Author Zadie Smith speaks on delight of world building and exploration

The Athenaeum welcomed novelist Zadie Smith and her many fans this past Wednesday, with professor Chloe Martinez conducting the interview.

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CMC student groups condemn Ath speaker: ‘Too many of our peers are hurting’

Claremont McKenna College’s Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum hosted Northwestern University professor Laura Kipnis on Oct. 6. Known for controversial angles on sensitive subjects ranging from Title IX to “sexual politics on campus,” her invitation to speak attracted broad criticism from students who said it was detrimental to survivors and campus culture.

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Remote lectures bring speakers’ insights, perspectives to students’ homes

With on-campus speakers and events canceled, organizations at the Claremont Colleges are offering virtual talks to keep 5Cers engaged.

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‘Free Food for Thought’ podcast uncovers Ath speakers’ personal stories

Inspired by the ever-increasing popularity of podcasts, Shivani Pandya CM ’18 created “Free Food for Thought” in early 2016 for students to hear in-depth, personal stories from Claremont McKenna College’s Athenaeum speakers. The podcast, which is entirely student-run, allows listeners to engage with Athenaeum speakers in a unique way, by

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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

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Top political consultants predict Democratic takeover in the House in November

Robert “Bob” M. Shrum, a political science professor at the University of Southern California, and Michael Ellis “Mike” Murphy, both highly regarded political consultants to the Democratic and Republican parties respectively, are no strangers to the tactics used by politicians today. Both discussed their predictions for the upcoming midterm election

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CMC alumna talks partisanship, journalism, and Trump era at Athenaeum

When Tina Nguyen CM ’11 applied for her job at Vanity Fair, she did not network or flood Human Resources with messages. She was not even responding to a job posting. Instead, she drafted a cold email, erased half her resume, and pressed “send.” Nguyen, who served as news editor

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