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Pacific in the Press | Nov. 22, 2016

Nov 22, 2016

quote of the week

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


The New York Times
California Today: Meet the New Mayor, Age 26
Nov. 18, 2016
Keith Smith, an associate professor of political science at Pacific, was asked to weigh in on the election of Michael Tubbs as Stockton's first African-American mayor and the youngest, too. Tubbs, who co-founded the Summer Success Leadership Academy along with Pacific alumna Ty-Licia Hooker, won the election with 70 percent of the vote. "He sort of represents, I think, people's hopes for the future of Stockton," Smith told The New York Times. "So as much as the vote is for Michael Tubbs a lot of the vote is also against Anthony Silva."
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Capitol Public Radio (KXJZ-FM)
Constitutional Law Professor Talks Trump's Possible Supreme Court Nominees
Nov. 16, 2016
John Sims, a professor of constitutional law at McGeorge, said President-elect Donald Trump's list of potential nominees for the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy breaks from tradition and is consistent with what Trump has said he wants. "They are not like in general the current members of the Supreme Court," said Sims. Current members of the Supreme Court are all from Harvard and Yale and were federal appellate judges, except for Justice Elena Kagan. She served as the dean of Harvard Law School.
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McGeorge Law Professor Explains Future Of Supreme Court In Trump Presidency
Nov. 15, 2016
John Sims, a professor of constitutional law at McGeorge, explains the fate of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland and how Trump's appointee could shift the balance of power on the bench.
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The Sacramento Bee
Trump promised California farmers more water. Can he deliver?
Nov. 19, 2016
Despite his promise to a Fresno County farmer to ease governmental restrictions, President-elect Donald Trump may not be able to redraw California's water map quickly or easily. The state has broad authority over water in California, especially when it comes to the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. "The state has sufficient authority to protect the Delta or any other waterway in California," said Jennifer Harder, a water law expert and an assistant professor at McGeorge. The story was shared by the newspaper's wire service and appeared elsewhere.
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The Record
Students endure fear, anger and worry, but no threats
Nov. 15, 2016
As the results of the presidential election began to sink in, educators throughout the region rushed to reassure that California schools remained safe from discrimination and bullying. President Pamela Eibeck's message to the Pacific community reminded everyone of the university's commitment to dignity, respect and safety of all who come to Pacific. "We will also continue to foster civil discourse through which we can question ideas and beliefs while also respecting differences," Eibeck said. "We are not only committed to diversity of people and ideas, but also to inclusive and respectful communication that allows richer and deeper learning and understanding. It is a proud hallmark of what we value as Pacificans."
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Inside Higher Ed
In Defense of DACA
Nov. 21, 2016
Pacific President Pamela Eibeck was one of more than 100 college and university presidents across the country to sign a statement calling for the continuation and expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which President-elect Donald Trump has said he would end. Under DACA, more than 700,000 young people brought in to the country illegally as children have registered for temporary relief from deportation and a renewable two-year work permit. The statement, organized by Pomona College President David Oxtoby, mentions the benefits of the program and that students under DACA have been "exemplary student scholars and student leaders. ... They are actively contributing to their local communities and economies."
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KCRA 3 (NBC, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
UOP polo team goes underwater, wins Mannequin Challenge
Nov. 16, 2016
Pacific's women's water polo team took the internet by storm last week by blowing the Mannequin Challenge out of the water. At the end of a practice not long ago, coach James Graham and his team came up with the idea for a version of the pop culture phenomenon and quickly put it into action. Now they hope the video will draw fans to the  Chris Kjeldsen Pool for their matches and maybe even an invite to appear on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
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The video was also shared on The Sacramento Bee's website:
The When In Manila online magazine in the Philippines also shared it:
It also showed up on KPTV (Fox) in Portland, Oregon;
And KESQ (ABC) in Palm Springs:
"Good Day Sacramento" also broadcast the story twice:

The Record
Moving On: Freshman scores first goal; Tigers advance to meet Stanford
Nov. 17, 2016
Pacific's men's soccer team made program history by making it to the NCAA Tournament and then beating Cal State Northridge 1-0 with a goal late in the second half by freshman Tariq Branche, his first of the season. "Going on the road is never easy, especially on the West Coast where every team is very good," Pacific head coach Ryan Jorden told The Record. "We knew we were going to be playing a very good team that is hot and Northridge has had a very good run at the end. I'm pleased with how our team played throughout." The team played Sunday at Stanford where they lost 2-0.
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The Record
Tunnels spawn algae worries
Nov. 19, 2016
In a story that looked at the environmental and economic impact of the proposed $15 billion Delta tunnels project, Center for Business and Policy Research Director Jeff Michael said that Delta farm revenue will decline by $12 million per year, but would also adversely affect employees, suppliers and tax revenue.
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Turlock Journal
Free health fair coming to Turlock
Nov. 15, 2016
Turlock seniors will have the opportunity to lower their prescription drug costs as well as receive free health screenings this weekend thanks to a Medicare Health Fair provided by the University of the Pacific. For 10 years, University of the Pacific's Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has provided over 100 free health fairs throughout Northern California, and for the first time the program will be hosting an event in Turlock.
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