What's inside the Fall 2013 Occidental Magazine? Look below.
Day of the Dead
Having survived her share of video corpses, Angela Kang ’98 finds her footing as a staff writer on TV’s hottest series, AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”
Maurissa Explains It All
From singing in a Motown girl group to writing banter for Britney Spears, Maurissa Tancharoen Whedon ’97 knows the fringes of the pop-culture circuit. With TV’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” she’s at the center of the Marvel universe.
Good Job Hunting
The search for the right profession can take students down many paths. Oxy’s Career Development Center is making that task a little easier by expanding its offerings as it prepares to enlarge its campus footprint.
From Here to Infinity
Richard Andrews ’71 connects visionary artists such as James Turrell—a Pomona graduate—with the means to make transformative art a reality.
When the 1963 Oxy baseball team took the field against intercity rival USC, a casual fan would have predicted a Trojan blowout. But Coach Grant Dunlap ’46 had a not-so-secret weapon on the mound—and a spring classic would follow, as first baseman Doug Beacham ’64 remembers.
Oxy’s Elite Eight
A closer look at the College’s second flight of inductees in the Occidental Athletics Hall of Fame.
From Jonathan Veitch
President Veitch discusses Oxy’s newly renovated spaces, and the day-to-day work of the liberal arts.
Readers’ notes on Beatrix Farrand, History of Civilization, and the legacy of The Bucket.
Paul Clark Newell Jr. ’58’s ties to eccentric heiress Huguette Clark fuel a New York Times best-seller.
More books by Oxy alumni.
From the Quad
With bold colors, reimagined interiors, and 21st-century technology, Johnson Hall and Johnson Student Center reopen to new possibilities.
Hall in the Family
Oxy’s largest residence hall gets a new name in recognition of the generosity of David Berkus ’62, wife Kathleen, and the Berkus clan.
Words Into Action
As a national conversation emerges, Oxy refines its approach to sexual misconduct with new policies, resources, and programs.
Prosthetics specialist Stefan Knauss ’88 aids Diana Nyad’s epic swim; documentary filmmaker Marcel Ophuls comes in under two hours; and more.
Notable and Quotable
Words worth repeating from Convocation speaker Charles Fishman, education reform critic Diane Ravitch, and professors Martha Ronk and Stuart Rugg.
Memoirs of reluctant reunionite Barry J. Maron ’63.
Dave Roberson ‘63, a tiger with a song in his heart; and Dennis Johnson, Oxy’s champion of the printed word.
David Wigglesworth ’50 and Keegan McChesney ’16 forge an unlikely friendship in Seattle—thanks to an Oxy decal.
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