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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.

Occidental College offers respite housing to local front-line hospital staff
May 29, 2020

The sign at the Bird Road entrance to the Occidental College campus is small and easily overlooked. “Hospital Staff” is all it says, with an arrow pointing through Thompson Gate.

A beautiful day on campus by Johnson Hall
May 27, 2020

In the midst of the global pandemic, summer at Oxy looks very different than it has in the past. Yet research, teaching, learning, the arts and community partnerships still continue to move forward.

Professor Jane Hong
May 20, 2020

For Occidental College Associate Professor of History Jane Hong, the lightbulb went on when she realized that the history she was studying as a Yale undergraduate had a direct connection to her own parents’ story as Korean immigrants who arrived in Brooklyn in 1975.

April 30, 2020

Despite the social distancing guidelines that prevented the annual in-person celebration, students, staff and faculty marked the occasion of the Student Leadership Awards on April 30.

Prof. Adam Schoenberg teaches film scoring at Occidental.
April 27, 2020

For the second consecutive year, Occidental College’s Music Department has been named as one of the country’s top music business programs by Billboard magazine.

Josh Medina '19
April 24, 2020

Joshua Medina ’19, whose chance encounters at Occidental with Greek statuary videos and a dog named Fred led to a new 3-D technique for documenting the colors of bird plumage, has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Mary Beth Heffernan and a healthcare worker
April 15, 2020

Five years ago, Mary Beth Heffernan of Occidental’s art department flew to Liberia with a simple idea: Would portraits worn on the outside of their frightening personal protection equipment (PPE) suits humanize healthcare workers and make patients more receptive to their care?

2020 Oxy Science Scholars Matt Aleksey, Gabe Gregory and Jackie Dall
April 8, 2020

Three Occidental College students collaborating with faculty in the fields of geology and physics have been named 2020-21 Science Scholars and presented with research grants funded by the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris and Fletcher Jones foundations.

Digital Divide Impacts COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Compliance, New Study Finds
April 8, 2020

Regions with low-income populations and low Internet penetration are less likely to follow safe-at-home orders and are thus more vulnerable to the COVID-19 coronavirus, a new study by economists from Occidental College and the MIT Sloan School of Management has found.

Thorne Hall on Oxy's campus
April 3, 2020

President Jonathan Veitch announced this morning that Occidental’s 138th Commencement ceremony will be postponed to a date to be decided. 

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