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December 15, 2020

Spotlight on Staff: Marina Muncan, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags and Athenas Cross-Country Coach

The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) Stags and Athenas cross-country programs recently welcomed Marina Muncan as their new head coach. Muncan comes to Claremont with over 14 years of coaching experience, most recently as the coach for women’s distance runners at Rutgers University for the last five years. Muncan also competed for the Serbian national team in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and was a finalist at the 2012 European Championships.

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December 11, 2020

Scripps and Pomona Colleges Host Virtual Fall Dance Concert

In yet another change compelled by the COVID-19 pandemic, Scripps and Pomona Colleges presented their annual “In the Works” fall dance concert online from December 4–5, 2020. Named for its original works-in-progress of student choreography, the recital showcased a variety of contemporary dance styles performed in a series of unusual and exciting films produced by the students and shared via livestream.

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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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February 26, 2020

Chemistry Cookbook Serves Up Global Food and Global Good

In 2019, the Keck Science Chemistry Club gave new meaning to the phrase “experimental cooking” with their Chemistry Charity Cookbook. This cookbook was compiled by the members of the club under the supervision of Associate Professor of Chemistry Anna Wenzel, who started the club during her first year as a faculty advisor.

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January 3, 2020

Office of Black Student Affairs Celebrates 50 Years

The 2019-2020 academic year marks the 50th anniversary of the Office of Black Student Affairs (OBSA), the cultural center of The Claremont Colleges that supports students of African descent by providing opportunities for self-exploration, learning, and growth as well as affirming multiple identities that intersect with experiences of Blackness, including race, socioeconomic status, sexual identity, gender identity and expression, and spirituality.

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November 4, 2019

A Familial Affair: Chicanx Latinx Student Affairs Celebrates 50 Years

In 1969, a small group of Claremont College students got together to address the growing concerns of Latinx students at The Claremont Colleges. They envisioned a space that would connect Latinx students and a program in which students could feel supported academically, socially, and culturally.

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December 12, 2018

5C Experience: 5C Students Build a Health Clinic in Bolivia

Last time Lathan Liou Po’19 went to Bolivia, in January of 2018, he and other volunteers got to witness the completion of the brand-new health clinic they had spearheaded. This time, he hopes to continue to develop the new health clinic and more.

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July 13, 2018

Mellon Foundation Awards $1.1 Million Grant to Develop Claremont Colleges–Wide Critical Justice Education Program

  The Andrew M. Mellon Foundation recently awarded a $1.1 million grant to Pitzer College to develop an integrated Claremont Colleges–wide Critical Justice Education (CJE) program. In conjunction with the Claremont Colleges (5Cs), the California Rehabilitation Center, the California Institute for Women, and nearby prisons, juvenile detention facilities, and residential rehabilitation centers, the CJE will […]

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June 25, 2018

Spotlight on Students: Perrin York ’19 Wins Outstanding Soloist Award at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella

Standing on stage in front of an audience of 3,000 at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA), Perrin York ’19 “didn’t know if I was crying or wanted to cry.” She had just been awarded Outstanding Soloist for her rendition of “Greedy” by Ariana Grande.  “At that moment, I felt so humbled and couldn’t understand the magnitude of the award,” she recalls.

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May 10, 2018

Class of 2018: Carmen Abbe ’18: 5C Roller Derby Team Founder Is on a Track to Medical School

Carmen Abbe ’18, a human biology major from Seattle, has balanced her time at Scripps between taking science and humanities courses and playing on the roller derby team she founded as a first-year student. After graduation, she hopes to continue incorporating her passions; Abbe has her sights set on attending medical school, expanding on her thesis research, and engaging with the derby community in Seattle.

The 5C Women’s Roller Derby team, which began as a casual club with a few intermittent members, has grown into an official intramural 5C sports team, now 25 members strong. It is one of only four collegiate teams in the U.S. and regularly participates in monthly Inland Empire scrimmages. In 2018, the team attracted enough members to be able to host about against another team from Arizona State University. The event was the first-ever interstate, intercollegiate roller derby match.

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