Pomona College News
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.
The Cal Humanities California Documentary Project awarded Professor Tomás Summers Sandoval $10,000 for his oral history project, “Veteranos of Pomona: Local Stories of Latinos in the Military.”
Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Titus Andronicus will be performed at Pomona College’s Sontag Greek Theatre by Ophelia’s Jump, a Claremont-based professional theatre company, with alternating performances staged July 16-26.
Is Vitamin C better for you than an orange? Are omega-3 fatty acids more important for your diet than the fish they come from? This may sound like topsy-turvy nutritional logic, but a new study from Cornell University and Pomona College found participants judged individual nutrients as healthier than the whole, natural foods that contain them.
The Studio Art Hall at Pomona College, built in 2014, was certified as LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council in June, 2014. The hall, like all new buildings at Pomona College built since 2003, was built to meet LEED Gold standards with energy- and water-efficiency features and green construction practices.
Leyth Swidan ’16 has nurtured a long-time interest in global affairs—an interest birthed by his own heritage as a Jordanian, cultivated during summers spent in the Middle East with family, and deepened by his time as a Pomona student.