NYIT in the Media


Koenig Cited in The Washington Post

Aug 14, 2018

Robert Koenig, associate professor of hospitality studies and associate dean of the School of Management, offers his expertise in a Washington Post story about what people take away from their hotel rooms. Koenig tells the Post, “Many hotels experience guests taking an unusually high amount of [toiletry] items throughout their stay, reasoning that they paid for these items in the cost of the room.” When this happens, he says, hotels’ operating costs increase.

A hotel room’s “branded glassware, TV remote controls, pillows, hair dryers, clock radios, VCRs and plants” are clearly not supposed to be taken away by guests, notes Koenig. When these items disappear, the guest will usually be charged.


NYITCOM at A-State White Coat Ceremony Featured in Jonesboro Media

Aug 10, 2018

KAIT and other local news stations covered the third annual NYITCOM at A-State White Coat ceremony on August 10. As mentioned in these stories, the 120 new medical students of the Class of 2022 received their coats at the Fowler Center on the campus of Arkansas State University.

Shane Speights, D.O., site dean, NYITCOM at A-State, said, “In a time like no other the need for talented, forward-thinking physicians is great, and in this region of the nation especially. It is for that reason that NYITCOM College of Osteopathic Medicine has stepped forward to help address that need."


McNally Cited in Christian Science Monitor

Aug 10, 2018

In a story examining the potential impact of bigoted social media posts, the Christian Science Monitor cites NYIT Director of Experiential Education Adrienne McNally. McNally, an expert on employee citizenship and civic engagement, urges a broad perspective rather than hasty judgment for offensive statements.

“People should be held accountable for what they've posted when it reflects who they are,” she says in the article, which also appeared at Yahoo News. “However, for many people, these posts represent momentary lapses in judgment that remain forever on the internet. This is especially true for people that were posting while in their tweens and teens, when they didn't necessarily know who they were and what they stood for.”


Fairbairn Advises on Credit Cards for Foreign Travel

Aug 08, 2018

Credit information website WalletHub features NYIT School of Management’s Alan Fairbairn as an expert regarding international credit cards. Fairbairn, an associate professor of hospitality management, reminds readers to choose a credit card accepted in the countries where they will be traveling. In addition, he warns of foreign transaction fees and fluctuations in exchange rates. “You also need to put a good deal of charges on your card to maintain preferential treatment,” he says.


Entrepreneurship Expert Interviewed on WGN Radio

Aug 07, 2018

Joanne Scillitoe, Ph.D., of NYIT School of Management is interviewed about developing business ideas on today’s episode of the Mason Vera Paine Show on WGN Radio. Scillitoe explains how to evaluate business ideas before pursuing them, tells when a non-disclosure agreement is a good idea, and offers other strategic advice for people interested in entrepreneurship.


Vakman at Economist.com: How to Impress When Applying for M.B.A.

Jul 26, 2018

NYIT’s director of graduate admissions Michelle Vakman is cited in a new article at Economist.com on what kinds of prior experience can create an impressive application to a graduate school of business. She encourages students who are applying for an M.B.A. immediately after earning a bachelor’s degree, saying, “Any leadership role or relevant experience on a résumé can be helpful. For example, if you are interested in marketing, you can highlight any type of marketing you've done, even if it was for a student club or in a volunteer role.”


Marketing Professor Cited As Credit Card Expert

Jul 20, 2018

NYIT Associate Professor of Marketing Veneta Sotiropoulos, Ph.D., answers questions in this WalletHub post about credit cards without foreign transaction fees. She notes that not charging such fees increases customer loyalty and positions the card as suitable for frequent travelers. Instead of earning money from fees, she says, such credit card companies make up the difference (and sometimes more) in higher interest charges or late payment fees.


U.S. News & World Report Quotes Admissions Director on GRE Scores

Jul 16, 2018

Michelle Vakman, director of graduate admissions, was quoted in U.S. News & World Report regarding the interpretation a “good GRE exam score.” She notes that NYIT reviews GRE percentiles to help determine admission, stating, "Scoring above a 50th percentile, both overall and in the section that is most relevant to the course of study a student is seeking, is usually a good starting point.”


AARP Quotes Yao on Chronic Pain

Jul 12, 2018

Sheldon Yao, D.O., chair and associate professor, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, NYITCOM, was featured in an AARP article regarding chronic pain in older adults. A Harris Poll of 2,000 adults commissioned by the American Osteopathic Association found that half of survey participants ages 65 and older have experienced protracted chronic pain, with back pain being the most common complaint. Supporting the use of non-pharmaceutical therapies and treatments, Yao optimistically states:

“There are always aches and pains that come with aging. But we can help find ways to cope so they can continue to do what they love to do.”


Anid’s Prominent Promotion Featured in The Island Now

Jul 07, 2018

The appointment of Nada Anid, Ph.D., to the newly minted position of Vice President for Strategic Communications and External Affairs was featured in The Island Now. In the feature, Anid discusses success in her former role as NYIT School of Engineering and Computing Sciences’ first female dean, as well as her vision for the future.

“My job will be to realize our new president’s vision and to make NYIT better known as the place for makers, for doers, for inventors and innovators, and to make NYIT a premiere polytechnic both on Long Island and in New York,” Anid said. “That will be the main message we’re going to push forward.”

Additional coverage appeared in Long Island Business News.