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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…

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…

Occidental given $275,000 for minority scholarships

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President Arthur G. Coons won the Rockefeller Foundation grant to "encourage the enrollment of talented Negro and other minority students and to improve their undergraduate education". The money was to be distributed in the following way: $240,000…

Affirmative Action Guidelines Announced

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This article discusses the guidelines for President Richard Gilman's statement on "Affirmative/Equal Employment Opportunity Search Procedures," which the Board of Trustees had expressed support for. These search procedures were established following…

Minority Scholarships: Where Has All the Money Gone?

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Addresses Oxy's reputation as a multicultural institution and 2 assumptions held by the campus.
1) "Some people argue against increased non-white enrollment at this school because they say it would mean a lowering of the intellectual quality of the…