Occidental Magazine

Occidental magazine brings you campus news, in-depth features and profiles of exceptional alumni.

Second Signature

At the height of his career in 2014, Dan Springer ’85 stepped away from the daily grind to raise his two sons. Then a dream job with DocuSign lured him back to the office—and personally and professionally, he’s never been happier

Personal Best

Using running as a foundation for a better life, Girls Gotta Run executive director Kayla Nolan ’11 brings hope to school-age girls in Ethiopia one step at a time

The Shape of Water

What holds 598,000 gallons, contains 15 lanes, and has a capacity of 188 people? (Hint: It’s not your grandfather’s pool.)

Coming Home

A renewed commitment to military veterans—complete with a dedicated housing unit—provides a sense of community to servicemembers making the transition to college life

Two Students, Too Soon

Ilah Richardson ’23 and Jaden Burris ’22 were deeply immersed in the Oxy community—and their deaths three weeks apart left a hole in our hearts

Worth Noting: Heard on the Street

A Wall Street Journal examination of Oxy’s admission practices rings the bell with Tigers and bulls alike. Also: Former Senator Jeff Flake visits campus at the Kemp Distinguished Speaker, and Oxy's Fulbright streak continues

Notes From Home

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

Blur in the Interest of Precision

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

Investing in Success

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

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