Dean’s Award Winners 2023
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.
Five student Dean's Award winners, photos lined up

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Obama Biographer To Speak
Obama biographer David Maraniss will return to the scene of one of the key chapters in his critically acclaimed Barack Obama: The Story when he speaks about his presidential...
Homecoming & Family Weekend Is Here!
From the intensity of Southern California’s oldest football rivalry to the dulcet tones of the Glee Club, Occidental’s 125th-anniversary Homecoming & Family Weekend October 26-27...
Off-Broadway Guru Speaks
Besieged by theatergoers seeking advice, New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood has a simple answer: "See whatever’s onstage at Playwrights Horizons."
Christianakis Wins Purves
Associate professor of critical theory and social justice Mary Christianakis is the recipient of the 2012 Alan C. Purves Award for her recent article on the links between drawing...
The Art of Creative Survival
Historian Daniel Widener, whose latest book documents the social and political significance of Black arts in post-World War II Los Angeles, spent three days on the Occidental...
Bent Makes Triumphant Return
When the Flying Karamazov Brothers took the Thorne stage at Oxy on Friday, September 14, it was a personal homecoming for Stephen Bent ’09, who performs with the juggling troupe...
Teaching Matters
Two of Oxy’s top teaching prizes have been awarded to three faculty members selected by their peers and by students for their outstanding work in the classroom, in conducting...
Kozol to Speak Sept. 10
Award-winning author, teacher, and social critic Jonathan Kozol will speak about his new book Fire in the Ashes at 11:45 a.m. on Monday, September 10 in Oxy’s Thorne Hall.
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