Zak Stoltz '10 with his dog, Boba, at his home in Mount Washington.
Theory of Everything
Everything Everywhere All at Once became the indie film sensation of 2022—and Zak Stoltz '10 assembled the small visual effects team to make bagel magic

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).

Mellon Grant to Fund "Humanities for Just Communities" Initiative
A new interdisciplinary program introduces students to the problem-solving power of the humanities
Caleb Reyes ’22 on Wheel of Fortune
The Tigers' senior right-handed hurler nearly pitched a perfect game show
Professor of Psychology Emeritus Dave Cole M’48 in 1974
Professor of Psychology Emeritus Dave Cole M’48 brought personality to the classroom and beyond
Professor of Chemistry L. Reed Brantley with Oxy's Japanese American students in 1942.
A new gift to the College supports the curation of its Japanese American Relocation Collection
Professor of Psychology Nancy Dess
From Summer 2009: Professor of Psychology Nancy Dess measures emotionality and taste through her research with rats. How did one fincky rodent send her studies in a new direction?
David Louie '73 behind the desk of the attorney general in Hawai'i.
Looking back on his tenure as the nation’s first Chinese American state attorney general, David Louie ’73 offers an unvarnished account of the inner workings of government, politics, and the...
The Oxy Campaign For Good
The Oxy Campaign For Good passes the $215 million benchmark with 18 months remaining
Oxy faculty on the cover of Occidental magazine, Winter 2022
Oxy faculty make an impact in their fields of study, public policy, and the world at large
Steven Barrie-Anthony '04
Through an ambitious research and journalism initiative, Steven Barrie-Anthony ’04 curates a conversation about the impact of technology on human relationships
Collrane Frivold '15
Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, public health remains at the center of the global discourse—but Oxy faculty and students have been engaged in the conversation far longer
Amy Munoz
It's not easy to follow an Oxy culinary legend—but Amy Munoz made the job her own over the last four decades. Somewhere, Clancy Morrison is smiling
An Oxy baseball player takes batting practice on January 27, 2022.
As variant surge subsides, Oxy springs forward with in-person activities
Stephanie Nelli and Celia Martínez-Sáez
A Q&A with assistant professors Stephanie Nelli (cognitive science) and Celia Martínez-Sáez (Spanish literature and culture)
The Occidental campus in January 2022.
A yearlong strategic planning process is under way to create an actionable, accountable roadmap for the College
OSAC student demonstration, November 12, 2021
Following listening sessions and a student demonstration in November, President Elam expands the College’s efforts to prevent sexual misconduct and support survivors


Zak Stoltz '10 with his dog, Boba, at his home in Mount Washington.
Theory of Everything
Everything Everywhere All at Once became the indie film sensation of 2022—and Zak Stoltz '10 assembled the small visual effects team to make bagel magic
L.A. City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez '96
A Mandate for Monica
As Monica Rodriguez ’96 begins a second term on the Los Angeles City Council, she’s using her voice to bring change to her lifelong home
Oxy Gaming eboard members.
The Play's the Thing
With a dedicated space in the Academic Commons, a visionary team of student gamers, and a timely boost from an industry giant, esports levels up at Oxy
Twenty-five of the 53 personnel in Oxy’s Music Department.
A Sound Foundation
One of the College’s oldest disciplines, music gets a makeover in response to the production boom of the 21st century—but if you want a classical education, you’ll find that as well

First Word

From the Quad

Occidental's new Cannon Plaza, foreground.
Worth Noting
A reimagined gathering space for the Oxy community, high marks for Oxy in a handful of major college guides, and a lifetime achievement award for Professor Emerita Betchen Barber

Mixed Media

Board of Trustees Chair Lisa H. Link P'18
Generation Next
In her sixth year as an Oxy trustee, Lisa Hinchliffe Link P’18 steps up to become board chair—30 years after her father assumed the same role

Oxy Talk

Dennis Patrick '73. author of Santa Ynez: A Novel.
Mixed Media
Dennis Patrick '73 returns to the family cattle ranch in Santa Ynez with his first novel—one of six new additions to the Occidental bookshelf
Cary Grant in North by Northwest (1959), written by Ernest Lehman.
Mixed Media
Ernest Lehman's screenplays for films such as North by Northwest helped define a generation of moviemaking. Biographer Jon Krampner '74 explores the life of this lauded yet elusive character

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