The Claremont McKenna College community joins the rest of the world in mourning the loss of actor and comedian Robin Williams, who died earlier this week.
Williams spent the 1969-70 academic year as a freshman at what was then Claremont Men's College, where he played soccer and demonstrated his trademark lightning-fast humor for the delight of his classmates.
That humor, in fact, was on abundant display during a student comedy show held in McKenna Auditorium in the spring semester of 1970.
Princeton Review’s The Best 379 Colleges: 2015 Edition hits bookstores today, a survey that asked 130,000 students at 379 top colleges and universities to rate their schools on dozens of topics and report on their campus experiences. For the second time, Claremont McKenna placed No. 1 in the category “Their Students Love These Colleges,” a category introduced by the Princeton Review in 2013, at which time CMC also made the top of the list.
Not many colleges can say that they have a former player coaching in the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Lacrosse Championships, but Claremont McKenna College has two. Dylan Sheridan ’06 is making his first appearance in the World Lacrosse Championships coaching Thailand, while Merrill (Skipp) Stillwell ’09, is coaching Colombia for his second appearance in the World Lacrosse Championships. In addition to both alumni, current men’s lacrosse head coach Pete Ginnegar is an assistant coach for the Israeli team and current player Sung Mo Ku ’16 is playing for the Korean team.
A group of five Claremont-Mudd-Scripps athletic greats have been selected as inductees into the CMS Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2014, Michael Sutton ’76, Director of Athletics, William B. Arce Professor and George R. Roberts Fellow has announced.
The 2014 class includes four Claremont McKenna College graduates (Mike Dawe ’89 – Men’s Basketball; Amy Cleveland ’95 – Women’s Basketball; Quang Leba ’97 – Men’s Track/Water Polo; Margaret Wang Rattay ’97 – Women’s Swimming/Water Polo) and one inductee from Harvey Mudd College (Tony Gnecco ’89 – Men’s Track & Field).
Longtime Claremont McKenna Professor Langdon Elsbree, who continued teaching part-time at the College beyond his official 34 years on the faculty, died early Saturday morning, June 21, at the age of 84, two days before his 85th birthday.
A public memorial service honoring Elsbree ("A Celebration of Life") has been set for 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23 in Manor Hall at Claremont Manor, 650 Harrison Ave., Claremont. Parking is available at The Claremont Friends Meetinghouse, across the street: 727 Harrison Ave.
The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has named Claremont McKenna College’s Crown Challenge, a revolutionary strategy to maximize the impact of donor gifts, as a recipient of its top award among nationwide annual giving programs.