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.

contact tracing map
September 22, 2020

A new public health practicum lets students address a pressing need by interning with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

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.

Google cardboard VR headsets
September 16, 2020

Students in Assistant Professor Sabrina Stierwalt’s Physics 162 class are headed out of this world by way of virtual reality headsets this fall.

COVID-19 virus illustration
September 14, 2020

Co-taught by an Oxy professor and an Oxy alumna who is an infectious disease expert, the class features an impressive lineup of guest speakers including primatologist Jane Goodall and Pasadena Director of Public Health Dr. Ying-Ying Goh.

We Live! Memories of Resistance art
September 10, 2020

Oxy Arts’ Fall 2020 exhibition WE LIVE! Memories of Resistance brings together 14 In Plain Sight artists that engage the contemporary stakes of historical remembrance and collective memory.

Dean's Award Winners 2020
September 9, 2020

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.

Thorne/JSC bldgs
September 3, 2020

Even after implementing millions of dollars in cost-saving measures since March, Occidental College announced August 17 that it will need to furlough 129 staff members—27% of the College’s non-faculty workforce.

Jacqueline Woodson
August 24, 2020

In a wide-ranging conversation about her newest novel, Red at the Bone, award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson and Occidental College President Harry J. Elam Jr. covered everything from literary technique to class and racism to kick off the College’s new Community Book Program on August 18.

Indian woman with lightened skin
August 14, 2020

Using a case study of skin-whitening beauty products, a three-year, $479,480 National Science Foundation grant will fund an Occidental study of how the intersection of race, immigration status and other identities shape public understanding of science in the United States.

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