Academics

Professor Irene Girton, Occidental, Music
Words to the Wise
As the College says goodbye to an unprecedented 11 retiring faculty, we called on some of their brightest students to share their memories, tributes, and an extra box of tissues
Gilman Fountain in 1979
Baker’s Beauty
The Lucille Y. Gilman Memorial Fountain—formally known as Water Forms II —occupies a prominent place on campus and in the hearts of generations of alumni. George Baker ’58’s former students...
Occidental Core Writing Program
Get Me Rewrite!
Regardless of one’s major or career path, Oxy’s writing proficiency requirement has proved essential to professional success. But don’t just take our word for it
Thalia González 
Lawyering Outside the Box
Through her Rebellious Lawyering program, Thalia González’s students get hands-on experience in public-interest law, garnering new insights into the legal system and a head start on law...
Anderson Center for Environmental Sciences
Building Anew
From campus landmarks to classroom spaces, the College has completed a burst of new construction during the pandemic
Valerie Jarrett
Pushing Against the Current
Valerie Jarrett's calling toward a life of public service led her to a key role in the Obama White House—and she urged Oxy students to follow their "quiet voice"
Fall Semester, Remote Learning, Occidental
Fall Speed Ahead
Introducing new courses, embracing technology, and challenging traditional approaches to classroom pedagogy, Oxy faculty reimagine the remote learning experience

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