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If the transition from fossil fuels to a low-carbon economy focuses solely on the reduction of greenhouse gases, it will perpetuate historic injustices against Black and other marginalized communities that have already borne the brunt of the environmental and economic costs of fossil fuels, a recent report warns.
Drawing from staff volunteers across the College, the Wayfinders Program provides incoming students with support and individual attention as they navigate the transition to college—during a global pandemic.
Since 1987, the Tiger Club has presented annual awards to Occidental’s most outstanding scholar-athletes. Criteria for nominations include a minimum GPA of 3.0 and high achievement in intercollegiate athletics at the varsity level.
Five graduating Occidental seniors and one recent alumnus have been named winners of prestigious Fulbright scholarships to teach and conduct research overseas. A sixth senior was named an alternate.
The sign at the Bird Road entrance to the Occidental College campus is small and easily overlooked. “Hospital Staff” is all it says, with an arrow pointing through Thompson Gate.
In the midst of the global pandemic, summer at Oxy looks very different than it has in the past. Yet research, teaching, learning, the arts and community partnerships still continue to move forward.
For Occidental College Associate Professor of History Jane Hong, the lightbulb went on when she realized that the history she was studying as a Yale undergraduate had a direct connection to her own parents’ story as Korean immigrants who arrived in Brooklyn in 1975.
Despite the social distancing guidelines that prevented the annual in-person celebration, students, staff and faculty marked the occasion of the Student Leadership Awards on April 30.
For the second consecutive year, Occidental College’s Music Department has been named as one of the country’s top music business programs by Billboard magazine.
Joshua Medina ’19, whose chance encounters at Occidental with Greek statuary videos and a dog named Fred led to a new 3-D technique for documenting the colors of bird plumage, has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.