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Old March 31st, 2014 #21
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Daring Minds Campaign Launch

This speech was presented at the public launch of Campaign Pomona: Daring Minds on October 16, 2010. Text of the speech is available below the video.

[video]

The world needs daring minds!

From the days of our founding, in a Southern California desert surrounded by granite and sagebrush, to the high-technology era of the 21st century, bold and courageous minds have shaped and guided Pomona College. In similar fashion, the students who have graduated from this College have used their intellectual gifts, creative energy and commitment to change the world.

Today we launch a campaign that seeks to transform the Pomona education in ways that will make it second to none, building upon the solid foundation laid by the generations that preceded us. We continue to challenge--we dare--all students in this College to reach even higher: to move beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries, to seek experiences that lie outside of their comfort zones, to aspire to solve the big problems that face our world, and to gain the skills and knowledge that will help to ensure their success. In order to achieve this overarching goal, we are asking our closest friends to join us in partnership as we move forward.

The videos that we are seeing feature four remarkable students, individuals who have taken advantage--in bold and adventurous ways--of a Pomona education as they prepare for their futures. But we need to remember that these individual students are shaped by the community of which they are a part. The Pomona experience involves, at its very core, collaboration, teamwork, and shared support. From the seminar in which faculty and students engage in the analysis of a text, to the laboratory where a team designs and builds a new telescope, to the football field where athletes work together to execute a play, the college experience builds community for each one of our students.

Pomona is a residential liberal arts college, that uniquely American construct that over time has come to represent the gold standard in higher education. The Pomona experience begins in the classroom, where discussion and independent thinking are fostered. It moves from there to other forms of faculty-student and staff-student interaction, from office hours to joint research to informal conversations all over campus. It continues 24-7 in the residence halls, where, beginning with the first-year sponsor groups, students become part of an academic community that continually engages and challenges them. From performing in plays and making art to singing in the choir and playing on a sports team, each Pomona student has the opportunity to learn from fellow students and to share in the life of the College. The wide range of clubs and student-run organizations provides opportunities for leadership and ways to connect with communities beyond the campus.

The campus community extends beyond the students, faculty, and staff to alumni, parents, and friends around the country and across the world. The alumni of this College--nearly 21,000 strong--remain part of the Pomona community throughout their lives, returning for reunions and often engaging with faculty mentors and current students. One of the delights of my job as president is to meet alumni and learn, again and again, of their passionate connection to this College and the ways that their Pomona education has transformed their own lives. Through them, the College of today remains connected to our past as we plan for our future. And it is a constant pleasure to hear from Pomona parents about the experiences of their sons and daughters--how the College is challenging them to reach their full potential and, on occasion, to receive suggestions of ways in which we might improve. Parents are very much a part of our community, whether they visit campus or simply learn about us from their children.

As many of you know, I am a scientist by training and experience. My core area of research has involved the study of nucleation. Consider a sample of water, purified and cooled slightly below its normal freezing point. It stands in a state of suspended possibility, not changing at all until a tiny seed crystal of ice, the nucleating agent, is added; then the entire sample quickly and dramatically freezes. The daring minds that we educate at Pomona College have the possibility to serve as nucleating agents in the world around them, to enter into situations that have the potential for change and to provide the seed for transformation.

Campaign Pomona: Daring Minds presents a dramatic opportunity to provide a nucleating seed for change on our campus. When I first came to Pomona College nearly eight years ago and met students, faculty, staff, trustees and alumni during the presidential selection process, I was struck by the lack of complacency in this community and the willingness to contemplate change, to take risks and to aim higher. Pomona College is ambitious in its goals to become even stronger. There is tremendous potential in this College, and this campaign is a critical step toward releasing this potential.

The founders of this College dared to plan and establish a “college of the New England type,” and in the creative vision of architect Myron Hunt--architect for this very building--this plan found physical expression. The boldness of President James Blaisdell led to the formation of The Claremont Colleges, a consortium unique in higher education that still sets the standard for institutional cooperation in the academic world. We follow these heroic planners of the past with our own plans, conceived for the challenges of a different century but no less ambitious in scope and impact.

We seek, quite simply, to lead the country and the world in the quality and accessibility of the education we offer. Through increased support for financial aid, we will set the standard for affordability for students from all walks of life. Through a renewed emphasis on the arts, we will encourage more opportunities for creative expression from all students. Through substantive summer research and internship opportunities for each student--not just for a selected elite--we will add a critical component to the current eight semesters of study. And, finally, through building bridges to the communities that surround us, as well as making connections across the world, we will prepare Pomona students to be enlightened decision-makers.

As students walk through the College gates, either during their four years on campus or when they leave this community at graduation, they read the historic charge of President Blaisdell: “They only are loyal to this College who departing bear their added riches in trust for mankind.” Many institutions talk about the importance of giving back, but at Pomona College, the notion is etched into our granite gates and into our hearts. In this campaign, we seek to provide future Pomona College students with opportunities, the “added riches,” that will prepare them for committed lives of meaning and distinction. We have a challenging job in front of us to achieve the goals of this Campaign. Thank you for your support of this mission.

http://www.pomona.edu/administration...gn-speech.aspx
They want daring minds. I do not have nostril big enough nor lung capacious enough for the snort that deserves.

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Old March 31st, 2014 #22
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The Admissions Office’s hard work is not yet done. Open house programs will be held on campus April 14 and 21. Six post-offer parties will be held across the country for students and their parents who are unable to make it to the campus events. Admitted students must notify the College of their decision by May 1. Approximately 400 first-years will make up the Class of 2018.

http://pomona.edu/news/2014/03/21-ad...dents-day.aspx

Alex_Linder • a few seconds ago
So, if we assume that 40-50% of the students you're counting as white are actually jews, who don't consider themselves white...then we can see that your discrimination against whites is actually rather pronounced. That must make you feel good.


[if that comment survives long, i'll be surprised. this is the PC alumni mag, now online]

Alex_Linder • a minute ago
Tweet I happened across earlier today:

Alex McPhee ‏@mcfieldgoal Mar 24
Pomona College is basically a bunch of required courses that teach me to feel bad about being white

Interesting comment from young Mr. McPhee. Of course we know that making whites uncomfortable _is_ education - daring young white minds to embrace self-hate, we might say, while making 'minorities' uncomfortable is, well, insensitive at the least. Probably not legally advisible either.
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[yep - made these comments right before going to sleep; get up, they're already erased. hardly even 10am on the west coast, already scrubbing the boards, they are. that's Pomona. Talk about Daring Minds in public while erasing direct questions in private. pathetic institutional behavior. if you're white - Pomona is a waste of your time and money]
 
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CalTech is still worth the money cause they don't even have hardly any time to waft wastedly in the humanities.

It's sister body Pitzer sounds sooooo much like a NYC Jewish name.
 
Old August 26th, 2014 #24
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CalTech is still worth the money cause they don't even have hardly any time to waft wastedly in the humanities.

It's sister body Pitzer sounds sooooo much like a NYC Jewish name.
Pitzer was started as a lefty school in the '60s, I don't actually know where that name comes from, but I wouldn't be suprised if it were a jew, altho the Claremont Colleges are as WASP as it gets. In origin and mentality, anyway; these days minorities seem to be half the student population.
 
Old August 26th, 2014 #25
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[see the way of doing things, notice what is required in this opening few days. i have bolded the significant parts]

Orientation Schedule - 2014

download our mobile guide

Each day, a small number of schedules will be printed, and schedules will be posted around campus. You may also download our free Orientation app for schedules, maps and other information (link TBA in July). Information on placement exams can be found here, and a separate schedule for parents and family is located here.

Mandatory schedule items are denoted with an asterisk and italics.

Sunday, August 24 - DAY ONE

8:00 a.m. - Noon
Residence Halls Open
*Welcome and Check-In for Students
Outside Sumner Hall
8:00 a.m. - Noon
Parent’s Orientation, Check-in and Information
Outside Sumner Hall
8:00 a.m. - Noon
*Orientation Adventure Check-in and Registration
Outdoor Education Center
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Welcome Luncheon for Parents and Students
Marston Quad
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
*President’s Welcome for Parents and Students
Bridges Auditorium
2:15 p.m.
*Class Picture
Carnegie Hall
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
*Sponsor Group Meetings
Residence Halls
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Last check-in with Parents and farewells
Residence Halls
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
*New Student Dinner with Sponsors and Mentors
Marston Quad
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
President’s Reception for Parents and Family Members Only
Richardson Garden
6:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
*"Enter Here...”
College Avenue and Sixth Street
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
*Welcome to Pomona College
With Miriam Feldblum, VP and Dean of Students, and student speakers
Bridges Auditorium
Learning Outcome
Introduce students to learning and development that will happen throughout their collegiate experience
Journal Entry (required)
This session features Dean Feldblum and Sophomore Speakers. The sophomores are reflecting on their first year at Pomona. What were your impressions? What part of their speeches will you take to heart and follow? What surprised you?
Assessment Survey
9:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
New Student Ice Cream Socials
Mudd-Blaisdell, Gibson and Wig Hall Residents - Bridges Auditorium, North Patio
Harwood and Lyon Residents - Bridges Auditorium, South Patio
Monday, August 25 - DAY TWO

[the practical value of a genuinely elite college is: 1) prep for grad/professional school, 2) exposure to a level of female off the chart compared to average society, in terms of brains]

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
Frank and Frary Dining Halls
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
*Language Placement Examinations and Placement Information Meetings
Visit the Placement Examinations schedule.
9:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
*Appreciating Diversity – Community Building: Living and Learning Together
Bridges Auditorium
[we can all be diverse and form a community. so long as we all agree on things. which means we can't actually be that diverse.]
Learning Outcome
Understand and appreciate diversity; treat others with respect
Journal Entry (required) [journal keeping is an illuminati technique used by leftists for 'soul spying,' so that they may divine your inner thoughts, your driving predilections, and use them to manipulate you]
Before listening to the speakers, how did you define diversity? How do you define it now? What did you learn from this session?

Assessment Survey
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Advanced Calculus Advisory Placement Examination
Seaver North Auditorium
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Transfer/Exchange Academic Information Meeting
Smith Campus Center, Room 217
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch
Frank and Frary Dining Halls
1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
*Social Responsibility Presentation [weaselly word, 'social' and 'responsibility' and 'social responsibility' - you mean like follow the law? you don't. oh.]
Bridges Auditorium
Learning Outcome
Understand and appreciate diversity; treat others with respect
Journal Entry (required)
Before listening to the speakers, how did you define diversity? How do you define it now? What did you learn from this session? [you've learned. ie, replaced your opinion with theirs ie the correct opinion - if you want to be high- and beautiful-minded]
Assessment Survey
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
*Drawing the Shades Performance
Bridges Auditorium
Trigger Warning: This session contains information about and descriptions of sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to survivors. Please feel free to leave the auditorium at any time during the performance. You may also speak to a peer counselor in the lobby. [college sex teaching amounts to: be loose, because promiscuous goyim are good for jews, but don't rape women, which means anything from hurting their feelings to rape]
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
*Drawing the Shades Discussions
As assigned in classrooms
Learning Outcome
Develop a respect for others, identify power differentials in relationships, demonstrate the ability to listen to others point of view [be intimidated. let others use their privileged category membership overcome what might seem your superior intelligence and knowledge. always be tentative. especially if you're a white male. you have much to learn and nothing to teach. others know what you need to merely because of the category they belong to, but it is not their job to teach you. it is your job to listen. this is higher education, not brainwashing or anti-white discrimination or forsaking of actual learning for leftist politics]
Journal Entry (required)
Sexual assault and misconduct is a major concern for the nation. Dean Mooko great name, second only to Dean Wormer informed you about the federal laws, guidelines, and issues and Drawing the Shades makes it personal. How did the stories impact you? Thinking about how the discussion went, how did you feel, what did you take away from it? great concern here about 'rape,' very interesting. probably related to some scandals at a similar liberal arts college in Pomona's conference (SCIAC), Occidental if I recall (may be wrong)
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
*Dinner with your Orientation Adventure (OA) group and Mug Passing, sponsored by the Alumni Association
Sontag Greek Theatre
Tuesday, August 26 - DAY THREE

Orientation Adventure Trips Depart
Please consult your OA schedule for specific information and departure times and locations.
Journal Entry (required)
Orientation Adventure strives to promote the following specific learning outcomes: reflective thinking, problem solving, adaptability, resiliency, collaboration, bonding, and new engagements. Please reflect on any of these skills or other skills you gained from your OA trip. How can you use these skills at Pomona College? I proved I COULD find my ass with a map and a flashlight and peer counseling. My self-esteem is through the roof. I am ready for O-Chem.
While on your OA trip, and/or participating in the scheduled community engagement activity, what did you learn about the local communities in and around your location? How are these local communities connected to your new Pomona College community?
Wednesday, August 27 - DAY FOUR They're filled with incompetent coloreds, many of whom aren't particularly law abiding, hence bars over windows. I will stay inside the I-10, thank you very much. Except when I will venture down to Carl's Jr for a delicious bacon double-cheeseburger, and try to avoid Axl Rose's "don't want to buy none of your gold chains today."

Orientation Adventure in progress
Thursday, August 28 - DAY FIVE

Orientation Adventure in progress
Friday, August 29 - DAY SIX

Orientation Adventure trips return – times will vary
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch
Frary Dining Hall
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Dinner
Frank and Frary Dining Halls
9:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Scripps Carnival
Scripps College, Sallie Tiernan Field House Alumnae Field
Saturday, August 30 - DAY SEVEN

7:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Breakfast
Frary Dining Hall
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
*Academic Advising & Academic Resources Information panel discussion
Bridges Auditorium
Learning Outcome
Understand the requirements of academic major; identify and develop educational goals; communicate ideas and information to faculty advisors; develop a realistic first year plan
Journal Entry (required)
How do you plan to explore the five areas of study at Pomona? After listening to the discussion, what area of study would be most familiar to you? What will challenge you? How will you use the academic resources to enhance your learning experience?
Assessment Survey
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch with Faculty Advisors
Stover Walk
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
*Academic Advising to be arranged with your advisor
Faculty offices
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Academic Department Fair
Stover Walk
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Preparing for the Health Sciences
Smith Campus Center, Rose Hills Theatre
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
3-2 Engineering Program Information Meeting
Smith Campus Center, Room 208
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Advanced Chemistry (Chemistry 51) Advisory Placement Examination
Seaver North Auditorium
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Dinner
Frank and Frary Dining Halls
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
*Leadership and Personal Development
Bridges Auditorium
Learning Outcome
Demonstrate awareness of leadership development opportunities; connect leadership with personal and career development
Journal Entry (required)
Research strongly supports students who make the connection between what goes on inside the classroom and outside the classroom have a more satisfying and effective learning. How do you anticipate making that connection? What will be your first leadership step at Pomona?
Assessment Survey
8:45 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
*5-C Transfer Student Social (Mandatory for all new Transfer students)
Harrison Ave, parking lot (event is off campus, transportation will be provided)
9:00 p.m.
Pitzer Welcome Dance
Pitzer College - Pellissier Mall
Sunday, August 31 - DAY EIGHT

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Frary Dining Hall
8:00 a.m. - Noon
Intentional Reflection Time
Utilize this time for some intentional reflection on this week’s Orientation activities, and be sure to use your journal.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
*Academic Advising to be Arranged with your Advisor
Faculty Offices
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Brunch
Frank and Frary Dining Halls
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
*Healthy Behavior
Bridges Auditorium
Learning Outcome
Identify personal behaviors that promote health and reduce risk; understand the relationship between physical and mental health and academic success This is the peculiar problem of these institutions. The folks are all elite. All much, much smarter than average. They are christian, but they don't really believe, so much. The only context they have is a globalized sort of be-niceism. What the student needs is a white-racial context. Something strong and proud. All these watered down WASPs have to offer is technical advice about avoiding disease. Technical advice is nice, but it leaves out the heart...of the matter, which is what matters most. Christianity at least tries to address that, it just doesn't provide a valid or appealing answer to many people, particularly to those likely to attent this institution.
Journal Entry (required)
College students are a distinct population with unique physical and mental health needs. Alcohol and drug use, sexual health, personal safety, mental health and interpersonal health are areas that college professionals must address. Describe one health habit that you feel is positive and on track. Name a health habit that you are concerned about and how you can learn more or change. Afraid to make judgments and issue commands, they're reduced to saying: you should act like this because it's logical. Not really strong enough. This is in loco parentis attenuated to the passing out of an STD pamphlet.
Assessment Survey
2:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Walker Wall Painting
Walker Wall
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Food Truck Picnic
Walker Beach
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
*First-Year Book Discussion on Americanah never heard of this so i'll look it up. I'll just guess it will be some leftist multicultural assness.



Quote:
Americanah is a novel by the Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Published in 2013 by Alfred A. Knopf, it tells the story of a young Nigerian woman who emigrates to America for a university education.
Bridges Auditorium
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
*First-Year Book Break-Out Discussions on Americanah Presumably they were instructed to read this book when they received their admissions letter.
Various Locations Assigned
9:00 p.m. - Midnight
Frosh-Aid
Donate school supplies for admission - Proceeds of the school supply drive will benefit Inland Valley Hope Partners get used to helping the poower little coloreds of the world with our WASP beneficence
Bixby Plaza
Monday, September 1 - DAY NINE

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Frary Dining Hall
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Intentional Downtime
8:00 a.m. – Noon
*Course Enrollment: By Appointment
Cowart Information Technology Building
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Brunch
Frank and Frary Dining Halls
1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Course Enrollment: By Appointment
Cowart Information Technology Building
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
*Picnic with President and Mrs. Oxtoby
President’s House
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Five-College Improv Comedy Show featuring Without a Box and Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company Umm...can I pay not to see that?
Claremont McKenna College - “The Court” (Adjacent to Pritzlaff Field) CMC is a neocon factory, responsible for WMD liars, Reps., various judeo-christian fakers and jew Harry Jaffa, the primus inter pares of Lincoln liars
Tuesday, September 2 - DAY TEN

8:10 a.m.
Classes Begin
11:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.
*Pomona College Convocation
Bridges Hall of Music
Beyond Orientation Week - Mandatory Events

Financial Aid Info Session
Smith Campus Center, 208
All students on Financial Aid must go to one of these meetings
Wednesday, September 3, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 4, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 4, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
South Campus Emergency Drill
Wednesday, September 3 - 6:00 p.m.
All South Campus Residence Halls
RHS Will conduct the drill
North Campus Emergency Drill
Thursday, September 4 - 6:00 p.m.
All North Campus Residence Halls
RHS Will conduct the drill
5-C Turf Dinner
Tuesday, September 16, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Pitzer Mounds

http://www.pomona.edu/students/new-s...ion/schedules/
 
Old August 26th, 2014 #26
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[nothing for white students? how totally unpredictable]

Clubs, Auditions and Open Houses

Open houses, auditions and information sessions are your chances to get involved with extracurricular actvities and organizations on campus. Keep an eye on this page, as we'll be announcing more events as we receive the information.

Organization Open Houses

Asian American Mentor Program (AAMP)
Date, TBD
Smith Campus Center

Asian American Resource Center (AARC)
date and location TBA

Chicano/Latino Student Affairs (CLSA)
Date, TBA
Tranqauda Building

International Place (I-Place)
Tue., Sept. 2 - 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Claremont McKenna

KSPC - College Radio
Tue., Sept. 9 - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Thatcher Building

Office of Black Student Affairs (OBSA)
date and location TBA

Office of the Chaplains
Tue., Sept. 9 - 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
McAlister Center

Queer Resource Center
Wed., Sept. 17 - 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Walton Commons

Auditions

Choir Auditions
Sign-up sheets will be posted outside Thatcher, room 211
Thatcher, room 211

Monday, September 1, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 2, 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 3, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 4, 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday, September 5, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Choir – First Rehearsal
Tuesday, September 9, 6:30 p.m
Lyman Hall

Concert Band - 1st Rehearsal
Mon., Sept. 8 - 6:45 p.m.
Bridges Hall of Music

Dance
View the schedule here

Jazz Ensemble
Audition Information will be posted in Thatcher Lobby

Music Lesson Registration
Thatcher Music Building Lobby

Tuesday, September 2, 8:30am - 10:30am and 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday, September 3, 8:30am - 10:30am and 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Friday, September 5, 8:30am - 10:30am and 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Orchestra
Students May Sign up for auditions in Thatcher Music Building Lobby

Saturday, September 6
Sunday, September 7
Orchestra - First Rehearsal
Tues., Sept. 9 - 6:30 p.m.
Bridges Hall of Music

Theatre
View the schedule here
 
Old August 26th, 2014 #27
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Jesus Christ!

And people are paying money to send their kids into this mental glue factory?

When I went to college at a state U in TN, years ago, the only welcome was a guided tour of the campus. I later attended another college northward and there were some optional "sensitivity" meetings with the RAs (Resident Advisors) of dorms--which I skipped.

Now it's a full-court press of mandatory brain-washing, apparently.

College is less a place to learn factual knowledge than an induction ceremony into "elite" circles. Just like joining the Masons or converting to Catholicism or Judaism.

Who needs it? as the jews would say. College is a scam and scandal, see here:
http://vnnforum.com/showthread.php?t=68960
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[i will insert random image i come across on Pomona's official web pages, just to show how it presents itself]

 
Old August 27th, 2014 #29
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Jesus Christ!

And people are paying money to send their kids into this mental glue factory?
All colleges teach the same thing, promote the same bogus ideals. I'm using Pomona because I went there, so I can add something extra to the commentary, but it would be variations on the theme anywhere else.

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When I went to college at a state U in TN, years ago, the only welcome was a guided tour of the campus. I later attended another college northward and there were some optional "sensitivity" meetings with the RAs (Resident Advisors) of dorms--which I skipped.

Now it's a full-court press of mandatory brain-washing, apparently.
Thing I notice is Pomona is really pushing the dont-rape message. I THINK this is due to the scandal at another college in their league, and not just average feminist brainwashing. They're going to do their best to avoid something like this:

Can Oxy Quash Its Campus Rape Scandal?
http://www.laprogressive.com/occidental-rape-scandal/

The diversity horseshit - that's everywhere.

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College is less a place to learn factual knowledge than an induction ceremony into "elite" circles. Just like joining the Masons or converting to Catholicism or Judaism.
Yeah. But only a few schools have a name worth paying for. The rest, you're just going into debt. Even if you want to go into something professional and non-political, doesn't make sense to spend huge bucks undergrad. Places like Pomona can really only be justified for people who are extroverted, illiberal, seeking to make their place among fellow cultists. Then there is great value in its connections. For me, none of that applied. The only things I learned at Pomona was the nature of liberalism, and the peculiar cast of the high-end WASP mind. To be fair, I could say, I learned that I loved verbal fighting and wanted to spend my life doing it in newspapers. Well, that part didn't pan out due to faulty wiring, but thanks to Tim Berners-Lee and other good white men, I don't have to die on the vine. So I got something out of Pomona, but it sure as hell wasn't worth the money (my parents' money, not mine). As the chick said quoted up thread, there's not enough time to THINK at these elite schools, because 8/10 are grubbing for grades. But for me, I never planned to go on, I really disliked most of the professors, I'm not ingratiating, I disagreed with almost everything I read... I don't know what to say. I didn't fit in. The WASP illiberal ideal struck me as grotesque beyond measure, and when you see how these high-minded folks function in practice, you have extra spit for your disdain.

It is absolutely insane to spend your time studying anything derived from Marx. That is an absolute principle. Read Marx, sure. A couple others. But when the entire curriculum is based on anti-white lies and hysterics and special pleadings for niggers and browns, it's insane to pay money for that. I could have gone to Utah for free. I studied at that college in high school, in fact. I got some good teaching there. I can't say I'm sad I went to Pomona, because it did in fact form me, more than anything else that has subsequently happened to me, but what that college has to offer is not worth the money. What I know I know from private reading of the best writers in my line, coupled with experience and reflection. I don't value education, I value learning, and it's free to anyone who wants it.

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Who needs it? as the jews would say. College is a scam and scandal, see here:
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pretty bizarre stuff going on at Occidental
http://www.buzzfeed.com/jtes/inside-...dental-college
 
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I don't value education, I value learning, and it's free to anyone who wants it.

Most certainly, but it's also most difficult to impress that distinction upon an undergraduate, especially one who has by age 18 heard a lifetime of praise for "education" and has been taught effectively - if, possibly, inadvertently - that all the success he perceives generally results from "education" rather than learning.

It's a tough intellectual bridge to cross, and one made more-so for the intelligent White male, but a necessary crossing and, eventually, a form of divorce.
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pretty bizarre stuff going on at Occidental
http://www.buzzfeed.com/jtes/inside-...dental-college

...it sort of reminds me of a Lords of Discipline scenario, but set in an upscale private coed college. Interesting about the snooped emails and break ins.
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...it sort of reminds me of a Lords of Discipline scenario, but set in an upscale private coed college. Interesting about the snooped emails and break ins.
weird thing...you just can't trust jew allred/feminist or admins or jewsmedia. these places are complete hothouses, and many WASP female tend toward neurasthenia, which is reinforced by jew-feminist ideology

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(Reuters) - Californian lawmakers passed a law on Thursday requiring universities to adopt "affirmative consent" language in their definitions of consensual sex, part of a nationwide drive to curb sexual assault on U.S. campuses.

The measure, passed unanimously by the California State Senate, has been called the "yes-means-yes" bill. It defines sexual consent between people as "an affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity".

The bill states that silence and a lack of resistance do not signify consent and that drugs or alcohol do not excuse unwanted sexual activity.

Governor Jerry Brown must sign the bill into law by the end of September. If he does, it would mark the first time a U.S. state requires such language to be a central tenet of school sexual assault policies, said Claire Conlon, a spokeswoman for State Senator Kevin De Leon, who championed the legislation.

Opponents of the bill say it is politically over-reaching and could push universities into little charted legal waters.

The bill comes amid mounting pressure nationwide by lawmakers, activists and students on universities and colleges to curb sexual assaults on campuses and to reform investigations after allegations are made.

The White House has declared sex crimes to be "epidemic" on U.S. college campuses, with one in five students falling victim to sex assault during their college years.

Universities in California and beyond have already taken steps, including seeking to delineate whether consent has been given beyond 'no means no'.

Harvard University said last month it had created an office to investigate all claims of sexual harassment or sex assault, and that it would lower its evidentiary standard of proof in weighing the cases.

Under California's bill, state-funded colleges and universities must adopt strict policies regarding sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking, among other actions in order to receive financial aid money.

No college or university voiced opposition to the bill, Conlon said.

The U.S. Department of Education in May released a list of 55 colleges -- including three in California -- under investigation to determine whether their handling of sex assaults and harassment violated federal laws put in place to ensure equal treatment in higher education.

The Californian institutions on the list are University of California, Berkeley, Occidental College and the University of Southern California.
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The measure, passed unanimously by the California State Senate, has been called the "yes-means-yes" bill. It defines sexual consent between people as "an affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity".

The bill states that silence and a lack of resistance do not signify consent and that drugs or alcohol do not excuse unwanted sexual activity.
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There is not much that causes a stirring reaction on a calm, collected and cynical nord like myself, but the astonishing global interconnectedness of many of these seemingly "national" developments (often, but not always, originating from the US) - down to the usage of the same terminology and the very same (translated) catch phrases in the push for legislation - sends a real physical chill down my spine.

If that is a warranted reaction, and this is as ominous as my constitution apparently wants to deem it, I don't know, but they are in any case pushing hard for this e x a c t kind of legislation in Sweden right now.
 
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Your reaction is probably warranted. One has only to recall the "marriage equality" crusade of 2012-2013. This was also transcontinental.
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There is not much that causes a stirring reaction on a calm, collected and cynical nord like myself, but the astonishing global interconnectedness of many of these seemingly "national" developments (often, but not always, originating from the US) - down to the usage of the same terminology and the very same (translated) catch phrases in the push for legislation - sends a real physical chill down my spine.

If that is a warranted reaction, and this is as ominous as my constitution apparently wants to deem it, I don't know, but they are in any case pushing hard for this e x a c t kind of legislation in Sweden right now.
well see all these people eat and feed out of the state, ie the pockets of their enemies. they know one another 100x better than we do because they use OUR money to go to multiple conferences a year where they plot all this out, yes down to the very terms employed. this stuff all basically runs through public schools. i've said many times, read the history of public schooling in the US, that gives a uniquely valuable perspective on what's going on, not least because you see how well funded and networked these people are.
 
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tom hayden, big 60s radical and what may be chomsky's daughter? i dont know. terrorists, radicals, hard-core unregenerate anti-white leftists still alive and ambulent


try not to fall face-first into your soup as you listen to yet another boring technocrat tell you about his latest NGO or GO but in any case NWO plans


DIASPORIC VERTIGO- VALORIE THOMAS TALKS WITH CANDIDA ALVAREZ AND CAULEEN SMITH
from Xiaorui Zhu 1 year ago

Author and cultural scholar Valorie Thomas will talk with painter Candida Alvarez and artist/film maker Cauleen Smith about their artwork. Both artists are exhibiting their work concurrently in solo exhibitions at the Hyde Park Art Center. Thomas's recent essay "Live from Mambo Mountain" will be published in the catalog for Candida Alvarez's exhibition to be released in fall 2013.

Valorie D. Thomas is an Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies at Pomona College, in Claremont, California, where she teaches literature and social justice. Her writing has been included in Black Cool (edited by Rebecca Walker, 2012) and she is currently writing a book on indigenous spirituality and sacred space in African Diaspora film and literature.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture at the University of Chicago. Admission is free and open to the public.

[fucking bunch of gibberish you pay 45k a year tuition for, not counting board and books, etc. you listen to this video above - i mean the 2 minutes max you can physically stand, and then you think about the concept of 'white privilege']

valorie thomas
http://www.pomona.edu/academics/depa...ie-thomas.aspx



Associate Professor, English/Africana Studies

Education: B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (1999), University of California, Berkeley; M.F.A., Screenwriting, University of California, Los Angeles (1990) [smells of some kind of state- or federal fast-tracking to up nog faculty numbers]

Expertise: African Diaspora film/literature

With Pomona Since: 1998

Office: Crookshank Hall 211

Campus Phone: (909) 607-9242

Email: Valorie Thomas

Research Interests

Diasporic vertigo, African Diaspora literary & cultural theory, indigenous spirituality muti? santeria? as decolonizing practice, vernacular culture and language, Toni Morrison, Ralph Ellison, Maya Deren, AfroFuturism, contemporary Native American literature

Recent Courses

ENG 56 PO Contemporary Native American Literature
ENG 67 PO Introduction to Literary Interpretation: Postcolonial Literatures in English
ENG/AFR 124 PO AfroFuturism
ENG/AFR 125C PO Introduction to African American Literature, 18th and 19th C
ENG/AFR 130 PO Special Topics in 20th C. African Diaspora Literature: Healing Narratives
ENG/AFR 140 PO Literature of Incarceration
ENG/AFR 170J PO Toni Morrison
Selected Publications

[basically you could read a few dozen books and know her whole repertoire]

“The Break,” in Black Cool: One Thousand Streams of Blackness, Rebecca Walker, ed., Counterpoint Press (forthcoming, 2012)
“Dust to Wash Themselves: Diasporic Disidentifications in Zeitoun” in Biography, Special issue: Life Stories from the Creole City, (forthcoming 2011)
“Candomble’,” in The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World, SAGE Reference Project, eds. Stange, Mary Zeiss, Oyster, Carol K., Golson, J. Geoffrey, 2011
“Call and Response (Il)literacy,” The Huffington Post, 12/9/2010
“Mestiza Consciousness,” in The Encyclopedia of Gender and Society, SAGE Reference Project, ed. Jodi O’Brien. Vol. 2, Winter 2008
“Milkman Dead (The Bluest Eye).” Students’ Encyclopedia of American Literary Characters. M. J. Bruccoli and R. Layman, eds. Columbia, SC: Manly, Inc., 2008
“The Breedloves (The Bluest Eye).” Students’ Encyclopedia of American Literary Characters. M. J. Bruccoli and R. Layman, eds. Columbia, SC: Manly, Inc., 2008
“Placing Toni Morrison’s ‘Love’: African American and Women of Color Feminists Theorizing Embodiment, Home, and Memory,” International Journal of the Humanities, Common Ground Publishers, Victoria, Australia 2007
“1+1=3 and Other Dilemmas: Reading Vertigo in Invisible Man, My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, and Song of Solomon,” African American Review, vol. 37, n. 1, Spring 2003
“Keys to the Ancestors’ Chambers: An Approach to Teaching Beloved,” Reading Between the Black and White Keys: Deep Crossings in African Diaspora Studies, VeVe’ Clark, ed., St. Clair Drake Cultural Studies Forum, UC Berkeley, 1994
Selected Awards and Honors

Draper Center First Annual Community Engagement Award, 2010
NEH Summer Research Grant, 2006
Irvine Distinguished Faculty Mentor Award, 2004-2005
Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship, 2002-2003
University of Cape Town (Rondebosch, South Africa), Visiting Associate, Centre for African Studies, 2002

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possibly the worst professor i've ever had. so unorganized and very unprofessional. our classroom discussions would veer way off course. i was very disappointed.
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Prof. Thomas was amazing! She expects a great deal from her students. She is very critical of papers and is always available for her students. Her lectures entice even those that do not care for the subject!
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Prof. Thomas was terrible. She was totally unorganized, never turned back any work and did not create a safe place for discussion. It was openly acknowledged that no one did the reading and for the last half of the semester students led the class. She was completely unprofessional.
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She does not prepare for class. At all. Well, she probably does the reading. I'm sure she'd be an amazing friend, but she's a very disappointing professor. She lets the discussion go anywhere and everywhere, because she doesn't offer any structure.
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Wow... her lectures on literature cut to the core of the material. She does not beat around the bush. Honest, forthcoming, and not dogmatic in the least. She has a huge heart. Class discussions are INTENSE because she doesn't dumb down the material. You'll learn a lot about yourself in her classes.
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She was one of the most insightful, interesting and cool teachers I have ever had. While I am an economics major, the class was doable and I learned a lot about the subtleties of the African American culture, literature and history. She challenged me and the other students to move beyond the racial tension in the class. Challenging, but valuable.
http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/Show...sp?tid=257324#

Professor Valorie Thomas: Remapping Black Women's Agency via Afrofuturism
pure leftist jargon - rearticulating the space blah blah blah "historically the black body was considered non-human..."

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novelist david foster wallace killed himself while a prof at pomona...here is link to his syllabus

http://alasophia.blogspot.in/2008/09...-syllabus.html














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Seth Allen new dean of admissions at Pomona College on the Today show showing the admission process
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/416227...ssions-process
 
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