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"What are the merits or drawbacks of Mumia speaking at graduation?"- April 20, 2001, page 2, Occidental Weekly

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Summarizes debate on campus revolving around student's push for recently convicted Mumia Abu-Jamal to speak at 2001 graduation.

C.O.D.E. Demands Increased Diversity

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This article was one of the first articles about the Coalition at Occidental For Diversity and Equity. C.O.D.E follows in the footsteps of previous organizations on campus with the goal of increasing the campus diversity and ensuring that Occidental…

“‘People Would Die’, To have Oxy’s Diversity, Says Gonzalez,” September 22, 2010, page 10, The Occidental Weekly.

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Short news piece that is an interview with the then and current Dean of the College, Jorge Gonzalez. The article contrasts Gonzalez’s opinions of the schools standing and relationship to diversity, with students perspectives responding to the Dean’s…

“Blackness Week” 2007, page 32-33, La Encina Oxy Yearbook

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A segment from the 2007 Oxy yearbook La Encina focused on detailing “Blackness Week,” which was a compilation of events organized by students, most specifically Occidental college’s Black Student Alliance (BSA). The two pages contian a number of…

“Can You Have Too Much Of A Good Thing?”

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This letter to the editor suggests that the Oxy community focuses too much on multiculturalism. He suggests that focusing on difference is causing self segregation due to commonalities, comfort-ability, and safety. He thinks that if Oxy members were…

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…

Faculty Meeting April 2005

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This is a compilation of a transcribed email of an email to Staff, Faculty, and Administrators about the April 2005 Faculty Meeting, and a segment of the Meeting Minutes (dealing with student concerns) that the email references.

Faculty Meeting Minutes, July 30, 1990, pages 3-6

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Faculty discussed the working themes of multicultural commitments and affirmative action. The Ad Hoc Committee on Minority Issues report was the basis of the discussion. Working definitions of who is a minority student, and even "affirmative action"…

Interview with Angel Cervantes

This is the full-length interview with Oxy alumnus Angel Cervantes, who graduated with the class of 1994. During his time at Occidental College he quickly discovered his natural ability to lead and inspire others, and eventually became the president…

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…