The Pacific Index

Speech codes:

Steven Childress

February 23, 2017

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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, 2017

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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, 2017

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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, 2017

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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, 2017

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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...

Boxer Mobile returns

Harrison Clifford, Student Life Editor

February 23, 2017

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The Undergraduate Student Senate (USS) is currently working on revising and restructuring the Boxer Mobile smart phone application. However, time is of the essence for the USS as they are already a year and a half into a three year contract with the com...

Hillsboro campus:

Madison Thompson, Co-Opinon Editor

February 9, 2017

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Around 6 p.m. on Jan. 23 an adjunct faculty member from Pacific University’s School of Dental Hygiene Studies on the Hillsboro campus was preparing to enter her car when she was approached by a man demanding she get away from the ca...

Snowpocalypse

Steven Childress

February 9, 2017

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The snow storm at Pacific University over winter term posed many challenges for facilities and Campus Public Safety (CPS), several bags of Ice Melt were used on sidewalks around campus, plows were used to clear parking lots...

Technology Information Center:

Steven Childress

February 9, 2017

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Students and digital devices go hand in hand. Some students have laptops or tablets, but there are others who rely exclusively on university provided computers and technology. For students at Pacific University who rely on...

New construction

Clara Howell, Co-Editor in Chief

February 9, 2017

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The building on the corner of Main Street and Pacific Avenue had several structural problems. The roof leaked, the plumbing had issues and the apartments on the top floor suffered from mold. It was clear, the building need...

Black History Month

Holly Bartholemew

February 9, 2017

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Byron Blandford, Black Student Union (BSU) president wants something different out of this year’s Black History Month. “I love Black History Month but it frustrates me because people have such a narrow idea about it,...

Budget discussions force $1 million cut from the College of Arts and Sciences

Clara Howell, Co-Editor in Chief

February 9, 2017

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This year, the College of Arts and Sciences at Pacific University will have to approve about $1 million in budget cuts from the requested budget, a much higher number than previous years. “We were asked to find about $600,0...

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