Spring 2016

State of the Union
Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice talks foreign policy, immigration, and presidential politics as the Jack Kemp Distinguished Lecturer
Mixed Media
New books by Janette Sadik-Khan '82 professors Movindri Reddy and Xiao-huang Yin, and John Engle '72 M'75. Also: Rachel West '15 pursues her "wildest dreams" of a music career on L.A.
10 Questions for Kareem Fahim '93
From waiter to U.N. intern to foreign correspondent for The New York Times , the onetime DWA major urges aspiring journalists to 'just go for it'
Conversation Starter
Rhonda Brown, Oxy's new vice president for equity and inclusion, describes diversity as a catalyst for action—and she wants to get the dialogue going across campus
Numerology
Facts and figures pertaining to all things Oxy
Center Attraction
Oxy's new Hameetman Career Center brings the College's career service, pre-health advising, and awards and fellowships offices under one highly visible roof
Looking for Consensus
Oxy's 3rd L.A. series returns with a new set of conversations on Olympic dreams, urban revolutions, homelessness, technology, and the suburban lawn
A Wise Investment
Harvard Law Professor Randall Kennedy encourages the Class of 2016—and Occidental itself—to nurture intellectual and moral qualities that will lead to informed debate
In Formation Society
For two days each March, Dance Production lords over Thorne Hall as the biggest student show on campus. But it takes many hands to pull it off
Coming Up Huuuughe
Sophomore Hugh Pegan surges to a national title in the 200m as Oxy track and field races toward the top
From the Readers
Roger Boesche's extraordinary lectures, the uninitended consequences of the Oxy United movement, and the timeless reading pleasure of Remsen Bird's presidential journals
David Kim '85
Cars and Stripes
As the Federal Highway Administration’s new deputy administrator, David Kim ’85 wants to fix America’s freeways while reducing congestion. That's going to keep him busy.
Bringing Back Bengal Baseball
Behind the bat of Devon DeRaad '17 and the arm of Scott Ericksen '16, Coach Luke Wetmore's Tigers end a 34-year SCIAC title drought
Air Apparent
From trade shows and grade schools to African villages and archeological digs, Randy Jay Braun '84 preaches the virtues of drone photography as he works to rehabilitate its bad-bot image
The Book of Shtulman
Associate professor of psychology Andrew Shtulman studies people's intuitive ideas about how the world works—and finds that people are usually wrong
American Dreamers
Oxy's international enrollment is booming, with Chinese students leading the charge. How are they adapting to Oxy—and how is Oxy adapting to their needs?