Pomona College Debates Student Population Growth

Xiaofan Fang

When Pomona College announced last May that the largest class of first-years ever would attend the college in August, many faculty members, staff members and students were caught by surprise. Yet the 450-student class may soon be the norm for Pomona: The college is considering increasing its...

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Diwali Renews the Year in Edmunds

Devon Fox

Throngs of students swathed in traditional saris, lenghas, suits and jeans entered Pomona College's Edmunds Ballroom, removed their shoes and prepared to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali. With hundreds of miniature candles, Christmas lights threaded along the pillars, tables adorned with...

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City of Claremont Places Second in California Energy Challenge

The city of Claremont placed second in the CoolCalifornia City Challenge, a five-month challenge that engaged 10 cities to compete for a portion of $100,000 in prize money. Claremont received $22,797, taking second place behind the city of Riverside. The challenge—a partnership between the...

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Scripps Adapts to Over-Enrollment News

Scripps College announced a new enrollment target of 980 students, formalizing the population growth that the college has experienced in recent years. Despite its previous goal of 950 students, the college had enrolled 979 students due to an unexpectedly high number of applicants accepting... (read more)


Aiming for 900, HMC Expands Faculty News

In November 2013, Harvey Mudd College announced its plans to expand to 900 students over the next 10 years. Since then, the college has been slowly but steadily moving toward that goal, starting with the hiring of four new faculty members and the construction of a new residential building to be... (read more)


High Schoolers Brighten Prospects at Pitzer News

Bright Prospect, a program that supports low-income students in applying to and attending college, held an event Saturday, Nov. 8, at Pitzer College for local high-school juniors. The event included a mock classroom experience, a club fair near the Pitzer Grove House and a campus tour.Starting... (read more)

Pomona College Re-Evaluates GE Requirements News

Pomona College's Curriculum Committee is undertaking an assessment of student enrollment data and conducting surveys among student and faculty members to determine whether changes need to be made to the college's general education requirements. In his State of the College remarks at a Sept. 5... (read more)

CMC Hires Assistant VP for Investigations News

Claremont McKenna College has hired Marcie Gardner as Assistant Vice President for Investigations, a new role intended to strengthen the college's position on civil rights and Title IX.The Assistant Vice President of Investigations position is “designed to bring an impartial, fair and neutral... (read more)

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