Calkins, Veitch discuss role of board of trustees

Jane Drinkard

November 20, 2014

Filed under News, On campus

Chair of the Board of Trustees Chris Calkins ’67 joined President Jonathan Veitch in a campus meeting Wednesday to answers students' questions and dispel potentially misleading notions about the board of trustees. ... Read more »

Director of human resources resigns to pursue career in nonprofit industry

Drew Jaffe

November 19, 2014

Filed under News, On campus

Director of Human Resources (HR) Richard Ledwin will step down from his post next week after nearly 11 years at Occidental, according to a Nov. 13 email to faculty, staff and administrators. He is leaving the school to take... Read more »

ASOC approves diversity branch, creates Campus Safety Committee

Stephen Nemeth

November 18, 2014

Filed under News, On campus

The Associated Students of Occidental College (ASOC) Senate, in a packed Studenmund Room in the Johnson Student Center late Monday night, voted unanimously for the creation of a diversity and equity branch of ASOC. ASOC is... Read more »

World News 9.0

Ximena Santiago

November 18, 2014

Filed under International, News

Australia. Co-host of Sydney's "Today" morning talk show Karl Stefanovic revealed Nov. 15 that he wore the same suit every day for a year as a social experiment to gauge sexism in the workplace. He found that, while... Read more »

General Assembly addresses Occidental party scene

Claire Cancilla

November 16, 2014

Filed under News, On campus

Occidental's party scene took center stage at an Associated Students of Occidental (ASOC) General Assembly in Choi Auditorium Thursday. Topics ranged from the role of Campus Safety in addressing noise complaints, to the lack of... Read more »

Deans discuss students’ social media comments

Wellesley Daniels

November 11, 2014

Filed under News

The Dean's Advisory Committee met last week to discuss how the school should respond to anonymous social media comments by students, especially those regarding mental health. New Senior Director of Student Wellness... Read more »

Activists call attention to kidnappings in Colombia

Marina Dart

November 11, 2014

Filed under News

Students filled the Salisbury-Young room Friday to hear about the atrocities committed by government-supported paramilitary groups, who have kidnapped thousands of Colombians since the 1960s. Colombian human rights activist... Read more »

Entrepreneurship club reaches out to successful Occidental alumni

Stephen Nemeth

November 11, 2014

Filed under News, On campus

Oxypreneurship is in the process of creating their own alumni network to foster entrepreneurship among students, faculty, administrators and alumni, according to Oxypreneurship adviser Sanjeev Khagram. “From a very early... Read more »