Summer 2012

Professor Regina Freer, Occidental College
Engaged and Infused
Politics professor Regina Freer—a political bystander turned L.A. insider—brings the heart of a community activist to the dynamics of city planning
Occidental College President Jonathan Veitch
Rolling in the Deep
President Veitch charts a course for the future of the liberal arts and sciences that buoys Oxy's strengths and dives into both local and global initiatives
President Emeritus John Brooks Slaughter
Life After 100
Concurrent with President Richard Gilman's retirement and John Slaughter's inauguration, Occidental marked its centennial year with a revitalized mission and unforeseen challenges. Oxy's...
MarchFourth Marching Band leader John Averill '89
March Madness
Wrangling 40 mismatched musicians is no easy task, but MarchFourth Marching Band leader John Averill '89 keeps them moving in step both literally and artistically
Pierce Brooks '49, The Onion Field
Criminal Mindset
Utilizing patience, persistence, and imagination, Pierce Brooks '49 collared many a felon by outthinking his prey
The Oldest Rookie
Bill Redell '64 may have the toughest job on campus this fall—stepping onto the field following the dismissal of veteran football coach Dale Widolff. But his love for the game brought him...
Appreciation
Trustee Donn Miller was instrumental in bringing John Slaughter to Occidental; Stan Weston '55 built a number of Oxy landmarks
Newsmakers
A new ASOC president, a woman of the year, a visit from Nancy Pelosi, and good news for Upward Bound
Many Happy Returns
As Oxy embarks on a yearlong celebration, students, alumni, faculty, and friends come together for a Founders Day to remember
From Jonathan Veitch: We've Only Just Begun
It probably wasn't enough to land us on Princeton Review 's infamous annual list of party schools, but our Founders Day celebration on April 20 certainly showed that Oxy knows how to party.