Pepperdine students presented their work at the all-day annual Seaver College Research and Scholarly Achievement Symposium on Friday, March 25. Vice Provost Lee Kats said the conference-style event is a chance to celebrate the hard work of students and their faculty mentors.
Pepperdine will start a new dining service contract with Bon Appètit in August 2022, ending its four-decade contract with Sodexo. Bon Appètit is based in Redwood City, Calif., and operates 1,000 cafes in 33 states.
As students prepare to start the spring 2022 semester in Malibu, Pepperdine officials implement stronger COVID-19 policies and protections. On-campus operations will pause until Jan. 14 or until in-person classes resume.
While Pepperdine’s COVID-19 control plan looks impressive at first glance, loopholes leave easy ways for the virus to still spread on campus.
Pepperdine validated each of its five schools’ vaccination rates across students, faculty and staff. The resulting numbers
Pepperdine will mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for all students, faculty and staff before the start of the 2021 academic year. Chief Business Officer Nicolle Taylor provides the University Management Committee’s rationale and additional information on the policy.
Pepperdine announced changes to its COVID-19 safety protocols following the state of California’s June 15 reopening. The updates lifted social distancing requirements and modified face covering requirements for community members.
Pepperdine shared a second draft of its interim COVID-19 Vaccine Policy for community review May 12. The updated policy would make vaccination mandatory for students, staff and faculty for the fall 2021 semester.
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 plans to keep Sodexo as Pepperdine’s food provider through July 2022 and resume the Request for Proposal process for a new long-term contract in the fall of 2021. Vice President and Chief Business Officer Nicolle Taylor discusses changes to the RFP process and dining experience resulting from COVID-19.