Joel Appel '87

There’s something slightly cinematic—in the Horatio Alger vein—in the story of Joel Appel’s ’87 rise to success with the cleaning products Orange Glo, Kaboom and OxiClean.

Edward Haley and Tareq Azim P. Edward Haley (left), the W.M. Keck Foundation Chair of International Strategic Studies and director of the Center for Human Rights Leadership, with Tareq Azim.

Book Cover of The Years of Lyndon JohnsonThough a large crowd attended last Thursday’s lecture by prize-winning presidential biographer Robert Caro, you could have heard the proverbial pin drop in the hushed silence of the Athenaeum’s main room.

Jennifer Mattson Jennifer Mattson

The Center for Writing and Public Discourse is sponsoring a workshop for faculty and staff on writing the 800-word essay with journalist Jennifer Mattson on Friday, February 22, from 9-11 a.m. in Roberts South 103.

Sharon Olds at athenaeumOne of contemporary poetry’s leading voices, Sharon Olds, gave a reading of her work at the Athenaeum on Monday, Feb. 11.

Something different happened recently at the Athenaeum. The venue, which has hosted political heavy-hitters, literary lights, and distinguished men and women from all over the world, was rocking in rhythm.

Mood Swing performing

Claremont’s eclectic A cappella singing group performed for the Board of Trustees dinner as they welcomed President-elect Chodosh last week. Their soul-pleasing sound enchanted the audience as they sung through a set list that included I Won't Give Up and You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.