Silicon Valley Program Expansion
CMC’s Silicon Valley Program is five years old this year. Some changes improve on the program’s success, including expanded credit academic course offerings, three of which will count toward the Leadership Sequence. And, students will be better able to mirror the feel of the traditional CMC experience with community living quarters at an apartment complex in Redwood City. Some participating companies this year are Microsoft, FibroGen, Genentech, Electronic Arts, Hewlett-Packard, Intuit, and Equinix.
U.S. Secretary of Education Visit
Secretary John B. King, Jr. met with a group of CMC students to discuss efforts to prevent sexual assault on college campuses. Secretary King’s visit was spurred, in part, by CMC student Lindsay Burton ’19, who is a member of the national It’s On Us Student Advisory Committee. Burton is one of 28 students from U.S. colleges and military academies on the committee. The meeting kicked off a series of Week of Action events that included discussions, a screening of the documentary “Audrie & Daisy,” and other events organized by the It’s On Us campaign.
Major Award for EmPOWER Center
The Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women recently announced that The Claremont Colleges will receive a grant totaling $749,998 to help students who are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. The DOJ award will strengthen existing resources and fund new programming and supportive services delivered by the EmPOWER Center, established in 2015. The funding will benefit students from all seven of The Claremont Colleges.
The Asia Experts Forum blog was launched by the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies last fall thanks to a gift from Robert Y.C. Ho ’81. A product of the Center’s new International Journalism Lab, the blog aims to train student journalists and provide a better understanding of important contemporary Asia-related geopolitical, economic and cultural issues through interviews with leading experts and scholars on Asia. The latest post explores the U.S.-China Olympic rivalry with author and New York Times journalist George Vecsey.