Pacific in the Press | May 14, 2019
Quote of the Week
"Class of 2019, congratulations. You are remarkable in what you accomplished and what you will go on to do. We are very proud of you."
— Pamela A. Eibeck, The Record, May 12, 2019
Examples of how University of the Pacific was represented in the news media in recent days:
"Eibeck: 'Possibilities are limitless and the paths are many'," The Record, May 12, 2019: Pacific President Pam Eibeck and now-alumni Shelbey Evans and Johnathan Lieu were quoted in this story about Saturday's Commencement ceremony. "Some of you know exactly what you want, others, you might not be so sure," Eibeck told the Class of 2019 and their family and friends. "That's OK. Know that your possibilities are limitless and the paths are many." She later added, "Class of 2019, congratulations. You are remarkable in what you accomplished and what you will go on to do. We are very proud of you." The story included a short video and a photo gallery.
"Child cruelty case against California legislator begins in Fresno," Los Angeles Times via MSN.com, May 5, 2019: McGeorge's John Myers provides context for this story on state Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula, who is standing trial on a misdemeanor count of willful cruelty to a child. "In a case like this where you don't have very serious physical injuries, it would be more common for (Child Protective Services) to get involved and work with the family to help them, and for the D.A. to decline to press charges," Myers told the Los Angeles Times. He added that prosecutors and Child Protective Services have different roles in such cases with district attorneys focusing on whether a crime has been committed and CPS basing decisions on whether a child would be in danger if allowed to remain in the home.
"When the next recession hits, will California be able to count on Washington?," CALmatters, May 2, 2019: The Center for Business and Policy Research's Jeff Michael was quoted in this story on California's preparedness for the next recession. California should not have any more or less to worry about than any other state in the next recession, said Michael. "While California is acting to oppose or counteract the president's policies in many areas, I don't believe the federal fiscal response to a downturn is an area where California needs to take special precautions against the actions of Congress or the president," he told CALmatters. The story was republished by other news outlets throughout California, including Capital Public Radio: "When The Next Recession Hits, Will California Be Able To Count On Washington?," CALmatters via Capital Public Radio, May 4, 2019.
"Who Are the Proud Boys and Why Are They Banned from Social Media Platforms?," Fox 40, May 8, 2019: McGeorge's Leslie Gielow Jacobs was quoted in this story about The Proud Boys, a group some consider extremists, sexists and racist with ties to white nationalists. The group is banned from Facebook for violating its terms and policies. "Speech can indeed make people do very violent and horrible things," Jacobs told Fox 40. "The websites are privately owned and privately operated so the Constitution doesn't limit what they do."
"Black Communities Are Reclaiming Space Outdoors, From Backyard Gardening to Mountain Climbing," Yes! Magazine, May 9, 2019: The 2018 master's thesis by Health, Exercise and Sports Sciences' Matthew Goodrid was featured in this story about African-Americans' connection to the outdoors. He says their experiences are complicated and connected to historical oppression. He asked to what extent outdoor recreation was seen within black communities as a "white activity" and what effect that had on their own participation in outdoor activities. He found no African-Americans in leadership roles at large outdoor recreation companies or in their advertising. "My first question is always 'how many people of color are on this committee?'" he says, "and every company has told me zero people of color are a part of those committees. This reflects the Whiteness embedded in outdoor spaces."
"How Margaret Rudkin Used A Loaf of Bread To Turn Pepperidge Farm Into An Industry Dynamo," Investor's Business Daily, May 5, 2019: Vice Provost Edie Sparks was quoted throughout this story about Pepperidge Farm founder Margaret Rudkin. Sparks wrote about Rudkin in her 2017 book "Boss Lady: How Three Women Entrepreneurs Built Successful Big Businesses in the Mid-Twentieth Century." "She really navigated the gender expectation of her day skillfully in order to be successful as a professional and in order to create and maintain a compelling brand that attracted customers," Sparks told Investor's Business Daily.
"Stockton Concert Band goes to Broadway at Tuesday's show," The Record, May 5, 2019: Music therapy student Kate Bautch, also a voice teacher at San Joaquin Delta College, is featured in this story about the Stockton Concert Band's Stockton Goes to Broadway show. "I grew up in the era of 'Les Mis' and have been singing 'I Dreamed a Dream' since I was 10 years old with a hair brush in my hand (as a microphone)," Bautch told The Record.
"Pacific celebrates historic season, broken records," SwimSwam.com, May 4, 2019: The website covers competitive swimming and diving and shared a video courtesy of Pacific head swimming and diving coach Pete Richardson.
"Pacific women's water polo heads to NCAAs against Cal Lutheran," The Record, May 6, 2019: Brief about the women's water polo team starting today in the NCAA Tournament versus Cal Lutheran. The team beat Cal Lutheran, but later lost to Stanford.
"CarMax files initial plan for Mooney location," The Sun-Gazette (Exeter), May 8, 2019: The Center for Business and Policy Research's Jeff Michael was quoted in this story about CarMax. The Sun-Gazette story is based on an earlier story by The Record in which Michael is quoted and it was shared by The Sun-Gazette's sister papers. "The way people are buying things like retail and even cars now, is different than it was two decades ago," he told The Record in the earlier story. "The internet has changed people's shopping habits, and CarMax is definitely making it easier for people to purchase the car they want."
"Baranowska Will Be Missed," Watfordfc.com, May 13, 2019: Incoming student-athlete Weronika Baranowska was featured in this story on leaving her "football" club based in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. "I'm beyond excited for this new challenge," Baranowska said of the move "across the pound." "It's always been a dream of mine and to finally be able to pursue it at such a great university is amazing. I'm hoping that during the four years I can further progress my abilities with the help of the coaches. ... I'm really hoping this move can help my international career also. I plan on working hard throughout my time there, so that all the progress I've made here doesn't go to waste. Hopefully, when I get called back up, it'll be to the senior team!"