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William DeWitt Andrus

Devoted family man, scientist and outdoorsman

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Jane Barr: Loving wife and mother, Latin scholar

Jane Barr, a longtime resident of the Mt. San Antonio Gardens retirement community in Claremont, died on August 7, 2016. She was 89. She was born February 18, 1927 in Perth, Scotland to James and Catherine Hepburn. Dux (i.e., “top pupil”) of her graduating class in Perth Academy, Jane went on to study classics at Edinburgh University. She met her future husband, James Barr, on the first day of the academic year in 1945.

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VIEWPOINT: Identifying degrees of racism

Recently, a black student at the Claremont Colleges, Karé Ureña, and a roommate, received national news coverage for specifying “people of color only” in their ad for a roommate on the school’s Facebook page. I’ll start by saying I have no problem with putting a racial preference on a roommate ad. Gender preferences are more than common in roommate ads, so why should a racial preference be viewed any differently.

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