Pomona College News
2:30 pm April 24, 2014Campus Events
The subjects of the 2014 Joseph J. Hartog Lectures, a religious studies series, are “The Ethical Work of Liberation in Emmanuel Levinas and Mahatma Gandhi” and "What Must a Jewish Thinker be? Levinas, Derrida and the Ironies of Jewish Identification."
Pomona College and Sichen Hernandez-Martinez ’15 were featured in the April 21 Los Angeles Times article “Transfers show community colleges’ rising reputation.” Hernandez-Martinez transferred to Pomona last fall after three years at Chaffey College.
12:00 pm April 23, 2014Campus Events
A screening of the 2014 Academy Award-winning film 20 Feet from Stardom will be followed by a discussion and performance by four of the film’s stars on Tuesday, April 29 at 7 p.m. in Rose Hills Theatre (Pomona College, Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont). The film, directed by Morgan Neville, captures the behind-the-scenes lives of back-up singers who have been working literally 20 feet behind the biggest names of the music industry, from Stevie Wonder to Mick Jagger.
2:45 pm April 22, 2014Athletics
San Antonio Spurs Coach and former Pomona-Pitzer men’s basketball coach Gregg Popovich was named the NBA Coach of the Year today. At Pomona from 1979-1988, Popovich is only the third coach in NBA league history to win the Red Auerbach Trophy three times, keeping company with Pat Riley and Don Nelson.
4:00 pm April 21, 2014Campus Events
Historian Tiya Miles (University of Michigan) will deliver the 2014 Ena H. Thompson Lectures at Pomona College on "Slavery in Detroit: A Black and Native Story," on Wednesday, April 23 at 4:15 p.m., and "The Longest Unwritten Chapter: The Interrelated Histories of African and Native America," on Thursday, April 24 at 11 a.m.
When Pomona College offered to teach free after-school tennis classes at two local elementary schools (Central Language Academy and Mission Elementary in the Ontario-Montclair School District), more than 150 kids signed-up. With a maximum class size of 25 children, spots in each of the four-week sessions had to be offered by lottery.
Claudia Rankine, Pomona College’s Henry G. Lee Professor of English, has been awarded the 2014 Jackson Poetry Prize, a $50,000 award that honors an American poet of exceptional talent who deserves wider recognition.
11:08 am April 21, 2014Athletics
This week in Pomona-Pitzer Athletics saw heavy drama, with both the Women’s Water Polo and Women’s Lacrosse teams capturing winner-take-all battles for the top seed in the SCIAC Tournament in sudden death overtime on Saturday.
Pomona College is one of only 22 colleges and universities selected for the Green Honor Roll in The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition, which profiles schools that demonstrate exemplary commitments to sustainability in their academics, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.
With the midterm elections approaching and buzz heating up around the 2016 presidential race, the Pomona Student Union (PSU) is bringing journalists Conor Friedersdorf ’02 and Reihan Salam to campus to discuss “The Future of the Republican Party” for its latest installment in the Great Debate series.