Jia Tolentino spoke with Kevin Dettmar, director of the Humanities studio, at Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theater on Nov. 9 as part of the ongoing Joy Speaker Series. Tolentino delved into her evolving perspectives on joy, from ecstasy to quieter, simpler joy which she found in motherhood. She spoke about her complicated relationship with organized religion, experiences with transcendence and the intertwining of joy and sorrow. The talk concluded with an exploration of the unknown, as Tolentino emphasized the beauty and significance found in moments of mortality.
Students of all religions should be able to celebrate their holidays without worry, argues guest writer Ella Lehavi ’24.
The play “Scissoring” features Catholic schoolteachers, the ghost of Eleanor Roosevelt and a heartfelt exploration of the tension between religion and identity.
Someone’s culture is not your accessory or prop; understand the context and significance to appreciate and not appropriate, argues Shay Suresh CM ’24.
The religion a person practices upon growing up should be their choice alone, writes Shay Suresh CM ’24.
On top of pandemic restrictions, Muslim students observing Ramadan must navigate finals during the holiday. While all 5Cs offer accommodations to students who ask, some Muslim students argue it’s not enough.
The Chaplains of the Claremont Colleges discuss how they have adapted to the remote semester by sending care packages to students and organizing hangouts.
The Claremont Colleges Hindu Society hosted Holi, a religious and cultural festival which includes throwing colors, at Walker Beach.
Computer science professor Mike Izbicki discusses conscientious objection, teaching in North Korea, and machine learning for social change.
University of Oxford science philosopher John Lennox visited Harvey Mudd College on Oct. 10 to discuss the intersection of religion and science.