News Bites – Week Of Nov. 4

Bags of urine found in Walker Hall

Bags of urine were reportedly disposed of in Walker Hall trash cans, according to an email sent by Pomona College Residence Life Coordinator Andrew Castro to Walker residents.

“The week before fall break, my friends that lived in Walker noticed that it was smelling really, really bad in the corridor between all the rooms, and we didn’t know what was going on,” Walker resident Miranda Sheridan PO ’20 said.

Castro asked for the behavior to stop, and asked the individual(s) to be mindful of the people they have impacted.

“Please be considerate of the other individuals using the restrooms, and for the health and well-being of the staff that have to respond to these issues,” Castro wrote to Walker residents.

Castro did not respond to TSL’s requests to comment.

— Maria Heeter

 

Construction on Foothill Boulevard yields delays and lane closings

Foothill Boulevard will be under construction until October 2019, according to an email sent out by Scripps College Facilities Department. The project, which began construction on Oct. 29, 2018, will include landscape updates, a protected bike lane, benches, and signage.

For the duration of the project, students should expect delays and the closing of lanes. However, one lane of traffic will be open in each direction at all times, and building access by foot will not be disrupted.

— Becky Hoving

 

Claremont City Council race still too close to call

The unofficial election results of the Claremont City Council race have Jennifer Stark PZ ’98 in the lead with 24.46 percent of the votes, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder/County Clerk. Jed Leano trails close behind with 21.62 percent.

On Friday, the registrar’s office will begin counting the 3,000 provisional ballots and vote-by-mail ballots still to be counted. Los Angeles county finalizes all election results by Nov. 30.

— Becky Hoving

 

Conservative commentator George Will talks politics at Ath

Conservative political columnist George Will spoke at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum Nov. 8 in a talk titled “The Political Argument Today.”

Claremont McKenna College surrounded the venue with security personnel and fences, but there was no visible protest outside, as happened spring 2017 when a talk by Manhattan Institute fellow Heather Mac Donald was blockaded.

The talk was open to CMC students who registered for the dinner.

Will was disinvited from a talk at Scripps College in 2014 after he criticized Obama administration efforts to curtail sexual violence.

— Samuel Breslow

Corrections: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Heather Mac Donald visited campus last spring rather than spring 2017. TSL regrets these errors.
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