Letter to the Editor: Programming Board releases budget and calls for student vote for SpringFest Artist

— Programming Board: Lexi Banbury (senior), Eli Plvan-Franke (senior), Bea Bestor (sophomore), Maya Crawford (senior), Robby Schreiber (sophomore), Hannah Wakefield (sophomore), Kyle Costello (senior), Isabel Geddes (junior), Kevyn Kovesdy (sophomore), Anna Holm (senior) Programming Board (PB) wants to be as transparent as possible in addressing decisions surrounding FallFest and concerns…

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: At the end of the day, we need shared governance.

In 2015, the administration increased the Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) budget by 50 percent and promoted the position to the VP level as a result of a week-long occupation of the administration building organized by students. Many students who participated…

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: Rhonda Brown responds to resignation call

Dear Occidental Community, I am writing this Letter to the Editor in response to Ricardo Parada’s Letter to the Editor last week, that suggested I have been negligent in my responsibilities as Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) and VP of Equity…

Letter to the Editor: President Veitch defends Cathie Young Selleck’s ’55 inclusion at Commencement

Occidental College announced March 19 that its 2018 Commencement will celebrate Women in Leadership and feature four distinguished women leaders from a wide range of fields. One of the four is trustee Cathie Young Selleck ’55, a pioneering tech executive…

Letter to the editor from Senior Class Senator Ricardo Parada

On Monday, March 19, Associated Students of Occidental College (ASOC) Senate held their weekly meeting. Vice President for Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer Rhonda Brown was on the agenda to discuss Senate’s relationship with the Office of 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…

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