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News12 featured Pace University in "Pace University sending off 2021 graduates in-person, albeit without family"

05/03/2021

News12 featured Pace University in "Pace University sending off 2021 graduates in-person, albeit without family"

Saturday marks an exciting, long-awaited day for 2021 college graduates with in-person ceremonies returning to campuses.

Like most colleges, Pace University was forced to have graduation virtually last May. But with increased vaccine distribution and the pandemic seemingly winding down in the United States, 12 celebrations are in-person this year.

"I'm calling them the brave class of 2021 because what they've been through has shaped them," said Pace University President Marvin Krislov. "I think they've shown resilience that will serve them well in their future, and we want to give them the best possible sendoff."

It's an historic graduation also because Pace is graduating its first-ever Ph.D. class in nursing.

"It is extremely important to have women of color at this level," said a nursing graduate of the program, Dr. Delores McGregor.

There are some restrictions in place. No family or guests are allowed to attend, but every graduating student will still be able to walk across the stage for individual recognition.

"They're going to have a chance to have their pictures taken and replicate the feeling of what would be normally a big, in-person commencement," Krislov said.

All graduating students attending had to test negative for COVID-19, regardless of their vaccination status.

"I would've loved my family to be here. It's a milestone for us as a first-gen, but I think we're doing it the best we can," said Stephanie Nazario, a public relations graduate.

The full Pace commencement program is a combination of smaller in-person ceremonies and virtual ones. Saturday's in-person events will be professionally recorded to air during a virtual celebration on May 17.

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News12 featured Haub Law Professor Bennett Gershman in "Power & Politics: Full show for April 25, 2021"

04/28/2021

News12 featured Haub Law Professor Bennett Gershman in "Power & Politics: Full show for April 25, 2021"

This week on Power & Politics, Scott McGee is joined by NAACP Regional Director Wilbur Aldridge, Pace University Law Professor Bennett Gershman and Yonkers PBA Union President Keith Olsen to discuss the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial.

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News12 featured Pace University in "Manhattanville College to require COVID-19 vaccine for all returning fall students"

04/07/2021

News12 featured Pace University in "Manhattanville College to require COVID-19 vaccine for all returning fall students"

A petition against the vaccine requirement is circulating right now, with about 200 student and parent signatures. While Manhattanville has made its decision, SUNY schools are waiting on more guidance, but are distributing thousands of Johnson & Johnson shots to all students who want them before the spring semester ends. Pace University and Iona College say they are highly encouraging their students to get the vaccine but have not decided about requiring it before opening for full in-person learning later this year.

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News12 featured Brian Anderson, Pace’s director of Emergency Management and Environmental Health and Safety in "Should colleges and universities require students to get vaccinated against COVID-19?"

03/26/2021

News12 featured Brian Anderson, Pace’s director of Emergency Management and Environmental Health and Safety in "Should colleges and universities require students to get vaccinated against COVID-19?"

Brian Anderson, Pace’s director of Emergency Management and Environmental Health and Safety, tells News12 that Pace is encouraging all students to get vaccinated, but it is not a requirement so far. Schools officials say they want to get students back on campus as safely as possible, and are planning for a traditional college semester in the fall.

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News12 featured Dyson Professor Kiku Huckle in "Allegations against Gov. Cuomo spark discussion of treatment of women in workplace"

03/09/2021

News12 featured Dyson Professor Kiku Huckle in "Allegations against Gov. Cuomo spark discussion of treatment of women in workplace"

With more and more women in positions of power in the state Capitol and in Gov. Cuomo’s administration, News12 asks how such behavior exists in the workplace, and what we can do to change it. Political Science Professor Kiku Huckle says there is a misconception that women must police the behavior and that it was important to name, or identify, the behavior in the workplace.

Assistant professor of political science at Pace University Dr. Kiku Huckle discusses the allegations against the governor. She says she hopes discussion around the case will set a precedent, but she says it could take a long time before there is a major change.

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