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Praising the value of youthful idealism, State Sen. Maria Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles) urged the members of the Class of 2022 not to lose touch with their younger selves after graduation at Occidental College’s 140th Commencement ceremony on May 15.
Since 1987, the Tiger Club has presented annual awards to Occidental’s most outstanding scholar-athletes. Criteria for nominations include a minimum GPA of 3.0 and high achievement in intercollegiate athletics at the varsity level.
Each year, the Dean of Students recognizes seniors who, through their involvement on and off campus, embody Oxy’s four pillars of Equity, Excellence, Community and Service.
A $300,000 gift from an anonymous Occidental College alumnus of the 1990s will fund the creation of a new justice, equity, inclusion and diversity (JEID) training and professional development program in support of Occidental’s Equity & Justice Agenda and broader JEID goals.
The event was held to honor the achievements of the ‘pandemic cohort’ of pre-health students—which include a 72% admission rate to graduate programs—and inspire future applicants.
Harry J. Elam, Jr. was inaugurated as Occidental College’s 16th president in a joyous April 23 ceremony showcasing the arts and Elam’s call to bring “New Harmonies” to an Occidental liberal arts education.
Besemer, Occidental College’s James Irvine Distinguished Professor of Art and Art History, has been honored with a 2022 Guggenheim Fellowship.
Grammy-nominated, Emmy-winning composer Adam Schoenberg’s cutting-edge new work invites listeners to consider the conflicts and connections between human and machine. It also yielded an exciting interdisciplinary collaboration at Occidental.
After only a month of practices Oxy’s Womxn’s Baseball team earned a second place finish and sportsmanship award at their first Baseball for All Women’s College Club Championships.