The past two years have not been easy, especially for students who have experienced COVID-19 and had to keep with classes. COVID-19 brain fog has been a big part of this as it is making students lose motivation.
Elkins classes pose a serious safety threat among students and faculty. Between classes that hold hundreds of people and uncooperative students who refuse to wear masks, it makes someone wonder why Pepperdine is having them at all during a pandemic.
The university’s response plan to the Omicron variant poses significant health and safety risks for faculty members. Following similar policies from neighboring universities could have been beneficial in mitigating the risk of COVID-19.
Pepperdine faces updated county guidance as it continues to deliver on-ground, in-person services for students, faculty and staff. Latest changes per LA County Public Health guidance will impact mega events as well as quarantine measures for unvaccinated individuals.
Pepperdine validated each of its five schools’ vaccination rates across students, faculty and staff. The resulting numbers
Pepperdine misquoted its student COVID-19 vaccination rate, as released in a Sept. 10 email. The real number hovers in the low 80s, but the University had previously reported a 96% vaccination rate of its on-campus students.
The Fine Print is a weekly column written by Addison Whiten addressing problems at Pepperdine in a lighthearted and real way. This first installment discusses the difficulty that lies in the transition back to campus life, even as students are happy to be back.
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.