Pacific in the Press | April 9, 2019
Quote of the Week
"If he were to shut it down permanently, then we would get into a conflict
with what Congress has said, very detailed about who is allowed to come in
and who isn’t."
— Leslie Gielow Jacobs, KSBK, April 3, 2019
Examples of how University of the Pacific was represented in the news media in recent days:
"Threat to close Mexican border concerns Californians," KSBW (Monterey), April 3, 2019: McGeorge's Leslie Gielow Jacobs commented in this story on whether Donald Trump has the authority to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border. The story was initially broadcast on KCRA3. Jacobs told KCRA that he may have a right to temporarily shut down the border. "But if he were to shut it down permanently, then we would get into a conflict with what Congress has said, very detailed about who is allowed to come in and who isn't," Jacobs said. "We would have an issue, as well, if he was impacting the rights of U.S. citizens to go back and forth. Or even green card holders who have legal rights to come back into the U.S."
"Gallo is buying 34 wine and spirit brands you've heard of - for $1.7 billion," Merced Sun Star, April 3, 2019: The Center for Business and Policy Research's Jeff Michael commented in this story about Modesto's E.&J. Gallo Winery's acquisition of 34 wine and spirit brands. "This is a large deal; it's a large acquisition for the Central Valley," Michael told the McClatchy outlet. "This makes Gallo a bigger player in the wine industry here, where they are already large and dominant." The story was published in other McClatchy newspapers.
"Mike Wurtz on The Voice of San Joaquin and Stockton," Peace and Justice Connections Radio, April 2019: Head of Holt-Atherton Special Collections and Archive Mike Wurtz was on this online radio broadcast to discuss the April 13 celebration of the Muir-Hanna family donation of the John Muir Papers.
"Sacramento Black Lives Matter Leader Arrested At Restaurant While Demonstrating During Speech By District Attorney," Capital Public Radio, April 2, 2019: McGeorge's Leslie Gielow Jacobs provided context for this story about two women who were removed from a private lunch event where Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert was scheduled to speak. "If it's just a private group saying 'We're choosing who's gonna be there,' then the Constitution doesn't apply to them and they can choose what gets said there," Jacobs told Capital Public Radio News.
"CarMax would bring Stockton new way to buy a car," The Record, April 7, 2019: Jeff Michael, executive director of Pacific's Center for Business and Policy Research, provided context for this story about used car dealer CarMax expanding to Stockton. "The way people are buying things like retail and even cars now, is different than it was two decades ago," he told The Record. "The internet has changed people's shopping habits, and CarMax is definitely making it easier for people to purchase the car they want. ... CarMax is a big draw, and the plus side is the dealers already there will benefit," he said. "It will pull car shoppers onto that corridor and into that area because people want to make sure CarMax and other dealers are part of their itinerary."
"SlutWalk seeks to change perceptions about the way a person dresses, behaves," The Record, April 5, 2019: Alumna Erica Magana organized Stockton SlutWalk in connection with nonprofit End Rape Culture. "It's a global movement," Magana said of SlutWalk. "It was founded in 2011 after a police officer said to a group of college girls, 'If you stop dressing like sluts, you wouldn't get raped.' It was after a young woman experienced that on campus in Toronto" that men and women marched in the street to protest. "This is a very bold movement that calls out rape culture," Magana said. "Within rape culture, victim blaming is a huge thing. A lot of times when someone speaks out, people blame them. You were wearing that short skirt or drinking too much or behaved in a certain way."
"USA water polo announces 2019 hall of fame induction class," SwimSwam.com, April 6, 2019: Former men's water polo and swimming coach John Tanner will be inducted into the USA Water Polo Hall of Fame. He was director of aquatics in the late-1980s and coached Pacific alumnus Brad Schumacher '97, '05 to two gold medals in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
"He found culture in the Midwest, and ever since he's helped to make it flourish," The News-Gazette (Champaign, Illinois), April 7, 2019: Conservatory alumnus Mike Ross is featured in this story in which he recounts as a young music teacher at St. Mary's High School in Stockton finding legendary jazz pianist and band leader County Basie's phone number and convincing him to play a benefit concert in Stockton. "Mr. Basie," he remembered saying, "I'm the director of the music program at St. Mary's High School, and we need to raise some money. Would you be willing to do a benefit concert at our civic center in Stockton?" Basie agreed.
"Honors for Judge Sabraw; Ordered Feds to Reunite Families Separated at Border," Times of San Diego, April 2, 2019: McGeorge alumnus Dana Sabraw, the federal judge who order the federal government to reunite families separated at the border due to the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policies, will be honored with the Outstanding Jurist Award at the San Diego Bar Association's annual luncheon. The group said Sabraw was an "exemplary jurist who provides outstanding community service above and beyond service to the legal profession." Also a story published in the East County Magazine.
"Magnificent Violinist to Perform in Yosemite and Mariposa with the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra on April 6 & 7, 2019," Goldrush.com, April 1, 2019: The Conservatory's Ann Miller was featured in a story ahead of two performances in the Sierra.