The Pacific Index

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...

College of Optometry:

Steven Childress

March 9, 2017

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Beginning in summer 2018, Pacific University’s College of Optometry will host 36 optometry students from China pursuing a bachelors degree in Applied Vision Science. The new program was approved one year ago by the Board...

Rape lawsuit:

Clara Howell

March 9, 2017

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On Nov. 16, 2015, Pacific University was sued for $3 million. The case, filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court in 2013, allegedly said that a then 20-year-old woman was raped after attending a house party that was allegedly hosted...

Pacesetters

Steven Childress

March 9, 2017

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The Pacific University Pacesetters Program has an average of a seven percent yearly increase in participating high school seniors from various areas since 2013. This year, Pacific hosted a record 707 eligible students which...

The Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Clara Howell, Co-Editor in Chief

March 9, 2017

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Pacific University has a new music therapy major that teaches students how to apply music in a clinical field. The music therapy major is a rigorous five-year program where students can work to become fully board-certified music...

Music therapy major thrives

Michael Arakawa

March 9, 2017

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Pacific University has a new music therapy major that teaches students how to apply music in a clinical field. The music therapy major is a rigorous five-year program where students can work to become fully board-certified music...

Sustainable design:

Melisa Hood

February 23, 2017

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Many years ago, a Pacific University student traveled to Japan to study and learn about Japanese Gardens. Upon returning to Pacific, she was hoping to use the inspiration she got from her travels to install a Japanese Garden ...

New location of design lab in Brown Hall

Michael Arakawa

February 23, 2017

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Renovations are coming to Brown Hall’s art lab. New tools such as a 12x20  laser cutter, Computer Numeric Control (CNC) router and 3D printers are some of  the recent additions.  Although the art lab is still being renovated, the resources ...

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