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PR Newswire featured Pace University in "IBM Call for Code Names Winner of 2020 Global Challenge and Announces New Initiative to Combat Racial Injustice"

10/21/2020

PR Newswire featured Pace University in "IBM Call for Code Names Winner of 2020 Global Challenge and Announces New Initiative to Combat Racial Injustice"

Agrolly was created by a distributed team of developers from Brazil, India, Mongolia and Taiwan who met at Pace University in New York City. Powered by IBM Cloud Object Storage, IBM Watson Studio, and IBM Watson Assistant, Agrolly aims to fill information gaps so farmers with limited resources can make more informed decisions, and obtain the necessary financing to help improve their economic outcomes.

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News12 featured student organizers of the campus vigil for DJ Henry and how the Pace community is planning its first Social Justice Week in "Pace University students pause to remember school athlete shot by Pleasantville officer 10 years ago"

10/19/2020

News12 featured student organizers of the campus vigil for DJ Henry and how the Pace community is planning its first Social Justice Week in "Pace University students pause to remember school athlete shot by Pleasantville officer 10 years ago"

Now Pace students who were in elementary and middle school at the time of Henry's death are honoring his memory. "When we think about DJ Henry and we think about what he means to me personally, I think about how I can be a better person, how I can do more on campus. How I can change more," says student Stephanie Nazario. And while the tensions between police and people of color have continued over the last decade, some students say they have hope for the future. "I'm super proud of our generation and I just hope that we continue that as we get older. I hope this isn't just a trend," says Annabel Keppel-Palmer. The students continue to tell Henry's story and plan to continue their work with an annual "Social Justice Week," which will start on Oct. 26.

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The Examiner featured about 200 Pace University student-athletes in "Pace Athletes March for Racial Justice and Remember DJ Henry"

08/31/2020

The Examiner featured about 200 Pace University student-athletes in "Pace Athletes March for Racial Justice and Remember DJ Henry"

About 200 Pace University student-athletes marched from the Pleasantville campus to the Thornwood Town Center Sunday afternoon, calling for racial justice and an end to police brutality against people of color.

Holding signs and chanting slogans, the diverse group of athletes ended the walk with a rally where Danroy (DJ) Henry, a Black 20-year-old Pace student and a member of the school’s football team, was shot and killed by a Pleasantville police officer nearly 10 years ago.

Carlton Aiken, quarterback for the Pace University football team, said the captains of all of the school’s sports teams collectively agreed not to practice last Thursday, the day after six NBA teams and several Major League Baseball teams decided against playing following the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisc.

“We sat out of practice, so we didn’t want to sit by and do nothing, we wanted to be seen and heard and what better way to be seen and heard than walking to where a tragic event had happened to someone on our campus and one of our fellow athletes,” Aiken said.

Several students said that since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May and last week’s incident involving Blake, an increasing number of Pace students have become increasingly aware of what happened to Henry in the early morning hours of Oct. 17, 2010.

“I know that some people know the basics of the story but they don’t know the details and they don’t know all the ins and outs,” said Blair Wynn, a 2015 Pace graduate and a current assistant football coach. “A lot of stuff is not discussed as it should be, as it needs to be, if you ask me.”

Henry was behind the wheel of a car parked in the fire lane next to the curb with two friends, out celebrating after a game with teammates. Meanwhile, a fight had broken out outside the old Finnegan’s Bar & Grill in the Town Center. A Mount Pleasant police officer asked that Henry move his car, and when he did Pleasantville Police Officer Aaron Hess walked in front of the vehicle and shot through the windshield. Hess was then propelled onto the hood of the car. Henry died a short while later.

A grand jury failed to indict Hess several months later. Henry’s parents filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the officer and the Village of Pleasantville, settling in 2016 for about $6 million.

Some of the marchers also called for authorities to reopen the case in hopes of investigating and trying Hess for Henry’s death. Earlier this summer a change.org petition was launched with a goal of collecting 500,000 signatures. As of Sunday, more than 352,000 names are on the petition.

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News12 featured Pace University in "Pace athletes organize march from campus to spot where DJ Henry was fatally shot"

08/31/2020

News12 featured Pace University in "Pace athletes organize march from campus to spot where DJ Henry was fatally shot"

Hundreds of Pace University student athletes took to the streets Sunday afternoon for a peaceful protest. The students say they are demanding justice for an unarmed Black Pace University football player who was shot by a white police officer 10 years ago. The Teller Reports writes about where some big name Hollywood stars went to school and Pace gets a mention.

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News12 featured Hundreds of Pace University student athletes in "Pace University student athletes march in honor of Black football player shot by police in 2010"

08/31/2020

News12 featured Hundreds of Pace University student athletes in "Pace University student athletes march in honor of Black football player shot by police in 2010"

Hundreds of Pace University student athletes took to the streets Sunday afternoon for a peaceful protest. The students say they are demanding justice for an unarmed Black Pace University football player who was shot by a white police officer 10 years ago. The Teller Reports writes about where some big name Hollywood stars went to school and Pace gets a mention.

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amNY featured Pace University in "New York City students can learn tips for college auditions through online musical theater program"

08/11/2020

amNY featured Pace University in "New York City students can learn tips for college auditions through online musical theater program"

Broadway Dreams is hosting ZOOMIFIEDS, a new mentor-driven musical theater training that aims to give students a leg up on the college audition process. The program will take place from Wednesday, Aug. 12 through Sunday, Aug. 16. Participating colleges include New York City’s own Manhattan School of Music and Pace University.

“For years now, Broadway Dreams has worked closely with the brilliant educators who are responsible for some of the nation’s top college and university musical theater programs to offer our students unique access and information through Broadway Dreams University,” said Broadway Dreams Co-Founder and President, Annette Tanner. “We are incredibly thrilled to have assisted countless students and parents navigate the daunting college audition process and we are proud of the tremendous acceptance rate for Broadway Dreams students across the country.”

ZOOMIFIEDS classes and seminars for students will cover a wide range of topics, including how to master pre-recorded and live-streamed auditions in the age of COVID19, college audition monologues, dance calls, and image and styling tips. For parents, the program will provide round table conversations with representatives from participating universities; parent-to-parent panels, and seminars by renowned college audition coach, Mary Anna Dennard, and Leayne Dempsey from WeAreTheatreMajor.com.

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