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Pepperdine University Sends Students Home, Moves Classes Online

Pepperdine University is located in Malibu, California. (Pepperdine University)
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Pepperdine Junior Abby Lapine just hugged her friend and saw her get into a ride share this afternoon. “It's just been very chaotic the past few days,” she told KPCC/LAist.

All around campus, students were figuring out how to get home or whether they were going to apply to stay on the Malibu, CA campus. Pepperdine is granting several hundred exemptions.

Junior Kimberly Yeung lives in the dorms as an advisor. She said that some of her students have nowhere else to go.

“Some of my residents would be homeless... their parents have moved since they've come to college.”

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Meantime, senior Nikolai Arrasmith came to terms with the unlikely end of his life at college: Online classes and hasty goodbyes. “A lot of other students get to come back next year, but this is the end of the road for us.”

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