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Faculty Meeting Minutes, October 09, 1982, pages 5-6

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The director of admissions "spoke of the need to develop a more ethnically diverse student body" He says there has been an increase in applications but they need to accept more students. There is also mention of a "Minority Recruitment Day," and he…


Notes on a the MECHA REPORT submitted on May 10,1975:

MECHA Reports: A Report on Discriminatory Practices at Occidental College As Submitted to the Board of Trustees

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A series of reports, as result of investigative action taken by MECHA Faculty Development Committee in behalf of the Chicano student community. Faculty Development Subcommittees asserted charges and recommendations pursuant to their findings and…

Interview with Professor Freer - Opportunity Lost

In this clip, Professor Regina Freer describes the opportunity lost after the momentum built through the movements taking place in 2005.

Interview with Professor Reddy - Socioeconomic Diversity

Professor Reddy noted one of the biggest differences occurring over the last ten years has been in the socio-economic diversity of the incoming student body. She points out that there has been a much larger percentage of students paying full…

Strongest Minority Representation in Oxy History Due to Little-Publicized Committee

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The Minority Admissions Committee formed two years ago recruited 24 of 28 minority students. The committee was formed with the idea of diversifying the occidental student body. Occidental gave special attention to recruiting minority students. The…

Student Demonstrators Stage Sit-In

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A hundred and fifty students participate in a march and sit in demanding Chairman of the Board of Trustees Peter Mullin to sign a document agreeing to the demands of the students. Students organized under the idea of Empowerment Through…

Students Discuss Affirmative Action Plan

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This article comments on the college's actions around affirmative action. The article focuses on the student response along with a few alumni who express their disapproval of the college's decision to Students and a few alumni discussed their…

Alum Blames Minority Enrollment for Declining Ranking

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This articles comments on a letter sent by an Oxy alum that argues that President Slaughter’s commitment to multiculturalism is sending the college in a downward spiral. The alum addresses budget issues, white flight, and lowering academic standards…

Occidental still 'need aware' despite rumors

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Although many have claimed that Occidental has accepted students on a "need-blind" basis, this article from 2012 points out that this is not the case.

Occidental has a very small endowment when compared to other schools. As the college has become…