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USA TODAY NETWORK featured Lubin Professor Philip Cohen's piece "America needs respect for tax law and order. Here's why | Opinion"

10/15/2020

USA TODAY NETWORK featured Lubin Professor Philip Cohen's piece "America needs respect for tax law and order. Here's why | Opinion"

Philip G. Cohen is a retired vice president-tax and general tax counsel for Unilever United States, Inc. and is now a professor of Taxation at Pace University's Lubin School of Business. The views expressed herein are his own and don't necessarily represent those of any organization which he is or was associated.

Both President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Joe Biden have signaled federal income tax policy changes are on the table if elected president in November — and each offer markedly different plans.

Their proposals couldn’t be more polar. Trump, for example, has indicated that he would like the corporate tax rate to be even lower than the 21% rate currently in effect, having already been reduced as part of 2017 tax legislation from 35%. He also wants to make permanent taxpayer friendly changes for individuals made by that same 2017 law that are due to expire after 2025. Furthermore, he would like to reduce the tax rate for capital gains for individuals from a top rate of 20% to 15%. 

Given our ballooning budget deficit, these should be non-starters.

Biden’s tax wish list, on the other hand, includes seeking an increase to the corporate tax rate from 21% to 28%, implementing a minimum 15% tax based on global book income of $100 million or more, and enacting a 10% surtax on companies that send jobs overseas in order to sell products back to the U.S. He also aims to increase the federal income tax owed by individuals with taxable income above $400,000, as well as remove the tax rate preference for capital gains and qualified dividends for those taxpayers with taxable income above $1 million.  Some of these proposals merit consideration although Biden should focus attention to trying to repeal some incredibly complex and unsound international tax changes made as part of the 2017 tax legislation and close some egregious loopholes in our tax laws.

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Business Ed featured Lubin School of Business Dean Lawrence G. Singleton in "Transitions | September 2020 Individuals in the industry step up and move on."

09/23/2020

Business Ed featured Lubin School of Business Dean Lawrence G. Singleton in "Transitions | September 2020 Individuals in the industry step up and move on."

Pace University in New York City has appointed Lawrence G. Singleton dean of the Lubin School of Business. Singleton most recently served as dean and professor of accounting and international business at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. He was previously a member of the faculty of the School of Business at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He also has served as a visiting professor at Grenoble Ecole de Management in France and Peking University in China. Previously, Singleton worked in the audit and National SEC Practice groups of Ernst & Young LLP’s Washington office. He currently serves on the Board of Governors of Beta Gamma Sigma.

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CEOWORLD magazine featured Lubin School of Business in "Top Hospitality And Hotel Management Institutes In New York, 2020"

09/21/2020

CEOWORLD magazine featured Lubin School of Business in "Top Hospitality And Hotel Management Institutes In New York, 2020"

Lubin School of Business at Pace University: Pace University has continuously bagged the top spot in the nation for imparting transformative and diverse education to the students. The university caters to all spheres of education and produces graduates who are well versed academically, professionally, and socioeconomically. From its one-room humble beginnings, the college now has a campus spread across New York and Westchester Country. With more than 13,000 students, 150 majors, the hospitality course, and an upper hand in both practical and theoretical education the university remains a top-pick for candidates who want to forge ahead in the hospitality sector. Lubin School of Business at Pace University was ranked No. 55 globally among the Best Hospitality And Hotel Management Schools In The World For 2020, according to the CEOWORLD magazine.

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Broadway World featured Lubin student EB Frances Fehlner in "BWW Blog: So You Think You Can't Dance?"

09/21/2020

Broadway World featured Lubin student EB Frances Fehlner in "BWW Blog: So You Think You Can't Dance?"

As for me, I'm working hard to get my degree in Arts and Entertainment Management at Pace University. Do I think that my years spent as a performer was wasted? Absolutely not. I had so much fun on stage, and I have such fond memories of learning choreography, getting ugly costumes, and the sadness felt after the last performance. Maybe someday I'll get back up there, I don't know! All I know is that in 10 years, I'll be on Broadway, living my childhood dream, even if it's not exactly what I pictured.

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"Business Because featured Pace's Lubin School of Business in "4 Ways A Flexible MBA Helps You Master The Hybrid Workplace"

09/02/2020

"Business Because featured Pace's Lubin School of Business in "4 Ways A Flexible MBA Helps You Master The Hybrid Workplace"

1. You will gain virtual networking experience

Networking is crucial to any career. In fact, one LinkedIn survey found that around 85% of jobs are filled through networking, rather than formal applications. 

To succeed in today’s hybrid workplace, though, being able to build these connections virtually, as well as face-to-face, is a vital skill. 

By pursuing an MBA with an online component, students can practice doing just that—interacting with peers, alumni, and potential employers through virtual classes and events.  

For Jonathan Perez, a current MBA student in the new flexible MBA program at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York, the chance to build a strong network has been a highlight.

“The connection to employers that I might not have got my foot in the door with otherwise was a big plus for me,” he explains.

With a background in the US Navy, Jonathan is using his MBA to pivot into human resources, completing the talent management specialization. 

During his final year of service with the Navy, he assumed a career counselling role, helping sailors who were retiring or under medical review transition into new careers. 

“That’s when I fell in love with different aspects of human resources,” he explains. 

When he graduates, Jonathan plans to work his way into an HR role with a government agency.

2. Career coaches will guide you through the changing world of work

Undertaking a flexible MBA also gives you access to a range of career services—on-campus or online—to support your transition to a hybrid workplace.

Helping MBA students at Lubin prepare is Phyllis Mooney, executive director of Career Services at Pace University. She and her team offer one-to-one coaching, online resources, and workshops.

“We recently put together a learning module on how to start off a job remotely,” Phyllis explains. During this module, students learned how to build rapport virtually, and get the most out of working from home.

“The key takeaway was to run the job as you would in an office,” she concludes. “Dress up, show up, participate in activities, and ensure you’re scheduling regular catch-ups with your manager.”

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Marketwatch featured Professor Dr. Andrew Coggins in "Cruise operators took a deep bruising from COVID-19, but history says they will recover"

08/31/2020

Marketwatch featured Professor Dr. Andrew Coggins in "Cruise operators took a deep bruising from COVID-19, but history says they will recover"

Cruise companies are considering many changes in how passengers are boarded and to the onboard experience, to make their guests feel safer. Dr. Andrew Coggins, Jr., a professor at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, said cruises will be cleaning more, reducing capacity, spacing out the restaurant, beefing up the filtration systems and using ultraviolet cleaning tools.

The buffet, a longtime favorite of cruisers, may “go away altogether.”

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