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Pacific in the Press - 2.9.2015

Feb 10, 2015

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


Los Angeles Times
Political Class: Students in a legal clinic at McGeorge School of Law learn the art of crafting and getting laws through the legislative process
Feb. 8, 2015
This story and photo spread on the cover of the paper's California section focuses on McGeorge's Legislative Clinic, ranked among the top 15 most innovative in the nation by The National Jurist. Students in the clinic had four bills signed into law in January. "You have to convince people that it is a problem crying out for resolution and that you've got the resolution," said professor Rex Frazier, the attorney and lobbyist who teaches the class.
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Marathon Mania in American History
Feb. 5, 2015
This post on NPR's "History Department" blog mentions a March 21, 1958, AP story about two University of California undergrads who were trying to break the 110-hour sitting-on-a-seesaw record set by College of the Pacific students in 1957. Friends planned to feed the participants and shine floodlights on them throughout the night. "This time we also have a burglar alarm on them, which our engineers say is foolproof," one of the watchers told the reporter. "Because two years ago, somebody tried to kidnap the two teeters."
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The Sacramento Bee
Murder suspect Bracamontes: 'I killed them cops'
Feb. 5, 2015
Accused cop-killer Luis Enriquez Monroy Bracamontes blurted out in court that he killed two sheriff's deputies and is ready to be put to death. "That," said John E.B. Myers, professor of law, "is what we call an admission."
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Myers also commented on the case in a Feb. 2 Bee story:

KGO Radio (San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose)
Bay Area Economy
Feb. 2, 2015
Jeffrey Michael, director of the Business Forecasting Center, talks about the results of the latest economic report.
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The Fresno Bee
Forecast: Construction will lead Fresno job growth through 2018
Jan. 30, 2015
Jeffrey Michael, director of the Business Forecasting Center, anticipates that Fresno County construction jobs will grow at a rate of 8.3 percent this year and 8.2 percent in 2016. "In percentage terms, that's similar to what we've seen in the past couple of years," he said. "We're primarily expecting a little increase in development and the recovery of housing and home building across inland California, and Fresno is no exception to that."
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Modesto Bee
Merced Sun-Star
Sluggish Central Valley economic growth expected to break loose soon
Feb. 2, 2015
"Consumers are confident, supported by surprisingly low gas prices, solid job growth and improving wages," according to the newly released California & Metro Forecast, issued by the Business Forecasting Center. The report declares that California "is finally fully recovered from the Great Recession" despite pockets of sluggish growth, including in the Valley. Jeffrey Michael, director of the Business Forecasting Center, is quoted in the story, which ran in both the Modesto Bee and Merced Sun Star. The forecast was covered in the Fresno Bee and Stockton Record as well.
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The Record
Recipients of Susan B. Anthony awards named
Feb. 2, 2015
Lynn Beck, dean of the Gladys L. Benerd School of Education, is among nine women from San Joaquin County who will receive Susan B. Anthony Women of Achievement awards later this month when they are publicly honored by the San Joaquin County Commission on the Status of Women. The award is given annually to women who have excelled in their fields and raised the status of all people in the San Joaquin County area. Beck was nominated by Tau Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.
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NPR Books
On Board a City Bus, A Little Boy Finds The Route To Gratitude
Feb. 6, 2015
NPR's Morning Edition interviewed alumnus Matt de la Pena about his latest children's book, "The Last Stop on Market Street." De la Pena, who promotes diversity in children's literature, told interviewer Davis Greene: "I hope suburban white children are read this book as well." No specific Pacific reference.
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