Spring 2018

Oxy military veterans
Why We Served
Half a century after their time in Vietnam, a dozen alumni share their war stories—the camaraderie, the challenges, and how their Oxy education readied them for combat
A Living Laboratory
Building on the College’s proximity to three distinctive ecosystems, its commitment to cutting-edge genomics research, and its emphasis on experiential learning, Oxy embraces an...
The Meaning of Wright
Professor Dale Wright’s journey to Buddhist enlightenment began when he was a teenager—and he’s spent the last four decades inspiring students to expand their thinking
'68 Is the New 50
As their golden anniversary fast approaches, members of the Class of 1968 refllect on four years that changed the world and shaped their Oxy experience
Twenty Something
Five student playwrights—and dozens of alumni professionals—bring the party to Keck Theater for the platinum anniversary of Oxy’s New Play Festival
Talking the Part
From sarcastic teens to dinosaur-fighting warriors, voice actor Ashly Burch ’12 brings video game heroines to life
Worth Noting
A new species of scorpion named after Occidental College, a new role for adjunct professor Christopher Hawthorne, and a new study by assistant professor Bhavna Shamasunder
Boundless Brilliance
Three Oxy women set out to change children’s mindsets about science—and scientists—by bringing the laboratory experience to elementary schools
From Choi to the World
Led by Mayor Eric Garcetti and Professor Sanjeev Khagram, L.A. and Oxy team up for a global initiative to accelerate Sustainable Development Goals
An Audience With Esperanza
Four-time Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding sparkled in the classroom and on stage, coaching student singers to be storytellers and showing them how it’s done
Two for the Show
Junior forwards Zach Baines and Austin DeWitz lit up the boards as the Tigers notched their best conference finish in a decade
Highlight Reel
Austin Lashley ’18 swims his way to All-American honors; Triana Anderson ’18 passes the 1,000-point milestone in basketball; and quarterback Bryan Scott ’17 makes a strong showing in a...