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Convicted Civility

Convicted civility means that we can hear and process words with which we do not agree and that we can be unafraid to refute them with truth, courage, and confidence.

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A High-Impact Institution

By Lee Kats Vice Provost for Research and Strategic Initiatives Frank R. Seaver Chair of Natural Science Professor of Biology  Professor of Biology Often when I interview prospective faculty members, I inquire if they know higher education terminology, and specifically if they are familiar with “high-impact practices.” It should not …

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Back to the Future – 25 Years Later

By Michael F. Adams, Chancellor Suppose like Marty McFly in Back to the Future you had an opportunity to look into your own future and compare it to your current circumstances. In a way, such is the opportunity that president Andrew K. Benton has given me. I had the opportunity …

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What Does Our Heritage Offer Higher Education Today?

By Andrew K. Benton President Of the many sweet expressions of goodwill and encouragement I received during my inauguration as president of Pepperdine, now some 15 years ago, none are as meaningful to me as the gift of George Pepperdine’s Bible. Though I am only a steward of this precious …

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Bridging the Career Mobility Gap

By David Smith Interim Dean Graziadio School of Business and Management Labor economists use the word “churn” to describe the process by which jobs are reallocated in light of a changing economic environment. Today, we live in an era of unprecedented labor-market churn, highlighted by the fact that about one-half of …

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Forward With Faith

When M. Norvel Young became the third president of George Pepperdine College on November 21, 1958, he spoke in his inaugural address of Pepperdine’s unique role in higher education.

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Promises to Keep

Much has been written about challenges within American higher education. As one who has made a career of educating students, the criticism stings, especially when words are accurately aimed and hit their mark.

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