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Keep up to date on Oxy's latest news and events. For more information, contact the College's Office of Marketing and Communications at (323) 259-2677.

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February 11, 2019

Nine Occidental seniors and alumni won Fulbrights in 2018 to work and study in nine countries on four continents. The nine are among 108 Occidental students and alumni who have won Fulbrights since 2003.

A street intersection in Pasadena, California
February 10, 2019

Pasadena now ranks second among California’s 50 largest cities in terms of the concentration of income among the wealthiest residents and the gap between the richest and poorest households, says the report co-authored by Occidental’s Peter Dreier and Mark Maier of Glendale Community College.

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January 29, 2019

(Re)Designing LA marks the fourth year of Occidental’s 3rd LA Project, launched by Hawthorne in 2015 during his tenure as architecture critic of the Los Angeles Times. He was appointed last year as chief design officer by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. The series this year will be co-sponsored by Occidental and the Mayor’s Office.

Occidental College President Jonathan Veitch
January 28, 2019

In declining an offer from the board to extend his contract, Veitch called his tenure “a rewarding experience in nearly every way

Artwork by Candice Line.
January 18, 2019

An assistant professor of art at UCLA, Lin is an interdisciplinary artist who works with installation, drawing, video, and living materials and processes such as mold, mushrooms, bacteria, fermentation, and stains. Her work most recently has been the subject of solo exhibitions in Frankfurt, Paris and London.

Oxy's glee club performing
January 2, 2019

Under the direction of Désirée La Vertu, the 40-member Glee Club will perform selections from Claudio Monteverdi, Ola Gjeilo, René Clausen, Pärt Usberg and Giuseppi Pitoni as well as traditional songs from Mexico, South Africa, and the United States.

All performances are free and open to the public.

Students standing on Fiji Hill at sunset
December 17, 2018

Ranging from moments of triumph to moments of reflection, we narrowed down an eventful year's worth of photography to our ten favorites. As we approach the end of 2018, take a moment to look back and enjoy these vibrant snapshots of the Occidental experience.

December 14, 2018

Ness comes to Occidental with more than two decades of experience as an NCAA Division III athletic director, assistant athletic director, and coach. She is currently the athletic director at Thomas College in Waterville, Maine, where she is responsible for 16 varsity sports and one club team that compete in the North Atlantic Conference.

December 13, 2018

The U.S. Department of Education recently awarded two GEAR UP grants totaling $59.5 million to LAUSD to fund the district’s college-prep programs for 11,000 at-risk students at high-need middle and high schools over the next seven years.

November 30, 2018

To celebrate the publication of the new fully revised sixth edition of L.A.’s "architectural bible," Occidental College’s Institute for the Study of Los Angeles and Angel City Press will host a book launch party from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 9 in Lower Herrick Chapel on the Occidental campus.

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