Pomona College President David Oxtoby receives a standing ovation from his faculty during commencement on Sunday at the school. Sunday’s graduation will be the last for Mr. Oxtoby who announced his retirement earlier in the year. Pomona, the largest and the oldest of the Claremont Colleges, was the next to the last of a weekend full of commencements. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Harvey Mudd College President Maria Klawe embraces 11-year-old Nicholas Zuniga after presenting him with his brother Willie Zuniga’s diploma on Sunday during commencement at the school. Willie died in February in his dorm room on campus and his family including his parents, Guillermo and Sara, as well as two brothers Nicholas and Andrew, traveled to Claremont for the ceremony.
The Claremont High School Theatre department will present The Student-Directed One Act Play Festival Thursday, May 11 through Saturday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the CHS Fruechte Theater, 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd.
Last year, KGI received approval from the city of Claremont to proceed with the campus housing development—a four-story facility to include 419 beds and span 225,000 square feet. Construction is expected to be complete in fall 2018.
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.