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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.

Dr. P. Gabrielle Foreman
November 4, 2022

Literary historian, digital humanist and 2022 MacArthur Fellow P. Gabrielle Foreman will speak on "Why Didn’t We Know?!: The Forgotten History of the Colored Conventions and 19th-Century Black Political Organizing" at 7 p.m. on November 7 in Occidental College's Choi Auditorium.

a group of 7 Obama Scholars students standing together outside
June 29, 2022

Occidental College has announced its 2022-23 cohort of Barack Obama Scholars, the prestigious leadership training program that has been re-imagined to make it available to more students based on their undergraduate performance and interests.

Mellon Grant to Fund "Humanities for Just Communities" Initiative
January 26, 2022

A $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will fund Occidental’s “Humanities for Just Communities” (HJC) program, a three-year collaborative teaching and community-engaged initiative that will introduce incoming and first-year students to the problem-solving power of the humanities to advance health equity, migrant justice and freedom struggles.

(l to r) Profs. Arthur Saint-Aubin, Mary Beth Heffernan, Diana Ngo, Ross Lerner, Anne Yu, Mary Christianakis
November 3, 2021

Six Occidental College professors were honored for exceptional teaching, scholarship and service at a November 2 campus reception hosted by Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College Wendy Sternberg.

Kristine White
June 21, 2021

The English major and theater minor was part of a New York Times team that won a public service Pulitzer for its data-driven coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Professor James Ford
January 15, 2021

James Ford III, associate professor of English and Black Studies, has been presented with the Modern Language Association of America’s 2020 William Sanders Scarborough Prize for his first book, Thinking through Crisis:

February 10, 2020

For the fifteenth consecutive year, Occidental College is one of the country’s top producers of student Fulbright Awards, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education’s annual Fulbright rankings.

C Riley Snorton, guest lecturer
January 27, 2020

University of Chicago cultural theorist C. Riley Snorton has been named Occidental College’s 2020 Stafford Ellison Wright Black Alumni Scholar-in-Residence.

Occidental College Board Chair Stephen Rountree '71 (left) and VP for Institutional Advancement Charlie Cardillo.
July 10, 2019

Stephen Rountree ’71, a first-generation college student who became a nationally known arts administrator, is the new chair of the Occidental College Board of Trustees.

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April 25, 2019

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.

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