Pacific in the Press | July 31, 2018

Pacific in the Press | July 31, 2018

Quote of the Week

"There are so many different avenues you can go with health care, and I want to make sure I'm doing something I'm really passionate about - creating impact and adding value" 

- Serena Welch '16, USC Price School of Public Policy, July 28, 2018

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

"Anthony Kennedy still teaching at McGeorge's summer program," The National Jurist, July 27, 2018: McGeorge and its annual Salzburg, Austria, summer program were featured in this story about retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Kennedy, who has taught at McGeorge since 1965, will again this summer co-teach Freedom of Expression in Europe and the United States. McGeorge Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz was also mentioned and a link was provided to stories on his blog about his interactions with Justice Kennedy.

"San Jose's historic Antioch Baptist Church marks a milestone," The Mercury News (San Jose), July 28, 2018: Professor Emerita Harriett Arnold wrote a history of the oldest African-American Baptist church in San Jose, which also produced many of the city's black leaders, and was quoted in this story about the church founded in 1893. "As a researcher I just kept gathering more and more stuff," she told The Mercury News. "And it just got more and more exciting. I had no idea that there was such richness here in the city. Nobody ever talks about this community." The story also appeared in the East Bay Times

"When do rants exceed First Amendment boundaries and become true threats?," ABA Journal, August 2018: McGeorge's Leslie Gielow Jacobs commented in this article about when speech - rants, threats and such - become true threats and unprotected speech. "The unclear part of the definition is what makes a threat 'true,' meaning that it is an expression dangerous enough for the government to have the power to punish, and the definition is narrow enough that it does not chill protected speech," Jacobs told the ABA Journal.

"Pacific water polo players honored by NCAA," ABC10 (KXTV, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), July 23, 2018: Academic and athletic successes of Viktoria Tamas '20 and Andrea De Nardi '20 were featured in this story about them receiving the NCAA Elite 90 award. Both play water polo and earned 4.0 GPAs.

"Bringing valuable experiences from residency, MHA grads launch careers in health care leadership," USC Price School of Public Policy News, July 28, 2018: Eberhardt alumna Serena Welch '16 was featured in this story about her continuing path to fulfilling her purpose. In the third grade, Welch's mother suffered a serious illness and the care provided by Kaiser Permanente convinced Welch that was where she wanted to work when she grew up. "Seeing her go through that experience made me feel connected to the health care field," Welch said. "But, for me, it was Kaiser Permanente before health care."

"Teachers are the students in daylong Better Together summit," The Record, July 27, 2018: Benerd alumna Samantha McCoy '99, '00, was one of the featured speakers at the fourth annual Better Together: California Teachers Summit. Pacific was again one of 31 college campuses across the state hosting the event. "The reasons why I'm standing here before you today is actually because of the positive teachers who took time to build relationships with me who gave me the confidence to work harder, for the teachers who told me to work harder," McCoy said.