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"Spoon University" featured Pace University's city campus in "10 Restaurants by Pace University Every Freshman Should Try First Semester"

10/22/2019

"Spoon University" featured Pace University's city campus in "10 Restaurants by Pace University Every Freshman Should Try First Semester"

College; it's the time of your life where you deal with either super amazing people, or people that drain the living soul out of you. When I was at Pace University's city campus, I didn't start taking advantage of the city until late my first semester of my first year there, when in all honesty, I should've started taking advantage of the city immediately. The nice thing about Pace is that it's by so many great food restaurants that I'm unable to count them on two hands; with that said, here are 10 restaurants by Pace University that every freshman should try stat.

Fresh Salt
Located at 146 Beekman Street in the seaport, Fresh Salt is a local bar and café with a cozy environment to it. On weekends, they brunch, and the nice thing is that it's relatively affordable for the city. Most of their dishes come with a side, making it an even better deal. Don't miss your flex dollars too much.

SuteiShi
SuteiShi is hands down the best sushi spot near campus that us broke college grads and students can afford... sorry, Nobu. Being one of the nicer restaurants by campus, SuteiShi offers freshly made sushi, tapas, and salads. When the weather is nice and not feeling like negative two degrees outside, try sitting outside for an outstanding view of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Pisillo
One thing that campus isn't known for is their paninis, and as an alum, I'm wondering as to if they're even existent. Right outside of campus at 97 Nassau Street, Pisillo has arm length paninis that could last for two meals, thus making it less expensive than the caf. Maybe you'll even stop next door to their bakery and pick up some sweets that aren't as sweet as you are. All of their ingredients are imported from Italy directly, which is a plus.

Chopt
Salads; while the caf has great salads, the line is loooonnnggg; especially during common hour. Sometimes, you just need to get off campus, and Chopt is right by campus, specifically located within the upper level of the food court at Brookfield Place. Treat yourself to an adult salad, and enjoy the views while you're there too. Try not to miss Donna too much.

Gunbae
A Korean BBQ spot near campus off of Murray Street, Gunbae offers amazingly warm food for us all to enjoy. A note to take note of is that they also have gluten free and vegetarian dishes, thus making it even more approachable for freshmen that eat either gluten free and or vegetarian dishes solely, which the caf doesn't seem to have a lot of.

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Press Release: Hundreds Turn Out for Inaugural Communiversity Day at Pace

10/02/2019

Press Release: Hundreds Turn Out for Inaugural Communiversity Day at Pace

Daylong festival featured Harris CODA walk; children’s activities, music, giveaways and more

Hundreds of people turned out for Pace University’s first-ever Communiversity Day, a daylong celebration thanking residents of Pleasantville, MountPleasant and neighboring communities and welcoming them to experience all the 200-acre campus has to offer.   

The day kicked-off with the 2nd Annual Harris Project CODA (co-occurring disorders) Walk, which brought together community members and sports teams from across the region for a 2-mile walk to raise awareness and funds to promote better treatment for people with mental health and substance abuse issues. 

The day also included discovery for all ages with activities such as football and soccer games, drone and robotic demonstrations, animal and bird of prey demonstrations, children’s activities, music, food trucks, giveaways and more.  

“Pace University is a big part of Westchester, and we want to make sure our neighbors know it,’’ said Pace President Marvin Krislov. “There are classes, concerts, sports and activities going on here every day. We want Westchester to experience of all that — and keep coming back to see us.” 

In 2017, Pace University completed a five-year, $100 million transformation of its Pleasantville campus that included new residence halls, a new environmental center complex, expansion of its Jeanette and Morris Kessel Student Center; a 14,000-square foot athletics fieldhouse, new softball and baseball fields and a new multi-purpose field.

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 About Pace University 
Pace University has a proud history of preparing its diverse student body for a lifetime of professional success as a result of its unique program that combines rigorous academics and real-world experiences. Pace is ranked the #1 private, four-year college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, evidence of the transformative education the University provides. From its beginnings as an accounting school in 1906, Pace has grown to three campuses, enrolling 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in more than 150 majors and programs, across a range of disciplines: arts, sciences, business, health care, technology, law, education, and more. The university also has one of the most competitive performing arts programs in the country. Pace has a signature, newly renovated campus in New York City, located in the heart of vibrant Lower Manhattan, next to Wall Street and City Hall, and two campuses in Westchester County, New York: a 200-acre picturesque Pleasantville Campus and a Law School in White Plains. www.pace.edu. Follow us on Twitter at @PaceUnews or on our website: http://www.pace.edu/news

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Press Release: Preparing Students for College a Top Priority at Pace University

07/11/2019

Press Release: Preparing Students for College a Top Priority at Pace University

First-year Orientation sessions started July 1 on the Pleasantville campus

Making sure that new college students are properly prepared for their arrival in September is a top priority for Pace University, which began a series of Orientation sessions for first-year students this month.

On July 1–2, 115 students and 89 family members received an intensive introduction to life at Pace University that included various sessions on Residential Life/Commuter Life, Academic Advising, Money Matters, Campus Involvement, and getting to know more about their First-Year Interest Groups. Sessions for families focused on Career Services, Understanding Community Standards, Money Matters, and a tour of downtown Pleasantville.

Pace University places special emphasis on preparing incoming first-years to ensure that students feel welcome and comfortable with the college experience. Nationally, only 60 percent of incoming college students make it to their sophomore year. Students drop out for a variety of reasons including lack of financial support, as well as social and academic difficulties. Pace University’s retention rate continues to improve in part because of increased faculty-student engagement, financial counseling, and the Pace Path’s emphasis on mentorship, experiential learning, and individualized plans for academic success.

“Student success is central to our efforts at Pace, and it starts before our first-year students join us in the fall,’’ said Provost Vanya Quiñones, PhD. “It’s important for students to feel welcome and connected in their new environment. With the Pace Path, we ensure that every student maximizes their college experience through mentoring, support, planning, soft-skill building, and real-world experiences. Summer Orientation is a fun and relaxing way for our students to get a head start on their Pace Path.’’

Last week’s sessions were the first of four such Orientations being held this month. Sessions for transfer students will be held in August, followed by a final two-day program for first-year students in August.

About Pace University: Pace University has a proud history of preparing its diverse student body for a lifetime of professional success as a result of its unique program that combines rigorous academics and real-world experiences. Pace is ranked the #1 private, four-year college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, evidence of the transformative education the University provides.

From its beginnings as an accounting school in 1906, Pace has grown to three campuses, enrolling 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in more than 150 majors and programs, across a range of disciplines: arts, sciences, business, health care, technology, law, education, and more. The University also has one of the most competitive performing arts programs in the country. Pace has a signature, newly renovated campus in New York City, located in the heart of vibrant Lower Manhattan, next to Wall Street and City Hall, and two campuses in Westchester County, New York: a 200-acre picturesque Pleasantville Campus, and the Elisabeth Haub School of Law School in White Plains. www.pace.edu

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Press Release: Statement from Pace President Marvin Krislov on College Board’s New ‘Adversity Score’

05/16/2019

Press Release: Statement from Pace President Marvin Krislov on College Board’s New ‘Adversity Score’

The College Board will introduce a new “Adversity Score” designed to reflect the social and economic backgrounds of college applicants who take the SAT, news sources reported today. It’s a move to help college admissions officers consider factors including a student’s neighborhood, family, and high school environments when evaluating a prospective student.

Pace University President Marvin Krislov, an expert on affirmative action law and admissions practices, released the following statement:

“This ‘Adversity Score’ could be one of several helpful data points for universities to consider when conducting their holistic review of prospective students. College admissions officers need to do the work to understand the whole person, not just how a student scored on a test.

“The Supreme Court has been clear that if a college or university considers race or ethnicity in assembling an incoming class, it must be only one factor in a holistic review of applicants. The ‘Adversity Index’ can only tell a certain part of the story. 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.”

At Pace, Krislov leads the No. 1 private, four-year college in the country for driving student upward economic mobility, according to Opportunity Insights at Harvard University. Pace’s diverse student body includes considerable numbers of first-generation students and adult learners.  

Krislov was vice-president and general counsel at the University of Michigan for the 2003 landmark case Grutter v. Bollinger, in which the Supreme Court upheld the affirmative action admissions policy of the University of Michigan Law School.  He later served as president of Oberlin College for ten years.

Marvin Krislov’s Biography:

Marvin Krislov became the eighth President of Pace University on August 1, 2017. He is deeply committed to Pace’s mission of Opportunitas—providing all students, regardless of economic background, access to the transformative power of education. He is guiding Pace through its New York City Master Plan to overhaul our downtown campus, and he’s working to bolster Pace’s status as the nation’s leading four-year private college for driving economic mobility. Prior to Krislov’s appointment at Pace, he served for 10 years as the president of Oberlin College, where he led collaborative, consensus-driven efforts to make the college more rigorous, diverse, inclusive, and accessible to students from every socioeconomic background. Prior to Oberlin, he was vice president and general counsel at the University of Michigan, where he led the legal defense of the University’s admission policies that resulted in the 2003 Supreme Court decision recognizing the importance of student body diversity. Krislov earned a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, at Yale University in 1982, and was named a Rhodes Scholar. He earned master’s degrees at Oxford University and Yale, and a juris doctor degree at Yale Law School in 1988. Prior to entering academic life, Krislov served as acting solicitor and then deputy solicitor of national operations in the U.S. Department of Labor. He previously served as associate counsel in the Office of Counsel to the President under President Bill Clinton.

About Pace University:

Pace University has a proud history of preparing its diverse student body for a lifetime of professional success as a result of its unique program that combines rigorous academics and real-world experiences. Pace is ranked the #1 private, four-year college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, evidence of the transformative education the University provides.

From its beginnings as an accounting school in 1906, Pace has grown to three campuses, enrolling 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in more than 150 majors and programs, across a range of disciplines: arts, sciences, business, health care, technology, law, education, and more. The university also has one of the most competitive performing arts programs in the country. Pace has a signature, newly renovated campus in New York City, located in the heart of vibrant Lower Manhattan, next to Wall Street and City Hall, and two campuses in Westchester County, New York: a 200-acre picturesque Pleasantville Campus and a Law School in White Plains.

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Press Release: Pace Student Makes History with Largest Banner Overlooking Brooklyn Bridge ____New Banner Tells New York City: “You have the drive. We have the Path.”

05/15/2019

Press Release: Pace Student Makes History with Largest Banner Overlooking Brooklyn Bridge ____New Banner Tells New York City: “You have the drive. We have the Path.”

Pace University unveiled the largest-ever banner overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge this month, featuring Pace student Taliah Stanley telling New York City that “You have the drive. We have the Path.” A whopping 61 feet wide and 54 feet tall, the covers the northern face of One Pace Plaza, the anchor of Pace’s lower Manhattan campus.

It is part of a marketing campaign that highlights Pace University’s No. 1 ranking among four-year, private colleges for upward economic mobility, according to the Opportunity Insights project at Harvard University. Pace prepare its students for the workplace with targeted majors and programs that are applicable to today’s job market.

The banner features Taliah Stanley, a student in Pace’s Lubin School of Business who is majoring in arts and entertainment management. Stanley is thrilled to be the face drivers and walkers see when they cross the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan. “People are calling me ‘The Face of Pace,’ and that’s incredible,” she said. “I'm so honored to be able to represent this amazing university.”

 “Pace is the University where the American dream comes to life,” said Lelia Franchi, Pace’s interim vice president for University Relations “Our students are driven and on a path for success. This campaign helps set us apart because Pace prepares our students for a career, not just a job.”

Stanley added: “Pace isn't just a school for me, it's my home. Pace is so special because there are so many opportunities to succeed in the greatest city in the world. Pace is the place!”

To view images of the new banner: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ui9fe7t6zboc4xw/AABiPhbrgcTZkqQY4XsHm_y0a?dl=0   

About Pace University

Pace University has a proud history of preparing its diverse student body for a lifetime of professional success as a result of its unique program that combines rigorous academics and real-world experiences. Pace is ranked the #1 private, four-year college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, evidence of the transformative education the University provides.

From its beginnings as an accounting school in 1906, Pace has grown to three campuses, enrolling 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in more than 150 majors and programs, across a range of disciplines: arts, sciences, business, health care, technology, law, education, and more. The university also has one of the most competitive performing arts programs in the country. Pace has a signature, newly renovated campus in New York City, located in the heart of vibrant Lower Manhattan, next to Wall Street and City Hall, and two campuses in Westchester County, New York: a 200-acre picturesque Pleasantville Campus and a Law School in White Plains. www.pace.edu

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"VICE" featured Richard Shadick, a professor of psychology and director of the counseling center at Pace University in "Is '13 Reasons Why' Really as Dangerous as People Say? It's Complicated"

05/06/2019

"VICE" featured Richard Shadick, a professor of psychology and director of the counseling center at Pace University in "Is '13 Reasons Why' Really as Dangerous as People Say? It's Complicated"

...So what’s going on here—is one of these studies wildly off-base? Nope. Both studies are accurate (though each has its limitations), and both bring up important points about 13 Reasons Why and television’s portrayal of suicide, said Richard Shadick, a professor of psychology and director of the counseling center at Pace University. Shadick wasn’t involved with either study. 

The important distinction, he said, is the season each team studied. The content and framing is pretty different in seasons one and two—and the latter ends on a more upbeat note than season one did. In the final episode of season one, we watch Hannah take her life. In the final episode of season two, Hannah’s parents hold a memorial service for their daughter and Clay, who’d been haunted by Hannah’s “ghost” all season, moves on. “I love you and I let you go,” he tells her.

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