Pomona Advocates hold town hall to discuss Title IX and support for survivors

Survivors of sexual assault and allies gathered on Pomona College’s Walker Beach Thursday afternoon to discuss their experiences across the 5Cs, as well as to voice the changes they would like to see regarding campus culture and the role administrators play when responding to Title IX reports. 

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‘It looked like a scene out of Titanic’: Pomona students’ belongings ruined in Mudd flood

A seemingly ordinary Monday night turned into a disaster for some Pomona College students when the Mudd Hall basement flooded with a foul-smelling black water around 10 p.m. April 4.

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5C students and professors push for establishment of Indigenous Studies department

Calling attention to the 5Cs’ occupation of Indigenous Tongva land and histories of activism around representation and reparations, 5C students are advocating for the establishment of an intercollegiate department of Native American/Indigenous Studies. Those advocating for the NAIS program include Alutiiq/Sugpiaq student Mischa Brown SC ’23, Kankanaey student Malaya Caligtan-Tran

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Five years after the Wabash Report, Harvey Mudd continues to reckon with workload and culture

Five years ago, in March 2017, TSL published the leaked Wabash Report, a 2015 investigation that exposed the severity of Harvey Mudd College’s curriculum and workload. Students quoted in the report spoke about sacrificing sleep, hobbies, hygiene and religious practices in order to manage their classes.

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Pomona mentor groups rebuff administration’s restructuring proposal

A recent proposal put forth by Pomona College Associate Dean of Students Brandon Jackson will require peer mentorship groups to choose either institutional support or student-led autonomy by Mar. 18, a decision that has been met with backlash from students. In a Feb. 24 town hall meeting, students gathered on

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Black legacies in Claremont, a timeline to the Black Studies Center and beyond

Reporting by Jenna McMurtry, Averi Sullivan, Reia Li, Katherine Tan, John Paul Ferrantino, Elina Lingappa, Maxine Davey, Valerie Braylovskiy, Mariana Duran, Elli Lingappa, Rya Jetha, Wally Bargeron, Abby Porter, Julia Schwartz, Samson Zhang and Siena Swift Black students at the 5Cs have a long history of advocating for accomodation and

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From Claremont to the Supreme Court: John Payton’s PO ’73 search for knowledge and justice

Well before he was tackling some of the most monumental affirmative action cases before the Supreme Court, John Payton PO ’73 was advocating for the rights of Black students at the 5Cs. 

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Galactic collisions: What Jorge Moreno’s research on dark matter can help us discover about making life better on Earth

Understanding the complexities of the universe? That’s a tall order for most people. But Jorge Moreno, an assistant professor of astronomy at Pomona College, isn’t just helping discover alternate forms of galaxies across the universe — they’re also using those discoveries to think more deeply about life right here on Earth.

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5C Lunar New Year events impacted by pandemic for second consecutive year

Like many festivities whose in-person celebrations have been altered by COVID-19, Lunar New Year celebrations by Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese student associations were limited once again this year.

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From Pomona to presidential appointment: Biden nominates two alums

Two Pomona College alumni are among the nominees for top diplomatic and legal positions announced by President Joe Biden last week. The White House is putting forward Alexander M.M. Uballez PO ’08 for U.S. attorney for the district of New Mexico and Michael Adler PO ’86 for ambassador to South Sudan, according to statements released Jan. 26.

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