Occidental Magazine

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

Waste Not, Want Not

Christy Leavitt ’95 is working to secure meaningful corporate commitments to curb plastic pollution—and single-use items are at the top of her to-go list

Eye of the Tiger

With physical prowess, fierce defense, and a killer glare, Oxy water polo sensation Jackie Provost ’02 turns goaltending into an art form

Best Ball

Golfer Olin Browne ’81 didn’t take his game seriously until his sophomore year at Oxy. Now the onetime anthropology major has won more than $5 million on the PGA tour

Good and Ready

With a goal of $225 million, The Oxy Campaign For Good aims to build on the College’s location, curricular strengths, and the power of a liberal arts education. But its success will be measured by both endowment and engagement

Ready for the World

Oxy’s Child Development Center celebrates a quarter-century of educating the College’s brightest young minds through play-based exploration, interaction, and lots of questions

Be Like Mike

Professor Michael Hill has guided scores of grateful chemistry students from his lab into impactful careers. But it’s the thing he hasn’t done that touched off an international media frenzy

Of Wakanda and Water

Environmental educator Chandrika Francis ’10 makes the swimming pool a safer place for marginalized groups and remakes a 30-foot bus into her dream home on wheels

Where Were You in ’62?

A series of headshots from 1962 offers a snapshot of Oxy on its 75th anniversary—and leaves us looking for your help to identify a few unfamiliar faces

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