Fall 2014

Numerology
Fact and figures pertaining to all things Oxy
Bookshelf
From Washington politics to Wittgenstein philosophy: new books by Oxy authors
Newsmakers
Inside Oxy's Campaign Semester, and new jobs for a trio of high-flying alumni
Handlebars Across America
David Farmer '67 could have coasted into retirement—but he took to the road instead for the ride of a lifetime
Appreciation
Remembering coach and professor emeritus Grant Dunlap '46, alumni volunteer Andy Beattie Jr. '75, and chemistry professor emeritus and wine enthusiast Ralph Amey.
The Evolution of Journalism
In a world of blogs, tweets, alerts, and clickbait, is there still room for news? Five Oxy journalists working in old and new media are optimistic. Here's why.
Affirmative Actions
As government officials train their attention on sexual assault at colleges, Oxy bolsters its policies, procedures, and personnel
A Welcome Change
With an infusion of olive trees, drought-resistant plants, and grass, the main entrance to Occidental gets a beauty of a makeover
Students of the World
Oxy welcomes its largest-ever international class for its 128th year. Also: 18 fast facts about the Class of 2018
Oxy's Fall Collection
Nine new and familiar faces step into the classroom in tenure-track positions as the College cultivates the next generation of great minds
2020 Vision
As the Board of Trustees extends Jonathan Veitch's contract through the end of the decade, the president hopes to build on the College's momentum
Correspondence
One alumnus expresses shock and dismay over the trustees' decision to keep Veitch, and Bob McMillen '53's Olympics moment prompts old memories and new questions.
Beetle Mania
Pasadena's Gold Bug gallery is crawling with curiosities—from jewel-encrusted insects to stuffed critters who died naturally. After seven strange, successful years, Theodora Coleman '08...
La Dolce Ippolita
Ippolita Rostagno '86 studied in Italy to be a sculptor. As an English literature major at Oxy, she aspired to be a choreographer. She ultimately found her calling designing luxury jewelry...
What Ike Likes
Handicapper Bob Ike '85 has made a career out of picking the ponies. Now he wants to change the game as an owner and online cashier
Civil Disobedience
In 1969, 42 Oxy students were suspended after protesting military recruiting on campus at the height of the Vietnam War. Nearly half of them never graduated. Forty-five years later, have...
He Spins, He Scores
Cassidy Bednark '98 turned a turntable passion into a bankable profession with a mix of persistence, prowess, and more mixtapes than you can shake your booty at. After a decade with the...
A Body of Work
Joanna (Hall) Gleason '72 is Oxy's most-celebrated actress, disappearing into every role while wowing critics and audiences alike. This fall, as she ignites the screen in The Skeleton Twins...