What's inside the Winter 2014 Occidental Magazine? Read on.
With a resume as a playwright, director, actor, and professor, the late Omar Paxson ’48 created enough memories to sell out a lifetime of Summer Drama Festivals. Still, his greatest legacy may be his inspiration.
Acclaimed and unsettling, Blackfish is a high-water mark for documentary filmmaker Gabriela Cowperthwaite ’93. What does its success bode for her career—and what will the fallout be for SeaWorld?
After the Perfect Storm
A combination of economic, demographic, and social factors precipitated Oxy’s endowment woes throughout the 1990s. Now the balance sheet is far better—but the College has a long way to go to catch up to its institutional peers.
Take a Bow
Paralympian archer Ashlee Sheppard ’11 raises her game to the world stage.
Thinking Outside the Bottle
A campus-wide focus on water may have compelled a few Oxy students to break the rules in a competition between residence halls. But it’s also provoked a serious conversation about Earth’s most precious resource.
From Jonathan Veitch
President Jonathan Veitch discusses the challenges of being the College’s fundraiser-in-chief.
Professor Alan Freeman ’66 M’67 and actress Joanna Hall Gleason ’72 pay tribute to their friend and mentor, Omar Paxson ’48.
A memoir by music prodigy-turned-studio wizard Susan Hamilton ’65; an examination of China’s emerging rural crisis by assistant professor of history Alexander Day; Randy Jurado Ertll ’95’s life as an activist and community leader; and piano doctor Richard Davenport ’69 resuscitates an American Grand.
From the Quad
A group of faculty and students call for a renewed commitment to Oxy’s mission of excellence and equity.
Inside Rose Hills
Oxy’s new student center blossoms into a hub of activity.
Guest Instagrammers show the vibrancy of campus life.
A world removed from its original dormitory broadcasts, KOXY thrives in the digital age with an eclectic mix of music and chatter.
John Guzman Aguilar ’15 runs to All-American glory; Rick Cole ’78 assumes a new role in L.A. City Hall; a survey of the surviving works of silent movie cowboy Fred Thomson 1910; and more.
Let It Snow!
Faux flakes fall in the Quad for a little winter wonderland.
A farewell to pioneering physician Mitchell Spellman.
Artist Margaret Gallagher ’13 brings an eye for nature and a touch of whimsy to a street campaign marking Occidental’s Eagle Rock centenary.
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