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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.