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.

Author Jennifer Eberhardt
February 23, 2021

A social psychologist at Stanford University and recipient of the 2014 MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant, Jennifer L. Eberhardt studies the consequences of the psychological association between race and crime.

Keisha Blain
January 29, 2021

Blain—historian, author and president of the African American Intellectual History Society—has been named Occidental College’s Stafford Ellison Wright Black Alumni Scholar-in-Residence this year.

Oxy students at the Apollo Night performance
January 27, 2021

This year’s Black History Month expands opportunities to virtually commemorate Black history and achievement, on campus and beyond.

a graphic showing infographics about spanish language in the US
January 11, 2021

Students in a remote version of the linguistics class create bilingual, publicly facing work that aims to address sociolinguistic justice.

Prof. Ron Buckmire
December 16, 2020

Ron Buckmire, Occidental’s associate dean for curricular affairs and professor of mathematics, has been named the first-ever vice president for equity, diversity, and inclusion at the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), the world’s largest professional association devoted to applied mathematics.

Dr. Kim Shriner at Huntington Hospital
December 7, 2020

Through a new partnership between the hospital and the College’s Office of Pre-Health Advising, 25 pre-health students have taken part in a tailored preceptorship program.

Johnson Student Center at Occidental College
November 12, 2020

Occidental College President Harry J. Elam, Jr. has joined with leaders from five other liberal arts colleges to organize a national coalition to address racial inequities at liberal arts colleges.

Oxy student TreShunda James, class of 2019
September 26, 2020

A five-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation will make it possible to build on the success of an Occidental College program addressing the national shortage of STEM graduates by recruiting academically talented but financially needy students during their first year in college.

Latinx graduation photo
September 21, 2020

For this year’s Latinx Heritage Month, taking place September 15 through October 15, virtual events and exhibits will celebrate Latinx heritage at Occidental and in the creative world.

group of first-gen Oxy students
September 21, 2020

Recognizing the unique needs of this cohort, particularly during remote learning, the coalition of staff, students and faculty have planned targeted workshops, social mixers and peer mentoring.

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