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Zoraida Espinoza '22
Espinoza is “the total package," said Politics & Government Professor Paul Snell. "She is an outstanding, hard-working, compassionate student."
Professor Paul Snell and Pres. Lesley Hallick
Paul Snell has received the Pacific University Provost’s Junior Faculty Award for Service.
Flyer for migration symposium
Pacific University's Latinx Studies Program invites you to a two-day symposium centered on the politics of migration in the United States, as it relates to themes of borders, mobility, citizenship, immigration policy, and belonging. 
Ballot Box Walk
It's primary election season and ballots will be mailed soon. Please get your ballot returned before you leave for summer break. Check out the Pacific Votes! Guide for more info.
Warren Mitchell ’62 died on Jan. 13, 2022, at age 81.
Boykoff
Pacific University Politics and Government Department Chair and Professor Jules Boykoff is a go-to voice of skepticism about the Games, and a particular critic of the choice to award them to Beijing. He offers an overview about these Olympics.
Lorraine Basch and her parents
Lorraine Basch ‘17 has covered a lot of territory since she graduated from Pacific University. And she’s just getting started.
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. 

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