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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City of trees? Claremont starting discussions on legalizing commercial cannabis

Budding conversations among Claremont residents may lead to legal dispensaries within city limits. Though personal recreational use is allowed, city leaders say the ultimate decision as to whether to welcome the commercial sale of cannabis will come down to community feedback. 

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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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New offerings coming to Pomona’s Orientation Adventure this fall

Pomona College’s Orientation Adventure programs are slated to return this fall semester after a three year hiatus, but this time around, the college is focusing on inclusivity and proximity to campus.

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FLI, international students push for Pomona summer storage options

As the spring semester winds down, 5C students are facing the annual question of where and how to store their personal belongings over the summer. Pomona College students — who have typically had the option to store their belongings on campus over the summer — were told that, this year, on-campus spaces are “not suited for long-term storage,” according to a March 1 email from Dean of Campus Life Josh Eisenberg.

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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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At Scripps conference on abolition, Kaba and Ritchie re-envision ‘a liberatory state’

Updated April 16 at 3:53 p.m. Calling for a reimagination of the carceral state, scholar-activists and abolitionists Mariame Kaba and Andrea Ritchie convened over the weekend as part of Scripps College’s “Abolition is Feminism, Feminism is Abolition” conference.  The three-day conference was held in partnership between the 5Cs’ Intercollegiate Feminist

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