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Pacific in the Press | July 21, 2020

Jul 21, 2020

Quote of the Week

“Despite the disruptions and hardships caused by COVID-19, we are confident that our Pacific students will continue to get a superb educational and personal experience throughout the fall semester.”

Christopher Callahan, The Record, July 17, 2020

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

Pacific moves fall classes online,” The Record, July 17, 2020: President Christopher Callahan was quoted in this story on Pacific going online for the fall semester. “Our plans for the fall have always been predicated on the state of COVID-19 as we got closer to the start of the academic year,” he said. “While disappointing to many of us, the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff must and will always take precedence.”

West Coast Conference delays fall sports,” The Record, July 16, 2020: West Coast Conference announced Thursday afternoon that its member institutions, including University of Pacific, are delaying the start of fall athletics until Sept. 24, due to COVID-19. Pacific athletic director Janet Lucas said “The announcement by the WCC to delay the start of competition this fall is in response to the recent rise in COVID cases and maintains the health and well-being of our student-athletes as the primary consideration. We will continue our daily planning efforts regarding a safe return to participation in concert with campus and in response to local/county/state public health officials, the WCC and the NCAA.”

Turki Al-Jawini, GM of Saudi Arabia's Human Resources Development Fund,” Arab News, July 15, 2020: Pacific alumnus Turki Al-Jawini was featured in this story after being praised by Prince Faisal bin Salman during a press conference for his work in enhancing training programs for the national workforce. Al-Jawini earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Pacific in 1994.

Wine industry isn’t immune from issues of diversity,” The Record, July 15, 2020: Feature on Pacific alumnus Christopher Rivera, who is a winemaker at Klinker Brick Winery in Lodi. The story focuses on the lack of diversity in the winemaking industry.

Pacific joins states, universities suing Trump administration over college student visa rule,” The Record, July 13, 2020: University of the Pacific joins coalition of universities suing the federal government to block a new rule that would force international college students to leave the United States if they’re only enrolled in online classes this fall. President Christopher Callahan was quoted in the story.

Gavin Newsom announces new wave of California closures as COVID-19 positive rate spikes,” The Sacramento Bee, July 14, 2020: Story about California's new COVID-19 business closures. Pacific professor Jeff Michael was quoted in the article: “It’s going to affect income. It’s going to result in renewed unemployment,” said Michael. He said the decision is justified by the rise in COVID-19 cases but a “devastating setback” for the economy.

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