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.

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.

February 4, 2020

A five-year, $1 million grant from the Mellon Foundation will make it possible for Occidental College to widen its network of community partners in Northeast LA and expand its arts education programs to enhance local residents’ engagement with the issues that matter to them.

January 8, 2020

Five years ago during the West African Ebola epidemic, Occidental Professor Mary Beth Heffernan read first-person accounts from patients who were terrified by the anonymous head-to-toe personal protection (PPE) suits worn by their caregivers.

Occidental student researchers in Costa Rica.
October 23, 2019

Occidental College has been awarded the Council on Undergraduate Research’s 2019 Campus-Wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments (AURA) for its exemplary program that provides high-quality research experiences for its students.

Matterhorn in Switzerland
October 18, 2019

Robin Craggs, Occidental College’s executive director of international programs, was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award October 17 by IES Abroad, the non-profit academic consortium of 270 top-tier U.S. colleges and universities and leading provider of study abroad programs.

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 faculty were honored at the College's 2019 Convocation ceremony.
August 27, 2019

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.

Occidental College Professor Broderick Fox
August 9, 2019

For the second time in three years, a script by Occidental College’s Broderick Fox has been awarded top honors in the University Film & Video Association's Juried Scriptwriting Competition.

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