Occidental Magazine

Occidental magazine brings you campus news, in-depth features, and profiles of exceptional alumni. For the 2021-22 academic year, the magazine will publish two print and digital issues (Fall 2021 and Spring 2022) and two digital-only issues (Summer 2021 and Winter 2022). The Spring 2022 issue is online now.

Here's the Pitch

Josh Schlisserman ’19 helped raise $2.5 million as a summer intern in Silicon Valley—and after Scooter Braun kicked him out of his office, he’d found his calling as a venture capitalist

Many Thanks, Linda Lyke

“Occidental will forever be an indelible part of me," says the professor of art and art history, who is retiring after 46 years at the College

Many Thanks, Lynn Mehl

After 45 years at Oxy, choosing a favorite class is "like choosing your favorite child," says the professor of kinesiology and psychology

Year Two

As Inauguration Day draws near, President Harry J. Elam, Jr. reflects on the lessons of the pandemic, the evolution of academic excellence, and the necessity of a culture of care

Many Thanks

As five retiring faculty take their classroom curtain calls, we asked a few prized pupils to toast their Oxy mentors

A Healthy Migration

Jillian Hopewell ’89 has spent her career advocating for better care for underserved populations—and a $5 million gift will boost those efforts

John of All Trades

John Callas M’75 built a Hollywood career by saying “Yes” to new opportunities—but he had to overcome trauma to get there

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