Biden appoints CMC alums to roles in HUD, State and HBCU advisory board

Claremont McKenna College alums William Moses CM ’83 and Candace Valenzuela CM ’06 will now have the chance to leave an imprint in Washington: Both were recently appointed to positions within the Biden administration, joining Larry Andre CM ’83, who began in January as U.S. ambassador to Somalia. The White

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5Cs to continue placing students in off campus housing

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. 

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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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Exempted and exposed: What to do when you can’t take a PCR test?

The recent spike in COVID-19 cases at the 5Cs exposures has meant exposure to positive individuals has also likely increased. With students who’ve tested positive exempt from PCR testing during the 90 day recovery period, what should they do if they’ve been re-exposed?

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Collins east entrance floods after underground pipe damage

Claremont McKenna College’s Collins Dining Hall experienced partial flooding Monday morning after an underground hot water pipe broke.  The flooding at Collins affected the east lobby and caused the dish room to be temporarily disabled, Erin Watkins, associate vice president for finance and treasurer, told the CMC community in an

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Claremont Unified School District loses federal funding for free COVID tests

Los Angeles County is losing its free testing sites. Among the services that have been cut in recent weeks is the free COVID-19 testing program in Claremont’s public schools, putting some parents in a tight spot.

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5Cs sharply restrict activities as case count exceeds 200 this week

At least 190 people have tested positive across the Claremont Colleges since Monday, intensifying a surge in COVID-19 cases that began after students returned from spring break in late March.

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CMC mistakenly offers admitted students $40,000 scholarship awards

When 306 of this year’s first-year applicants to Claremont McKenna College opened their admissions letters on March 24, they got the good news they were hoping for — and even more. But the joy from a $10,000 annual scholarship wouldn’t last long.

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Consequences reverberate from fighting, property damage and illegal substances at CMC seniors’ 100 Days party

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.

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Scripps and CMC will resume some in-person courses outdoors

In-person, outdoor classes may resume at Scripps College and Claremont McKenna College as early as Monday, a thaw in the colleges’ decision to delay in-person instruction to the third week owing to a spike in COVID-19 cases amid the omicron variant surge.

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