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In episode 4 of Rising from the Margins, "Listen To Your Gut," staff psychologist and EDI Outreach Director Dr. Shirley Ley invites you to join her in conversation on the importance of listening to your gut when countering and resisting oppression and hate.
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In episode 3 of Rising from the Margins, "The Journey to Re-establishing," staff psychologist and EDI Outreach Director Dr. Shirley Ley talks about how you can expand on your survival toolkits to incorporate things that can affirm your humanity, meaning things that give you access to the range of experiences that define your personhood.
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Pacific’s Student Support team recently hosted a series of six virtual family chats to provide information, resources and tips via Zoom to help families with the transition to online learning this spring. Topics included career advising, student counseling support, financial aid, library support and more.
From President Hallick
On Monday evening, Pacific University staff members were made aware of a video posted on social media, in which a former student makes racist comments about a fellow student. We absolutely condemn this behavior.
From President Hallick
We are witnessing a seemingly unending and callous assault on the lives of Black men and women. This is not acceptable. 
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In episode 2 of Rising from the Margins, Creating a Survival Toolkit, staff psychologist and EDI Outreach Director Dr. Shirley Ley introduces the idea of creating survival as opposed to self-care kits. The term survival does a better job at reflecting the realities of people of color.
Styrofoam will no longer be allowed for use with food at Pacific University campuses after July 1, 2021. The new ban prohibits the purchasing, selling, providing or use of Styrofoam food service containers at any Pacific University authorized concessions, university sponsored events, or university programs.
Eligible Pacific students will receive a $400 payment. Payments will be distributed on a rolling basis starting May 29.
From President Hallick
In the two months since the COVID-19 pandemic transformed our daily ways of life, Pacific University has made significant adaptations in the ways we teach, learn, work and live. I know that, for many of you, questions about the future of your education loom large. I assure you, Pacific will be here for you, delivering the quality education you have come to expect and helping you move forward in your path to the future.
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In episode 1 of Rising from the Margins, Anti-Asian Racism, staff psychologist and EDI Outreach Director Dr. Shirley Ley looks at how people identifying as or perceived as Asian American Pacific Islanders have experienced an increase in hate-crime, violence and bullying.

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