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Five Caltech Mellon Mays Graduates Heading For Prestigious Institutions

Thursday, June 18, 2020 | 4:53 am

Since 1996, the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) program at Caltech has sought to increase diversity in academia by providing students from underrepresented backgrounds with resources like mentoring, research stipends, and other financial assistance... More »


Torres Will Not Seek Another Term on School Board

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | 9:41 am

PUSD Board Member Larry Torres announced on Tuesday that he will not seek another term. “I am announcing today that I will not be seeking reelection for the Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education District 6,” Torres said in a written statement. “T... More »


Two Caltech Grads Selected for Fulbright Fellowships

Monday, June 15, 2020 | 2:34 pm

This winter, two recent Caltech graduates are scheduled to head abroad to conduct research through Fulbright Fellowships. Jade Livingston (BS ’20), who majored in biology and is from Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts, will travel to Melbourne, Australia, ... More »


Majority Favor All Three PUSD Learning Models

Monday, June 15, 2020 | 3:00 am

The majority of respondents to a survey asking for parents’ opinions regarding education models for the 2020-2021 school year, said they favored any of the district’s three current plans. More than 50 percent said they favored an online and in-person learning ... More »


California Community Colleges Unite on Racial Equity

Monday, June 15, 2020 | 3:00 am

A new initiative from the USC Race and Equity Center will bring together leaders from California’s community colleges – including Pasadena City College (PCC) – to address issues related to race and racism.  The California Community College Equity Leadership Al... More »


Caltech Celebrates 126th Commencement Virtually

Saturday, June 13, 2020 | 4:29 am

Caltech celebrated its 126th commencement on Friday, June 12, 2020, honoring graduates with 454 degrees—207 earning bachelor’s degrees, 101 earning master’s degrees, and 146 earning PhD degrees—in a virtual event necessitated by the novel coronavirus. The prog... More »


Caltech Undergrads Receive Goldwater Scholarships

Friday, June 12, 2020 | 4:51 am

Four Caltech undergraduates have been selected to receive a Goldwater Scholarship for the 2020–21 academic year. The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program awards scholarships to college sophomores or juniors who intend to pursue resea... More »


NOBLE Executives Awards Scholarships to Local High School Seniors

Thursday, June 11, 2020 | 2:33 pm

The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement (NOBLE) awarded 12 local students with $1,000 scholarships on June 6. Three students from John Muir High School were awarded scholarships Natalie Casal, Jai Bailey and Joseph Dolloway. From Pasadena High Schoo... More »


Pacific Oaks College Launches Online Programs in Social Work

Thursday, June 11, 2020 | 9:55 am

Pacific Oaks College (PO) announces its new online Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and online Master of Social Work (MSW), officially launching fall 2020. The Social Work programs will draw upon PO’s unique history as a 75-year old institution founded on social ... More »


Caltech to Hold Virtual Commencement on Friday

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 | 1:09 pm

It’s time for some virtual pomp and circumstance. The Caltech virtual commencement will air at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 12, 2020, at The ceremony will include remarks from Caltech President Thomas F. Rosenbaum and Board Chair Dav... More »