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Pacific in the Press | Supreme Court Justice Kennedy most likely to write historic same-sex marriage opinion

Apr 21, 2015

Here are examples of how University of the Pacific was represented in the media in recent days:


U.S. News and World Report

Anthony Kennedy's Gay Marriage Views Deeply Rooted
April 15, 2015
A story profiling U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy was widely distributed by The Associated Press leading up to the court's decision on same-sex marriage. Kennedy, a McGeorge School of Law instructor, is "the prohibitive favorite to write the Supreme Court decision in June that could extend same-sex marriage nationwide." The story, which prominently mentions McGeorge, also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Yahoo News,, Huffington Post, (a politics website), Richmond Times Dispatch, Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Atlantic, Washington Times,,, New Zealand Herald, and the ABC News website.
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Sacramento Business Journal
How the law schools at UC Davis and McGeorge compare
April 17, 2015
A story The Sacramento Business Journal compared law schools at McGeorge and UC Davis. While it highlights the deeper plunge in rankings McGeorge has taken, the story also shows the valued and longstanding role McGeorge continues to play in the market. Dean Jay Mootz is quoted and local leaders provided excellent perspectives on McGeorge. The story also mentions positively the efforts being made at the campus for the future.
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KCRA-TV (NBC Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
Eddie LeBaron remembered as 'larger than life'
April 14, 2015
NBC's Sacramento affiliate covered the April 14 memorial service for Eddie LeBaron '50 at Faye Spanos Concert Hall. The event included shared memories from family and friends about his lifelong success and humility, and a 21-gun salute in recognition of his service in the Marines during the Korean War. He was twice wounded and received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal.
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The Record also covered the event. Read more:
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The Sacramento Bee
The Nosh Pit: UOP wants to school you in food
April 12, 2015
Ken Albala, history professor and director of Pacific's Food Studies Program, was interviewed for a piece on the new graduate program. Chris Macias noted that the program's "curriculum is to groom the next generation of food policymakers, journalists, marketers and more."
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The Record
GradNation Community Summit: Program propels students to success
April 11, 2015
Pacific, along with the Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin and other area leaders in business, education, government and philanthropy, was a sponsor of the April 11 GradNation Community Summit in Stockton. The nationwide GradNation campaign, created by the America's Promise Alliance, is intended to "identify what is working and where challenges remain in the region's efforts to raise graduation rates and prepare young people for success in and out of school," according to the story.
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Merced Sun Star
Atwater considers economic incentive program touted by similar city
April 15, 2015
Jeffrey Michael, director of Pacific's Center for Business and Policy Research, was interviewed by the Merced Sun Star for a story about a proposed incentive program in Atwater that would return a portion of sales tax revenue to new or expanded businesses as a way of shoring up the local economy. "Without a doubt, the intention is a positive one, but the question is how effective it will be and if it's fair to existing businesses in the community," Michael said. He added, "You don't want to harm the local businesses that have been there and reduce total revenue to the city."
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KOVR (CBS Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
UOP Seeking Volunteers To Transcribe John Muir Journals Online
April 13, 2015
There is still much interest in what John Muir wrote more than 100 years ago. The CBS Sacramento affiliate was on campus to speak with Michael Wurtz and student Amy Eastburg
'15 about the crowdsourcing effort to transcribe John Muir's journals.
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The Modesto Bee
Anger flows with water woes
April 11, 2015
Shanna Eller, Pacific's sustainability director, was interviewed by Modesto Bee's Jeff Jardine '79 for a column about the drought. She told Jardine that people and water districts will have to come together to get through the drought. "Good policy, a sense of camaraderie and commitment to each other," she said. "It's really about human-made choices. We will decide who we are, in our heart of hearts."
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The Record
Unsung Hero: Kathi Duffel - Bear Creek High School teacher and newspaper adviser
April 11, 2015
Alumna Kathi Duffel was named an "unsung hero" by The Record after 23 years as the adviser to the Bear Creek High School's Bruin Voice student newspaper. She was honored with the 2015 James Madison Freedom of Information Award by the Northern California Society of Professional Journalists for her work educating future journalists. She got her start as a journalist at The Pacifican.
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The Record
Moscone's ties to Stockton endured: Former reporter recalls life of a California legend
April 4, 2015
Former reporter for The Associated Press Chuck McFadden wrote an opinion piece for The Record about George R. Moscone '53. McFadden had covered the state Senate when Moscone served there and recalled those years in this Op-Ed piece. Pacific and the Moscone family just days before had announced that Moscone's papers would have a permanent home at the university.
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The (Livermore) Independent
Symphony to Offer 'An Italian Feast'
April 16, 2015
Nina Flyer, cello and chamber music professor in the Conservatory of Music and a member of the acclaimed Trio 180, is mentioned prominently in this advance story about an upcoming performance.
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Savannah Morning News
Conners finishes as low amateur in Masters
April 11, 2015
Byron Meth '15 finished the 2015 Masters tournament as the second best amateur in the field. Meth earned an invitation to the tournament by winning the U.S. Public Links Championship. Meth then joined his Pacific golf teammates for the West Coast Conference Championship and were in the running to the very end, but came in second to Pepperdine. Meth, who also came in second individually in the WCC Championship, was later named the WCC Golfer of the Year.
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The Record's roundup of the WCC Championship:

The Record
Pacific club rugby team headed to national championship
April 9, 2015
The Record featured the Pacific Rugby Football Club and its bid to go to the national tournament, April 18-19.
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