From Carnegie to reality TV: Pomona professor John Seery strikes a deal with game show appearance

For Pomona College politics professor John Seery, a mission to provide students with a learning opportunity turned into the experience of a lifetime: a star appearance on the popular game show “Let’s Make A Deal.”

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Pomona students approve ASPC referendum on fossil fuel divestment and disclosure

Nearly nine in ten Pomona College students believe the school should move toward complete divestment from fossil fuels, a March 29 referendum revealed. 88 percent of students voted in favor of a resolution to divest on the ballot, while 96 percent of those who voted agreed that the Board of Trustees’ Investment Committee should disclose the percentage of Pomona’s endowment that remains invested in fossil fuels.

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In memoriam: Ronald Lopez Sr., pioneer of the 5Cs’ Chicano Studies Program

Ronald Lopez Sr., who played a key role in creating the 5C program in Chicano/a Latino/a Studies, died in Sacramento March 10. He was 83. Lopez helped establish what was then called the Mexican American Studies Center in 1969, in what would become the second program of its type in the country. He served as the executive director of the center for four years and helped oversee the department’s renaming to Chicano Studies Center.

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KGI opens new building, moving forward occupational therapy and physician assistant programs

Updated March 28 at 7:25 p.m. On March 9, Keck Graduate Institute celebrated the official opening of Building 555, which will facilitate KGI’s new degree offerings: a Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and a doctorate in occupational therapy. The first cohort for the program will be welcomed in

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Claremont Police Department arrests suspect for CMC burglaries

The Claremont Police Department arrested a Claremont resident Feb. 7 for more than 20 counts of burglary and theft on Claremont McKenna College’s campus this semester.

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JBoard roundtable discussions aim for restorative justice in Pomona student code

Pomona College’s Judicial Board is pushing for policies that focus on transparency and restorative justice. On Feb. 23, the student-run judicial council hosted a student roundtable discussion regarding the proposed changes to the student handbook’s amnesty policy. 

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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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Scripps hires first international student advisor

In a first for Scripps College, an international student advisor will facilitate the academic and institutional needs of international students. Ge-Yao Liu arrived at Scripps this semester, coming from a post as associate director for the Center of Global Engagement at San Francisco State University.

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