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Pacific in the Press | Sept. 11, 2018

Sep 11, 2018


Quote of the Week

"The generosity shown by the Tsakopoulos family to McGeorge is an investment that ensures Justice Kennedy’s legacy as an inspiring teacher and tireless advocate of civil discourse will endure in perpetuity."

- Michael Hunter Schwartz, The National Jurist, Sept. 7, 2018

Examples of how University of the Pacific was represented in the news media in recent days:

"Does ICE Have Unlimited Authority To Make Courthouse Arrests?," Politifact California, Sept. 4, 2018: McGeorge's Blake Nordahl, the supervising attorney for the law school's Immigration Clinic, provided insight and context for this story on the authority of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, or ICE. "The limits are essentially self-made through their own internal policies," he told Politifact California. "ICE can make arrests if they have probable cause in a public place." Courthouses are not on the "sensitive locations" list where ICE would not make arrests, he said.

"Enrollment up at some schools, but is that good or bad?," The Natural Jurist, Sept. 4, 2018: McGeorge's Bethany Daniels commented in this story about the trend of increasing enrollment for some law schools, including McGeorge where enrollment went up 25 percent. "McGeorge School of Law, for instance, said the number of applications it received was double the national average of 8 percent," reads a portion of the story. "Even though it raised academic standards because of an expected increase, a large pool of qualified students still resulted. Then, a greater percentage of students accepted offers, which grew the class size larger than planned."

"Pacific McGeorge gets gift to create chair in honor of Justice Kennedy," The National Jurist, Sept. 7, 2018: McGeorge Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz was quoted in this story about a gift from the Tsakopoulos Family Foundation to establish the Justice Anthony M. Kennedy Endowed Chair. "We are extremely grateful for this incredible gift," Schwartz told The National Jurist. "The generosity shown by the Tsakopoulos family to McGeorge is an investment that ensures Justice Kennedy's legacy as an inspiring teacher and tireless advocate of civil discourse will endure in perpetuity."

"What's a real town hall? Denham and Harder quarrel persists," The Modesto Bee, Sept. 8, 2018: Political Science's Keith Smith was quoted in this story about conflicts in the race between incumbent Rep. Jeff Denham and challenger Josh Harder. "Denham knows if he holds a town hall, he'll have a lot of Democratic activists who will try to make a ruckus," Smith told The Modesto Bee. "He has no incentive to do it, and honestly, it would be a little silly. There is no incentive for an incumbent, especially if he stands to lose something, to do those kinds of events. It's all risk and no reward."  

"Kids in the Klinic Golf Classic," NBC Bay Area, Sept. 6, 2018: Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry's 21st annual Kids in the Klinic Golf Classic at the Olympic Club was featured in this story. The event benefits Dugoni's Kids in the Klinic Endowment, which helps to provide free or low-cost dental care to disadvantaged children at the school's pediatric dentistry and orthodontic clinics. Nearly 1,500 children receive dental care at the clinics.

"Pacific alumna named teacher of the year," KCRA3 (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), Sept. 9, 2018: Alumna Cathy Ettle earlier this year was named teacher of the year. Ettle attended the Conservatory, received her master's degree at Michigan State, and is a music teacher at Lincoln High School and Sierra Middle School. The story was broadcast twice that day.

"Researchers discover new source of formic acid over Pacific, Indian oceans,", Sept. 5, 2018: Pacific researchers were mentioned in this story about a study reported in Nature Communications. Experiments at Sandia National Laboratories by researchers from Sandia, the University of New South Wales, the University of Leeds, Pacific and the University of Minnesota discovered a new major source of formic acid over the Pacific and Indian oceans. Formic acid is the smallest organic acid, an important chemical for communications among ants and a major source of rainwater acidity.  

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