Pitzer to Divest 99% of Endowment

Molly Hickey

Pitzer College President Laura Skandera Trombley announced Saturday, April 12 that the college will divest nearly all its endowment from fossil fuel funds by the end of this year. Divestment, which Pitzer's Board of Trustees approved unanimously April 5, is part of a larger climate action plan...

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CMC Searches for New Ath Director

After serving 25 years as the director of the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, Bonnie Snortum will be retiring June 30, when a new director will be instated. Jeff Huang, vice president of student affairs, admissions, and financial aid at Claremont McKenna College, is spearheading the search for a...

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Four Injured by Tree Fall, Rotting Roots Likely Cause

Caitlin Kenney

A large tree on the northeast side of Frary Dining Hall at Pomona College fell at about 6:20 p.m. on Monday, April 14, landing in the backyard of the Clark I faculty residence and the outdoor dining area and injuring four students who were eating outside. Students, staff members, and resident...

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Pitzer Senate Debates Proposed Nudity Resolution

Would impressionable prospective students be put off if they caught a glimpse of naked Pitzer College students lounging in the grass? Could a clothing-optional campus create an uncomfortable workplace for staff members? These are some of the questions the Pitzer Student Senate must grapple with...

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5C Students May Not Feel the Cal Grant Cuts, But Others Will News

As part of a decades-long trend in decreasing funding for the Cal Grants program, California will reduce the amount of aid the state-funded program grants to college students by 11 percent during the 2014-2015 academic year. The Cal Grants program provides financial aid for low-income students... (read more)

ASPC Creates Sexual Assault Task Force News

In an effort to address sexual violence at Pomona College, the Associated Students of Pomona College (ASPC) Senate voted and approved the creation of a Sexual Violence Task Force on April 14.South Campus Representative Nico Kass PO '16 presented the resolution, which stated that the task force... (read more)

Students Win Strauss Grant for Service Projects News

Many students aspire to win distinguished national scholarships or fellowships such as the Fulbright or the Watson. Before senior year, however, some students are turning their attention to other, less famous gems: local scholarships. Karen Herrera PO '15 and Nathalie Folkerts PO '16 are the... (read more)

Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Speaks at Ath News

Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul visited the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College on Wednesday, April 16 and delivered a speech entitled “Does the End of the Post-Cold War Era Mean a Return to the Cold War Era?”McFaul was the ambassador to Russia for two... (read more)

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