CMC Currents: May 3, 2018

Christine Lagarde

Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director, to address 71st Commencement Ceremony

As the first woman to lead the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde helped to stabilize the world economy after the Great Recession and prevent a larger economic crisis in Europe. She is a world leader at the intersection of finance, law, and public service, a former member of the French national synchronized swimming team, and mother of two sons. She will be the featured speaker at CMC’s Commencement Ceremony on May 12.

Roberts Pavilion

CMC earns top free speech rating from FIRE

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has given Claremont McKenna College its highest rating for free speech. Among the 39 colleges and universities to earn FIRE's "green" rating, CMC is the only California institution, and the only liberal arts college.

Lily Geismer

Lily Geismer named 2018 Carnegie Fellow

Associate Professor of History Lily Geismer has been named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow for 2018 by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. She is the only liberal arts college professor among this year's recipients of one of the most prestigious awards for humanities and social science scholars.

Steven Eggert

Athenaeum Main Dining Room to be named for Eggert

The main dining room of the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum will be named the Eggert Dining Room, recognizing the many contributions of Trustee Steven L. Eggert '82 P'15. A longtime contributor to CMC, Eggert’s latest gift of $2.5 million supports the Athenaeum and the Eggert Professor of Leadership, and will fund the new Eggert Scholars program to be awarded to students based on both academic distinction and financial need.

CMC Model UN team

CMC Model UN team wins another world championship

CMC's Model UN delegates are world champions – again. Earlier this semester, the team of 10 defeated Georgetown University to claim the title of Best Small Delegation at the 27th annual Harvard World Model United Nations Conference in Panama City, Panama. The team also won world titles in 2012, 2015, and 2016.

CMCers Vanessa Gill '18, Anastasia Ibrahim '18, Janine Ivy '18, Claire Klein '18, and Amy Wu '18

Five CMS spring teams in Top Ten

Five Claremont-Mudd-Scripps teams are ranked in the Top Ten nationally as they enter the final weeks of their spring seasons, and two other teams are ranked in the top-25 nationally. 

Social Cipher

CMC seniors win acclaim for autism therapy video game

CMCers Vanessa Gill '18, Anastasia Ibrahim '18, Janine Ivy '18, Claire Klein '18, and Amy Wu '18 created an autism therapy video game, Social Cipher, that was a finalist for National Geographic's Chasing Genius: Unlimited Innovation challenge.

Charles R. Kesler

Professor Charles R. Kesler wins prestigious Bradley Prize

Professor of Government Charles R. Kesler is one of three recipients of the 2018 Bradley Prizes for individuals who work to "restore, strengthen, and protect the principles and institutions of American exceptionalism."

Mike Sutton '76

SCIAC honors Mike Sutton '76 with Distinguished Service Award

The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) selected Mike Sutton '76 as its 2018 Distinguished Service Award recipient. Sutton has dedicated nearly 40 years of his career to intercollegiate athletics at Claremont McKenna College, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, and within the SCIAC.

Robert J. MacGregor '13

Robert J. MacGregor '13 awarded Luce fellowship

Robert J. MacGregor '13 will join a select group of young leaders as a Luce Scholar this fall. MacGregor, 27, who earned his B.A. in economics and international relations, will work in Asia, ideally with an impact investment firm or a social venture capital firm "with a deep understanding of and experience within Southeast Asia."

Professor Emeritus Sven W. Arndt

Professor Emeritus Sven W. Arndt, former director of the Lowe Institute, dies at 81

Sven W. Arndt, a Claremont McKenna economist who spent his lengthy career guiding students and professional colleagues through the complexities of global trade and finance, has died. He was 81.

Warren B. Williamson '51

Life Trustee Warren B. Williamson '51 dies at 89

Warren B. Williamson '51, a philanthropist and longtime trustee of Claremont McKenna College as well as an owner and breeder of champion Thoroughbred horses, died March 16. He was 89.


Take a Trip to the Galápagos Islands

Join Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Pomona Colleges on a 10-day expedition to the Galápagos Islands on June 15-24, 2019.