Claremont McKenna College

Claremont McKenna College

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Claremont McKenna College

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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Michael Scarlett ’18 routinely put opposing players on skates with a killer crossover and quick-release jumper. Thanks to a feral beard that made him look like the second coming of Teen Wolf, the All-American CMS guard also torched defenses with style.

Since fall, Scarlett has been making a splash in northern Spain for Baloncesto Naron in the Liga EBA, Spanish basketball’s fourth league. Through 11 pro games, he’s averaging a team-high 21 points per game and shooting 43 percent from three-point range.

Mon, 07 Jan 2019

Hilary Appel, Podlich Family Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow, has been appointed Director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies.

Fri, 21 Dec 2018

Decision points: Piercarlo Valdesolo started the Moral Emotions and Trust Lab at CMC so psychology undergraduates could conduct research and publish papers with professors, a hallmark of CMC. The back-and-forth with lab students has helped Valdesolo strengthen his own ideas about emotions and maximize its purpose academically. Students often have a direct, personal interest in the work. “I teach the stuff every student can relate to,” said Valdesolo. “Everyone knows that emotions affect their lives, so I can easily get my hooks into them.

Wed, 19 Dec 2018

Last year, Liam Brennan-Burke ’21 cold-emailed SafeBoda, a Ugandan motorcycle ride hailing app similar to Uber, to ask if they hired interns. It turns out they did—usually MBA candidates from Harvard and The Wharton School. But SafeBoda was willing to take a chance on Brennan-Burke because he had his own funding.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018

Jeff Huang, Vice President for Admission and Financial Aid, Senior Advisor to the President, and Visiting Professor of Philosophy, will depart at the end of the academic year to become President of The St. Paul’s Schools in Brooklandville, Maryland.

Thu, 06 Dec 2018

Students passed statues on tables on the patio and through the cramped living room. They examined the magnets on the refrigerator and the plates on the counter. The house looked exactly as it did for viewers through their television or laptop, only bigger.

The magic of lighting makes it look real, explained Lauren Iungerich ’96, as she led CMC students on a tour of the set of her Netflix show, On My Block.

Wed, 05 Dec 2018

Several times during an interview about his friendship with Leonard Cohen, Robert Faggen stops himself before getting too deep into a memory. Perhaps, after 22 years of shared personal moments, Faggen feels protective of the legendary songwriter and poet following his death in November 2016.

Mon, 03 Dec 2018

Maya Love’s campaign slogans write themselves.

“Lead with Love” has been her rallying call during three years at CMC, but Love’s actions have meant far more than those words, in both big and small ways. Love ’20 is now President of the Associated Students of Claremont McKenna College, having served as ASCMC’s Diversity and Inclusion Chair last year. As a starting guard on the CMS Athenas basketball team, Love tellingly was also last season’s team leader in assists and rebounds.

Thu, 29 Nov 2018

The summer after his freshman year at CMC, Rafael Velasco ’19 worked as a part-time custodian at an elementary school in Illinois. While cleaning desks in an empty classroom, he had the feeling he should be somewhere else.

Thu, 29 Nov 2018

The Beckett residence hall was flooded Monday, due to a backed-up drain. Less than one inch of water flooded the first floor of the building. Twenty rooms on the first floor have been evacuated, affecting 25 students.

Temporary housing is being arranged for the students, who may need to stay out of their rooms for the remainder of the week. Residents on the second floor may remain in their rooms.

Mon, 26 Nov 2018