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A historic story gives its name to Pacific's new Bee Tree Books publishing service. So it is only fitting that the first publication is a book of historic essays from the university's earliest days.
Just what is Boxer? Take a crash course in Pacific's mascot lore.
1902 Womans Basketball Team
The Nov. 15, 1905, issue of The Pacific Index reported that both men and women were gearing up for a season of the relatively new-fangled game of basketball. Women had participated in athletics at Pacific before. They were members of the archery team, and they played on the tennis squad with the men. Basketball, however, was something a little different.
Marsh Cornerstone Historic Photo
Generous donations in hard times led to the matching gift that made Marsh Hall possible.
Halloween season is upon us and it wouldn't be complete without a good ghost story or two.
Each year, alumni celebrate milestones by gathering with their classmates at Homecoming. Among the top milestones is induction into the Golden Guard. 
Construction on campus uncovers an informal piece of history from a past student.
Manche Langley was one of the matriarchs of women lawyers in the Portland area in the 1900s. The 13th woman admitted to practice in Oregon and a founder of the Queen’s Bench — a professional organization of women in law — Langley got her start at Tualatin Academy, the predecessor of Pacific University.
Lock of Narcissa Whitmanʻs hair discovered in Old College Hall collection.

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