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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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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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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Pitzer Senate elections committee scraps its ongoing student body election following allegations against presidential candidates

In an unprecedented decision, Pitzer College’s Student Senate announced Wednesday evening that it would scrap the votes already cast in its ongoing student body election, planning to start anew following spring break.

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Pitzer’s Ecuador study abroad program continues despite record-breaking floods

Even as unprecedented flooding and landslides devastated Quito earlier this month, Pitzer College students studying abroad in Ecuador continue to integrate themselves in the community and learn about the political and social situation in the city.

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Pitzer President Melvin Oliver to retire at the end of 2021-22 academic year

Pitzer College President Melvin Oliver will retire from his post at the end of the 2021-2022 academic year, he announced in an email to the Pitzer community Thursday. He served as the school’s sixth president, beginning his tenure July 1, 2016 and becoming the first Black president of any of the Claremont Colleges.

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Norovirus is back, Pitzer says

As students returned to campus earlier this semester, so did another bout of stomach ailments, mostly affecting students at Pitzer College. At least 23 students have experienced symptoms of what the college deduces to be norovirus, according to an email to the community by Pitzer Chief Operating Officer Laura Troendle.

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