Students choose seniority room draw policy in campus-wide vote

Drew Jaffe and Brenna Reid

October 18, 2014

Filed under News, On campus

Room draw will now be based on seniority, based on the results of a recent campus-wide survey conducted by Residential Education and Housing Services (REHS). Nearly 700 students participated in the survey, which was co-sponsored... Read more »

CGE hosts community conversation on gender equity

Stephen Nemeth

October 12, 2014

Filed under News, On campus

Occidental community members gathered in Choi Auditorium Thursday for a conversation about gender issues on campus, hosted by the Center for Gender Equity (CGE). Topics included the number of gender neutral bathrooms, the lack... Read more »

EDM duo ODESZA to headline fall concert

Macarena Blando Demarco

October 8, 2014

Filed under News, On campus

This Halloween, students will trade in their costumes to dance the night away to the sounds of electric dance music duo ODESZA at Occidental Programming Board's fall concert. ODESZA, hailing from Seattle, Washington, is composed... Read more »

Transparency International founder speaks at Occidental

Carmen Triola

October 8, 2014

Filed under News, On campus

Transparency International founder and former World Bank employee Peter Eigen regaled student with stories of financial and political corruption on his Sept. 30 visit to campus. "Corruption was so devastating, so deadly for... Read more »

Psychology department axes Intergroup Dialogue program

Margaret Su

October 7, 2014

Filed under News, On campus

Spring 2015 is the last semester that Occidental's Intergroup Dialogue Program (IDP), in which students discuss controversial social issues in peer-led classes, will be offered for credit. Psychology Professor and founder of... Read more »

New philanthropy group aims to unite clubs around CSP theme

Marina Dart

October 7, 2014

Filed under News, On campus

Sophomore Ashkan Mortazavi recently created the Inter-Philanthropy Network (IPN) to unite the philanthropic efforts of student groups across campus. The group, started after the success of last year's "Date Night Done Well"... Read more »

Fossil Free Occidental launches divestment campaign

Michael Tonetti

October 7, 2014

Filed under News, Off campus, On campus

Fossil Free Occidental, an activist group consisting of Occidental students, faculty and other community members, recently launched a campaign to pressure the board of trustees to divest from 200 of the world's... Read more »

World News Issue 4

Ximena Santiago

October 7, 2014

Filed under International, News

Haiti. Former President Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier died Saturday at the age of 63 due to a heart attack. He was pronounced dead by Haiti’s health minister in the capital Port-au-Prince. Duvalier... Read more »

ASOC opens discussion on new diversity initiative

Demi Duenes

October 2, 2014

Filed under News, On campus

Students filed into Choi Auditorium for the Associated Students of Occidental College's (ASOC) general assembly on diversity yesterday. The open discussion, led by ASOC senators Adrian Adams (sophomore), Abhilasha Bhola (junior)... Read more »

College safety report shows rise in number of reported sexual offenses

Noel Hemphill

October 2, 2014

Filed under News, Off campus, On campus

The number of reported sex offenses increased between 2011 and 2013 while drug violations fell over the same period, according to this year's Annual Fire, Safety and Security Report (AFSSR). The report is submitted each year by... Read more »