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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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

Four CMS fall sports teams won SCIAC regular season and/or SCIAC Tournament championships—marking another successful start to the school year for CMS Athletics. Here’s a rundown of the highlights.

Mon, 26 Nov 2018

In April of 2016, CMC professors Zachary Courser, Eric Helland, and Kenneth Miller convened for a Dreier Roundtable Conference at Montpelier, the Virginia residence of James and Dolley Madison. The trio had already organized a conference at CMC earlier in the fall on political polarization and the Constitution. But being at Madison’s home made their mission clearer.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018

Branwen Williams traveled from Claremont to the Arctic Circle in 2015 with a diver to search the frigid waters for coralline algae. Her goal: to examine the age and growth pattern of the algae to measure climate change.

Williams, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science at the W.M. Keck Science Department, succeeded in collecting samples from the area—the first researcher to do so—and returned to campus to analyze them.

Tue, 13 Nov 2018

Trustee Akshata Murty ’02 chuckles when she thinks about a quote from her father.

When he was building Infosys Limited, a global software consulting company headquartered in Bangalore, India, N.R. Narayana Murthy P’02 would often use a favorite phrase with his employees.

“In God we trust. And everyone else must bring data to the table.”

Mon, 12 Nov 2018