Pomona College News
11:06 am April 18, 2013Staff
Following an agreement between Pomona College and the union UNITE HERE, the College's dining hall employees will take part in a secret-ballot election administered by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on April 30, 2013, to determine whether or not they wish to be represented by the union. The NLRB is expected to release the results of the election shortly after the voting ends.
During the remaining days leading up to the election, the College administration will continue to cooperate with the NLRB in every way possible to ensure a quick and fair election. The College administration encourages every eligible member of the dining staff to take this opportunity to vote.
For more information, please visit www.pomona.edu/unionization.
1:30 pm May 20, 2013Faculty
Pomona College Professors Robert R. Gaines, Char Miller, M. Cristina Negritto, Daniel J. O’Leary, Sahriar Shariari, Michael D. Steinberger, Valorie D. Thomas and Kenneth B. Wolf have received the 2013 Wig Distinguished Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award is the highest honor bestowed on Pomona faculty and recognizes exceptional teaching, concern for students and service to the College and the community.
1:00 pm May 20, 2013Staff
Pomona College has appointed Pamela Besnard, currently vice president for development and alumni relations at The New School in New York City, as its new vice president for advancement. At Pomona, Besnard will oversee the College’s fundraising operations as well as outreach programs for alumni, parents and other constituents.
11:00 am May 17, 2013Life on Campus, Research, Students
Twelve graduates of the Pomona College Class of 2013 and a recent alumna were awarded prestigious Fulbright Fellowships to pursue independent research or teach English around the globe. In addition, five members of the Class of 2013 were selected as Fulbright alternates.
4:07 pm May 16, 2013Students
Nine Pomona College students on two teams—Team Chirp and Team Stingrays—earned a “Best Insight” award at this year’s DataFest, a 48-hour data-analysis competition held at UCLA on April 19-21.
1:30 pm May 15, 2013Faculty, Research
In his latest book, On the Edge: Water, Immigration and Politics in the Southwest, Char Miller investigates the challenges of living within the region’s complex natural systems and the interplay of politics, the environment and the region’s residents.
10:00 am May 9, 2013Life on Campus, Research, Students
Gabriella Heller '14, Kyle Metcalf '14 and Constance Wu '14 have each been awarded a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, which provides up to $7,500 per year for educational expenses to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering. William Reilly 14, a molecular biology major, received an honorable mention.
2:04 pm May 8, 2013Life on Campus, Students
Escaping the Pomona “bubble” became a little more competitive and lucrative last year when the 47 Challenge was introduced. This year, Philipp Schmuecker ’16 won first place, Yi Li ’16 won second place and Rebecca Yukman ’16 won third place for exploring Southern California.
11:30 am May 8, 2013Students
Mae Coyiuto was the subject of the May 7 Los Angeles Times story “Tennis and writing a love match for Pomona-Pitzer freshman.” Not only is Coyiuto one of the top players on the Sagehens at No. 2 singles, but she is also a published author and has started a non-profit that is helping to build libraries in her native Philippines.
10:00 am May 2, 2013Students, Campus Events
A black-tie gala fundraiser, “An Enchanted Evening,” will be held for the award-winning Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company (CCBDC) on Friday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m., with exclusive performances, open dancing and special preview highlights of CCBDC’s 15th annual spring concert “Vintage Pop Revue.”
5:00 pm April 30, 2013Campus Events
Physics Phest is a community celebration of the relationship between the arts and physics—a night filled with music, dancing, visual and interactive arts.
4:04 pm April 30, 2013Alumni, Students, Faculty, Staff
Through a National Labor Relations Board election, Pomona College's dining hall employees voted to be represented by the union UNITE HERE in collective bargaining. The vote was 56 to 27. Throughout the process, the College respected the rights of the workers to make this decision for themselves and called for open discussion of the issues. The next step in the process will be for representatives of the College administration and the union to plan formal negotiations toward an initial contract.
For more information, please visit, www.pomona.edu/unionization.
1:01 pm April 29, 2013Athletics
This week in Pomona-Pitzer Athletics saw Women's Water Polo win a SCIAC Championship, two Women's Track and Field athletes earn SCIAC titles, and the Baseball team close out the regular season with a pair of wins to lock up the second seed in the upcoming conference tournament.
12:00 pm April 25, 2013Life on Campus, Research, Students, The Arts
Junior Paul Koenig has been awarded a highly selective Beinecke Scholarship. He is one of just 20 juniors to receive the scholarships, which provides $30,000 for study toward a doctorate degree in humanities, arts or social sciences, as well as $4,000 to help with the costs of applying to, visiting and moving to graduate school.
10:10 am April 25, 2013Faculty, Research
The documentary Out! Loud!, produced and directed by Professor of Theatre Betty Bernhard, is receiving great press in India, including an interview with Bernhard in a special issue of the magazine Femina, published by The Times of India to celebrate International Women's Day
9:00 am April 24, 2013Students, Research, Life on Campus, Campus Events
Performance artist and Bible critic Peterson Toscano will discuss his time in ex-gay therapy and making a career for himself as a playwright, actor, religious studies scholar and LGBTQ advocate, in a special session of the 2013 Pomona College Clark Horowitz Lecture. The event will be held on Thursday, April 24, at 4:15 p.m., in Pomona’s Campus Center (170 E. Sixth St., Claremont), in room 201. A Q&A will follow.
3:30 pm April 22, 2013Athletics
This week in Pomona-Pitzer Athletics saw several teams pick up huge wins, as Women’s Tennis knocked off No. 9 Redlands, Women’s Water Polo kept its NCAA Tournament hopes alive with a 12-7 win over No. 1 CMS, and Baseball took two of three from Occidental to clinch a SCIAC Tournament bid.