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Spring 2021

Volume 13   |   Issue 1

Back to School

After 25 years of shepherd leadership at Pepperdine, Rick R. Marrs makes a long-awaited return to teaching and his own scholarship

The Color of Money

Alumni and faculty illuminate the persistent inequality that has suppressed economic opportunity for historically marginalized groups

Turn of the Half Century

In celebration of its golden anniversary, the Graduate School of Education and Psychology highlights five decades of communal impact while pursuing a transformative future


Their Day in Court

Across the developing world, the Sudreau Global Justice Institute at the Caruso School of Law is creating solutions for some of the most pressing problems in the criminal justice system

Team USA

In his latest book, Pulitzer Prize–winning professor Edward J. Larson examines the unexpected and unlikely—yet highly functional—partnership between two of America’s most notable founding fathers

Catching the Drift

On the path toward a career in ministry, two graduate students seek to uncover why so many young adults have become disconnected from church communities

Road of Recovery

To share the healing journeys of COVID-19 survivors, alumna Morgana Wingard (’05) is on a ride of her own throughout the entire country

Wright's Waves

Renowned (and beloved!) coach and athletic director Wayne Wright (MA ’66) blessed Pepperdine Athletics with a rare and lasting culture of fellowship

Net Worth

NBA executive Rich Cho (JD ’97) reflects on his nearly three-decade career in professional basketball

Beyond the 'Bu

Away from the classroom and their typical learning environment, students engage in scientific research in their own backyards

Reality Check

Pepperdine Magazine is the feature magazine for Pepperdine University and its growing community of alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends.



Inside Voices

As a child going through leukemia, I experienced joy. As a spouse, mother, and professor experiencing cancer, I experience joy.

Campus Notes

Editor's Letter


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