The Results Are In!

We asked and you answered! Expanding on the University’s academic theme of “Justice,” we asked the Pace Community several hard-hitting questions to better understand their interpretation of the theme.

“I was thrilled to see how diverse the responses were to the questions, as they are reflective of the diversity of the Pace Community,” says University Director for Student Academic Engagement, Sue Maxam, EdD.

The questions, which were posted in both Opportunitas and The Pulse during the fall semester, sought to open a dialogue and get respondents really thinking about equality, freedom, fairness, happiness, and respect.

“The polling was important because these controversial questions enabled our community to think about, and weigh-in on, justice related questions that have no easy answers,” Maxam explains. “In the end, 100% of respondents had justice in mind when answering the questions, yet their personal experiences, cultural or religious backgrounds, and moral upbringing all resulted in different conceptions of what the ‘right’ answer was.”

The following graphs express the poll data collected from faculty, staff, and students during the Fall 2012 semester:

How do you weigh in on the questions above? What do you think these results say about the Pace Community? Tell us what you think in the comments section below!

Making Tough Choices

What is justice? In the real world, the answer is not always black and white. Join Pace Professor and police management national expert Joseph Ryan for a talk on justice from a law enforcement perspective on February 6 in NYC.

What is justice? In the real world, the answer is not always black and white. Join Professor Joseph Ryan, PhD, director of Pace’s Department of Criminal Justice and Security, for a talk on justice from a law enforcement perspective on February 6 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Birnbaum Library Student Lounge.

Professor Ryan speaks from years of experience grappling with concrete issues of justice and security–as an academic, an educator, a 25-year veteran of the NYPD, and a consultant to police departments and government agencies. Professor Ryan will discuss his work and the tough choices that come with trying to find real justice in a complex world.

Light refreshments will be served.

Melting Potluck

On September 25, share your culture and its delicious foods at the Peace, Justice, and Sustainability Cultural Fair on the PLV Campus.

The new PJS (Peace, Justice, and Sustainability) club invites you to share and celebrate differences at the Peace, Justice, and Sustainability International Food and Culture Sharing on Tuesday, September 25 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Butcher Suite.

Share your cultural heritage, discuss and present cultural dress, music, and food from your family’s heritage, and share food from other cultures as you learn more about the PJS club and International Day of Peace.

For more information, contact Professor Frances Delahanty at, Brandon McCluskey a, or Vanessa Ramkissoon of Paragon House at