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Graphic representation of the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter on Dec. 21, 2020
A rare alignment of the solar system's two largest planets offers a phenomenal view — if the clouds cooperate.
Shawn Cardwell and Celeste Goulding
Boxers are helpers. This year, Boxers have embraced their communities, whether they are fighting wildfires or fighting homelessness.
When wildfires rampaged through Oregon, some students took direct action. By doing so, they helped keep some homes and structures from being destroyed. Then they went back to their classes.
From the Board of Trustees
As we approach the end of 2020 members of the Board of Trustees want to tell each and every one of you — students, faculty, staff, deans and directors, President Hallick and her leadership team — how deeply we appreciate your efforts and cooperation in this challenging year of COVID-19. 
alumni book club graphic
Check out what’s on our reading list right now, or dig into the titles you may have missed at the Alumni Association’s Goodreads page.
Canned food on shelves
Now, more than ever, people and families are struggling with hunger and need assistance, due to the disruption caused by the pandemic. Find out how to access food resources and how to make a financial contribution to Boxer Food Share and help alleviate the barriers of food insecurity.
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For many students, winter break means taking a much-needed break from school, catching up on some sleep, and traveling home. However, it can also entail a mix of emotions and experiences – happiness, weird family dynamics – and this year, concerns about COVID-19. The Student Counseling Center offers some tips on how to adapt to changing environments over the holiday season. 
Taylor Gillespie '15, MBA '17 poses on the Hillsboro Campus
“The true beneficiaries of the accreditation are students who can pursue their Pacific University business and MBA degrees with confidence and pride," said Associate Dean Jennifer Yruegas.
January 2021 MFA Residency Guests
The MFA in Writing is thrilled to be welcoming Ayad Akhtar, Aracelis Girmay, Nikky Finney, and W. Ralph Eubanks to our January 2021 Residency.
Charlotte Basch '14
The anthropology-sociology alumna earned a master's in museum anthropology and launched her career working with museums, schools and tribes to expand education around Northwest tribal history and culture.

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