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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Claremont Graduate University receives its largest philanthropic commitment ever

Claremont Graduate University was bequeathed a $42 million gift from alumnus Patrick F. Cadigan CG ’78, CG ’80, in order to construct a new building for the university’s School of Arts and Humanities. The donation, announced Feb. 15, is the largest in the college’s nearly 100 years of operation.

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Five years after the Wabash Report, Harvey Mudd continues to reckon with workload and culture

Five years ago, in March 2017, TSL published the leaked Wabash Report, a 2015 investigation that exposed the severity of Harvey Mudd College’s curriculum and workload. Students quoted in the report spoke about sacrificing sleep, hobbies, hygiene and religious practices in order to manage their classes.

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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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From Pomona to presidential appointment: Biden nominates two alums

Two Pomona College alumni are among the nominees for top diplomatic and legal positions announced by President Joe Biden last week. The White House is putting forward Alexander M.M. Uballez PO ’08 for U.S. attorney for the district of New Mexico and Michael Adler PO ’86 for ambassador to South Sudan, according to statements released Jan. 26.

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CMC reports legacy and donor preferential treatment in class of 2024 admissions

Seven percent of the students in Claremont McKenna College’s class of 2024 are related to alumni or donors, according to a report from the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities. And in a shift from the 2018-19 admissions cycle, Pitzer College says it did not provide any manner of preferential treatment to legacy or donor-related students for those entering the class of 2024.

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Some Claremont alumni fall short in 2020 election

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock CM ’88 was just one Claremont Colleges alum to lose a contested race earlier this week.

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