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 Fall 2021 issue is online now.

Oxy's Elite Eight

A closer look at the eight Oxy greats—four living, four deceased—who were inducted into the 2013 Athletics Hall of Fame

One-Hit Wonder

When the 1963 Oxy baseball team took the field against intercity rival USC, a casual fan would have predicted a Trojan blowout. But Coach Grant Dunlap '46 had a not-so-secret weapon on the mound—and a spring classic would follow, as first baseman Doug Beacham '64 remembers

From Here to Infinity

Richard Andrews '71 connects visionary artists such as James Turrell—a Pomona graduate—with the means to make transformative art a reality

Good Job Hunting

The search for the right profession can take students down many paths. Oxy's Career Development Center is making that task a little easier by expanding its offerings as it prepares to enlarge its campus footprint

Maurissa Explains It All

From singing in a Motown girl group to writing banter for Britney Spears, Maurissa Tancharoen Whedon '97 knows the fringes of the pop-culture circuit. With TV's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," she's now at the center of the Marvel universe

Day of the Dead

Having survived her share of video corpses, Angela Kang '98 finds her footing as a writer/producer on TV's hottest series, AMC's "The Walking Dead"


Facts and figures pertaining to all things Oxy


Up, Up, and Array! Oxy plugs into the solar power movement—and turns out the lights on its 125th-anniversary year—on a Founders Day brimming with energy


A Father's Namesake and Oxy Legacy


Record-makers, record-breakers, award-winners, and Tor

Changing the Culture

As a Department of Education investigation commences, Oxy reinforces its efforts to address sexual misconduct

Large and in Charge

Members of Oxy's biggest graduating class—"America's most conspicuous minority," in the words of speaker Andrew Delbanco—commence the next stage of their lives

Mixed Media

HGTV designer wannabes take on the SAE and Alpha houses; a documentary details the grueling and mysterious Master Sommelier Diploma Examination; and Annette Bening headlines a list of coming attractions with an Oxy connection


Herschel Cobb '65's memoir of his legendary grandfather, Ty Cobb, reveals a side that few people ever saw—loving nurturer