What's inside the Winter 2016 Occidental Magazine?
A Movement Not a Moment
A long-simmering debate over diversity and equity at Oxy came to a boil in November, with hundreds of students demanding institutional reform. As a new semester dawns with the promise of change, can the campus heal and unite going forward?
The Grateful 8
Before Kwame Do ’16 became SCIAC’s all-time rushing leader in football, he had to rekindle his love for the game. It's a good thing for Oxy that he did.
Building on relationships with community partners and documenting the history of Northeast Los Angeles, Oxy’s Special Collections fosters direct links to the classroom and the academic life of the College.
Richard C. Gilman: 1923-2016
Oxy’s 10th president advanced the College to greater heights with a clear vision and a personal touch.
Heart Like a Wheel
Undeterred by life’s obstacles—including the 15 surgeries he’s endured related to his rheumatoid arthritis—Professor Roger Boesche and wife Mandy share a love for the world, adventure, and each other.
From President Veitch
Lessons from a fall of unrest.
From the Readers
Recalling the lessons of emeriti professors Joe Birman and Léon Dostert, and a plateful of memories from dining at Clifton’s Cafeterias.
From the Quad
L.A., as in Laboratory
Under the guidance of adjunct professor Jeremiah Axelrod, Occidental marshals its resources for a new Institute for the Study of Los Angeles.
There was a professor named Joe
In addition to mentoring scores of geohydrologists, professor emeritus Joe Birman—who died at 91—loved his work, apple trees, and a well-turned limerick.
Arigato, Mr. Horinouchi
Japan’s Kakehashi Project promotes better understanding of its culture by sending 23 Oxy undergrads to the Land of the Rising Sun.
Runoff writer-artist Tom Manning ’99 revisits the culture he grew up in, and the story he began as a student at Oxy.
Biographer Mort Kondracke makes the case for Jack Kemp ’57’s legacy as a conservative for the ages.
A Second Helping
With architecture critic and adjunct professor Christopher Hawthorne setting the agenda, Oxy’s 3rd L.A. series brings the city into the conversation.
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