Thank You, Purple Prince

The reason why Prince’s death is so devastating, I think, is because we all know there will never be someone like him again. There’s his immeasurably innovative music, of course–which broke down the boundaries between funk, R&B, pop, rock, and electronic music–but he was also an idiosyncratic public figure and—even

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Pomona Students Present List of Demands to Oxtoby

Dozens of Pomona students identifying as “a group of marginalized students who have not been served by Pomona College” presented a list of demands to President David Oxtoby last night, Nov. 17, calling for greater institutional and administrative support from their college. The students set forth the following demands: issuing a statement in

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VP Huang Takes Over as Acting CMC Dean of Students

Claremont McKenna College Vice President for Student Affairs Jefferson Huang will serve as the college's acting dean of students for the remainder of the academic year during a search for former Dean of Students Mary Spellman's replacement, CMC President Hiram Chodosh announced in an email this morning, Nov. 16.  Spellman resigned this past Thursday,

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CMC Students of Color Protest Administration’s Lack of Support, Force Dean of Students to Resign

Following protests, statements and hunger strikes from student activists, Claremont McKenna College Dean of Students Mary Spellman announced that she would be stepping down from her position effective immediately, in an email to the CMC community yesterday, Nov. 12. Spellman’s resignation followed a Nov. 11 protest, where students presented a

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Amid Calls for Resignation, Dean Spellman Steps Down

Following protests, statements and hunger strikes from student activists, Claremont McKenna College Dean of Students Mary Spellman announced that she would be stepping down from her position effective immediately in an email sent out to students today, Nov. 12. Many students at CMC, especially students of color, no longer believed they could

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CMC Students of Color Protest for Institutional Support, Call for Dean of Students to Resign

A crowd of students congregated outside Claremont McKenna College’s Hub Grill during Dean of Students Mary Spellman’s office hours at 2 p.m. today, Nov. 11, to protest the CMC administration’s treatment of marginalized students. The students waiting at the Hub were soon met by the protest’s organizers, who read aloud

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Pomona College Receives Title IX Complaint

Pomona College announced that it is the subject of a complaint to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights yesterday, Oct. 8, regarding the school’s responses to sexual assault cases brought before the administration. The complaint alleges that Pomona “fails to promptly and equitably respond to sexual violence complaints, reports and/or other

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$25 Million Donation Establishes 5C Center for Collaborative Creativity

With the announcement of a record $25 million donation, Pomona College unveiled the Sontag Center for Collaborative Creativity, a move that has left some excited for the new center’s potential and others unsure of its nature and intentions. The Sept. 10 announcement of the Center marked the conclusion of a two-year planning process that

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