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.
New books by Oxy alumni and faculty
Late-night swims! Inner tube water polo! And ... Ben Affleck's biceps?
As her one-year anniversary approaches this month, Ness reflects on the state of Oxy athletics
Writing in late March, members of the Class of '68 discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their daily lives in this Tigerwire extra
Kenturah Davis '02 explores the relationship between words and humanity through her intricate portraiture—and L.A. Metro riders will be seeing a lot more of her work
With Alice Walker Duff ’69 and husband Joe Duff ’68 leading the charge, a generation of Black student activists rallies together to support academic and life success for the underrepresented
Buoyed by a string of gifts to support the music program, The Oxy Campaign For Good crosses the $155 million mark
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
Remembering professors emeriti Clif Kroeber, Patrick Wells, and Allen Gross
The Class of 2023 has a little bit of everything going for it—and brightness is definitely in its DNA
With a nationwide scandal putting the college admission process under scrutiny, how does Oxy’s team piece together each incoming class? Simple answer: There are no short cuts
Bryan McQueeney ’80 harnesses the healing power of therapeutic horseback riding to enhance the quality of life for the disabled
How did actor-producer-director Michael Angelo Covino ’08 become the sweetheart of the festival circuit with his feature film directorial debut, The Climb? It’s not as easy as riding a bicycle—even though he makes it look that way
Inspiration, Transformation, and Giving
Alumni notes on Professor Mabel Barnes and educated guesses for our headshot gallery