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Pacific in the Press | May 9, 2017

May 9, 2017

Quote of the week: We’re proud and honored that this work has been recognized and it drives us to do even more. -- Pamela Eibeck, The Record, May 3, 2017

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

"A New Role Call: How two state institutions of higher education came to lead the way in gender parity," Comstock's Magazine, May 17: Pamela Eibeck was featured in the magazine's annual salute to women in leadership and what area universities are doing to improve gender parity. The story recounts President Eibeck's rise in higher education leadership.

"Stockton a finalist for All-America City," The Record, May 3, 2017: Pamela Eibeck was quoted in a story about Stockton being named one of 27 finalists in the country for the All-America City award, which will be presented to the winners in mid-June.

" 'Rocking Towards Recovery' - The Science Behind Music Therapy," Insight with Beth Ruyak (Capital Public Radio/NPR), May 3, 2017: Assistant Professor Eric Waldon and graduate students Casie Esposito and Alex Lesser were on this morning show to discuss the benefits of music therapy. Esposito and Lesser, along with student Rebekah Steiner, have been doing field work at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Stockton helping patients.

"Sacramento devotes $300,000 to help undocumented immigrants fight deportation," The Sacramento Bee, May 4, 2017: Blake Nordahl, a supervising attorney for McGeorge's immigration clinic, was quoted in a story about the city of Sacramento setting aside $300,000 to fund a network of legal, educational and faith-based nonprofit groups to help city residents with immigration issues. According to the story, the clinic may receive a portion of the funding.

"Sacramento may start paying for legal defense of undocumented immigrants," The Sacramento Bee, May 1, 2017: Blake Nordahl, a supervising attorney for McGeorge's immigration clinic, commented in a story about the city of Sacramento investing money for a legal defense fund for undocumented immigrants. "I think there's a real commitment to showing respect to our neighbors and recognizing that Sacramento is based on a city of immigrants and we're going to take care of our neighbors," he told The Bee.

"Sacramento's growing faster than it has in years, but not too fast, economist says," The Sacramento Bee, May 6, 2017: Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, commented in this story about the current rate of growth in the Sacramento area, which he called "sustainable and relatively healthy for the region" and said it should continue in 2018. He credited an improving economy and Bay Ara residents moving to the region to escape high rents and mortgage payments.

"CSU or Cal Poly Stockton? City hoping for public university to break ground," ABC 10 (KXTV, Sacramento), May 1, 2017: A report by Pacific's Center for Business and Policy Research was cited in this story about whether there should be a California State University campus in Stockton. The report indicated close to 4,300 jobs could be created and as much as $773 million in total economic impact.

"2017's Most Fun States in America," WalletHub.com, May 2, 2017: Michael Vitiello at McGeorge was asked to comment on the pros and cons of marijuana legalization for a story that ranked U.S. states for fun.

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