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Caltech Chess Team Scores Division Win Second Year Running
01/28/2021

Caltech Chess Team Scores Division Win Second Year Running

Jon Nalick
Team bested competitors from United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Chess board
Virtual Rotation Carries a Classic Caltech Tradition Through the Pandemic
01/22/2021

Virtual Rotation Carries a Classic Caltech Tradition Through the Pandemic

Andrew Moseman
Together with the Institute’s Office of Residential Experience, the houses created a virtual version of rotation for January 2021.
Virtual 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
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
#CaltechTogether: Abby Jiang
12/20/2020

#CaltechTogether: Abby Jiang

Judy Hill
#CaltechTogether is a special edition of #SoCaltech spotlighting the many ways members of our community are joining together to support one another and to take responsibility for our collective health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jiang smiling at the camera, outdoors in a black t-shirt
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
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 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.
Consortium to Diversify Academia Gets NSF Boost, Expands Nationally
11/11/2020

Consortium to Diversify Academia Gets NSF Boost, Expands Nationally

Emily Velasco
The California Alliance for Graduate Education, which Caltech co-founded in 2013, is increasing its ranks with the inclusion of universities in Michigan, Georgia, Texas, Massachusetts, and Washington.
Sunset bathes a tree with pink flowers in warm light. Campus buildings are in the background.
Expanding the WAVE Pipeline
11/05/2020

Expanding the WAVE Pipeline

Judy Hill
WAVE Fellows program for underrepresented students in STEM to double in size
Graduate student Rebekah Loving with Bren Professor of Computational Biology and Computing and Mathematical Sciences Lior Pachter