Pepperdine’s Malibu campus architecture creates barriers to equal access for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Community members shared their experiences in navigating campus, advocating for change and steps they want administrators to take to make campus accessible.
Pepperdine has six student-led ministry groups on campus that fall under the direction of Inter-Club Council and the Hub for Spiritual Life. Recent Hub policy changes have shifted the groups’ operations in good and bad ways, leaders said.
Student Affairs modified its pricing model for wellness services and expanded resources at the Student Health Center, Counseling Center, Student Care Team and Title IX Office. Starting fall 2022, students will pay a flat rate Wellness Fee to fund the changes.
Autumn’s parents Gary and Ellen Tennison shared memories of their daughter Autumn. Autumn was a Seaver junior who died March 7 on campus.
Pepperdine announced a new center launching April 1 — the Center for Faith and the Common Good. Byron Johnson, a Baylor professor of Social Sciences, will help Pepperdine establish the center alongside President Jim Gash.
In the first summer of COVID, Pepperdine reorganized Student Affairs. Ashley Mowreader describes the how and why behind the University’s decision.
Pepperdine Chaplain’s Office hosted a prayer vigil March 9 for the community to mourn, celebrate and honor the life of junior Autumn Tennison. Tennison died March 7.
Sea level rise and coastal erosion threaten Malibu roads and beaches. Coastal stakeholders like the Bay Foundation, Caltrans and Beaches and Harbors measure effectiveness, time and cost in implementing solutions to the decline.
No. 4 Men’s Volleyball team opened their season in Malibu on Thursday, Jan. 13 and Friday, Jan. 14, with back-to-back sweeps of the Erskine Flying Fleet (25-9, 25-19, 25-15), (25-17, 25-16, 25-16). The team continued the victory parade, winning their match against Princeton on Monday, Jan. 17 (25-21, 25-20, 25-20)
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.