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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…

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…

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…

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…

Professor Arthe Anthony Interview (excerpt)

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Professor Arthe Anthony, former chair of Occidental College's American Studies Department, discusses the campus climate through events such as the formation of the Ad Hoc Committee, Slaughter's inauguration, and on campus micro aggressions.

Professor Arthe Anthony Interview (excerpt)

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Professor Arthe Anthony discusses her experience in creating and organizing the Ad Hoc Committee, which fought for more diversity in Occidental College's faculty, in the 1980s.

Professor Arthe Anthony - Full Interview

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Professor Arthe Anthony, formerly the chair of the American Studies Department at Occidental College, speaks about her personal experiences at the college dealing with racism and how she fought back to promote diversity and equity on campus.

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…

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…

Mainstream Multiculturalism

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This article comments on the presence and misunderstandings of mainstream multiculturalism at Oxy and beyond.