Students lived alongside infected peers after CMC and Mudd ran out of isolation space

As COVID-19 cases surged to unprecedented levels at the 5Cs throughout April, Claremont McKenna College and Harvey Mudd College quickly found themselves in a complicated position: they didn’t have enough isolation space for everyone who tested positive.

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What’s a visiting professor? Who cares about course evals? A guide to hiring, tenure and promotion at the 5Cs

This article is the first in a series exploring the faculty hiring and tenure process at the 5Cs. What is tenure, how do you get it and why do some professors seem so stressed out about it?  Tenure can mean a few different things at different academic institutions, but it

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Frustrating some locals and environmentalists, Ontario city council votes to allow warehouses on historic farmland

On March 1, Ontario’s city council voted to allow the repurposing of some of the farmland in south Ontario to build some of the city’s largest warehouse complexes. The decision — which is not the first of its kind — was met with backlash by some Ontarians and environmental groups, including Pitzer College’s Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability.

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As LA County eases indoor mask mandate, the 5Cs’ guidelines largely remain intact

Los Angeles County recently amended its public health guidelines to relax its indoor mask mandate, but in an email to students Friday morning, several of the Claremont Colleges announced they will largely continue to hold on to mask mandates. 

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Black legacies in Claremont, a timeline to the Black Studies Center and beyond

Reporting by Jenna McMurtry, Averi Sullivan, Reia Li, Katherine Tan, John Paul Ferrantino, Elina Lingappa, Maxine Davey, Valerie Braylovskiy, Mariana Duran, Elli Lingappa, Rya Jetha, Wally Bargeron, Abby Porter, Julia Schwartz, Samson Zhang and Siena Swift Black students at the 5Cs have a long history of advocating for accomodation and

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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. 

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Marianne Williamson joins call with Claremont DISCOVR in support of hybrid learning options

On Saturday, former presidential candidate and previous Pomona College student Marianne Williamson participated in a Zoom call with Claremont DISCOVR — a 5C advocacy group for students with disabilities — in support of flexible hybrid learning options for vulnerable students.

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‘A form of self-love’: From fan art to self portraits, HMC student art exhibition highlights depictions of multifaceted women

This month, Harvey Mudd College’s Sprague Gallery spotlighted a diverse array of women-centric art by Waverly Wang HM ’23, including Sherlock fanart and visualizations of music.

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As California eases pandemic restrictions, LA County will continue to require masks indoors

California has relaxed many of its statewide pandemic restrictions, but a more significant drop in COVID-19 cases will still need to occur for Los Angeles County to ease its indoor mask mandate, officials said this week. LA County would consider lifting some of its mask mandates if conditions improved, Barbara

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Pomona Writing Center prepares for a more holistic rebranding this April

Just as the Pomona College Writing Center has expanded its support for students beyond the realm of writing, its name will now match the range of support offered. This April, the center will officially be renamed “The Pomona College Center for Speaking, Writing, and the Image.”

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