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October 2, 2009

Occidental College launched a month-long "Big Read" celebration of alumnus and "poet of the American West Coast" Robinson Jeffers on Oct. 1 with poetry readings, speeches, and the opening of a wide-ranging Jeffers exhibit.

September 30, 2009

Occidental College will pay tribute on Saturday, Oct. 3, to legendary experimental filmmaker and longtime Oxy professor Chick Strand. Strand died on July 11 at age 78. 

September 29, 2009

Two recent Occidental graduates have been selected for full-time, year-long community service and leadership development posts.

September 24, 2009

Seasoned litigator and "environmental warrior" Walter Benjamin Fisherow '68 has received a Service to America medal -- one of the most prestigious awards honoring America's civil servants -- for helping to cut air pollution nationwide.

September 16, 2009

With full containment of the 21-day-old Station fire in the Angeles National Forest expected on Saturday, air quality has returned to normal in Eagle Rock. 

September 2, 2009

Occidental College President Jonathan Veitch defied those who dismiss colleges as ivory towers in a speech on the protocols, demands, and pleasures of reading at the College's annual Convocation ceremony in Thorne Hall, the official opening of Occidental's 123rd academic year. 

August 17, 2009

Roger Boesche, Occidental's Arthur G. Coons Distinguished Professor in the History of Ideas, was given the rare privilege of a "drop-in" visit with President Barack Obama '83 -- his old student -- in the White House's Oval Office on August 13.

July 30, 2009


Eighty-six Occidental students skipped the beach and Kerouac-style road trips this summer to spend 10 weeks doing research with faculty mentors on campus in disciplines ranging from biochemistry to literature to philosophy.
July 22, 2009

Occidental College has received a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Arts to launch The Big Read celebrating Oxy alum and ‘poet of the American West Coast,’ Robinson Jeffers, class of 1905.

July 22, 2009

As a student, Kristi Upson-Saia traveled to Florence and Heidelberg to study art history.