Master’s of Social Work Program at Pacific University Plans to Transition to Forest Grove

Pacific University has voted to transfer the Eugene Masters of Social Work program to its Forest Grove campus, despite protests from existing students and community members in Eugene.   University spokesperson Jenni Luckett told the Index:  “There is a higher demand … Continued

Selection of New Pacific University President Sparks Controversy in Hiring Process

Faculty and students at Pacific are discontent with the hiring process behind the incoming university president Jennifer Coyle.  “In a typical search, there are open forums where faculty and staff can raise questions and articulate concerns. Such meetings are not … Continued

Bon Appétit Hires Three New Members for the Management Team After Staff Departures

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Three Bon Appétit managers suddenly quit their positions with university dining services just after orientation, spurring the hiring of three new staff members. The former managers of General Dining, Catering, and Dining Operations left looking for a change in the work environment outside of the food industry.

Wildfires Continue to Spread, Threaten the State of Oregon

While the year had already brought unprecedented events with the ongoing spread of COVID-19 in the United States and around the world, the state of Oregon is now facing another disastrous event with widespread wildfires sweeping across the state in what Governor Kate Brown says may be the greatest loss of property and human life in the state’s history.