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Articles by Janet Ma

Lafer Discusses Unionization Process at Pomona

Lending academic expertise to the Workers for Justice movement, Gordon Lafer, associate professor at the University of Oregon’s Labor Education and Research Center and former Senior Policy Advisor on Labor in the U.S. House of Representatives, contextualized some of the key issues that have...

Acknowledging the Link between Sodexo and WFJ

According to Pomona administration, labor issues were not the driving force in the decision to terminate Sodexo’s contract. Instead, operational factors (e.g. quality of food, cleanliness, responsiveness to management) played a much larger role. We have no reason to doubt the...

Veritas Forum Discusses Compatibility of Religion and Science

Harvey Mudd Assistant Professor of Chemistry David Vosburg spoke at the Veritas forum, hosted by the Pomona-Pitzer Christian Fellowship in Rose Hills Theatre on Tuesday.As both an organic chemist and a Christian, Vosburg aimed to dispel the notion that faith and science are...

Woman Killed at Claremont Metrolink

On Wednesday at about 3:10 p.m., a 79-year-old Claremont female resident was struck by a Metrolink train at the Indian Hill Boulevard crossing, where she died on the scene from her injuries.The train was headed eastbound from Los Angeles Union Station to its final destination in San...

Changes in Housekeeping Raise Communication Issues Within Department

Amid the climate of economic uncertainty, the Pomona College community has begun to reexamine the position of staff on campus. Student groups and faculty committees have voiced concerns over the treatment and representation of staff at the college, while the administration is in the process of...

Mudd Alumnus Robert Bell Helps Solve Netflix's $1 million Question

Robert Bell HM ’72 is a member of an international team that recently won the $1 million Netflix prize for creating the best recommendation software to predict trends in Netflix customer movie preferences.Three years ago, Netflix issued a worldwide challenge to engineers, scientists, and...

Five Watson Fellowship Winners Among 5-C Seniors

Five 5-C graduating seniors were granted prestigious Watson fellowships by the Thomas J. Watson Foundation. Anoush Suni PO ’09, Irene Toro Martinez PO’09, Brian Dolphin PI ’09, Kyle Delbyck SC ’09, and Brandon Horn HM ’09 are five of 40 students nationwide who will...

Pomona Students Win Davis Grant

Ashwin Balakrishnan PO ’09, Jacob Cohen PO ’10, and Patricia Nguyen PO ’10 were granted a total of $10,000 from the Davis Projects of Peace two weeks ago. This summer, the three friends will work with the Vietnamese-American community of Versailles in Eastern New Orleans to...

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