Occidental College's 17th president, Tom Stritikus, in April 2024.
Introducing Tom Stritikus
Occidental’s president-elect is a first-generation college graduate and a firm believer in the transformative power of a liberal arts education

Occidental magazine brings you campus news, in-depth features, and profiles of exceptional alumni. For the 2023-24 academic year, the magazine will publish two print and digital issues (Fall 2023 and Spring 2024) and two digital-only issues (Summer 2023 and Winter 2024). 

Professor Bhavna Shamasunder and her research team
Guided by rigorous research and a moral compass, Associate Professor Bhavna Shamasunder exposes the environmental injustices affecting the health of Angelenos
Richard Carlson '60, author of Mekong Medicine
U.S. Army Medical Corps veteran Richard Carlson ’60 on his Vietnam memoir, Mekong Medicine , and more
 Tye Hernandez ’23 (track and field), an economics/politics double major from Brea.
Ten standout student-athletes from Occidental’s Class of 2023 discuss the challenges and rewards of sticking with their sport through the pandemic
The 2023-24 Barack Obama Scholars at Occidental College.
Meet the eight sophomores and juniors selected for Occidental's premier leadership training program
Occidental's solar array reflects a colorful sunset in 2014.
Ten years after its installation, Occidental’s solar array produces 12 percent of the College’s energy usage
Campaign Button for Distinction
As The Oxy Campaign For Good sprints to a successful conclusion, the Board of Trustees endorses an integrated strategic plan for 2030
Author Isabel Wilkerson and President Elam
President Elam examines the history—and future—of immersive learning at Oxy
Jack Griffith '64
Jack Griffith ’64 is still flying high after decades of medical discoveries—and retirement’s not in his DNA
Zak Stoltz '10 with his dog, Boba, at his home in Mount Washington.
Everything Everywhere All at Once became the indie film sensation of 2022—and Zak Stoltz '10 assembled the small visual effects team to make bagel magic
Coach Dale Widolff and moderator Jeff Goldstein '86.
With six decades of Tigers in attendance, Coach Dale Widolff returns to campus for a celebration of Oxy's storied football program
Architect's rendering of the Norris Hall of Chemistry interior
As the campaign winds toward its successful conclusion in June, plans for a long-awaited renovation of Norris Hall of Chemistry come into focus. Also: Previewing Day For Oxy
Occidental's eight new tenure-track faculty joined the College in fall 2022.
From art and art history and Black studies to music, politics, and psychology, Oxy welcomes eight new voices to the classroom
Dennis Patrick '73. author of Santa Ynez: A Novel.
Dennis Patrick '73 returns to the family cattle ranch in Santa Ynez with his first novel—one of six new additions to the Occidental bookshelf
Attendees at a Hometown Tiger Mixer in Washington, D.C. 
A growing calendar of regional events brings generations of Tigers together
Actress, author, and voiceover artist Reba Buhr '10
Reba Buhr ’10’s Oxy experience was interrupted by the collapse of her mental health. Here’s how she worked through it


Theater and Performance Studies faculty and staff in April 2024.
Resetting the Stage
As its second century dawns, Oxy’s Theater and Performance Studies Department remixes the curriculum with a blend of theory and practice
Occidental College's 17th president, Tom Stritikus, in April 2024.
Introducing Tom Stritikus
Occidental’s president-elect is a first-generation college graduate and a firm believer in the transformative power of a liberal arts education
Vidiots reopened for business in June 2023 at the former home of the Eagle Theatre,
Neighborhood Watch
Eagle Rock and Highland Park have become magnets for new businesses, including the resurrected Eagle Theatre (now home to Vidiots). What’s changed—and what’s still in fashion?
Hats Off to Patt!
Patt Morrison ’74 shares a curated collection of books with Special Collections—and 50 years of words and wisdom in conversation with Larry Mantle

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From the Quad

Occidental’s women's basketball team after winning the 2024 SCIAC Post­season Tournament championship.
Bringing the Heat
Playing through injuries, fatigue, and in front of opposing crowds, Oxy’s ‘relentless’ women’s hoops team wins its way into the NCAA tourney
Coach Rod Lafaurie and members of the 2023 men's soccer team
Kicking and Dreaming
From its first SCIAC championship to a berth in the Sweet 16, Oxy men’s soccer soared to new heights this season. But Coach Rod Lafaurie and his players are hungry for more

Mixed Media

Author Susan Coll '81, photographed at Politics & Prose in Washington, D.C.
Mixed Media
Susan Coll ’81’s latest comic novel, Professor Amy Lyford’s examination of the art and life of Dorothea Tanning, and more

Oxy Talk

Spectators view the OCLAA oral history gallery in the Academic Commons in February 2024.
Voices of OCLAA
Realizing a long-standing goal of Occidental’s Latino Alumni Association, two dozen alumni share their stories with students for an oral history project
Professor of History Emeritus Wellington Chan
One for the History Books
An estate commitment from Gary Kaplan ’71 honors Professor Emeritus Wellington Chan—whom he helped bring to Occidental more than 50 years ago

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