What's inside the Summer 2016 issue of Occidental? Take a look!
Catching a Disease
As Zika disrupts travel plans and throws a scare into the Rio Olympics, CDC epidemiologist Paul Mead ’81 M’83 tracks the virus closer to home.
The Showgirl Must Go On
Sally Ann Parsons ’62 has stitched together costumes for more than 100 Broadway shows, as well as ballets, Bette Midler … and Hamilton! Now she has a Tony for her dresser.
Early last fall, Cruz Riley ’17 began taking portraits of schoolmates for a photography class. By the end of the academic year, he had completed a campuswide exhibit that challenges the “reductionism” of blackness.
How to Succeed at YouTube by Really, Really Trying
Chris Ballinger ’06 sold his house in 2014 to make a business out of viral videos. Today he’s got more than 650,000 subscribers, a New York Times bestseller, and a Netflix series starring his sister, Colleen—aka Miranda Sings.
Bringing American craft brewing to the island nation of Taiwan, Spencer Jemelka ’08 blends both cultures to produce a better beer.
From President Veitch
Steve Hinchliffe ’55 received an excellent education at Occidental and wants to make sure that other students will have the same opportunity.
From the Readers
Weighing in on Catholic scientists, Christians on campus, and Jack Kemp Distinguished Lecturer Condoleezza Rice.
From the Quad
Office of Civil Rights Ruling: Oxy Complies With Title IX
Three-year investigation concludes that—despite delays in resolving some sexual assault cases—the Occidental campus is “actively engaged in important work to satisfy Title IX responsibilities for all students.”
A Hall for the Hinchliffes
Ann (Hoffmann) ’57 and Steve Hinchliffe ’55 have quietly supported Oxy for the last 50 years. The secret is out—but their work continues.
Making a Splash
After decades of promises and planning, Oxy’s dream of a new aquatic facility is finally within reach—as well as an expanded McKinnon Tennis Center.
Carry On Learning
Associate professor of biology Kerry Thompson aims to bring creative solutions to the challenges of his new role as interim VP and dean of the College.
Bonds Have More Funds
Moody’s paints a rosy picture of Oxy’s financial management—and Forbes and the Department of Education agree.
Interns Without Borders
Oxy’s InternAway program opens up new career paths for undergrads by relieving the financial stress of summer work.
A pair of biographies from Dolores Flamiano ’85 and Sally Palmer Thomason ’55, new fiction from Morgan Matson ’04, new music from Nite Jewel (Ramona Gonzalez ’12), and more.
Maestro of Mashups
Professor of music emeritus Richard Grayson was quick on his fingers over decades of piano improvs—and an equally supportive mentor.
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