A new athletic facility is currently being built to replace Pomona College’s Rains Center for Sport and Recreation, according to an email sent out to Pomona students Jan. 25 from President G. Gabrielle Starr and vice presidents. While the original plan was to begin construction on the building in 2020,
While Harvey Mudd College is on schedule to complete its McGregor Computer Science Center, some major construction projects backed by Pomona College, Scripps College and Pitzer College have stalled, some due to budget and virus transmission concerns raised by the pandemic. HMC computer science building still set for spring 2021
Rains’s expansion and remodeling will begin this May and should be completed before the start of the spring 2022 semester.
As Pomona College’s art museum moves to its new home at the Benton Art Museum, its current home, the Montgomery Art Center, will be temporarily used to accommodate administrative staff from the Rains Center. Also, Queer Resource Center director Manuel Diaz left Claremont on Oct. 4 to pursue a career in teaching and research, Pomona College senior associate dean Tracy Arwari said in an email to students Monday.
Pomona’s spending millions to build a new gym while its old dorms go without repairs or maintenance, to the detriment of students.