Occidental Magazine

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

Engaged and Infused

Politics professor Regina Freer—a political bystander turned L.A. insider—brings the heart of a community activist to the dynamics of city planning 

Rolling in the Deep

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

Life After 100

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

March Madness

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

Criminal Mindset

Utilizing patience, persistence, and imagination, Pierce Brooks '49 collared many a felon by outthinking his prey

The Oldest Rookie

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

Appreciation

Trustee Donn Miller was instrumental in bringing John Slaughter to Occidental; Stan Weston '55 built a number of Oxy landmarks

Newsmakers

A new ASOC president, a woman of the year, a visit from Nancy Pelosi, and good news for Upward Bound

Many Happy Returns

As Oxy embarks on a yearlong celebration, students, alumni, faculty, and friends come together for a Founders Day to remember

From Jonathan Veitch: We've Only Just Begun

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.

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