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  • Tags: Diversity on Campus

Interview with Professor Freer - Changing Commitments

In this clip, Professor Regina Freer describes how, as the student body has grown, absolute numbers of students have increased. With this increase came a similar increase in the number of students of color, but not an increase in the percentage. She…

Interview with Professor Freer - Funding Diversity

In this excerpt, Professor Freer discusses the difference between "soft" and "hard" money that was used to support diversity efforts. She notes that when money from the Irvine Grant ran out, the commitment to diversity waned.  For more information…

Interview with Professor Reddy - Shifting Culture

This excerpt describes some of the changes seen by Professor Reddy in the culture of Occidental throughout her time here.

Interview with Professor Reddy - Faculty Challenges

In this interview excerpt, Professor Movindri Reddy discusses the challenges she has faced as a faculty member of color.

Professor Matsuoka Interview (excerpt)

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Professor Matsuoka shares her experience as a student in the 1980s with the cultural theme housing at Oxy and how important they were to many of the students of color on campus. She also shares the story of earning her first A on a paper on a topic…

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…

Kenjus Watson '07 speaks on diversity and the student body

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In this excerpt (00:06:00-00:07:58 of the original) Kenjus Watson, class of 2007, speaks of his perspective on the diversity on campus when he was a student. He notes how he thought there was more socioeconomic diversity when he was a student than…

Interview with Angel Cervantes Excerpt

This is an excerpt from Angel Cervantes' full-length interview in which he discusses the importance of the Multicultural Hall at Oxy. He also speaks about the school's commitment to not just diversity, but multiculturalism as well, which was…

Professor Matsuoka Interview (excerpt)

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Professor Matsuoka entered Oxy the same year as President Obama. In this excerpt she shares her experiences as an Oxy student in the early 1980s from the culture shock as a first year to the student activism surrounding apartheid in South Africa and…

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…