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College offers opt-in Credit/No Credit grade change policy in light of coronavirus upheaval

In response to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College Wendy Sternberg announced a change to...

What we’re watching in coronavirus lockdown

From beloved baking shows, to exotic tigers, to zombie contagion, our editors have joined viewers around the world in turning to TV for solace...

My not-so-hot Italian semester: how coronavirus hysteria plagued my study abroad experience

While I was studying abroad in Rome, Italy, an IES Abroad Rome administrator emailed all its participants Feb. 24 stating that we would have online...

‘Wuhan, jia you’: respond to the coronavirus with humanity

According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a respiratory illness "first detected in Wuhan City, China caused by a novel...

Occidental community eyes July 15 announcement as others abandon hybrid model

Since the beginning of July as the number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to surge nationally and in Los Angeles, local and...

For many non-tenure track faculty, the future remains unclear amidst the pandemic

Amid the school-wide hiring freeze announced by President Jonathan Veitch via email March 31, the lack of finalization of non-tenure track (NTT) faculty union’s contract negotiations and COVID-19...

Campus closed to visitors after community complains about noncompliance with social distancing, mask usage

Director of Campus Safety Rick Tanksley announced via email April 28 that Occidental's campus is closed to all visitors in response to concerns of noncompliance...

How we’re staying motivated, from cat fights to Conan O’Brien

Living with the coronavirus pandemic poses a constant series of challenges, as days fade together and a return to normalcy appears distant. The Occidental's...

Beloved local businesses near Oxy respond to the pandemic

Small, independent Eagle Rock and Highland Park businesses frequented and beloved by many Occidental students have recently struggled with reduced business and revenue. Delia's and Scoops both have...

Revised room and board credits announced following confusion and concern

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Amos Himmelstein announced April 22 that Occidental adjusted its credit policy to increase financial support to students. The change followed...