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 Spring 2022 issue is online now.
Memoirs by Susan Hamilton '65 and Randy Jurado Ertll '95; an examination of China's emerging rural crisis by assistant professor of history Alexander Day; and piano doctor Richard Davenport '69 resuscitates an American Grand.
Professor Alan Freeman '66 M'67 and actress Joanna Hall Gleason '72 pay tribute to their friend and mentor, Omar Paxson '48
Old Problem, New Thinking
Paralympian archer Ashlee Sheppard '11 raises her game to the world stage
A campus-wide focus on water may have compelled a few Oxy students to break the rules in a competition between residence halls. But it's also provoked a serious conversation about Earth's most precious resource
A combination of economic, demographic, and social factors precipitated Oxy's endowment woes throughout the 1990s.
Now the balance sheet is far better—but the College has a long way to go to catch up to its institutional peers
Acclaimed and unsettling, Blackfish is a high-water mark for documentary filmmaker Gabriela Cowperthwaite '93. What does its success bode for her career—and what will the fallout be for SeaWorld?
With a resume as a playwright, director, actor, and professor, the late Omar Paxson '48 created enough memories to sell out a lifetime of Summer Drama Festivals. Still, his greatest legacy may be his inspiration
David Wigglesworth '50 M'53 and Keegan McChesney '16 forge an unlikely friendship in Seattle—thanks to a decal
Remembering former trustee Dave Roberson '63 and tradebook buyer Dennis Johnson
A 1963 grad reflects on a reluctant 50th reunion
Facts and figures pertaining to all things Oxy
Words worth repeating from Convocation speaker Charles Fishman, education reform critic Diane Ravitch, and professors Martha Ronk and Stuart Rugg
Prosthetics specialist Stefan Knauss '88 aids Diana Nyad's epic swim; documentary filmmaker Marcel Ophuls comes in under two hours; and more
As a national conversation emerges, Oxy refines its approach to sexual misconduct with new policies, resources, and programs