Spring 2012

Shenanigans
In 1987, residents of Newcomb Hall pulled what some consider to be the greatest Oxy prank ever. Rob Cunningham '88 spills all
Newsmakers
A documentary filmmaker, a Commencement speaker, a basketball standout, and a coach named "Heat"
A Prized Professor
College dropout, screenwriter, and novelist Benedict Freedman (1919-2012) went back to school in his late 40s en route to Oxy
King Revisited
As Oxy honors Martin Luther King's legacy through community service, President Richard Gilman remembers King's historic 1967 visit to campus
Essential Reading
Oxy alumni have published hundreds (if not thousands) of books in just about every genre you can download. Here are 18 for the ages
Behind the Beard
Occidental's founding president has always been something of an enigma. But a treasure trove of family keepsakes and archival research reveals a fuller portrait of Rev. Samuel H. Weller
In the Beginning
Its Presbyterian roots. Its early financial struggles. The fire that destroyed its Boyle Heights campus. The perseverance of a school to realize its destiny. Occidental's early history has...