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Falling Trees Reveal Depth of Claremont's Drought Problem

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Caitlin Kenney | The Student Life

With its stately foliage and academic ethos, Claremont certainly lives up to its reputation as “The City of Trees and PhDs.” Claremont’s rich biodiversity has been duly noted: For the past 22 years, the town has been among the recipients of the Tree City USA award. However, trees at the 5Cs...

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ACT UP Inspires Students to Act Out

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Alexandra Smith

United in Anger: A History of ACT UP was showed on screen at Pitzer College’s Benson Auditorium on Sept. 23, followed by a Q&A with filmmakers Jim Hubbard and Sarah Schulman and a panel of local activists at the college’s yearly Atherton Dinner.The...

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The Case Against Being (Ranked) the Best

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Mae Coyiuto | The Student Life

When U.S. News & World Report released its annual college rankings two weeks ago, Pomona College tied for 5th out of all liberal arts colleges, a rank perfectly consistent with our impression of ourselves as an elite school. Because we tend to fare so well in the U.S. News rankings, it...

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'Yes Means Yes' Bill Would Require CA Colleges to Redefine Consent News

If approved by California Governor Jerry Brown, Senate Bill 967—popularly known as the “Yes means Yes” bill—will require all Californian colleges receiving state funding to redefine consensual sex. Colleges will also have to adopt additional policies to better investigate sexual assault and... (read more)

Scripps To Reevaluate Trans Admission Policy News

Scripps College has begun reevaluating its policy regarding the admission of transgender students. Scripps only accepts cisgender women, but the topic of trans admissions has gained national attention since last August, when Mills College and Mount Holyoke College became the first women's... (read more)

Pomona's Large Class of 2018 Causes Housing Shuffle News

On May 6, the Pomona College student body received an email from Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Seth Allen that projected the size of the incoming class of 2018. According to the email, the offers of admission for this class had been met with such “unprecedented... (read more)

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Second PPE Track Gears for Launch News

The faculty team for the second track of Claremont McKenna College's Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) program is two-thirds complete. Eric Helland, Claremont McKenna College’s William F. Podlich Professor of Economics and George R. Roberts Fellow, will join recently hired associate... (read more)

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Colleges Respond to Sweltering Weather News

Claremont's Mediterranean climate offers such mild temperatures for the majority of the year that it can be easy to discount the rare extremes. Nobody, however, will soon forget the scorching weeks that began this semester. A heat wave hit Claremont starting the weekend of Sept. 12, bringing... (read more)

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