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CBS Detroit: "More Charges Expected In Connection With Flint Water Crisis"

08/01/2016

CBS Detroit: "More Charges Expected In Connection With Flint Water Crisis"

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. . . Stephen Busch and Michael Prysby of the state Department of Environmental Quality and Flint utilities administrator Michael Glasgow are charged with tampering with evidence. Busch and Prysby are also charged with conspiracy, misconduct in office and violations of drinking water law. Glasgow is additionally charged with willful neglect of duty while operating the water plant.

Busch and Prysby have pleaded not guilty, while Glasgow hasn’t appeared in court.

What’s the most serious allegation?

The evidence-tampering charge refers specifically to 2015 reports on lead levels in water samples, and carries a maximum penalty of four years in prison.

Glasgow’s attorney, Robert Harrison, said the charges against his client “are difficult to understand.” He said Glasgow was a source for investigators, freely speaking over many days without a lawyer.

The charges suggest actions by the three went “above what would be the normal, perhaps imperfect, performance” of public employees, said Linda Fentiman, a professor at Pace Law School in New York.

Read more: http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2016/07/28/more-charges-expected-in-connection-with-flint-water-crisis/

 

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News 12: Culinary Students in White Plains Pay it Forward

08/01/2016

News 12: "Culinary Students in White Plains Pay it Forward"

The Delany Center for Literacy Enrichment at Pace University held an awards ceremony and end of summer camp celebration covered by News 12. 

From the News 12 website:

WHITE PLAINS - Some culinary tech students who were given a second chance in life treated a group of youngsters to a barbecue celebration in White Plains.

The culinary students treated kids from the Center for Literacy Enrichment at Pace University to a celebration by cooking for them. The event was also about the culinary students paying it forward after being given a second chance in life.

Some of the culinary students spent time in jail for such crimes as selling drugs. The culinary center, which is run by Sister St. John Delany, offers at-risk young adults and those with disabilities an amazing opportunity.

The students provided food for the youngsters and even spoke to them about the books they were reading over the summer.

To view the video, visit News 12.

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NY Daily News: "Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump is a tale of two campaigns and strategies"

08/01/2016

NY Daily News: "Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump is a tale of two campaigns and strategies"

Photo: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton offers her experience as the calm, conventional commander-in-chief. (Todd Maisel/New York Daily News)

. . . The next few weeks will be framed “by both candidates fleshing out their themes and messages and making strategic decisions on which states they will concentrate on for the campaign,” according to David Caputo, president emeritus and professor of political science at Pace University.

“The election will ultimately come down to turnout,” Caputo predicted.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/hillary-clinton-donald-trump-tale-campaigns-article-1.2732471

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Journal News: "Teens use robots to learn cybersecurity"

08/01/2016

Journal News: "Teens use robots to learn cybersecurity"

High school students control underwater robots in a pond during a cybersecurity camp at Pace University July 28, 2016. (Photo: Peter Carr/The Journal News)

The age of recruiting for cybersecurity fields is now as young as 14, or at least that’s what the U.S. government is banking on.

Pace University received $161,000 in grant money from the National Security Agency and National Science Foundation to host a two-week cybersecurity training this summer called GenCyber for 25 high school teachers and 30 students. Last week the training was for teachers; this week was for students.

The program is meant to expose educators and soon-to-be college students to the importance of cybersecurity in an age where companies and government agencies are becoming more susceptible to computer hacking.

Pauline Mosley, a Pace professor and this week's training instructor, said students and educators should be learning about keeping information safe.

“What we’re teaching them is the importance of data and why data has to be protected," Mosley said. "And they’re learning the concepts, such as information hiding."

Read more: http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/2016/07/28/teens-use-robots-learn-cybersecurity/87571146/

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Travel Weekly: "Trump: Hotels, resorts, casinos, politics"

08/01/2016

Travel Weekly: "Trump: Hotels, resorts, casinos, politics"

. . . Jessica Lavariega-Monforti, professor and chair of the department of political science at Pace University in New York, said that the ethics rules that cover conflicts of interest faced by executive-branch employees from cabinet-level appointees on down do not apply to elected officials, including the president.

And although many presidents have put their assets in a blind trust, which an independent trustee takes over so that the official cannot direct or advise on investment decisions, Lavariega-Monforti said that tradition was "essentially ceremonial, a tradition but not a requirement."

"Nevertheless, it's been a tradition recent presidents have followed," she said. "Lyndon B. Johnson, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, both of the Bushes and Bill Clinton used the blind trust."

Read more: http://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Hotel-News/Trump-Hotels-resorts-casinos-politics

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International New York Times: "Verizon's bet on future for Yahoo; One aim is to become a stronger contender for revenue from digital ads"

08/01/2016

International New York Times: "Verizon's bet on future for Yahoo; One aim is to become a stronger contender for revenue from digital ads"

. . . ''All Verizon may have done is purchase a weak player that was on its way to extinction,'' Larry Chiagouris, a marketing professor at the Lubin School of Business at Pace University, wrote in an email.

Read more: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/560362/verizon-challenger-google-facebook.html

 

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Law.com: "DiFiore Campaign Funds Underwrite Law Internships"

07/26/2016

Law.com: "DiFiore Campaign Funds Underwrite Law Internships"

. . . Rebecca King, an upcoming 2L at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, is interning at the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. She said that the money “made a big difference.” She is spending half of her internship with the misdemeanor office and second half in the felony office.

King was one of 10 interns who went to the Court of Appeals for a luncheon with DiFiore in June. “The chief judge was very encouraging about following our paths in public service,” King said. “At the DA’s office, I’ve been getting hands on experience with litigation, drafting adjournment letters and letters to defense counsel. It’s really an eye-opening experience.”

Read more: http://www.law.com/sites/articles/2016/07/25/difiore-campaign-funds-underwrite-law-internships/

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Philadelphia Inquirer: "Why Verizon is betting big on Yahoo's online news"

07/26/2016

Philadelphia Inquirer: "Why Verizon is betting big on Yahoo's online news"

For Yahoo, its sale marked "an ignominious end" for a onetime internet pioneer that still has about one billion monthly users, RBC Capital Markets analyst Mark Mahaney said.

But for Verizon, its $4.83 billion purchase of Yahoo boosts Verizon's ownership of news and entertainment content that it can market to its wireless or FiOS subscribers, observers said.

Verizon also can leverage its massive size - the company bought another fallen star, AOL Inc., in 2015 for $4.4 billion - to boost Yahoo's share of the digital-ad business, now a distant third to Google and Facebook.

"To live off organic growth at Yahoo would not make sense," said Larry Chiagouris, marketing professor at Pace University's Lubin School of Business in New York.

"In some ways, [Verizon] had to do this. The next big step is for them to purchase a movie studio," he said, noting that Paramount Pictures is reportedly for sale.

Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20160726_Why_Verizon_is_betting_big_on_Yahoo_s_online_news.html

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SC Magazine: "Russian hackers take the stage at DNC convention"

07/26/2016

SC Magazine: "Russian hackers take the stage at DNC convention"

. . . “one might think that the Donald Trump campaign might actually be of most interest given the uncertainty surrounding some of his policies – especially as they pertain to comments made about NATO. Many western governments, including Russia, want to anticipate potential policies for the new Commander in Chief,” said Darren Hayes, Assistant Professor and Director of Cybersecurity at Pace University's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

Read more: http://www.scmagazine.com/russian-hackers-take-the-stage-at-dnc-convention/article/511686/

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MarketWatch: "Yahoo-Verizon deal means Verizon will know more about you"

07/25/2016

MarketWatch: "Yahoo-Verizon deal means Verizon will know more about you"

Photo: Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer delivers a keynote address at the 2014 International CES at The Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. [Ethan Miller, Getty Images]

. . . Verizon is also looking to differentiate itself from other wireless and broadband companies and may try to create new ways to give Verizon users exclusive access to Yahoo sites, such as eventually creating its own app or by giving Verizon subscribers a first look at Yahoo interviews, said Larry Chiagouris, a marketing professor at the Lubin School of Business at Pace University.

Read more: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/yahoo-verizon-deal-means-verizon-will-know-more-about-you-2016-07-25

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