Fall 2017

Someone’s Somebody
Entrepreneur and sociologist Kevin F. Adler ’07 tackles the nation’s homeless crisis by rebuilding social support systems and reconnecting loved ones—one Miracle Message at a time.
New Faces of 2021
Ambitious, thoughtful, quirky, worldly—and smarter than most of us were at that age—the third-largest entering class in Oxy history is ready for its closeup
Chris Brickman
Beauty Is in the Eye of the Shareholder
Responding to shifts in the retail landscape and partnering with online influencers, Sally Beauty Holdings CEO Chris Brickman ’86 strives to make believers out of analysts and investors
An Occidental Truth
For students and faculty across multiple disciplines, climate change is real—and they’re exploring solutions through classroom study and field research
Mammoth Undertaking
With an ingredient list high in protein and low in “weird stuff,” Anthony Ostland ’08 and Michael Winchell ’07 create a protein bar to their liking
The Power of Two
New deans Wendy Sternberg and Rob Flot discuss the opportunities and synergies of building bridges between faculty, students, and the offices that support them
Who's New in the Classroom
From the arts and sciences to computer science and religious studies, Occidental’s latest tenure-track appointees run the academic gamut
A Logical Progression
Six years after its introduction as a minor, Oxy’s new computer science major encourages students to explore cyber connections with the liberal arts
Costa Rica Classroom
For three Oxy professors and a research team of eight undergraduates not afraid of a little rain, La Selva Biological Station is the ultimate field trip
A Season on the Brink
With new head coach Rob Cushman at the helm and a short roster riddled by injuries, Oxy’s storied football program looks to rebuild for next year
Making Things Right
Department of Education review cites Oxy for past violations of the Clery Act, finds the College now in compliance with federal crime-reporting laws
"My Voice Could Make a Difference"
Occidental launches the Barack Obama Scholars Program to honor the president’s legacy, empowering future generations of students dedicated to the public good