News

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.

campus
May 13, 2022

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.

Director of prehealth Kat Wang and students
May 5, 2022

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.

Front stairs to AGC building on campus
May 5, 2022

Occidental students, faculty and staff celebrate the annual tradition of Student Leadership Awards.

President Harry J. Elam, Jr. at the podium at inauguration
April 25, 2022

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.

Linda Besemer's abstract artwork
April 15, 2022

Besemer, Occidental College’s James Irvine Distinguished Professor of Art and Art History, has been honored with a 2022 Guggenheim Fellowship.

Automation trailer still
April 11, 2022

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.

Odelia Putterman '23 and Jack Thomas-Colwell '23 Named Goldwater Scholars
April 8, 2022

Continuing a 34-year Occidental College tradition, Odelia Putterman ’23 and Jack Thomas-Colwell ’23 have been named 2022 Goldwater Scholars. Putterman and Thomas-Colwell are the 44th and 45th Oxy students to win the country’s most prestigious undergraduate scholarship in the sciences since the award was established in 1989.

"Ethics" on a glass background
March 25, 2022

Five Oxy students made history as the first team from the College to compete in the National Ethics Bowl Competition last month, showcasing Oxy students’ ability to engage in civil discourse surrounding tough, divisive issues.

Shanghai skyline at night
March 21, 2022

Students often come to Oxy thinking about internships or graduate school opportunities. Fellowships, on the other hand, are a little less familiar to most. Read on to learn about what they are and what fellowships can do for you (yes, you!).

(Clockwise order): Peter Grimmett '23, Mira Ranganath '23, Edin Custo '23, Tehreen Navira Hai '23, Jack Thomas-Colwell '23
March 7, 2022

Five Occidental College students collaborating with faculty mentors in the fields of geology, physics, biochemistry, biology and chemistry have been named 2022-23 Science Scholars and presented with research grants funded by the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris and Fletcher Jones foundations.

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