Students host first Open Source Club meeting

Melina Devoney

April 15, 2014
Filed under News, On campus

Open Source Club held its first meeting for students interested in computer programming on April 9. Dissatisfied with Occidental’s limited computer science department, a group of student computer programmers established the... Read more »

ECLS faculty revise major requirements, rename as English

Michael Tonetti

April 15, 2014
Filed under Academic, News, On campus

Faculty in the English and Comparative Literary Studies (ECLS) department are revamping the ECLS major to bring new academic life into a department that both faculty and students feel has declined. The major will... Read more »

World News Issue 9

Ximena Santiago

April 15, 2014
Filed under News, Off campus

England. AskforTask.com, a British technology startup, began allowing nap time for its employees... Read more »

New Title IX coordinator outlines position, future plans at ASOC GA

Sarah Corsa

April 11, 2014
Filed under News, On campus

The Associate Students of Occidental College (ASOC) General Assembly hosted a conversation between students and Ruth Jones, the school's new Title IX coordinator, Thursday. Jones explained the work she has engaged with since her... Read more »

ASOC passes vote, approves Bike Share to become full student service

Lena Smith

April 10, 2014
Filed under News, On campus

In the final of a series of votes, the Associated Students of Occidental College (ASOC) Senate unanimously elected to make Bike Share a student service, effective from the beginning of the fall 2014 semester. The... Read more »

Alumni petition delivered to Veitch, calls for change from administration

Juliet Suess

April 9, 2014
Filed under News, On campus

Elizabeth Amini '95 delivered an alumni petition demanding personnel changes in the administration, among numerous other points, to President Jonathan Veitch's office Thursday. The petition, created by members of the Occidental... Read more »

Registrar introduces new course-tracking tool

Leah Nomkin

April 8, 2014
Filed under News, On campus

Registrar Victor Egitto introduced a new online tool for degree evaluation called the Curriculum, Advising and Planning Program (CAPP), according to an April 2 email. The program is a way for students to see their progress... Read more »

Administration considers sponsoring hookah on campus

Melina Devoney

April 8, 2014
Filed under News, On campus

Sophomore Ripsime Biyazyan, Office of Student Life (OSL) Programming Assistant and Diplomacy and World Affairs (DWA) major, wants to bring hookah to campus. Biyazyan disseminated a survey through the student email digest titled,... Read more »

Earthquakes shake campus but cause no damage

Stephen Nemeth

April 8, 2014
Filed under News, Off campus, On campus

Two earthquakes of magnitudes 5.1 and 4.1, both centered north of Brea, Calif., struck Los Angeles on March 28 and March 29, respectively. Neither earthquake caused damage to Occidental's campus, but they provided... Read more »