Pete Peterson, dean of the School of Public Policy, shared a petition with Conservative News standing against “leftist indoctrination” of U.S. students from new ethnic curriculum. Conservative News shared the email with its subscribers.
Remote learning forced Pepperdine’s first-year students to find community completely online. Some students moved to Malibu, some joined clubs and Greek life and some are waiting for in-person classes before getting involved.
Disorganized action and overoptimism are not the right way to console students as they grieve the loss of their highly anticipated time abroad. Students need to be provided with clear, realistic expectations of their future since there is a possibility for more cancellations in the coming months.
To ensure integrity during testing, Pepperdine has contracted Proctortrack, a proctoring service that monitors students while they take tests.
Seaver Dean Michael Feltner shared Pepperdine’s finalized plans for the spring 2021 semester as well as dates for the new January session, commencement and summer sessions.
Seaver faculty used Sept. 8–9 as a time to reflect and engage with students about police brutality — and the recent shooting of Jacob Blake — through a strike, the Jericho Challenge and A Night to Listen.
Pepperdine administration needs to increase University communication beyond social media posts.
Provost Rick Marrs will step down from his position at the close of the 2020–2021 school year to return to teaching at Seaver college.
A Pepperdine student created a new Sustainability major that is now on its way to become one of the majors offered at Seaver College.
Pepperdine announced July 22 all classes would be taught online for fall 2020.