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Pacific in the Press

Featuring Margee Ensign, Alex Khan, Robert Nash, Rex Frazier, Patrick Day and Jeff Michael
Aug 31, 2015

quote of the week

Here are examples of how University of the Pacific was represented in the media in recent days:

Summaries

Smithsonian
Escape from Boko Haram
September 2015
In northern Nigeria, a fearless American educator has created a refuge for young women desperate to evade the terrorist group Boko Haram. She is Margee Ensign, president of the American University of Nigeria and past dean of the School of International Studies. Ensign also served as associate provost for International Initiatives at Pacific.
Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/escape-from-boko-haram-180956333/#lbtXzybrFlE3VLQy.99

The Sacramento Bee
Students get an education on power of Capitol lobbyists
Aug. 26, 2015
In this Opinion Page piece, law students Alex Khan and Robert Nash write about a bill to regulate lobbying that they developed as part of their coursework in the McGeorge Legislative and Public Policy Clinic. "We set out to write a bill that would be important to California and its citizens," they explain. "We have received quite an education." The fate of the bill, AB1200, may be decided this week. Adjunct professor Rex Frazier leads the clinic.
Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/soapbox/article32460363.html#storylink=cpy

Central Valley Business Journal
University of the Pacific gets grant to aid first-generation students
Aug. 24, 2015
A $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will help 200 first-generation, low-income or disabled students attend University of the Pacific. "This grant will enable Pacific to build on its longstanding commitment to first-generation and low-income students," said Patrick Day, vice president for student life. "We recognize the importance of our SUCCESS program in helping these students achieve their full potential by providing the necessary resources for them to succeed."
Read more: http://cvbj.biz/2015/08/24/university-of-the-pacific-gets-grant-to-aid-first-generation-students/ 

The Record
Seasonal layoffs boost SJ County jobless rate
Aug. 21, 2015
San Joaquin County's unemployment rate rose to 8.9 percent in July, mostly due to the summer furlough for public school workers and a normal seasonal lull in farm jobs, state employment officials reported. Jeffrey Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, said the year-over figures showed solid employment growth for San Joaquin County, "in line with the rest of the state." "Great month for the state of California," he said.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20150821/NEWS/150829918/-1/A_OPINION

The Record
Driving home a love of reading
Aug. 21, 2015
Children's books by authors such as Dr. Seuss, Alice Chertle, Maurice Sendak and Alice Chertle will now be available for youngsters to borrow when they ride buses in the city. San Joaquin Regional Transit District kicked off its Book on Buses program Friday with a children's storybook time and a free bus ride to support countywide literacy efforts. Crates filled with children's books have been installed on five of the district's Metro Express buses. Children who ride those buses can take a book from the basket, read them at home and then return them to any bus, or any branch of the San Joaquin County library. Along with the county library, the Books on Buses program is sponsored by Health Plan of San Joaquin and University of the Pacific.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20150821/NEWS/150829921

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