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Pacific in the Press | June 30, 2020

Jun 30, 2020

Quote of the Week


“Stockton is my home. I was born and raised in Stockton, went to elementary school, high school and university here, and continue to live and raise my own family in Stockton. It is such an honor to lead a department of hardworking, capable people, who are focused, every day, on improving the quality of life for our community.”

Jodi Almassy, The Record, June 24, 2020


Examples of how University of the Pacific was represented in the news media in recent days:

"Educators will discuss returning to school at virtual meeting on Monday," The Record, June 26, 2020: Feature promoting University of the Pacific as part of its Beyond Our Gates outreach program will be hosting a Zoom call for area education leaders who will discuss the challenges of K-12 schools returning this fall.

"Law professor says legal challenges to Newsom’s face mask requirement not likely to succeed in court," Northern California Record, June 25, 2020: Law professor Leslie Gielow Jacobs was interviewed about legal challenges to Governor Newsom's face mask requirement.

"Stockton promotes Almassy to director of public works," The Record, June 24, 2020: Pacific alumna Jodi Almassy began her appointment as director of public works for the city of Stockton. “Stockton is my home. I was born and raised in Stockton, went to elementary school, high school and university here, and continue to live and raise my own family in Stockton,” Almassy said. “It is such an honor to lead a department of hardworking, capable people, who are focused, every day, on improving the quality of life for our community.”

"Stockton school board opts for discussion, tabling idea of defunding on-campus police," ABC 10, June 23, 2020: Pacific student Sahila Shah was interviewed and called for Stockton Unified to defund the police department. She called for those funds to be used to create ethnic and black studies programs, additional counselors and nurses. She also wants to abolish the zero-tolerance policies enforced by the school district. "In terms of fixing it, we need to straight up defund it. No reform is nothing," said Shah. "We need to defund it and allocate those funds to something else like we discussed in our proposition as well." "Stockton school board opts for discussion, tabling idea of defunding on-campus police," ABC 10 online (story also featured on website)

Unemployment numbers in San Joaquin County improve slightly,” Lodi News-Sentinel, June 20, 2020: The Center for Business and Policy Research’s Jeff Michael was quoted in this story on improving jobs numbers as more businesses reopen. “We’re seeing some of the effects of some sectors open gradually,” Michael told the outlet. “Some people are being recalled back to their jobs, and I think that will increase over the next couple of months and stabilize. Right now we’re getting into the season when unemployment typically declines. Of course, we haven’t experienced the circumstances we are now. But I think we’ll definitely see some improvement.”

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