Occidental Magazine

Occidental magazine brings you campus news, in-depth features, and profiles of exceptional alumni. For the 2022-23 academic year, the magazine will publish two print and digital issues (Fall 2022 and Spring 2023) and two digital-only issues (Summer 2022 and Winter 2023).

Second Calling

Gene Grigsby '66 left a successful career in urban planning to take a flyer on fixing an ailing National Health Foundation. With an innovative program that addresses healthcare costs for homeless patients, he found a new lease on life 


Taking a page from his mentor, Professor Bob Winter, teacher Doug StanWiens '89 immerses his Boise High School students in the city's architectural history


Remembering two good friends of Oxy: John Gabbert '31 and Allen "Red" Gresham '53

Mixed Media

New offerings from Oxy authors—including a Royal Adventure for Sophia Grace & Rosie


Facts and figures pertaining to all things Oxy


Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti returns to his old teaching grounds; associate professor Broderick Fox examines Zen & the Art of Dying; future Batman Ben Affleck '95 swoops into the Oxy bookstore; and an accident claims the life of Adrianne Wadewitz, an ambassador of the digital future of learning

Singular Sensations

John McMenamin '40 introduced his biology students to the wonders of California's outdoors. Bill Neblett challenged his philosophy classes with questions of justice, fairness, and forgiveness. Deborah Martinson believed in the transformative power of words. All will be fondly missed

Of Clery and Clarity

A Los Angeles Times story, and the ensuing media melee, underscore the complexities of Clery Act reporting

Staking Out Equity

Problem-solver, resource, advocate, and expert listener, Ruth Jones coordinates Oxy's Title IX compliance efforts


A voice from the chorus remembers Omar Paxson '48, and a disenchanted Tiger laments the state of the endowment

Center Stage

Working with a veteran music mogul, a journalist-turned-filmmaker, and some of the greatest unsung voices of the last half-century,
20 Feet From Stardom producer Caitrin Rogers '04 charts a path to an Academy Award

Frozen in Time

An impromptu dig in the Arctic unearths a message in a bottle from pioneering explorer Paul Walker '56—54 years after he wrote it