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Pacific in the Press | Sept. 12, 2017

Sep 12, 2017

Quote of the week: Knowing that there’s this potential abrupt change in the future of their lives is creating chaos for [DACA applicants]. --Blake Nordahl, Insight with Beth Ruyak, Sept. 7, 2017

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

"Unanswered Questions Around The End Of DACA," "Insight with Beth Ruyak" (Capital Public Radio, National Public Radio, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), Sept. 7, 2017: McGeorge's Blake Nordahl was interviewed during this in-depth interview program about the move by the Trump Administration to phase out the Deferred Action for Children Arrivals, or DACA, program. Nordahl worked to help answer some of the questions surrounding the move. The hour-long program is broadcast live at 9 a.m. and rebroadcast at 7 p.m. each workday.

"Is DACA constitutional?," KCRA3 (NBC, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), Sept. 5, 2017: McGeorge's Brian Landsberg, Leslie Jacobs and Blake Nordahl were interviewed in a story about the possible end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, by the Trump Administration. McGeorge's Immigration Law Clinic was mentioned in the story.

"Facebook executive to speak at Pacific women's leadership event," The Record, Sept. 8, 2017: Kathleen Lagorio Janssen, former chair of Pacific's Board of Regents and a member of the Advancing Women's Leadership planning committee, was interviewed about the Sept. 12 event that features Facebook chief operating officer and best-selling author Sheryl Sandberg. "This forum promotes and showcases women leaders in all areas," she told The Record. "Bringing the likes of Sheryl Sandberg, Sonia Sotomayor and Condoleezza Rice to Pacific helps cultivate future leaders." Stockton native and Bank of America California President Janet Lamkin, another speaker at the event, was also quoted. The story was picked up by news aggregator websites.

"Guest view: Advancing Women's Leadership founders set out to make a mark," The Record, Sept. 10, 2017: This opinion piece by Kristen Spracher-Birtwhistle on the Advancing Women's Leadership forum outlined how five local leaders came together to create the event held at Alex G. Spanos Center at University of the Pacific.

"Not too late to get DACA help," The Record, Sept. 8, 2017: McGeorge's Blake Nordahl was quoted for this story on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. "We have watched young people use DACA as a springboard to find better jobs, attend school and support their families," Nordahl, supervising attorney for McGeorge's Immigration Law Clinic, said in a prepared statement. "This is a sad time, but we are committed to continuing to help the immigrant community."

"Stephen McCaffrey is the absolute most regarded expert on universal water law," News Alert, Sept. 7, 2017: This story features McGeorge's Stephen McCaffrey and highlights him being named the 2017 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate  for his work in international water law.

"Lodian wins $10,000 scholarship from Taco Bell contest," Lodi News-Sentinel, Sept. 5, 2017: Anastasia Satterfield, a music therapy student in the Conservatory of Music, was profiled for winning a $10,000 Taco Bell scholarship that will help her pay for her education. Attending a Pacific music camp over the summer and another music event at Pacific caused Satterfield to realize a desire for a career in music. "We help children with disabilities, we help people who have mental disorders and even people who have Parkinson's (disease) and especially autistic children," she told the News-Sentinel. "The goal is to see progress, but also to give them some kind of confidence in themselves, and music therapy really is a great way to do that."

"FACT CHECK: Greitens' claim of improving business climate half true," The Missourian, Sept. 9, 2017: Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, provides context in a story about Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' claims that Missouri had moved up rankings of the best states to do business. The story was picked up by numerous other outlets in Missouri.

"Sacramento plans to bid for Amazon headquarters - and 50,000 jobs," The Sacramento Bee City Beat blog, Sept. 7, 2017: Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, commented in this blog item about a proposed new Amazon headquarters locating in Sacramento. "The case you've got to make is that the Bay Area talent base would rather be living here if they could get a good job," Michael told the Bee. "And I think there's some evidence of that (already happening)."

"Orange and Black Ball raises record amount for student athletes," Central Valley Business Journal, Sept. 6, 2017: Pacific's Aug. 26 Orange and Black Ball raised a record amount to benefit student-athletes. The story indicated the annual fundraiser raised nearly $124,000, $23,000 more than at last year's event.

"California continues to lead men's water polo rankings,", Sept. 5, 2017: Pacific's men's water polo team is mentioned in this story about national rankings. The team ranks No. 5 in a coaches' poll. shared an Athletics story about men's and women's water polo coach James Graham becoming the winningest men's water polo coach in Pacific history.

"Interviews with filmmakers of short films at PIFF 2017," Indie Cinema, Sept. 7, 2107: Kevin Pontuti, director of Pacific's new Media X program, was interviewed for this story about a film he directed, "ONERE," that was shown at Prague Independent Film Festival 2077.

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