Year in Review: Top News & Feature Stories of 2022

Highlighting the exceptional scholarship, achievement and service taking place throughout the year at Occidental College, here are our ten most-viewed stories of the year from the Newsroom and Occidental Magazine.

Occidental Newsroom
Occidental Magazine

Occidental Newsroom

Renowned Author and Social Justice Commentator to Teach at Occidental

January 25: Through Occidental’s inaugural Presidential Professorship, writer and social justice activist Roxane Gay will teach courses at the College during the Spring 2022 semester.


Dean’s Award Winners 2022

May 13: Each year, the Dean of Students recognizes seniors who, through their involvement on and off campus, embody Oxy’s four pillars of Equity, Excellence, Community and Service.


Eight Join the Board of Trustees

August 1: The Occidental College Board of Trustees has elected seven new members and recognized the valued service of two members who have stepped down from the board. An eighth member automatically joined the board upon being elected president of Occidental's Alumni Board of Governors.


2022-23 Barack Obama Scholars Selected for Re-Imagined Program

June 29: Occidental College has announced its 2022-23 cohort of Barack Obama Scholars, the prestigious leadership training program that has been re-imagined to make it available to more students based on their undergraduate performance and interests.


Oxy Unveils Three New and Newly Renovated Campus Spaces

February 24: Take a photographic tour of three beautiful and functional spaces on campus: the Fletcher Jones Foundation Computing Classroom, the Percussion Studio and Sycamore Glen.



Occidental Magazine

These are the five most-viewed features published by Occidental magazine in 2022. (Honorable mention to the year's most-viewed story, Multiple Personalities, published in Winter 2013!)

Here's the Pitch (Spring 2022)

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.

Lessons from Woody (Spring 2022)

Economics legend Woody Studenmund closes the textbook on a 52-year career.

First Impressions (Fall 2022)

Seven members of the Class of 2026—and a 23-year-old sophomore transfer—open up about their aspirations for their Oxy experience.

Personal Milestones (Spring 2022)

A look inside President Elam’s office tells his story in five artifacts.

Technology Meets Theology (Winter 2022)

Through an ambitious research and journalism initiative, Steven Barrie-Anthony ’04 curates a conversation about the impact of technology on human relationships.