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.
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
Economics legend Woody Studenmund closes the textbook on a 52-year career
“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
After 45 years at Oxy, choosing a favorite class is "like choosing your favorite child," says the professor of kinesiology and psychology
“I plan to write a mystery, travel, and read whatever strikes my fancy."
Professor of Theater and Performance Studies Susan Gratch brings the curtain down after 37 years at Oxy
"We’ll see what opportunities present themselves and what life allows."
Break out the cake!
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
As five retiring faculty take their classroom curtain calls, we asked a few prized pupils to toast their Oxy mentors
Oxy’s music community lifts every voice (and instrument) to celebrate the installation of President Elam
A look inside President Elam’s office tells his story in five artifacts
Jillian Hopewell ’89 has spent her career advocating for better care for underserved populations—and a $5 million gift will boost those efforts
John Callas M’75 built a Hollywood career by saying “Yes” to new opportunities—but he had to overcome trauma to get there
President Elam reflects on Oxy’s commitment to social justice and the actions that reinforce those words