Pomona College News
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.
Lu Hsiu-lien (Annette Lu), vice president of Taiwan from 2000 to 2008, will discuss her new autobiography, with Ashley Esarey, My Fight for a New Taiwan: One Woman's Journey from Prison to Power, at Pomona College on Thursday, April 17, from 12 – 1 p.m., in the Frank Blue Room (260 E. Bonita Avenue, Claremont).
Enter a search term on your engine of choice and the odds are high that one of your first hits will be a Wikipedia entry. Enter most classes and students will hear that “Wikipedia is not a source,” says Pomona College Professor of Politics Amanda Hollis-Brusky. But she thinks those assumptions about the Internet encyclopedia need to be challenged.
1:00 am April 16, 2014Students
Driven by data and connected through friendship, Pomona’s newest competitive squad already is excelling in the fast-growing field of analytics. In their first case study competition last month, at the Wharton People Analytics Conference, the trio was the only undergraduate group to make it to the semifinals, going up against teams from Wharton and the business schools at Harvard and Columbia.
Pomona College’s Rembrandt Hall—the first building devoted to the visual arts in the Pomona Valley—is turning 100 years old. The Myron Hunt-designed building has incubated noteworthy artistic talent that has had global impact, including such alumni as Helen Pashgian '56, James Turrell '65, Chris Burden '69 and Peter Shelton '73. The College is marking the anniversary on April 22 by honoring The Rembrandt Club, the principal initiator and funder of the building that was completed in 1914.
Students and community members are invited to observe and celebrate tonight’s distinctive and rare “blood moon” total lunar eclipse, at a special viewing party at the Pomona College’s Brackett Observatory (400 N. Amherst Drive, Claremont), home to two 14” Celestron telescopes on computerized Paramount systems. The event will be held from approximately 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.
9:05 am April 14, 2014Athletics
This week in Pomona-Pitzer Athletics saw the Women’s Lacrosse, Women’s Water Polo, Women’s Tennis and Men’s Tennis teams all go 2-0 in SCIAC matches, while picking up some crucial wins as the Sagehens jockey for position in the conference standings in the final weeks of the regular season.
Camping and good-natured competition will come together on campus this Sunday, April 13 as Pomona College’s Outdoor Education Center puts on the Amazing Backcountry Race. Teams of two to three students will compete to complete more than a dozen “backcountry” tests, from building a fire to using a compass to pitching a tent blindfolded.
Tuesday’s one-day public sale of Google Glass is drawing lots of media attention, but Pomona College students already have a chance to use the hard-to-get high-tech frames for free for five days, thanks to the library’s loan program.