As the academic year began coming to a close and housing draws for the next academic year took place across the Claremont Colleges, some of the 5Cs announced that students will still need to live in college housing off campus due to continuing housing constraints on campus.
Claremont McKenna College’s planned senior class trip to Las Vegas was canceled after its ‘100 Days’ trip to a Los Angeles nightclub was marred by drug use, excessive drinking, property damages and inappropriate behavior.
While the pandemic has presented challenges for students across the board, engineering students at Harvey Mudd College are having a particularly difficult time this year. The inability to take in-person classes during the pandemic translated to a surge in enrollment this year for required classes like E80, Experimental Engineering. Coupled with a faculty shortage in the department caused by a hiring freeze amid the pandemic, students say the surge is making a notoriously demanding program even more difficult.
After receiving reports of water contamination and lackluster COVID-19 response protocols at the California Institution for Women, the 5C Prison Abolition Collective helped organize a ‘blitz’ campaign earlier this month to raise awareness and call for action.