What's inside the Fall 2014 Occidental Magazine? Read on.
A Body of Work
Joanna (Hall) Gleason ’72 is Oxy’s most-celebrated actress, disappearing into every role while wowing critics and audiences alike. This fall, as she ignites the screen in The Skeleton Twins, she takes stock of her career in a cabaret revue.
He Spins, He Scores
Cassidy Bednark ’98 turned a turntable passion into a bankable profession with a mix of persistence, prowess, and more mixtapes than you can shake your booty at. After a decade with the Denver Nuggets, DJ Bedz now has a home with the Broncos as well.
In 1969, 42 Oxy students were suspended after protesting military recruiting on campus at the height of the Vietnam War. Nearly half of them never graduated. Forty-five years later, have old wounds healed?
What Ike Likes
Handicapper Bob Ike ’85 has made a career out of picking the ponies. Now he wants to change the game as an owner and online cashier.
La Dolce Ippolita
Ippolita Rostagno ’86 studied in Italy to be a sculptor. As an English literature major at Oxy, she aspired to be a choreographer. She ultimately found her calling designing luxury jewelry for the modern woman—and turned that into a nine-figure global enterprise.
Pasadena’s Gold Bug gallery is crawling with curiosities—from jewel-encrusted insects to stuffed critters who died naturally. After seven strange, successful years, Theodora Coleman ’08 prepares to take the reins of the family business.
From Jonathan Veitch
President Veitch is proud of what Oxy has accomplished over the last five years—and excited about what the future holds.
One alumnus expresses shock and dismay over the trustees’ decision to keep Veitch, and Bob McMillen ’53’s Olympics moment prompts old memories and new questions.
From the Quad
As the Board of Trustees extends Jonathan Veitch’s contract through the end of the decade, the president hopes to build on the College’s momentum.
Oxy’s Fall Collection
Nine new and familiar faces step into the classroom in tenure-track positions as the College cultivates the next generation of great minds.
Students of the World
Oxy welcomes its largest-ever international class for its 128th year. Also: 18 fast facts about the Class of 2018.
A Welcome Change
With an infusion of olive trees, drought-resistant plants, and grass, the main entrance to Occidental gets a beauty of a makeover.
As government officials train their attention on sexual assault at colleges, Oxy bolsters its policies, procedures, and personnel.
The Evolution of Journalism
In a world of blogs, tweets, alerts, and clickbait, is there still room for news? Five Oxy journalists working in old and new media are optimistic. Here’s why.
Remembering coach and professor emeritus Grant Dunlap ’46, alumni volunteer Andy Beattie Jr. ’75, and chemistry professor emeritus and wine enthusiast Ralph Amey.
Handlebars Across America
David Farmer ’67 could have coasted into retirement—but he took to the road instead for the ride of a lifetime.
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