A warm, dry Friday got even drier in parts of the 5Cs when repairs by local utility Golden State Water Company caused water service to shut off on the consortium’s northern campuses. Pitzer College, Scripps College and Harvey Mudd College were affected.
Citing the global explosion in cases of COVID-19 driven by the infectious omicron variant, the undergraduate Claremont Colleges will move to remote instruction for the first two weeks of the spring semester.
With two weeks until the spring semester is slated to begin and the omicron variant contributing to record-breaking case counts across the United States, 5C administrators reaffirmed their intent to bring students back to campus on schedule.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is now consulting with 5C administrators after two clusters and at least 32 new cases of COVID-19 emerged this week. As the final week of classes unfolded, the schools canceled gatherings and asked community members to be vigilant against further transmission.
About a hundred students and community members gathered Friday afternoon at Pomona College’s Bixby Plaza to demand the 5Cs divest from fossil fuels.
In a nail-biter that came down to the second round of overtime, the Pomona-Pitzer men’s water polo team beat Claremont-Mudd Scripps 13-12 Sunday afternoon to claim the USA Water Polo Division III championship.
The Pomona-Pitzer men’s cross country team won its second straight national championship Saturday, defending a title it earned for the first time in 2019. In a neck-and-neck finish, the Athenas were national runners-up.
Over the last month, the 5Cs began releasing a third round of federal aid in response to the pandemic to students who qualified.
TCCS is planning a 7C-wide student center and is looking for input on what to include in the center as the process gets underway.
Based on guidelines from the LACDPH, the Claremont Colleges are requiring students to get the flu shot by the end of the month.