[Efforts] included doing more recruiting at private universities — such as Stanford, Pepperdine and Claremont — which many believe have a higher number of Republicans than many public colleges. But Runner also cited more outreach at the University of California at Berkeley, which, despite its liberal reputation, has a large and active Republican club.I'm going to leave aside the conservative angle and focus instead on the faulty nomenclature. As I explained in an email to the reporter, "Claremont" is an inaccurate name if you mean CMC or if you mean the Claremont Colleges. So did they target the Claremont Colleges or - as I'm guessing, given our conservative reputation - Claremont McKenna specifically? Because just saying "Claremont" doesn't tell a reader which and certainly doesn't educate readers about the institution or the consortium. We can't have that, right?
Of course, I'll leave aside completely that, as far as I can count sitting here, there have been CMC students and/or at least one other Claremont College student in each Fellows class going back . . . until at least 2000 I think. Maybe not Reeps and maybe not Senate, but since I flew down and recruited when I was a fellow, I know it happened at least to a certain extent.
But my main concern was over the name.