Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, November 20, 2021

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 The Caltech Board of Trustees, in accord with 
recommendations from President Thomas 
Rosenbaum, the Committee on Naming and 
Recognition (CNR), and the Ruddock House 
Renaming Committee, approved last week 
new names to replace those on campus assets 
and honors that previously memorialized 
individuals affiliated with the eugenics 
Caltech Hall (formerly the Robert A. Millikan 
Memorial Library)
The Lee F. Browne Dining Hall (formerly the 
Harry Chandler Dining Hall)
The Judge Shirley Hufstedler Professorship which was established to advise on renaming 
(formerly the Robert A. Millikan the undergraduate residence. All assets that 
Professorship) will carry the name of a new individual honor 
The Edward B. Lewis Professorships of someone who both reflects the institute’s 
Biology (formerly the Albert Billings Ruddock values and aspirations and had a direct 
Professorships of Biology) connection to and impact on the Caltech 
Grant D. Venerable House (formerly Ruddock community. 
House) The institute is updating the names of all 

In a message to the community, November relevant assets online, and, as Rosenbaum 
8, Rosenbaum, holder of the Sonja and noted to the community, will commence 
William Davidow Presidential Chair and the process to replace all physical building 
professor of physics, said that the changes signage while at the same time “continuing to 
“underscore our continuing commitment to record Caltech’s history in all its dimensions 
cultivate a thriving, supportive, and inclusive and tell its story fully.” 
community of scholars.” “I am grateful to the many members of the 

 This move follows the previously authorized Caltech community who have come together 
renaming of what was the Linde + Robinson to exchange ideas, deliberate about Caltech’s 
Laboratory as the Ronald and Maxine past, and seek a future that reflects our highest 
Linde Laboratory for Global Environmental ideals,” Rosenbaum said. 
Science. It also comes after the completion The new name "Caltech Hall," given to the 
of a series of legal and procedural steps. most prominent building on campus (pictured 
This included efforts by Institute leadership above), recognizes "generations (past, present, 
to connect with at least one descendant, and future) of faculty, postdoctoral scholars, 
sometimes multiple descendants, of the researchers, alumni, students, and staff who 
donors who were previously memorialized contribute to the institute and to society," 
through established gift agreements and Rosenbaum explained in his message. 
actions taken in the courts of California to This designation was recommended by the 
remove any such naming requirements. On CNR in its report and described as "a manner 
April 9, Caltech filed with the Los Angeles of signaling Caltech's aspiration to be an 
Superior Court petitions seeking to remove inclusive community." 
naming restrictions and, on August 27, the Millikan was Caltech's first Nobel laureate, 
court granted Caltech’s petitions, allowing the winning the prize for physics in 1923, during 
Institute to proceed with renaming. his tenure as Caltech's frist president.

 The new names reflect the recommendations Millikan was long affiliated with the 
put forth by the Committee on Naming and Human Betterment Foundation, a eugenics 
Recognition in its December 2020 report organization established in Pasadena in 1928. 
as well as with the more recently convened The archives of the foundation are stored at 
Ruddock House Renaming Committee, Caltech. 

As of October 29, unvaccinated adults 50 and over were more than 12 times more likely 
to be hospitalized than vaccinated adults over 50, with a rate of 162 hospitalizations per 
100,000 unvaccinated people compared to 12.7 hospitalizations per 100,000 vaccinated 
people. The hospitalization rate among younger unvaccinated adults between 18 to 49 years 
old is 20 times higher than among vaccinated residents in the same age group (39 hospi-
talizations/100,000 unvaccinated people vs. 2 hospitalizations/100,000 vaccinated people). 
Among those who are fully vaccinated and hospitalized, the median age is 66 and 54% of 
those hospitalized had three or more comorbidities. Unvaccinated individuals that are hos-
pitalized are younger (median age is 54) and in better health (28% had 3 or more comor-
bidities) than those hospitalized who are fully vaccinated. 
“To the many families who are experiencing the profound sorrow of losing a loved one to 
COVID-19, we wish you peace and send you our love and prayers,” said Barbara Ferrer, 
PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “As Thanksgiving approaches, those still not 
fully vaccinated need to take extra precautions. With relatively high rates of community 
transmission, unvaccinated young people are vulnerable to becoming infected and spread-
ing infection to others creating additional risk for holiday gatherings. Don’t inadvertently 
host COVID this Thanksgiving. If you aren’t vaccinated, get tested and stay masked if you 
are around non-household people this Thanksgiving.” 
Anyone five years and older living or working in L.A. County can get vaccinated. Vaccina-
tions are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration 
status. Appointments are not needed at all Public Health vaccination sites where first, sec-
ond, and third doses are available. 
To find a vaccination site near you, make an appointment at vaccination sites, and much 
more, visit: (English) and 
(Spanish). If you don’t have internet access, can’t use a computer, or you’re over 65, you can 
call 1-833-540-0473 for help finding an appointment, connecting to free transportation to 
and from a vaccination site, or scheduling a home-visit if you are homebound. 
COVID-19 Sector Protocols, Best Practices, COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, COVID-19 
Surveillance Interactive Dashboard, Recovery Dashboard, and additional actions you can 
take to protect yourself, your family and your community are on the Public Health website, 
Cases/Deaths are still occuring especially among the unvaccinated. 
Location Cases 2021 (2020) Deaths % Vaccinations 
LA County 1,515,3246 (N/A) 26,949 (N/A) 81.3% 
Seniors 95.1% 
Arcadia 3,489 (595) 149 ( 39) 85.3% 
Altadena 4,188 (796) 81 (18) 81.2% 
Bradbury 42 ( 19) 0 ( 0) 68.6% 
Duarte 2,829 (626) 100 (31) 82.5% 
Monrovia 4,143 (848) 85 (42) 80.4% 
Pasadena 13,763 (2,819) 364 (129) 84.8% 
Sierra Madre 677 ( 87) 13 ( 3) 85.5% 
So.Pasadena 1,765 (319) 48 ( 26) 89.1%
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