On Feb. 9, Pomona College announced that prominent civil rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams PO ’68 donated an archival collection of her life and work during the civil rights era to the school. The collection, which will eventually be housed in Honnold Mudd Library, includes thousands of artifacts that “offer tangible
Author: Maxine Davey
Medication abortions coming to a college near you, but not to the 5Cs
All public universities will be required to provide on-campus access to abortion pills, but the 5Cs have no intention to follow suit.
‘I lead with joy and humanity first’: Pomona alum named California Teacher of the Year
Jason Torres-Rangel PO ’03, an AP English teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District, is a 2023 California Teacher of the Year.
CMC trustees return race GE proposal to faculty, call for broader alternative instead
During a Sept. 30 executive session, Claremont McKenna College’s Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to return a proposal for a racial-ethnic general education requirement to faculty, favoring an alternative proposal that would be broader in scope.
CMC breaks ground on Robert Day Sciences Center, a ‘quantum leap into the future’
As its first step toward doubling its campus, Claremont McKenna College hosted a groundbreaking event for the Robert Day Sciences Center on Sept. 30. Slated to open in the fall 2024, the new building will replace a baseball field at the southwest corner of East 9th Street and Claremont Boulevard.
Yuqing Melanie Wu brings love of problem-solving to new position as Pomona dean of the college
As of July 1, Pomona College has a new dean of the college: computer science professor Yuqing Melanie Wu. She succeeds geology professor Robert Gaines, who had most recently served in the role beginning in 2019. In her new role, Wu oversees academic departments, programs and units, with an overall
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.”
Journalist Soledad O’Brien talks bias and tough conversations at Pomona
At Pomona’s fifth annual Payton lecture, journalist Soledad O’Brien talked about the importance of using real stories and hard stats to fight bias.
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.
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.