The Pacific University Muslim Student Association hosted tables this spring in the University Center on the Forest Grove Campus inviting people to drop by, ask questions and say, “Salaam.”
Undergraduate students at Pacific University each are required to take courses that fulfill a civic engagement credit. This winter, students lined up for one such class.
On Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, I was leaving my office at 6 p.m.and met one of my colleagues from the Pacific University College of Health Professions, who asked me if I have heard of the Paris attacks.
Breanne McGhee was looking forward to a local high school football game when Hurricane Katrina changed her plans. Then 15 and junior in high school, she was disappointed when the game was canceled, but not especially concerned. “In New Orleans, nobody leaves the city,” she said. “We have hurricane parties.”