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CMC Professor Diane Halpern: Retired But Still Present

Diane Halpern, a 13-year Professor of Psychology at CMC and former President of the American Psychological Association (APA), retired from CMC on June...

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Tight Financial Aid Budget Spurs Student Action

A year and a half ago, CMC finished a record-breaking fundraising campaign for faculty support, facility/building support, annual fund support, new scholarships...

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ASCMC Weekly Beat: November 19, 2014

The ASCMC Executive Board discussed a number of key developments at the meeting this past Sunday. One of the key announcements was that SOURCE, CMC’s...

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Playing Jenga: On Silence and Depression at CMC

Editor’s Note: Mental health issues, particularly depression and anxiety, are unfortunately common on college campuses. In a recent study, nearly...

 

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An In-Depth Look at Changes to the Scripps Admissions Policy

This past week, Scripps College announced proposed changes to their admissions policies, specifically regarding transgender students. The Scripps proposal will be considered by the College’s Board of Trustees in December. Earlier this semester, over 580 Scripps students—more than half of the approximately 1,000-person student body—signed a petition in support of a transgender-inclusive admission policy. The student petition supported a policy which stated: “The following...

CMC, Claremont Police Investigating Arson on Campus

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Last Saturday, we reported that multiple fires had been set around North Quad and Bauer Center in what Dean Mary Spellman deemed arson in an email to the CMC community on Saturday morning. As of Spellman’s email, the school was not prepared to release any additional information about the investigation. The...

CMC Professor Diane Halpern: Retired But Still Present

Diane Halpern, a 13-year Professor of Psychology at CMC and former President of the American Psychological Association (APA), retired from CMC on June 30, 2014. Her legacy at the 5Cs, however, will live on.  During fall of 2001, Halpern received a call from Ronald...

Tight Financial Aid Budget Spurs Student Action

A year and a half ago, CMC finished a record-breaking fundraising campaign for faculty support, facility/building support, annual fund support, new scholarships programs and the Robert Day Scholars Program. Launched nearly 7 years ago, this campaign is the largest ever...

Human Icebergs: What We’re Missing Beneath the Surface

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Special thanks to Cyn Njideka PZ ’15 for her help editing this piece. I am a white male, born to two white, upper-middle class parents, and raised in a predominantly white, affluent suburb. These...

Dealing with the Drought: CMC Needs to Do More

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Whether you’re playing Frisbee in Mid-Quad or attending “Scream on the Green” at the lawn outside of Kravis, you will feel something most Californians have not felt in a while. You will feel the lush, wet grass underneath your feet. Living at CMC, it is nearly impossible to tell that California is experiencing its worst drought in almost a thousand...

Want Some Education With That Plan B Debate?

Everyone Has the Right to Their Own Opinion Perhaps, upon opening this article, you’re already rolling your eyes.  Perhaps you expect me to join the hordes of irate students and berate Harry Arnold, author of the contentious, “You...

Janet Mock Teaches Us How to Bring the Margins to Center

On Monday, September 15, the CMC Athenaeum brought Janet Mock as their first speaker to a fully reserved dinner and a long line of students hoping to hear the talk. As a trans woman of color, Janet Mock has been called a speaker, activist...

ASCMC Resolution on Social Responsibility

Reprinted on the Forum with ASCMC’s permission. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Forum staff or editorial board. Many of the freedoms that we enjoy on campus are privileges that nearly every other college...

Last Minute Tips: Senior Thesis

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Seniors—it’s a four-day stretch till the deadline of senior thesis. I’m sure all of you are both awaiting and dreading Monday at the same time! To help ease both your worries during this stressful...

Athenaeum Pitch Event: The Impact of $25

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Interested in public health? Want to help out a charity cause simply by showing up? This Friday, November 21st, you’ll have the chance to make a difference. From 3:00 to 4:30pm, as part of the Athenaeum’s...

CMC Professor Diane Halpern: Retired But Still Present

Diane Halpern, a 13-year Professor of Psychology at CMC and former President of the American Psychological Association (APA), retired from CMC on June 30, 2014. Her legacy at the 5Cs, however, will live...

Playing Jenga: On Silence and Depression at CMC

Editor’s Note: Mental health issues, particularly depression and anxiety, are unfortunately common on college campuses. In a recent study, nearly 30% of students surveyed reported experiencing severe...