The Omicron Oracle

The Omicron Oracle is the official magazine of the Omicron Alumni Association, published semi-annually and currently edited by Mark Fernau ’82 and published by Brett Ainsworth ’92. Its transition from print newsletter to digital magazine was supervised by Sandy Gilbert ’63, editor from 2011 to 2018, maintaining the standard of excellence and professionalism brought by Henry McNulty ’69, its editor for over three decades.

To submit material or ask questions, email [email protected]. Archives of the Omicron Alumni News, published 1916 to 1931, and of the print Oracle, published 1935 to 2011, are available to members upon request.

Latest Issue: Late Summer 2019

  • Omicron at a Crossroads - by Mark Fernau '82 
  • Alumni Association Report: ISWZA - by Chris Turner '94 
  • High Alpha Report - by Josh Nathanson '20 
  • An Omicron Timeline - by Jason Cho '98 
  • Cornell Today - Core Values - by Stephen Ashley '62 
  • Greek Life - What Will the Greek System Look Like in Five Years? - by Ralph Wilhelm '67  
  • Alumni Feature - Working to Avoid Red Tide - by Sandy Gilbert '62 
  • Hort Sense - A Paradise of Spring's Earliest Flowers - by R. Wayne Mezitt '64 
  • Travel Nuggets - A Near-Perfect Village - by Alan Fridkin '65 
  • The Wine Rack - Value Wines - by Sandy Gilbert '62 
  • News From Alumni

November 2018

  • Cover Story - Under Review - by Rick Meigs '80 
  • Alumni Association Reports
  • Cornell Today - New Students, Admissions, and Financial Aid - by Stephen Ashley '62 
  • Greek Life - Understanding Omicron's Challenges - by Ralph Wilhelm '67  
  • Homecoming at Edgemoor - by Sandy Gilbert '62 
  • Hort Sense - Autumn Blooming Woody Plants - by R. Wayne Mezitt '64 
  • The Wine Rack - Choosing the Right Wine in a Restaurant - by Sandy Gilbert '62 
  • Travel Nuggets - Italy - The Places in Between - by Alan Fridkin '65 
  • Alumni Milestones - Bob McKinless - by Jason Cho '98 
  • Alumni Milestones - Changing of the Guard - by Sandy Gilbert '62 
  • News From Alumni

April 2018

  • Cornell Today - Protecting Core Values- by Stephen Ashley '62 
  • Alumni Association Reports
  • High Alpha Report - Moving Forward - by Noah Goodman '19 
  • Travel Nuggets - When Things Go Wrong - by Alan Fridkin '65 
  • Hort Sense - Tips For Planning a Garden From Scratch - by R. Wayne Mezitt '64 
  • The Wine Rack - The Trader Joe's Connection - by Sandy Gilbert '62 
  • News From Alumni

November 2017

  • New Direction - by Sandy Gilbert '62 
  • Alumni Association Reports
  • Cornell Today - New Beginnings- by Stephen Ashley '62 
  • Hort Sense - Pollinators - by R. Wayne Mezitt '64 
  • Travel Nuggets - Brittany and Normandy - by Alan Fridkin '65 
  • Alumni Milestones - Racing to Bermuda - by Andre Martecchini '78 
  • The Wine Rack - Some Very Good Inexpensive Wines - by Sandy Gilbert '62 
  • News From Alumni

April 2017

  • Under Review - by Sandy Gilbert '62 
  • Cornell Today - Cornell's new President- by Stephen Ashley '62 
  • Greek Life - More Staff Support - by Ralph Wilhelm '67 
  • President's Report - Challenging Times - by Max Wulff '19
  • Travel Nuggets - More than Holland - by Alan Fridkin '65 
  • Hort Sense - Redbuds Welcome Spring - by R. Wayne Mezitt '64 
  • The Recipe Box - Salsa Cheese Dip - by Sandy Gilbert '62 
  • Alumni Milestones - Doc Dirghalli, Jonathan Turell - by Jason Cho '98 
  • News From Alumni