With the ever-growing demand for data science and computer science, Pomona College professors have been working for over four years to create a data science minor. While there is no timeline for the proposal’s completion, students and alumni have again expressed support to add the minor. About half a dozen
While STEM subjects are great, the humanities and social sciences deserve to be recognized too, writes Zeean Firmeza PO ’26.
After a groundbreaking ceremony in May 2022, construction is well underway on the Nucleus, a collaborative endeavor between Scripps College and Pitzer College to expand the W.M. Keck Science Center which currently hosts both colleges’ STEM departments.
For the first time in the college’s 96-year history, Scripps students will be able to minor in computer science this fall.
Even as more students gravitate away from the humanities and toward STEM fields, it is essential that liberal arts colleges recognize the continued value of the classics, writes Annika Reff PO ’25.
For Anaelle Roc PO ’24, physics isn’t just rocket science — it’s a way to create a more equitable future in the aerospace industry. Roc’s efforts and vision earned her the prestigious Patti Grace Smith Memorial Fund Scholarship last month, enabling her to delve deeper into the industry.
Understanding the complexities of the universe? That’s a tall order for most people. But Jorge Moreno, an assistant professor of astronomy at Pomona College, isn’t just helping discover alternate forms of galaxies across the universe — they’re also using those discoveries to think more deeply about life right here on Earth.
Mudders shouldn’t be afraid to join 5C clubs, so that they can fully reap the benefits of the consortium, argues Serena Mao HM ’25.
Pushing back the start times of HMC core classes means students will be better rested and more productive, argues Serena Mao HM ’25.
The upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates that the humanities are just as important as STEM fields in building a healthy society, writes Mishaal Ijaz SC ’24.