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  • Seven students punished for 'blockade' of conservative speaker

    07/19/2017 9:51:44 AM PDT · by Maceman · 16 replies ^ | 7/19/17 | Dan Jackson
    Claremont McKenna College has suspended five students and placed two others on “conduct probation” for their roles in physically blockading a conservative speaker this spring. In April, a group of roughly 170 students of Claremont McKenna, as well as outside participants, led a successful blockade of the Athenaeum and the Kravis Center, preventing audience members from listening to a speech by conservative commentator Heather Mac Donald. "We reject exclusion and ad hominem attacks as barriers to learning." The school announced Monday that it had imposed sanctions on seven of those students following the completion of a conduct investigation that had...
  • Angry mob shuts down Blue Lives Matter speech at Claremont McKenna College

    04/07/2017 9:26:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    College Fix ^ | April 7, 2017 | Jennifer Kabbany
    <p>A throng of angry protesters converged at Claremont McKenna College on Thursday and effectively shut down a pro-police speech as they surrounded the building, forcing the speaker to give the talk via livestream to a near-empty room as they yelled “F*ck the police” and “Black Lives Matter” and banged on windows.</p>
  • Heidi Nelson Cruz bio

    01/11/2016 8:14:47 PM PST · by gg188 · 83 replies
    Claremont McKenna College ^ | Robert Day School Board of Advisors
    Cruz, who graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in economics and international relations from CMC in 1994, is a managing director in the Private Wealth Management Group at Goldman Sachs, Texas. She and her two partners work with clients to implement high net worth portfolios across a range of investments and asset classes, including complex derivatives products, private equity, hedge funds, single stock risk management, U.S. and international equities, and fixed income. Ms. Cruz began her career as an investment banker with JPMorgan in New York, focusing on international structured finance and subsequently on Latin America mergers and acquisitions....
  • "Safe Space" Students Silence Asian Woman For Saying "Black People Can Be Racist"

    11/12/2015 12:19:26 PM PST · by maggief · 43 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 12, 2015
    Students at Claremont McKenna College in California who are demanding a racially segregated "safe space" for "marginalized identities," silenced and embarrassed an Asian woman when she described how she had been racially harassed by an African-American man.
  • Students protest treatment of minorities at Claremont McKenna College

    11/13/2015 12:19:11 PM PST · by magellan · 34 replies
    KABC News ^ | November 12, 2015 | Rob Hayes
    Protests erupted on the Claremont McKenna College campus Thursday after photos of controversial costumes from a Halloween party showed up on social media. Thousands of students from the five Claremont campuses marched through the area after a photo of two girls dressed in sombreros and ponchos with mustaches was posted on Tumblr and was circulated on social media. "It's not about the picture. It's about the systematic oppression that students are facing here," student Edgar Morelos said. Dean Mary Spellman resigned in the wake of ongoing student complaints about the campus' race issues. One of the students in the photo...
  • BREAKING: Mary Spellman Resigns as Dean of Students (Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA)

    11/12/2015 1:30:58 PM PST · by abb · 115 replies
    The Forum ^ | November 12, 2015 | Staff
    At 12:02 p.m. on Thursday, November 12, Mary Spellman resigned as Dean of Students following calls for her resignation after students of color articulated concerns about the Dean of Students office being unsupportive towards students of marginalized identities, and two students yesterday began hunger strikes calling for her resignation. Additional coverage coming later — find Spellman’s email to the CMC community below. Dear CMC Community: Since 2010 I have been privileged to serve as Dean of Students at Claremont McKenna College. Today I am submitting my letter of resignation, effective immediately. I do so with sadness beyond words, because these...
  • Claremont McKenna dean resigns after students protest racial bias [Another one bites the dust]

    11/12/2015 5:37:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/12/2015 | Teresa Watanabe and Carla Rivera
    Stdent protests roiled college campuses Thursday, when Claremont McKenna College's dean of students resigned under pressure over racial tensions and protesters at more than 100 colleges and universities nationwide demanded the cancellation of student debt. Dean Mary Spellman at Claremont McKenna stepped down after she sparked a campus protest and hunger strikes by two students this week over her email to a Latina student saying she would work to serve those who "don't fit our CMC mold." Spellman later apologized but her remarks appeared to be a tipping point for students who have pressed the campus for months for greater...
  • Unions Claim Prop 32 Would Rob Them Of Political Power

    10/20/2012 9:53:44 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies ^ | October 19, 2012 8:26 PM
    LOS ANGELES ( — Labor union members claim Proposition 32, which would limit how unions raise money for California political campaigns, would rob them of their political power. A clause in the proposition on the November ballot would prohibit unions from payroll-deducted funds for political purposes. Jack Pitney, a political science professor at Claremont McKenna College, said the provision weakens the ability of unions to participate in elections. “They could still try to get voluntary donations from members, but without that steady stream of income via the payroll deductions, it would be a lot harder for them,” he said. Maria...
  • Lessons from Claremont, Part 2: Did racial preferences play a part in the college’s fabrications?

    05/27/2012 6:02:57 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    City Journal ^ | 24 May 2012 | Charles C. Johnson
    Claremont McKenna College, a private liberal arts college 60 miles east of Los Angeles, drew national attention earlier this year when its dean of admissions, Richard Vos, was caught deliberately misreporting the SAT scores that students had achieved before attending CMC. VosÂ’s goal was to reach the coveted 1400 SAT average for highly selective liberal arts colleges. He resigned soon after the scandal emerged in January, but not before touching off a debate about the lengths to which colleges will go to boost their rankings. Journalists and education-policy experts lectured about the corrupting effect of U.S. News and World ReportÂ’s...
  • California college administrator admits faking SAT scores for years, resigns

    01/31/2012 9:17:45 AM PST · by SmithL · 13 replies
    A senior administrator at California's Claremont McKenna College resigned after admitting that for years he falsified SAT scores to publications such as U.S. News & World Report to inflate the small, prestigious school's ranking among the nation's colleges and universities, according to the college's president. President Pamela Gann told college staff members and students about the falsified scores in an email Monday, The New York Times reported. Gann wrote that a "senior administrator" had taken sole responsibility for falsifying the scores, admitted doing so since 2005, and resigned his post. Gann wrote that she was first warned of inaccurate reporting...
  • Claremont McKenna’s Pro-Islamist Professor

    02/21/2011 7:06:12 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 2-21-11 | Charles C. Johnson
    Instead of censuring Bassam Frangieh for his support of terrorist organizations, the college administrators regard him as a major asset. Claremont McKenna College is a nationally recognized leader in training Defense Department officials and State Department personnel (including numerous ambassadors). Professor Bassam Frangieh is head of Claremont McKenna’s Arabic Department and Middle East Studies program, where he teaches tomorrow’s diplomats about the Middle East, plans study-abroad programs — and supports recognized terrorist groups, namely, Hezbollah and Hamas. In the wake of Hamas’s election victory in 2006, Frangieh told an interviewer that he looks to Hamas with “great joy” and supports...
  • Claremont McKenna’s Pro-Islamist Professor

    02/21/2011 7:05:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 02/21/2011 | Charles C. Johnson
    Claremont McKenna College is a nationally recognized leader in training Defense Department officials and State Department personnel (including numerous ambassadors). Professor Bassam Frangieh is head of Claremont McKenna’s Arabic Department and Middle East Studies program, where he teaches tomorrow’s diplomats about the Middle East, plans study-abroad programs — and supports recognized terrorist groups, namely, Hezbollah and Hamas. In the wake of Hamas’s election victory in 2006, Frangieh told an interviewer that he looks to Hamas with “great joy” and supports violence against Israel. Hamas’s control, he said, “might be able to produce the beginning of salvation. . . . I...
  • The Truman Legacy

    07/24/2006 10:29:45 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 27 replies · 757+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 24, 2006 | Katherine Duncan
    Though it has been a long 53 years since former President Harry S. Truman was in office, he was the hot topic of conversation at The Hudson Institute on Monday, July 17, where a panel discussed his legacy and influence on current policies. Truman’s defense-laden foreign policy has recently been compared to President George W. Bush’s tactics for the War on Terror; an association that was a major point of discussion for the three members of the panel. While the speakers all had their own specific opinions of the Bush-Truman comparison, they all praised Truman’s policies while he was in...
  • What Did Hate-Crime Hoaxer Dunn Cost the Colleges?

    09/18/2004 12:30:31 AM PDT · by Stoat · 13 replies · 993+ views
    The Claremont Institute ^ | September 17, 2004 | Ken Masugi
    What Did Hate-Crime Hoaxer Dunn Cost the Colleges?  That's the big question the judge asked at her sentencing, which was postponed to December 15, following a psychiatric evaluation of the hate-crimes hoaxer. Calling Claremont McKenna College professor Dunn a "bald-faced liar," Judge Horan stated: '"Ms. Dunn doesn't have to stand up and say she did it," Judge Charles Horan said during Friday's hearing. "But it sure would help the court in deciding whether prison time is appropriate."' According to a reliable source, an alumnus of the Colleges who attended the hearing: 'The judge was disappointed--his word--that there was no one...
  • Dunn sentenced to one year for hate crime hoax (trashed her own car, remember?)

    12/16/2004 11:21:56 AM PST · by Smogger · 14 replies · 1,199+ views
    The Daily Bulletin ^ | 12/16/2004 | ROD LEVEQUE, STAFF WRITER
    POMONA - A former visiting Claremont McKenna psychology professor was sentenced to a year in state prison on Wednesday for falsely reporting that her car was damaged in a campus hate crime. A father's plea for mercy and a river of tears didn't win any leniency for Kerri Francis Dunn, who launched the community into tumult in March when she claimed her Honda was sprayed with racial and anti-Semitic slurs while she spoke at an anti-hate forum. Police later concluded she vandalized the car herself. "What she did was at least temporarily terrorize the minority students on campus and make...
  • DFU SONG: Christmas 2004 - Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (Kerri Dunn is going to jail)

    12/15/2004 5:56:57 PM PST · by doug from upland · 3 replies · 705+ views
    12-2004 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    THE CHRISTMAS SONG JINGLE BELL ROCK IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER LET IT SNOW UP ON THE HOUSETOP GRANDMA GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER I'M GETTIN' NOTHIN' FOR CHRISTMAS I SAW MOMMY KISSING SANTA CLAUS HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS WHITE CHRISTMAS =================================================================================== MIDI - SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN You'd better watch'd better not lie Spray paint your car...I'm telling you why Kerri Dunn is going to jail Reporting a crime...and calling it hate May make yourself a ward of the state Kerri Dunn is going to...
  • Judge Says Leftist Professor 'Terrorized' Minorities

    12/16/2004 7:49:20 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 5 replies · 850+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Dec 16, 2004 | Limbacher
    Juicy new details about that intolerant California professor who got a year in prison for faking a "hate crime" against herself: The judge denounced her for "terrorizing" minority students. Pomona Superior Court Judge Charles Horan further slapped down psychology professor Kerri Dunn because she "turned the rest of the students into suspects, adding that her actions could have sparked major racial violence," NBC Channel 4 reported in Los Angeles. "He likened her actions to calling in a fake bomb threat, saying it had the effect of terrorizing people." Deputy District Attorney Martin Bean agreed. "From what I saw in the...
  • Professor Gets Year in Prison for Fake 'Hate Crime'

    12/15/2004 12:55:45 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 118 replies · 3,878+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Dec 15, 2004 | Limbacher
    Remember that left-wing egghead at Claremont McKenna College who vandalized her own car and then cried "hate crime"? Today she got sentenced to a year in the slammer. Kerri Dunn, who is, naturally, a professor of psychology, falsely claimed that her Honda was spray-painted with racist and anti-Semitic slurs. She had faced up to three years in a California prison for filing a false police report and two felony counts of attempted insurance fraud. Get this: Miss Dunn staged the criminal hoax and launched a headline-grabbing spree of "hate crime" hysteria (as opposed to all those "love crimes" being committed...
  • Former Claremont professor who faked vandalism gets year in jail (phony "hate crime")

    12/15/2004 2:01:29 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 39 replies · 2,897+ views
    A former Claremont McKenna College psychology professor convicted of falsely reporting her car was vandalized and spray-painted with racist and anti-Semitic slurs was sentenced Wednesday to a year in state prison. Kerri Dunn, 40, of Redlands, was convicted Aug. 18 of one misdemeanor count of filing a false police report and two felony counts of attempted insurance fraud stemming from the March 9 incident. She had faced anywhere from probation to three years in prison. She had claimed her car was targeted in what at first appeared to be a hate crime while she was speaking at a campus forum...
  • Dunn jailed for psych review (Hate crime fraud)

    09/18/2004 3:21:00 PM PDT · by Bullish · 43 replies · 1,247+ views
    The Daily Bulletin ^ | 9-18-04 | ROD LEVEQUE
    Dunn jailed for psych review By ROD LEVEQUE, STAFF WRITER POMONA - A judge sent a former Claremont McKenna professor to state prison on Friday for 90 days psychological testing after the judge called her a "bald-faced liar" for continuing to deny she vandalized her own car and reported it as a hate crime. Kerri Francis Dunn was not sentenced as scheduled in Pomona Superior Court. Rather, Judge Charles Horan temporarily remanded her into custody and said he would use reports from prison examiners to help him decide whether to sentence the Redlands woman to probation or additional time behind...