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Negro Caucus' Chartered

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Black student community charters its own black student caucus in 1967. The purpose of the organization is provide a space for black students to create their own identity and develop into the students they wish to be. Considering that the organization…

"A Letter to Dean Danelski from Wellington Chan," June 17, 1985, Richard C. Gilman President's Files

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This letter outlines a meeting between the Affirmative Action Committee and "several minority faculty members who have only joined the college during the last two years." It states that "[Occidental College's] minority faculty members have been…

"Admissions Builds Diversity" - Fall 1993, Spet. 24th No. 2 The Occidental

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Article describes the diverse nature of the class of 97'. The class included students from 37 states and 12 different countries besides California. Article discusses difference between rhetoric and classroom experience of diversity while…

"Area Studies," Occidental College Catalog, 1982-1982, page 23

This page of the College Catalog defines the purpose of Area Studies: "[foreign area study] challenges students to immerse themselves in an unfamiliar culture, which becomes a focus to refer discovery of relevant generalizations of humanist…

"Asian Alliance"- Spring 1990, page 152, La Encina

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This is an excerpt from Occidental College's La Encina dating back to 1990. The page depicts a picture of the Asian Alliance cultural club and pictures of the demonstration that occurred to protest against Florentine Gardens, the nightclub that…

"Black student harassed by LAPD" - March 15, 1985, page 1, Oxy Weekly

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A black female student was harassed by a two Los Angeles Police Department officers near Eagle Rock Plaza in the Spring of 1985. Based on the report, the officer got out of his car and asked the student for her I.D. One of the officers accused her…

"Blackface Senior Photo" - 1983-1984, page 58, La Encina

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In the 1983-1984 La Encina Yearbook, there is a section for candid and event photos of the Senior class. Pictured in this photo (on page 58), are three senior students in blackface and dressed as Tito, Michael, and Jermaine of the Jackson 5. The…

"Boesak and Tutu Visit Oxy"- Spring 1990, page 48, La Encina

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Two pages of the La Encina have been dedicated to Reverend Alan Boesak and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, two leaders in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. Alan Boesak spoke in Thorne Hall and Desmond Tutu delivered a speak in the Greek Bowl.…

"Can Girls Wear Slacks on Campus? Topic of Latest Oxy Controversy"

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The Occidental asks for students' opinions on women wearing slacks on campus. There is a generally negative response with many comments about only attractive girls being allowed to wear slacks.

"Diversity Being Realized", The Occidental, 1989-09-29 pg.1, pg. 10

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President Slaughter presents his Oxy's "Tomorrow Plan," which is about increasing the number of minority students on campus. He remarked that this plan was made long ago, but the campus is only signing off on it now. Associate Director of Admissions,…