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Associated Press: "Group to vote on urging countries to close ivory markets"

09/13/2016

Associated Press: "Group to vote on urging countries to close ivory markets"

. . . "We're talking about the extinction of elephants," said Joseph Moravec, law student at Pace University and voting member of the conservation congress. "Ivory markets are going to close one way or the other, whether it's us closing them when the elephant is still alive, or they're going to close in a few years when these species are still extinct and there's no more ivory left."

Read more: http://www.usnews.com/news/news/articles/2016-09-09/group-to-vote-on-urg...

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Journal News: "Hudson River's abuse continues: View"

09/08/2016

Journal News: "Hudson River's abuse continues: View"

A barge is parked in the Hudson River across from the city of Yonkers on Aug. 8. (Photo: Mark Vergari/The Journal News)

At a time when the federal government should invest generously in the Hudson River’s recovery, it remains the river’s most enduring adversary, writes John Cronin, a senior fellow at Pace University’s Academy for Applied Environmental Studies in the Dyson College Institute for Sustainability and the Environment, and the former Hudson Riverkeeper. Its latest scheme: a U.S. Coast Guard proposal on behalf of the American Waterway Operators to create 43 anchorages between Yonkers and Kingston to park oil-filled barges. The plan would benefit shipping and oil interests, while the Hudson and its communities bear the economic and environmental consequences of spills, accidents and ecological damage, and the estuary’s fishery continues its decline.

Read more: http://www.lohud.com/story/opinion/contributors/2016/09/08/hudson-river-abuse-continues/90004504/

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Co.Exist: "A New York High School Is Using Oysters In Its Curriculum—And To Protect The City's Coastline"

08/31/2016

Co.Exist: "A New York High School Is Using Oysters In Its Curriculum—And To Protect The City's Coastline"

[Photo: New York Harbor School]

. . . For Murray Fisher, the school's founder, the Billion Oyster Project’s devotion to marine skills made it a compelling partner for the Harbor School. It amounts to learning the shape and shifts of the seafloor, navigating ships to drop cages of shells, watching what happens to those shells and designing new ways to support the habitat.

Fisher now believes students can do more than strengthen the harbor's ecosystem—they can also strengthen the laws that govern the harbor. Fisher is working with John Cronin, an activist who pushed many of the cleanup and protection laws that restored the Hudson River in the 1970s and 1980s. Cronin, who now teaches a class in policy writing to undergraduates at Pace University, is working with the Harbor School and the Billion Oyster Project on a plan through which Cronin’s college students would embed on Governors Island during their class. They would mentor Harbor School students—and together, all the young people would write policy proposals.

The threat looming over all this work is climate change, which could devastate New York’s coastline and shift budgets to emergency repairs rather than long-term habitat restoration. Fisher worries that his mission to train kids for careers protecting the aquatic ecosystem can only go so far with limited resources. And all sorts of disturbances can upend kids as they go through college and into the workforce.

For now, Cronin counters that the students’ confidence can spread through partnerships, and through the Billion Oyster Project, to many other places. He talks about using future grant money to create a "virtual town hall" of waterfront activists. He says students he met at graduation, talk convincingly about having gained a devotion to the harbor. If he’s right, the technical waterfront skills kids learn on Governors Island can help them navigate the much stormier course of working and commuting and paying taxes in a stressed climate.

Read more: https://www.fastcoexist.com/3062501/a-new-york-high-school-is-using-oysters-in-its-curriculum-and-to-protect-the-citys-coastline

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Patch: "Pace Semester Starts at Transformed Pleasantville Campus"

08/30/2016

Patch: "Pace Semester Starts at Transformed Pleasantville Campus"

PHOTO: Pace soccer player Delany Williams, a senior majoring in criminal justice, moves into suite at the new Elm Hall./ Pace U.

PLEASANTVILLE, NY — Construction at Pace University continues to transform the Pleasantville campus.

Student athletes were the first to move into the newly completed Elm Hall on Aug. 24. The regular student body moves into Elm Hall on Sept. 5.

The 272-bed residence hall with residential suites, classrooms and offices is part of the multi-year, $100 million transformation of the campus. The project began five years ago.

Read more: http://patch.com/new-york/pleasantville/pace-semester-starts-transformed-pleasantville-campus

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Journal News: "Jeffrey Deskovic makes us proud: Editorial"

08/30/2016

Journal News: "Jeffrey Deskovic makes us proud: Editorial"

Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law in White Plains started classes Monday. Among its first-year law students: Jeffrey Deskovic, who was locked away at age 17 for a heinous crime that he didn’t commit; who was finally set free after 16 years; who has devoted his time, energy and money to help other innocents earn exoneration.

Read more: http://www.lohud.com/story/opinion/editorials/2016/08/30/jeffrey-deskovic-makes-us-proud/89559640/

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WNYC: "Climate Change Happened Today"

08/29/2016

WNYC: "Climate Change Happened Today"

Photo: Golden Meadows resident Sabrina Langley canoes to the road to leave the flooded subdivision in Bossier Parish, La., March 10, 2016. Henrietta Wildsmith/The Shreveport Times via AP

The Red Cross estimates that the recent Louisiana flooding is the worst natural disaster in the US since Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Yet Louisiana journalists noticed a distinct lack of coverage of the historically damaging rainfall for days after the devastation was clear. Even the public editor of The New York Times called the paper out for failing to give Louisiana the attention it deserved. 

Andrew Revkin agrees. He writes for the Dot Earth blog at the Times, teaches at Pace University, and co-hosts the Warm Regards podcast about climate change. He talks to Brooke about the peculiarities of the story (the rainstorm didn't get a name, for instance) and how it fits into a bigger pattern of disastrous weather that accompanies climate change.

Listen to the story: http://www.wnyc.org/story/climate-change-happened-today/

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PIX11 News: "Man returns to White Plains where he was wrongfully convicted to help exonerate others as a lawyer"

08/29/2016

PIX11 News: "Man returns to White Plains where he was wrongfully convicted to help exonerate others as a lawyer"

Photo: Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law

. . . Jeffrey Deskovic, who's become an advocate for other wrongfully convicted suspects, is taking a significant new step in what he calls a quest for justice. He's about to start law school in the same place where he was both wrongfully convicted and released.

Watch the video: http://pix11.com/2016/08/26/exclusive-exonerated-ny-man-attends-law-school-to-help-others-who-have-been-wrongfully-convicted/

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U.S. News & World Report: "Shareholders Greenlight Johnson Controls-Tyco Merger to Politicians' Dismay"

08/24/2016

U.S. News & World Report: "Shareholders Greenlight Johnson Controls-Tyco Merger to Politicians' Dismay"

. . . "I think the [Obama] administration and Congress agree the statutory corporate rate is way too high. It needs to be reduced," Phil Cohen, a professor at Pace University's Lubin School of Business and a former tax attorney, told U.S. News in an interview earlier this year, saying that politicians' inability to compromise on tax reform has prevented meaningful inversion-focused legislation.

Read more: http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-08-17/shareholders-greenlight-johnson-controls-tyco-merger-to-politicians-dismay

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Daily Beast: "Breitbart Editor Milo Yiannopoulos Takes $100,000 for Charity, Gives $0"

08/22/2016

Daily Beast: "Breitbart Editor Milo Yiannopoulos Takes $100,000 for Charity, Gives $0"

. . . According to Pace University law professor James Fishman, Yiannopoulos’s charity must file a Form 1023 for tax-exempt status with the IRS within 27 months of the first month it was incorporated.

“Given the amount of money raised, I think it is inexcusable that this organization has not filed the Form 1023, or found an exempt 501(c)(3) organization willing to serve as the fiscal sponsor of the organization you mention,” Fishman told The Daily Beast. A fiscal sponsor is a “sponsoring organization that controls the books of the not yet exempt nonprofit, which can bootstrap on the fiscal sponsor’s exempt status,” he added.

Read more: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/08/19/breitbart-editor-milo-yiannopoulos-takes-100-000-for-charity-gives-0.html

 

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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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