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A roar that could be heard all across the Occidental College campus erupted Nov. 4 when television commentators declared Barack Obama ’83 had been elected the 44th president of the United States -- the country’s first African-American chief executive.
Award-winning Los Angeles journalist Celeste Fremon will discuss her book "G-Dog and the Homeboys: Father Greg Boyle and the Gangs of East Los Angeles" with Father Boyle during a Nov. 5 talk in Johnson 200 on the Occidental campus. The 7 p.m. presentation is free and open to the public.
Janet Scheel and Andrew K. Udit, both newly recruited Occidental College assistant professors, have won prestigious awards for outstanding young faculty members. Scheel, a physicist, won a Cottrell College Science Award for $43,684 to continue her groundbreaking work in the field of fluid dynamics.
Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Steve Coll ’80 shared his thoughts on terrorism, Iraq, and Afghanistan, among other topics, in talks to the Occidental College community Oct. 22.
For those on tenterhooks about the November election, presidential scholar Thomas Cronin’s take may relieve the tension: "Obama is going to win. And he may win big.
When Barack Obama ’83 became the Democratic presidential nominee, it was the latest step in a historic career of public service that began almost 30 years ago on the Occidental College campus.
After months of preparation, Occidental College today unveiled its new portal, myOxy, a personalized and dynamic access point to web-based services and information for faculty, staff and students.
The constancy of change and its fundamental role in the Occidental experience for each generation of students was the theme of President Bob Skotheim’s speech at Wednesday’s annual convocation ceremony in Thorne Hall.