Intriguing Article Series: Atomic Energy at Occidental

This is the first installment of the Intriguing Article Series where we will be blogging about news articles or photos we find in the NELA newspapers that are engaging and worthy of sharing.

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Eagle Rock Sentinel.
Vol. 49 Issue 35. 1958-06-12

This article comes from an issue of the Eagle Rock Sentinel circulated June 12, 1958.

While surveying microfilm of the Eagle Rock Sentinel last week, I came across this interesting front page. It discusses the Atomic Energy Commission awarding Occidental College with a grant to equip the Nuclear Physics Lab with advanced facilities. The article continues to talk about the Occidental Physics Program and the specific details of the advancements; including a loan of $5,500 worth of uranium and the installation of an atomic reactor

I found this interesting because as a student of a different discipline I did not know that our school had been given such a tremendous gift in the Physics department. Often students only know about the history of the institution within the happenings of their major. I believe knowing all aspects of Occidental creates broader perspective and appreciation for how dynamic the institution is.



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