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Climate Leadership Summit logo superimposed over a photo of San Gabriel Mountains

Claremont McKenna College has been selected to host the National Campus Leadership Council’s (NCLC) 2016 Climate Leadership Summit on Saturday, April 23, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

CMC students Sam Becker ’19, Will Su ’16, and Jessica Bass ’17 submitted a proposal nominating CMC as host of the 2016 Climate Leadership Summit. The NCLC, Defend Our Future, and the Environmental Defense Fund then selected CMC to host the only summit on the West Coast.

Dear CMC Community:

We are expanding opportunities for all of our students through a new leadership appointment that will integrate career services, special scholar communities, and related advisory programs.

Thus, I am thrilled to announce the selection of Michelle Chamberlain as the College’s Associate Vice President and Dean for Student Opportunities.

CMC 2016 World Model United Nations team

History repeats.

CMC’s World Model UN (WorldMUN) team won Best Small Delegation at the Harvard World Model United Nations Conference from March 14-18 in Rome. This establishes CMC as a back-to-back world champion at what is considered to be the “Olympics of MUN,” after the team’s victory in the same category last year in Seoul, South Korea. 

In the Small Delegation category, CMC competed against some of the best teams from the U.S., including West Point, Yale, Georgetown, and Berkeley.

Jenya Green '16

Editor’s Note: This story was written before the final Moments in Minutes results were announced. The first place winner is Lindsey Mattila ’17, the second place winner is Emily Chambard ’16 and third place winner is Jenya Green ’16 . In the coming weeks, all the presentations will be posted on the Office of Off-Campus Study website.

By OCS Peer Ambassador Jenya Green ’16

The weather might have been wet in January during the Pacific Northwest Networking Trip to Portland, OR and Seattle, WA sponsored by the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance at CMC. Nonetheless, it was also “raining” connections for the group of students that participated in the event, which was inaugurated in 2013 with a networking trip to Seattle.

 

By Emily Gran '16 and Thomas Hague '16

Student podcast founders

by Tom Johnson

A big benefit of enrollment at CMC is the opportunity to hear the amazing array of speakers (and subjects) featured at the Marion Miner Cook Athenaeum almost every day of every week.

But for Shivani Pandya ‘18 and four of her sophomore friends (Lauren Giurata ’18, Nisha Behrman ’18, Janine Ivy ’18 and Melissa Muller ’18), that benefit also presented a challenge.

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.

Michael Lonergan, Byron Cohen and Conor Noonan

Byron Cohen '16 has been chosen by the US-Ireland Alliance as one of a select few George J. Mitchell Scholars following interviews in Washington, D.C. on November 20. 

284 students applied for the national award for only 12 scholarships. Named in honor of the former Maine Senator’s contributions to the Northern Ireland peace process.  Recipients are chosen on the basis of academic distinction, leadership and service and spend a year of post-graduate study at institutions of higher learning in Ireland. Cohen will study public health at University College Dublin.

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff:

Yesterday, I spent the day and evening with about forty students in my office, actively listening to their personal and shared experiences, deep concerns, and imaginative, constructive suggestions.

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