Not your garden variety celebration: CMC to enter float in the 2023 Rose Parade for diamond anniversary

To celebrate 75 years since it took root, Claremont McKenna College rose to a sweet-smelling architectural challenge. CMC will participate in the 2023 Rose Parade, an annual New Years tradition in Pasadena, with a custom-made float celebrating the “stories and traditions” of CMC, the college announced Nov. 9. 

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CMC trustees return race GE proposal to faculty, call for broader alternative instead

During a Sept. 30 executive session, Claremont McKenna College’s Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to return a proposal for a racial-ethnic general education requirement to faculty, favoring an alternative proposal that would be broader in scope. 

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EDITORIAL BOARD: On fossil fuel divestment, it’s still 2013

Following an overwhelming vote by Pomona College’s student body in favor of divesting the college’s endowment from fossil fuels, the editorial board calls on Pomona’s Board of Trustees to do the right thing and finally confront the college’s role in the climate crisis.

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Alumni Jennifer Doudna PO ’85, Stewart Smith PO ’68 announced as Pomona commencement speakers

Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Jennifer Doudna PO ’85 and Kinsmith Financial Corporation CEO Stewart Smith PO ’68 will speak at the Pomona College class of 2022’s commencement ceremony, Pomona President G. Gabrielle Starr announced to students via email Feb. 15.

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Test-optional policies are sticking around for 5C admissions

Although originally just a COVID-19-era necessity, test-optional admissions policies at the 5Cs may be sticking around. During the 2021-2022 admissions cycle, each of the 5Cs were test-optional, a pattern they shared with two- thirds of colleges and universities across the country. But even as classes resume in person, the 5Cs are taking a second look at their traditional testing requirements.

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Scripps admin would ask trustees to veto universal A policy if passed, president warns

Scripps administrators warned they’d ask the Board of Trustees to overrule a universal A policy if the faculty passes it Thursday.

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