Claremont Unified School District loses federal funding for free COVID tests

Los Angeles County is losing its free testing sites. Among the services that have been cut in recent weeks is the free COVID-19 testing program in Claremont’s public schools, putting some parents in a tight spot.

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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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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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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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In memoriam: Dru Gladney, Pomona anthropology professor

  Pomona College Anthropology Professor Dru Gladney, whose research centered on the politics, peoples and cultures of the Silk Road and China’s Uyghur population, died unexpectedly March 17. He was 65.  Gladney joined Pomona’s faculty in 2006 as an anthropology professor, serving as department chair most recently until 2021. While

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Vietnamese Student Association calls to reinstate Vietnamese language table

After the Vietnamese language table left Oldenborg last semester due to a dispute over English usage, former mentors are demanding that Oldenborg support it again without compromising its inclusivity.

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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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Alumni Jennifer Doudna PO ’85, Stewart Smith PO ’68 announced as Pomona commencement speakers

Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Jennifer Doudna PO ’85 and Kinsmith Financial Corporation CEO Stewart Smith PO ’68 will speak at the Pomona College class of 2022’s commencement ceremony, Pomona President G. Gabrielle Starr announced to students via email Feb. 15.

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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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Galactic collisions: What Jorge Moreno’s research on dark matter can help us discover about making life better on Earth

Understanding the complexities of the universe? That’s a tall order for most people. But Jorge Moreno, an assistant professor of astronomy at Pomona College, isn’t just helping discover alternate forms of galaxies across the universe — they’re also using those discoveries to think more deeply about life right here on Earth.

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