Rachel Sobel ’15 Selected to Attend U.N. Climate Change Talks in Peru - Sobel is one of eight students sponsored by the American Chemical Society. She was also chosen to attend the 2013 Climate Change Talks in Poland.
Nouns that denote a unit take singular verbs and pronouns: "The class graduates in May." "The group made its recommendation." "The committee met to set its agenda." Note that team names take plural verbs: "The Continentals are playing at Sage Rink." Exceptions to this rule are couple, when used to refer to two people, and family, when used to refer to a two or more people. Both of these take plural verbs and pronouns: "The couple were visiting campus to see their daughter on Family Weekend." When referring to a single unit, use a singular verb: "Each couple was asked to contribute $10."
SOURCE: Hamilton College Editorial Style Guide