After Forbes Ranking, Pomona Yield Makes Record Jump

Song Lee Han

“Pomona College? Where? What? How?” Richard Lui’s baffled queries to Forbes executive editor Michael Noer on MSNBC are largely indicative of the media response to Pomona’s #2 ranking in the 2013 Forbes college rankings. Upending the Ivy stalwarts of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and Columbia,...

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Scripps Renews LASPA Director Search

Julia Cowen

Scripps College invited three candidates for the position of director of the LASPA Center for Leadership to campus to meet with students. The school hosted these three finalist candidates Feb. 12, 16 and 18 at the Scripps Student Union.The LASPA Center, named in honor of Eileen Schock Laspa SC...

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For Pomona, Waste Audit Reveals Problems and Progress

Pomona College conducted its annual waste audit Feb. 6. The annual audit, initially organized by Professor of Environmental Analysis Char Miller along with several of his students in 2010, and now delegated to the Sustainability Integration Office, has grown to become one of its key environmental...

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Pomona Offers Tenure to Six Professors, Addresses Faculty Diversity Question News

Six Pomona College faculty members were given tenure this month, having been promoted from assistant to associate professor.The six professors are Lisa Anne Auerbach in the art department, Colin Beck in sociology, Jessica L. Borelli in psychology, Pierangelo De Pace in economics, Michael J. Green... (read more)


5Cs Release Early Decision Results News

The wait is over: The 5Cs have released their Early Decision (ED) II notifications. Pomona College received fewer ED applications this year, decreasing from 736 in 2013-2014 to 717 in this year’s applicant pool. The admit rate for this year’s ED candidates stayed around 19-19.5 percent, with an... (read more)


Q&A: Behind the Scenes of HMC's MOOC News

After pursuing a mathematics degree at Harvey Mudd College, Elly Shofield HM ’13 is currently the project director of Harvey Mudd’s massive open online course (MOOC) program. The program, which launched this month, hopes to share some of Harvey Mudd’s most popular courses in an online format to a... (read more)

7Cs Survey Students for Soon-to-come Sexual Assault Resource Center News

Planning for the 7C Sexual Assault Resource Center is underway, following a survey `sent out to students Feb 1. to gather more input.Last fall, the 7C Student Deans Committee submitted a proposal to the Presidents’ Council —comprised of the presidents of all seven colleges—requesting a sexual... (read more)


Gates Scholarship Paves Road to Cambridge for Pomona Seniors News

Anisha Bhat PO ‘15 and Dakota Spear PO ‘15 have been awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarships for graduate study at Cambridge University. “I am really thrilled and happy that the Gates Cambridge saw potential in me as a leader in my field,” Bhat said.Established in 2001 with fundings from the Bill... (read more)

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