OPINION: Apple’s Memoji is dangerous, but wouldn’t be a problem if they had a more diverse workforce

There’s a cartoon version of you on your phone screen. It smiles, says hello, and invites your friend to a party. It’s cute, and on the surface, it seems innocent — playful even. It’s called a Memoji, and it’s been available to some iPhone users since Sept. 17. On the

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Four of five student governments led by women of color

An unprecedented four of five of the student government presidents at the Claremont Colleges are women of color this academic year. Shivani Kavuluru PZ ’19, Maya Love CM ’20, Julia Wang HM ’20, and Irene Yi SC ’19 are female presidents of Pitzer Senate, ASCMC, ASHMC, and SAS, respectively. ASPC

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CMC Lags Behind Other 5Cs In Faculty Diversity

Despite commitments to diversity laid out in a 2007 statement, Claremont McKenna College has only one black professor: Marie-Denise Shelton, professor of modern languages and literature. “I find [the presence of only one black professor] to be extremely problematic, especially when the school preaches all of these things about being

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Q&A: Journalist Conor Friedersdorf Talks Campus Politics

  Conor Friedersdorf PO ’02 is a journalist at The Atlantic, where one of his areas of expertise is campus politics, which he covers from a civil libertarian perspective. He recently visited campus to participate in a Pomona Student Union panel entitled “Actualizing Free Speech: The Regulation of Student Voice

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Reflecting on the Aftermath of Revolution at CMC

Oh, what a week it’s been. Who would’ve imagined at the beginning of the semester that Claremont McKenna College would be on the cusp of what looks like a cultural revolution? Not me, that’s for sure. In just four days, the Claremont Colleges student body—fueled by a widely-shared snapshot of two Halloween “mariachis”

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Who Is the Happiest at the “Happiest College in America”?

“Many people report a sense of appreciation and pride to be affiliated with CMC, but there are also those who feel disenfranchised.” –Claremont McKenna College’s 2011-2012 Campus Climate Task Force Report “Who taught you to hate yourself from the top of your head to the soles of your feet? Who

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Pomona Offers Tenure to Six Professors, Addresses Faculty Diversity Question

Six Pomona College faculty members were given tenure this month, having been promoted from assistant to associate professor. The six professors are Lisa Anne Auerbach in the art department, Colin Beck in sociology, Jessica L. Borelli in psychology, Pierangelo De Pace in economics, Michael J. Green in philosophy and Julie

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CMC’s Focus on the Party Scene Distracts From Real Issues

Two weekends ago, the police raided a North Quad party at Claremont McKenna College. The administration decided to call it a night when the “gathering of well over 100 people,” armed with “glass bottles of hard alcohol and the projection of loud music,” refused to listen to the residence assistants

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Q&A with William Deresiewicz

No stranger to the Claremont Colleges, William Deresiewicz spoke at Claremont McKenna College’s Athenaeum Monday night—the writer’s fifth trip to Claremont since 2010. This time, however, Deresiewicz arrives as a New York Times bestselling author after the summer release of his book Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and

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