Pacific in the Press | Nov. 13, 2018
Quote of the Week
"I do think there are a number of Republicans who otherwise might have sat out the election and chosen not to vote who did vote for De León because he wasn’t (Dianne) Feinstein."
Keith Smith, The San Diego Union-Tribune, Nov. 8, 2018
Examples of how University of the Pacific was represented in the news media in recent days:
"Douglass Eberhardt passes away at 80," The Record, Nov. 8, 2018: Alumnus and former Regent Douglass Eberhardt '59 was remembered in this story following his death. He was the president and CEO of Bank of Stockton at the time of his death. A story about his connection to Pacific was published on Pacific.edu: "Douglass Eberhardt Tribute."
"Bank of Stockton CEO Eberhardt dies," Calaveras Enterprise, Nov. 9, 2018
"Bubble Watch: Is California's economy cooling or collapsing?," The Orange County Register Online, Nov. 7, 2018: Eberhardt's Center for Business and Policy Research was mentioned in this story about California's rapidly cooling economy, for which its report projected "California's business output to grow at 3.2 percent a year in 2018 and 2019 vs. 2 percent annually 2020 to 2022."
"The word floods in: What to buy and eat for the holidays," San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 11, 2018: University of the Pacific was mentioned in this article for its successful release of the documentary "Moscone: A Legacy of Change." "It was so popular, that the station was the seventh-most-watched PBS station in the country that night. It'll be shown on KQED the night after Thanksgiving."
"Liberal Kevin de León found an unlikely stronghold in Republican California," The San Diego Union-Tribune, Nov. 8, 2018: Political science's Keith Smith was quoted in this story about how Senate candidate Kevin de Leon found unlikely support from Republicans in California due to being the only alternative to incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein. "Since she played such an outsized role in the (Brett) Kavanaugh brouhaha, she became a focal point for Republican discontent in the process," Smith told the Union-Tribune. "I do think there are a number of Republicans who otherwise might have sat out the election and chosen not to vote who did vote for De León because he wasn't Feinstein."
"District 10 cliff-hanger race between Denham and Harder still teetering," The Sacramento Bee, Nov. 7, 2018: Political science's Keith Smith was quoted in this story about the continued efforts of Democrat Josh Harder, while ballots are being counted in the District 10 race against Republican incumbent Jeff Denham. Late ballots have historically favored Democratic candidates, which would benefit Harder, said Smith, but added, "It's too close, and we won't know for weeks" the winner.
"Unfinished Symphony - How One Young Musician's Life Ended Tragically During America's Last Battle of WW1," Military History Now, Nov. 8, 2018: History's George Yagi Jr. wrote this piece about former Conservatory student Cpl. Charles Eric Walther of Lodi who fought in France during World War I and died in the largest battle ever fought in American military history. Yagi wrote, "Struck down before his time, it can only be imagined how different the world might be had Walther, and humanity's other aspiring musicians, artists, inventors, writers and teachers, were not fatally swept up in the tragedy that was the First World War."
"The Humble History of Pumpkin Pie," Howstuffworks.com, Nov. 9: History's Ken Albala talks about the history of pie in this article. "(The people) poured hot gelatinous gravy into a hole at the top to keep air out," Albala told the website. "And often, but I don't think always, (they) broke open the pie and scooped out the contents, throwing away the crust."
"The 2018 list of the most influential blacks in technology," BlackEnterprise.com, Nov. 9, 2018: Alumnus Ralph A. Clark, president and CEO of ShotSpotter Inc., was mentioned in this article noting that his 30 years of "corporate, financial, and organizational leadership has led to the company's superior performance. His previous positions include serving as president and CEO at GuardianEdge Technologies Inc., leading its transformation into a leader in endpoint data protection before helping orchestrate its acquisition by Symantec, and chief financial officer at Snap Appliance Inc."
"The Madness of King Jerry," Huffington Post, Oct. 17, 2018: The Center for Business and Policy Research and Executive Director Jeff Michael were mentioned in this story about former Gov. Jerry Brown's plans for water security in California. Michael "conducted an analysis of the proposal and concluded the costs will outweigh the benefits by $7 billion."
"Pacific men's water polo beats San Jose State," The Record and Chatsports.com, Nov. 11, 2018: Water Polo's head coach James Graham was quoted in this story about the team's victory over the weekend. "I'm proud of the way our team fought today and finished out the regular season. This is a special moment for us taking or second GCC title and we're hoping to build on this momentum heading into the tournament."