After three consecutive storms swept through Southern California, the Pepperdine community can now look forward to seeing clearer skies in the coming days as no rain is expected Friday or this weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
The Borderline Bar and Grill shooting, which resulted in the deaths of 12 people, including Pepperdine freshman Alaina Housley, was one of 340 mass shootings in the United States in 2018. Mass shootings in the past year killed 374 people and injured another 1,345, according to the Gun Violence Archive.
Countless professors have reached out to students following both the Borderline Bar and Grill shooting, which resulted in the death of freshman Alaina Housley, and the Woolsey fire, which resulted in the destruction of several students’ homes. These professors offered students everything from their homes to their hearts.
Following the Borderline Bar and Grill shooting, social media allowed members of the Pepperdine community to share information and cope with tragedy and violence in a variety of ways.
Pepperdine students and faculty families, along with their pets and service animals, are currently sheltering in place in Tyler Campus Center and Firestone Fieldhouse, waiting for the fires that surround the Malibu Campus to subside.
The Pepperdine School of Public Policy is hosting a symposium on Nov. 12 called “From Kleptocracy to Democracy: Corruption & Community in the City of Bell,” demonstrating to students the importance of informed citizenship.
Professors at the Pepperdine School of Law are sharing their reactions to Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s recent Supreme Court confirmation process in light of their own legal expertise and experience.
The School of Public Policy’s Assistant Dean hopes to further advance leadership at Pepperdine through his participation in the Coro Lead LA Fellowship.
The School of Law recently unveiled its completed renovation project. The intentionality behind every change made to the atrium and auditorium ultimately contributes to the creation of an environment that will not only encourage academic growth but also the growth of lifelong relationships, said Austin Oakes, executive director of Planning Operations and Construction.
Pepperdine’s students, faculty and staff are working toward achieving gender equality on campus.