Athenaeum

Claremont McKenna College President Hiram E. Chodosh; Marie-Josée Kravis, Chair of the Kravis Prize Selection Committee; Endeavor CEO and Co-founder Linda Rottenberg; and Henry R. Kravis ’67, CMC Trustee and Co-founder of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co

On April 23, the Kravis Leadership Institute (KLI) and the Kravis Prize celebrated their 20th and 10th Anniversaries, respectively, with a jam-packed schedule of multiple events that took place over the morning, afternoon and evening.

The festivities culminated with the 2015 Henry R. Kravis Prize for Nonprofit Leadership being awarded to Endeavor, an organization that has helped more than 1,000 entrepreneurs to build 600 companies in 22 countries.

Henrietta Toivanen ’17 and Shang Xuan Yeo ’16

CMC has a rich tradition of attracting students from all over the world and that international composite is now represented by its Athenaeum Woolley Fellows for 2015-16 – Henrietta Toivanen ’17 and Shang Xuan Yeo ’16. Henrietta, an international relations and biophysics major, hails from Finland, while Xuan, an international relations and economics major, comes from Singapore.

The Athenaeum is one of my favorite things about CMC,” said Henrietta. “It's a unique resource for us students, and I wanted to contribute to it and continue the great tradition at CMC.”

Group photo at awards dinner

In a celebration April 10th at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, CMC’s Center for Human Rights was renamed the Mgrublian Center for Human Rights in honor of Margaret Mgrublian P’11 and David Mgrublian ’82, P’11, in recognition of their generous donation to the Center.

President Emeritus Jack Stark

By Jack L. Stark '57 GP'11

You didn’t conduct business deals in The California Club dining room. That was the rule.

But that didn’t mean that you couldn’t take someone there and talk about business over a nice lunch. You just had to finish the actual deal somewhere else.

I liked the Club, and it seemed like a good, pleasant place to have lunch with Marian Miner Cook and talk to her about an important CMC campaign: a new home for our Athenaeum.

Montana Governor Steve Bullock

 

It was a homecoming of sorts at the Athenaeum for Steve Bullock ’88, Governor of Montana and a Politics Philosophy Economics major during his days at CMC.

“Thirty years ago this past fall is when I first walked onto this campus,” he told attendees at an Ath presentation this week that he whimsically named: “How to Get a Job like Mine (and would you really want it?)”

Adam Michnik discusses the political climate in Eastern Europe with a large Athenaeum group

The revolutionary changes of the 1990s -- the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the Polish Solidarity movement's sweeping influence across the Soviet bloc -- are far from secure today, Adam Michnik told a large audience Tuesday night in the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum.

guests at dinner talk

Mussorgsky, Mt. Baldy, childhood memories — a new mural by acclaimed artist Mary Weatherford captures a range of her emotions and reactions, especially her responses to Claremont's landscape and environment.

Tuesday night the mural's installation in the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum was celebrated with a dinner and talk held in the Security Pacific Dining room, where the 117" high x 234 " wide canvas covers an entire section of the room's southern wall.

Janet Mock Janet Mock

Janet Mock author of Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, and transgender woman of color, spoke to an overflow crowd last week at the Athenaeum.

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