Senior Jayda Kechour realized her love for animals includes removing animal products from her diet. While on her food journey, Kechour discovered her passion to become a regenerative farmer.
Pepperdine uses Christian ideals to inform its sustainability initiatives, yet does not take a stance on climate change. Faculty and students said they believe not taking a position on climate change goes against the University’s mission and science and is damaging to the surrounding area.
Pepperdine students express mixed feelings on the importance of course evaluations, but faculty say their feedback is crucial. The University considers evaluations when professors are up for tenure review or promotions, but aside from their technical value, many professors use student feedback to shape their syllabus and classroom experience.
Freedom Wall, Twitter, Yik Yak, classrooms, students and faculty — a deep dive in to the culture and history of opinions at Pepperdine.
Pepperdine’s five Young Evangelicals for Climate Action fellowship members advocate for change and preservation of God’s creation through individual projects based around sustainability. Each student — all women — work with the University’s administration and other students on a faith-based mission to create a healthier planet.
Pepperdine’s Sustainability program faced successes and challenges with the opening and subsequent closure of the New Zealand Sustainability International Program. Students and faculty are hard at work to find spaces for sustainability in their four-year plan and new ways to travel abroad.
Industrialized meat production in the United States has led to a multitude of health and environmental effects ranging from heart disease to increased greenhouse gas emissions. The alternative, fake meat such as Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat, may not be much better.
A solutions journalism investigation into the beef industry.
Pepperdine community members share when they feel closest to God.
Provost Rick Marrs will be finishing his time as provost on July 31, 2021, and Pepperdine administrators look to fill the hole he leaves behind. Six candidates announced as finalists interacted with faculty in town halls hosted via Zoom on March 24-31.