Magazine

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

Harry J. Elam Jr., Occidental College President
Spring 2020

Harry J. Elam Jr. prepares to take center stage as Oxy’s 16th president as the College faces a new set of challenges—and he’s ready

 

Thorne Hall, Oxy Campus
Spring 2020

As the novel coronavirus brings campus life to a standstill, Occidental soldiers on

COVID-19
Spring 2020

In a race against two calendars—academic and pandemic—how did Oxy transform in less than two weeks from a high-touch curriculum to a remote learning model?

Emily Jo Wharry '20
Spring 2020

Many special senior moments have been upended by COVID-19—and a traditional Commencement will have to wait. But the Class of 2020 has made memories that no virus can destroy

Jack Kemp Stadium, Oxy Athletics
Spring 2020

The SCIAC spring sports season ended abruptly—and these senior student-athletes will miss their Oxy families almost as much as the thrill of victory

President Jonathan Veitch and his senior leadership team
Spring 2020

When the pandemic turned the College’s operations upside down in March, President Veitch had to throw out the script for his final days in office—but he and his team responded with commitment, collegiality, and flexibility

Oxy Squirrels
Spring 2020

From the biology department shipping PPE to hospitals to Oxy Arts making art kits to students in Highland Park, here are nine snapshots of the Oxy family coming together in a time of need

April Banks, Oxy Arts
Winter 2020

With a rich menu of contemporary programming, the College’s Oxy Arts initiative nourishes socially conscious dialogue between the campus and community

Dan Springer DocuSign
Winter 2020

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

Kayla Nolan, Girls Gotta Run
Winter 2020

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

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