The Pacific Index

Executive Director Narce Roderiguez discusses role of new position

Harrison Clifford

August 24, 2017

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When Pacific University’s newly appointed Executive Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDEDI) first stepped foot on campus, she saw the need for more synchronized campus efforts. President Lesley Hallick officially...

Pacific hosts Inspired Ideas Competition

Sebastian Herr

May 11, 2017

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Five winning groups have been decided for this year’s Inspired Ideas Competition put on by the Berglund Center. Three groups received the Entrepreneur Award and two received the Makers Award. Winners of both awards receive a...

Food for All

Michael Arakawa

May 11, 2017

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Pacific University senior Jared Kawatani believes access to healthy food should be a basic human right. However, Kawatani saw that Pacific did not have much space to satisfy this for students. “Food and security is a really...

Pacific searches for equity director

Harrison Clifford

May 11, 2017

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Pacific University began its search for the first Executive Director of Equity Diversity and Inclusion (EDEDI) last May when the University Diversity Committee began recommending changes to the position to president of Pacific...

Winter term 2018

Sebastian Herr

May 11, 2017

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For those students who were stuck in a foot of snow during winter term this year, winter term 2018 promises multiple travel courses to warm, exotic and interesting places. However, these courses require either a prerequisite or...

Faculty Senate

Harrison Clifford

May 11, 2017

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It can be difficult to fully understand the Pacific University governance system. The university Faculty Senate (FS) is just one single part of the entire machine that helps keep Pacific moving smoothly and uninterrupted. “The...

Professors remember recently deceased alumna Lenore Ribera

Harrison Clifford

May 11, 2017

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Pacific University alumna Lenore Ribera died Wednesday, April 26 in a car accident near Clatskanie, Ore. Ribera graduated from Pacific in 2016 with a major in psychology. “She had a bright and shining personality and always...

Graduation speaker

Luke Peevyhouse

May 11, 2017

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This year, the graduation commencement speaker will be Pacific University’s own Dr. Juliet Brosing. Brosing, a professor of physics, was awarded Pacific’s Distinguished University Professor award in 2015 and will retire at...

Charles Trombley

Luke Peevyhouse

April 27, 2017

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This year, the Charles Trombley Award, which recognizes professors for their excellence both inside and outside of the classroom, will be given a new parameter and will no longer be awarded to repeat winners. “We wanted to...

Faded Up

Harrison Clifford

April 27, 2017

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David Esparza, a local business owner, was only 17 when he began cutting hair in prison. Now, after turning away from a life of crime, Esparza spends his days cutting hair at Faded Up, his own business in Forest Grove. As a...

Political speech

Maddy Kellas

April 27, 2017

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As some college campuses, including Pacific University, are considering ways to regulate, or at least monitor speech, a national organization is pushing back. Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is an organization...

Registrar’s Office and Director of Academic Advising comment on transfer credits

Harrison Clifford

April 27, 2017

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At Pacific University, a student needs at least 124 credits in order to graduate. However, reaching that mark can be difficult. With all the core and major requirements, students and transfer students who come to Pacific after...

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