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.
Students visited San Francisco the weekend of March 18-20 where they learned about a variety of social justice movements. The annual trip featured four groups which discovered different eras and parts of the city.
Sophomore Sofia Thure advocates for accessibility and disability awareness on campus in a letter to the editor.
Professor of Music Melanie Emelio began her journey with Pepperdine in 2000. After 22 years, she is retiring.
Autumn’s parents Gary and Ellen Tennison shared memories of their daughter Autumn. Autumn was a Seaver junior who died March 7 on campus.
The Malibu campus experienced partial power outages March 6 as the University repaired equipment malfunctions. Intermittent outages and loss of WiFi and cell signal affected students as they returned from spring break.
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.
Early action admits make commitments to come to Pepperdine in the fall. The Class of 2026 will be complete by April 1 when regular decision letters are received.
The Board hosted the thirteenth annual ReelStories Film Festival on Feb. 4, screening seven student-made short films. “Nai Nai,” “Mushroom Pizza,” and “Finding Empathy: A Glimpse Into the Life of a Paralyzed Surfer” were the standouts of the night.
Four of Pepperdine’s International Programs’ locations reopened in fall 2021, granting students the chance to study abroad. Three students who took this opportunity during the fall semester discuss their experiences and the transition back to Malibu.