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Prof. Claudia Rankine Interviewed in The New Yorker About Poetry and Ferguson

6:19 pm August 22, 2014Faculty, Media Mention

Claudia Rankine, the Henry G. Lee Professor of English at Pomona College and a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, is interviewed in The New Yorker today about the intersection of poetry, how many have turned to Langston Hughes' poem "Let America Be America Again" as a way of responding to Ferguson, racism and inequality, and her upcoming book, Citizen: An American Lyric (Graywolf Press, October 2014).

Behind the Scenes with Mikey Dickerson '01 on his First Day Working for the White House

11:30 am August 21, 2014Alumni, Media Mention

Mikey Dickerson '01, the lead fixer of the website, is the new administrator of the newly created U.S. Digital Service, a government service designed to optimize people's and businesses' online interactions with the government. Take a look at his first day as a White House employee. 

Summer Snapshot: Sabrina Li '17 Makes Organic Solar Cells

11:25 am August 18, 2014Research, Students

As part of her physics summer research project, Sabrina Li '17 is making organic solar cells with carbon. 

This is one in a series looking in on the work and projects Pomona students are carrying out this summer.

Pomona College Named to List of Top 50 LGBT-Friendly Colleges

2:00 pm August 15, 2014Faculty, Staff, Students

Pomona College was named to the annual Campus Pride 2014 Top 50 LGBT-Friendly Colleges & Universities today. “More than ever colleges today want to be viewed as LGBT-friendly and a welcoming place for all students. LGBT students and their safety impact the recruitment efforts of the entire campus,” said Shane Windmeyer, executive director of Campus Pride. “Upper-level administrators are now understanding how LGBT-friendliness is key to future institutional success. This Top 50 list is proof.”

Prof. Gilda Ochoa's "Academic Profiling" Wins Two Book Awards

2:30 pm August 14, 2014Faculty, Research

Pomona College Professor of Sociology and Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies Gilda Ochoa’s book, Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap, has won awards from Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) and the American Sociological Association (ASA). Both awards, scheduled to be presented this month, honor books that address issues of race or seek to eradicate racism. 

Prof. Nivia Montenegro's Book Pays Homage to Cuban Writer and Exile Experience

2:30 pm August 13, 2014Faculty, Research

Pomona College Professor of Spanish Nivia Montenegro’s latest book, Libro De Arenas: Prosa Dispersa 1965-1990, is a compilation of the work of the late gay Cuban dissident writer Reinaldo Arenas, commemorating the importance of the literary and political figure known for his bestselling memoir Before Night Falls

Students Recycle Materials to Create Furniture for New Studio Art Building

2:00 pm August 12, 2014Life on Campus, The Arts

The striking new Studio Art Hall’s interior will have as much attention to detail as the exterior, with handmade furniture painstakingly sculpted by Professor Michael O’Malley and eight of his students. Fixer Mikey Dickerson '01 Gets a New Mission from the White House

3:30 pm August 11, 2014Alumni, Media Mention

The White House announced today that Mikey Dickerson '01, who played a key role in fixing the website, will head the new U.S. Digital Service. In this role, Dickerson will direct the agency in applying and extending technology across the federal government to “remake the digital experience that people and businesses have with their government,” according to the White House blog.

Professors Lozano and Paster Named Associate Deans of Pomona College

4:00 pm August 6, 2014Faculty

Professors Fernando Lozano and Mary Paster are Pomona’s new associate deans of the College. On July 1, they took over from Professors Jonathan Wright and Nicole Weekes, who completed their terms in June. 

Pomona College Ranked No. 1 in Nation for “Great Financial Aid” by Princeton Review

11:40 am August 4, 2014Life on Campus

Pomona College is ranked No. 1 in the nation for “Great Financial Aid” according to a survey by The Princeton Review that asked 130,000 college students to rate their schools on dozens of topics and report their campus experiences.  According to the same survey, Pomona College also is No. 4 in the categories “Their Students Love These Colleges” and “Best Run Colleges.” Pomona was No. 5 for “Best Science Lab Facilities.”

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