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CMC MUN team

CMC’s Model United Nations team won both individual and group awards at its first two conferences of the spring semester.

Appel fellowship writers

During her first year at Claremont McKenna College, Becky Chung ’20 wondered how the changing global climate would affect her hobby of mountaineering.

CMC ROTC cadets

Battling through steady rain, near-freezing temperatures and fatigue, cadets with CMC’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps finished second in an annual military skills competition last month in Washington state.

The 8th Brigade Ranger Challenge is a two-day contest at Joint Base Lewis-McChord for the top three teams on the West Coast. To qualify for the competition at Joint Base Lewis–McChord near Tacoma, CMC won the South Ranger Challenge in November, beating all other competing Southwest schools.

Phoebe and Clara Madsen

For Clara Madsen ’18, the close of the NCAA tournament this week will not only mark the end of her college volleyball career, but also a chapter in her family’s story.

For two seasons, Madsen and her sister Phoebe '20 have played alongside each other for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, which defeated Gustavus Adolphus in the NCAA Division III quarterfinals Thursday in Grand Rapids, Mich.

The Madsen sisters have played volleyball together since their high school days in Santa Barbara. They reunited on the court and on campus last year.

CMC Model UN team

CMC’s Model United Nations team had back-to-back victories in its first two events of the school year, winning at conferences at Georgetown and USC and boosting its national profile.

At Georgetown’s National Collegiate Security Conference last week in Washington, D.C., the team of eight delegates won the Best Small Delegation award.

CMC ROTC at the Ranger Challenge

CMC’s Army ROTC program won the Task Force South Ranger Challenge competition at Camp Pendleton last weekend, the program's second consecutive victory in the grueling military skills, strength, and endurance event.

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Good Afternoon CMC Community,

This morning the Trump administration announced that it will rescind the executive order Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), effective six months from now. The U.S. Congress is expected to work on legislative framework before DACA status would expire for individuals on March 5, 2018.

CMC Convocation

The College held its annual Convocation, which officially begins the academic year at CMC. For the class of 2021, the ceremony marks the beginning of a years-long journey that will end with graduation.

“You’re standing on the precipice of a new freedom,” Rabbi Daniel Shapiro, Chaplain of The Claremont Colleges, said in his invocation. “Academic freedom to pursue your interests and freedom to structure your work-time and social activities.”

2017-18 CMC resident assistants in front of Roberts Pavilion

Strong leaders have a profound impact and inspire people to make a difference in the lives of others. For the current class of CMC resident assistants (RAs), their own RAs played a range of impactful leadership roles: mentor, friend, and big brother or sister to name a few.

“The RA role is an amalgamation of an older sibling, camp counselor, and friend,” Sam Peterson ’18 said. “We strive to build the inclusive residential communities we value at CMC, while being a support system for students outside the classroom.”

A new course offered at CMC provides a mix of classroom instruction with hands-on experiential learning, and has proven a hit with both students and teachers.

GOVT100 CM – Domestic Public Policy Analysis with Lab, or Policy Lab for short – explores the politics and processes of domestic policymaking in the U.S., the analytical tools for policy creation, and client-based, experiential approaches to policy research and formation. 

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