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 Summer 2021 issue is online now.
Stay Close—Your Alma Mater Needs You
Alumni feedback on the Winter magazine, the new pool, and Oxy's next president. Also: How did we put this issue together?
Professors Dan Fineman, Adelaida Lopez, and Linda Lasater had a lasting impact outside the classroom—just ask their students
Joshua Medina ’19 has developed a new technique for documenting the colors of bird plumage in 3-D
Assistant professor Aleem Hossain realized a dream when his first feature film was released theatrically in February—just before cinemas suddenly closed
From New York City's "penny" papers to feminist manifestos for the revolution: new books and music by Oxy authors
With plans for Alumni Reunion Weekend on ice, this year’s Alumni Seal recipients reflect on their Oxy experience and their daily routine in “the new normal”
The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918–19 claimed the lives of more than 675,000 Americans and shut down the College for seven weeks—but it could have been even worse for Oxy
How the inaugural Day For Oxy shattered all expectations—and established "a new tradition for the College"
With a rich menu of contemporary programming, the College’s Oxy Arts initiative nourishes socially conscious dialogue between the campus and community
At the height of his career in 2014, Dan Springer ’85 stepped away from the daily grind to raise his two sons. Then a dream job with DocuSign lured him back to the office—and personally and professionally, he’s never been happier
Using running as a foundation for a better life, Girls Gotta Run executive director Kayla Nolan ’11 brings hope to school-age girls in Ethiopia one step at a time
What holds 598,000 gallons, contains 15 lanes, and has a capacity of 188 people? (Hint: It’s not your grandfather’s pool.)
Oxy’s Doing Fine With a Clear Bright Line
Alumni appreciations of music-minded professors emeriti Allen Gross and Tom Somerville