Good afternoon CMC Community,
I am writing to you with some exciting news. Since my arrival at CMC in July, I’ve spent my time getting to know and coming to love this place. In addition to my own observations, I’ve enjoyed hundreds of conversations with many of you regarding your insights as to existing strengths and opportunities to improve the student experience. I am grateful to all the faculty, staff, alumnae, parents, and especially students who offered their thoughts and perspectives.
The Claremont Colleges Lions men’s rugby club team is hosting the PacWest Cup playoffs on Claremont McKenna College’s Parents Field from April 8-9. Claremont takes on the University of Dallas in one PacWest Cup semifinal match on April 8 at 1 p.m., while Cal Maritime Academy and Angelo State (Texas) face off in the other semifinal match on April 8 at 11 a.m.
For two days (April 8-9) all across campus, Claremont McKenna College and the CMC Model United Nations (CMCMUN) student organization will host nearly 600 high school students for the annual McKennaMUN V conference. During the conference, through discussion and debate, visiting high school delegates are exposed to critical global diplomacy topics such as cyberwar, refugee rights, and global pandemics. Under the guidance of the McKennaMUN staff, delegates hone their writing, negotiating, and public speaking skills.
Another type of March Madness is underway for soon-to-be college students across the country…college acceptance and decision season. Choosing a college is a life-changing, exciting moment in the lives of many high school students.
Update: CMC's Model UN team competed in the WorldMUN in Montreal in March and each member of the team won an individual award. "Over the course of one week, we were able to work with, exchange ideas, and share experiences with delegates from around the world," said team member Emma Houston '19.
The championships just keep piling up.
All four of CMS’ winter sports teams (women’s basketball, women’s swimming & diving, men’s swimming & diving and men’s basketball) had a tremendous amount of success this season. Combined, the Athenas and Stags won four SCIAC championships, and two SCIAC Tournament titles. Every winter team this year represented CMS at its respective NCAA Division III Championships in March. Below is an update on each team's results at the NCAA Championships.
Swimming & Diving
For Claremont McKenna College alumnus Bruce Soll ’79 P’12, P’15, P’17, “CMC was the land of opportunity.” Over the years, CMC has continued to strengthen opportunities for students, most recently with the Soll Center for Student Opportunity now available as a resource for students' personal and professional development
In an effort to increase student awareness on campus regarding substance abuse prevention and health promotion, five individuals (three current students and two administrators) represented Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics at the APPLE Institute from Jan. 20-22 in Nashville, Tenn.
One of the many benefits for students attending Claremont McKenna College is having the ability to take classes at the other Claremont Colleges. For Sheena Hui ’20, a 3/2 management and engineering major at CMC, and music and piano performance major at Scripps College, taking classes at the two colleges has been emotionally and intellectually fulfilling.