If you could tell your students anything about this semester, what would it be? A response from professors

TSL asked professors to respond to last week’s story, sharing with their students what they want them to know about the virtual semester.

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Q&A: CMC Professor John Pitney on the COVID-19 outbreak at the White House

After President Donald Trump and numerous other White House staff members tested positive for the virus, TSL spoke with Claremont McKenna College politics professor John J. Pitney Jr. to get an expert opinion on the consequences of the outbreak.

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5C admissions offices go virtual, adjust admission policies

Admissions offices at the Claremont Colleges have revamped their offerings to connect with prospective students during the COVID-19 pandemic, including developing video tours, hosting virtual fly-in programs and changing application requirements.

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I-Place to shut down by end of 2020-2021 academic year

The International Place — the Claremont Colleges’ joint resource center for international students — will shut down for good at the end of the 2020-21 academic year, according to officials.

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Getting to know this year’s 5C student government presidents

With classes online and campuses closed, 5C students aren’t getting to meet their student government presidents in person this semester. Despite the virtual setbacks, the leaders are still pressing on — all have goals they hope to accomplish this semester. Get to know the 5C student government presidents here.

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Pitzer, Scripps, HMC and CMC launch new anti-racism initiatives

After the killing of George Floyd earlier this year ignited protests around the country against police brutality, issues of racial inequality and justice have taken the forefront of conversations across communities and institutions. Read about the Claremont Colleges’ recently implemented racial justice initiatives.

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New 5C students react to an all-online orientation season

For incoming first years at the 5Cs, orientation typically marks a grueling week of trips, packed auditoriums and long days of making new friends. But this year, the class of 2024’s orientations were replaced by live Zoom webinars, pre-recorded presentations and virtual social events.

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The Claremont Colleges announce revised, interim 6C Title IX policy

The Claremont Colleges’ new interim Title IX policy simplifies cross-campus cases, but some students, including Advocates, questioned the way in which the policy was drafted.

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Legacy and donor-related students make up 16.3 percent of Pitzer’s, 7 percent of CMC’s classes of 2023

A new report provides details on preferential admissions practices for legacy students and applicants related to college donors.

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