazine: "Ultimate Guide to Westchester"

02/04/2016

Westchester Magazine: "Ultimate Guide to Westchester"

Highlighting The Best Of Westchester's Universities

With innovative degree programs, prestigious alumni, and some of the most affordable tuitions in the country, each of these institutions offers opportunities across a number of fields.

Pace University’s Westchester campus covers 200 acres in Pleasantville and offers 80 majors to undergraduate and graduate students. After celebrating its 50th anniversary, the campus received a $100 million facelift, which added two new residential buildings, an expanded student center, a reconstructed athletic center, and new athletic fields. The school recently put its Briarcliff campus on the market in order to keep the university centrally located in Pleasantville. The renovations also include the relocation and construction of Pace’s Environmental Center, with outdoor classroom space, a nature museum, and field-study labs for students in Pace’s newly launched Environmental Studies and Science Department.

Read more: http://www.westchestermagazine.com/Ultimate-Guide-to-Westchester/Annual-...

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Fortune: "Years of CEO Stock Incentives Are Causing Economic Volatility Today"

02/04/2016

Fortune: "Years of CEO Stock Incentives Are Causing Economic Volatility Today"

. . . a  New York Fed paper, written by researchers from Columbia University, Pace University, and the New York Fed, delved into the root causes of the crisis and the source of possible future economic malaise.

Their findings described a system that gives CEOs motivation to take bad corporate decisions. And they suggested how boards of directors could make a simple change that would reduce economic and market volatility, and position the economy and companies to be more stable and prosperous and less prone to layoffs and recession.

That simple change? Adjust the way CEOs are paid.

When CEOs are paid highly in options or restricted stock (as most CEOs of large U.S. companies are today), “the economy becomes more volatile,” Columbia professor John Donaldson told me at the time. This kind of economic volatility isn’t driven by business fundamentals and makes the economy unpredictable, according to Pace Business School professor Natalia Gershun, another study author. A more volatile economy creates uncertainty for us all.

Read the February 1 article by Eleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance and Corporate Governance Alliance (http://www.thevaluealliance.com), an independent board education and advisory firm she founded in 1999. She has been a regular contributor to Fortune since April 2010 and is the author of two books on corporate governance and valuation.

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MSNBC: "For Ted Cruz, Iowa victory proves more than evangelical support"

02/03/2016

MSNBC: "For Ted Cruz, Iowa victory proves more than evangelical support"

Senator Ted Cruz at a rally in Ames, Iowa, Jan. 30, 2016. Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC
 
. . . “I think it’s too soon to talk about whether he has a chance for the nomination or not,” said David Caputo, president emeritus and a political science professor at Pace University. “But I think Ted Cruz will be in the race for some time, even in states without a significant evangelical base.”
 

 

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Omaha World-Herald: "Evangelical support propels Ted Cruz, disappointing Trump; Rubio strong in 3rd"

02/02/2016

Omaha World-Herald: "Evangelical support propels Ted Cruz, disappointing Trump; Rubio strong in 3rd"

The victory gives Ted Cruz a boost of momentum, but he faces a stiffer contest in New Hampshire. | AP Photo

. . . Cruz’s win is clearly a “feather in his hat,” but it’s important to remember that the past two winners of the Iowa caucuses have failed to win the nomination, said David Caputo, a political scientist at Pace University in New York.

“Iowa is important, but it’s not as important as Iowans want to tell you, especially when you look at (Rick) Santorum and (Mike) Huckabee,” said Caputo.

Read more: http://www.omaha.com/news/politics/evangelical-support-propels-ted-cruz-disappointing-trump-rubio-strong-in/article_628b8542-c958-11e5-b684-1bc1dcf0866f.html

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