Arts & Culture

He’s traded Elizabethan quips with comedian Stephen Colbert and reimagined Shakespeare’s daily life—now Harvard Professor Stephen Greenblatt comes to CMC Wednesday, October 23, to explain why the recovery of an old, lost book, described in the following passage, is so important for the modern world:

The undergraduate years are the time when many students explore their interests and nourish their intellectual curiosity. For Swami Sarvadevananda, they’re also a time to ask some crucial questions.

What excited Norman Valencia about joining CMC? A golden opportunity.

As a new tenure-track assistant professor of Spanish and Portuguese in the Modern Languages Department, Valencia will be working on ways to develop a Portuguese program. An estimated 230 million people speak Portuguese around the world, he told the Claremont Independent this year, “making it a truly global language.”

CMCers clearly like a challenge. Throughout Teach For America’s 23-year history, 126 CMC alumni have taught as corps members. Eleven of them joined this year, and about 13 percent of CMC’s graduating seniors applied to Teach For America's 2013 corps. On a just-released list by TFA, the College ranked 15th among small colleges and universities (2,999 or fewer students) contributing the greatest number of graduating seniors to its 2013 teaching corps.

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