Closed-note exams hold students back from learning skills they will need in their careers. All exams should be open-note to teach people how to be resourceful and find reliable information quickly, as well as to ease unnecessary anxiety.
A newsroom’s racial diversity directly impacts an audience’s trust in the news that newsroom produces. Without meaningful representation on the inside, news cannot represent society’s diverse viewpoints.
The pilot year of the Spiritual Leadership Cohort Scholarship will begin in fall 2022. Assistant Chaplain Shaya Aguilar said the goal of the cohort is to teach students how to be faith leaders while also offering them mentorship along their journey.
Chief Business Officer Nicolle Taylor (‘98, JD ‘02) has had many roles, including working at an investment firm and starting her own graphic design company. Taylor said the key to being a successful woman in leadership is having confidence and having mentors and supportive co-workers to help.
For the first time, the RISE Summit took place in Elkins Auditorium on March 30. The Pepperdine community came together to share their stories and definitions of resilience, and learn from one another about how to build resilience in the future, said Connie Horton, vice president for Student Affairs.
With students returning to in-person activities in fall 2021 for the first time in over a year, Pepperdine Running Club offered an opportunity to exercise and find community on-campus. Co-President Grace McPhaill said she hopes members develop a passion for running while meeting friends.
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.
The Student Programming Board hosted Pacific Sounds Music and Arts Festival 2022 on Alumni Park on Saturday, March 26. Senior and Event Planner for the Board Zoë Walsh said she hopes the art, dancing, music, food and community at PSMA signified the resurgence of joy on campus as life returns to normal.
Chief Development Officer and Vice President for Advancement Lauren Cosentino attended Pepperdine as an undergraduate and has worked at the University ever since. Cosentino said she felt God called her to Pepperdine and created a path for her that she never thought she would go down in the administrative field of higher education.
Pepperdine alum Steven Cravotta (’20) created the app, “Wordle!” in high school to practice coding. Over winter break 2021, Cravotta noticed downloads spiked with the launch of the browser-only “Wordle,” and he wanted to do good with the money he was making from in-app purchases.