‘Just trying to survive’: Claremont businesses face pandemic uncertainty

Since March, local businesses have suffered from COVID-19 regulations and a lack of students, forcing many to adjust their normal operations and others to close permanently.

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Pitzer, Scripps, HMC and CMC launch new anti-racism initiatives

After the killing of George Floyd earlier this year ignited protests around the country against police brutality, issues of racial inequality and justice have taken the forefront of conversations across communities and institutions. Read about the Claremont Colleges’ recently implemented racial justice initiatives.

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‘More dangerous every year’: 5C students face California wildfires

California residents and 5C students on the West Coast have been impacted by the orange skies and smoke of this year’s wildfire season — the worst on record in California’s history.

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With campuses gone virtual, student governments diverge on student body fees

With the virtual fall semester, student governments across the 7Cs have had to reevaluate student fees, as many clubs are forgoing purchases for in-person meetings, such as food for social events, art supplies, and other goods. Some colleges’ student governments reduced or waived fees altogether, and others charged them in full.

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New 5C students react to an all-online orientation season

For incoming first years at the 5Cs, orientation typically marks a grueling week of trips, packed auditoriums and long days of making new friends. But this year, the class of 2024’s orientations were replaced by live Zoom webinars, pre-recorded presentations and virtual social events.

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Pitzer BSU calls for greater support for Black students from admin

The Pitzer Black Student Union called on the college to provide greater support for Black students in a six-point address, offering solutions that they say would “support and foster a successful and well-rounded college experience for their Black students.”

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Amid faculty backlash, Pomona moves forward with staff furloughs

Ahead of a meeting Wednesday to address faculty’s objections to Pomona College’s recent decision to furlough staff members, the Faculty Executive Committee released a statement denouncing the college’s decision.

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5C professors join national strike for racial justice

Several faculty at the Claremont Colleges canceled or postponed their classes on Sept. 8 and 9 as part of a nationwide movement to bring attention to issues of racial injustice, police violence and systemic racism in the U.S.

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