Scripps College recently postponed a scheduled visit by a CIA recruiter at the request of students. A Monsanto recruiter visiting Harvey Mudd also cancelled a planned event amid student protests. As the Claremont Colleges consider how to manage recruitment events by employers with distasteful human rights track records, I encourage transparency in
Pomona College’s graduation requirement aside, most Americans who learn foreign languages do so out of curiosity and interest, rather than necessity. As rightwing talk of an invasion of Spanish-speaking immigrants attests, language ties into concepts of community and perceived power relations. For this reason, I hope that Pomona will offer
Mark Neustadt’s research findings hinted at underlying tensions within the student body based on race and income that merit our attention. I believe that we can find more effective ways than a marketing makeover to address the student concerns Neustadt described. Furthermore, implementing Neustadt’s recommendations could jeopardize our cherished collaborative
Scripps College received a three-year $700,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that will facilitate undergraduate research on campus, the school announced Monday. Students will be encouraged to apply for research fellowship positions for spring and summer 2013 during the fall 2012 semester, said Scripps Associate Director for
Scripps will launch a fund next spring for student internship transportation funds in honor of longtime Executive Assistant to the President and Secretary to the Board of Trustees Linda Scott. Scott is retiring after working for 35 years in the Office of the President in a variety of functions.
First-Generation @ Scripps is a young organization reaching out to students, staff and faculty to expand and solidify the support program for Scripps students who are the first generation of their families to go to college. Melissa Mesinas SC ‘12, the founder of the program, is working
The Pitzer College Council is expected to vote on whether to confirm the creation of a new full-time photography faculty position this week. The college will also upgrade its facilities to include a darkroom and digital photography studio. The plan is a response to student demand, art professor Kathryn
Harvey Mudd College Mathematics Professor Susan Martonosi won the Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning Faculty Member from the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) last month. She will formally receive the award this summer. The Alder Award is presented to a faculty member
Pitzer College Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid Yvonne Gutierrez-Sandoval PZ ’03 has been appointed to represent non-profit private four-year colleges on the national Student Loan Negotiated Rulemaking Committee. The committee creates and modifies regulations for student loans. The members are currently considering easing loan repayment requirements for students who
Scripps College Academy and Claremont Graduate University have received a $10,000 grant from the National Center for Information and Technology and Microsoft Research Seed Fund. Scripps College Academy is a preparatory program designed to prepare students from low-income backgrounds to apply to and succeed in college.