Opinion: Caltech Needs More Humanities, Higher Tuition

The numbers are in, and they don’t lie. According to recently released data from surveys of the outgoing Class of 2017, Caltech shamefully continues to lag behind its peer institutions in both humanities offerings and cost of tuition. It’s a common complaint, heard in houses on both sides of the Olive Walk—Caltech has long lost sight of what should be its most defining characteristics. For years we’ve maintained a lopsided focus on science and engineering, at the expense of the founding principle of Caltech: liberal arts education for the very wealthy. This publication applauds efforts to close this gap. The … Continue reading Opinion: Caltech Needs More Humanities, Higher Tuition

Tom Mannion Appointed “Thomas Mannion Professor of Culinary Sciences”

BY SHIBA INU Tom N. Mannion, Senior Director of Student Activities and Programs, has officially been appointed “Thomas Mannion Professor of Culinary Sciences,” according to a California Institute of Technology press release. Mannion is one of twenty-six faculty members given … Continue reading Tom Mannion Appointed “Thomas Mannion Professor of Culinary Sciences”

New ‘Summer Break’ Program to Help Students Overcome Abusive Relationship with Caltech

The Caltech Counseling Center has today announced the launch of a thirteen-week retreat starting in mid-June, intended to help students here to cope with a notoriously demanding workload and high pressure environment. “While we often see students appear to improve … Continue reading New ‘Summer Break’ Program to Help Students Overcome Abusive Relationship with Caltech