Pomona College News
11:00 am March 5, 2015Students
Rory Taylor has made a quick and strong impact in his first year at Pomona. Working with the Draper Center for Community Partnerships, he helped found the IndigeNATION Scholars program, which pairs about 20 Claremont College mentors with 70-80 high school students at three local Native American high schools.
ProPublica interviews Pomona College Professor Amanda Hollis-Brusky about the Federalist Society, the influential conservative group that has long played a role in shaping key court decisions. Hollis-Brusky is author of Ideas with Consequences: The Federalist Society and the Conservative Counterrevolution, published in January. In the interview, she explains how the society’s legal views could influence the upcoming King v. Burwell decision regarding healthcare.
In the classroom, Sarah Westcott ’15 has maintained a GPA that has earned her All-Academic accolades from the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches. In the pool, she has been a two-time first-team All-American with 163 career goals entering this spring, and has been a part of three SCIAC titles in her first three years.
With a title that speaks for itself, In the Next Room or the vibrator play is a rousing comedy that takes playgoers back to the 1880s when electricity and human imagination collide. Created by playwright Sarah Ruhl in 2009, the play explores the role of sexual pleasure in the treatment of “hysteria” in women. See the play at Pomona College March 5-7.
From films to music lectures, March brings a wide range of events you won’t want to miss including a Nobel Laureate on "The Origins of Life," RE:BOOK kickoff event, the Vertigo@Midnight Film Series, a historic debate between candidates for principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, music and dance of Bali, Eyes of Africa events and the western semifinal of the International Championships of A Cappella, and more.
In his latest op-ed piece for the Los Angeles Times, Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations Mietek Boduszynski addresses the human rights crisis unfolding in Libya four years after the overthrow of Moammar Kadafi. The professor, a former U.S. Foreign Service officer who was stationed in Libya, writes that the North African nation is now a “broken country.”
The “Vertigo@Midnight Film Series” showcases films, shorts and trailers that illuminate the vertigo of diaspora, both its dislocations and advantages. The films will be screened Friday and Saturday, February 27-28, and repeated the weekend of March 6-7. Highlights include: Brother From Another Planet, Pumzi, Last Angel of History and Danger Word. Vintage and more contemporary videos featuring Grace Jones, Missy Elliott, Janelle Monaé, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Erykah Badu and Santigold will also be screened.
“American Spring: A Cause for Justice,” 23 story quilts that narrate the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida, will be on display at Pomona College, beginning Feb. 23. The quilts come from the Fiber Artists of Hope Network and reveal reactions to Martin’s death in 2012 and hopes for a better America.
11:20 am February 25, 2015Campus Events
Candidates for principal chief of the Cherokee Nation will participate in a series of historic debates in three cities, starting at Pomona College, on Saturday, March 7. The Pomona event will be held in the Bridges Hall of Music. Doors will open at 3 p.m. and will close promptly at 3:45 p.m. The event is open to all but priority seating will be given to citizens of the Cherokee Nation.
11:00 am February 25, 2015Students
Seniors Hong Deng Gao and Joyce Nimocks are recipients of the 2015 Napier Award, a $12,000 prize that recognizes creative leadership and funds projects that advance endeavors for peace, social justice and environmental sustainability.