Pepperdine resumed in-person classes Jan. 13, despite several hundred positive COVID-19 cases among students. Community members shared mixed feelings about returning amid Omicron.
As students learn remotely and live geographically apart, the theme of “belonging” and a common shared Pepperdine experience seem impossible. Pepperdine is more than its Malibu campus, and University administration should reach out more to students who can’t be there in-person.
Pepperdine students who have been away from campus for almost a year are able to return after the university partially reopened its facilities this week.
A new sustainability director, Songfest’s 2021 showcase and some good news for Payson Library fans.
Pepperdine officially announced its partial reopening Tuesday, Feb. 23, with limited on-campus activities available for students starting Wednesday, Feb. 24.
The Career Center, Navigate and LinkedIn Learning are resources Pepperdine students have access to that can help them across academic planning, professional development and achieving their career goals. These resources are all accessible online even as students remain off campus.
Seaver Dean Michael Feltner announced the start of spring 2021 will begin online with tentative plans to reopen for in-person classes later in the semester. In-person classes depend on the ability to house students on campus and current LA County guidelines that restrict Pepperdine’s reopening.
Pepperdine’s Seaver College Career Center has adjusted to completely remote operations. Students will continue to have opportunities for professional development this semester despite not being on campus.
COVID-19 cases in the community, the loss of loved ones and fully remote classes have all greatly impacted the University. Faculty and staff explain the struggles they have experienced during the pandemic and the positives that brighten this challenging time.
Pepperdine’s new proctoring system monitors more than just exams. After reading the fine print, it is clear students’ personal information is in jeopardy.