News

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.

October 13, 2020

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.

Cynthia Rothschild
October 12, 2020

Trainer and advocate Cynthia Rothschild leads the Kahane Oxy-at-the-U.N. Program, which is continuing in a remote format this fall.

Oxy athletics facilities
October 1, 2020

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.

Oxy student TreShunda James, class of 2019
September 26, 2020

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.

Arts image by Julia Driscoll
September 23, 2020

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.

contact tracing map
September 22, 2020

A new public health practicum lets students address a pressing need by interning with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

Latinx graduation photo
September 21, 2020

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.

group of first-gen Oxy students
September 21, 2020

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.

Google cardboard VR headsets
September 16, 2020

Students in Assistant Professor Sabrina Stierwalt’s Physics 162 class are headed out of this world by way of virtual reality headsets this fall.

COVID-19 virus illustration
September 14, 2020

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.

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