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Pacific in the Press | March 21, 2017

Mar 21, 2017

quote of the week: Precious time can be lost and unnecessary injury, and even death, may result --J. Clark Kelso, TheFix.com, March 17, 2017
Here are examples of how University of the Pacific was represented in the news media in recent days:

Summaries

Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.)
Welcome President: Health Rhetoric vs. Reality
March 20, 2017
Emily Whelan Parento, an associate professor at McGeorge, co-authored an opinion piece with Nicole Huberfeld, the associate dean for academic affairs at University of Kentucky College of Law, about the effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Parento, who was the executive director of the Kentucky Office of Health Policy from 2013-15, and Huberfeld wrote that the Republican replacement plan will cause hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians to lose health insurance coverage, benefits will be less and out-of-pocket cost will be higher. "In short, the Republican plan moves Kentucky backward in every way, and it's particularly harmful to older adults and those in rural areas," wrote Parento and Huberfeld. "This does not make health care 'great.'"
Read more: http://www.courier-journal.com/story/opinion/contributors/2017/03/20/welcome-president-trump-health-rhetoric-vs-reality-comment/99407834/

KFBK-AM
Movement to lower the California Bar exam pass score
March 16, 2017
McGeorge Dean Jay Mootz was interviewed for a story about the movement to lower the score to pass the California Bar exam. The current score is higher than that of any bar exam in the country and some attorneys who fail the exam in California would have passed the exam in other states.
Hear the story: http://mms.tveyes.com/MediaCenterPlayer.aspx?u=aHR0cDovL21lZGlhY2VudGVyLnR2ZXllcy5jb20vZG93bmxvYWRnYXRld2F5LmFzcHg%2FVXNlcklEPTI3MTQ5MiZNRElEPTc1NjkxNTUmTURTZWVkPTI5ODYmVHlwZT1NZWRpYQ%3D%3D

KCRA (NBC, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
Hosting Women's Basketball
March 17, 2017
Bradley Davis, Pacific's head coach of the women's basketball team, and Dan Chapman, assosiate director of Athletics for marketing and media, were interviewed for the upcoming NCAA women's regional tournament being hosted by Pacific, Visit Stockton and the Stockton Arena.
View story: http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=6208a901-783c-4135-a56b-8d97435e60f2

TheFix.com
Judge Allows Vocational Nurses to Administer Naloxone in Prisons
March 17, 2017
J. Clark Kelso, a law professor and associate dean of strategic initiatives at McGeorge, was quoted in this website story as federal receiver of the state corrections system. He had requested a waiver to a state law in order to allow licensed vocational nurses, or LVNs, to administer naloxone without a doctor's permission. "Precious time can be lost and unnecessary injury, and even death, may result," wrote Kelso in his request to allow LVNs to be allowed to administer the opioid overdose antagonist drug. In making his request, Kelso presented statistics showing that drug overdoses are among the leading causes of death in the state's prison system.
Read More: https://www.thefix.com/judge-allows-vocational-nurses-administer-naloxone-prisons

Daily Kos
Breaking: Restore the Delta Unveils Sustainable Water Plan for California
March 14, 2017
Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, was mentioned in an article about the "California's Sustainable Water Plan," a counter proposal to Gov. Jerry Brown's California WaterFix plan. Michael's comparison of the job and economic impact between water conservation and the WaterFix plan was cited in the new report. This story was also covered by the Central Valley Business Times.
Read more: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/03/14/1643235/-Breaking-Restore-the-Delta-Releases-California-s-Sustainable-Water-Plan
Central Valley Business Times: http://www.centralvalleybusinesstimes.com/stories/001/?ID=32263

The Record
CHEERS: Running standout
March 13, 2017
Pacific senior Myra Lakdawala was the final "cheer" of The Record's weekly "Cheers and Jeers" editorial. Lakdawala, a standout runner who was born in Chicago and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, has broken several running records for Pakistan.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/opinion/20170313/cheers-st-josephs-expanding-emergency-room

Capitol Weekly
A look at Capitol hearings, sessions and floor action
March 15, 2017
Chris Micheli, professor of law, continued his explanation of legislative procedures in the third installment of his "Capitol myth vs. reality" series. In this article, he focused on committee hearings, floor actions and special sessions.
Read more: http://capitolweekly.net/capitol-hearings-sessions-floor-actions/