Students Claim Another Victim: Claremont McKenna Dean Resigns

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Amid racial bias protests, Claremont McKenna dean resigns” LA Times, reporters Teresa Watanabe and Carla RiveraReporters

“Claremont McKenna College’s dean of students resigned Thursday amid protests over racial tensions on the campus, the same day that student demonstrations roiled more than 100 colleges and universities nationwide.

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 diversity among faculty and staff and more funding for multicultural services.”

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