CMC has changed its financial aid policy to allow up to $4,000 in loans in its financial aid packages starting with the class of 2018. The Port Side takes a look into the reasoning and ramifications behind this policy change.
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The Port Side published an infographic spread on tenure at the 5Cs in our last print issue. Here, we go in-depth into who gets tenure at the Claremont Colleges.
This past Tuesday, Pomona College’s 83 dining hall workers voted in favor of union representation. They now look to work out a new contract with the college administration. What do the workers hope to gain from this new contract, and how is national organization UNITE HERE involved? We’ve got all the details after the jump.
Over the past decade, technological advancements have opened up new possibilities for the future of education. Maryl Evans explains some of the pros and cons of bringing the internet into the classroom.
In this open letter sent to CMC faculty, Prof. Segal weighs in on the administration’s report on the confrontation between Najib Hamideh PZ ’15 and CMC Professor Yaron Raviv. He claims the report ignores key facts and blames the incident’s victims, the SJP demonstrators.
The CMC Campus Climate Task Force recently released a report of its findings and detailed a series of affirmations and recommendations for CMC.
In an email update this afternoon, President Pam Gann summarized the results of the SJP incident from last month and published the full report written by Dean Mary Spellman.
Pomona College dining hall workers will vote to decide if they want to be represented by a union on Tuesday, April 30th, according to an email sent out by Pomona College President David Oxtoby yesterday. Read the full text of Oxtoby’s email after the jump.
Former Irish President and influential political figure Mary Robinson visited Scripps College last week. Delivering a talk on “Enterprise and Social Responsibility”, she discussed her entire career, detailing the ways in which she has involved herself in human rights projects around the world.
Charles Blyzniuk is back on the scene after finally getting back from North Korea (something about being stuck in customs or some excuse like that). Now he’s ready to impart some wisdom after being able to sit down for a candid interview with a top-ranking North Korean general.
During this week’s ASPC elections, Pomona students vote on whether or not they support divestment from fossil fuels. Pomona has the opportunity to set an example in the fight to avoid dangerous climate change, and its students should vote to divest.
On Tuesday, Pomona dining hall workers petitioned the NLRB for a union election, and on Wednesday, they held a rally with other community members asking the College to remain neutral throughout the process. The Port Side has all the coverage you could want, including video of a worker’s statement.
In this installment of Savage on Science, Tamara takes a look at the Liu lab in Pomona’s Chemistry department. In Dr. Liu’s lab, they examine the role regulatory RNA has to play in transcriptional and translational processes and how this knowledge can be used to fight pathogens and detect pollutants in water.
President Gann announced the new “Claremont McKenna Corporation” in an email today to the student body. Henry Kravis and George Roberts will own most shares of the new CMC, which will include a massive investment fund and a Super PAC.
In a talk addressed to the athenaeum this past week, General Stanley McChrystal discussed his experiences as commander of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and the wisdom he gleaned from them with respect to how to lead effectively.
Charles Blyzniuk gives us the insider secret into getting some of the best awards in investment banking and finance: royally screw things up.
The Southern California Law and Social Science (SoCLASS) Forum’s inaugural event looked at the way in which the law interacts with societal divisions. Why did the recent foreclosure crisis have a different effect on women and minorities? In South Dakota, can one still find evidence of voter discrimination?
CMC President Gann sent a letter out yesterday notifying students that Najib Hamideh had sent an informal written grievance concerning the bias-related incident from last week. The incident is now under review by the CMC Grievances Committee.
A student protest broke out at the opening ceremony of for the Institute for Women’s Leadership in Latin America that called into question both the lack of student and faculty input into the creation of the institute, and its involvement with the state department’s actions in Latin America.
Last week, ASCMC President Aditya Pai sent out a memo calling for changes to the social scene at CMC. Here, Daniel Lipson calls on students to take initiative to change it themselves.
DOS is investigating “some form of verbal exchange…involving a Pitzer student and CMC faculty member,” but SJP is concerned that the investigation focuses more on their group’s registered event than on the confrontation with the professor.
The Port Side’s third issue for the 2012-2013 school year will be released next Monday, March 11th, but you can check out a copy online right now!
This past Monday, students and faculty from various movements for social and environmental change descended upon the steps of the Honnold/Mudd Library for the “March Fo(u)rth” rally. Aly Minamide breaks down which organizations were there, and what they had to say.
The 5Cs have recently updated their sexual assault policies. How have the schools unified their handling of sexual violence? And what exactly is meant by “consent”?
Workers for Justice (WFJ) has regrouped since the firing of 17 workers in 2011. WFJ had an event during Pomona’s Family weekend in order to gain support.
There are an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States, with many facing a difficult path to citizenship. How should the United States treat those who aren’t citizens? And what does it mean to be “American”, anyway? Stephanie Steinbrecher breaks down a lecture given last week by Pulitzer Prize winner and undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas.
Sebastian Aguiar discusses his frustrations with the shortcomings of discussion based classes at the Claremont Colleges and what can be done to avoid them.
Port Side writer Charles Blyzniuk was lucky enough to get a spot at the State of the Union and get the insider scoop on some celebrities’ reactions to the speech at the after party.
CMC recently instituted a new student media policy that forces journalists to go through the Office of Public Affairs. In this joint letter to President Gann, the editors of the Port Side, Forum, Independent, and TSL respond.
With increased demand for academic and residential resources placing stress upon Harvey Mudd’s finances, the college is considering expanding its student body. What are the costs of expansion? And does the college even need to get bigger, anyway?