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News Release
Pacific University News Capsule - 02/18/21

Greetings from Pacific University, where Black History Month is helping us to reflect and apply the practices of inclusion. We are celebrating diversity — and another college ranking we're really proud of.

For the third straight year, National Science Foundation names Pacific University the top research institution among the region's private universities

Diversity scholarships support students and an inclusive community

Filmmaker Melissa Lowery '09 puts her principles into practice as Jesuit High School diversity director

Coming events include:

Feb. 23 — Educator Walidah Imarisha speaks on "Why Aren't There More Black People in Oregon?" in a presentation between Pacific organizations and the Forest Grove Library

Feb. 25 — "Beyond Slacktivism: Making Real Change on Racial Justice," a discussion including Donna Maxey and Elona Wilson '18  

March 3 — Scholar Daniel Aldana Cohen will give the 15th annual Mayhall In Your Face lecture on "Winning the Decade of the Green New Deal"

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Pacific University is a diverse learning community, where students thrive in a personal academic environment. Students study in a unique combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, health professions and optometry. Located in Oregon, Pacific serves a diverse population of more than 3,900 students, with campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn, as well as healthcare clinics throughout the Portland area. Pacific is ranked the No. 1 private research university in the Pacific Northwest and is also committed to civic engagement, sustainability and interprofessional education as part of its core teaching philosophy.

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