The Pacific Index

Jules Boykoff comments on politics of the games

Hanin Najjar

March 8, 2018

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Pacific University Professor and Chair of the Politics and Government Department Jules Boykoff recently spent time writing and commentating on the politics and activism surrounding the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. “This year was a r...

Advising Center clears confusion

Michael Arakawa

March 8, 2018

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Pacific University will introduce a new core curriculum for undergraduates starting in the fall of 2018. Participating in the new core will be a mandatory requirement only for new students coming to Pacific next semester. While...

Walkout Against Gun Violence

Hanin Najjar

March 8, 2018

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In light of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Fla., Pacific University is joining in a nationwide school walkout against gun violence on March 14. The walkout, being led by the Undergraduate Student Senate (USS) and suppor...

Asian Pacific Islander club approved on campus

Michael Arakawa

February 22, 2018

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On Feb. 14, members of Pacific University’s Undergraduate Student Senate voted to approve the Asian Pacific Islander Student Union (APISU) as a recognized club on campus. According to APISU President Vicki Lee, the club will...

Faculty within the College of Arts and Sciences is examining intensive term changes

Max Kirkendall

February 22, 2018

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As rumors have swirled about the possibility of Pacific University replacing the January term with a May term, students have been left with many different questions. In charge of organizing any kind of calendar change is Vice...

Physics department creates proposal for CAS

Harrison Clifford

February 22, 2018

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In hopes of increasing enrollment and better appealing to the interests of all students, the Pacific University Physics Department is developing a proposal for an engineering program and will present it to President Lesley Hallick...

Faculty approves final core proposal

Max Kirkendall

February 8, 2018

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Faculty reviewed the final proposal for Pacific University’s new core curriculum and it received a 90 percent approval. The proposal was voted on and approved on December 16 and will take into effect in the fall 2018 semester....

Professor makes University history with award win

Michael Arakawa

February 8, 2018

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Professor of music education and director of bands Michael Burch-Pesses, who has taught at Pacific University since 1995, was recently named the recipient of the John C. McManus Distinguished Teacher Award. Burch-Pesses is...

Program allows students expedited path

Sydney Virgin

February 8, 2018

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Pacific University’s undergraduate Environmental Science program has created an option for students, in partnership with the School of Pharmacy, to cut down on the amount of time required to get into the graduate program. Pacific’s...

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