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: Fall 2020

  • Omicron Chooses a Path Wisely, Travels Far Toward Renewal, Runs Into a COVID Detour, But Keeps Moving Forward - by Mark Fernau '82 
  • ISWZA Fraternity, Inc. - by Chris Turner '94 
  • High Alpha Report - by Rey Rodriguez '21 and Liam Vinal '22 
  • Loyalty, Respect, Service and Stewardship: Brother Cho Receives the McKinless Award
  • Historian's Corner - A Donation of Memories - by Jason Cho '98  
  • An Omicron Timeline - by Jason Cho '98  
  • Travel Nuggets - Toujours Paris - by Alan Fridkin '65 
  • Hort Sense - Pandemic Horticulture - by R. Wayne Mezitt '64 
  • Alumni Feature - Living and Landscaping During COVID Time - by Jim Sollecito '76 
  • News From Alumni

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