News Bites Week of Oct. 6

As Pomona College’s art museum moves to its new home at the Benton Art Museum, its current home, the Montgomery Art Center, will be temporarily used to accommodate administrative staff from the Rains Center. Also, Queer Resource Center director Manuel Diaz left Claremont on Oct. 4 to pursue a career in teaching and research, Pomona College senior associate dean Tracy Arwari said in an email to students Monday.

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5Cs plan to expand computer science as Harvey Mudd struggles to handle demand for majors

As computer science has skyrocketed in popularity at the 5Cs in recent years, non-Mudd students may no longer be able to major in CS at Harvey Mudd College.

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Pomona cited more students for alcohol policy violations in 2018 than other 5Cs combined

Despite cutting the number of students cited for alcohol policy violations in half last year, Pomona College still took disciplinary action against more students than all the other 5Cs combined, according to 5C crime and disciplinary data released Oct. 1.

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Deans in the dark: Student Health Services makes unilateral decision to suspend appointments

When Student Health Services decided to suspend routine medical appointments Sept. 24, student deans across the 5Cs found themselves in the same boat as students: completely unaware.

Or at least, that’s what the consortium says now. Last week, The Claremont Colleges Services said deans were involved in “all the changes to the services being provided at SHS.”

Either way, students remained without formal notice from their respective colleges for at least a week.

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Pitzer, CMC join Pomona in providing free NYT subscriptions to students

Pitzer College and Claremont McKenna College are offering free New York Times subscriptions to students, joining Pomona College. CMC is also offering free Wall Street Journal subscriptions.

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