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Pacific in the Press | Nov. 29, 2016

Nov 29, 2016

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

Summaries

Insight
McGeorge Immigration Clinic Prepares For Trump Administration
Nov. 22, 2016
Insight host Beth Ruyak talked with Raquel Aldana, professor of law, and Blake Nordahl, associate professor of law, about how clients of the McGeorge Immigration Clinic have reacted to Trump's election. "The day after the election, we got over 50 phone calls from individuals calling the clinic scared," Nordahl said. Aldana commented that it is difficult to predict what is in store. "The problem with sound bites is that it's hard to know what (President-elect Trump) is actually talking about," she said.
Listen to the interview: http://www.capradio.org/news/insight/2016/11/22/insight-112216a/

The Mercury News
University officials: Undocumented students studying abroad should return home
Nov. 23, 2016
Pamela Eibeck is listed among the more than 200 college and university presidents who have signed a statement calling on Trump to continue and expand DACA. This article was also quoted in the Daily Democrat (Woodland).
Read more: http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/11/23/university-officials-undocumented-students-studying-abroad-should-return-home/
Daily Democrat (Woodland): http://www.dailydemocrat.com/social-affairs/20161123/undocumented-students-abroad-advised-to-return-to-us-before-inauguration

The Record
Pacific students rally in support of scholarships for Syrians
Nov. 21, 2016
Students at University of the Pacific are hoping the community will come together and support scholarships for Syrians displaced by conflict overseas. Members of the university's Middle Eastern Club held a peaceful protest outside the school's dining hall to raise awareness of the airstrikes on Syrian schools as well as to collect signatures in support of providing scholarships for Syrian refugees. "... We as students of Pacific want to give the opportunity for Syrian refugees to have a seat on campus," said club founder Zaina Chaban, a junior majoring in biology. "We want them to be able to have an education."
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/news/20161121/pacific-students-rally-in-support-of-scholarships-for-syrians

Salon
Behind the ancient foods that made Thanksgiving
Nov. 25, 2016
Ken Albala, professor of history, explains where Thanksgiving food traditions may have originated. We only have one firsthand account of the "first" Thanksgiving - a brief paragraph by Edward Winslow that doesn't mention any of these foods. It's been shown, time and again, that the idea of a unique culinary tradition originating from a feast between the Pilgrims and their Native American neighbors is more advertising myth than historical truth. This article was originally placed in The Conversation on Nov. 25, 2015.
Read more: http://www.salon.com/2016/11/25/ancient-history-of-thanksgiving_partner/
The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/passeth-the-cranbrry-sauce-the-medieval-origins-of-thanksgiving-50562

The Sacramento Bee
We can't fix homelessness without regional strategy
Nov. 26, 2016
The Sacramento Bee editorial board cites a project of McGeorge School of Law and WellSpace Health to run a roving medical-legal clinic that will specifically serve homeless people who need to get warrants, tickets and fines removed from their records or get credit and immigration issues resolved.
Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/editorials/article117135743.html

The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento-area consumers expected to open wallets for holiday shopping
Nov. 23, 2016
Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, is predicting healthy growth in consumer spending. The big question this holiday season isn't about whether consumers will spend. It's about where and how they'll spend it - online or in physical stores. Traditional retailers, Michael said, "are fighting against the changing consumer shopping patterns." Michael was also quoted by KFBK radio in Sacramento.
Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/news/business/article116773668.html
KFBK-AM (Sacramento) clip: http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=e6c08a43-b49e-4f80-a27f-21fcf512ceb4

The Sacramento Bee

Black Friday loses luster to upstart Thanksgiving Thursday Nov. 25, 2016 Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, predicted that some might use shopping as therapy for a rough election. "People are exhausted. They could use a break," Michael said. Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/news/business/article116967793.html The Sacramento Bee Sacramento City Council approves hotly debated marijuana cultivation ordinance Nov. 24, 2016A recent regional cannabis business analysis prepared by the Center for Business and Policy Research was referenced in a proposed Sacramento city ordinance, which seeks to control the impact of marijuana cultivation on surrounding neighborhoods. Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article116655963.html

The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento City Council approves hotly debated marijuana cultivation ordinance
Nov. 24, 2016
A recent regional cannabis business analysis prepared by the Center for Business and Policy Research was referenced in a proposed Sacramento city ordinance, which seeks to control the impact of marijuana cultivation on surrounding neighborhoods.
Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article116655963.html