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First year orientation panel sparks controversy

As part of orientation, first-year students were required to attend a panel about the Core Program's summer common reading in Thorne Hall Aug. 25. The...

Trustees, students and administrators gather for talking circles

Associated Students of Occidental College (ASOC) President Jacques Lesure (senior) organized discussion groups with several board of trustees members April 26 in order to...

ASOC Special Committee for Direct Action issues nine demands

The newly established Associated Students of Occidental College (ASOC) Special Committee for Direct Action issued nine demands of Occidental’s administration focused on social justice and equity...

ASOC Listening Session, Direct Action Committee confront institutional history in wake...

Associated Students of Occidental College (ASOC) representatives led by ASOC President Jacques Lesure hosted the first meeting for the ASOC Special Committee for Direct...

Amid Townsend Crosthwaite Pool renaming, deadline for construction still unclear

President Jonathan Veitch sent an email to the Occidental community March 14 stating that the college would revisit the naming of the planned Townsend Crosthwaite...

Letter to the editor: The jig is up, Oxy will always...

Through engaging advocacy around the recent resurfacing of blackface and eugenics, I have been reminded of the College’s ongoing love affair with antiblackness. Occidental...

Letter to the editor: Blackface scandal should not overshadow campus activism

Dear Editor, I am writing about the March 8 article in the The Occidental on the photograph of students in blackface in the 1984 college...

UPDATE: Donor Barry Crosthwaite ’80, Bill Davis ’80 among five alumni...

In a photograph printed in a 1980 edition of La Encina, Occidental College’s yearbook, donor Barry Crosthwaite ’80 is pictured in front of the...

Donor and former trustee Jennifer Townsend Crosthwaite among three alumnae in...

Update: A second photograph, printed in a 1980 edition of La Encina, depicts donor Barry Crosthwaite ’80 and four other alumni with the caption...