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The language of Title IX is simple, but the effects profound.
When Title IX was enacted into law in 1972, few at Pacific University seemed to take notice. But it's clear in retrospect that the world of higher education had changed.
As Pacific contemplated its mission in the 1970s, it looked to health professions studies as a way to complement the traditional liberal arts. 
1980 Boxer softball
Pacific University will induct its first all-women’s Athletic Hall of Fame class this spring, aligning with the 50th anniversary of Title IX, which opened doors for more women’s sports nationwide. The 26th induction class includes women’s basketball standout Brenda (Roberson) Edlund ’93, National Champion women’s wrestler Kapua (Torres) Keefe ’07, and the 1980 softball team.
Judy Sherman
The 1980 softball season was the year everything changed for a talented group of softball players, and for their coach, Judy Sherman.
Dr. Mari Fujimoto
Researchers in Pacific University’s College of Optometry believe they are getting closer to understanding how to alter the elongation that occurs in the eyes of many children. As a result, they think they’re getting close to developing a protocol to slow the progression of myopia — nearsightedness.
Kevin and Zach Binkerd
Boxer wrestling hopes to make waves again, guided by a son-father team of Boxer alumni.
Manalo meets Obama
Serving in the Air Force set Karen Mae Manalo PharmD ’21, MBA ’21 on a course she couldn't have charted on her own.
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.
Santiago Perez Aud '22
Santiago Perez AuD '22 earned a $3,000 scholarship from CaptionCall, a company which makes phones for people with hearing loss with real-time speech transcription. A third-year graduate student, his research focuses on health disparities related to diabetes and hearing loss, especially among diverse populations.

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