Dean’s Award Winners 2024
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.
Occidental College's four Dean's Award winners for 2024

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Cross Country Captures 2 SCIAC TItles
Entering the meet the teams were seeded first (women) and second (men) but by the end of the competition both Tigers squads could call themselves SCIAC Champions.
"The Soldier's Skin" Exhibition Runs Through Nov. 17
In what appears to be a new trend, surviving combat soldiers are transforming their bodies into grave markers.
Author Anne Lamott Shares Secrets
Unflinching honesty and "friendly yet firm" self-discipline are two key traits shared by successful writers, author Anne Lamott told the audience at Occidental College’s Thorne...
Violinist Hilary Hahn to Perform Oct. 19
Grammy-winning violin virtuoso Hilary Hahn will perform with pianist Valentina Lisitsa in her only Southern California recital this season in Occidental College’s Thorne Hall on...
Motown's Gordy Advises Class of 2007
Motown founder Berry Gordy shared his philosophy of life — "my weapons against confusion and despair" — and some of the secrets of his own success as a songwriter, producer, and...
Berry Gordy to Speak at Commencement
Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records and of a school of music that crossed racial divides and helped transform American popular tastes, will be the featured commencement speaker...
Oxy Remembers "Barry" Obama '83
Almost 30 years ago, he was a freshman from Honolulu living in Haines Hall, playing pick-up basketball and developing a reputation as a campus activist.
Santana Speaks at Convocation
Music icon Carlos Santana kicked off Occidental College’s 119 th academic year on Aug. 31, when he received an honorary doctor of music, addressed the Class of 2009, and performed...
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