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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Pitzer President Melvin Oliver to retire at the end of 2021-22 academic year

Pitzer College President Melvin Oliver will retire from his post at the end of the 2021-2022 academic year, he announced in an email to the Pitzer community Thursday. He served as the school’s sixth president, beginning his tenure July 1, 2016 and becoming the first Black president of any of the Claremont Colleges.

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Four of five student governments led by women of color

An unprecedented four of five of the student government presidents at the Claremont Colleges are women of color this academic year. Shivani Kavuluru PZ ’19, Maya Love CM ’20, Julia Wang HM ’20, and Irene Yi SC ’19 are female presidents of Pitzer Senate, ASCMC, ASHMC, and SAS, respectively. ASPC

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