News Bites – Week Of Feb. 18

CGU President

Jacob Adams began his term as Claremont Graduate University’s interim president Jan. 1. He is the university’s first alumnus to serve as president, and will fill the position for the next 18 months.

“My hope is that … my combined insights as an alumnus, professor, and administrator will be helpful as CGU continues the momentum of change and innovation … on our campus,” he said in a press release on CGU’s website.

Adams is a Pitzer College alumnus with a doctorate in education from Stanford University and an Master of Arts in Public Policy Studies from CGU.

— Alexandra Branscom


Pitzer Constitutional Referendum

Pitzer College students ratified a constitutional amendment expanding the Student Senate’s executive branch from five to 10 members and altering the positions and responsibilities within the executive board, Senate Communications Secretary Anna Frietas PZ ’20 announced in an email to students Thursday. A total of 88.8 percent of voting students supported the amendment.

— Marc Rod


Pitzer’s Israel-Palestine Working Group

Faculty and student members of Pitzer College’s Israel-Palestine working group made a presentation at the Feb. 18 meeting of Pitzer’s Board of Trustees. They discussed the results of a recent community survey, plans for topical events, and some of the key issues of the Israel-Palestine Debate.

About 20 members of Students for Justice in Palestine attended the meeting, and briefly chanted in support of Palestine at the conclusion of the working group’s presentations.

— Marc Rod


Pitzer Treasurer

Pitzer College’s Treasurer and Vice President of Administration Yuet Lee will be leaving the college following the end of this semester, President Melvin Oliver announced in an email to students Wednesday. Lee will be completing his 10th year at Pitzer this semester.

Among other projects, Lee helped Pitzer weather the Great Recession, supervised renovation of Pitzer’s landscaping, including the installation of succulents across campus, and oversaw the construction of LEED-certified buildings, according to Oliver.

— Marc Rod


7Cs Cancel Classes

The Claremont Colleges will no longer hold classes the day before Thanksgiving starting in the fall 2018 semester, the 7C Deans Committee announced in an email to the 7C community Feb. 12.

“This change reflects the fact that a great many of our students travel on that day,” the email read.

— Alexandra Branscom

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