Pet platforms: Professional pup Dr. Isa improves student-teacher connection, student mental health

Keck Science professor Diane Thomson proudly presents Dr. Isa, a friendly pup that loves belly rubs, snowy adventures and posing for photos.

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Construction of new Scripps Pitzer Science Center pushed back as CMC searches for science chair

Construction of the new 70,000-square foot Scripps Pitzer Science Center, which is expected to be completed by spring 2023, is set to begin later this spring.

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Parking lot being torn down for Keck expansion won’t immediately be replaced

The W.M. Keck Science Department’s long awaited expansion will finally break ground next semester. But it’ll eliminate a critical parking lot for faculty and staff that won’t be immediately replaced, a spokesperson said.

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CMC trustees hold off on Keck withdrawal due to inadequate fundraising, dean says

Claremont McKenna College hasn’t yet met the fundraising threshold needed to start its formalized three-year withdrawal process from the Keck Science Department, creating uncertainty about the plan’s timeline, Keck dean Ulysses Sofia told TSL.

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Teacher, student, and researcher: Susanna Barrett is a combination of all three

Susanna Barrett SC ’19 has always been interested in DNA. This love developed at a young age, when Barrett was able to engage in DNA research as a high school student. Now a senior at Scripps College, Barrett has spent her time on campus working on her biochemistry major, in

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Students weigh in on ‘Keckxit’

When Bethany Reim PZ ’19 first heard about Claremont McKenna College’s decision to leave the Keck Science Department, commonly referred to as “Keckxit,” she thought it was a joke. After realizing the news was real, she felt a mix of emotions — fear, confusion, and betrayal. “I took it as

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CMC to withdraw from Keck Science Department, create own department

Claremont McKenna College has decided to withdraw from the W.M. Keck Science Department to create its own science department, according to a Pitzer College administrator and multiple professors present at faculty meetings where the decision was announced Wednesday. Scripps College and Pitzer will continue to have a joint science program,

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Is ‘Pseudonocardia’ the next superhero?

At the W.M. Keck Science Department, professor Ethan Van Arnam’s lab is working with real-life superheroes. Located on the second floor in a newly remodeled lab, members of this group work with leaf-cutter ants. While these insects might not seem particularly exciting, the bacteria that grows on their backs are

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