CMC In The News

CMC was recognized by Bloomberg News as a top college for return on investment. According to calculations by Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, which analyzed the typical 10-year return on investment of over 1,500 colleges across the nation, CMC is noted as one of several winners "beyond the Ivies" with impressive returns.

Manfred Keil, Associate Professor of Economics and Associate Director with the Lowe Institute, published an opinion piece that explored how economic factors drive unemployment rates.

Government Professor Jack Pitney contributed to a piece on how President Joe Biden is focused on healthcare messaging as former President Donald Trump criticized Biden on immigration. He outlined the windows of opportunity the current administration has, and needs, to capitalize on. Democrats also stand to gain from a conversation about Trump’s handling of COVID-19, according to Pitney.

Professor of Psychological Science Ronald Riggo provided expert analysis on newly unsealed emails in a lawsuit against Meta. The emails show that Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg directed his employees to track encrypted user analytics from Snapchat, a competitor, in 2016.

Time Magazine featured an opinion piece by Lily Geismer, Professor of History. Geismer focused on political and urban history in “America Needs a New Approach on Affordable Housing. History Offers a Guide.” The op-ed highlights issues with affordable housing in the U.S. and lessons learned throughout history.

Bertha Tobias ’23, who earned a 2023 Rhodes Scholarship, was featured in a story. Tobias, an International Relations major with a sequence in Leadership Studies, was Claremont McKenna’s second consecutive female Rhodes Scholar, and first of African descent.

Associate Professor of Economics Manfred Keil was featured on KVCR 91.9 FM about Economics in the Inland Empire, focused on a report from the LA Times last month that painted a bleak picture of the logistics industry from job losses to shuttered warehouses. He shared how and why he disagrees with this assessment.

Professor of Government and International Relations Minxin Pei was a featured expert in the piece, “China Turns on the Charm for Foreigners but Its Allure Has Faded.” In recent months, China has made it simpler and cheaper for business travelers and tourists to get visas, and eliminated visa requirements for some entirely. It has also extended tax incentives to make life for foreign residents more appealing.

Associate Professor of Economics and Associate Director with the Lowe Institute Manfred Keil was interviewed about jobs, unemployment, and other economic factors directly impacting the lives of residents in the Inland Empire. “The unemployment rate went up a little bit from 3.7% to 3.9%.” said Keil. “But that's not really a lot, and overall hiring was still very strong.”

Professor of Government Jack Pitney was interviewed about mid-term elections across the country pointing out that four of the five game changers that could flip control of the U.S. House have been called in California. Pitney said the ugliest fight remains between two Democratic rivals.

Associate Professor of Economics and Associate Director of the Lowe Institute Manfred Keil published a piece on how logistics are driving economic recovery in the Inland Empire.

Professor of Government and International Relations Minxin Pei was one of three featured experts interviewed in the documentary: “Taiwan: Unfinished Business – A Fareed Zakaria Special.”

Professor of Government and author of The Fire is Upon Us Nicholas Buccola was featured on the American History Hit podcast, “The Truth about the American Dream: The Baldwin-Buckley Debate.” He provided his expert opinion on the reality of the American Dream for various groups in America.

Professor of Government Jack Pitney was interviewed about the 47th Congressional District where Democrats have dominated California politics for years.  He pointed out that the party’s infighting heading into the primaries could give Republicans an edge in swing districts that are expected to help determine control of Congress.

Prof. Jack Pitney was quoted in the WaPo’s piece on Super Tuesday and California’s 47th District to flip the house majority.

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