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FLASH: Pitzer Divests From Fossil Fuels

In a press release this morning, a panel of Pitzer faculty, students and trustees announced that the college would divest the majority of its endowment from fossil fuels by the end of the year.

PUB Controversy

A few weeks ago, PUB came under scrutiny for their “America PUB.” Here’s Senior Staff Writer Emlyn Foxen’s interpretation of the situation.

Free Choices v. Free Speech

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.

Beyond the Vagina Monologues

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.

What Is Peace?

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.

Are Warehouses Worth it for the Inland Empire?

Penny Newman, a local environmental justice advocate, urges 5C students to join the fight against pollution from the logistics industry in the Inland Empire.

Are CEOs Overpaid?

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 […]

Be Awesome Without Their Permission

This entry is part 9 of 11 in the series Savage on Science

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

Diversity in STEM

This entry is part 8 of 11 in the series Savage on Science

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.

Helping Haiyan

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.

Pick Up Our December 2013 Issue!

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!

Groups that Bind, Groups that Break

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.

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