Category Archives: Campus News

Student Wants to Tear Down German Composer Frieze

Last week, in an opinion article for The Student Life (TSL)—the student-government funded newspaper of the Claremont Colleges—a Pomona College student called for the removal of German composer Richard Wagner’s frieze from Pomona’s Bridges Auditorium, explicitly echoing recent calls to tear down Confederate statues. Continue reading Student Wants to Tear Down German Composer Frieze

Pomona Refuses to Punish Students for Illicit Blockade of Conservative Speaker

In an email sent this evening, Pomona College administrators characterized policy violations by Pomona students who blockaded the appearance of conservative speaker Heather Mac Donald at neighboring Claremont McKenna College (CMC) as “minor” and said that they would issue no sanctions for the students’ conduct, claiming falsely that “there was no evidence that participants were instructed to disperse” by campus authorities. Continue reading Pomona Refuses to Punish Students for Illicit Blockade of Conservative Speaker

Claremont College Administrators Respond to Trump DACA Decision

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s decision to end the DACA program, administrators at the Claremont Colleges—a consortium of five elite undergraduate liberal arts institutions—promised their full support and protection, including legal aid and emergency grant funds, to DACA students at the colleges. Continue reading Claremont College Administrators Respond to Trump DACA Decision

Pitzer Dean of Students Concealed Material Evidence in Title IX Investigation

In her former job as a director of judicial affairs at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Pitzer College’s newly hired dean of students Sandra Vasquez concealed material evidence from a low-income, minority student seeking to defend himself against a suspension levied by school officials in response to unfounded criminal allegations, according to a March 2017 court order and complaint submitted in July. Continue reading Pitzer Dean of Students Concealed Material Evidence in Title IX Investigation

ASPC Debuts Free Ride Shares For Marginalized Students Only

The Associated Students of Pomona College (ASPC), the student government at the college, is funding and launching an airport rideshare program that will provide free transportation from two Los Angeles area airports to campus exclusively for students from “non-traditional” family structures and immigrant, DACA/undocumented, first-generation, and low-income students. Continue reading ASPC Debuts Free Ride Shares For Marginalized Students Only