Top News Stories of 2019

Highlighting the exceptional scholarship, achievement and service taking place throughout the year at Oxy, here are our five most-viewed news stories.

Oxy in the Wall Street Journal

Nov. 7: Today’s Wall Street Journal features a front-page story about the integrity of Occidental’s admission process. As the Journal reported, “Occidental has charted a different path” by resisting the pressures and practices that led to the nationwide admission scandal that first came to light in March.


College Guides Rank Occidental Among Top U.S. Schools

Sept. 12: This year’s results are in: Occidental College is once again one of the top-ranked liberal arts colleges in the country.


Oxy Students, Alumni Win Eight Fulbrights

April 25: Seven graduating Occidental College seniors and one recent alumna will be headed abroad next year to teach and conduct research as winners of prestigious Fulbright scholarships.


Occidental College, City of Los Angeles Announce (Re)Designing LA Series

Jan. 29: (Re)Designing LA, a public-events series led by Occidental Professor of Practice Christopher Hawthorne, calls on a broad cast of experts and activists to explore how the city can promote innovative design while addressing climate change and guarding against displacement.


Oxy Faculty Honored at 2019 Convocation

Aug 27: Four Occidental College professors were honored for exceptional teaching, scholarship and service August 27 as the Class of 2023 was formally welcomed to the Oxy community at the College’s 125th annual Convocation ceremony.