The Pacific Index

59th Annual Lu’au

Shelby Cokeley, Editor-in-Chief

March 21, 2019

Hula dance practice in the Multi Purpose Room, fireknife throwing and spinning on Marsh lawn and a hole just big enough for a traditional Hawaiian pig roast by the volleyball court. This rare combination can only mean one thing. Pacifi...

Foreign exchange progresses against national decline

Ella Cutter

March 7, 2019

For the second year in a row, the United States has seen a decline in foreign exchange student enrollment. The United States is still the top destination for foreign exchange students, but the number of students enrolling has dropp...

On-Campus Entertainment: University ACE Board attempts to provide open-minded performers a space to share art

Megan Garside

March 7, 2019

Pacific University is undeniably fortunate to have the resources and the team at ACE Board to plan so many engaging, large-scale events on campus for students and faculty. But are the speakers, entertainers and comedians brou...

Winter Term

Ella Cutter

March 7, 2019

At the start of this spring semester, Pacific University’s Faculty Task Force met to discuss problems with Winter / January term and suggest ideas for improving its effectiveness. Last year’s task force proposed several mai...

Committee looks to increase student evaluation submissions

Michael Arakawa

March 7, 2019

Whether or not a student liked a professor, resented their classes or enjoyed a particular style of teaching, students opinions will not be heard if they are not willing to press the “submit” button on Student Course Evalua...

Liberal arts survive on Forest Grove campus

Shelby Cokeley, Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2019

Marylhurst University closed. The Art Institute of Portland closed. The Oregon College of Arts and Crafts will close following this spring. Small, private liberal arts schools are undeniably under pressure. But Pacific Univers...

Dean addresses disciplinary action for university faculty

Shelby Cokeley, Editor-in-Chief

February 21, 2019

Searching the two words “college” and “controversy” will spark approximately 55,600,000 news results in just 0.13 seconds using Google’s search engine.   A new story on a different collegiate controversy dawns na...

Sustainable efforts advance on campus

Ella Cutter

February 21, 2019

The Center for a Sustainable Society (CSS) exists to create opportunities around sustainability on campus. It is also a space for students to work on proposals or research projects of their own. Michelle Larkins is the dir...

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. ...

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