Arts & Culture

Looks from Tatiana Shabelnik's fall/winter runway show at Style Fashion Week in Los Angeles on March 10.

If anything rings more true to an artist, it’s that they can’t outrun the need to create. Someone who knows this quite well is CMC’s Web Interactive Services Manager Tatiana Shabelnik, who, since childhood, has wanted to design clothes. As a girl growing up in Minsk, she sketched outfits––sometimes for herself, and other times for her paper dolls, but always with the hope of blossoming into a real designer. And even when she wasn’t able to enroll at a fashion school in Belarus, the dream persisted.

Karima Merchant '13

Sophomore Rich Zajac ’16 is just 20 years old, but the start-up he cofounded with CMC classmate Louis-Victor Jadavji ’15––producing natural gas conversion kits for car––is gaining public traction.

HKI has been has been saving the sight and lives of the most vulnerable populations through the  distribution of vitamin A capsules since 1972. The effort started in Asia and Central American; by 1980 distribution had expanded worldwide.

Founded in 1915 by Helen Keller and George Kessler, Helen Keller International (HKI) is among the oldest international nonprofits devoted to preventing blindness and reducing malnutrition. Headquartered in New York City, HKI works in 22 countries around the world.


Daniel Mendelsohn is CMC's Podlich Fellow-in-Residence Daniel Mendelsohn is CMC's Podlich Fellow-in-Residence

Brian Davidson '08, in a clip from his TBS promo video.

Brian Davidson ’08, a library science scholar, always thought his nerdy skills as a bookworm would bear fruit academically and professionally. But it never entered his mind that a propensity for trivia, book collecting and the history of information would lead to a stint on one of the hottest game shows on television.

Poet Robert Frost Poet Robert Frost

Tina Nguyen on jeopardy

Everyone knows that for the last 50 years, the television game show Jeopardy! has been in a master class by itself. Indeed, it deserves the appellation of the thinking person’s game show as it tests contestants’ depth and breadth of knowledge in a variety of categories.

On the show that aired December 3, Thien-Nga “Tina” Nguyen '11 became the latest CMCer to pit her pool of knowledge against other Jeopardy! panelists. Nguyen, who graduated with a BA in government, made it through the first two rounds and into "Final Jeopardy!”


Anticipating Luna’s inclusion in Wiseman’s TIME article, the magazine dispatched an award-winning, young British freelance photographer (Laura Pannack) to photograph Luna on CMC’s campus one Saturday. The shoot with Pannack started on a late, clear m

It had been a long, busy day for popular author Rosalind Wiseman, who wrote about the social dynamics of girls in the bestseller Queen Bees and Wannabes. But in the vortex of publicity surrounding her newest research on boys and young men, Wiseman graciously cleared a path in her schedule at the mention of CMC freshman Sebastian Luna.