What's inside the Summer 2015 Occidental? Take a look!
A Winning Equation
A systematic approach to the national awards process yields dividends, as students and alumni snag fellowships and scholarships in record numbers.
Better Living Through Chemistry
Professor Don Deardorff has studied with a Nobel laureate, mentored a Rhodes Scholar, and had chickens running around his Norris Hall office. Is it any wonder he’ll be missed?
One in 10 Americans age 60 and over is the victim of abuse—and nine out of 10 cases go unreported. Dr. Laura Mosqueda ’81 intends to change that.
Onward and Upward
Oxy’s Upward Bound program marks its 50th year in full stride, preparing new generations of students for the rigors and rewards of college.
Chief financial officer Devin Miller ’06 and his L.A. Aviators bring American Ultimate Disc League action to Oxy.
The Life Aquatic
Scouring the oceans, Dieter Cosman cultivated—and meticulously documented—a singular collection of shells from around the world. Now his legacy could trigger waves of discoveries in the marine sciences.
From President Veitch
On Oxy’s environmental sciences future.
From the Readers
Memories of Mrs. Dalloway and Robert Ryf ’39’s radio legacy, and one reader questions our cover story selection.
Jacqueline Surdell ’15 explains the genesis of Project 2015, her senior art project that’s left the Arthur G. Coons Administrative Center in knots.
President Barack Obama ’83 follows Occidental (@OxyNews) on Twitter. Do you?
From the Quad
Delivering messages of optimism in difficult times, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Professor Woody Studenmund make Commencement 2015 a ceremony to remember.
Still Clueless After All These Years
Two decades after Alicia Silverstone and crew stormed into shopping malls and cinemas, a new book and a popular blog document the timelessness of Clueless—and Oxy’s role in its making.
Six Tigers Roar Into Hall of Fame
A Wimbledon champion, an NFL veteran, a pair of Olympians, a beloved baseball coach, and a track and field legend will receive Oxy athletics’ highest honor on October 16.
Fueled by a resurgent track team, a strong women’s lacrosse squad, and standouts in tennis and baseball, Oxy goes out on a high.
New additions to the Oxy bookshelf.
Ming Cho Lee ’53 didn’t turn into the “dean of American set designers” overnight. But as biographer Arnold Aronson explains, it was Omar Paxson ’48 who turned Lee into a designer.
Band on the Rise
Brothers Willie and Truman Morrison ’07 started making music at Oxy and took their act to the Roxy. Now they’re knocking on Nashville’s door.
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