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.”
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.
From new student orientation to preseason sports practices, the Claremont McKenna College campus was bustling in mid-to-late August with activity as the 2017-18 school year drew closer. The first day of classes was on Tuesday, Aug. 29, and just a few days after that, new seasons began for the majority of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps’ seven fall sports teams.
The Athenaeum is pleased to present the Woolley Fellows for the 2017-18 school year: Wesley Whitaker ’18 and Isabel Lilles ’18.
Whitaker, who was born in the Bay Area but now lives in Sacramento, says that after “flirting with majoring in government,” he decided on a Philosophy and Public Affairs dual major.
Thank you, all. "Go big, find home." That is the theme of this orientation, and what an especially inspiring moment for me.
I want to start out by thanking everybody:
When CMC’s class of 2021 arrived at the College, they didn't stay on campus long. The day after Move In Day, first-year students headed off to the Welcome Orientation Adventure (WOA), an annual CMC tradition that takes them to different locales around Southern California for three days of bonding and community building before they settle in on campus.
Fall semester orientation, a rite of passage for incoming students at colleges and universities across the country, can be a whirlwind. But CMC’s Dean of Students Office has been working hard to make the transition easier for new CMCers. The process kicks off with Move In Day on August 20, only the start of Claremont McKenna’s unique program to introduce new students to the CMC campus and community.
Summer is the season for internships, particularly for Claremont McKenna College students. In the most recent available College Senior Survey of CMC students (Class of 2016), 95 percent of CMC seniors completed an internship during their time enrolled at the College.
CMCers garnering internship opportunities during their time at the College has been a rapidly rising trend for the past seven years, with the percentage of CMC students completing internships increasing annually.
CMC students have always vied for prestigious scholarships and fellowships among an often worldwide field of highly competitive applicants, and invariably, the College makes an amazing showing each year.
The College continues its enviable track record of success with CMCers finishing in the top rank of the most prestigious academic awards programs in the U.S. This year, 14 students from CMC have received grant awards from some of the world’s leading academic institutions.