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This year’s group (all six student winners are women) are among 108 Occidental students and alumni who have won Fulbrights since 2003. That success makes Occidental one of the country's top producers of student Fulbright Awards, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.
The nine students and alumni and their assignments are:
Each year, Dean of Students Rob Flot recognizes seniors who embody Oxy's four pillars of Equity, Excellence, Service and Community. The College recognizes these exceptional undergraduates for their passion, dedication, hard work and commitment to the Oxy community and beyond.
Speaking on "The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Jewish Discourse: Identity, Justice and Religion" in Choi Auditorium, Becker admitted that he’s been involved "in every failed round of negotiations with the Palestinians. So much of the way we talk about this conflict is as if we know what the solution is.
Carolyn Adams, recently retired executive assistant to the dean of the College, and John Mortl, former assistant director of planning, design and construction, became the fourth and fifth recipients of the infrequently bestowed award.
The conference will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Choi Auditorium, divided into three sessions starting at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The event is open to the public, with tickets at $7 per session or $15 for the full day.
The student speakers and their talks are:
All three had done mock trial in high school, and forming an official club, registering with the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) and beginning a recruitment process on campus were the steps they needed to take to continue to compete as college students.
Heldman, who serves as research director for the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, was awarded the Media Equity Award at the 4th Annual Getting Played Symposium on Equity in the Entertainment Industry at Stanford March 9.