The Pacific Index

Graduate writing: MFA program ranks nationally

Victoria Hampton

October 13, 2011

The Atlantic magazine’s article “The Best of the Best” ranked Pacific University’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing program one of the top five low-residency programs in the nation. Since the start of the program in 2004,...

Dental school helps Oregon’s minorities

Carlie Deltoro

October 13, 2011

The American Dental Education Association recently recognized Pacific’s Dental Health School for their commitment to the underserved population. With their 16-chair clinic, the Dental Health School caters mainly to low income...

Officer encourages campus fire safety

Robert Dahl

October 13, 2011

College living is often the first opportunity for many young people to live outside of their home. With all the excitement and anticipation of school, new friends and freedom, safety often gets pushed to the side. Fire safety...

Campus safety: Incident reports


October 13, 2011

9/20/2011 6 p.m. Theft II FG Student reported to Campus Public Safety a theft of $350 dollars from his wallet. No suspects at this time. Date/Time unknown Unknown Vehicular Incident Student reported that their vehicle had been struck and da...

Breast cancer: Spread awareness

Tyler Grant

October 13, 2011

Both females and males need to be aware of breast cancer. That’s right, men, it affects you, too. According to the American Cancer Society, 2,000 men every year receive news that they have been diagnosed with breast cancer....

Phishing scam triggers campus-wide education

Katie Sipos

October 13, 2011

Pacific experienced a phishing attack at 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 10, which was noticed and dealt with by the Technology Information Center the following morning at 8 a.m. According to TIC Manager Brian King, there have been 12 scams...

Campus safety: Incident reports (Sept. 29 edition)

September 29, 2011

9/05/2011 2:55 a.m. Drugs/Alcohol Resident Assistant reported an odor of marijuana in a residence hall. Officer traced marijuana smell to an individual room. Student admitted to smoking marijuana in room. Student also admitted...

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