Occidental Magazine

Occidental magazine brings you campus news, in-depth features, and profiles of exceptional alumni. For the 2021-22 academic year, the magazine will publish two print and digital issues (Fall 2021 and Spring 2022) and two digital-only issues (Summer 2021 and Winter 2022). The Fall 2021 issue is online now.

To Be the Best
Coach Rob Bartlett builds on the Tigers' storied track and field history—and hopes to usher in a new era of competitiveness for Oxy athletics
Eight Secrets to Postgraduate Success

As Oxy's Career Development Center prepares to expand its footprint on campus, eight young alumni share the lessons they learned forging their own career paths


Fact and figures pertaining to all things Oxy


From Washington politics to Wittgenstein philosophy: new books by Oxy authors


Inside Oxy's Campaign Semester, and new jobs for a trio of high-flying alumni

Handlebars Across America

David Farmer '67 could have coasted into retirement—but he took to the road instead for the ride of a lifetime


Remembering coach and professor emeritus Grant Dunlap '46, alumni volunteer Andy Beattie Jr. '75, and chemistry professor emeritus and wine enthusiast Ralph Amey.

The Evolution of Journalism

In a world of blogs, tweets, alerts, and clickbait, is there still room for news? Five Oxy journalists working in old and new media are optimistic. Here's why.

Affirmative Actions

As government officials train their attention on sexual assault at colleges, Oxy bolsters its policies, procedures, and personnel

A Welcome Change

With an infusion of olive trees, drought-resistant plants, and grass, the main entrance to Occidental gets a beauty of a makeover

Students of the World

Oxy welcomes its largest-ever international class for its 128th year. Also: 18 fast facts about the Class of 2018

Oxy's Fall Collection

Nine new and familiar faces step into the classroom in tenure-track positions as the College cultivates the next generation of great minds

2020 Vision

As the Board of Trustees extends Jonathan Veitch's contract through the end of the decade, the president hopes to build on the College's momentum


One alumnus expresses shock and dismay over the trustees' decision to keep Veitch, and Bob McMillen '53's Olympics moment prompts old memories and new questions.