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San Francisco Chronicle: "Video fuels Verizon’s $4.4 billion AOL deal; could Yahoo be next?"

05/13/2015

San Francisco Chronicle: "Video fuels Verizon’s $4.4 billion AOL deal; could Yahoo be next?"

. . . “Huffington Post might be spun out for financial reasons, but that would be a mistake, because it is valuable content that Verizon needs to make the deal work,” said Larry Chiagouris, a marketing professor at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Video-fuels-Verizon-s-4-4-billion-AOL-deal-6259326.php

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New York Law Journal: "Making Law Students Better Prepared for the Marketplace"

05/12/2015

New York Law Journal: "Making Law Students Better Prepared for the Marketplace"

David Yassky, New York Law Journal

It has become trendy to proclaim the demise of law schools and predict a bleak forecast for aspiring lawyers. An Emory University law professor recently warned that "law schools are in a death spiral" and national headlines suggest recent graduates face an abysmal job market.

These dire predictions are exaggerated and obscure the real but solvable challenges facing legal educators.

Read more: http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/id=1202726130411/Making-Law-Students-Be...

David Yassky

The author is the dean of Pace Law School at Pace University

 

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Business Insider: "Over 3,000 criminal cases are being reviewed in probe of San Francisco cops who allegedly sent racist texts"

05/11/2015

Business Insider: "Over 3,000 criminal cases are being reviewed in probe of San Francisco cops who allegedly sent racist texts"

 . . .While district attorneys often investigate individual instances of police misconduct, broad investigations of law enforcement discrimination are traditionally carried out by the U.S. Department of Justice.

"This is extremely significant," Randolph McLaughlin, a law professor focusing on criminal justice at PACE university told Business Insider.

"This is the first time I'm aware of a district attorney's office conducting this kind of investigation into a department on a broad basis," McLaughlin said. "That's unique."

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The Atlantic: "Into the Body of Another"

05/08/2015

The Atlantic: In an effort to protect children in the midst of addiction epidemics, some states are jailing women for using drugs during pregnancy.

. . . “The prosecutors in these jurisdictions are taking criminal statutes that are pretty broadly defined, and using them in a way that is not explicitly forbidden by the law, but that maybe other prosecutors wouldn't initiate,” says Linda C. Fentiman, a law professor at the Pace University School of Law.

Read more: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/05/into-the-body-of-another/392522/

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The Advocate: "Guest commentary: Defending Louisiana’s solar industry"

05/07/2015

The Advocate: "Guest commentary: Defending Louisiana’s solar industry"

Louisiana’s solar industry is at a critical turning point, writes Karl R. Rábago, the executive director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center at the Pace University School of Law in White Plains, New York. During the past few weeks, Louisiana legislators, Public Service Commission Chairman Eric Skrmetta and electric utilities are trying to renege on deals to support Louisiana’s solar industry. The utilities, and their allies in government, want to eliminate tax credits to support fast-growing solar markets.

Regulatory and legislative efforts to break the Louisiana solar tax credit promise are shortsighted as a matter of policy, foolish as a matter of economic development, and weak as a matter of character. If these attacks are successful, they will deny Louisianans the freedom of energy choice and our rights to a free, open and competitive market.

Read more: http://theadvocate.com/news/opinion/12290077-123/guest-commentary-defending-louisianas-solar

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Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins Selects Jane Aoyama-Martin, Executive Director of the Pace Women's Justice Center, as Senate Women of Distinction 2015 Nominee

05/07/2015

Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins Selects Jane Aoyama-Martin, Executive Director of the Pace Women's Justice Center, as Senate Women of Distinction 2015 Nominee

Albany, NY - Senate Democratic L​​eader Andrea Stewart-Cousins selected Jane Aoyama-Martin, the Executive Director of the Pace Women’s Justice Center, as her nominee for the Women of Distinction Award in 2015. The recognition is given to outstanding women living and working in New York State, whose contributions have greatly enriched the quality of life in their communities and beyond. The award, sponsored by the New York State Senate, was bestowed during a ceremony in Albany on Tuesday.

“Victims of domestic violence and elder abuse know they can rely on Jane Aoyama-Martin and the Pace Women’s Justice Center to provide assistance and support at one of the most difficult and stressful times in their lives,” said Senator Stewart-Cousins. “Jane is a kind, calm, even-keeled woman whose knowledge and passion for her work is clearly evident. The work she does provides the support and assistance that helps victims continue their lives with dignity and strength.”

Read more: http://www.nysenate.gov/press-release/press-release-senate-democratic-le...

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New York Law Journal: "J.D. Advantage Versus J.D. Required: The Old Rules No Longer Apply"

05/06/2015

New York Law Journal: "J.D. Advantage Versus J.D. Required: The Old Rules No Longer Apply"

Jill Backer, assistant dean of career and professional development at Pace Law School, wrote in New York Law Journal:

There is not a law school in the nation whose tag line reads "we only graduate people who practice law." It would simply be foolish to say such a thing when it has long been acknowledged that practicing law is only one way to utilize a law degree. Indeed, a J.D. is a versatile degree, just ask 25 of 44 U.S. Presidents how they used theirs. So, why are the various regulators and reviewers of law schools making a sharp delineation between those graduates that are practicing law in the traditional sense which requires the Bar exam and those graduates using their degree in other ways?

It seems that in these changing times, our focus should be less on holding steadfast to tradition and more on expansion of the profession. Instead, our regulators, reviewers and surveyors have decided to categorize our new law graduates into several categories, the largest of which are "Bar passage required" and "J.D. advantage." "Bar passage required" is the traditional bar-required, practicing lawyer position whose title is commonly "associate" or "attorney." "J.D. advantage" positions are professional positions that utilize the J.D. degree skill set but do not require that the candidates necessarily take and pass the bar exam (although most do). This issue is much more than the regulating bodies proposing these two distinctions. The real problem is one of perception because the J.D. advantage position is actually perceived as "less than" a J.D. required position. In my view, this is misguided, and in fact hurtful to the legal industry.

Read more: http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/id=1202723607549/JD-Advantage-Versus-JD-Required-The-Old-Rules-No-Longer-Apply#ixzz3ZOI1RlrI

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Bloomberg: "Elbow Room Coming to U.S. Skies as United Shifts Wide-Body Jets"

05/06/2015

Bloomberg: "Elbow Room Coming to U.S. Skies as United Shifts Wide-Body Jets"

Coach passengers used to rubbing up against neighbors on crowded U.S. flights are about to get something unusual on a few United Airlines flights: elbow room.

As United shuffles its fleet and brings in a mix of new and used jets, it’s putting 10 Boeing Co. 777-200s on U.S. routes instead of just flying them abroad. A benefit for road warriors is that with two aisles instead of one, the wide-body 777 boasts twice as many of the coveted spots adjacent to those pathways as the narrow-bodies that predominate on U.S. routes.

“It would give people a higher percentage of aisle seats,” said Andrew Coggins Jr., a Pace University management professor in New York who has logged more than 1 million miles on United. “I prefer the aisle seat even if it means my shoulders get bumped by the flight attendants and all the people going by.”

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-01/elbow-room-coming-to-u-s-skies-as-united-shifts-wide-body-jets

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News 12: "Lowey joins lieutenant governor to push sex assault bill"

05/05/2015

News 12: "Lowey joins lieutenant governor to push sex assault bill"

News 12 covered a roundtable discussion at Pace. 

"Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul is continuing her fight against sexual assaults on college campuses.

Hochul was joined on Tuesday by Rep. Nita Lowey at Pace University in Pleasantville. Hochul is trying to get the governor's "Enough is Enough" law passed.

The law would standardize sexual assault policies at colleges and universities across New York state."

View the video here.

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New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and Congresswoman Nita Lowey host Sexual Assault on College Campus Roundtable Discussion at Pace University

05/05/2015

New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and Congresswoman Nita Lowey host Sexual Assault on College Campus Roundtable Discussion at Pace University

PLEASANTVILLE, NY – Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and Congresswoman Nita Lowey appeared today at Pace University’s Westchester campus to take part in a roundtable discussion about combatting sexual assault on college campuses.

The Lieutenant Governor is on a statewide tour which focuses on the Governor’s proposed “Enough is Enough” legislation introduced in March.  Lt. Governor Hochul was joined by Pace University’s Interim Dean for Students, Rachel Carpenter, Student Government Association President and Junior Daniel Garcia, Pace Chronicle Editor and Senior Emily Wolfrum, Residence Hall Director and Graduate Student Tiffany Bermudez, and Pace University Title IX Coordinator/Affirmative Action Officer Lisa Miles.  

“I am here today to tell survivors of sexual assault, you are not alone.  No student should have to fear sexual assault on campus,” stated Congresswoman Nita Lowey.  I look forward to hearing from the students and administrators here at Pace so we can discuss not only how to make our colleges and universities a safe place for learning, but also how New York can be a national model.” 

Pace University has been addressing the issue of sexual assault on college campuses by assessing definitions, updating its campus-wide Sex-Based Policy and Procedure, reviewing response protocols, and developing resources to promote awareness about sexual assault prevention and the range of support services available to victims of sexual assault and other crimes.

“Pace University has become a true leader on this issue when other colleges around the State are reluctant to talk,” stated Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul. 

 “This is an important conversation that must take place on all college campuses nationwide,” stated Pace Interim Dean for Students and Assistant Dean for Assessment and Planning Rachel Carpenter. “It is something that, as a student affairs professional, absolutely depends on the input of diverse campus teams, especially our students.”   

“As President of the student body I believe it’s important that we remain united on this issue,” stated Daniel Garcia, Student Government Association President. “It doesn’t just affect the victim and the aggressor, it effects the whole Pace community.

Pace’s efforts include the development of an updated campus-wide sexual assault policy; agreement on a revised definition of consent; launch of a sexual assault resources website; and the creation and distribution of a Guide to Options, Resources, and Support.

About Pace University: Since 1906, Pace University has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. Visit https://www.pace.edu/.

Media contact:  Cara Cea, 914-906-9680, ccea@pace.edu

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