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Full Interview with Professor Martha Matsuoka

Professor Martha Matsuoka is a 1983 Oxy alum. Entering Oxy the same year as President Obama and going to school during the apartheid in South Africa as well as the United States' engagement with Latin America, the 1980s was full of events. Professor…

Professor Matsuoka Interview (excerpt)

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…

"Oxy marches to honor King" - January 14, 1986

1986 marks the first year of an observed, official Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Black Student Alliance and the Reconciliation Team of the Protestant Christian Community joined together to develop the commemoration and march for King's honor. The…

"Graduation Inspires Critical Dialogues at Oxy"- April 27, 2001, page 17, Occidental Weekly

Student reflects on the broader discussion of race, class and power at Oxy that the issue around Mumia has brought up.

"On More Mumia"- April 20, 2001, page 15, Occidental Weekly

An opinion's piece supporting Mumia's as graduation speaker for the class of 2001. The author, believing Mumia's presence on campus would exemplify Oxy's mission statement continues to question the schools commitment to diversity.

Professor Matsuoka Interview (excerpt)

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…

"Pres. Slaughter to be inaugurated" -April 7, 1989, page 1, Oxy Weekly

John Slaughter was inaugurated as Oxy's eleventh president on April 7, 1989 in the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The reception was at near Keck Theater where originally was planned to be a closed reception at $100- $125 a plate, however Slaughter…

"Boesak and Tutu Visit Oxy"- Spring 1990, page 48, La Encina

Two pages of the La Encina have been dedicated to Reverend Alan Boesak and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, two leaders in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. Alan Boesak spoke in Thorne Hall and Desmond Tutu delivered a speak in the Greek Bowl.…

“Students Sit in at Dean’s Door”

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Over 150 students sat outside of the Dean of Student’s office to protest the cancellation of Alza la Raza just three days before the event. The event would have hosted “three rappers, art displays, tables for Occidental culture clubs, and food…