5Cs Present Accomplished, Diverse Lineup of 2017 Commencement Speakers

Pomona College: Senator Brian Schatz PO ’94 Pomona College has announced Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) as the keynote speaker for 2017 commencement this past week in a press release on the college’s website. Schatz PO ’94 is the first Pomona alumnus to become a member of the United States Senate. “Senator Schatz

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Q&A: Thomas Poon to Depart Claremont for Loyola Marymount University

  Thomas Poon, former interim and acting president and senior associate dean of faculty at Pitzer College and current professor of chemistry at the Keck Science Department, recently announced his departure from the Claremont colleges. He will next serve as Loyola Marymount University’s Executive Vice President and Provost of the college. TSL spoke with

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Slavoj Žižek Discusses Applications of Philosophy

Co-founder of the Slovenian Liberal Democratic Party and prominent intellectual Slavoj Žižek spoke at Pomona College’s Rose Hill Theatre on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Žižek, a follower of Hegelian philosophy, is known for his theoretical combination of philosophy and psychoanalysis, and his ability to apply dense academic theory to pop culture and modern-day politics. 

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CMC Leads California Colleges in Income Transformation

  Claremont McKenna College leads all California colleges in the rate of students who enter school in the lowest income quintile and become members of the top one percent within a decade of graduation—a trend known as income transformation—according to a Jan. 24 Sacramento Bee article. Twenty-nine percent of poorer students moved from

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Prior to Ninth Circuit Court Ruling, 5C Groups Decry Immigration Ban

In response to the widely-protested immigration ban implemented by President Donald Trump’s White House, students of the Claremont Colleges mobilized in demonstrations supporting affected Middle Eastern and Muslim folks. Enacted on Jan. 27, the executive order blocked citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the United

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Pitzer to Undergo Internal Title IX Audit

In a letter sent to students on Dec. 15, Pitzer College’s Title IX Office announced that they would commence an internal audit of their office this spring. Title IX Coordinator Corinne Vanderkamp wrote in her letter to the community that they would conduct the audit to “ensure that we create

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