President Hiram Chodosh was interviewed about challenges colleges and universities are facing in the uncertain times of COVID-19.
Sharon Basso, vice president of student affairs, was interviewed in Fox 11’s series “New California,” which highlights a different industry and how its changing in the midst of COVID-19. Basso spoke about how college campuses are planning alterations on the midst of COVID-19.
CMC was featured in a story about how colleges may look when they reopen to students – from teaching classes outdoors to offering food to go. “These strategies may not work. They may not be feasible,” President Hiram Chodosh cautioned. “But we need to exhaust the path before we get to that particular dead end.”
President Hiram Chodosh was featured in an in-depth article that illustrated how four college presidents made decisions to close their campuses — and helped pave the way for the rest of the country to follow suit.
Claremont McKenna College mentioned in a story about financial aid needs in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. CMC is hearing from more families apprehensive about college costs and remains committed to fully covering a student’s demonstrated financial need.
Claremont McKenna College was highlighted in a story about college students who petitioned to stay in campus housing during the pandemic. About 85 CMC students received approval to stay, including all international student applicants, who face potential health risks and visa problems if they leave the country, said Dianna Graves, assistant vice president and dean of students. “Our goal throughout this response has been to acknowledge the significant personal losses while offering support to get through this,” she said.
Claremont McKenna College was featured in a story on campus closures across the country. The story mentioned that all students would be required to return home or find another off-campus location by March 23 — with some exceptions. “We recognize that not everyone has a good or safe place to go,” President Hiram Chodosh said.