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Pacific in the Press | 2.16.2015

Feb 16, 2015

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


The Chronicle of Higher Education
Colleges 'Unleash the Deans' with Decentralized Budgets
Feb. 9, 2015
Pacific plans to adopt a budget approach known as "responsibility center management" in about two years, this article reported. Provost Maria Pallavicini is quoted. "We need people to have a broader understanding of the fiscal realities, how the university is run and what impact a program has on university finances," she said.
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News10 (ABC-TV Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
Most underrated universities
Feb. 9-10, 2015
News10 gave University of the Pacific backhanded shout-outs in the 11 p.m. news on Feb. 9, and during the 5 a.m., 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. news shows on Feb. 10. Against a backdrop of campus beauty shots, the stories reported that Pacific was named the 11th "most underrated university" in a recent survey based on our under-appreciated health sciences and career assistance programs and our graduates' $101,000 a year mid-career salaries. Three other California colleges made the list: University of San Francisco at No. 29, San Diego State at No. 38 and Westmont College in Santa Barbara at No. 41.
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The Record
Cheers and Jeers: Community filled with people making a difference
Feb. 9, 2015
The Record's regular editorial page feature, "Cheers and Jeers," gave two "cheers" to University of the Pacific: One for bringing Melba Patillo Beals, one of the first students to integrate schools in Little Rock, Ark., to campus to speak as part of Black History Month; a second to 40 students at the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences who "spent much of a recent Sunday morning helping make the community around them healthier" at a Black Community Health Fair.
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The Record
S.J. sheriff diversifies deputies with newest hires
Feb. 10, 2015
In an effort to recruit and hire a more diverse work force, the San Joaquin County sheriff swore in two new deputies who speak Southeast Asian languages. One, former Pacific Public Safety officer Chan Saechao '13, is the department's first Mien speaker.
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The Modesto Bee
Modesto forum to focus on campus violence
Feb. 6, 2015
Patrick Day, vice president of student life, will be a panelist at a March 19 forum in Modesto on school violence, organized by the local chapter of the AAUW with a goal of preventing incidents such as the slayings near UC Santa Barbara last year.
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The Sacramento Bee
New Elk Grove construction spurs hope for housing market
Feb. 9, 2015
Housing experts said Elk Grove's experience is not a fluke; rather, it's a sign that the region's new home market is starting to re-emerge. "It's an optimistic uptick and something I expect to continue," said Jeff Michael, director of the Business Forecasting Center. He cited an improving economy and years of pent-up housing demand.
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The Fresno Bee
Fresno County Supervisors should keep development fees program
Feb. 9, 2015
This editorial cited a Jan. 30 economic forecast from the Business Forecasting Center on the Fresno housing market. Economist Jeff Michael "predicted that construction jobs would grow by 8.3% this year and 8.2% on top of that in 2016."
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