Pomona College News
2:15 pm January 29, 2015Life on Campus
The Pomona College Campus Master Plan is making its way through the final steps of the City of Claremont’s approval process. The plan advances the College’s commitment to sustainability and to reductions in energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. It builds on the College’s heritage of planning and stewardship, enriching the campus experience and upholding Pomona’s position as a preeminent institution of higher learning.
Recently awarded a $50,000 National Endowment for the Humanities research grant, Professor of Politics Susan McWilliams is working to show that the founding fathers—architects of a nation—were also architects in the literal sense.
Pomona College senior Hannah Wayment-Steele, a math and chemistry double major, has been awarded the prestigious Churchill Scholarship, which supports graduate study in the sciences, mathematics and engineering at the University of Cambridge. Only 14 Churchill Scholarships were awarded this year.
Meri Nana-Ama Danquah, a native of Ghana and author of Willow Weep for Me: A Black Woman’s Journey Through Depression, will discuss mental health and healing in contemporary culture and in the context of being a Black feminist, and the significance of narration and memoir as healing practice, as part of the Pomona College Daring Dialogues series, on Thurs., Feb. 12, at 7 p.m.
8:30 am January 26, 2015Alumni
The sci-fi drama Advantageous, set in the near future about a mother and daughter, is the latest film from director Jennifer Phang ’96, and it opens at the Sundance Film Festival today. This is the media studies major’s second turn at Sundance—her debut was in 2008 with Half-Life.
2:00 pm January 23, 2015Students
As his racing career keeps accelerating, Andrew Palmer ’16 will compete in the 24 Hours at Daytona race this weekend. Palmer, a mathematical economics major who says the second word he uttered as a toddler was “car,” is in his junior year at Pomona. “I believe that as a driver, my studies benefit me on and off the track,” Palmer said in an online interview.
When Ramon Caleon ’15 traveled last summer to the Philippines to work on a PBI film grant documentary about the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, it was the first time he had visited his childhood home since he immigrated to the United States when he was 12.
4:15 pm January 20, 2015Faculty
For the first time ever, a National Book Critics Circle finalist has been nominated in two different categories: Pomona College Professor Claudia Rankine’s work of prose poetry, Citizen: An American Lyric, is a nominee in both the poetry and criticism categories.
In her new book, Ideas with Consequences: The Federalist Society and the Conservative Counterrevolution, Pomona College Professor of Politics Amanda Hollis-Brusky gives an account and analysis of the conservative legal and intellectual reform movement of 40,000 judges, lawyers, scholars and students that counts among its members four Supreme Court Justices, dozens of federal judges, and every Republican attorney general since its creation in 1982.
9:10 am January 15, 2015Staff
That Professor Shahriar Shahriari has received what is widely considered the top national prize in teaching mathematics will come as no surprise to the hundreds of students who have taken classes from him in his 25 years at Pomona College. The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) bestowed Shahriari with the Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished Teaching of Mathematics on January 11.