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Gap-year students prolong the journey from high school to college with a spirit of adventure and a better understanding of themselves
Politics professor Regina Freer—a political bystander turned L.A. insider—brings the heart of a community activist to the dynamics of city planning
President Veitch charts a course for the future of the liberal arts and sciences that buoys Oxy's strengths and dives into both local and global initiatives
Concurrent with President Richard Gilman's retirement and John Slaughter's inauguration, Occidental marked its centennial year with a revitalized mission and unforeseen challenges. Oxy's key decision-makers revisit a momentous quarter-century
Wrangling 40 mismatched musicians is no easy task, but MarchFourth Marching Band leader John Averill '89 keeps them moving in step both literally and artistically
Utilizing patience, persistence, and imagination, Pierce Brooks '49 collared many a felon by outthinking his prey
Bill Redell '64 may have the toughest job on campus this fall—stepping onto the field following the dismissal of veteran football coach Dale Widolff. But his love for the game brought him back
Trustee Donn Miller was instrumental in bringing John Slaughter to Occidental; Stan Weston '55 built a number of Oxy landmarks
Dale Widolff was in his first season as head coach of the Occidental football team when NFL players went on strike, creating the unlikely opportunity for the Division III Tigers to play on national television.
A new ASOC president, a woman of the year, a visit from Nancy Pelosi, and good news for Upward Bound
As Oxy embarks on a yearlong celebration, students, alumni, faculty, and friends come together for a Founders Day to remember
It probably wasn't enough to land us on Princeton Review's infamous annual list of party schools, but our Founders Day celebration on April 20 certainly showed that Oxy knows how to party.