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USA Today featured Lubin Professor Andrew Coggins in "When will it be safe to cruise again? These signs that will help you decide when to sail"

02/05/2021

USA Today featured Lubin Professor Andrew Coggins in "When will it be safe to cruise again? These signs that will help you decide when to sail"

What will it take to start cruising again?

To resume sailing, the government has set strict standards for cruise lines.

"The lines have to be able to successfully, quickly and cheaply screen passengers before they board," says Andrew Coggins, a professor at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. Cruise lines must also have CDC-approved procedures and facilities to identify, isolate and treat any cases that may get through the screening.

Coggins expects some cruise ships to meet those standards in the first half of the year, but most passengers won't feel safe planning a cruise until the CDC procedures are proven effective.

"The next couple of months will give an indication of whether the industry can return to operations this summer or fall," he says.

If you're interested in booking a cruise for late 2021, there's no need to wait, says Tanner Callais, editor of the cruise site Cruzely.com

"The good news through this pandemic is that passengers haven't been out any money, despite the turmoil," he says. Cruise lines have either refunded passengers or offered a generous credit. 

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Associated Press via USA Today featured alumn Maral Javadifar in "Bucs double up female coaches in Super Bowl with not 1 but 2"

02/04/2021

Associated Press via USA Today featured alumn Maral Javadifar in "Bucs double up female coaches in Super Bowl with not 1 but 2"

Maral Javadifar thought Katie Sowers making history a year ago as the first female to coach in a Super Bowl meant that topic had been handled once and for all.

Nope.

Thanks to Tampa Bay coach Bruce Arians, there are twice as many women to help with the ensuing media attention. Javadifar, assistant strength and conditioning coach, and assistant defensive line coach Lori Locust follow in Sowers' footsteps with the Bucs the only NFL team with two female coaches this season.

“I do look forward to the day that it’s no longer newsworthy to be a woman working in the pros or making the Super Bowl for that matter,” Javadifar said Monday. "And, you know, I hope we get to a point where all people are afforded equal opportunities to work in professional sports because there are a lot of great qualified coaches out there.”

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A native of Queens, New York, Javadifar played college basketball inspired by her mother who couldn't even watch sports growing up in Iran. A torn ACL before she got to Pace University helped steer her into physical therapy.

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Read "Bucs female assistants following in historic footsteps at Super Bowl" in Tampa Bay Times.

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USA Today featured Haub Law Professor Bennett Gershman in "'Release the transcripts': Ben Crump slams decision in Breonna Taylor case, calls out systemic racism in the legal system"

09/30/2020

USA Today featured Haub Law Professor Bennett Gershman in "'Release the transcripts': Ben Crump slams decision in Breonna Taylor case, calls out systemic racism in the legal system"

Bennett Gershman, a nationally recognized expert on prosecutorial ethics who teaches law at Pace University in New York, said under those rules prosecutors could elect to reveal their grand jury recommendations or keep them confidential. He said he is not aware of any prosecutor being sanctioned for disclosing a recommendation. 

Grand jury proceedings are secret for four reasons, the U.S. Supreme Court has said:

  • To prevent those under investigation from interfering with witnesses;

  • to encourage witnesses to speak freely;

  • to reduce the chance that a person about to be indicted will flee;

  • and to protect innocent people who may be grand jury targets but are never indicted.

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USA Today featured Lubin Professor Andrew Coggins in "Why are airlines still flying in and out of US coronavirus hot spots and will they continue?"

04/01/2020

USA Today featured Lubin Professor Andrew Coggins in "Why are airlines still flying in and out of US coronavirus hot spots and will they continue?"

To avoid conditions becoming more dire, Andrew Coggins, a clinical professor of management at Pace University, suggested measures such as taking the temperature of passengers before they board planes, to avoid halting flights. No U.S. airlines have announced such measures before takeoff.

“It’ll wreak havoc on the plane turn-around times, but it’ll signal to the passengers that the airlines take their health seriously,” Coggins said. “If you know or have indications that you may be sick, you should not fly!”

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USA Today featured Lubin Professor Andrew Coggins Jr. in "Diamond Princess, Grand Princess cruise line had high rates of illness even before coronavirus"

03/23/2020

USA Today featured Lubin Professor Andrew Coggins Jr. in "Diamond Princess, Grand Princess cruise line had high rates of illness even before coronavirus"

“Once someone made their final payment, if they can go from toilet to toilet, they are going to go on their cruise ship,” said Andrew Coggins Jr., a professor in the business school at Pace University in New York who specializes in the cruise industry.

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