Proposed African Studies Program Meets Backlash

Since last spring, a working group of six faculty of the Claremont Colleges have been working to advance a proposal to create an “African Studies” program, which has been widely condemned by faculty, students, and allies of the Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies. This proposal comes at a time when

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Students Push for Claremont to Declare Itself a Sanctuary City

“Migrant rights are human rights!” chanted a large crowd of 5C students and community members. “USA! USA!” responded another, significantly smaller group, many of its members wearing red, white, and blue Trump apparel. This heated interaction was the landscape of the Claremont City Council meeting last Tuesday, Jan. 24.  In a

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CMC to Introduce Courses With a Focus on “Diversity”

Since last year’s protests calling for more institutional support for marginalized students, Claremont McKenna College students have witnessed a number of changes to their campus, including the introduction of more classes that focus on “diversity,” according to ASCMC Diversity and Inclusion Chair Patrick J. Elliott CM ’19.   Among these

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Students, Community Members Criticize City Council’s Opposition to Prop 57 Parole Reform

“I was kind of in disbelief when I was watching them talk about it,” said Jessica Chairez, a community fellow with the Pitzer Community Engagement Center and member of Claremont for Prop 57, after attending the Claremont City Council meeting on Oct 25, during which the Council unanimously adopted a resolution

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