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Phoenix businessman and author Fred DuVal ’76 established the National Institute for Civil Discourse following the near-fatal shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in 2011. Is the governor’s office in his future?
For 75 years, Thorne Hall has stood as the preeminent symbol of Occidental—the anchor of its educational and cultural pursuits. But it may have never been built without the vision, and checkbook, of Oxy’s “Uncle Charlie.”
75 Years, 75 Cheers
To commemorate 75 years of memorable performances, we present a list of 75 of Thorne Hall’s most celebrated visitors.
12 Gifts That Advanced Oxy
During 125 years of patient accumulation, certain gifts have pointed the College in a particular direction, created a signature program, or left an unmistakable mark on the Occidental we know today. Here are the stories of a dozen milestone donations.
Windows to the World
When Art Peck ’77 stepped into the presidency of Gap North America in February 2011, the iconic retailer had fallen out of fashion. Now that he’s turned the brand around, he’s out to revolutionize the digital dressing room.
Portland Trail Blazer
LiFT Label founder Bobby Bonaparte ’10 charts new territory with a DIY fashion line that reflects his hometown’s culture.
From President Veitch
As Oxy’s 125th-birthday celebration goes out on a cosmic note, President Veitch hints at even brighter days in the College’s future.
Professor Dan Fineman weighs in on Oxy’s endowment discourse, and a ’51 alum testifies to the sticking power of Oswald.
Betchen Barber explores the origins of Europe’s Dancing Goddesses, Margot Mifflin ’82 revisits A Secret History of Women and Tattoo, and more.
Good food, hard bodies, fish wars, and a "Harlem Shake" to boot.
From the Quad
As Oxy’s Walk In My Shoes job-shadowing program expands to six cities, student interns challenge any preconceived notions about their chosen professions.
A high-water mark for swimmer Steven van Deventer ’15, a new calling for Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steven Coll ’80, a second Oscar for director Ben Affleck ’95, and more.
Notable and Quotable
Words worth repeating from recent visitors to the Oxy campus—and a very lucky skydiver.
Student discord over the reporting of sexual assaults on campus intensifies an ongoing dialogue on Oxy’s policies and process.
Makenzie Brandon ’13 and Caroline Chang ’14 soar on the court and in the water, respectively, to take top SCIAC honors.
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