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Letter to the editor: Tal Becker is an inappropriate Jack Kemp ’57 Distinguished Lecturer

This letter was originally sent to administration and staff April 23. The Occidental is publishing it in its original form.  Letter to President Veitch about 2018 Jack Kemp ’57 Distinguished Lecturer Dear President Veitch, We the undersigned tenured Oxy faculty…

Letter to the Editor: firsthand account from alumni and professor of Cathie Young Selleck ’55 controversy

Dear Oxy Community, We are surprised that President Veitch is honoring Board of Trustees member Cathie Young Selleck ‘55 as part of the “Women in Leadership” theme at commencement this year by including her as one of four speakers and…

Letter to the Editor: Seniors call for the removal of Cathie Young Selleck ’55 from the graduation speakers list

The College’s 2018 commencement theme aims to celebrate women’s leadership. Instead of the usual single speaker, the College has decided to host four female speakers who have become leaders in different fields over the last six decades. “At a time…

Letter to the Editor: 77 alumni request the termination of the CDO

As alumni of Occidental College, we formally and collectively request Rhonda Brown’s immediate termination as the Vice President of Diversity and Equity and Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) due to her violation of two major cornerstones of Occidental College’s mission: equity…

Letter to the editor: Failure to Mention Occupation Unsettles Some Jewish Students

— The JSU E-Board (Naomi Brauner,* Natalie El-Hai, Lily Goldfarb, Max Hornstein, Sophia Kauffman, Claire Krelitz, Tal Litwin, Stephanie Malter, and Mo Mills)   2017 marked 50 years of the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine. We, the Jewish Student Union…

Letter-to-the-Editor: Salaita’s Speech Unsettles Jewish Students

Authors: Maddie Callis, Jaydon Levitt, Sara Packer Contributors: Alex Waxler, Jona Yadidi Although the authors of this article are all members of Hillel’s E-Board, the opinions stated here are those of individuals and do not represent the organization as a…

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