On Thursday, March 30, Claremont Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) relaunched their academic boycott campaign to suspend Pitzer College’s direct enrollment study abroad program with the University of Haifa in Israel. SJP held the relaunch at Pitzer’s Grove House, where over 40 students and community members gathered to listen
Author: Sajah Ali
United Farm Workers’ Teresa Romero speaks on unionizing at McConnell
On Tuesday, March 28, the Claremont Colleges United Framer Workers (SFFW) hosted a dinner conversation with United Farm Workers (UFW) President Teresa Romero, the first Latina immigrant woman to lead a national labor union, at Pitzer College’s McConnell Founder’s room. Founded in 1962, the UFW is the first and largest
KGI announces President of the National Academy of Sciences as commencement speaker
On Feb. 23, Dr. Marcia McNutt was announced as Keck Graduate Institute (KGI)’s 2023 commencement speaker. McNutt is the President of the National Academy of Sciences, a non-profit organization dedicated to “providing independent, objective advice to the nation” via science and technology, according to their mission statement. She also received
Claremont International Relations Society brings Turkey-Syria relief efforts to the 5Cs
On Tuesday, Feb. 14, the Claremont International Relations Society hosted an event titled “Hot Topic: Turkey-Syria Earthquake & Relief Efforts” led by Heather Fergusson, a professor of History at Claremont McKenna College. This event was inspired by two emails from Claremont McKenna College Dean of Students Diana Graves that provided
‘This is the responsibility of all humankind’: Following earthquake, Turkish and Syrian communities at the 5Cs urge students to take action
Students at the Claremont Colleges share their experiences in the wake of devastating earthquakes in southeastern Turkey and northwestern Syria.
Roberts Environmental Center hosts 9th annual Green Careers Conference
Last Friday, Feb. 3, the Roberts Environmental Center (REC) hosted its 9th annual Green Careers Conference. The REC is a student-run research institute at Claremont McKenna College involving undergraduates in research and analysis of environmental issues. The 2023 Green Careers Conference included a wide array of industry representatives and alumni
Student affinity groups at Pomona fight for permanent space on campus, reject dividing wall
Over the past month, several 5C affinity groups have been in an ongoing struggle with Pomona College administration to preserve and provide permanent safe spaces for students of color.
CMC trustees return race GE proposal to faculty, call for broader alternative instead
During a Sept. 30 executive session, Claremont McKenna College’s Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to return a proposal for a racial-ethnic general education requirement to faculty, favoring an alternative proposal that would be broader in scope.
Despite widespread faculty support, CMC president delays Racial-Ethnic GE proposal
Professors at Claremont McKenna College began working on a Racial-Ethnic General Education (GE) proposal following George Floyd’s murder and the subsequent nationwide Black Lives Matter protests in 2020. But, two years later, the fate of whether the GE will be implemented remains uncertain.