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  • Ex-Navy commanders face negligent homicide charges over deadly collisionsEx-Navy commanders face negligent homicide charges over deadly collisions

    Court-martial proceedings will be convened to review evidence supporting possible criminal charges against several members of the USS Fitzgerald, according to the service.

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  • Friends Mourn Stockton University Student Killed in New Year's Eve Shooting - NBC 10 PhiladelphiaFriends Mourn Stockton University Student Killed in New Year's Eve Shooting - NBC 10 Philadelphia

    NBC 10 PhiladelphiaFriends Mourn Stockton University Student Killed in New Year's Eve ShootingNBC 10 PhiladelphiaStudents at Stockton University returned to class with heavy hearts Tuesday as they continue to mourn a fellow student who police say, along with her parents and a family friend, was shot and killed by her own brother on New Year's Eve. The shooting ...

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  • Los Angeles County deputy charged after drug stingLos Angeles County deputy charged after drug sting

    On Tuesday FBI agents arrested a Los Angeles County deputy and others who allegedly arranged to help transport cocaine, methamphetamine and cash, according to U.S. officials.

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  • 22 state attorneys general fight back against repeal of net neutrality laws22 state attorneys general fight back against repeal of net neutrality laws

    So far, 22 attorneys general have banded together in an effort to block the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of regulations that were put in place to ensure all of the internet is equal and open.

    KCRA / 1 h. 40 min. ago
  • 7 of the most shocking moments in Winter Olympics history 7 of the most shocking moments in Winter Olympics history

    Ahead of PyeongChang, check out some of the most defining moments of past Winter Olympics.

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  • Suspect in NorCal deputies' killings laughs, calls deputy coward in courtSuspect in NorCal deputies' killings laughs, calls deputy coward in court

    A man who was arrested in the 2014 killings of two Northern California deputies appeared in court Tuesday, laughing, smiling and shouting out that a deputy was a coward as the prosecution laid out the timeline of the crime spree that spanned Sacramento and Placer counties.

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    Get weather conditions for Sacramento, Sierra and Foothills

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  • Dry for now but rain and snow are comingDry for now but rain and snow are coming

    A storm on Thursday and Friday will bring some much needed snow to the Sierra

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  • Girl from photo alongside grandfather​ depicting her cancer battle passes awayGirl from photo alongside grandfather​ depicting her cancer battle passes away

    Braylynn Lawhon’s Facebook page announced on Tuesday that she lost her battle with DIPG.

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  • White House doctor: ‘No concerns’ about Trump’s cognitive abilityWhite House doctor: ‘No concerns’ about Trump’s cognitive ability

    The presidential physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, spoke at the White House press briefing Tuesday to discuss the health report following Trump’s physical.

    KCRA / 2 h. 46 min. ago
  • Music group challenges communities to give backMusic group challenges communities to give back

    After record-low temps hit the region this winter and a homeless man died at a bus stop, this Cincinnati music group wants to help.

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  • 9-year-old boy grows massive 29-pound cabbage9-year-old boy grows massive 29-pound cabbage

    "Once we planted it, watered it, fertilized it, picked off snails and bugs, it grew and grew. I put it in our recess yard in a wagon, so when the kids had recess, they could go and see it."

    KCRA / 2 h. 59 min. ago
  • Aggressive dogs get second chance with specialized trainingAggressive dogs get second chance with specialized training

    These poorly behaved pups are becoming polite, well-mannered pooches.

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  • Cost for 1st phase of high-speed rail climbs to $10.6BCost for 1st phase of high-speed rail climbs to $10.6B

    Officials are raising the projected cost of the first phase of California's bullet train by 35 percent, to $10.6 billion.

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  • 'Thank you for giving me hope:' ​Clerks pay for single mother's groceries 'Thank you for giving me hope:' ​Clerks pay for single mother's groceries

    A kind gesture from strangers helped a single mother in a big way.

    KCRA / 3 h. 26 min. ago
  • "Deplorable": Missing infants lived in car with knives, drugs, cops say - CBS News"Deplorable": Missing infants lived in car with knives, drugs, cops say - CBS News

    CBS News"Deplorable": Missing infants lived in car with knives, drugs, cops sayCBS News4 that two adults and their children were missing, transient and possibly living out of a car, according to Stockton Police. Police found the couple living in their car with a 4-year-old girl and 2-year-old twin girls, who were taken into the custody ...Police release photos of 'dangerous conditions' family of missing twins were living inSFGate (blog)California police release photos of 'dangerous conditions' family of missing twins were living inmySanAntonio.comall 3 news articles »

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  • The Stockton 'Miracle' baby has passed awayThe Stockton 'Miracle' baby has passed away

    Baby Miracle, the infant born with numerous health concerns whose parents struggled before finally finding a place for her to call home, has died. She was just over 10 months old.

    Stockton News / 4 h. 5 min. ago
  • Two new exhibits to be featured at Stockton University - Press of Atlantic CityTwo new exhibits to be featured at Stockton University - Press of Atlantic City

    Press of Atlantic CityTwo new exhibits to be featured at Stockton UniversityPress of Atlantic City“Wall #3,” 2017 acrylic on canvas 72in x 72in, by James Raczowski. The painting, along with others, will be featured at the Stockton University art gallery through March. James Raczkowski, provided. Stummer photo. Buy Now. Helen Stummer. “Giving Mommy ...

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  • The Stockton 'Miracle' baby has passed away - Stockton RecordThe Stockton 'Miracle' baby has passed away - Stockton Record

    Stockton RecordThe Stockton 'Miracle' baby has passed awayStockton RecordSTOCKTON — Baby Miracle, the infant born with numerous health concerns whose parents struggled before finally finding a place for her to call home, has died. She was just over 10 months old. The baby of Cyntell Davis and Antwoine Guyton had spent only ...

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  • Stockton boy, 7, reportedly on life support after drive-by shooting ... - Modesto BeeStockton boy, 7, reportedly on life support after drive-by shooting ... - Modesto Bee

    Modesto BeeStockton boy, 7, reportedly on life support after drive-by shooting ...Modesto BeeA 7-year-old boy remains hospitalized with critical injuries after being shot Sunday night in Stockton.and more »

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  • Slaying victim remembered for warm presenceSlaying victim remembered for warm presence

    Those who knew Chris Combs painted a picture of a polite and respectable young man, gifted with a "breathtaking" singing voice. Throughout his four years singing on the jazz choir at Chavez High School, his deep bass voice was described as melodious and beautifully powerful.

    Stockton News / 20 h. 6 min. ago
  • 'Team Trouble' Makes Good on Stockton Court - FOX40'Team Trouble' Makes Good on Stockton Court - FOX40

    FOX40'Team Trouble' Makes Good on Stockton CourtFOX40Playing is their passion and Monday night they suited up in front of their hometown crowd. "This is a basketball town," Team Trouble owner James Paul said. "It's always been a basketball town." Paul decided to launch Team Trouble last fall, having come ...

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  • Slaying victim remembered for warm presence - Stockton RecordSlaying victim remembered for warm presence - Stockton Record

    Stockton RecordSlaying victim remembered for warm presenceStockton RecordSTOCKTON — Those who knew Chris Combs painted a picture of a polite and respectable young man, gifted with a “breathtaking” singing voice. Throughout his four years singing on the jazz choir at Chavez High School, his deep bass voice was described as ...

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  • Stockton 7-Year-Old on Life Support after ShootingStockton 7-Year-Old on Life Support after Shooting

    The Stockton 7-year-old who was shot Sunday night in an apparent drive-by is on life support, according to the family. The shooting happened along Country Club Boulevard near Grange Avenue.

    Stockton News / 22 h. 14 min. ago
  • 7-year-old shot in his Stockton home from drive-by shooting - KCRA Sacramento7-year-old shot in his Stockton home from drive-by shooting - KCRA Sacramento

    KCRA Sacramento7-year-old shot in his Stockton home from drive-by shootingKCRA SacramentoPolice say the boy is in the hospital in critical condition.Stockton 7-Year-Old on Life Support after Shooting | FOX40FOX40Apparent Drive-By Shooting Wounds Stockton Boy Inside HomeCBS Sacramentoall 5 news articles »

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  • California police release photos of 'dangerous conditions' familyCalifornia police release photos of 'dangerous conditions' family

    Stockton police have released photos of the car the 20-month-old missing twins, their four siblings and parents are suspected to have lived in. Stockton police have released photos of the car the 20-month-old missing twins, their four siblings and parents are suspected to have lived in.

    Stockton News / 1 d. 0 h. 31 min. ago
  • Telemundo Reveals 14 Contestants for Masterchef Latino, Premiering 1/21Telemundo Reveals 14 Contestants for Masterchef Latino, Premiering 1/21

    Following its grand premiere last night on Telemundo, MASTERCHEF LATINO wrapped up the first episode with the selection of the 14 contestants, who love to cook and will compete in the prestigious cooking competition hosted by TV star Aracely Armbula, beginning this Sunday, January 21 at 8pm/7c. Each week, viewers will get to see their struggle to win the challenges and overcome the various tests, while witnessing the joy of their victories and the pain of their dramatic failures.

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  • Woman arrested in Food 4 Less homicide - News - recordnet.com ... - Stockton RecordWoman arrested in Food 4 Less homicide - News - recordnet.com ... - Stockton Record

    Stockton RecordWoman arrested in Food 4 Less homicide - News - recordnet.com ...Stockton RecordSTOCKTON — A 20-year-old woman was arrested Monday morning in connection with the shooting death of a 20-year-old man in front of a north Stockton grocery store.Stockton police announced they arrested Kayla Woodward at around 12:30 a.m. after ...Woman, Arrested For Deadly Shooting At Stockton Food 4 Less ...CBS SacramentoSuspect Arrested in Deadly Stockton Food 4 Less ShootingFOX40Stockton woman arrested in parking lot homicide, police sayKCRA Sacramentoall 5 news articles »

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  • Weapons, Drugs Found in Car Where Family of Missing Twins Once LivedWeapons, Drugs Found in Car Where Family of Missing Twins Once Lived

    The Stockton Police Department released a series of photographs Sunday showing what they say were the "deplorable and dangerous" conditions in which the family of missing twins Setina and Ren used to live. Six days after the family was reported missing, police located Aaron Weddles, Princess Canez-Walker and three of their children in a white 2002 Suzuki near Pixley Slough in Stockton.

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  • MLK program emphasizes need to continue moving forwardMLK program emphasizes need to continue moving forward

    "It's been 50 years since the assassination and yet the dream is still alive," the Rev. Dr. Dennis Moore declared in opening Sunday evening's annual Stockton celebration honoring the life and legacy of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. An inspirational - and at times raucous - program of speeches, award presentations, spoken word and music got the crowd of several hundred up on their feet inside downtown's Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium.

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  • 7-Year-Old Critically Injured in Stockton Drive-By Shooting | FOX40 - FOX407-Year-Old Critically Injured in Stockton Drive-By Shooting | FOX40 - FOX40

    FOX407-Year-Old Critically Injured in Stockton Drive-By Shooting | FOX40FOX40STOCKTON -- A 7-year-old was critically injured Sunday in a drive-by shooting in Stockton. Gunfire that came from an unidentified vehicle hit the child, who was in an apartment complex on Country Club Boulevard and Grange Avenue at the time.Drive-by shooting injures young boy in Stockton - KCRA.comKCRA Sacramentoall 2 news articles »

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  • Fitzgerald: Did a hotheaded Stocktonian hasten the Civil War?Fitzgerald: Did a hotheaded Stocktonian hasten the Civil War?

    On a visit to San Francisco, history buff Larry Valterza stumbled upon The Haskell House, a site made infamous by Stockton's colorful antihero, David Terry . In a national scandal, Terry killed a U.S. Senator in a duel.

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  • Days after Deadly Food 4 Less Shooting, Many Fondly Remember the Man KilledDays after Deadly Food 4 Less Shooting, Many Fondly Remember the Man Killed

    Days after a 20-year-old was shot and killed outside of a Food 4 Less in Stockton many who knew him have come forward to honor his memory. A customer who was inside the supermarket on March Lane Friday afternoon told FOX40 Chris Combs rushed inside the store for help.

    Stockton News / 1 d. 23 h. 26 min. ago
  • MLK runners, walkers get in their miles for the causeMLK runners, walkers get in their miles for the cause

    Yet, about 200 people turned out to participate in the inaugural NAACP Stockton branch Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 5K and 10K Run/Walk on Saturday. Some looked like runners, wearing singlets and next to nothing as they tackled the 5- and 10-kilometer courses - about three and six miles, respectively.

    Stockton News / 2 d. 12 h. 44 min. ago
  • From the Editor: A courteous discourseFrom the Editor: A courteous discourse

    Locally, Mayor Michael Tubbs prevented Councilwoman Christina Fugazi from asking questions of City Manager Kurt Wilson regarding the Advance Peace proposal. "... I'm the chair of the meeting and I'm going to answer for the city manager," he told her.

    Stockton News / 2 d. 17 h. 3 min. ago
  • Suspect, Family Members Attack Officers During Arrest in StocktonSuspect, Family Members Attack Officers During Arrest in Stockton

    Around 11:15 a.m. officers responded to calls reporting a pregnant juvenile had been hit multiple times by her brother. The Stockton Police Department reports when officers arrived at Chatsworth Circle and approached the girl's sibling he refused to cooperate and kicked an officer in the groin.

    Stockton News / 2 d. 21 h. 21 min. ago
  • Fitzgerald: Riding the future on four wheelsFitzgerald: Riding the future on four wheels

    Likely Stockton's first Tesla Model 3 whirred into town this week. I thought it might be fun to check out this future-is-here buggy.

    Stockton News / 2 d. 23 h. 36 min. ago
  • Inside the newsroomInside the newsroom

    It was about 10 p.m. Friday when reporter Almendra Carpizo texted me a Stockton Police Department announcement that an arrest had been made in the murder of Michael Donaghy, executive director of the Stockton/San Joaquin Emergency Food Bank. Donaghy had been found dead about a week earlier at a rental home he owned in the 9000 block of Valley Oak Drive, Stockton.

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  • Brickyard Series Showcases Students’ Musical TalentBrickyard Series Showcases Students’ Musical Talent

    Gabriel Ojeda ’20 performs at The Lair.                                                     PC: Amaris Woo On certain Thursdays, musical artists perform at The Lair for The Brickyard Series. Last Thursday, November 9th, the band The Honey Toads and singer/songwriter Gabriel Ojeda stunned the crowd with their musical prowess. Gabriel Ojeda, Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and Music Management ‘20, performed for the first hour. He accompanied his voice with his guitar-playing as he sang some covers and two of his original songs. It was his first official performance at the University, and he had a blast singing in front of his fellow peers. “Usually I perform in front of people who I don’t know very well,” Ojeda explained. “This time, I performed in front of a lot of my friends and fellow classmates.” When asked if he had any advice for aspiring singers, he humbly stated that he considered himself to still be an aspiring artist, but also gave useful tips. “I would strongly recommend just going out and playing very often so you can experience more shows and learn from your experience,” Ojeda said. “Especially in the beginning, there will be a lot of mistakes but as you keep performing and practicing you’ll get better and better and your confidence will grow.” Ojeda also noted the importance of taking care of one’s voice. He advises warming up one’s voice before singing and drinking plenty of water. Above all, Ojeda stated that the most important factor is to challenge yourself. “Always try to become better than you are, and work on your voice, guitar skills, piano skills, or whatever your instrument is!” The Honey Toads perform at The Lair, featuring Joe DeMars ’20 (right) on the bass. PC: Amaris Woo The Honey Toads performed for the second half of the show. Considered a Bay Area indie rock band, the group consists of four members: bassist Joe DeMars, Music Industry Studies ‘18, guitarist Jack Hogan, drummer Dominic Bergamini and vocalist Nick Cafiero (who also plays electric ukulele). While DeMars is a student at Pacific, the rest of the members are his good friends from Petaluma, California. They also performed a mix of covers and original pieces. Stayed tuned for announcements from ASuop Arts and Entertainment for future installments of the Brickyard Series. About Amaris WooMail | More Posts (4)

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  • Pacific Hunger Banquet Highlights Food Insecurity Home and AbroadPacific Hunger Banquet Highlights Food Insecurity Home and Abroad

    PC: Natalia Gevara With Thanksgiving fast approaching, many students cannot wait to go home and eat a bountiful meal with their families and friends. For many people around the world, however, and even some students here at Pacific, a Thanksgiving feast is no guarantee. To bring attention to food insecurity that occurs throughout the globe, the Council of Social Entrepreneurs Club put on its 6th annual Hunger Banquet on November 7th at the Alex and Jeri Vereschagin Alumni House.  The event was interactive, with those in attendance having their meal and where they sat determined by the luck of draw. Participants would pull a card out of a bowl, assigning them a role of a person from a more or less affluent country. Some of those in attendance would wind up at a well decorated dining table, eating an elegant meal, along with dessert. Others would wind up on the floor, eating a plate of beans and rice. The draw was meant to make those participating have a better understanding of food insecurity, and how we do not choose where we wind up in life. One of the speakers included Pacific alumna Liz Thompson ‘82, who discussed how food insecurity affects students on our own campus.  Thompson defined food insecurity as “lack of access to reasonably affordable nutritious food in reasonable amounts.” Thompson discussed how she had met students who had to decide between eating breakfast or buying a textbook — and found that many had a difficult time focusing in class due to lack of nutrition. Thompson helps run the food pantry available at Cowell Wellness Center, which provides one bag of groceries per week to any Pacific student facing food insecurity. PC: Natalia Gevara Another speaker was Pacific Professor Bill Herrin, who went on to highlight many facts about global hunger that Americans aren’t typically aware of. Herrin spoke about his experiences in Uganda, stating that “poverty reaches out and touches you.” He also put food insecurity into historical context, discussing how it has been centuries since the globe has had a food shortage, yet so many people go without food every single day. The Hunger Banquet aimed to put food insecurity into perspective, and bring attention to the fact that it does not discriminate; the organizers most assuredly succeeded in this endeavor. All proceeds from the event were donated to Second Harvest Food Bank of San Joaquin, Stanislaus Counties, and to the Pacific food pantry. About Natalia GevaraMail | More Posts (17)

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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 (103)

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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 (103)

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