News Bites – Week Of April 15

Student Orchestras And Choirs Hold Concerts

The Pomona College Choir and Orchestra, the Claremont Concert Choir, and the Claremont Treble Singers all performed last weekend.

In the Pomona College Choir and Orchestra’s fourth program of the year, voice teachers Hayden Eberhart and Scott Graff performed solos, along with faculty conductors Donna Di Grazia and Eric Lindholm.

The longest work performance included Ralph Vaughn Williams’ 1936 cantata “Dona Nobis Pacem,” a plea for peace.

The Claremont Concert Choir and Claremont Treble Singers is a joint music program composed of mostly students from Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Scripps College, and Pitzer College.

Their program included pianist John Gilmour and conductor Charles W. Kamm.

— Laney Pope

Advocates March To Fight Rape Culture

The Pomona Women’s Union and the Pomona Advocates for Survivors of Sexual Assault hosted their annual Take Back the Night march April 7 as part of Survivor Support Week.

The march, which attracted about 40 attendees, was for “those who feel unsafe at night, those who are made to feel unsafe at night, and our supporters,” the Facebook event page read.

Prior to the march, students performed spoken word poetry at the EmPOWER Center, and following it a closing gathering was held at the Motley Coffeehouse.

The event was open to the public, and intended “to display our anger at the gross injustice occurring on our campuses and campuses across the nation,” the Facebook page read.

— Laney Pope

HMC Students Receive National Science Foundation Grants

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships have been awarded to two Harvey Mudd College seniors.

The Grant includes an annual stipend of $34,000 for three years as well as $12,000 towards tuition.

The grant program “helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity,” the NSF website reads.

The grant recipients include Jessica Lupanow HM ’18, Kemper Ludlow HM ’18, and three HMC alumni. Four HMC seniors were also award honorable mentions.

Ludlow will start research at Cornell University in “experimental soft matter physics combined with biophysics,” the HMC website reads.

Lupanow will be working at University of Southern California and will research “how to use computational tools and techniques to enable socially assistive human-robot interaction for the elderly, children with autism, stroke patients, and children in the classroom,” the HMC article added.

— Laney Pope

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