Students dressed in cap and gown as the class of 2022 walks across Alumni Park during graduation. Students are moving into the workforce, obtaining further degrees and more. Photo by Lucian Himes As the spring 2023 semester comes to an end and graduation approaches, some students said finances are a driving force when deciding to graduate early. Others said they simply want … [Read more...] about Students Grapple With Graduating Early
President Andrew K. Benton
The first George Pepperdine College class officers (top) and the 2019 Student Government Association (bottom) stand for their group photos. Since the founding of the University, the student government expanded in size and diversity. Photos courtesy of Pepperdine Digital Commons and Brittany Skinner Graphic by Ali Levens More than 83 years ago, the first class at George … [Read more...] about Racial Diversity Reveals Pepperdine’s History of Ongoing Racial Conflict
Photos by Madison Nichols As Pepperdine awaits the upcoming announcement of the university’s 8th president, search committee members Marnie Mitze and Connie Horton are confident about their committee's five chosen finalists, and what each individual will bring to the community. However, an anonymous display posted on Pepperdine's Freedom Wall expressed that some students … [Read more...] about Pepperdine Protests or Calls To Action?
Photos courtesy of University Archives On a typical day on the Pepperdine campus around noon, students are buzzing around the cafeteria. The line at the Oasis Pizza and Noodle Bar is flowing and people linger around the grill, waiting for their order to be called out. However, in addition to the tables of chattering students on the lefthand side of the bright, sunlit space, … [Read more...] about Meet the “Student’s President”: A Profile of AKB
Photos courtesy of University Archives When President Andrew K. Benton first stepped onto the Malibu Campus in 1984, the future of the university hung in the balance, but not in the way one might think. "We didn't have enough wastewater treatment for the future of the university," Benton said. Benton began at Pepperdine working on university regulatory matters, … [Read more...] about The Man of Few Words and Many Responsibilities: Andrew K. Benton