News Bites Week of Sept. 29

Pitzer Student Senate Vice President of External Affairs steps down and more in this week’s tidbits of news.

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5Cs plan to expand computer science as Harvey Mudd struggles to handle demand for majors

As computer science has skyrocketed in popularity at the 5Cs in recent years, non-Mudd students may no longer be able to major in CS at Harvey Mudd College.

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Pitzer, CMC join Pomona in providing free NYT subscriptions to students

Pitzer College and Claremont McKenna College are offering free New York Times subscriptions to students, joining Pomona College. CMC is also offering free Wall Street Journal subscriptions.

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Controversy explained: Pitzer Board of Trustees member accused of profiting from ‘concentration camps’

Pitzer College’s “free wall” was painted over the weekend of Sept. 21 with a message accusing Pitzer trustee Robert Fairbairn of profiting from “concentration camps,” sparking a conversation among students about whether Pitzer’s financing adheres to its core values.

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Your AC was turned off on a 99 degree day. Here’s why

Air conditioning across the Claremont Colleges was shut down for several hours Sept. 4 after Southern California Edison requested the colleges decrease their power usage.

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