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).
From Elizabeth Taylor to President Obama, George Stevens Jr. ’53 reflects on an unparalleled career from the backlots of Hollywood to the corridors of power in Washington, D.C.
From Winter 2003: For 25 years, George Stevens Jr. ’53 has saluted living legends in performing arts through the Kennedy Center Honors. But it’s only one career peak for a producer whose work has raised the stature of American film as a serious medium, examined some of the great social movements of the 20th century, and fostered a renewed respect for his father’s legacy
‘Embrace the impossible because you can make it possible,’ State Senator tells the 489 members of the Class of 2022
Janet Stafford, George Ellison, and Barbara Bowman Wright made Oxy history as the College’s first Black graduates in 1952. What is their legacy?
A canceled poet, a toddling tortoise, and the Schwarzenegger of vacuum cleaners turn a D.C. bookstore upside down in Susan Coll ’81’s sixth comic novel
Astrobiologist Jason Dworkin ’91 has devoted the better part of two decades to a NASA mission to the near-Earth asteroid Bennu. What will we learn when OSIRIS-REx arrives home next year?
Mel Malmberg ’79 documents the true-life adventures of the Women of Walt Disney Imagineering
Five years after its launch, Oxy’s Obama Scholars Program expands its cohort and doubles down on its mission
In a joyous ceremony showcasing the arts and ‘New Harmonies,’ Harry J. Elam, Jr. is inaugurated as Occidental’s 16th president
What will the College look like in 2030? Oxy's Integrated Strategic Plan identifies 11 key issues
With one year remaining, The Oxy Campaign For Good propels past the $225 million mark
Alumni Reunion Weekend returns to campus—and Oswald put on a party to remember
Following a milestone campaign year, Oxy builds on its values and strengths
In a pair of new books, Oxy politics professor Peter Dreier tips his cap to the mavericks, iconoclasts, and rebels who have shaped baseball history
Josh Schlisserman ’19 helped raise $2.5 million as a summer intern in Silicon Valley—and after Scooter Braun kicked him out of his office, he’d found his calling as a venture capitalist