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Pepperdine University is a private university of higher learning affiliated with the Churches of Christ. The university's location overlooks the Pacific Ocean and is adjacent to the city limits of Malibu in unincorporated Los Angeles County, California, United States.



In February 1937, against the backdrop of despair and pessimism of the Great Depression, George Pepperdine founded the University as a Christian liberal arts college in the city of Los Angeles. On September 21, 1937, 167 new students from 22 different states and two other countries entered classes on a newly built campus on 34 acres at West 78th Street and South Vermont Avenue in the Vermont Knolls neighorbood of South Central, Los Angeles , referred to later as the Vermont Avenue campus. By April 6, 1938, George Pepperdine College was fully accredited by the Northwest Association.



Pepperdine had built a fortune founding and developing the Western Auto Supply Company which he started with a $5 investment, but his prosperity led to his greater ambition to discover "how humanity can be helped most with the means entrusted to [his] care. [He] consider it wrong to build up a great fortune and use it selfishly." Mr. Pepperdine voiced his two-fold objective for the college that bore his name, "First, we want to provide first-class, fully accredited academic training in the liberal arts...Secondly, we are especially dedicated to a greater goalthat of building in the student a Christ-like life, a love for the church, and a passion for the souls of mankind."



Pepperdine University's Malibu Campus, located near the Pacific Ocean.



By the 1960s, the young college faced serious problems. The area around the Vermont Avenue campus developed issues with crime and urban decay; tensions also arose due to the civil rights Movement and attempts to circumvent it such as California Proposition 14, which challenged federal fair housing laws. The situation exploded in the 1965 Watts Riots. In 1969 activists in the Watts area threatened to burn down the campus; however, they were talked out of it after all-night negotiations by then-President M. Norvel Young. In addition, the Vermont Avenue campus was running out of room to expand.



In 1967, the school put forth a multi-campus idea that would move the undergraduate campus to an alternative location; a committee formed and looked at numerous locations, including sites in Valencia, Orange County, Ventura County and Westlake Village. Pepperdine favored the Westlake Village location until the Adamson-Rindge family, who owned hundreds of acres in Malibu, offered 138 acres (0.56 km2) of Malibu land; despite concerns over building costs on the mountainous site, the school decided to move forward based on its prime location and potential for raising donation. On April 13, 1971, the university broke ground to commence construction and in September 1972 the Malibu campus opened for student enrollment.



(The old Pepperdine University campus was sold to Crenshaw Christian Center, whose Pastor, Frederick K.C. Price, then oversaw construction of the "FaithDome," the largest domed-church in the United States, seating over 10,000).



Pepperdine gained university status in 1971 when the School of Law was added and the business and education departments became separate schools. In the 1980s, Pepperdine rose to prominence as one of the United States' leading centers of conservative politics, attracting many conservative-leaning professors from nearby UCLA and USC. Prominent conservatives on the Pepperdine faculty have included Bruce Herschensohn, Ben Stein, Kenneth Starr, Arthur Laffer, Douglas W. Kmiec, and Daniel Pipes.




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The study, which was produced in cooperation with Pepperdine University, found that a quarter of American adults have "a very positive opinion of pastors in general.
STYL is on its first regional college tour this spring. It's first appearance was at the University of Georgia last month. It will be at Flagler College during St. Augustine Fashion Week, March 23.
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Tony Award-winning Lea Salonga brings her powerful voice to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18.
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Here are a few transfer to consider: Caltech transfer rate 4 percent; Claremont McKenna College 16 percent; Occidental College 26 percent; Pepperdine University 41 percent; UC Berkeley 19 percent; UCLA 26 percent; UC Davis 59 percent; UCSD 63 ...
So Helen Andrews was understandably anxious when, as a third-year Pepperdine University law student, she stepped before three judges of the 9th U.S.
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Stewart earned a Master of arts in Community psychology from the University of Virginia, a Master of science in Organization Development from Pepperdine University, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia. "Viterbo University ...
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"The North Korean deal of 1994 is the prototype for why open societies should not negotiate arms control agreements with rogue regimes," said Robert Kaufman, professor of public policy at Pepperdine University. "The North Koreans duped Jimmy Carter ...
According to the announcement, Stewart earned a Master of arts in community psychology from the University of Virginia, a Master of science in organization development from Pepperdine University, and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University ...
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But she was right that the numbers are lower - at least among some of the demographics who participated in the study Barna conducted for Pepperdine University. Most men, at 75 percent, felt comfortable with female priests or pastors. For women, 84 ...
Sean Bradley - Morning SunJeff Kulis (left) hands a spoon to Alma College student Elizabeth Shaffer (right) after he prepared a sample for her of his product Break-A-Whey frozen yogurt on Thursday, March 9, 2017 in the Hamilton Commons at the college.
She was a 1967 graduate of Maumee high school. She was honored in January as a distinguished graduate. Judge Wilson received a bachelor's degree in sociology from Wittenberg University and a law degree from Pepperdine University in California.
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Wilson was a 1978 graduate of Pepperdine University College of Law and a 1971 graduate of Wittenberg University with a bachelor's degree in sociology.
Caron, currently associate dean for research and faculty development and professor of law, will formally begin his responsibilities as dean of the Pepperdine University school of Law on June 1. "Since his first days as a distinguished visiting scholar ...
She holds a B.A. in religion from Pepperdine University and is currently working on a M.Div. at Wake Forest University school of Divinity.
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The play "Eurydice" completely sold out at Pepperdine University from Jan. 24-28. The show was performed at the Lindhurst Theatre on the Malibu campus.
Glenn received degrees from Pepperdine University (BA-1951), California State University Los Angeles (MA-1966) and the University of Southern California (PhD-1975).
Pepperdine University school of Law has chosen its next dean, and the name will sound familiar to anyone who keeps up with the legal blogosphere.
Three current and former Yale volleyball players packed their bags for Colorado Springs, Colorado, last weekend to participate in the 2017 United States women's national team open tryouts.


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