The Pacific Index

Pacific experiences rise in sex crimes on campus

Tyler Brown

October 26, 2017

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The Clery Crime Statistics Act holds that all institutions receiving federal funding must record and publish crimes that are committed on their campus throughout the calendar year. Pacific University issued its Clery Crime Report...

Former Pacific student pleads not guilty

Harrison Clifford

October 26, 2017

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Former Pacific University student Kasen Kunishima-Takushi is currently awaiting a pre-trial hearing set for Nov. 14, after pleading not guilty to rape charges in Washington County Circuit Court. Kunishima-Takushi, who pleaded...

Interim dean comments on Pacific’s rank among other schools

Max Kirkendall

October 26, 2017

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The 2017 College Scorecard comparing colleges with similar demographics has been released. It gives students and faculty a chance to see where colleges, such as Pacific University, rank among the other schools in its region. The...

Faculty senate talks course changes

Kyle Riske

October 26, 2017

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Once every month, the faculty senate meets to discuss how they can best shape the curriculum around Pacific University’s educational mission. This year, the focus has mostly been on reviewing and approving changes in the university...

Fundraising efforts reach new level

Sebastian Herr

October 12, 2017

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2017 is shaping up to be a very gift generous year for Pacific University, with donations and pledges for fundraising already totaling over $7.1 million. “We are having a great year,” Jan Stricklin, associate vice president...

Program continues to thrive on campus

Harrison Clifford

October 12, 2017

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On Pacific University’s Forest Grove campus, students interested in going into education can earn their Bachelor’s degree and a professional credential of a teaching license in just four years as an option in the Education...

Alumnus recalls efforts to bring gray squirrels to the Forest Grove campus

Shelby Cokeley

October 12, 2017

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Today, Pacific University’s Forest Grove campus serves as shelter to an innumerable amount of western gray squirrels who make their homes among the tall oak trees and curious students. While current students are more than accustomed...

FGPD investigates 20 local businesses for willingness to sell alcohol to minors

Max Kirkendall

October 12, 2017

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The Forest Grove Police Department (FGPD) recently conducted an undercover investigation of local businesses and their willingness to sell alcohol to minors. Out of the 20 businesses that were investigated, three in total were...

Forest Grove constructing new housing options for residents

Max Kirkendall

October 12, 2017

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The Forest Grove community will be receiving multi-million dollar renovations and developments over the next four years. With new buildings sprouting up around town and old buildings given a face lift, many of the projects will...

Music Therapy thrives, grows in size

Melissa Hood

September 28, 2017

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In the spring of 2017, the first wave of students with degrees in Music Therapy graduated from Pacific University. The Music Therapy program, unlike other majors, is a five-year course of study that involves a yearlong internship...

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