Spring 2013

75 Years, 75 Cheers
To commemorate 75 years of memorable ­performances, we present a list of 75 of Thorne Hall's most ­celebrated visitors
Web Extra
Singular Sensations Makenzie Brandon '13 and Caroline Chang '14 soar on the court and in the water, respectively, to take top SCIAC honors
Handle With Care
Student discord over the reporting of sexual assaults on campus intensifies an ongoing dialogue on Oxy's policies and process
Tigerwire
Remembering a player, a pioneer, a professor, and a planner
Numerology
Line scores and panels and dancers, oh my!
Notable and Quotable
"I've been getting awards for changing my mind. To me, it's all slightly ridiculous. We should all always be skeptical."
Newsmakers
A high-water mark for swimmer Steven van Deventer '15, a new calling for Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steven Coll '80, a second Oscar for director Ben Affleck '95, and more
Shadow Diplomacy
As Oxy's Walk In My Shoes program takes to the road, students challenge any preconceived notions about their chosen professions
Mixed Media
Good food, hard bodies, fish wars, and a "Harlem Shake" to boot
Bookshelf
New additions (and new editions) from Oxy alumni and professors
Letters
Professor Dan Fineman weighs in on Oxy's endowment discourse, and a '51 alum testifies to the sticking power of Oswald
Portland Trail Blazer
LiFT Label founder Bobby Bonaparte '10 charts new territory with a DIY fashion line that reflects his hometown's culture
Gap CEO Art Peck
Windows to the World
When Art Peck '77 stepped into the presidency of Gap North America in February 2011, the iconic retailer had fallen out of fashion. Now that he's turned the brand around, he's out to...
12 Gifts That Advanced Oxy
During 125 years of patient accumulation, certain gifts have pointed the College in a particular direction, created a signature program, or left an unmistakable mark on the Occidental we...
Character Building
For 75 years, Thorne Hall has stood as the preeminent symbol of Occidental—the anchor of its educational and cultural pursuits. But it may have never been built without the vision, and...
Civil Servant
Phoenix businessman and author Fred DuVal '76 established the National Institute for Civil Discourse following the near-fatal shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in 2011. Is the governor's...