Pomona College is a private liberal arts college in Claremont, California. It was founded in 1887 by a group of Congregationalists who wanted to recreate a "college of the New England type" in Southern California, in the 1920s, it became the founding member of the Claremont Colleges consortium. Pomona is a four-year undergraduate institution, enrolled 1,700 students representing all 50 U. S. states and 63 countries as of fall 2018. The college offers 48 majors and 600 courses, though students have access to nearly 2000 additional courses at the other Claremont Colleges; the college's 140-acre main campus is in a residential community near the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. Pomona has the lowest acceptance rate of any U. S. liberal arts college, is ranked among the top five liberal arts colleges in the country by Forbes, U. S. News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, it has an endowment of $2.27 billion as of June 2018, giving it the seventh-highest endowment per student of any college or university in the U.
S. In 2018, Niche ranked Pomona as university in the country; the college is a top producer of Fulbright recipients of other fellowships. Pomona College was established as a coeducational institution on October 14, 1887, 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 located in Pomona, California; the next year, the school moved at the site of an unfinished hotel. This building would become Sumner Hall, the current location of Office of Admissions; the name Pomona College remained after the relocation. The college’s first graduating class, in 1894, had ten members, its founders’ values led to the college’s belief in educational equity. Like other Congregationalist-founded colleges such as Harvard, Dartmouth and Bowdoin, Pomona received its own governing board, ensuring its independence; the board of trustees was composed of graduates of Williams, Dartmouth and Yale, among others, to help create "a college of the New England type."
Although Pomona's first Asian and black students enrolled in 1897 and 1900 Pomona remained all-white throughout its early years. Daily attendance at chapel was mandated until 1921, a strong athletic culture and fraternity system developed. During World War I, the college oriented itself towards the war effort. In the early 1920s, the college’s growth led its president, James A. Blaisdell, to 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." This would allow Pomona to retain its small, liberal arts-focused teaching while gaining the resources of a larger university. On October 14, 1925, Pomona’s 38th anniversary, the Claremont Colleges were incorporated; this decade saw the construction of additional residential buildings on the campus north of 6th St. The college's enrollment declined during the Great Depression, it once again oriented itself towards wartime activities during World War II.
From 1946 to 1956, the college ran a joint athletics program with Claremont Men's College. In the 1960s, the college became a hotbed of activism on the Vietnam War. In 1969, a bomb exploded at Carnegie Hall. Pomona's ethnic diversity began to increase around this time. In 1970, Pomona's athletics program joined with Pitzer to create the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the college added a variety of new buildings and its endowment grew steadily. In 1991, the college converted the dormitory basements used by fraternities into lounges, hastening a lowering of the profile of Greek life on campus. By 1997, the consortium reached its present membership of five undergraduate and two graduate institutions. In the late 2000s, the college began placing more emphasis on sustainability, it began enrolling higher numbers of low-income and minority students, created additional support structures for those students on campus. On December 8, 2016, Pomona announced that G. Gabrielle Starr, the Dean of New York University's College of Arts & Science, had been appointed to succeed David W. Oxtoby as president of the college.
The alma mater caused controversy when it was discovered that the song was written to be sung as the ensemble finale to a student-produced blackface minstrel show performed on campus in 1909 or 1910. Due to this controversy, the song was not sung during the 2008 commencement ceremony to give the college time to consider the song's future at Pomona. On December 15, 2008, the college announced a decision to retain the song as the alma mater, but not to sing the song at either commencement or convocation. In 2010, Pomona's dining service workers began attempts to form an independent labor union. Although 90% of dining hall staff and 50% of Pomona students signed a petition supporting the movement the college would only support an NLRB-regulated secret ballot; this was followed by a rally of workers and students, a vigil calling for labor peace, a demonstration of over 300 students and community members. The following year, the college requested proof of work authorization from all of its employees, including faculty, students on work-study, senior administration, following a "specific
Copper cyanurate is an organic compound. It has few uses, is more encountered accidentally, rather than synthesised, it is found when the copper concentration in an outdoor swimming pool is too high, it reacts with cyanuric acid to produce copper cyanurate. This phenomenon is called'Purple Cyanurate', as it discolours the surfaces and the water of the pool to a purple shade. Copper cyanurate can be created by reacting cyanuric acid with copper oxide. CuO + 2C3H3N3O3 → C3HCuN3O3 + H2O. Joanneumite is a rare natural mineral found in bat guano with formula Cu22, an ammine. By heating copper compounds, such as the nitrate or carbonate with molten urea up to 190°C, they are converted to the lavender coloured joanneumite compound; this recrystallised from a hot strong ammonia solution. If instead a weak cold ammonia solution is used, the dark purple compound CuC3N3O3H•2NH3 is formed instead. A green coloured copper cyanurate containing no extra water or ammonia ligands exists: Cu32. Copper cyanurate has no known practical uses.
The only place it occurs is as an adverse effect of high levels of copper in swimming pools, is more seen as a nuisance
Mayank Anurag Agarwal is an Indian international cricketer who plays as a right-handed opening batsman for Karnataka. He made his international debut for the India cricket team on 26 December 2018 against Australia, he came to prominence with his performances in the Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy in 2008-09 and 2010 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, in which he was the leading run-getter for India. He was adjudged Man of the Series in the Karnataka Premier League in 2010, he scored a century in that tournament. He is an alumnus of the Bishop Cotton Boys' Jain University in Bangalore. In November 2017, he scored his maiden triple century in first-class cricket, when he made 304 not out batting for Karnataka against Maharashtra in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy, it was the 50th triple century scored in first-class cricket in India. During the same month, he scored 1,000 runs in first-class cricket, he was the leading run-scorer in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy, finishing the tournament with 1,160 runs. In January 2018, he was bought by the Kings XI Punjab in the 2018 IPL auction.
In February 2018, he was the leading run-scorer in the 2017–18 Vijay Hazare Trophy, with 723 runs in eight matches. He scored 2,141 runs across all formats, the highest total by any batsman in an Indian domestic season. In June 2018, he was awarded with the Madhavrao Scindia Award For The Highest Run-Scorer In Ranji Trophy by the Board of Control for Cricket in India, he was the leading run-scorer for Karnataka in the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy, with 251 runs in seven matches. In October 2018, he was named in India B's squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy; the following month, he was named as one of eight players to watch ahead of the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy. In October 2019, he was named in India C's squad for the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy. In September 2018, he was named in India's Test squad for their series against the West Indies, but he did not play. In December 2018, he was added to India's Test squad for their series against Australia, after Prithvi Shaw was ruled out of the side due to injury.
He made his Test debut against Australia on 26 December 2018, scoring seventy-six runs in his first innings at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. This was the highest score by an Indian cricketer on a Test debut in Australia, going past the previous record of 51 runs set by Dattu Phadkar, at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 1947, he played the 4th test and finished the series with 195 runs. In July 2019, he was added to India's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup, replacing Vijay Shankar, ruled out of the rest of the tournament due to injury. In October 2019, in the first Test match against South Africa, Agarwal scored his maiden century in Test cricket, he went on to convert this into his first double hundred in a Test match, before being dismissed for 215 runs of 371 balls with 23 fours and 6 sixes. After hitting his 2nd Test hundred against South Africa, Agarwal became only the 2nd Indian opener after Virender Sehwag to score back to back centuries against South Africa. In November 2019, Mayank Agarwal hit his second double century in only his eighth Test match, at Indore against Bangladesh, recording his current highest score of 243 in 330 deliveries with eight sixes.
He broke the record of Donald Bradman to become the second-fastest batsman to score two double hundreds, having achieved this in 12 innings. The following month, he was added to India's One Day International squad for the series against the West Indies, replacing the injured Shikhar Dhawan, he made his ODI debut for India, against New Zealand, on 5 February 2020. Agarwal practices the meditation technique of Vipassanā, being introduced to it by his father Anurag Agarwal, he is said to have been inspired by the Joseph Murphy book The Power of the Subconscious Mind. In January 2018, Agarwal got engaged to Aashita Sood, daughter of Bangalore Police commissioner Praveen Sood and married her on 6 June 2018. List of Ranji Trophy triple centuries Mayank Agarwal at ESPNcricinfo