What's inside the Spring 2012 Occidental Magazine? Look below.
12 Programs That Changed the Curriculum
Occidental’s liberal arts mission has been shaped by presidents, professors, protests, and progress. We look back at a dozen milestone movements.
In the Beginning
Occidental’s Presbyterian roots, its early financial struggles, the fire that destroyed the Boyle Heights campus, and the perseverance of a school to realize its destiny: Sounds like the makings of a five-page graphic novel.
The Brief Life and Long Shadow of Donald Loftsgordon ’50
He was a rising star in Oxy’s philosophy department when he took his own life in 1966. Today, his name is synonymous with teaching excellence. Who was Donald Loftsgordon?
Behind the Beard
Occidental’s founding president has always been something of an enigma. But a treasure trove of family keepsakes and archival research reveals a fuller portrait of Rev. Samuel H. Weller.
From Barrio Boy to Queen Bees and Wannabes, books by Oxy alumni that we’ll be downloading for decades to come.
From President Veitch
As Oxy’s 125th anniversary celebration commences, President Veitch celebrates the accomplishments of Occidental alumni.
An alumna applauds the College’s efforts to rethink its education curriculum.
From the Quad
Oxy Loses Its “O”
Professor of chemistry Tetsuo Otsuki loses his yearlong battle with multiple myeloma, and Occidental loses a mentor, colleague, and inspiration.
As Oxy honors Martin Luther King’s legacy through community service, President Richard Gilman remembers King’s historic 1967 visit to campus.
A Prized Professor
College dropout, screenwriter, and novelist Benedict Freedman (1919-2012) went back to school in his late 40s en route to Oxy.
Commencement speaker Kwame Anthony Appiah, associate professor of media arts and culture Brody Fox, men’s basketball assistant coach Anahit Aladzhanyan ’07, and more.
In 1987, residents of Newcomb Hall pulled what some consider to be the greatest Oxy prank ever. Rob Cunningham ’88 spills all.
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