Winter 2020

April Banks, Oxy Arts
Feeding a Need
With a rich menu of contemporary programming, the College’s Oxy Arts initiative nourishes socially conscious dialogue between the campus and community
Dan Springer DocuSign
Second Signature
At the height of his career in 2014, Dan Springer ’85 stepped away from the daily grind to raise his two sons. Then a dream job with DocuSign lured him back to the office—and personally and...
Kayla Nolan, Girls Gotta Run
Personal Best
Using running as a foundation for a better life, Girls Gotta Run executive director Kayla Nolan ’11 brings hope to school-age girls in Ethiopia one step at a time
De Mandel Aquatics Center
The Shape of Water
What holds 598,000 gallons, contains 15 lanes, and has a capacity of 188 people? (Hint: It’s not your grandfather’s pool.)
Veterans housing
Coming Home
A renewed commitment to military veterans—complete with a dedicated housing unit—provides a sense of community to servicemembers making the transition to college life
Jaden Burris
Two Students, Too Soon
Ilah Richardson ’23 and Jaden Burris ’22 were deeply immersed in the Oxy community—and their deaths three weeks apart left a hole in our hearts
Jeff Flake, Grant Woods, Jack Kemp Speakers Series
Worth Noting: Heard on the Street
A Wall Street Journal examination of Oxy’s admission practices rings the bell with Tigers and bulls alike. Also: Former Senator Jeff Flake visits campus at the Kemp Distinguished Speaker,...
Kenturah Davis
Blur in the Interest of Precision
Kenturah Davis '02 explores the relationship between words and humanity through her intricate portraiture—and L.A. Metro riders will be seeing a lot more of her work
Alice Walker Duff, Joe Duff
Investing in Success
With Alice Walker Duff ’69 and husband Joe Duff ’68 leading the charge, a generation of Black student activists rallies together to support academic and life success for the underrepresented
Oxy Symphony, Chris Kim
Campaign Notebook
Buoyed by a string of gifts to support the music program, The Oxy Campaign For Good crosses the $155 million mark
Lencia Kebede, Hamilton
From 'Hairspray' to 'Hamilton'
DWA and politics major Lencia Kebede ’16 finds her way from the footlights of Keck Theater to the touring companies of two of Broadway’s biggest shows