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Fit to Print: June 2019

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Pace faculty and staff are weighing in on everything from recent developments in college admissions, to healthful habits, to Game of Thrones, and more.

“It won't let admissions officers know if the student has overcome a major disability or illness. Or if the student has experienced a significant loss. But it can be a useful new factor in a holistic admissions review.”

President Marvin Krislov, quoted in CNN about the College Board’s new “adversity score” element added to the SATS. He was also featured in PBS and Inside Higher Ed.


“However, the average American struggles to consume the recommended minimum of five servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Blending up a smoothie could actually help you achieve this goal in just one sitting.”

—Clinical Coordinator in Nutrition and Dietetics Jessica Tosto, writing in Community Health Magazine about healthy summer breakfast ideas.


“An MBA can be much more than the knowledge and skills acquired through coursework; it can truly expand you and your world.”

—Clinical Professor and eLab Director Bruce Bachenheimer, quoted in U.S. News and World Report article debating the value of an MBA.


“To not have emotions about nuclear weapons that can kill millions of people seems sociopathic to me.”

Dyson Assistant Professor Emily Welty, PhD, quoted in a Sun Journal article about her Nobel Peace Prize-winning dedication to nuclear disarmament.


“So now is the time for public officials at the state and local level to support and adopt a formal policy of Zero Net Gas. A ZNG policy should be built on comprehensive and full life-cycle evaluation of the benefits and costs of gas use and all the alternatives.”

Pace Energy and Climate Center Director Karl A. Rábago, LLM, writing in the Daily News about the necessity of alternative energy solutions.


“To some degree, parent speech was influenced by platform; although there was no clear pattern that emerged. Yet, the most interesting finding was that a critical element of book reading might be the type of parent speech used, regardless of platform.”

—Dyson Assistant Professor Brenna Hassinger-Das, PhD, quoted in a Parentology article about reading eBooks to children.


Executive Director of Career Services Phyllis Mooney was featured in a U.S. News and World Report article about internship opportunities for international students.


Lubin Professor Edmund Mantell, PhD, was featured in a WalletHub article regarding the best credit cards for international travel in 2019.


“HBO wants to get as high a licensing fee as possible. It will not want the companies that license Game of Thrones to know what deals HBO is striking so that those companies seek to obtain a lower fee.”

—Lubin Professor Larry Chiagouris, PhD, quoted in an Associated Press release about the profit potential of Game of Thrones merchandise.


“I felt that we needed a mid-level music festival in NYC [that] was aimed at a sophisticated audience. There are lots of entertainment options [in] NYC, and this would be a very cool option for those who are not necessarily interested in camping out or committing to a road trip.”

Executive Director of the Schimmel Center Martin Kagan, featured in a Q&A interview in Hollywood Soapbox about the Crossing Bridges Music Festival.


“There was no evidence, direct evidence that she did it. There was a lot of evidence that sort of separated her from the killing. It was a very close case.”

—Elisabeth Haub School of Law Professor Bennett Gershman, JD, on WCBS 880 commenting on the news that the woman who inspired the movie Fatal Attraction has been granted parole.


“It makes sense why these studies seemingly contradict each other, but they’re really comparing apples to oranges.”

—Counseling Center Director Richard Shadick, PhD, quoted in a Vice article titled “Is '13 Reasons Why' Really as Dangerous as People Say? It's Complicated.


Dyson Assistant Professor Thalia Goldstein, PhD, was featured in a Daily Targum article about the role of spoilers shaping pop culture experiences.


“For teenagers, this is great because it would no longer highlight levels of popularity of themselves against other kids.”

—Lubin Associate Dean Randi Priluck, PhD, quoted in an ABC News article titled “Instagram is Testing Hiding Your Likes.”