Fall 2022

Los Amigos pitcher Freddy Hernandez
The Joys of Summer
For 26 seasons, Oxy’s Summer Staff Softball League has served up friendly competition (and the occasional cold beverage) for employees and alumni
Oxy Gaming eboard members.
The Play's the Thing
With a dedicated space in the Academic Commons, a visionary team of student gamers, and a timely boost from an industry giant, esports levels up at Oxy
Twenty-five of the 53 personnel in Oxy’s Music Department.
A Sound Foundation
One of the College’s oldest disciplines, music gets a makeover in response to the production boom of the 21st century—but if you want a classical education, you’ll find that as well
Professor and filmmaker Broderick Fox films artist Devan Shimoyama for his documentary, Manscaping.
Director's Cut
Professor and filmmaker Broderick Fox explores the relationship between barbershops and masculinity in his new documentary, Manscaping
Members of the Occidental Class of 2026
First Impressions
Seven members of the Class of 2026—and a 23-year-old sophomore transfer—open up about their aspirations for their Oxy experience
Deputy Ambassador U. Alexis Johnson ’31, left, evacuates the U.S. Embassy in Saigon on March 31, 1965.
Diplomatic Community
Occidental's ties to foreign relations run deep—not just in the U.S. government, but in Japan and South Africa as well
Board of Trustees Chair Lisa H. Link P'18
Generation Next
In her sixth year as an Oxy trustee, Lisa Hinchliffe Link P’18 steps up to become board chair—30 years after her father assumed the same role
Sally and Jack Samuelson smile for trustee Dave Berkus ’62's camera.
The Places Jack Built
Perpetuating the architectural legacy of Myron Hunt’s master plan for campus, Jack Samuelson ’46 brought his own flair to more than two dozen projects at Oxy
Occidental's new Cannon Plaza, foreground.
Worth Noting
A reimagined gathering space for the Oxy community, high marks for Oxy in a handful of major college guides, and a lifetime achievement award for Professor Emerita Betchen Barber
Cary Grant in North by Northwest (1959), written by Ernest Lehman.
Mixed Media
Ernest Lehman's screenplays for films such as North by Northwest helped define a generation of moviemaking. Biographer Jon Krampner '74 explores the life of this lauded yet elusive character
President Elam addresses new and returning students at Convocation on August 29.
A Purposeful Plan for Oxy
From rebuilding a sense of community to completing the Integrated Strategic Plan, President Elam outlines Occidental’s priorities for the new academic year
Kristina Kvien ’87, nominee for U.S. ambassador to Armenia
Standing With Ukraine
For 2½ years, Kristina Kvien ’87 led U.S. diplomacy efforts inside the embattled and resilient nation—her latest post in a 30-year career with the Foreign Service