Last night, the Pomona Student Union hosted a panel on the Supreme Court case, McCullen v. Coakley. Here’s a summary of how the discussion went, and what it means for you.
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Jocelyn Goldfein, Director of Engineering at Facebook, spoke on January 29 about her experiences as a woman in a technology field and how she has created her own path in life.
The Port Side‘s third issue for the 2013-2014 school year came out on Saturday, March 1st. Check out a copy online right now!
Why does feminism continue to be a controversial topic? Contributing writer Delphine Burns explores the issue in anticipation of our March Print Edition
Leading up to our imminent feminism-themed issue, Staff Writer Nick Browne interviewed sources across the 5Cs concerning online male rights sites.
This Saturday, The American Institute for Progressive Democracy (TAIPD) will be hosting a conference at Scripps College focused around water. The conference will be divided into four sections of descending scale, finally focusing in on Southern California. With our area going through a drought that’s being called the “worst in 500 years,” it is monumentally important that people sit up and pay attention to this issue.
Eve Ensler, activist and author of The Vagina Monologues, discussed her pursuit to end violence against women and girls during a recent lunch at the Athenaeum.
Charles reveals what the leaders of the world are really up to this Valentine’s Day.
Professor Shimon Shetreet, who currently teaches at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, addressed the Claremont Community at last Thursday’s Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum lunch.
Penny Newman, a local environmental justice advocate, urges 5C students to join the fight against pollution from the logistics industry in the Inland Empire.
Is CEO pay the “lynchpin of corporate government”? After considerable research, Michael Dorff thinks not. “I cannot believe that [increase in CEO pay] is a systematic problem,” Dorff said to his audience at Claremont McKenna College’s Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum last Thursday, when he lectured on the “Myths and Realities of CEO Pay”. A professor […]
Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit (and entrepreneur, activist, and investor), spoke to students of the Claremont Colleges about harnessing the power of the Internet, getting ideas and just running with them
In President Obama’s State of the Union address, he promised to take actions on a myriad of issues ranging from implementing stricter gun control laws to working with states and utilities to limit carbon pollution while funding more clean energy programs. But what about Feminism?
Charles is excited by Obama’s “Year of Action,” but wishes we’d catch up to North Korea’s space program.
Didn’t catch the State of the Union address? Senior Staff Writer Emelyn Foxen summarized it for you.
Dr. Kelly Mack, Executive Director of Project Kaleidoscope at the Association of American Colleges and Universities, gave her Nelson Lecture on October 24. She spoke about the roles of gender and race in STEM fields, and how these factors affect not just these women but science and society as a whole.
At 5:30 on November 25th, around two dozen students gathered at the Pitzer Mounds for a candlelight vigil to show support for the victims and families of victims affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and Vietnam.
The Port Side‘s second issue for the 2013-2014 school year came out on Saturday, December 7th. Check out a copy online right now!
A look at the Death Penalty’s Past, Present, and ambiguous Future
Every first-year at Pomona College is part of a sponsor group from the moment they arrive on campus. What started in 1927 as a small, student-run organization has now expanded into a complex system of choosing roommate pairs, sponsors, and sponsor groups headed up by the Residence Hall Staff.
On the heels of successful ballot measures, Colorado and Washington are now preparing to begin the legal sale of recreational marijuana in January 2014. In the meantime, the legalization of marijuana remains a polarizing issue as opponents and supporters of the measures have continued to voice their differing views.
Charles takes a more serious note this week with the issue of gun control.
Notable Evolutionist Professor Joan Roughgarden recently gave a speech at HMC regarding gender and heteronormative diversity in STEM.
In Claremont, we tend not to see allyship as something invasive or condescending. But can we effectively challenge hierarchies that support our own positions of privilege?
Jenna continues to explore the political culture of Washington and finds that even in the midst of a government shutdown, D.C. can still be “overwhelming”.
During a recent speech at Scripps, Rudi Veestraeten said that both the US and the EU need to get their “act together.” He stated, “If we want to continue to have [an] effective relationship [between the US and the EU,] we need to work.”
According to a demographer and associate director of the Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture at Trinity College, demographers who measure gender inequality worldwide fail to factor in a crucial yet oft-ignored dimension into their analyses: secularism.
How can we protect large civil engineering projects from the forces of an earthquake? Tamara Savage explains how one can model a dam’s reactions to “hazard loading conditions”, and ensure its structural stability.
On Tuesday, November 5th, Lan Anh Hoang of the University of Melbourne spoke at Pomona about the sexuality of female Vietnamese migrant workers in Taiwan, and how it is often stereotypically presented.
After national gun legislation failed, a number of states took matters into their own hands, passing harsher and stricter gun control laws in some states and expanding gun rights laws in others.