What's inside the Fall 2016 issue of Occidental? Keep reading!
Triumph of the Shrill
Lindy West ’04 speaks out for millennials with her pointed and frequently funny observations on feminism, social justice, and body image.
Eduardo Santana ’99 and Eve Critton ’15 lead the ground force to renew, reinvent, and revivify downtown L.A.’s Pershing Square.
Guts & Glory
When Bob Gutowski soared his highest, and Oxy’s fab four ran their fastest, Chuck Coker’s 1957 track team trampled all over the record books.
Synch & Swim
Jo Ann Brobst Hirsch ’58 dreamed about going to the Olympics. She did that and so much more, traveling the globe as an underwater ambassador.
Don Hagen ’64 was the finest Oxy hurler of his generation. And he chose a Tigers jersey against the advice of his coach, Grant Dunlap ’46.
Most Valuable Reporter
Sam Farmer ’88 has angered kickers, climbed mountains with a commissioner, and covered the NFL in a city without a team. Now the Rams have come home to L.A.—and he’s still outrunning the competition.
From President Veitch
Teachable moments from the 2016 election.
From the Readers
An alumna recalls the “extraordinarily enriching experience” of her lessons with music professor emeritus Richard Grayson.
From the Quad
Scars and Stripes
The destruction of a memorial to the victims of 9/11 creates a national stir, underlining the ongoing debate over diversity and inclusion on campus.
Welcome to Paradise
Women’s soccer and football teams embrace their ties to the 50th state—and pack an extra toothbrush just in case—with road trips to Hawai‘i.
The Magnificent Seven
Meet Oxy’s new class of tenure-track faculty.
When Fields Collide
Faculty interest and student demand fuel a mini-boom in academic minors at the College.
Morning in America
After months in the field, Campaign Semester students react to the results of the presidential election with shock, dismay, and measured hope.
New books from current and emeriti faculty examining genetically modified food, Buddhist enlightenment, democracy in South America, human rights in the Middle East and North Africa, and more.
Bungalow Bob’s Batchelder Bounty
Professor emeritus Bob Winter pays tribute to legendary tilemaker Ernest Batchelder in a new museum exhibition.
“Staying Highly Competitive and Relevant Is Critical”
New Board of Trustees chair Susan Howell Mallory ’76 M’78 discusses the College’s priorities, her favorite professors, and the rewards of her Oxy education.
Agents in Orange
What does it take to get the College experience off to a roaring start? Sixty oversized paws, a strong pair of lungs, and lots of caffeine.
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