Pacific in the Press | Oct. 16, 2018
Quote of the Week
‘“Everyone at Pacific — and generations of future Pacific students who will benefit from Alex Spanos' generous heart — are eternally grateful for his love of Pacific and what he has done for the university.
Pamela Eibeck, The Modesto Bee, Oct. 9, 2018
Examples of how University of the Pacific was represented in the news media in recent days:
"More than just Chargers owner, Spanos left legacy in Sacramento, Stockton and beyond," The Modesto Bee, Oct. 9, 2018: President Pamela Eibeck was quoted in this story about the death of alumnus and Pacific supporter Alex G. Spanos. "Everyone at Pacific - and generations of future Pacific students who will benefit from his generous heart - are eternally grateful for his love of Pacific and what he has done for the university," Eibeck told the Bee. "His dedication to what we do in the classrooms, in athletics and beyond was exceptional by any standard." Scores of other news outlets around the country carried the news of Spanos' death announced by the NFL team he owned, the LA Chargers, including outlets that mentioned his connection to Pacific:
"Spanos Life and Legacy," CBS 13 (KOVR, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), Oct. 9, 2018
"Remembering Alex Spanos," ABC 10 (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), Oct. 9, 2018
"Life and legacy of Alex Spanos," KCRA3 (NBC, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), Oct. 9, 2018
"Spanos' impact on the community," Fox 40 (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), Oct. 9, 2018
"Self-made billionaire and philanthropist Alex Spanos has died," Capital Public Radio, Oct. 10, 2018
"Enduring legacy: From humble beginnings in his father's bakery to successes in business and the NFL, Alex Spanos always remained a Stocktonian," The Record, Oct. 10, 2018
"A driving force in professional, collegiate athletics," The Record, Oct. 10, 2018
"Spanos did 'more for this community than most anyone else'," The Record, Oct. 10, 2018
"Fitzgerald: Alex Spanos, the man who smashed the ceiling," The Record, Oct. 10, 2018
"Our View: Family was always first for Alex Spanos," The Record, Oct. 10, 2018
"Alex Spanos: 1923-2018; Photos from 2001-2012," The Record Photo Gallery, Oct. 10, 2018
"More than just Chargers owner, Spanos left legacy in Sacramento, Stockton and beyond," The Sacramento Bee, Oct. 9, 2018
"Stockton native and philanthropist Alex Spanos has died," KFBK, Oct. 9, 2018
"Stockton native and LA Chargers owner Alex Spanos has died," KFBK, Oct. 9, 2018
"Chargers announce that owner Alex Spanos has passed away," KNX (Los Angeles), Oct. 9, 2018
"Alex Spanos dies at age 95," KCRA3, Oct. 9, 2018
"Alex Spanos passed away at 95 - A proud Greek American, self-made billionaire and philanthropist," GreekNews.com, Oct. 10, 2018
"Alex Spanos, longtime Chargers owner, dies at 95," The Baltimore Sun, Oct. 10, 2018
"Alex Spanos, longtime Chargers owner, dies at 95," Los Angeles Times Online, Oct. 9, 2018
"Alex Spanos, Chargers owner and businessman, dies at 95," DailyMail.com (London), Oct. 9, 2018
"Alex Spanos, Chargers' owner and businessman, dies at 95," The San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 9, 2018
"From sandwich seller to billionaire developer, Alex Spanos lived rags-to-riches story," The Fresno Bee, Oct. 9, 2018
"State water board must act now to save our salmon," The San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 10, 2018: McGeorge's John Kirlin authored this commentary on the dire situation salmon face if more isn't done to restore water flows to the region's rivers. He concluded: "In truth, all of us - and salmon - would benefit from adopting more conservative assumptions about how much water we have to work with in a world that must adapt to climate change. Can we protect the (State Water Resources Control) Board's authority to act? Failure to act today erodes credibility of promised future actions."
"Prof Omar Dajani at 'Oslo at 25: A Legacy of Broken Promises," Middle East Monitor, Oct. 10, 2018: McGeorge's Omar Dajani is featured in this story and accompanying video about his work as a legal adviser to the Palestinian negotiating team in peace talks with Israel from 1999 to 2001.
"'Justices On Justice' Event Features Anthony Kennedy In Conversation With An International Panel Of Jurists," Capital Public Radio's "Insight With Beth Ruyak," Oct. 15, 2018: McGeorge's Leslie Gielow Jacobs was on this program to speak about the "Justices on Justice" event at the law school. The segment was aired live at 9 a.m. and was rebroadcast at 7 p.m.
"California's economy will continue to grow through 2019," Capital Public Radio News, Oct. 15, 2018: Jeff Michael was interviewed for this story on the latest California and Metro Forecast by Pacific's Center for Business and Policy Research. At least part of the growth has to do with a spillover from the Bay Area. The story was broadcast throughout the morning. The story also appeared elsewhere:
"California Economy Continues Strong Growth Through 2019, Pacific's CBPR Reports," The Sierra Sun Times, Oct. 13, 2018
"Former astronaut brought inspiring message to students at TJC," KLTV (Tyler, Texas), Oct. 10, 2018: Alumnus and former Regent José Hernández was featured in this story about his visit to Tyler Junior College. "NASA rejected me 11 times before I was invited to be part of the 19th class of astronauts," he told the audience. "That's what I try to tell our kids today. I tell them they can't give up and to use the recipe my father gave me. He looked at me and said, 'Mijo, if you want to be an astronaut, you need to do these five things. I'm going to give you a recipe that, if you follow to the letter, I promise you will become an astronaut.'" That recipe includes deciding what you want to be, recognizing how far you are from that goal, drawing a roadmap to achieve that goal, a college education, and putting effort into school work and then your job. His appearance was also covered by the Tyler Morning Telegraph.
"From the fields to the stars: Lab engineer-turned-astronaut never forgot his roots," SpotLight, September 2018: Alumnus and former Regent José Hernández was featured in this edition of a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory publication. President Pam Eibeck was quoted in this story. "José is wonderful part of our community," Eibeck told SpotLight. "As an undergraduate, he was part of our Community Involvement Program, which provides scholarships and support services to first-generation students from the Stockton area. But the true sign of his potential became evident when, after being rejected by NASA 11 times, he persisted until he was selected as a mission specialist. José is a powerful example of perseverance for anyone who is willing to look beyond what is and see what is possible. We're grateful that he returns to Pacific often to share his story and encourage younger generations."
"'Marsy's Law' Protections for Crime Victims Sound Great, but Could Cause Problems," PEWTrusts.org, Oct. 12, 2018: Mariam El-menshawi, director of McGeorge's Victims of Crime Resource Center, was quoted in this story about "Marsy's Law," which would grant victims certain rights under state constitutions. California has a Marsy's Law on the books, but El-menshawi said awareness and enforcement can be spotty. She recommended that courts use a system for checking with victims to make sure they are aware of those rights. The story was shared elsewhere:
"'Marsy's Law' Protections For Crime Victims Sound Great, But Could Cause Problems," HuffingtonPost.com, Oct. 12, 2018
"More than 33,000 SJ students had perfect attendance in September," The Record, Oct. 14, 2018: Lisa Douglass, Pacific's community engagement manager, was quoted in this story about Beyond Our Gates' latest Every Day Counts Attendance challenge. This year's challenge included 33,231 students from 121 registered schools, up from 22,130 students and 82 schools last year. "As there is a direct connection between chronic absenteeism and achieving grade-level reading by third, we are so pleased with the increased level of participation from our San Joaquin County elementary schools and students," Douglasss told TheRecord.
"Archive documents late Mayor Moscone's close LGBT ties," Outinjersey.net, Oct. 13, 2018: the papers of alumnus George Moscone '53 held in the Holt-Atherton Special Collections were featured in this story for LGBT History Month. The story was published throughout the country.