Pomona College News
The Pomona College Museum of Art fall exhibitions—on view from Sept. 2 through Dec. 19—encompass a range of work: a collaborative visual narrative spotlighting the industrialized landscape of the Mississippi River Corridor; outdoor sculpture and paintings that investigate the long-term effects of sunlight and weather; and a portfolio of etchings that address the harrowing impact of AIDS.
Share in the Pomona College tradition of "Enter Here," where first-year students enter the College Gates to the cheers of their families and upperclassmen. The Gates, 100 years old this year, offer this welcome from Pomona's fourth president: "Let only the eager, thoughtful, and reverent enter here."
Pomona College is No. 12 in Washington Monthly’s ranking of top liberal arts colleges, based on research, recruiting and graduating low-income students, and encouraging students to give something back to their country. Released today, the rankings place Pomona No. 7 in the “Bachelor’s to PhD” category and No. 13 on the “Affordable Elites” list, which compiled the most selective colleges and then examined “the percent of students receiving Pell Grants, student loan default rates, six-year graduation rates and the net price of attendance (the total cost of attending college less all grant aid received) for families making less than $75,000 per year.”
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).
Mikey Dickerson '01, the lead fixer of the Healthcare.gov 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.
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 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.”
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.
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.