In an unprecedented decision, Pitzer College’s Student Senate announced Wednesday evening that it would scrap the votes already cast in its ongoing student body election, planning to start anew following spring break.
Author: Jenna McMurtry
Pomona mentor groups rebuff administration’s restructuring proposal
A recent proposal put forth by Pomona College Associate Dean of Students Brandon Jackson will require peer mentorship groups to choose either institutional support or student-led autonomy by Mar. 18, a decision that has been met with backlash from students. In a Feb. 24 town hall meeting, students gathered on
Editor’s note about “Illuminating 5C Black legacies”
To contribute to Black History Month this year, TSL is doing what we do best: bringing stories into the light. In this case, our news team has spent weeks and, in some cases, months, trawling through archives at Honnold Mudd and Denison libraries, examining old copies of TSL and the Claremont Collegian and gathering oral accounts from alumni who were on campus throughout pivotal parts of the struggle for justice, representation and equity.
Before Inside-Out and PAYS, Danny Wilks PO ’71 brought activism into the community
Teaching partnerships between incarcerated people in California and the 5Cs might seem like a recent development. But in the late 1960s, student members of Pomona College’s Black Studies Center developed an educational program for prisoners in Chino, led by BSU founder Danny Wilks PO ’71.
From Claremont to the Supreme Court: John Payton’s PO ’73 search for knowledge and justice
Well before he was tackling some of the most monumental affirmative action cases before the Supreme Court, John Payton PO ’73 was advocating for the rights of Black students at the 5Cs.
5C move-in timelines stretch through semester’s first week
Having announced that the 5Cs will kick off the spring semester with two weeks of remote instruction, some schools are walking back the dates by which students are expected to arrive in Claremont.
Claremont Colleges will begin spring semester with two weeks of remote learning
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.
KGI will operate remotely throughout January
Keck Graduate Institute rang in the New Year with an update to its spring term plans: the first two weeks of classes will take place online.
Some 5Cs begin mandating booster shots in response to case surges
Three of the 5Cs will require all students to get booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, citing the rise of the omicron variant and case increases around the country as sources of concern.
Students struggle with mystery finals week illness
On top of a surge in COVID-19 cases and stressful exams, some 5C students had another challenge on their plates last weekend — an unexplained illness that left them feeling nauseous, fatigued or otherwise awful.