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Pacific in the Press | Dec. 5, 2017

Dec 5, 2017

Quote of the week:Taxing higher education...is bad public policy that would threaten economic growth and educational opportunities for generations to come --President Pamela Eibeck, The Record, Dec. 2, 2017

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

"Delta residents vent about Jerry Brown's twin tunnels water plan," The San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 30, 2017: Jeff Michael, executive director of Pacific's Center for Business and Policy Research, was quoted in this story about a community meeting in Walnut Grove about the controversial California WaterFix, or Delta tunnels, project proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown. Michael, who long has said the project simply is not cost-effective, told the crowd of about 200 that the center's 2012 cost-benefit analysis found that there would be about 40 cents of benefit for each dollar spent and that the project was worse than what is in place now. "This is multiples above the cost of desalination," Michael said of the twin tunnels' expense. "It is plainly unviable." The story was also shared by SFGate.com, the San Antonio Express-News (San Antonio, Texas) the Laredo Morning Times (Loredo, Texas) and several news aggregator websites.

"Guest view: Tax changes would reduce access to affordable higher education," The Record, Dec. 2, 2017: President Pamela Eibeck wrote this op-ed about the tax reform bill that had been passed by the House and has just recently been passed by the Senate. Eibeck details how the bill may impact undergraduate and graduate students, their families and institutions of higher education, which she describes as, "an investment in our nation's future strength."

"Firing for sexual misconduct: Private vs. public," KXTV (ABC 10, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto): McGeorge's Leslie Gielow Jacobs commented in this story about sexual misconduct and the differences between private and public employees. Depending on a person's employment status, a worker can be fired fairly easily, but it might take more effort to remove an elected official after sexual misconduct.

"#140: Why Food Tells Us More About a Culture Than Anything Else-Ken Alba," History on the Net podcast, Nov. 27, 2017: Ken Albala, of the history department and the Food Studies Program, was a guest on this podcast to talk about food and its importance in history. The discussion includes how Roman food reflected social rank, wealth and sophistication, food services in the Middle Ages, Renaissance-era food culture, and more. He even provides recipes to try in order to connect with our ancestors.

"Award-winning composer designs music scoring program for Jacobs School," News at IU Bloomington, Dec. 1, 2017: Emmy Award-winning composer and Pacific alumnus Larry Groupé was featured in this story about his arrival at IU Bloomington as a visiting professor in the school's Jacobs School of Music. Groupé studied composition here at the conservatory.

"NCAA Men's Water Polo Tournament Results: Harvard, Pacific Advance," Swimming World magazine, Nov. 27, 2017: The men's water polo team's 16-2 victory over Pomona-Pitzer in a play-in game was featured in this story, which also questioned why No. 5 Pacific was in the play-in game and not No. 8 UC Davis. "The real loser in this situation was Pomona-Pitzer, which had a reasonable chance to advance facing UC-Davis but-as the results showed-virtually no shot against Pacific. The nation's top offensive team based upon Algorithm for Rate-Referenced Iterative Analysis of Game Activity (ARRIGA) metrics, the Tigers captured the Golden Coast Conference first-ever NCAA men's automatic qualifier."

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