Pepperdine reorganized the Department of Student Affairs over summer 2021. Administrators said the changes were made with operations, budget and strategic priorities in mind, but affected personnel share confusion and hurt following the changes.
This summer, Pepperdine is launching a new summer International Program in Uganda. This program seeks to help students explore what it means to be a global leader and learn from a community different from their own.
Pepperdine feels the strain of the declining pool of Church of Christ membership nationwide in its recruitment process. To combat this, Pepperdine utilizes programs like the Next Gen Preacher Search, Won by One and Crossways; however, this year’s fall enrollment census showed an alarming decrease in Church of Christ students.
Sea level rise and coastal erosion threaten Malibu roads and beaches. Coastal stakeholders like the Bay Foundation, Caltrans and Beaches and Harbors measure effectiveness, time and cost in implementing solutions to the decline.
Finding good news in the midst of quarantining for COVID-19 can be a challenge. Sports staff writer Alec Matulka shares how a change in eating habits helped him through a difficult time.
Following the dropped Convocation chapel requirement for upper-level students and the launch of the Hub for Spiritual Life, students explore their faith in different ways on campus. While some are involved in student-led ministries or meet with chaplains at the Hub, others find themselves struggling to make the time.
It can be hard to adjust to the changes that come with everyday life — especially if one has a laid out plan. Sports Editor Samantha Torre explains that sometimes, it’s best to be in the moment.
As Omicron spreads across the country, many Pepperdine students are finding themselves quarantining or isolating from their peers for 5 to 10 days. Students are scattered in hotels across Malibu and through the canyon and shared their similar experiences.
Finding New Year’s resolutions can be tricky, but not impossible. News Assistant Brielle Yauney shares about how she is hoping to make 2022 one of her best years yet.
New tenure-track professor Fabian Scalzo brings greater awareness to Artificial Intelligence at Pepperdine in securing the Keck Science Grant to improve the computer labs and introducing a new Human-Centered AI Conference. Scalzo has taught for the past seven years and loves to combine teaching with AI and data science.