The Pacific Index

Campus Complications: University faces multiple challenges filling residency halls to capacity

Kenzie Brown

February 21, 2019

In the past few years, Pacific University has faced difficulties filling residents halls to their capacity. An example of this is Clark Hall, the all women dormitory, where the third-floor beds are only being occupied by indiv...

Title IX

Shelby Cokeley, Editor-in-Chief

February 21, 2019

Receiving over 104,000 red marks on a research paper would be a distressing call to action to any Pacific University student. Something must have gone awry. Something must have been missing.   On a grander scale, this is what Secretary o...

Black Student Union President reflects on Black History Month

Kia Addison

February 21, 2019

February, as a rule, tends toward the crazier side. It is the month before midterms, filled with room change forms, class switches and general stumbling as everyone adjusts to the new semester. For Black Student Union, th...

Maggie’s Buns advertises potential closure

Shelby Cokeley, Editor-in-Chief

February 21, 2019

Students of Pacific University and community members alike rushed to the corner of 21st Avenue and Main Street to grab one last cinnamon roll on Feb. 16, but they may have a few more sugar-filled Saturdays in their future. ...

Senior Preview Day invites potential Boxers to campus

Ella Cutter

February 20, 2019

Senior Preview Days are events put on for high school seniors to visit Pacific University. These events allow for prospective students and their families to see the campus, meet current students and faculty, learn about financ...

Master of Fine Arts

Shelby Cokeley, Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2019

Seaside, Ore. welcomed  many writers with the beginning of this new year, or more importantly new semester. Each semester the Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) in Writing program begins by offering their students a 10 day residency o...

Education Award: Professor Todd Duncan receives award for creative teaching

Michael Arakawa

February 20, 2019

Pacific University’s physics professor, Todd Duncan, was nominated to receive an Outstanding Educator: Higher Education Award. The award is granted to educators that display excellence in teaching within any of the disciplines i...

Lois Hornberger retires after serving university community

Ella Cutter

February 20, 2019

Lois Hornberger has been a part of the Pacific University community for 12 years. Her career began in 2007 as the Director of Conferences and has since grown to encompass more responsibilities and roles at the university. Hornbe...

Study Abroad

Madeleine Clark

February 20, 2019

In an interview with the International Programs Director Stephen Prag, he explained that the office has created a new position to direct the short-term study abroad programs. This addition serves necessary as they are expanding...

Creative Winter Term

Quint Iverson

January 29, 2019

In the summer of 1787, after the Articles of Confederation failed, representatives of 12 states gathered together in Philadelphia to write the U. S. Constitution. The process is moving about as smoothly as can be expected, but ...

Faculty Senate discusses new programs and connection to students on campus

Ella Cutter

January 29, 2019

The Faculty Senate is a little known resource for students. It is comprised of faculty members from each college, and their goal is to use their roles to make sure that the policy and programs that come through the senate are ben...

Political Science professors weigh in on government shutdown

Sebastian Herr

January 29, 2019

The partial government shutdown that started in late December has now dragged into the middle of January, and holds the record as the longest shutdown in U.S. history. Some of Pacific University’s Political Science faculty gave th...

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