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Pacific in the Press | Jan. 17, 2017

Jan 17, 2017

quote of the week:A couple thousand jobs is very significant in these communities.  - Jeff Michael, The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 13, 2017

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

Summaries

The Wall Street Journal
Amazon's Hiring Plans Are Welcome
Jan. 13, 2017
Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, commented on the impact Amazon has had on the Central Valley's employment rate. The story was also post by Morningstar, a financial investment company.
Read more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/amazons-hiring-plans-are-welcome-1484275545
Morningstar: http://news.morningstar.com/all/dow-jones/us-markets/2017011212102/amazons-hiring-plans-are-welcome.aspx

The Mercury News
Stanford volleyball coach John Dunning retires
Jan. 9, 2017
John Dunning, who coached Pacific's women's volleyball team to back-to-back national championships before moving on to Stanford where he coached three more national championship teams, announced his retirement after 32 total years as a coach. The most recent of those national championships came this year. Dunning was a four-time national coach of the year and his teams never missed a postseason appearance in his 32 years of coaching, reaching the Final Fours 12 times, including four times with Pacific teams.
Read more:http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/01/09/stanford-volleyball-coach-john-dunning-retires/
Other news outlets also reported the news:

Dentistry Today
Online Museum Chronicles the History of the Toothbrush
Jan. 16, 2017
Dorothy Dechant, curator of the Institute of Dental History and Craniofacial Study, talked about the new exhibit at Dugoni's Virtual Dental Museum, "Different Strokes for Different Folks: A History of the Toothbrush." The exhibit was also featured in an article on DrBicuspid.com.
Read more: http://dentistrytoday.com/news/industrynews/item/1570-online-museum-chronicles-the-history-of-the-toothbrush
DrBicuspid.com: http://www.drbicuspid.com/index.aspx?sec=ser&sub=def&pag=dis&ItemID=320949

The Sacramento Bee
Here are a few questions Sessions needs to answer before being confirmed as attorney general
Jan. 10, 2017
Brian K. Landsberg, emeritus professor of law and an attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice from 1964 to 1986, in this commentary weighed in on the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., for U.S. attorney general. Landsberg, the author of the books "Enforcing Civil Rights: Race Discrimination and the Department of Justice" and "Free at Last to Vote: The Alabama Origins of the 1965 Voting Rights Act," posed questions of Sessions. Landsberg concluded: "The American people have expressed a strong commitment to the cause of racial justice, through a series of civil rights laws. When the Senate exercises its duty to advise and consent, it must assure itself that Sessions will interpret and enforce these laws so as to promote that commitment."
Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/soapbox/article125488859.html

Sacramento News and Review
High expectations: Marijuana legalization draws get-rich-quick prospectors to California's other green industry
Jan. 12, 2017
This popular Sacramento alternative weekly mentioned the Center for Business and Policy Research study on the economic impact to the Sacramento region of legalizing marijuana in a lengthy story. Pacific and the report are mentioned in several paragraphs near the beginning of the story and essentially the report was used as a jumping off point for the story on the likely difficulties facing someone wishing to go into the recreational marijuana industry.
Read more: https://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/high-expectations-marijuana-legalization-draws/content?oid=23338797

The Record
Fitzgerald: A trend Stockton definitely must stop
Jan. 14, 2017
Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, was quoted in a story about the growing income gap of Stockton residents. "We've improved, but not to the extent that modern economy demands," Michael said.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/news/20170114/fitzgerald-trend-stockton-definitely-must-stop

Manteca Bulletin
Manteca's first State of City is set for Jan. 25
Jan. 16, 2017
Thomas Pogue, associate director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, is one of three speakers for Manteca's inaugural State of the City.
Read more: http://www.mantecabulletin.com/section/38/article/140893/
Here's a flier for the event: https://www.ci.manteca.ca.us/2017StateOfTheCity/default.aspx

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