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Juneteenth marks the date that the last enslaved people in America learned of their freedom on June 19, 1865, more than two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Please join Pacific University for a day filled with thought-provoking discussions and celebrations!
Jules Boykoff
Throughout the controversy over the Tokyo Games, Boykoff has been everywhere. Just this year, he has been cited or interviewed by the BBC, Reuters, the Sydney Morning Herald, the New York Times, NBC, Bloomberg, Time Magazine, the Voice of America, the Washington Post, CNBC, the Irish Times — in short, by every outlet looking for informed criticism of the Olympics.
Social justice mural at Glen park
Seema Khatcherian ’21 and Karsen Buck ’21 receive the Bevin McCarthy Spirit of Civic Engagement award for their work as the co-founders of a social justice mural in Forest Grove, Ore.
Hoffbeck
Mallory Hoffbeck ’21 was honored by the Confederation in Oregon for Language Teaching in Chinese. 
Olivia Rockwood
Olivia Rockwood ’21 has been named Pacific University’s Outstanding Senior in Speech and Debate.
Paul Snell
Days of rage in Minneapolis, and then across the nation, following the killing of George Floyd, pushed Politics and Government Professor Paul Snell to contribute to the debate over policing.
Jim Moore speaking
Political engagement tips from Pacific University's Dr. Jim Moore as written for The Oregon Way.
Students at voting info table in the UC
Pacific University is among a select group of campuses around the country and the only institution in Oregon designated as a Voter Friendly Campus for 2021-2022. The designation is the result in part of the university’s participation in the All-In Campus Democracy Challenge for Pacific Votes spearheaded by the Tom McCall Center for Civic Engagement.
Black History Month
Join in a month filled with discussions on race and equality, Oregon’s exclusionary practices, Black history in Forest Grove, and how to make real progress on the social justice front. 

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