Trailblazers Honored at Pepperdine Urban Initiative 2.0 Community Dinner

  The Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) held an Urban Initiative 2.0 Community Dinner in Marina Del Rey recognizing Trailblazer Alumni Honorees who have worked tirelessly within their communities for the last 30-40 years. This event was the brainchild of Dean Helen Easterling Williams, the first African-American Dean at Pepperdine University, who wanted to acknowledge where Pepperdine started on 79th and Vermont in Los Angeles and to remind everyone that “We are still here in the Los Angeles community, and we have never left.” The President of Pepperdine University Jim Gash, his wife First Lady Joline

Pepperdine Campus Meeting Addresses Racial Profiling

Pepperdine Student Government Association president Ima Idahosa (center) noted at a recent campus-wide meeting, addressing racism at the school, that hateful racist comments were circulated across the campus in a computer app called Yik Yak. (photo courtesy of The president of Pepperdine University has alleged that minority professors and students have been pulled over by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies in nearby Malibu for what he called “driving while black,” it was reported last week. University President Andrew K. Benton made the claim as he stood in front of an all-campus meeting on November 16 at the Malibu