Photo Courtesy of Mark DavisPepperdine introduced an extended and clarified Good Samaritan Policy to campus during fall 2018 New Student Orientation (NSO). In past years, the policy promised to release a Code of Conduct offender from punishment if the violation was discovered as a result of an individual, or "Good Samaritan," requesting help for someone in need of emergency … [Read more...] about New Good Samaritan Policy Finalized
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Art by Caitlin Roark While Pepperdine is an ever-changing campus, it is rooted in its mission of purpose, service and leadership. It is rooted in Christian values, along with seeking the improvement of student life, and stimulates fellowship. The university empowers students to enact positive change that serves their community. With this ability to affect the evolving … [Read more...] about Staff Editorial: Understand Pepperdine’s Positive Progression
In the wake of a semester of controversy and conversation over the Good Samaritan policy, Pepperdine administration released a first draft of a revised and clarified policy. Dean of Students Mark Davis said the new draft was developed with an emphasis on student input. The primary objective in creating a new Good Samaritan policy was for the sake of clarity, according to … [Read more...] about Pepperdine Releases First Draft of New Good Samaritan Policy
Photos by Nicola Wenz More than 90 anonymous submissions were posted in an online survey made by Pepperdine junior Elijah Zoarski who asked for "ANONYMOUS STATEMENTS, STORIES, QUOTES, or PERSONAL TESTIMONIES that you have experienced or seen on and off campus."Zoarski used the information collected to create an installation piece on campus and publish a video that … [Read more...] about 100 Anonymous Comments. One Voice That Set Them Free.
Graphic by Rachel Ettlinger Mary Cate Long Contributed to this report The Pepperdine administration is continuing to work with student leaders to revise the Good Samaritan policy. Dean of Students Mark Davis was clear that conversations regarding the revisions of the policy are independent of any particular incidents. The policy has been widely debated among … [Read more...] about Pepperdine Works to Revise Good Samaritan Policy