New offerings coming to Pomona’s Orientation Adventure this fall

Pomona College’s Orientation Adventure programs are slated to return this fall semester after a three year hiatus, but this time around, the college is focusing on inclusivity and proximity to campus.

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Pomona sells its mineral rights, prompting student concerns about fossil fuel extraction

Pomona College sold its mineral rights for an undisclosed amount on March 18. The holdings were accumulated roughly over the past 50 years and were located across 14 states in the U.S.

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5Cs sharply restrict activities as case count exceeds 200 this week

At least 190 people have tested positive across the Claremont Colleges since Monday, intensifying a surge in COVID-19 cases that began after students returned from spring break in late March.

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12th century Sufi poem ‘The Conference of the Birds’ reimagined with spirited performance at Scripps College

“The Conference of the Birds” transported audiences across time and space with modern dancing and music set to the 12th century Sufi poem on March 27 and 28 at Scripps College’s Garrison Theater.

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Pomona and Cal Poly students team up to document Black contributions to mathematics

How many Black people have received PhDs in mathematics? What did they study?
How many Black women have received PhDs in mathematics? What are their stories?
In a cross-campus collaboration between Pomona College and Cal Poly Pomona, students are taking on the gargantuan task of finding the answers.

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Pomona Treasurer Rob Goldberg leaving for Swarthmore

Rob Goldberg, Pomona College’s chief operating officer and treasurer, will be leaving for Swarthmore College at the end of the 2021-2022 academic year, Pomona President G. Gabrielle Starr announced via email Feb. 25.  Starr described the news as “bittersweet,” adding that she and the college owe a debt of gratitude

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Elle Roc PO ’24 awarded prestigious Patti Grace Smith Memorial Fund aerospace industry scholarship

For Anaelle Roc PO ’24, physics isn’t just rocket science — it’s a way to create a more equitable future in the aerospace industry. Roc’s efforts and vision earned her the prestigious Patti Grace Smith Memorial Fund Scholarship last month, enabling her to delve deeper into the industry. 

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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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Marianne Williamson joins call with Claremont DISCOVR in support of hybrid learning options

On Saturday, former presidential candidate and previous Pomona College student Marianne Williamson participated in a Zoom call with Claremont DISCOVR — a 5C advocacy group for students with disabilities — in support of flexible hybrid learning options for vulnerable students.

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Edray Goins on being a Black mathematician, building community and confronting racism in academia

In 2017, Edray Goins, then a tenured professor of mathematics at Purdue University, wrote in a widely circulated blog post: “I hate working at research universities.”  He was tired of his colleagues viewing teaching as a punishment. And he was done being the “only one” — the only Black mathematician

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