Summer 2017

Self Discovery
Retiring professor of psychology Anne McCall Schell urged every student to be their Best Possible Self—and she took her own advice to heart
Festival of Life
Eamon Armstrong ’06 travels the planet researching the best festivals of every flavor—and he won’t stop until he’s built a global community
Appreciation
Remembering associate professor of chemistry Aram Nersissian and former track and field head coach Jim Bush
A Lifetime of Memories
Retiring professor Diana Card Linden made the leap from biology to cognitive science, building a program into a department while being mindful of her students
Numerology
Facts and figures pertaining to all things Oxy
3rd Wave
Three popular mayors and an unpopular measure take center stage as Oxy’s 3rd LA resumes the dialogue
Surveying the Climate
A new study on sexual assault at Oxy underscores a perceptual gap between survivors and bystanders
'Damn Proud' to Be a Tiger
From nine All-Americans and two SCIAC players of the year to a no-hitter in baseball and a tryout with the Rams, spring was a highlight reel for Oxy sports
Access and Opportunity
For seven out of 10 students, financial aid helps enable the path to Oxy. Three recent grads recount their journeys, discoveries, and what comes next
Lessons From Manzanar
Seventy-five years after the Japanese-American ­incarceration, students in Paul Nam’s Modern Japan class visit an internment camp and discuss its legacy
'Guts, Grit, and Ganas'
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra implores Oxy’s Class of 2017 to swing for the fences in fostering change
Larger Than Life
Roger Boesche retired in May after 40 years at Oxy. He died two days later. Alumni, colleagues, and a U.S. president recall his immeasurable impact
Mr. Rohde's Wild Ride
Raconteur and adventurer Joe Rohde ’77 brings a world of influences and his liberal arts training to his work as a Disney Imagineer
Senior Comps
Extra Stresstrial
Senior comps can be time-consuming, mind-bending, and soul-crushing—but they inspire many Tigers to unimagined heights
Chairman of the Board
As a teenager, Lewis “Hoppy” Swarts ’41 first dragged a heavy redwood paddleboard into the waves off Hermosa Beach. Decades later, with his beloved sport in dangerous waters, he became the...
Walking in L.A.
Tom Carroll ’08’s YouTube videos explore the forgotten fringes of the City of Angels, while schooling viewers about some lesser-known landmarks—and there’s no test at the end
Edible Complex
Foodies, wonks, and utensil-minded gourmands chew over a buffet of topics as Oxy hosts an international gathering of food studies scholars