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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.

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.

January 24, 2020

In 1965, as part of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty, Occidental College signed up for a new program called Upward Bound created to see if low-income high school students “can profit from a real chance at a higher education,” as one federal official put it.

January 13, 2020

Former U.S. Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona will discuss the current state of conservatism and partisan politics with former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods ’76 on February 5 as Occidental College’s 2020 Jack Kemp ’57 Distinguished Lecturer.

2019 athletics hall of fame awardees
September 24, 2019

A dominating baseball team, an international volleyball star, an Olympic hurdler, a PGA tour champion and an All-American water polo goalie will be inducted into the Occidental Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, October 18, during Family & Homecoming Weekend.

Karalee Nakatsuka '89, 2019 California History Teacher of the Year
September 14, 2019

Middle school history teacher Karalee Wong Nakatsuka ’89 has an unmistakable passion for her subject. “I like to make history come alive for my students,” says the 30-year Arcadia Unified School District veteran.

Sabrina Degnan '19, candidate for 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year
September 10, 2019

Occidental College track and field and volleyball star Sabrina Degnan ’19 has been named a top candidate for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

Occidental College Children's Theater
July 10, 2019

The critically acclaimed Occidental Children’s Theater will celebrate its ​24th year with an original story, The Adventures of Christopher Robin Hood, plus three adventurous adaptations of traditional folktales for a seven-week outdoor run in the Remsen Bird Hillside Theater on

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.

bird specimens in the Moore Lab of Zoology
July 8, 2019

Three Occidental College alumni have been awarded prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research fellowships, awarded annually to candidates in the sciences and social sciences who are pursuing a master’s degree or Ph.D.

Occidental College's iconic Thorne Hall
May 18, 2019

Occidental College launched the public phase of the Oxy Campaign For Good, a comprehensive effort to raise $225 million to strengthen its financial aid endowment and academic and co-curricular programs, at a May 18 Campaign Leadership Summit on the Occidental campus.

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