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College of Optometry:

Steven Childress

March 9

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Beginning in summer 2018, Pacific University’s College of Optometry will host 36 optometry students from China pursuing a bachelors degree in Applied Vision Science. The new program was approved one year ago by the Board...

Rape lawsuit:

Clara Howell

March 9

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On Nov. 16, 2015, Pacific University was sued for $3 million. The case, filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court in 2013, allegedly said that a then 20-year-old woman was raped after attending a house party that was allegedly hosted...

Pacesetters

Steven Childress

March 9

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The Pacific University Pacesetters Program has an average of a seven percent yearly increase in participating high school seniors from various areas since 2013. This year, Pacific hosted a record 707 eligible students which...

The Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Clara Howell, Co-Editor in Chief

March 9

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Pacific University has a new music therapy major that teaches students how to apply music in a clinical field. The music therapy major is a rigorous five-year program where students can work to become fully board-certified music...

Music therapy major thrives

Michael Arakawa

March 9

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Pacific University has a new music therapy major that teaches students how to apply music in a clinical field. The music therapy major is a rigorous five-year program where students can work to become fully board-certified music...

Sustainable design:

Melisa Hood

February 23

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Many years ago, a Pacific University student traveled to Japan to study and learn about Japanese Gardens. Upon returning to Pacific, she was hoping to use the inspiration she got from her travels to install a Japanese Garden ...

New location of design lab in Brown Hall

Michael Arakawa

February 23

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Renovations are coming to Brown Hall’s art lab. New tools such as a 12x20  laser cutter, Computer Numeric Control (CNC) router and 3D printers are some of  the recent additions.  Although the art lab is still being renovated, the resources ...

Speech codes:

Steven Childress

February 23

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The recent election has presented an interesting opportunity for Pacific University and other  universities across the country when it comes to examining policies pertaining to civil discourse.  The office of Equity, Dive...

School of Natural Sciences receives grant

Melissa Hood

February 23

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In 2016, the School of Natural Sciences was awarded a Scholarships in  Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) grant for $649,340  by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant is titled “Promoti...

Set for surgery:

Steven Childress

February 23

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Pacific University President, Lesley Hallick will undergo surgery to repair a knee injury she sustained 20 years ago while working on her farm in Scappoose, Ore. The surgery is scheduled to take place in the middle of Mar...

Criminal justice major:

Tyler Brown, Opinion Co-Editor

February 23

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 The criminal justice major is in its second year Pacific University and  is gaining attention from students as a subject of interest. The program, led by assistant professor Taryn VanderPyl, was implemented in 2015 to help prepare st...

University Advancement

Keith Wallach, Co-Editor in Chief

February 23

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In light of future budget cut to the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of University Advancement has been busy fundraising to offset the budget and raise the school’s endowment. Vice President of University Adva...

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