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Boxer, a bronze Chinese statue of a dragon-like creature, ruled campus for decades before disappearing.
The founders of the Hillsboro Campus reunited with employees, alumni, students and local dignitaries to celebrate a decade of growth and success.
The first woman to graduate from Pacific University was Harriett Hoover Killin in 1869.  At the time Harriet attended Pacific, three years worth of college curriculum were required for women to earn a degree, in comparison to four for men.
This Women's History Month we have been highlighting important Pacific women in our history. This week, we look back to Ladies Hall, later named Herrick Hall, and how it provided more women with the opportunity to attend Pacific. 
During the month of March we have been honoring important Pacific women like Claire Argow, one of the first three women to attain a law degree from Yale Law School in 1930. 
Mary Francis Farnham
During the month of March we will be highlighting some important Pacific women in honor of Women's History Month. The second woman we are highlighting is one of our first female deans, Mary Francis Farnham.
Tabitha Brown
During the month of March we will be highlighting some important Pacific women in honor of Women's History Month. The first woman we will be highlighting is co-founder Tabitha Brown.
Once upon a time, there were no squirrels at Pacific University. Back in 1970, when Brian Douglass '72 transferred to Pacific from Portland Community College to compete on the speech team, there wasn’t a fuzzy gray rodent to be found.
A history of Pacific University by Marion Giersbach has been published with assistance from the University Libraries.
Local historian Ken Bilderback and Pacific University Archives shed light on Boxer's history as Pacific University's mascot.

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