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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Old School: Occidental College celebrates 125th anniversary

Members of the Class of 1904. Photo courtesy Occidental College

Occidental College will celebrate its 125 Anniversary with a series of events that begin on Friday, Founders Day, and includes everything from academic panel discussions to a 50-foot high ferris wheel and carnival on the Eagle Rock campus.  Occidental President Jonathan Veitch will also officially announce one of the largest gifts – a $5 million donation – in the history of the liberal arts college. Speaking of history … while Eagle Rock has been Occidental’s long time home, the liberal arts school – whose most famous student now holds the top job in the White House – has jumped around the Eastside over the decades.  The first classes were actually held in Boyle Heights in 1888 before a fire forced the school to eventually move to Highland Park a decade later. It was not until 1914 when the first Occidental College buildings were opened in Eagle Rock. Click here for anniversary events and information.



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  1. Nice pic! The original hipster sheep DJ hipstermatic warned us about.

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