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UPDATE: College issues response to footage of Trustee Selleck ‘55 confronting camera crew

Director of Communications Jim Tranquada issued a response May 8 to footage of Board of Trustees member Cathie Young Selleck ’55 pushing a camera operated by an alumna during a vigil to honor sexual assault survivors April 27, 2014. The…

Letter from the editor-in-chief: Gabriel Dunatov

The flood starts at 9 a.m. The first emails wash in — mailing lists, the student digest, complaints, follow-ups I haven’t responded to yet. Then the Slack messages arrive. By the time I start getting texts, my screen is an…

Letter from the senior leadership team: Name change

To the Occidental community, The senior leadership of The Occidental Weekly — after months of consideration and discussion — has decided to return to our publication’s original name, The Occidental. We are reclaiming our identity as The Occidental to better reflect…

Fire flares on Fiji, burning two acres before LAFD containment

The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) responded to and contained a two-acre brush fire on Mount Fiji Thursday, Dec. 14. The department issued its first report on the incident at 9:45 p.m. According to the latest update that LAFD Public Service and…

LAPD apprehends auto-theft suspect who rammed AGC Road gate after on-campus pursuit

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) apprehended an auto-theft suspect approximately 100 yards from the AGC Road gate near FEAST garden — where the suspect crashed a stolen red Chevy Corvette — around 1:30 p.m. Oct. 21. The arrest occurred…

Title IX complaint filed on behalf of football team, alleging anti-male bias in athletics department

An anonymous party submitted a Title IX complaint to Occidental College and the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) on behalf of an unspecified number of football players Oct. 4, alleging that Director of Athletics Jaime Hoffman and…

College calls off 2017 football season following homecoming game cancellation

President Jonathan Veitch emailed the Occidental community at 7:40 p.m. Oct. 17 announcing his decision to cancel the rest of the 2017 football season. This determination followed the cancellation of the Oct. 14 homecoming game against the University of La…

Bike Share hopes to relocate to Bengal Room following upcoming renovations

The Office of Student Life (OSL) and Facilities Management will begin remodeling the Bengal Room in the Johnson Student Center (JSC) Dec. 16. Diego Silva, assistant director for student life, student activities and Greek life, sent a campus-wide email Nov.…

More than a game: Athletes and activism at Occidental

One year after the Oxy United for Black Liberation occupation, Occidental student-athletes are continuing to protest racial injustice outside the classroom — often on the field or court. Players on the volleyball and women’s soccer teams revealed that though they…

‘Courage and conviction’: Occidental student activists follow rich history of protest
9:30 a.m.: Students occupy the Arthur G. Coons Administrative Center (AGC). The remnants of a camp-in litter the academic quad. Earlier in the week, hundreds mobilized across campus to protest college policies. The American flag still flies above the AGC,…
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