Pacific in the Press | July 10, 2018

Pacific in the Press | July 10, 2018

Quote of the Week

It’s all about connecting with the community. It’s all about offering services to students who are in real need.

Arianna Yepez, KCRA3 July 1, 2018

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

 "What's a retired justice to do? Former justices show the way," The Associated Press via the Boston Herald and several other print, TV and radio outlets around the world, July 4, 2018: This summer, Anthony Kennedy will teach McGeorge's program in Salzburg, Austria. This article examines how the three most recent retirees from the Supreme Court have been spending their time. In announcing last week that he is stepping down, Kennedy stated that he wants to spend more time with his family.

"McGeorge wins ABA International Negotiation Competition," Indisputably blog, July 3, 2018: McGeorge's Leah Parris and Doug Leach, representing the United States, won the American Bar Association's (ABA) International Negotiation Competition held from June 26-30, 2018 in Wales, UK.

"With Kennedy's Exit, California Loses a Singular Voice on the Supreme Court," via and other outlets, July 3, 2018: McGeorge Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz was quoted in this story about Anthony Kennedy. "Justice Kennedy's judicial and political views were very consistent with the purple-ish politics of Sacramento, when he grew up and when he came of age as an attorney practicing in Sacramento," Schwartz told the outlet. He also noted that the Sacramento of Kennedy's youth has shifted further left politically, as has California.

"Univ. of Pacific changing the lives of students who experience homelessness,"ABC 10, June 25, 2018: For 18-year old Maria Zuniga, the scars and pain of homelessness still run deep. She is using her own experience to help make a positive impact in the lives of local kids struggling with homelessness through teaching in the Pacific Summer Academy. This four-week program is part of a partnership with Stockton Unified School District's "Families in Transition" program. Zuniga has this advice for kids like her, "You're going to get through any situation. Even if you think you are not, you are always going to get through it."

"Helping homeless students: Pacific Summer Academy connects with the community," KCRA3 (NBC, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), July 1, 2018: This summer, 50 students from the local community who are experiencing homelessness are taking part in the Pacific Summer Academy. The students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of classes as well as bring home a bag of groceries each week. Arianna Yepez, assistant director of the Jacoby Center for Public Service and Civic Leadership, was quoted: "It's all about connecting with the community. It's all about offering services to students who are in real need."

"Edison High alum one of two named to Pacific's Board of Regents," The Record, June 29, 2018: Edison High School alumnus, Bo Yu, and Kaiser Permanente executive, Corwin N. Harper, have been named to Pacific's Board of Regents.

"The conspiracy issue: The Constitution is a fake!," Sacramento News and Review, July 5, 2018: McGeorge's John Sims was quoted in this story about the relative quiet of the Sacramento chapter of the Republic for the united  States of America, or RuSA, part of a group that fancies itself "as part of a national so-called shadow government determined to 'restore' the United States to its lawful roots by reinstating the country's original Constitution." "I can't frame (their) arguments in any way that has any degree of constitutional plausibility or political plausibility. I just can't," Sims told the News and Review with a laugh. "These people imagine that ... they have this key and once it's revealed the whole world will change. But that's not how things work."

"Learn about Medicare at free health fair Saturday," Daily Republic (Fairfield, California), July 8, 2018: A Medicare Part D health clinic sponsored by Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences was highlighted in this letter to the editor by a NorthBay Healthcare doctor.

"'Windows and Mirrors': Why having multicultural children's books matter," The Record, July 7, 2018: Pacific's former Community Relations Director Jennifer Torres was featured in this story about appearances in Stockton for a workshop sponsored in part by Pacific.

"Delta Dental Community Care Foundation Recognizes 29 Exceptional Dental School Students,", June 29, 2018: Dugoni student Albert Scott Young was recognized by the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation. "In addition to strong academic skills, each student has shown a very special dedication to serving those who are less fortunate, which aligns with our foundation's goals of helping the underserved receive proper dental care and education," said Karen Robinson, vice president of Corporate Affairs for Delta Dental.

"Santa Monica leaseholders get break as minimum wage hike kicks in," Santa Monica Lookout, July 2, 2018: Citing a report released by Pacific's Center for Business and Policy Research, this article examines interplay between the Santa Monica minimum wage hike and the trajectory of the unemployment rate in that region.

"The history behind your favorite sandwiches - including club, chow mein, and tuna salad," Business Insider, July 1, 2018: Ken Albala was featured in a republication of this story alongside four other food historians to tell the history of some of their favorite sandwiches.