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Fire at the Bernard Field Station

At 3:45 p.m. today, 5C students received reports of a brush fire at the Bernard Field Station. Pitzer’s VP for Student Affairs, Brian Carlisle, sent the following email to Pitzer students at 4:33 p.m.: “Fire and rescue is on the scene of a fire just north of the Pitzer Campus. Though no immediate danger to […]

Sam Kahr gives his perspective of Russian Culture from abraod. Disclaimer: Sam is not a Matryoshka doll. (Zeta/Flickr)

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This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Sam in Siberia

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Sam in Siberia Editor emeritus Sam Kahr reports from Siberia where he discusses the differences between Russian and American culture he has noticed so far.


Who is Hiram Chodosh?

Yesterday, the CMC Board of Trustees announced the selection of legal scholar Hiram E. Chodosh as the College’s next president. Chodosh won’t take over for President Pamela Gann until the end of June, but he was on campus today to meet with students, and he sat down for an interview with the Port Side.

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Interested in Rocking the Boat? Come Join Us!

Looking for a larger platform to share your ideas and views than just your American Politics seminar or your friend in the dining hall? Do you want to improve your investigative journalism skills? Or maybe you want to perfect your InDesign skills? Come join the Port Side!


Huang to Lead CMC Office of Admission

On May 1, Jeff Huang, CMC’s current Vice President for Student Affairs, will take on a new role as Vice President for Admission, Financial Aid, and Student Affairs. The Port Side sat down with Dean Huang to discuss his new position.

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Honnold-Mudd Wi-Fi Problems Explained

During the last two semesters, students studying at the library have experienced numerous problems, and subsequent headaches, trying to connect to the library’s CINE, CLAREMONT and CLAREMONT-WPA wireless networks.

State of CMC: Gann Discusses SAT Scandal and Master Plan

President Pamela Gann, speaking to ASCMC Senate, announced Monday that the independent investigation into the SAT scandal is “nearing completion” and its report will be released publicly on the College’s website. Gann also discussed the College’s master plan, faculty hirings, and “globalization” programs.

President Pamela Gann Speaks About SAT Scandal

Like many students, disbelief was Claremont McKenna President Pamela Gann’s first reaction when she heard the extent of the incident involving false reporting of the college’s SAT scores to ranking agencies and the U.S. Department of Education.

CMC Students React to SAT Scandal

The past twelve hours have delivered some of the most astonishing news that many CMC students will ever receive. Many students are outraged at the administration for its emphasis on college rankings and this smudge on their school’s reputation.


Wisconsin Dems Vote to Recall Gov. Walker

Wisconsin Democrats recently won an astonishing victory in the battle against conservative Republican Governor Scott Walker. The Port Side interviewed the Democratic chairman of Door County about the recall vote.

Milosz and the Future

On October 19-21, Claremont McKenna College will hold a centenary festival in honor of Czeslaw Milosz, one of the most influential literary figures of the twenty century.

Direct Democracy: For Better or For Worse?

Is California’s initiative process effective?

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