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August 31, 2020

Suchi Branfman to Discuss Collaborative Dance and Choreography at Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Dance faculty Suchi Branfman will be part of an online discussion about collaborating with members of the incarcerated community for “Undanced Dances through Prison Walls during a Pandemic.” The dances in this project were choreographed inside the California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) in spring 2020.

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August 18, 2020

Charlotte Johnson Appointed to University of Michigan Law School’s Advisory Board on Race and Racism

Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Charlotte Johnson has been appointed to the University of Michigan Law School’s advisory board on race and racism, which will “examine issues of racism and disparity in the law school community.”

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Lillian Hahn ’21 Feeds Health Care Workers’ Bodies and Spirits

Amid the confusion and misinformation that defines so much of the public’s understanding of COVID-19, one thing that there seems to be unilateral agreement upon is the adverse mental health effects of the pandemic on frontline health care workers. Lillian Hahn ’21, a science management major on the public health track, identified a cohort among health care workers who may be even harder hit: those who work the night shift.

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August 11, 2020

International Rescue from Near and Afar: Students Aid Refugees in Remote Internship

Walking home from her class, “Refugee and Forced Migration,” which she took entirely in Arabic at the University of Jordan in Amman last year, Julia Kelly ’21 recalls passing by a building that caught her eye. “I walked by the International Rescue Committee’s office on my way home every day,” recalls the Middle Eastern and North African studies major. “I learned that Jordan is a safe haven for refugees from all over the Middle East, and since then, refugee welfare became an even greater focus for me.”

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August 4, 2020

Uma Nagarajan-Swenson ’22 Interns at the Intersection of Scholarship and Activism

Uma Nagarajan-Swenson ’22 is a politics and history major with a passion for grassroots social movements. This summer, she is serving as an intern at the Institute for Policy Studies’ Criminalization of Race and Poverty Project, thanks to a summer internship grant from Scripps’ Career Planning and Resources (CP&R).

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July 14, 2020

Kegan Peters ’23 Selected for World Food Prize Foundation’s George Washington Carver Internship

The World Food Prize Foundation, which aims to increase equitable and sustainable access to food around the globe, has selected Kegan Peters ’23 for its summer 2020 George Washington Carver Internship program. Interns will work with foundation mentors, government officials, and grassroots leaders to address issues of global food security.

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Science, Technology, and Society

Enter the interdisciplinary Science, Technology, and Society (STS) program of The Claremont Colleges, formalized as a major in 1990, which brings together courses taught in a variety of departments, with content divided into three principal areas: history of science and technology; philosophy of science; and political, cultural, and social perspectives on science and technology. 

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July 10, 2020

Monet Massac ’21 Explores US Haitian Identity in Summer Research Project

To understand how Haitian immigrants negotiated their identity on US soil, Monet Massac ’21, granddaughter of Marie Massac, is embarking on a summer research project that explores how Haitian migrants from the 1970s–90s navigate the racial terrain of the United States.

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April 28, 2020

The Laws of Motion: Senior Catherine Allen Combines Sports, Critical Race Studies, and the Law

This past January, Catherine Allen ’20 attended the 2020 NCAA Immersion Program, which brought 40 minority Division III (D-III) student athletes from across the country to the NCAA Conference. The program aimed to expose students to the business aspect of the organization, provide education on the process of working in athletic administration, and define and embrace the qualities of young future leaders.

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April 15, 2020

5C Dance Marathon, Led by Elizabeth Howell-Egan ’22, Raises Thousands for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

5C Dance Marathon, The Claremont Colleges’ chapter of the nationwide Miracle Network Dance Marathon, raised $13,578 for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) during its first year as a chapter. The Miracle Network Dance Marathon is a collective of college, university, and high school programs that raise funds and awareness for local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.

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