5Cs diverge on study abroad policies for the spring

Pomona College and Pitzer College suspended study abroad for fall 2020 but have yet to make a final decision on spring study abroad. However, Scripps College and Claremont McKenna College will not prevent students from studying abroad in spring 2021 and will instead evaluate situations in particular countries on a case-by-case basis to determine if students can study abroad.

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Three 5Cs have zero percent student loan default rate, Pitzer leads with highest rate

Pomona College, Claremont McKenna College and Harvey Mudd College all had federal student loan default rates of 0 percent in the federal fiscal year 2017, while Pitzer College had the highest of the 5CS, according to newly released data from the Department of Education. 

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5C student government presidents call on admin to revise spring calendar

The 5C student body presidents have called on college administrators to revise the spring 2021 academic calendar, expressing concern that the semester could negatively affect student and faculty mental and physical health. 

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Harvey Mudd announces tentative spring semester plans, final decision to come by Jan. 11

Harvey Mudd College will announce by Jan. 11 whether students will be allowed back on campus, according to an email to students Tuesday. The college also released guidelines for students, faculty and staff to follow if they are permitted to return.

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5Cs to start spring semester one week later, replace spring break with three one-day breaks

The Claremont Colleges announced that spring semester will start one week later and replace spring break with three one-day breaks.

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Here’s what we know about Harvey Mudd furloughs

After the Claremont Colleges went online, HMC has furloughed staff in the dining services and facilities and maintenance departments for the fall semester. Here’s what we know — and don’t know — about HMC furloughs.

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The Claremont Colleges implement policy changes to support faculty caregivers

The 5Cs have adopted various policies to accommodate faculty with familial caregiving responsibilities during the coronavirus pandemic, including making adjustments to requirements for the tenure process and allowing more flexibility in teaching schedules. 

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‘Everyone is feeling overwhelmed’: Condensed semester weighs on 5C students, staff

The shortened semester has students struggling to keep up, especially without the usual fall break. This year 5C students will go straight into finals week immediately following the Thanksgiving holiday.

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