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July 31, 2012
Max S. Gerber
LIFE AFTER 100
In an oral history drawing from interviews with every Oxy president from Richard Gilman to Jonathan Veitch, Occidental reflects on the last 25 years
—the directives and decisions that reshaped the mission of the College.
ROLLING IN THE DEEP
President Veitch charts a course for the future of the liberal arts and sciences that buoys Oxy’s strengths and dives into both local and global initiatives.
ENGAGED AND INFUSED
Politics professor Regina Freer—a political bystander turned L.A. insider—brings the heart of a community activist to the dynamics of city planning.
Wrangling 40 mismatched musicians is no easy task, but MarchFourth Marching Band leader John Averill ’89 keeps them moving in step both literally and artistically.
Utilizing patience, persistence, and imagination, Pierce Brooks ’49 collared many a felon by outthinking his prey.
President Veitch makes a compelling case for a party. Also: Revisiting the life and legacy of Donald Loftsgordon, the Class of 1925, and Oxy’s so-called “greatest prank.”
FROM THE QUAD
As Oxy embarks on a yearlong celebration, students, alumni, faculty, and friends come together for a Founders Day to remember. Also: Commencement speaker Kwame Anthony Appiah meditates on the stamina of the liberal arts, students elect Oxy’s first Native American ASOC president, and more.
Drawing inspiration from Myron Hunt and nearly a century’s worth of Oxy architecture, Samuelson Alumni Center feels right at home. Also: Remembering Donn Miller and Stanley Weston '55.
Bill Redell ’64 may have the toughest job on campus this fall—stepping onto the field following the dismissal of veteran football coach Dale Widolff. But his love for the game brought him back.