As a private university, Pepperdine is under less obligation to reveal institutional information, but that should not be the standard. The University should empower its students and student-journalists in their pursuit of truth.
Pepperdine’s Freedom Wall is synonymous with sharing opinions on campus. This timeline details the major displays throughout the wall’s history, from its establishment in 2003 through this semester.
With 2,500 students living on campus this fall, HRL is finding new ways to cultivate community among first and second-years while prioritizing safety. RAs and SLAs take on the largest group of students to ever be housed at Pepperdine, yet they are dedicated to fulfilling their mission to lead, support and bond with their peers in the best way they can.
Pepperdine’s Housing and Residence Life is facing capacity issues with a large incoming first-year class and a higher-than-normal number of sophomores staying in Malibu. Housing Director Robin Gore explained some of the problems and solutions the University is looking to implement for the fall.
Over the spring recess, 75 students moved on-campus despite the qualifications for hardship housing remaining unchanged. Recently moved-in students discuss the challenges and benefits of living on-campus.
Pepperdine moved 65 students receiving hardship housing in Drescher Campus Apartments on Sunday, April 11 following a COVID-19 outbreak on campus. The University experienced three linked outbreaks from March 25 to present, with over 30 students testing positive.
Pepperdine Housing and Residence Life prepares to reopen in fall 2021 with full capacity for students. HRL leaders talk through the logistics of an in-person fall in regards to housing and community building.
Lovernich Apartments underwent renovations over the summer with new finishes and fixtures following student feedback. HRL raised prices only slightly, though it remains to be seen if students will be able to select a desired living space during room reservations for the spring if on-campus occupancy is increased.
Lovernich gets a new look, how the Career Center is connecting employers with students and a new club bringing the spirit of Buenos Aires back to the ‘Bu.
Director of Housing Operations Robin Gore explains what the campus housing experience will look like for students staying on campus this semester.