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Campus Events

Film series, speakers, lectures, trips and parties are organized by student government and individual clubs, by residence halls and sponsor groups. The College, academic departments and student groups invite performing artists and guest speakers in every field to campus. Many visitors stay several days, lecturing, conducting workshops or master classes and meeting informally with students.

A sampling of recent speakers on the Pomona campus includes public figures (former President Bill Clinton, retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, U.S. Senators John Edwards, Dianne Feinstein and Bob Graham, activist Angela Davis, former Army Chief of Staff Eric Shinseki); Nobel laureates (Desmond Tutu, Bono, Gerald M. Edelman, Robert H. Grubbs, K. Barry Sharpless, Herbert Simon); noted journalists (Walter Cronkite, Haynes Johnson, New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller ’70, Michael Moore); literary figures (Edward Jones, Maya Angelou, Carlos Fuentes, bell hooks, Garrison Keillor); social scientists (political theorist Benjamin Barber, Mexican scholar Carlos Montemayor and feminist theologian Judith Plaskow); and performing artists (Ludacris, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Margaret Cho, The Indigo Girls, Willie Nelson, Itzhak Perlman).

Life at Pomona