CMC to double campus footprint, fueled by $140 million donation from George Roberts CM ’66

Claremont McKenna College plans to add 75 acres to its campus with new athletic facilities and a previously-planned science center, thanks to a $140 million gift from trustee and alumnus George Roberts CM ’66.

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Collins east entrance floods after underground pipe damage

Claremont McKenna College’s Collins Dining Hall experienced partial flooding Monday morning after an underground hot water pipe broke.  The flooding at Collins affected the east lobby and caused the dish room to be temporarily disabled, Erin Watkins, associate vice president for finance and treasurer, told the CMC community in an

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5Cs take measures to address post-spring break COVID-19 spike on campus

The rise in COVID-19 cases across the 5Cs following students’ return from spring break is leading 5C administrators to respond with several pertinent changes, some effective immediately.

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Cross-campus dining will resume at 5Cs beginning Feb. 26

After a nearly two-year hiatus, cross-campus dining will gradually return at the 5Cs beginning Feb. 26, according to emails from college administrators Thursday. A decline in COVID-19 cases across the consortium allowed for the reopening, which will take place in stages to accommodate for operational challenges and flexibility as case counts change.

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Pitzer President Melvin Oliver to retire at the end of 2021-22 academic year

Pitzer College President Melvin Oliver will retire from his post at the end of the 2021-2022 academic year, he announced in an email to the Pitzer community Thursday. He served as the school’s sixth president, beginning his tenure July 1, 2016 and becoming the first Black president of any of the Claremont Colleges.

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Scripps and CMC will resume some in-person courses outdoors

In-person, outdoor classes may resume at Scripps College and Claremont McKenna College as early as Monday, a thaw in the colleges’ decision to delay in-person instruction to the third week owing to a spike in COVID-19 cases amid the omicron variant surge.

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