At his inauguration 14 years ago, Pomona College President David Oxtoby borrowed from W.E.B. DuBois.
“The function of the university—and, I would add, the liberal arts college—is not simply to teach bread-winning, or to furnish teachers for the public schools, or to be a centre of polite society; it is above all to be the organ of that fine adjustment between real life and the growing knowledge of life, an adjustment which forms the secret of civilization.”
Scripps College President Lara Tiedens receives a standing ovation during the processional of her inauguration ceremony on Saturday at the college. Ms. Tiednes, who has been on the job since August, is the ninth president of Scripps which is celebrating 90 years. The event featured 13 speakers including remarks from her parents, Claremont McKenna College President Hiram Chodosh and Claremont Mayor Larry Schroeder. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Eleven CHS students have been recognized as scoring in the top 2.5 percent among all Hispanic and Latino test-takers in our region. CHS students invited to participate in the National Hispanic Recognition Program include Isabel Barbee, Jack Berry, David Deanda, Alfredo Gonzalez, Matthew Lach, Cristian Lozano, Metzli Montero, Victor Mora, Lauren Vance, Maya Winnick and Diego Zertuche, son of COURIER columnist Mellissa Martinez. Go Pack!
Amidst a tumultuous period of student demands, protests, strikes and sit-ins at the Claremont Colleges, the Pomona College administration is standing firm in response to criticism after hiring prominent sociologist Alice Goffman.
After a student or group of students emailed Pomona officials a list of demands—chiefly, the immediate dismissal of Ms. Goffman, whose critically-acclaimed book about how policing and mass incarceration affects African American communities—the sociology department emphatically denied the students’ claims.
Last Thursday’s school board meeting focused largely on swift and positive developments with regards to Measure G, the $58 million general obligation bond passed by voters in November of 2016.
The Claremont Unified School District Board of Education voted unanimously at their April 20 gathering to enter into contracts with three architectural firms for three key bond projects.
Fifth grade student Mike Sofalca brought down the house with his reading of “He is Just a Little Boy” on Friday during a poetry reading assembly at Chaparral Elementary School. The school had two assemblies, the first for the lower grades and the second for upper, where the students read either a poem they wrote or one that they like. Also they held an open microphone event during lunch for more poetry readings. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Artist Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca works with Dean Magallanes, 11, and Katie Offill Jackson, 12, as the students of Jacque McElvy’s sixth grade class put finishing touches on their movie recently at Mountain View Elementary School. The students shot the film acted in it and did all of the post production. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
“Local girl makes good” doesn’t quite do justice to Victoria Schein. It’s accurate, but the truth is Ms. Schein, 23, is changing the world.
The 2012 Claremont High School graduate is an Innovation Coordinator at Ford Motor Company, where she has filed nine patents during her short time with the Dearborn, Michigan corporation. She started in 2015 at Ford’s Palo Alto location as an intern and is now a full-time employee.
Sumner and Danbury, which have about 530 and 75 students, respectively, have traditionally been viewed as two schools or been presented as a hyphenate: Sumner-Danbury. Mr. Ward says he is now thinking of them as one campus: Sumner Danbury.
The staffs were presented with the change last Thursday.
Longtime Claremont resident Christopher Andrade, principal of Christ Lutheran School in West Covina, was selected as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 2016 Principal of the Year.
“Principal Andrade was nominated by a colleague, and selected by his fellow principals through a national process conducted by the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association,” said Gayle Denny, executive director of ELEA.
For the first time in 33 years, Claremont High School Theater Director Krista Elhai has had to cancel a performance.
People who purchased tickets to see Xanadu this Saturday were informed Wednesday the night’s production was a no-go because of a major logistical problem. As part of the high school’s solar installation project, the electricity will be turned off Saturday morning and there’s no guarantee the power will be back on in time for the 7:30 p.m. curtain time. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A light rain fell early in February as members of the Oakmont Outdoor School community gathered for a touching memorial service. It was not a student or staff member being mourned but instead a towering oak tree that had served as a centerpiece of the campus for decades. The previous Monday, the district informed Oakmont Principal Jenny Adams and her staff that the tree had to go. The news was expected as the tree, which was about 50 years old, had been doing poorly.
Carly Sanden, as Kira, and Riley Polanski, as Sonny, rehearse a scen from the play Xanadu Tuesday night at Claremont High School. CHS Theatre will present the light comedy musical this Friday and Saturday as well as next Thursday, Friday and Saturday. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff