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Professor Emeritus Andrew Rolle '43
An Author First, A Professor Second
As prolific in the library as he was in the classroom, Andrew Rolle '43, who died in March, chronicled California, the American West, and Occidental with an honest and unflinching gaze
Ming Cho Lee '53
My Mentor, Ming Cho Lee
The Tony-winning set designer and legendary Yale professor, who died last fall, dedicated himself to theater and to teaching, Ann Sheffield ’83 recalls
Karen and Steve Casner
Islands in the Stream
Steve Casner ’73 and wife Karen ’74 share a love for Occidental—and have endowed a computer science professorship to build on that protocol
President Silas Evans in 1918
Virus of the Century
The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918–19 claimed the lives of more than 675,000 Americans and shut down the College for seven weeks—but it could have been even worse for Oxy
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
Christy Leavitt, Oceana
Waste Not, Want Not
Christy Leavitt ’95 is working to secure meaningful corporate commitments to curb plastic pollution—and single-use items are at the top of her to-go list
Class of 1969 reunion
Summary of '69
The Class of ’69 brings a new vibe to the ranks of the Fifty Year Club—just as it did to the College experience after first setting foot on campus
Gibbys Professor
Anniversary Present
Barbara Nogy Gibby ’68 and Mike Gibby ’68 commemorate their 50th reunion—and nearly half a century of marriage—by endowing a professorship in the sciences
Brian Newhall
31 for 30
A host of Oxy hoops greats return to campus to surprise men’s basketball coach Brian Newhall ’83 in commemoration of three decades on the hardwood
Taking Action in Africa
Catherine Haight ’98 balances a thriving Hollywood career as a TV and film editor with a commitment to empowering women and children in Congo
Talking the Part
From sarcastic teens to dinosaur-fighting warriors, voice actor Ashly Burch ’12 brings video game heroines to life
No Small Feat
In just four years, Bombas has sold 5 million pairs of socks and given away 5 million more—but Andrew Heath ’04 and brother David are only getting started
Mammoth Undertaking
With an ingredient list high in protein and low in “weird stuff,” Anthony Ostland ’08 and Michael Winchell ’07 create a protein bar to their liking

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