As masking mandates begin to lift in California schools, educators discuss how students have coped emotionally through the pandemic. Teachers discuss students who were stripped of basic social-learning skills and the consequences of isolation as they returned to classrooms.
Students are regularly encouraged to study abroad during their collegiate careers. But with Pepperdine’s lack of diverse locations, just how far is the University allowing their students to go?
Pepperdine validated each of its five schools’ vaccination rates across students, faculty and staff. The resulting numbers
Pepperdine hosted a back-to-back commencement ceremony weekend to honor the Class of 2020 and 2021. The University chose to postpone the Class of 2020 ceremony from last spring.
Pepperdine announced its commencement speakers for the Class of 2020 and 2021 graduation ceremonies, taking place May 20 and 21. Alan Beard will address the Class of 2020 and Brett Biggs will address the Class of 2021.
Seaver Dean Michael Feltner provided the Seaver community with updates regarding commencement, summer International Program suspensions and summer session offerings in Malibu. The University continues to prepare for a fully in-person fall semester.
Seaver Dean Michael Feltner announced the start of spring 2021 will begin online with tentative plans to reopen for in-person classes later in the semester. In-person classes depend on the ability to house students on campus and current LA County guidelines that restrict Pepperdine’s reopening.
President Jim Gash, Vice President for Student Affairs Connie Horton and Seaver Dean Michael Feltner answered Seaver community questions in a Zoom town hall Dec. 15. Administrators shared tentative plans for spring 2021 as well as provided information on housing, International Programs, the academic calendar and future university communication.
The Pepperdine Justice Coalition organized an in-person protest Nov. 11, calling for more action and acknowledgment from administrators. PJC is a new organization aiming to spark conversation and change on campus.
The Pepperdine community had a wide range of reactions to the School of Public Policy’s petition against The New York Times’ The 1619 Project and Dean Pete Peterson’s Oct. 12 email to Conservative News Subscribers. Several faculty organizations, alumni groups and student groups shared petitions and letters against and in support of Peterson.