Pomona College News
Research is afoot this summer, with Pomona College students exploring a range of topics —nearly 200 projects in all—both on and off campus, many through the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP). Students are assisting faculty with research or pursuing independent projects under the mentorship of a professor, all made possible by funding from the College and other foundations.
In The Economist’s Aug. 1 issue, the cover story “Learning Unleashed” focuses on the boom of low-cost private schools in countries across Africa, Southeast Asia and the Middle East, using research and recent studies co-authored by Pomona College Professor Tahir Andrabi to demonstrate a shift in parents opting for private schooling rather than public education systems in these countries.
8:00 am July 23, 2015Life on Campus
Pomona College is pitching in to fight the drought by removing 140,000 square feet of turf this summer.
Pomona College is excited to host more than 40 athletes and coaches participating in the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.
As the story of drug lord “El Chapo” Guzmán’s prison break continues to unfold, Pomona College Professor Miguel Tinker Salas says the escape “underscores the extent to which the cartels have penetrated Mexican government and institutions as well as civil society.”
The Pomona College Academy for Youth Success is preparing to celebrate another successful summer. Every June and July, Pomona College in Claremont hosts about 90 promising high school students on campus for free college preparation. The teens live on campus for four weeks and get intensive academic preparation in math and the humanities or social sciences. The PAYS closing ceremony will be held at Bridges Hall of Music on Friday with a research poster presentation preceding.
In a TV interview, Professor Heather Williams shines the spotlight on the Santa Ana River.