Pomona College is a private liberal arts college in Claremont,
California. It was established in 1887 by a group of Congregationalists
who wanted to recreate a "college of the New England type" in Southern
California. In 1925 it became the founding member of the Claremont
Colleges consortium of adjacent, affiliated institutions. A four-year
undergraduate college, it enrolls about 1700 students and offers 48
majors in liberal arts disciplines. Pomona's student body is noted for
its racial, geographic, and socioeconomic diversity. Among the college's
traditions is a reverence for the number 47. Its athletics teams, the
Sagehens, compete jointly with Pitzer College in the SCIAC, a
Division III conference. Pomona has the lowest acceptance rate of any
U.S. liberal arts college. It is considered the most prestigious liberal
arts college in the American West and one of the most prestigious in the
U.S. It is a top producer of fellowship recipients and has prominent
alumni in various fields.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
An Arctic expedition led by Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen
reached 86°13.6′N, almost three degrees beyond the previous Farthest
The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific, based on
Tales of the South Pacific by James Michener, opened on Broadway.
Communist forces overran the South Vietnamese town of Lộc
First Chechen War: Russian paramilitary troops began a massacre
of hundreds of civilians in Samashki, Chechnya.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (transitive, Britain) To coerce or hurry along, as by persistent
2. (transitive, Britain) To subject to harassment or verbal abuse.
3. (transitive, Britain) To sneak up on or rapidly approach.
4. (transitive, Britain) To pursue as in a hunt.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
We have all seen the atrocities that have been committed in Bucha
and other places in Ukraine. This reveals the true nature of President
Putin's war, and the targeting and killing of civilians is a war crime
and therefore, NATO allies are supporting the international efforts to
establish all the facts, to investigate, and to make sure that
perpetrators are punished. ... We have seen no indication that President
Putin has changed his ambition to control the whole of Ukraine and also
to rewrite the international order. So we need to be prepared for the
long haul. We need to support Ukraine, sustain our sanctions, and
strengthen our defences and our deterrence, because this can last for a
long time and we need to be prepared for that.
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