Higher Education

Freedom word cloud

Dear All:

In recent days, we have seen much debate about free expression on our campuses, in part provoked by a letter from the Dean of Students at the University of Chicago to incoming students. Some have asked about CMC’s position.

Kravis Center

For many graduating high school seniors, there is nothing quite like the feeling of exhilaration (and relief!) on being accepted into a college or university of their choice. And for college-bound students who have staked their hopes on Early Decision acceptance from a particular place of higher learning, the experience can be even more exciting.

Early decision is a common policy used in college admissions in the U.S. for admitting students to undergraduate programs in which candidates consider a certain institution to be their top choice.

Graphic of 5Cs Center for Collaborative Creativity

“The challenges we face today call for audacious thinkers and doers who can work collaboratively and creatively across disciplines.” —Rick Sontag (HMC ’64)

In making a $25 million gift that will benefit the five undergraduate campuses of The Claremont Colleges, Rick and Susan Sontag hope to help some of the nation’s most talented students harness their creative potential to make a difference in the world.

 

U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report today released its 2016 edition of Best Colleges on September 9th, ranking Claremont McKenna College No. 9 in the “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” list. CMC is tied in ninth-place with Davidson College and the United States Naval Academy.

Today Claremont McKenna College President Hiram Chodosh announced that he has named Peter Uvin, currently the Provost and Professor of Political Science at Amherst College, as CMC’s new Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty.

Dear Members of the CMC Community:

I am pleased to announce that Peter Uvin, who currently serves as Provost and Professor of Political Science at Amherst College, has been selected as our new Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty. Peter will succeed Nick Warner, to whom we are all deeply grateful for his effective and thoughtful leadership during a successful two-year transition.

Among the many traditions at CMC is its enviable track record in the number of students who win scholarships and fellowships among a nationwide (sometimes worldwide) field of highly competitive applicants. And this year is no different with CMCers finishing in the top rank of some of the most prestigious academic awards programs in the U.S. To date, 21 students from CMC have received grant awards this year from some of the world’s leading academic institutions.

Former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, President of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, announced today that Claremont McKenna College (CMC) student Zachariah Oquenda ‘16 has been selected as a 2015 Truman Scholar.

 

UPDATE: Video of conference (3/26):

 

EARLIER STORY (3/23):

There’s an old motivational saying that goes: It’s not where you start, it’s where you finish. When you run the LA Marathon in record heat, the question quickly becomes – if you finish.

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