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Claremont Independent | September 21, 2014

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The Importance of an Open Mind

September 4, 2014 |

On April 23, 2014, Charles Murray’s talk to Azusa Pacific University’s students and faculty was cancelled due to the concern that he would offend students of color. He was one of several speakers subject to student protest last spring — … Read More

What are the Liberal Arts?

September 4, 2014 |

By now, you (incoming students) have no doubt undergone the rite of passage that consists of sitting through countless speeches on the sanctity of the liberal arts. This is perhaps especially true of the new students at Claremont McKenna College, … Read More

Individuality Over Identity

September 4, 2014 |

As a thought experiment, allow me to introduce two hypothetical individuals: the first, a straight, white, church-going cis man from an upper-class background, and the second, a queer secularist of color from a middle-class family. Before you have even had … Read More

The Not-So-Great Equalizer: Higher Education’s Role in Fighting Income Inequality

May 22, 2014 | 1

Income inequality, defined by Barack Obama as “the greatest challenge of our time,” has been a growing problem in the United States for decades. One of the many solutions proposed by Obama to solve this problem is to increase the … Read More

What’s up, Pam Gann?

May 8, 2014 |

Former Claremont McKenna College President Pamela Gann gave way to a new era at the college and the Chodosh administration on July 1, 2013, stepping down from her post after 14 years on the job. Rumors as to what Gann … Read More

Bigotry at the Ath: A Response to the CMC Forum

April 25, 2014 | 25

In the opening line of her recent Forum piece “Why is CMC Promoting Racism and Sexism?” CMC Freshman Liat Kaplan wrote, “I’m not going to summarize political scientist Charles Murray’s recent Ath talk here because if I do, the stress … Read More