News Bites Week of Nov. 4

This week’s snippets: Pomona fixes a technical issue with emergency notifications, and a new accessibility services hire.

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Claremont is overdue for ‘The Big One.’ Should you be concerned?

TSL news writers Anushe Engineer SC ’22 and Maggie Lind SC ’22 sit down with Pomona College Geology Professor Nicole Moore to discuss the likelihood of an earthquake in the Claremont area and what students should know to prepare themselves.

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How the Claremont Colleges are preparing for major earthquakes

The Claremont Colleges are preparing for major earthquakes by stocking up on supplies and planning to participate in a worldwide drill.

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Shakeout: Preparing for the next great California earthquake

It’s not a question of “if,” but “when.” Southern California is overdue for a large earthquake. Scientists have determined that the likelihood of a magnitude 7.5 or greater earthquake, occurring in the next 30 years, is 46 percent. The chance of a 6.7 magnitude or higher earthquake is over 99

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News Bites – Week of Sept. 16

Pin pad step installed as extra security at Scripps College residence halls Scripps College residence halls now require both an ID card swipe and a personalized four-digit pin for entry. In addition to increased entrance security, basement laundry facilities are being relocated or further secured, according to emails sent Aug.

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Scripps Humanities Chair, Author Calls For Empathy in Post-Earthquake Haiti

  Since Haiti’s devastating earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010, Haitians both living on the island and abroad have been in the process of reclaiming the stories that were buried in the rubble. Myriam Chancy, Haitian-Canadian author, Guggenheim Fellow, and Scripps College Hartley Burr Alexander Chair in the Humanities, spoke about

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5C Students Unharmed in Nepal Earthquake; Students, Alumni of Pitzer in Nepal Program Call for Support

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal April 25, killing a reported 7,000 people and affecting over eight million. The 13 students from the Claremont Colleges participating in Pitzer College’s study abroad program in Nepal were not injured, but the survivors are redoubling their efforts to support their host families and others

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Shaky Earthquake Drill Shows Limited Participation

Each year, student apathy toward emergency drills is on full display during the Great Southern California ShakeOut drill held at the Claremont Colleges. At Pomona College, the administration has attempted to increase participation in the drill by involving more students, such as RAs and Outdoor Adventure (OA) leaders, but participation

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