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Occidental College will discontinue its football program, ending three years of deliberations about its future that ultimately reflect the unique challenges specific to Occidental football and the substantial financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Harry J. Elam, Jr.
Trainer and advocate Cynthia Rothschild leads the Kahane Oxy-at-the-U.N. Program, which is continuing in a remote format this fall.
In spite of a remote fall semester and the cancellation of fall sports, Occidental coaches have continued to recruit student-athletes amidst the COVID-19 pandemic uncertainty and create environments for first years to succeed as first-time student-athletes.
A five-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation will make it possible to build on the success of an Occidental College program addressing the national shortage of STEM graduates by recruiting academically talented but financially needy students during their first year in college.
The campus arts community continues to offer opportunities despite classes moving online this semester. Dance Production (Dance Pro), PULSE and Glee Club are continuing their activities and instruction remotely via Zoom to connect students and facilitate their practices.
A new public health practicum lets students address a pressing need by interning with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
For this year’s Latinx Heritage Month, taking place September 15 through October 15, virtual events and exhibits will celebrate Latinx heritage at Occidental and in the creative world.
Recognizing the unique needs of this cohort, particularly during remote learning, the coalition of staff, students and faculty have planned targeted workshops, social mixers and peer mentoring.
Co-taught by an Oxy professor and an Oxy alumna who is an infectious disease expert, the class features an impressive lineup of guest speakers including primatologist Jane Goodall and Pasadena Director of Public Health Dr. Ying-Ying Goh.