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Caltech to Remove the Names of Robert A. Millikan and Five Other Eugenics Proponents
01/15/2021

Caltech to Remove the Names of Robert A. Millikan and Five Other Eugenics Proponents

The decision will lead to the renaming of three campus buildings, including Millikan Library, and a student residence.
aerial view of the Caltech campus
A Conversation with Accessibility Services Specialist Marc Lazar
01/14/2021

A Conversation with Accessibility Services Specialist Marc Lazar

Judy Hill
Marc Lazar recently joined Caltech in the newly created position of accessibility services specialist within Caltech Accessibility Services for Students (CASS).
Photo of Marc Lazar
Dr. Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux (MS '03) Named Inaugural Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Assessment
01/11/2021

Dr. Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux (MS '03) Named Inaugural Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Assessment

Dr. Malcom-Piqueux brings a research-informed approach to enhance and expand Caltech's diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux
Caltech Student Investment Fund Passes Million-Dollar Mark
01/05/2021

Caltech Student Investment Fund Passes Million-Dollar Mark

Andrew Moseman
Started in 1978 to give students hands-on investment experience, the Student Investment Fund also uses its earnings to support student organizations.
Financial markets
2020: A Year In Review
12/17/2020

2020: A Year In Review

Reflecting on community achievements in a year of international upheaval
Composition of images from highlighted stories throughout 2020
Watson Lecture on December 9: David Anderson Explores "The Inner Life of the Brain: Fear, Sex, and Violence"
12/04/2020

Watson Lecture on December 9: David Anderson Explores "The Inner Life of the Brain: Fear, Sex, and Violence"

How can we study an animal's internal state when we do not know if it has subjective feelings? In this lecture, Anderson will describe a new approach to this problem.
David Anderson
New Visa Rules Set Aside by U.S. District Court
12/02/2020

New Visa Rules Set Aside by U.S. District Court

In response to a lawsuit filed by Caltech and other plaintiffs, new H-1B visa rules were set aside.
photo of arches in Blacker House
Institute Finds Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving Together, But at a Distance
11/25/2020

Institute Finds Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving Together, But at a Distance

Jon Nalick
COVID prompts switch to online parties, a cooking demonstration, and Dining Services meals for 700 people.
Three masked staffers prepare bags of food.
Caltech Names New Secretary to the Board
11/24/2020

Caltech Names New Secretary to the Board

Cathy Light, secretary of the corporation and advisor to the president at Carnegie Mellon University, will join Caltech January 4
Cathy Light
Caltech Awards 10,000th PhD Degree During October Conferral for Students Impacted by Pandemic
11/13/2020

Caltech Awards 10,000th PhD Degree During October Conferral for Students Impacted by Pandemic

Janna Gould
On Friday, October 30, Caltech conferred degrees on 51 graduate students by a vote of the Board of Trustees as part of a special allowance made for students impacted by coronavirus-related campus closures.
A sign in front of Beckman Auditorium offers congratulations to the Class of 2020.