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Welcome to The Athenaeum

Dear Friends,

Integral to our CMC community, the Ath— with its social warmth, table conversation, delicious meals, and engaging dialogue—is hard to replicate, especially at this difficult moment in history.

While we all miss it greatly, we hope that we can bring a little bit of the Ath directly to you now.

Starting today, the Ath will launch a daily series “Postcards from the Ath.” The series will run Mondays through Thursdays on the Ath’s Instagram and Facebook platforms. If you are not already subscribed, please do so! See CMC web story here.

The weekly lineup will feature:
  • Mondays: #AthAcademy—a 60-second lecture from a CMC faculty member
  • Tuesdays: #AthEats—an easy Ath recipe
  • Wednesday: #AthThesis—a 60-second thesis project video from a senior
  • Thursday: #AthArchives—a rebroadcast of a past Ath presentation

Eventually, we will expand to postings on Fridays in which we will highlight #AthSneakPeek, a preview of the fall speaker lineup.

We miss you all and look forward to being together again.

We hope you stay connected and follow us on our Instagram and at Facebook.

Until we meet again, stay safe and healthy.

Warm regards,

Priya Junnar

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Unless otherwise noted, lunch begins at 11:45 a.m.; speaker presentations begin at 12:15 p.m.
Evening receptions begin at 5:30 p.m.; dinner is served at 6 p.m.; speaker presentations begin at 6:45 p.m.