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A new $3.2 million challenge fund will kickstart a drive to create the Edgerton-Occidental Merit Scholarship Program, a $9.6 million endowed fund that will make it possible for talented middle-income California students to attend Occidental College for the same cost as attending the University of California.
In partnership with Oxy Arts, a nationwide collective of 80 artists and activists will launch In Plain Sight on July 3-4—an ambitious site- and time-specific effort to make visible the injustices of the world’s largest immigration detention system.
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.