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History[ edit ] An exterior view of the college, Pomona College was established as a coeducational institution on October 14,by a group of Congregationalists.
The founders' goal was to create a college in the same mold as small New England institutions. The college was originally located in Pomona, California ; classes first began in a rental house on September 12, The next year, the school moved to Claremont, at the site of an unfinished hotel.
This building would eventually become Sumner Hall, the current location of Office of Admissions.
The name Pomona College remained after the relocation. Like other Congregationalist-founded colleges such as HarvardDartmouthMiddleburyand BowdoinPomona received its own governing board, ensuring its independence. Blaisdellto call for "a group of institutions divided into small colleges—somewhat of an Oxford type—around a library and other utilities which they would use in common.
In the late s, the college began placing more emphasis on sustainability. Controversies[ edit ] This article's Criticism or Controversy section may compromise the article's neutral point of view of the subject. Please integrate the section's contents into the article as a whole, or rewrite the material.
October Alma mater[ edit ] The alma mater caused controversy when it was discovered that the song was originally written to be sung as the ensemble finale to a student-produced blackface minstrel show performed on campus in or On December 15,the college announced a decision to retain the song as the alma mater, but not to sing the song at either commencement or convocation.
The following year, the college requested proof of work authorization from all of its employees, including faculty, staff, students on work-study, and senior administration, following a "specific, credible complaint" about the college's hiring practices.
Seventeen workers sixteen of them dining hall employees could not produce documents showing that they were legally able to work in the United States, and they were fired on December 2, This increased tensions on campus with some undocumented workers believing that they were targeted because of their connection to pro-unionization movements.
The vote was successful  and after further negotiations the college recognized the union. Campus[ edit ] Marston Quadrangle forms the center of Pomona's campus. It includes 63 buildings, including 14 residence halls. It quickly expanded from 7 buildings in —the time James Blaisdell took over as President.
Many of the earlier buildings are constructed in the Spanish Renaissance Revival and Mission Stylesand are of only one or two stories in height.
Bridges Hall of Music, designed by Pasadena architect Myron Huntis an example of the fusion of these two styles. The College Gates originally marked the northern edge of Pomona's campus.
South Campus consists of mostly first-year and sophomore housing and academic buildings for the social sciences and humanities. Bridges Auditorium referred to as "Big Bridges" to distinguish it from the smaller Bridges Hall of Music is used for concerts and speakers and has a capacity of 2, It was built in as a library for the college.
Marston Quadrangle serves as a central artery for South campus facilities and is between the Carnegie Building and Bridges Auditorium.
It is one of two quadrangles on campus. The Studio Arts Hall, built in to Leed Gold Certification, is behind the Oldenborg Center, and garnered national recognition for its steel-frame design. Most of the academic buildings house science departments.
Among the notable buildings are the Richard C. Seaver Biology Building "Seaver West"completed in the Lincoln and Edmunds buildings, both completed inthe Sontag and Dialynas residence halls, both completed inand the Millikan Laboratory for Math, Physics, and Astronomy, completed in North Campus is also home to the Center for Creativity and Collaboration, established in and colloquially termed as "The Hive".
North Campus dormitories house mostly juniors and seniors. Smiley Hall was built in From C-A-T to Mat. As an elementary/early childhood education major and student-athlete, Michael Brown spends his time reading, writing and wrestling. INTERIOR DESIGN RANKED NO.
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