Byron Cohen ’16 has been chosen by the U.S.-Ireland Alliance as one of a select few George J. Mitchell Scholars following interviews in Washington, D.C., on November 20. 284 students vied 12 scholarship slots for the national award. Named in honor of the former Maine senator’s contributions to the Northern Ireland peace process, the scholarship program chooses recipients on the basis of academic distinction, leadership, and service, and each spends a year of post-graduate study at institutions in Ireland. Cohen will study public health at University College Dublin.
CMC’s Model United Nations team won Best Large Delegation at the TrojanMUN competition held at USC in late October, building on a recent legacy of CMC Model UN teams rising through the ranks nationally, including last year’s ranking as 6th in the nation.
The Kravis Leadership Institute has published a number of articles by students about their experiences around the world as KLI-sponsored summer interns. Read what Isabella Romeo ’18, Issy Kelly ’18, Alicia Frausto ’17, and Bridget Moran ’16 did last summer: http://kravisleadershipinstitute.org/ category/student-happenings/
CMC students fared well in the 5C Hackathon in late November. The event drew tech-savvy student teams from around the Claremont Colleges and challenged them to build full-featured web applications from the ground up … with only 12 hours to do it. Dhruv Manchala ’16, Scott Sonnenborn ’17, Ellis Hiroki Butterfield ’16 and Manav Kohli ’16 won in the “Advanced 1st Place ” category; Davis Catolico ’18, Kevin Cunanan ’18 and Gianna Wu (Pomona ’19) took the award for “Best App for Scaling Human Connection” for their application “Dining2Know” which compiles Instagram posts about 5C dining halls.