Having announced that the 5Cs will kick off the spring semester with two weeks of remote instruction, some schools are walking back the dates by which students are expected to arrive in Claremont.
Citing the global explosion in cases of COVID-19 driven by the infectious omicron variant, the undergraduate Claremont Colleges will move to remote instruction for the first two weeks of the spring semester.
With two weeks until the spring semester is slated to begin and the omicron variant contributing to record-breaking case counts across the United States, 5C administrators reaffirmed their intent to bring students back to campus on schedule.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is now consulting with 5C administrators after two clusters and at least 32 new cases of COVID-19 emerged this week. As the final week of classes unfolded, the schools canceled gatherings and asked community members to be vigilant against further transmission.
Scripps College residential coordinators are protesting the Nov. 8 probation of one of their members, the latest in a spate of grievances the team has reported with the college’s administration this semester.
Over the last month, the 5Cs began releasing a third round of federal aid in response to the pandemic to students who qualified.
Dr. Suzanne Keen will serve as Scripps College’s 10th president starting July 1, 2022, Board of Trustees Chair Lynne Thompson SC ’72 announced to the Scripps community in an email Thursday.
On Oct. 26, The Golden Antlers announced it was selling parody t-shirts featuring the 5Cs, however, on Nov. 9, the publication announced on Instagram that orders for CMC, Pomona, and Pitzer shirts had been refunded.
Event cancellations, testing requirements and other public health guidelines in flux have posed significant issues for 5C a cappella groups in recent weeks.
NFAS began in response to a specific crisis: students wanted a universal pass grading policy for the spring semester of 2020 as a result of the then-nascent pandemic. Then, as student need became apparent, the group did a round of mutual aid fundraising before the fall 2020 semester, followed by another before spring 2021. Last semester, some organizers were unsure if NFAS would continue to exist past their graduation last spring.