Claremont School News

Condit Elementary School students who raised the highest pledges per mile during the Condit Spring Fun Run recently had the honor of sliming outgoing longtime Principal Christine Malally, pictured, and Parent Faculty Association President Randy Lopez. Photo/courtesy of CUSD

“Having the Courage … to imagine possibilities, to move forward, to persevere, and to show up and speak up.” That’s the theme for this year’s Claremont Graduate University commencement. It’s also the way that keynote speaker and honorary doctorate recipient Jennifer Freyd approaches life.

“We value the right to peaceful protest and expression. It is also essential to maintain a balance that respects the rights of every member of our community, including those we might disagree with. Demonstrators must adhere to appropriate polices and not cause major disruptions that might interfere with maintaining a safe and productive learning environment for all.” Photo/courtesy of Pitzer College

Claremont Unified School District was recognized Tuesday as part of the 2024 California Green Ribbon Schools Award ceremony. CUSD was one of five schools and districts nominated as a green achiever by California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond. The district was also recognized with a United States Department of Education Green Ribbon School District Sustainability Award. Courier photo/Andrew Alonzo

Pomona College alumni and activists with Pomona Divest from Apartheid showed up before Pomona College’s annual parade of classes to form a blockade at the corner of Sixth Street and College Avenue on Saturday, April 27. Alumni weekend was also interrupted at Pitzer and Harvey Mudd Colleges. Courier photo/Andrew Alonzo

The Rotary Club of Claremont hosted the highly competitive regional round for the Dan Stover Music Competition at Claremont High School. The six participating high school musicians, two of whom […]

by Andrew Alonzo | Cooper Crane, a 26-year-old Pomona College senior, is bringing to life an ambition he’s had for the last few years. Building on a podcast called […]

The Claremont Colleges commencement weekend for the Class of 2024 takes place Friday, May 10 through Sunday, May 12, 2024. Pomona College has already begun erecting the stage for their commencement planned for May 12 at 10 a.m. at Marston Quad, above. Courier photo/Peter Weinberger

Scripps College A free and open to the public reception for “Double Take,”  a senior art exhibition featuring works by Sarah Teske, Ella Lehavi, Ella Skinner, Natasha Sethia, Dahlia Wang, […]

Jessie Vallejo, an associate professor of music at Cal Poly Pomona, has been selected as one of “40 Under 40” music teachers celebrated for “music education excellence” by Yamaha Music USA.

Surrounded by friends and family, Kim Patterson, center, a licensed vocational nurse and health assistant at Claremont High School, was announced as the 2024-2025 classified employee of the year at Thursday’s Claremont Unified School District Board of Education meeting. She has been with CUSD since 1992. Photo by Elaine Kong/CUSD

Claremont Graduate University hosted Paisley Rekdal, pictured left, and Jacqui Germain Thursday for its 2024 Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry Awards Reading and Reception. Rekdal, a 53-year-old University of Utah professor and director of the school’s American West Center, won the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for her 2023 book, “West: A Translation.” Kate Tufts Discovery Award honoree Jacqui Germain, 33, won for “Bittering the Wound.” Courier photos/Andrew Alonzo

Pitzer College President Strom C. Thacker announced plans to veto a Pitzer College Council resolution that, if approved, would permanently shut down the college’s study abroad program with the University of Haifa in Israel. Photo/courtesy of Pitzer College

About 70 Sycamore Elementary School students and 30 chaperones took a bus to see “Swan Lake” at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles on March 9. The trip was arranged by Foothill Philharmonic Committee, as part of LA Philharmonic Orchestra’s Symphonies for Youth, which allows third grade students to enjoy a concert and ballet. For more information, visit Courier photo/Andrew Alonzo

“We uphold the right to free speech and to protest within the lines of our long-established Claremont Colleges demonstration policy. We will not permit the presence of masked, unidentified individuals on our campus refusing to show identification when asked. Nor will we stand for harassment of visitors or racial slurs shouted at college employees – all of which have taken place this week.” Photo/courtesy of Pomona College

Protests continued Thursday after police from at least four jurisdictions — many in riot gear — descended on Pomona College Friday, April 5 and arrested 20 masked protesters after some had occupied President Gabrielle Starr’s office. Courier photo/Peter Weinberger

By Annabelle Ink | Special to the Courier Pitzer College removed its study abroad program with the University of Haifa from its list of pre-approved programs last week, and though […]