Claremont McKenna College

Claremont McKenna College

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Claremont McKenna College

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Claremont McKenna College (CMC) is a private, coeducational liberal arts college and a member of the Claremont Colleges located in Claremont, California. The college is highly selective, with an admission rate of 12.6% in 2012.

Founded as a men's college in 1946, CMC became co-educational in 1976. Its 69 acre campus is located 35 miles (56 km) east of Downtown Los Angeles. The college focuses primarily on undergraduate education, but in 2007 it established the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance, which offers a masters program in finance. As of 2013, there are 1,254 undergraduate students and 20 graduate students.

Honors: A Top Liberal Arts College

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Claremont McKenna College Trustee Steven L. Eggert '82 P'15 has donated $2.5 million to support the restoration of the main dining room of the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, which will be named the Eggert Dining Room.

Fri, 20 Apr 2018

Five Claremont-Mudd-Scripps teams are ranked in the top-10 nationally as they enter the final weeks of their spring seasons.

Thu, 19 Apr 2018

The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) selected Mike Sutton '76 as its 2018 Distinguished Service Award recipient. Sutton has dedicated nearly 40 years of his career to intercollegiate athletics at Claremont McKenna College, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, and within the SCIAC.

"It's an incredible affirmation to be considered worthy of the same recognition in the Distinguished Service Award that many of my mentors in the conference over the years have received," Sutton said.

Thu, 19 Apr 2018

The Claremont Colleges’ After School Specials! have qualified to compete at the 2018 International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) Finals.

Nine colleges, including Berklee College of Music, King’s College, London, the University of Chicago, Temple University, and reigning champions USC will vie for the title at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on April 21.

The After School Specials! had advanced to the semifinals in 2014 and 2016.

Fri, 13 Apr 2018

“Too often,” Nadine Strossen told her audience at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum April 5, First Amendment advocates assert that “hate speech is absolutely protected,” adding that “I’ve been a little bit guilty of that myself.”

In fact, she said, “the brilliance of U.S. law” is that “it is much more nuanced. It does draw a very sensible line between when hate speech is protected and when hate speech is not protected.”

Wed, 11 Apr 2018

Dengler-Dykema Distinguished Professor of Government Charles R. Kesler is one of three recipients of the 2018 Bradley Prizes for individuals who work to “restore, strengthen, and protect the principles and institutions of American exceptionalism.”

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation will bestow the awards, which carry a $250,000 stipend, at the 15th annual Bradley Prizes ceremony on May 15 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

Mon, 09 Apr 2018

Visiting professor Mary Gaitskill is one of eight writers to receive the Arts and Letters Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

The awards were established in 1941 to encourage creative work in the arts. This year’s awards of $10,000 will be presented in May.

Among the previous winners have been Langston Hughes, Hannah Arendt, and Flannery O’Connor. Gaitskill said she was “touched to appear on the same list as Flannery O'Connor and Hannah Arendt, especially, as I have both of those luminaries on my syllabus this semester.”

Thu, 29 Mar 2018

“A nuclear reactor is like a knife — it is a necessary utensil for cutting bread, but it can also be used to cut a throat.”

Shawn “Mickey” McFall ’18 invokes those chilling words, written by an exiled Iraqi nuclear scientist, in his own research paper on the potential threat of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East.

Wed, 28 Mar 2018

Sven W. Arndt, a Claremont McKenna economist who spent his lengthy career guiding students and professional colleagues through the complexities of global trade and finance, has died. He was 81.

Arndt, who kept an office on campus and intended to pursue his research even after retiring last year, collapsed Tuesday and later died at Pomona Valley Hospital. The cause of his death was heart failure, his wife Linda Arndt said.

Fri, 23 Mar 2018

Warren B. Williamson ’51, a philanthropist and longtime trustee of Claremont McKenna College as well as an owner and breeder of champion Thoroughbred horses, died March 16 as he was recovering from surgery. He was 89.

Known throughout his life by his boyhood name of “Spud,” Williamson graduated in 1951 from the fledgling institution then known as Claremont Men’s College. The school’s first four-year class, composed largely of veterans recently returned from World War II, graduated in 1950.

Fri, 23 Mar 2018