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

Obama Scholars
Winter 2019

As Occidental welcomes its first Obama Scholars to campus, program administrators and three seasoned seniors forge a sense of community built upon the ideals of the initiative’s namesake

James Lare
Winter 2019

From urban studies to government internships, professor of politics emeritus James Lare ’55 opened new doors for generations of students

Frank Lambert
Winter 2019

The lasting joy of Frank Lambert’s 100 years on Earth was ‘teaching organic chem at Oxy’

Kevin Bryan Musician
Winter 2019

Kevin Bryan ’87’s trumpet case was “merely an extension of his arm,” says fellow musician and freshman roommate Jack Lees ’88.

Micol Garinkol, Jacques Lesure
Winter 2019

Seniors Micol Garinkol and Jacques Lesure bring new energy to the table in conversations with senior administrators as they work to awaken interest in the potential of student government

Shanda Ness
Winter 2019

Shanda Ness will join Occidental in March as the College’s new athletic director.

Glen Johnson
Winter 2019

There were few bigger Oxy boosters than Glen Johnson ’61—and that’s not hyperbole.

Alvin Hudson
Winter 2019

Remembering Alvin Hudson, emeritus professor of physics

Brian Newhall
Winter 2019

A host of Oxy hoops greats return to campus to surprise men’s basketball coach Brian Newhall ’83 in commemoration of three decades on the hardwood