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Pacific in the Press | Feb. 7, 2017

Feb 7, 2017

quote of the week:It could pit [Neil Gorsuch] against the executive department, the president who's nominating him. --Leslie Jacobs, Fox 40, Jan. 31, 2017
Here are examples of how University of the Pacific was represented in the news media in recent days:


Capital Public Radio (NPR, Sacramento)
UOP Reaches Out to its Muslim Students in Midst of Travel Ban
Jan. 30 and 31, 2017
Rhonda Bryant, associate vice president for Student Life and dean of students, was interviewed for these stories on what Pacific was doing to help students and faculty from the countries listed in President Trump's executive order limiting travel. The university reached out to those students and faculty to offer services and other support. The Record also did a story on what Pacific was doing to help students, faculty and staff affected by the executive order.
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Pacific reaching out to students who could be affected by immigration order, The Record, Feb. 1, 2017
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Insight with Beth Ruyak (Capital Public Radio)
Discussing Trump's Nomination Of Neil Gorsuch For U.S. Supreme Court
Feb. 1, 2017
John Sims, a professor at McGeorge, was a guest on this Capital Public Radio show to speak about the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to fill the late Justice Antonin Scalia's seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. Sims provided context and insight on the nomination and confirmation process.
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KCRA (NBC, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
Justice Kennedy likely to remain Supreme Court's swing vote
Jan. 31, 2017
Clark Kelso, professor of law and associate dean of strategic initiatives at McGeorge, was interviewed about Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, for whom Kelso was a law clerk. Kelso said that Kennedy will not be drawn to the right by the administration's selection. Kelso said Kennedy is approachable, keeps his mind open on issues and is likely not to retire as long as he feels that he has ideas to contribute.
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KTXL (Fox 40, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
Local Law Students, Professors Weigh in on Supreme Court Nominee
Jan. 31, 2017
Leslie Jacobs, a professor at McGeorge, and several McGeorge students commented on the selection of Neil Gorsuch as President Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. Jacobs said Gorsuch's past rulings don't necessarily reveal what the nominee will do on gun rights or abortion, but do point to limitations of individual rights, perhaps equal protection rights and affirmative action. Law students Mohammad Rahimi, Josh Bailey and Paul Grow also commented on the selection.
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KTXL (Fox 40, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
Executive training on immigration rights
Feb. 3, 2017
Blake Nordahl, a professor of law and the director of McGeorge's Immigration Law Clinic, and Aaron Brieno, a McGeorge grad and legislative aide to California Sen. Ben Hueso, were interviewed for a story on the executive training on immigrations conducted Feb. 3 by McGeorge professors and grads.
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Sacramento Business Journal
McClatchy's new CEO faces steep challenge
Feb. 1, 2017
Qingwen Dong, chair of the Department of Communication, provided context for a story on the new CEO for McClatchy Co., the publishing company that owns The Sacramento Bee. He told the Sacramento Business Journal that making McClatchy a digital leader when covering big issues was essential and that the hot-button issue of immigration is an area where McClatchy should focus on to reach the most readers possible. "I think that that is something that can give McClatchy some kind of light and some possibility to revive the business," Dong told the Business Journal.
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Northern California Record
Retired justice said Brock Turner's judge was right to rule the way that he did
Jan. 31, 2017
Regent Arthur Scotland was interviewed by this legal trade news outlet on a case featured at the Nov. 30 panel discussion, "Know Impartiality, Know Justice: Ensuring the Importance of an Impartial Judiciary in California," in Grace Covell Hall. Along with Scotland, Barbara Kronlund, San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge; Ming Chin, an associate justice of the California Supreme Court;  Morrison England, chief judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California; and Mike Vitiello, University of the Pacific law professor. Scotland told the Northern California Record that under the circumstances and the laws in place at the time, the sentence in the Brock Turner case in Santa Clara was a lawful sentence.
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The Record
Forecast: Downturn likely in coming years
Feb. 1, 2017
The Center for Business and Policy Research released its latest forecast for the state and regional economy. Center Director Jeffrey Michael was quoted in a story about the report, which found that while the immediate future looks good for the economy, the November elections raise the risk of another recession that could alter the economic outlook for the Central Valley and California. "Typically with an election-related forecast you get a little more clarity," he told The Record. "In this case though, it's the opposite. There's uncertainty about where the economy is headed, and the direction of where the U.S. is headed in terms of policy."
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Other news outlets also reported on the center's latest forecast:
Forecast: Obamacare rollback to harm Central Valley the most, Fresno Business Journal, Jan. 31, 2017:
UOP economic forecast: Fresno, Valley could see turmoil from Trump policies, The Fresno Bee, Feb. 3, 2017:
Regional economy to remain solid in 2017 but could slow after, Central Valley Business Journal, Jan. 31, 2017:
Regional economy to remain solid in 2017 but could slow after, ABC 10 MyNeighborhood, Feb. 2, 2017 (Links to the Central Valley Business Journal story.):
UOP Forecast Predicts Economy Holds Steady, Oakdale Leader, Feb. 1, 2017:

The Record
Music, education and entertainment
Feb. 1, 2017
Pacific Avenue Clarinets, a group of music educators and Pacific grad students, was featured in this story about its performance at The Haggin Museum. The group is led by music educator and Pacific grad Chris Steffanic. Patricia Shands, a Pacific clarinet professor, helped to develop the group's mission to keep the clarinet in the public eye and promote music education while entertaining.
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The Manteca Bulletin
Manteca's Mega Future: City's average income hits $73,543
Jan. 28, 2017
Thomas Pogue, associate director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, was a featured speaker at Manteca's first State of the City on Jan. 25. Pogue explained Manteca's place in the 21-county Northern California megaregion and the advantages and disadvantages of being in Northern San Joaquin Valley. He also noted that external forces - such as the proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act and other economic policies from the Trump administration - could have an impact on the regional economy in the future.
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Auburn Journal
Auburnite asks council for immigration support
Feb. 2, 2017
Leslie Jacobs, a constitutional law professor at McGeorge, provided context for this story. She said the federal government can only force California cities to do its work by withholding funds. "The federal government cannot direct state or local governments to enforce federal policies," Jacobs told the Journal. "They could tell local law enforcement they need to act as immigration officials or they will take away your grant."
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San Joaquin Magazine
Viral Videos: San Joaquinians takes on the Mannequin Challenge
Feb. 2017
Pacific's women's water polo team was featured in a San Joaquin Magazine story about the mannequin challenge for their underwater rendition of the viral video trend that "received international recognition." Head Coach James Graham was quoted in the article saying "We're a small, private university. The opportunity to be out there in the public eye ... it's a good thing."
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