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Fit to Print: July 2020

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Pace professors are weighing in on the national protests for racial justice, the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, and much more in the latest edition of "Fit to Print."

"In truth, the unusual circumstances of their final semester do not diminish their accomplishment so much as emphasizes it."

—Pace President Marvin Krislov, published in Forbes regarding the resilience and unique circumstances of the Class of 2020, as well as how higher education can support both students and the recovery. He also co-published an article in the New York Daily News regarding the recent DACA ruling. Additionally, he was published in USA Today about the value of higher education, and mentioned in a News12 article regarding University responses to the death of George Floyd and national protests

“At this stage of the game we’re, unfortunately, not able to purchase that new house, so to speak. We have to settle for the old one.”

—Dyson Adjunct Professor Darrin Porcher, PhD in a CBS New York interview regarding a proposed hiring freeze as a form of defunding the NYPD. He was also featured on CNN's "CNN Newsroom," and quoted in a Fox News article about the Seattle "CHOP" zone. 

"So, we all can get a bird's eye view of what has happened and what is happening in our departments."

—Elisabeth Haub School of Law Professor Randolph McLaughlin, JD, featured in an ABC7 news clip titled "Taxpayer Funds Used to Settle NYPD Use of Force Claims."

“It is easy, and perhaps politically expedient, for some to find a boogeyman in all this to blame it on.”

—Dyson Associate Professor Adam Klein, PhD, featured in a Wired article titled "The World was Primed for Protest Conspiracy Theories." He was also quoted in a Washington Post article about the scant evidence of Antifa spearheading national protests, demonstrating the widespread nature of this past month's protests for racial justice. 

"The commitment to a particular gas station should be carefully considered because gas prices keep fluctuating and today’s best rates may be significantly better at another chain tomorrow."

—Lubin Clinical Professor Paul Kurnit, PhD, featured in WalletHub's "Ask the Experts" column.

"Despite these complexities, prior research on acute stress and disaster contains some important clues about the mental health consequences of COVID-19."

—Dyson Psychology Professor Anthony Mancini, PhD, published "Heterogeneous Mental Health Consequences of COVID-19: Costs and Benefits" in an American Psychological Association journal Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Polic (PDF).

Dyson Associate Professor Mark Weinstock, PhD, was featured in a News12 Westchester interview segment about the US unemployment rate. 

Pace Marketing Professor Larry Chiagouris, PhD, was quoted in an Associated Press article regarding Starbucks creating Black Lives Matter t-shirts for their employees. 

News12 Westchester featured Pace Football Coach Andy Rondeau in an interview segment titled "Pace Coach Keeps Team Unified During Pandemic, Protests."

“When considering a top tier MBA program, interactions among one’s cohort, academic and social, is absolutely one of the most valuable aspects of the program and I would recommend deferring admission until traditional classes and regular activities are certain to resume.”

—Lubin Clinical Professor Bruce Bachenheimer, featured in a U.S. News & World Report article titled "What to Know About Getting an MBA During the Coronavirus Pandemic."

Lubin Professor Roy Girasa, PhD, was featured in a CRM Magazine article titled "Demystifying Cryptocurrencies: Promise and Potential Lead to Growing Appeal."

"If you have a 403(b) or 401k plan that allows borrowing, there may be no problems, since the interest rates are going to be minimal for such borrowing." 

—Lubin Professor P.V. Viswanath, PhD, was featured in WalletHub's "Ask the Experts" column regarding loan implications due to COVID-19. 

“The prosecutor has to step back and step away from the maelstrom and turmoil and chaos of the present time.”

—Elisabeth Haub School of Law Professor Bennett Gershman, JD, quoted in a Fox13 article titled "Former Federal Prosecutors discuss the next steps in the George Floyd case."

“Many of us feel a sense of deep betrayal after the lag in response to gross violations to Black bodies around the nation by the illustrious institutions that claim to hold our stories so dear. We are living in revolutionary times. It is time to revolutionize how we create as individuals, and how we engage White spaces should we choose to moving forward. Equity is no longer a request. It's a requirement."

—PPA Professor Keelay Gipson, featured in a Playbill article about an initiative he is co-launching to ensure the theatre industry is held more accountable in regards to racial equality, justice, and storytelling. 

"In April 2019, the New York legislature passed an historic criminal justice reform package. Major changes included limiting judicial discretion to set cash bail, broadening and accelerating discovery, and strengthening the right to a speedy trial."

—Elisabeth Haub School of Law Professor Lissa Griffin, JD, published an article in Westchester Lawyer titled "Criminal Justice Reform in New York State." 

PPA Professor Lee Evans, EdD, published "Lesser Known Events That Forged Today's Jazz," which appears in the April/May 2020 issue of JAZZed Magazine. He also published Two Waltzes for Piano Solo, available for purchase as print sheet music (as well as from the iPad-specific platform known as SuperScore Music App.