Citing No Call to Disperse, Pomona Will Not Sanction Heather Mac Donald Blockaders

Pomona College students who blocked access to conservative commentator Heather Mac Donald’s speech at Claremont McKenna College in April will not be punished, the college announced Monday. After an investigation using “photographs and information” provided to the college by CMC, Pomona concluded that its students did stop people from entering building

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Analysis: Did Mac Donald Blockaders Violate Policy?

Claremont McKenna College announced Monday that it has found seven students responsible for violating college policies during a blockade of Black Lives Matter critic Heather Mac Donald’s Athenaeum talk in April. A close reading of the policies that CMC references in public statements reveals plenty of wiggle room — and

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Students Who Blockaded Heather Mac Donald Talk Sanctioned With Suspensions, Probations

Seven Claremont McKenna College students who participated in the blockade of conservative commentator Heather Mac Donald’s talk in April have now been sanctioned by administrators, according to an email sent to the college community Monday. Of the seven students, three received year-long suspensions, two received semester-long suspensions, and two have

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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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Students Blockade Athenaeum to Protest Conservative Speaker

A crowd of approximately 300 protesters surrounded the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College in an attempt to block conservative political commentator Heather Mac Donald from entering the building and delivering a talk on the evening of Thursday, April 6. Mac Donald, a fellow at the Manhattan Institute and

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