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  • Pharmacy School Holds Medicare Health FairPharmacy School Holds Medicare Health Fair

    L-R: AJ Cole ’20, Vivian Lau ’19, Ravneet Buttar ’20.               PC: Zach Withrow For the sixth time this year, Pacific students spent the weekend lowering seniors’ drug costs, checking the safety of their drug regimens, and offering various other health screenings. On Saturday, October 28, the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences held a Medicare Health Fair at the O’Connor Woods Retirement Community in Stockton. From 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., nearly 100 Pharmacy School students volunteered their time to help community members optimize their Medicare Part D drug plans. The student volunteers were supervised by around 25 licensed pharmacists. Professor Rajul Patel of the Department of Pharmacy Practice oversees the program, which is now in its eleventh year of assisting Medicare beneficiaries and has saved participants an estimated $5.7 million in that span.  “There are close to 30 different plans in this county that individuals who have Medicare can get their prescription drug coverage through, and every plan has a different formulary and different cost structure,” Dr. Patel said. Dr. Patel explained that Pacific’s student volunteers, along with about a dozen volunteers from the University of San Francisco’s Nurse Practitioner Program, worked to minimize seniors’ drug costs by identifying the cheapest plan for each individual. “The second core service that we provide is a systematic review of all [an individual’s] medications to make sure they are safe and effective to take together,” Dr. Patel said. “If we identify any severe medication-related issues, with their permission, we will contact their prescriber and make a recommendation for resolution.” In addition, participants were able to undergo a variety of different health screenings, including checks on cholesterol, immunizations, bone density, diabetes, and blood pressure. Cindy Tran ‘19 was glad to have participated in Saturday’s fair, the fifth for which she has volunteered. “It’s just a really good experience to practice pharmacist skills and patient interaction,” Tran said. “I think today I saved someone $4,000 by switching their Medicare Part D Insurance Plan.” Elaine Bui ‘19 concurred; she said her favorite part of the Health Fair is working with the patients. “A lot of them have interesting stories to tell, and they also have a lot of life experience,” Bui said. “We enjoy helping them with their medication plans, or lowering their drug costs, or whatever we can help with.” With six Medicare Health Fair events in the books so far this year, hundreds of people across California have been provided important services without any charge. Volunteers are scheduled to work seven more events in 2017, with one occurring today, November 2, in Lodi. Members of the Thomas J. Long Pharmacy School continue to make Pacific proud with these invaluable acts of community outreach. About Zach WithrowMail | More Posts (102)

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    ASuop President Grant Kirkpatrick and Vice President Caroline Styc        PC: Praji Prasana Hello Pacificans! My name is Grant Kirkpatrick, and I am currently serving as the President of the Associated Students of the University of the Pacific (ASuop). My primary responsibility as President is to serve as an advocate on behalf of students to the administration, staff, and faculty of the University. In this role, I feel it is important to keep the student body informed about the issues that face our University and what I have been doing to address these issues. As I reflect on the issues that have been discussed across campus there are a few that stand out as the most pervasive and significant. In my opinion, the largest obstacles we face moving forward are an ever-increasing tuition rate and a broken system of governance at our University. Tuition at Pacific has been an issue for quite a while. Since 2002, tuition has doubled and has far exceeded the rate of inflation in the same time period. There is no question that it has become near impossible to attend our University without financial aid unless you come from a family with significant financial means. We are not alone; many similar private colleges have increased their tuition at a similar pace. These continuous increases have hindered our ability to take advantage of the specialized education we were promised, such as experiential learning opportunities (internships, research, project work, and so on) which are often unpaid. Less money in the pockets of students means that we have less time to work for free, which is often the reality with internships. Furthermore, additional financial stress makes it more difficult for students to participate in organizations that require dues and to attend events that charge for entrance. As a representative of students, I did my best to convince the administrators to reduce the tuition increase, but I was unable to convince the Institutional Priorities Committee (the budget committee) to recommend a lower increase. Instead, the committee approved a recommendation to increase tuition by 3.9%, but it is up to the President to determine what the recommendation to the Regents will be.  Ultimately, President Eibeck recommended a slightly lower increase to the Board of Regents (3.7%), and while I am glad that President Eibeck is sympathetic to the effects of tuition increases on students, I am still waiting to see when real change will come. But, I for one, will not be holding my breath until that change comes because while our University espouses a firm belief in “shared governance,” the administration does not understand the concept of sharing nor governance. Shared governance is not just an honorary seat at the table, but a belief that those with a common commitment to the success of an institution have a right to be meaningfully involved in the decision-making process. This is the reason that the ASuop President gets a seat on just about every committee. Yet, if you read the “Shared Governance Matrix”, which is available on the Pacific website, you will not find a single mention of Students. The largest group at Pacific, and the group that foots the bill, is not explicitly included in the governance of Pacific by any official policy. A common view I have heard from administrators regarding student involvement is that “your seat at the table is a privilege.” I find myself fundamentally opposed to this philosophy. Our seat at the table should not be considered a privilege, luxury, or gesture of goodwill. Rather, it should be considered an absolute necessity and basic expectation that is deeply rooted in our institutional values. Such values as student-centered, diversity and inclusion, and integrity and accountability do not live within our University so long as students are not given a right to represent themselves. We are the ones paying into this university, and we deserve to be treated as investors into the institution. But it would appear that the University believes the extent of shared governance is allowing interested parties the opportunity to be included in the discussion of issues, but not to determine the course of the solutions. In the status quo, our participation is at best an opportunity to make a case for students, and at worst a way for the University to claim that students consented to their agenda. In either case, the current situation is unacceptable. So, what can we do? We can organize and let the administration know how we feel about these endless tuition increases. In recent years, our student body has been increasingly accommodating – students have been shouldering ever-increasing hardship while demanding little in return. We can angrily curse the administration in closed quarters all we like, but at the end of the day, students are not stepping up and publicly taking a stand. How can we expect the administrators to understand how we feel if we don’t let them know? From their perspective, numerous opportunities are afforded for students to give feedback in the form of email blasts, town halls, and office hours, yet we continually don’t provide it. Decisions are made by those who show up, and it’s time for us to start showing up. It’s time for us to voice our grievances during President Eibeck’s office hours and the administration’s town halls on tuition. It’s time for us to start filling the email inboxes of various decision-makers around campus with our questions, comments, suggestions, and concerns. The way I see it, there are two paths moving forward: action and inaction. I choose the path of action. It is easy to subscribe to a belief that there isn’t anything that we can do when faced with a complicated issue, but we cannot succumb to this temptation. This isn’t an “us versus them” situation, and I sincerely hope that this letter isn’t perceived as such. Rather, my intention is to articulate that the frustrations and dissatisfactions of the students are not being dealt with in an effective way, and that this is in part because students have not demanded the change they desire. We must make it clear that we deserve to be given the opportunity to participate in the decisions that affect the future of our institution. But first, we must prove to the administration, and the Pacific community, that given the chance to participate, students will show up. I know that I will be attending the next town hall, asking President Eibeck questions during her office hours, and advocating for students at University committees – will you join me? About Zach WithrowMail | More Posts (102)

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  • 'Dangerous' escaped Hawaii patient captured in Stockton'Dangerous' escaped Hawaii patient captured in Stockton

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  • Athletics Over-Expenditures, Increased Tuition Highlight Regents MeetingAthletics Over-Expenditures, Increased Tuition Highlight Regents Meeting

    PC: Oscar Chow By Leslie Chan and Zach Withrow The University of the Pacific Board of Regents met late last month to go over some of the most pressing matters involving the University. While some of the topics discussed were encouraging, such as the progress of the Pacific Values Initiative, others are sure to make students groan. Most notably, the Board discussed the recent news that Pacific Athletics overspent its budget by millions of dollars, as well as the fact that tuition in 2019 will be increasing by 3.7%. The highlights of the Board meeting were released on Wednesday, October 25th. One week later, University President Pamela Eibeck released a statement to the Pacific community addressing the news that Pacific Athletics over-expended its budget for the 2017 fiscal year by $4.2 million. “The budget overage is significant and puts our institution at risk,” President Eibeck said. “The excessive spending in Athletics diminishes the work of many people across Pacific who have been making hard choices to reduce their spending.” As a result of the over-expenditures, at least one Athletics employee has left Pacific. University officials declined to name the former employee. The news does not come at an ideal time for Pacific Athletics, as it was just over a month ago that the NCAA handed down sanctions on the men’s basketball program following an investigation into academic dishonesty by former players and coaches. The University had already self-imposed sanctions, and the NCAA slapped on a $5,000 fine, as well as a requirement to vacate any victories earned in which implicated student-athletes had played. The following notes regarding the Athletics budget situation were published on the University of the Pacific’s website in the days following the Board of Regents meeting: “The Board heard a report on Pacific Athletics over-expending its budget by $4.2M in the last fiscal year (FY17), largely due to a lack of adequate internal controls. The individuals involved have left the university and the Division of Business and Finance is working with Athletics to implement several supplemental financial controls and monitors, and additional oversight. The university is also in the process of hiring a budget director for Athletics that will report directly to the university’s Vice President for Business and Finance and provide budget management support to the interim Athletics Director.” The Pacifican asked newly-appointed interim Athletic Director Wes Yourth about where the over-expended money was actually allocated, and he explained that it is hard to say at this point due to the nature with which the organization makes and spends money. “There is an analysis being undergone to find out where the discrepancies lie from one fiscal year to the next,” Yourth said. “There are a number of different things that financially we are responsible for; there’s operations, salaries and benefits, and we also offset those expenses with income.” “So there are many moving pieces,” Yourth continued. “Certain revenue benchmarks were not made [that would have] offset some of the expenses.” President Eibeck indicated that Yourth has worked closely with the Athletics staff and Business and Finance in order to balance the budget by 2020. Eibeck also noted that Vice President of Business and Finance Ken Mullen “has introduced a comprehensive set of financial controls in Athletics and is approving all Athletics expenditures over $10,000.” The Pacifican asked Yourth about University’s efforts to improve internal controls in the organization. “Banner is the system that is used for financial reporting. It kind of spits out data in a very funky way, so we are trying create controls that possess the information in a [way] that we can track from month to month as we move along our fiscal year,” Yourth said. Along with the unfortunate news about Athletics, the Board of Regents also approved Fiscal Year 2019 tuition rates which “includes a 3.7 percent increase for undergraduate, graduate, Pharmacy and Dental tuition, and 3.0 percent increase for Law tuition,” as was noted in the meeting highlights. Additionally, the Office of Enrollment Management and Office of Institutional Research “calculated the actual discount rate for incoming freshmen is 49 percent, significantly higher than the 43 percent of unfunded aid budgeted for this fiscal year.” During an October 4 town hall meeting on tuition, ASuop’ President Grant Kirkpatrick was highly vocal against a proposed 3.9% increase in tuition, which was being considered at the time. “Students are unsatisfied with the outcomes of the tuition increases and need transparency,” Kirkpatrick said.   He expressed that students are concerned over where the money is going since the University has been consistently raising tuition prices over the past several years. Overall, although the University states that Athletics intends to balance its budget by reducing spending, the fact that an agreement on the raising of tuition was reached at the same meeting in which a $4.2 million over-expenditure was announced is clearly a look that the University would have rather avoided. With undergraduate costs totaling $45,786 per student, $4.2 million is approximately the cost of 90 students’ tuition. While there are certainly many things worth celebrating on campus in the wake of Homecoming, it is important to keep tabs on the issues that the University still faces today, and in the days to come.   About Zach WithrowMail | More Posts (102)

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  • Students Explore Opportunities at Internship and Career FairStudents Explore Opportunities at Internship and Career Fair

    On September 26th, Pacific hosted its first Fall Internship and Career Fair in the DeRosa University Center Ballroom. Employers from a multitude of local and international businesses attended the fair offering internships, full time positions, and part-time positions. Also in attendance were some well-dressed students from our very own University of the Pacific. The main organizer of the career fair was Chris Haruta, Director for Corporate and Employer Engagement. Haruta explained that putting on such an extensive event so near the beginning of the year was not without its challenges. One such challenge, she said, was, “Making them [students] understand that it’s not too early in the academic year to start talking to employers and start looking for opportunities.” Furthermore, Haruta explained that the goal of the fair was to help not only upperclassmen to find jobs, but also to help underclassmen gain experience in networking with employers; the experience allowed them to inquire into a diverse range of job opportunities. One student, Thuy Doan, Business Economics ’19, was eager to explore the variety of opportunities that the career fair had to offer her. She explained that although she wasn’t looking for a specific job, she loved the professional atmosphere of the fair as well as the liberty to gain insight on careers she would never have otherwise investigated. The career fair attracted employers from such fields as business marketing, education, international studies, engineering, and more. Many employers said that they were looking for students with attributes such as: dedication, motivation, and forward thinking. Yvette Dooley, a recruiter at Learning Arts, attended the career fair to offer students a part-time position at her company. “I think this is a great career fair, probably one of the best I’ve been to,” Dooley said. “I love how I was able to engage with students on a deeper level than I usually am because a lot of them came here expecting to learn more about the workplace.” From the perspectives of students, organizers, and even the employers in attendance, the career fair was unanimously considered a success. Students left the fair with a better understanding of when and how to look for jobs, and employers left with a better understanding of their prospective applicants. In order to enrich your understanding of the workplace, make sure to iron your dress shirts and polish up your resumes for Pacific’s next career fair in the spring! About Scarlett GreenMail | More Posts (3)

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