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Pacific in the Press | April 21, 2020

Apr 21, 2020

Quote of the Week


“The question is a political one on whether the two houses are going to somehow want him to be able to exercise this authority.”

Leslie Gielow Jacobs, CourthouseNews.com, April 15, 2020


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

Trump Threatens to Adjourn Congress to Get His Nominees Through,” CourthouseNews.com, April 15, 2020: McGeorge’s Leslie Gielow Jacobs was quoted in this story about Donald Trump’s claim that he could shut down both houses of the legislative branch because lawmakers are not approving his nominees during COVID-19 restrictions. “His claim is that the Senate is not confirming his nominees. But that’s not news. That’s been happening and it’s been happening through both administrations,” Jacobs told the outlet. “Republicans, Democrats, that’s the nature of the Senate. And you need extra votes to do things, often. It’s not extraordinary, it’s just the circumstances. … The two houses have to disagree about adjourning. The question is a political one on whether the two houses are going to somehow want him to be able to exercise this authority. So long as Congress stays united in wanting to control its own agenda in the time it needs or doesn’t need.”

Distance Learning Techniques for Teachers,” Good Day, Sacramento (CW 31), April 15, 2020: Benerd College’s Brett Taylor was on to talk about distance learning and what parents should do to support their children studying at home. He talked about the importance of students learning from and working with classmates, even via social media. He also said it was important to give students space while they are learning at home.

Los Altos student’s ‘Quarantine Song’ gets more than 1,000 views on YouTube,” Town Crier (Los Altos), April 15, 2020: Freshman biochemistry student Gianna Gonzales and the song she wrote and performed were featured in this story. “I have seen people that are not keeping social distance, and I’m personally doing my best to do that, but I know that there are some people who are still traveling around and going to other people’s houses that aren’t their family,” Gonzales told her hometown newspaper. “So stay inside — it’s for the benefit of everybody and everyone’s safety, as well as the country’s safety.” Her The Quarantine Song is on YouTube.

Keeping student athletes active and fit,” Fox 40, April 20, 2020: Athletic Training’s Manuel Romero was on to talk about keeping student-athletes in shape during COVID-19-related stay-at-home restrictions. He shared advice for working out at home, nutrition and stretching for being injury-free and competing once the restrictions are lifted.

Reopen California? That’s the toughest phase yet, Newsom says,” CALmatters.org, April 14, 2020: The Center for Business and Policy’s report on the impact of COVID-19 on the state economy was mentioned in this story about when restrictions might be lifted. Here is the mention: “California’s economic prognosis is already grim. Forecasters at the University of the Pacific project an 18.8% unemployment rate for California in May — up from a 2019 average of just 4%. One-third of the expected job losses are concentrated in the typically low-wage food service sector.” The story was also shared:
Reopen California? That’s the toughest phase yet, Newsom says,” ABC 10, April 14, 2020.
Reopen California? That’s Toughest Phase Yet, Newsom says,” GVWire.com (Fresno), April 15, 2020
Reopen California? That’s the Toughest Phase Yet, Newsom Says,” Comstock’s Magazine, April 15, 2020
Reopen California? That’s the Toughest Phase Yet, Newsom Says,” North Coast Journal (Eureka), April 15, 2020
Reopen California? That’s the toughest phase yet, Newsom says,” Mountain View Voice, April 15, 2020
Reopen California? That’s the toughest phase yet, Newsom says,” PalAltoOline.com, April 15, 2020

Unemployment claims skyrocket in Santa Cruz County, where jobless rate projected to exceed 19% in May: Food-service, personal-care industries could be hardest hit,” Santa Cruz Sentinel, April 15, 2020: The report by the Center for Business and Policy Research about the impact COVID-19 will have on the state economy was mentioned in this story about unemployment in Santa Cruz County. Here is the reference: “According to a report from the University of the Pacific, Santa Cruz County faces a projected unemployment rate of 19.3% in May. That represents an expected loss of 25,480 jobs — 26% of all nonfarm payrolls, a common economic indicator employed by the report that excludes jobs in the farming industry along with some government, nonprofit, and self-employed jobs.” Other news outlets covered the report:
Coronavirus unemployment: Bay Area loses 27,000 jobs in March, ending economic boom: California loses nearly 100,000 jobs, first monthly job losses in 10 years,” The Mercury News, April 17, 2020 
“Coronavirus: Local unemployment spiking, historic rate expected: Projections say more than 39,000 will be out of work by May,” East Bay Times, April 17, 2020
Coronavirus: Local unemployment spiking, historic rate expected: Projections say more than 39,000 will be out of work by May,” Monterey County Herald, April 17, 2020
Forecasters expect unemployment to triple under COVID-19,” Tracy Press, April 17, 2020
A story distributed by Indo-Asian News Service, or IANS:
Coronavirus hits Bay Area jobs, tech-heavy towns affected,” WebIndia123.com, April 18, 2020
Coronavirus hits Bay Area jobs, tech-heavy towns affected,” KentuckyIndian.com, April 18, 2020
Coronavirus hits Bay Area jobs, tech-heavy towns affected,” AustinIndian.com, April 18, 2020
Coronavirus hits Bay Area jobs, tech-heavy towns affected,” Andhravilas.net, April 18, 2020
Coronavirus hits Bay Area jobs, tech-heavy towns affected,” Prokeraia.com, April 18, 2020
Coronavirus hits Bay Area jobs, tech-heavy towns affected,” OutlookIndia.com, April 18, 2020

Your retirement may have taken a hit but financial experts urge calm,” Fox 40, April 14, 2020: Eberhardt’s Ben Carlston was one of the experts interviewed for this story aired several times during the day. He advised patience in making decisions on 401(k)s and other retirement investments that took a hit in the past fiscal quarter because of COVID-19. “It’s more like a rotisserie,” Carlston told Fox 40. “You kinda set it, you forget it and then you check on it in a little bit, but you don’t want to be looking at it every day.” He added that it is best to be patient, calm and seek a certified financial adviser. “Or someone else to be able to bounce your ideas off of and kind of talk you off that cliff of potentially making an impulse decision that might not benefit you over the next 20, 30 years.” The story was shared:
Retirement impact during pandemic,” KRON (San Francisco), April 15, 2020.
Your retirement may have taken a hit, but financial experts urge calm,” KLAS (Las Vegas), April 15, 2020
Your retirement may have taken a hit, but financial experts urge calm,” WKRN (Nashville, Tennessee) April 17, 2020
Your retirement may have taken a hit, but financial experts urge calm,” American News Group, April 16, 2020
Other outlets sharing the story: KFDX (Wichita Falls, Texas), KOLR (Springfield, Missouri), KXMB (Bismarck, North Dakota), WCBD (Mount Pleasant, South Carolina) KHON (Honolulu, Hawaii), KRQE (Albuquerque, New Mexico), WKBN (Youngstown, Ohio), WHBF (Rock Island, Illinois), KTVI (St. Louis, Missouri), WWLP (Chicopee, Massachusetts), WTVW (Henderson, Kentucky), WDTN (Moraine, Ohio), WLNS (Lansing, Michigan), KTAL (Shreveport, Louisiana and Texarkana, Texas).

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