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Pacific in the Press | Sept. 19, 2017

Sep 19, 2017

Quote of the week: I think it really was a community that did not stay quiet. There’s a movement across the country. --Ines Ruiz-Huston, The Record, Sept. 14, 2017

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

"Sheryl Sandberg: Men rule the world, it's not going well," CNN tech, Sept. 13, 2017 (Video clip): Comments by Advancing Women's Leadership forum keynote speaker Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operations officer and a best-selling author, were featured in this story. A video of her conversation with Pacific President Pam Eibeck was also featured. CNN posted the story elsewhere on its website:
"Sandberg: Men still run the world," CNN "Early Start," Sept. 13, 2017
"Sheryl Sandberg: Men run the world and it's not going that well," CNN Money, Sept. 12, 2017 (The story was immediately reposted on dozens of websites for news agencies across the country.):
Other coverage of Pacific's Advancing Women's Leadership forum:
"Advancing Leadership," KCRA3 (NBC, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), Sept. 12, 2017
"Women's Leadership," KCRA3 (NBC, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), Sept. 12, 2017
"Facebook's chief operating officer to speak in Stockton today," KCRA3 (NBC, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), Sept. 12, 2017
"Women's Leadership Forum," KCRA3 (NBC, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), Sept. 12, 2017
"Sandberg in Stockton," KCRA3 (NBC, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
"Forum today," KCRA3 (NBC, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
"Forum today," KCRA3 (NBC, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
"Sandberg inspiring women," KFSN (ABC, Fresno), Sept. 13, 2017
"COO talks at forum," WBBJ's "Good Morning West Tennessee" (ABC, Jackson, Tennessee), Sept. 13, 2017
"Empowering words from a trio of leaders," The Record, Sept. 13, 2017 (The story was picked up by news aggregator websites.)
"COO Sandberg speaks at local forum," Fox 40 (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), Sept. 12, 2017
"From the Editor: From blue collar to white collar," The Record, Sept. 17, 2017: Powerful comments by Jade Simmons, one of the speakers during Pacific's Advancing Women's Leadership forum, were used to intro this commentary by The Record Editor Don Blount.

"U.S. News and World Report gives two Central Valley universities high rankings," Capital Public Radio News (National Public Radio, Sacramento), Sept. 15, 2017: Chris Krzak, Admissions director and assistant vice provost, was quoted in this story about University of the Pacific's ranking in the annual U.S. News & World Report. UC Merced was the other Central Valley university to do well in the rankings.
"Two Central Valley universities ranked by U.S. News and World Report," Capital Public Radio News, Sept. 14, 2017: The news roundup included a report that University of the Pacific and UC Merced had done well in the annual U.S. News and World Report.Other news outlets also carried the story:
"Publication ranks area universities in top 10," Central Valley Business Journal, Sept. 13, 2017

"Why costly WaterFix tunnels project fixes nothing," The San Diego Union-Tribune, Sept. 13, 2017: Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, co-authored a commentary on the California WaterFix project and why it is not likely to fix California's water problems. The authors say the tunnels supporters miscalculate the project's cost and how much it will cost ratepayers.

"Pacific official encouraged by DACA development," The Record, Sept. 14, 2017: Ines Ruiz-Huston, Pacific's Latinx Outreach coordinator, was quoted in this story about the apparent deal Democratic leaders had reached with the Trump administration on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. "This is the first step in the right direction and idea, but there's more work to do," Ruiz-Huston told The Record. The story was picked up by news aggregator websites. The president in a tweet later denied there had been a deal.

"New Hammer Concert Band to perform at Pacific," The Record, Sept. 16, 2017: This story features the second annual performance by the New Hammer Concert Band formed by the Conservatory's Eric Hammer. Hammer pulled together some of the finest musicians he knows, including Conservatory alumni, for a Sept. 17 performance that benefitted local high school music programs. "I want the public to hear good concert music, the variety of music, that the depth of emotions is remarkable," Hammer told The Record.

"Program offers students opportunity to plan, work for higher education," Central Valley Business Journal, Sept. 15, 2017: Nancy Elium, Tomorrow Project administrator, was quoted in this story about Reach for the Stars academy. "The goal is to get students to stay in school, improve their academic skills, expose them to college life and keep their eyes on graduating high school," Elium told the Business Journal. Two Pacific students who were in the first of the Reach for the Stars academies, Claryse Adams and Mark Jimenez, were also quoted in the story.

"Job losses jolt Bay Area, South Bay, San Francisco," The Mercury News, Sept. 16, 2017: Jeff Michael, Center for Business and Policy Research director, provided insight and context for this story on the Bay Area jobs picture. "We are seeing more monthly ups and downs as the pace of job growth levels out," Michael told the news outlet. The story also ran in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

"How do you sell a $700,000 town home in midtown? Build a deck on the roof," The Sacramento Bee, Sept. 16, 2017: Jeff Michael, Center for Business and Policy Research director, provided context for this story on the Sacramento housing market.

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