Pepperdine Relay For Life raises more than $37,000
Even thunderstorms couldn’t stop Pepperdine’s fourth annual Relay For Life from “partying with a purpose” Friday, April 13 through Saturday, April 14. Despite having to relocate the event from the Stotsenberg Track to Firestone Fieldhouse, participants succeeded in raising more than $37,000 for the American Cancer Society, according to the Relay For Life (RFL) Committee. The top three teams in...
Pepp alum takes alma mater's mission to heart →
Every Pepperdine student knows the university aims to position students and alumni for lives of service, purpose and leadership. But recent graduates have taken their alma mater’s mission to heart, using their skills to organize philanthropic efforts abroad and turn a service-oriented lifestyle into their vocation and passion. For Brooks Baumgartner, a 2011 alumnus from Portland, Ore., a spring...
Peak, Sibert, House sweep Malibu City Council...
The Malibu City Council will welcome two newcomers, 27-year-old Pepperdine alumnus Skylar Peak and longtime Malibu resident Joan House, as well as incumbent John Sibert who has secured another term since the polls closed last night. Peak will be the youngest person to hold a seat on the Malibu City Council. Residents took to the polls starting at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10 and voting...
Allegations compromise Pepperdine ICC e-board...
The Inter-Club Council (ICC) has delayed the selection of next year’s president after the slated nominee, junior Sunny Patel, rejected his bid for the position yesterday after allegations surfaced that Patel had made racist, sexist and homophobic remarks on Twitter. The ICC oversees funding requests from all approved Pepperdine clubs and handled a budget of $190,000 for the 2011-2012 school year...
Spotlight: Malibu City Council candidate Hamish...
Forty-one year-old skater, surfer, self-described “hippie” environmentalist and candidate for Malibu City Council Hamish Patterson wears a uniform consisting of a floral buttoned shirt, an enormous belt buckle, striped tube socks and skate shoes. He says that, in regards to the media attention his campaign bolstered as of late (ESPN, Malibu Times, Malibu Patch), he is “just telling it as a...
Malibu City Council votes to protect scenic views →
The eclectic locale of families, settled retirees and surfers young and old that calls Malibu home is finally united behind a single cause: its ocean view. Though the Malibu City Council voted 3-2 in favor of a view preservation ordinance at its public meeting on Monday, Feb. 13, the council will not decide on the contentious restoration ordinance for up to six months. The supported ordinance...
Financial aid revamps policy, lifts restrictions →
Most college students, regardless of having varied majors, interests and post-graduate goals, await the same legacy after completing their undergrad: debt. While for some “financial aid” means thousands of dollars in loans, some savvy students seek employment or merit-based scholarship within Pepperdine’s academic departments to offset the cost of attendance. This fall, several students learned...
Dean clarifies university policy as LGBT club... →
Leaders of Reach OUT, an unofficial organization supporting LGBT students, are preparing to apply for recognition in the Inter-Club Council (ICC). Meanwhile the Office of Student Affairs has made efforts to address Pepperdine’s LGBT community — including meeting with Reach OUT. But what makes this club different from the others to apply for club membership in the past? According to Mark Davis,...
Pepperdine financial aid policy perplexes →
When the Communication Division posted scholarships to the accounts of their top-achieving students involved in media production, they never imagined any policy could prevent the students from receiving the funds they wished to award. This fall, that is exactly what happened. Students awarded scholarships by academic divisions such as Communication and Fine Arts received emails from the Office...
Bus-train collision kills nine, injures 212 in... →
At least nine people died and 212 were injured in Buenos Aires on Tuesday, Sept 13., when two trains and a bus collided. According to authorities, it took hours to free victims from the wreck. “There are people in the hospital now in a very grave state, including children. They have severe injuries,” Fernando Sostre, spokesman for the Argentine Federal Police, told CNN. The cause of the...
Students celebrate life of Sarah Brady →
Students, faculty, staff and friends of Sarah Brady gathered Monday, Aug. 29, at Stauffer Chapel at 8:30 a.m. for a special prayer service in honor of the Seaver student’s tragic passing Friday evening. Twenty-year-old Brady was en route to Pepperdine from her hometown of Littleton, Colo., on Friday, Aug. 26, when an unfortunate car crash claimed her life. Read the full story. Chaplain Dave...
Provost's office undergoes change →
As students return for the fall semester, they may find that more has changed than their class schedules. Beginning in July, the University has announced major changes in administration personnel, particularly in the Office of the Provost. University Public Relations announced July 18 that Timothy Chester, vice provost for academic administration and chief information officer (CIO), accepted an...
Tragedy strikes: student killed in car crash →
Pepperdine grieves the tragic car crash that claimed the life of Seaver student Sarah Brady Aug.26, during her return to campus for her junior year. The 20-year-old is a native of Littleton, Colo. The Associated Press reports the student was driving west on Interstate 70, 10 miles east of Salina, Utah, just after 6 p.m. Friday when she lost control of her car. She apparently swerved into the...
Pepperdine ranked fifth douchiest college by GQ →
GQ thinks we’re kind of a big deal. And who are we to disagree? Since Pepperdine surfaced as No. 5 on GQ’s tongue-in-cheek “The 10 Douchiest Colleges in America: 2011 Edition” July 20, the link has gone viral within the “Peppervine” as students share their thoughts on the high-brow critique via Facebook and Twitter. Between the Huffington Post’s rating as one of the “trendiest” colleges in the...
Fitzpatrick sheds light on his return to... →
Since University Church of Christ’s (UCC) unexpected announcement earlier this week that Thomas Fitzpatrick will return to his position as campus minister, Fitzpatrick and Senior Pastor and church Elder Rich Little shed light on the story behind what led Fitzpatrick asking for the opportunity to fill the space he left last semester. The Campus Minister Search Committee was nearing its final...
Pepperdine UCC announces Fitzpatrick's return →
After nearly three months on the search for a new campus minister, Professor of Religion and University Church of Christ Elder Ron Highfield, on behalf of the elders and the Campus Minister Search Committee, announced today that Thomas Fitzpatrick will return to his position. In March of this year, Fitzpatrick announced his decision to leave Campus Ministries at the end of May 2011 to work as an...
Pepperdine voted trendiest Christian college →
As Pepperdine students, we know we get the best of both worlds — academics and location. From runs on the beach to running into celebrities, all our friends think we’ve won the scholarly lottery. And they’re not the only ones. Our alma mater recently surfaced on Huffington Post’s top 10 list of Trendiest Colleges, posted this morning. Their methodology involved comparing The New York Times’ list...
Christian scholars discuss integration of faith,... →
Wondering why hundreds of scholars inundated campus in the middle of an otherwise uneventful summer? They’re attending the 31st annual Christian Scholars’ Conference, a tradition that called hundreds of academics across different disciplines to join in Malibu June 16 through 18 to explore the unique relationship between faith and science. Hundreds gathered Thursday afternoon, packing Elkins...
Pepperdine receives approval on expansion project →
The Campus Life Project is one step closer to approval since the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission gave its support to the proposition at a meeting on May 4. The plans for expansion aim to resolve a few campus issues with the addition of 468 beds to reduce the number of student commuters, 2,000 seats to the existing athletic stadium (totaling 5,470 seats), enhanced lighting for the...
Students sound off about bin Laden's death →
As students celebrate their graduation, President Barack Obama announced perhaps another reason to celebrate. At approximately 11:30 p.m. (EST) on Sunday, the president officially announced the killing of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden at a compound in Pakistan by U.S. forces. Shortly after Obama’s announcement, Waves weighed in on their concerns and ideas for what this means for U.S. policies...