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Martin Luther King Jr.
On Monday, Pacific University joins the nation in marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day. As we celebrate the birthday of this great leader, it is an appropriate time to remember the way he called each of us to engage with one another and with our communities, to speak and act to improve lives, and to spread education and compassion.
UPDATE: Pacific University faculty, staff and students are invited to join President Lesley Hallick for her annual State of the University Address from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 8.
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The Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities has issued its official affirmation letter in response to last year's ad hock evaluation.
Langstraat comes to Pacific from Portland Community College and brings more than 25 years of executive experience in the education sector.
It is with great sadness that we have learned that Pacific staff member Bevin McCarthy passed away on Monday, Aug. 13.
What advice and words of wisdom would Dr. King give us in these times? What would he motivate us to do on this holiday — and every day? Surely, he would expect us to use this time to improve the lives of others.
Sé que no soy la única cuando digo que quedé profundamente consternada ante el anuncio de que la Administración del Presidente Trump planea rescindir la política conocida como Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA). 
I know that I am not alone in saying that I was deeply dismayed by the announcement made yesterday morning that the Trump Administration plans to rescind the policy known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that has benefited more than 800,000 of our nation’s youth.
Pacific remains committed to its non-discrimination policy, and more, to align practices with its mission to inspire all to think, care, create, and pursue justice in our world.
Como presidente de Pacific University, reconozco que en momentos de tensiones raciales, nuestros estudiantes, profesores y miembros del personal — especialmente aquellos que provienen de minorías — acuden a mí y a otros altos funcionarios de la institución en busca de liderazgo y reiteración del compromiso de la universidad. Mi meta es que tengamos el valor suficiente y que seamos responsables en nuestro camino hacia una perspectiva de equidad e inclusión en nuestros campus universitarios.

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