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Westchester County Business Journal featured Pace University’s unveiling of its new Student Veterans Center in "Pace University opens Student Veterans Center"

09/22/2020

Westchester County Business Journal featured Pace University’s unveiling of its new Student Veterans Center in "Pace University opens Student Veterans Center"

President Marvin Krislov joined New York State Senator Peter Harckham, student veterans and campus leaders on Monday for a grand opening of Pace University’s Student Veterans Center on its Pleasantville campus. The new center, which was made possible with the help of a $200,000 grant secured by Senator Harckham, will serve as a one-stop resource center for student veterans at Pace, which has hundreds of student veterans and dependents across its campuses, including 60 in Westchester. The new SVC is centrally located on campus inside the Kessel Student Center.

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Westchester County Business Journal featured Pace University’s Energy and Climate Center in "Westchester County Association issues report on recovery from the pandemic"

09/18/2020

Westchester County Business Journal featured Pace University’s Energy and Climate Center in "Westchester County Association issues report on recovery from the pandemic"

The Westchester County Association (WCA) announced plans to partner with the #PaceU Land Use Law Center to establish an Employer Assisted Housing Program. Read more about the COVID-19 relief report @westfaironline: https://bit.ly/2FIUekV

The Westchester County Association (WCA) has released a report with numerous ideas and concrete initiatives regarding what needs to be done to promote economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Michael N. Romita, president and CEO of the WCA, said, “The advocacy agenda and initiatives outlined in this report are the result of a collaborative effort of some of the region’s most dedicated professionals from business, nonprofit, education, labor and government. As we implement these initiatives and continue to collaborate with key stakeholders across industry sectors and throughout the region, we will achieve tangible progress toward a stronger, more resilient economy for our region. “

The report is titled “Towards a Stronger Future.” It was developed by WCA’s Post Pandemic Working Group.

“The pandemic continues to dominate our personal and professional lives,” the report states. “As the summer of 2020 draws to a close, over 33,000 New Yorkers have died – more than 1,400 in Westchester alone. Unemployment in the Hudson Valley stands at 13.6 percent – Westchester is at 14.2 percent – with tens of thousands yet to find work. Businesses of all types and sizes remain under existential threat, and significant budget deficits confront our state and local governments. These facts are painful to acknowledge.”

The report then goes on to call for action, saying, “Westchester has enviable resources at its disposal – a broad economic base, a strong and expanding health care sector, top-flight schools and institutions of higher learning, immediate proximity to New York City, a mixture of municipalities, towns and villages, vibrant arts and cultural institutions, parks and outdoor space, engaged nonprofits, and an increasingly diverse population. We can take stock of the financial, political, and racial tensions now clearly exposed and we can put the framework in place to work towards a stronger future.”

Among the specifics the report says should be undertaken if not already underway:

  • Collaborate with the Housing Action Council and Pace University’s Land Use Law Center to establish an Employer Assisted Housing Program that employers can offer their employees to help secure housing.
  • Partner with Pace University’s Energy and Climate Center to develop a clean energy information clearinghouse to drive awareness and understanding of the range of programs and resources (financial and otherwise) available to developers, building owners and businesses wishing to transition to a lower carbon footprint.

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Westchester & Fairfield County Business Journals featured President Marvin Krislov's piece "The college experience has turned into something entirely different"

05/04/2020

Westchester & Fairfield County Business Journals featured President Marvin Krislov's piece "The college experience has turned into something entirely different"

Over a week or two in the middle of March, everything about the way we run Pace University changed. First we shifted to remote learning, as it became clear that it wasn’t safe to gather in lecture halls and seminar rooms. Next we asked our employees to work from home, once we knew that commuting wasn’t a good idea. Finally, we moved most students out of their residence halls, as it became clear that our remote period would last through the rest of the semester and Gov. Andrew Cuomo instituted the New York State on PAUSE order.

Across the state and the country, everyone has had to reorient how they live and work. The shift was a big adjustment for our students, for our faculty, and for our staff. It has been a big change for me, too.

But I’ve also come to realize just how much hasn’t changed.

I’m running the University via phone calls and videoconferences. I’m teaching an undergraduate course on public education via Zoom meetings. I’m figuring out how and when to safely go grocery shopping, and I’m pleased to report that my daughter, a college sophomore now continuing her own education remotely, and I are doing surprisingly good job of staying out of each other’s way as we spend our days working from different corners of home. Our faculty, staff, and students—and others across Westchester—are dealing with these same challenges, and with many others. People are dealing with work, with families, with health and wellness, with keeping households together.

What’s not at all different for so many of us are our values. It’s critically important to all of us at Pace that our students stay current in their coursework and on track toward their planned graduation. We’re working together, supporting each other, and helping our students to succeed. We’ll be using the summer to come up with even more innovative ways to educate our students, however that education is delivered. Pace has always been a community of hardworking, ambitious doers and strivers, and we’re still showing that same perseverance and dedication, just in different ways.

In fact, what I’ve found most remarkable about all this change is how well it has gone. There have been some speed bumps along the way, of course. I’m certainly not the only faculty member who took a little while to interacting with my via little boxes on a screen rather than as people sitting around a table. I know students miss their friends and miss in-person interaction with their professors. But the fundamentals remain in place. Our faculty and staff remain dedicated to our students’ success, and are students remain hardworking, optimistic, and determined to succeed.

Our IT department is reporting that nearly 2,000 videoconferences are happening across the University each day, for lectures and counseling and tutoring and meetings. We’re seeing connections from more than 75 countries around the world, as students, faculty, and staff continue their work from wherever they are—and continue to meet and collaborate with global partners. We’re running  virtual social events to keep students connected to one another, and we’re providing support for our faculty and staff, both the kind that helps them do their jobs and the kind that helps them stay calm, happy, focused, and grounded.

The technology we have available today—combined with the resilience we’ve always displayed—is what lets us keep doing our work so effectively. Perhaps for the first time, I’m telling parents to encourage their students to keep their heads buried in their computers or their phones. It’s how we’ll all keep learning, keep connecting, avoid loneliness. It’s why we’re creating programming to keep everyone connected even as we’re separated. And it’s how all of us will stay strong.

I can’t pretend to know precisely what’s going to happen over the next few months. But I do know that our students will remain on their educational paths—and ultimately see themselves enriched and strengthened by the experience of the extraordinary times we’re living through.

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Westchester County Business Journal featured Elisabeth Haub School of Law students in "Law School Wins First Place in Mock Trial Regionals"

02/26/2020

Westchester County Business Journal featured Elisabeth Haub School of Law students in "Law School Wins First Place in Mock Trial Regionals"

Beating out some of the top law schools in the country for the second year in a row, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University has captured first place in the regional competition of the prestigious Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial Competition.

The team competed in the regional mock trial run by the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) on January 25, 2020. They will now move to the national competition in Cincinnati, Ohio during the first week in March.

The students' coach was Adjunct Professor Betty Lawrence Lewis, assisted by Ikeisha Al Shabazz.

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Westchester County Business Journal featured Haub Law graduate and adjunct professor Philip M. Halpern in "White Plains lawyer Philip Halpern named to federal bench"

02/22/2020

Westchester County Business Journal featured Haub Law graduate and adjunct professor Philip M. Halpern in "White Plains lawyer Philip Halpern named to federal bench"

White Plains attorney Philip M. Halpern has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as a federal judge.

The Senate approved his nomination Feb. 12 by a 77-19 vote, including support from U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer and opposition by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.

Halpern, who lives in Greenwich, Connecticut, has strong connections to Westchester County. He will receive $208,000 as a judge.

He graduated from Pace University Law School – now the Elisabeth Haub School of Law – in 1980. He teaches a class as an adjunct professor, titled Anatomy of a Trial: The burden of Proof, and he stated on a Senate questionnaire that he would like to continue teaching at Pace upon confirmation.

He was managing partner of Collier Halpern & Newberg LLP in White Plains for 36 years.

And Fox News legal analyst and court show “judge” Jeanine Pirro, a former Westchester judge and district attorney, recommended Halpern to President Trump for the post.

Trump nominated Halpern in 2018 to fill a vacant seat in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Halpern has never held a judicial office, but after graduation from Pace he clerked for federal judge Ben Cooper.

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Westchester County Business Journal featured Mary Baglivo in "Marketing Officer and VP Named at Pace University"

02/11/2020

Westchester County Business Journal featured Mary Baglivo in "Marketing Officer and VP Named at Pace University"

Mary Baglivo has been appointed chief marketing officer and vice president for university relations at Pace University. Baglivo will oversee marketing, communications, special events and government affairs and community relations for all three Pace campuses.

Previously, Baglivo served as vice chancellor for communications and marketing at Rutgers University and chief marketing officer and vice president of global marketing at Northwestern University.

Before her move to higher education, Baglivo was CEO Americas at Saatchi & Saatchi.

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