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May 12, 2015

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


Capital Public Radio
Same-Sex Marriage
April 29, 2015
Larry Levine, professor of law, talked with Insight host Beth Ruyak about the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. Justice Anthony Kennedy is expected to be the deciding vote. "I expect ... that Justice Kennedy is going to ultimately come out on the side of finding that there is a constitutional requirement that marriage be available to other-sex couples and to same-sex couples, but we'll see," Levine said. "Justice Kennedy really doesn't tip his hand."
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KCRA-TV (NBC Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
Graduation Day
May 9, 2015
University of the Pacific is awarding diplomas to hundreds of new pharmacists, lawyers and dentists, this story reports.
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The Wall Street Journal
How to Play the College Financial-Aid Game: Here are tips for deciphering financial-aid letters and finding the best deal
April 17, 2015
This Wall Street Journal story on deciphering financial aid letters and finding the best deal for students and their families uses a Pacific financial aid notification as an example of a letter that could be clearer. J. Michael Thompson, vice provost for enrollment management, was interviewed for the story and said Pacific would review the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's financial aid "shopping sheet" before making changes to future notification letters. "We want families to have the very best information when they make this decision," Thompson said.
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KCRA-TV (NBC Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
Bill would ban grand juries from investigating deadly officer-involved cases
May 7, 2015
"This bill seems like a bad idea to me," said John Myers, professor of law. Myers said the bill could violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution, depriving officers of the grand jury proceedings that private citizens would still be entitled to. "The grand jury has always been a secret proceeding," he said. "It's meant to be that way, so reporters, politicians and the public cannot influence the deliberations of the grand juror."
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The Sacramento Bee
South Korean mom sentenced to time served for taking daughter overseas
April 28, 2015
John Myers, professor of law, is a member of the legal team defending Nan-Hui Jo, a Korean woman who faces deportation from the United States and has not seen her American-born daughter in months. "(The daughter) knows her mom's OK and sent her a picture she'd drawn with 'I love you' written on the back," Myers said.
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The Record
Fitzgerald: Stockton by the numbers
May 5, 2015
"Even through the darkest days of bankruptcy and the horrible crime year (of) 2012, the city never emptied out," said Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research. "It never lost population. It certainly grew. That's a positive sign."
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People's World
Today in history: Dolores Huerta is born in 1930
April 10, 2015
Dolores Huerta was born Dolores Clara Fernandez on April 10, 1930, in Dawson, New Mexico. Raised in Stockton, she earned her teaching credential at University of the Pacific and went on to become one of the United Farm Workers' most visible spokespersons. As founder and president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, she continues to advocate for the working poor, women, and children. Six public schools are named for her, and she was inducted into the California Hall of Fame in 2013. President Obama awarded her the Medal of Freedom in 2012, and President Clinton awarded her the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award in l998. She has also been honored by Ms. Magazine, Ladies Home Journal and the Smithsonian Institution. She holds nine honorary doctorates.
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Napa Valley Register
Worlds of Flavor explores America's love of Asian cuisine
May 4, 2015
Ken Albala, professor of history, took part in a three-day conference focused on Asian food at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. "Americans are becoming as familiar with kimchee and banh mi sandwiches as they are with pizza and burritos," he said.
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Central Valley Business Journal
Pacific's Food Studies program first on West Coast
May 4, 2015
Beginning this fall, students will be able to earn a Master of Arts degree in Food Studies at University of the Pacific's San Francisco campus. The program will be the first of its kind on the West Coast.
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