The number of internship funding grants offered by Pomona College this summer is close to double what the college offered last year, and other 5Cs also have significantly increased available summer funding for students. The grants are designed to help students live in an American or international city while working
In an aim to improve the sponsor group experience, in which incoming Pomona College students live in halls with two older students who help them transition into the school, the Residence Hall Staff will modify the current system so that many sponsor groups will have three, instead of only two,
Harvey Mudd College has launched an all-student-body giving campaign in an effort to increase student philanthropy. The aim is for students to donate money to an endowed scholarship fund for future incoming students. The two-week campaign was announced at the April 10 Wednesday Nighter and will continue until April 24.
Ruth Markowitz Owades SC ’66, entrepreneur and former trustee, will be the 2013 Scripps College Commencement Speaker. “She has a great story. She was one of the first full scholarship students from Scripps, which was the highest distinction; served as a trustee after she graduated; is a mentor to young
Pomona College announced Walter Isaacson as the speaker for its 120th Commencement, held May 19. The choice was decided by the Honorary Degrees Committee, consisting of faculty and trustees, along with the junior and senior class presidents. Isaacson, previous editor of TIME and CEO of CNN, most recently received media
After two weeks of a movement attempting to conserve energy and increase awareness of energy usage, the 5Cs are now entering the final week of the 2013 Power Down Challenge. During the three-week contest, residence halls across the five campuses are competing to reduce energy consumption by the greatest percentage.
The Harvey Mudd Homework Hotline, which is now starting its seventh semester, has reported a 21 percent growth from the number of calls in spring 2012 to the number of calls in fall 2012. The program, which was launched during the spring 2010 semester, offers toll-free math and science homework
In the past two years Pomona College has worked to incorporate a variety of organic and local food items into its dining halls. Sustainability and Purchasing Coordinator Samantha Meyer PO ’10 has led this initiative since her graduation. This semester, Meyer left Pomona to work for a nonprofit organization in the Bay
Pardis Mahdavi, Chair of the Anthropology Department at Pomona College, is proposing that the college create a new Critical Theory and Social Justice (CTSJ) major. The proposal has been submitted to the curriculum committee for consideration. “The aim is to promote understanding of how categories such as race, gender, sexual orientation
A tote bag containing personal information for all Scripps College students was stolen from a staff member’s car the night of Nov. 18, according to an e-mail sent to Scripps students Nov. 20 from Dean of Students Bekki Lee and Dean of Faculty Amy Marcus-Newhall. “One of the professional Student Affairs staff was