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Setters Hit Their Stride

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From winning first place in the 2017 College Fed Challenge, to receiving accolades at the 2017 National Model UN conference, to overseeing safety precautions along the Hudson River, Pace students are taking huge strides ahead of the pack!

It’s no wonder why Pace has been booming with Setter pride lately! With all their recent awards and successes, students have been setting the pace (ha!) for schools nationwide. We’re so proud of all of the outstanding superstars here at Pace, and we can’t wait to share more success stories in the near future. What have they been up to this week? Check out the latest below:

Breaking Ground

The NYC Model United Nations program broke new ground during the 2017 National Model UN conference in Washington, DC, recently. They received both a Distinguished Delegation and Honorable Mention Delegation award, as well as six Outstanding Position Paper Awards for their written work. Wowza! For a behind-the-scenes look at the Model UN team here at Pace, be sure to visit their blog.

Model Students

The PLV Model UN team just won seven—count 'em, seven—awards at the Southern Regional Model United Nations Atlanta conference, including Honorable Delegation and Outstanding Position Paper. Check out the pic!

Challenge Accepted

After taking home first place at the regional 2017 College Fed Challenge Liberty Street division, Pace students went full force to Washington, DC, where they won first place at the 2017 National College Federal Reserve Challenge for the third time in four years. Pace faced stiff competition at the national level from schools like Harvard and Princeton, but came out on top at this prestigious competition that tests students’ understanding of the US economy, monetary policymaking, and the role of the Federal Reserve System.

River Safety

Christina Thomas ’19, an Environmental Studies major on the NYC Campus, recently attended a two-day PAWSA workshop to look into the safety along the Hudson River and whether additional anchorage sites were necessary. She was then interviewed by WAMC/Northeast Public Radio about her impressions. “I’m not less concerned. I’m not necessarily more concerned,” Thomas said. “I am still skeptical, however.”

Building Your Bardbot

Anastasia Glouchtenko, a Computer Science major on the NYC Campus, uploaded a thorough and fun tutorial on how to build a BardBot. Watch the video the whole way through, because the end is pretty lit. ;) You can also subscribe for more robot-building content to come!

Haiku Against Hazing

The results are in! Izabella Morris ’20, Kirk Pineda ’18, and Peter Roy ’18 have all been named winners of the Haiku Against Hazing contest. With clever words and a clear purpose, they presented their thoughts on the dangerous tradition of hazing in three-line poetic format. You can read their work on the Pace Library website now!