Features

Derek Leonard '96
New York Stories
From Winter 2002: The horror, the heroes, and the hole in the sky: Seven Oxy alumni share their tales of the city on 9/11
Oxy soccer players posing on field
Fever Pitch
Oxy soccer roars back into action—and the Tigers are in the hunt for goals and glory
Dr. Anthony Fauci and Kate Rope '95
Draft Doctors
Journalist Kate Rope ’95 documents a little-known program during the Vietnam War that produced cutting-edge medical research, nine Nobel laureates, and the nation's best-known immunologist
Filmmaker Cooper Raiff '19
From S#!%house to the Penthouse
Cooper Raiff ’19’s coming-of-age movie with an unprintable name became the Cinderella story of the 2020 SXSW Film Festival. He only had to drop out of Oxy to complete it
Professor Irene Girton, Occidental, Music
Words to the Wise
As the College says goodbye to an unprecedented 11 retiring faculty, we called on some of their brightest students to share their memories, tributes, and an extra box of tissues
Occidental College 1990s
Deconstructing the '90s
As its second century dawned, Occidental welcomed a bold new president, adopted a mission Of Excellence and Equity, and brought a diversity of voices to the classroom. How did the changes...
Gilman Fountain in 1979
Baker’s Beauty
The Lucille Y. Gilman Memorial Fountain—formally known as Water Forms II —occupies a prominent place on campus and in the hearts of generations of alumni. George Baker ’58’s former students...
Arts in a Pandemic
Creating Art in a Pandemic
Oxy faculty and students embrace, explore, and experiment with technology to keep arts classes, exhibits, and performances humming
Namandjé Bumpus ’03
The Biology of Changemaking
With heart, energy, and a passion for research, Namandjé Bumpus ’03 becomes a role model for others as a trailblazing director at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Occidental Core Writing Program
Get Me Rewrite!
Regardless of one’s major or career path, Oxy’s writing proficiency requirement has proved essential to professional success. But don’t just take our word for it
Thalia González 
Lawyering Outside the Box
Through her Rebellious Lawyering program, Thalia González’s students get hands-on experience in public-interest law, garnering new insights into the legal system and a head start on law...
Ming Cho Lee '53 in 2003
The Play's the Thing
From Summer 2003: Designer, professor, and Medal of Arts recipient Ming Cho Lee '53 reflects on half a century's work in American theater

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