Dear CMC Community:
Seven months ago, my family and I embarked on a humbling, inspiring journey: humbling, to follow in the broad, deep footprints of Presidents Benson, Stark, and Gann; inspiring, to be asked to lead this eminent liberal arts college with its singular mission to make a difference in the world.
Robert A. Walton, Chief Executive Officer, Claremont University Consortium (CUC), announced that he has been selected as Vice President for Finance and Administration at Vassar College and will resign from his post in Claremont effective September 30, 2013.
Lee Skinner, Associate Professor of Spanish, and Ronald Riggio, Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology, have been named Associate Deans of the Faculty, effective July 1, 2013. Professor Skinner will focus on the development and implementation of the College’s curriculum. Professor Riggio will direct the College’s faculty and research development efforts.
How broken is our government? It’s so broken, says professor Diane Halpern, that the Los Angeles Times described the current Congress as the most do-nothing Congress in recent history. “It’s so broken that nothing can get done,” she says. “And in fact, Republicans and Democrats can’t even agree over the fact that it’s broken.”
Second Nature Aquaponics, co-founded by CMC Students Peter Fankuchen and Jack Oliphant; and Serengetee, co-founded by CMC student Jeff Steitz, won the 2013 Innovative Start-Up Awards presented by the Kravis Leadership Institute on April 22.
The awards are presented annually to a CMC student or team who proposes a business venture with the intention of putting it into operation. For the first time this year, winners were drawn from two tracks of competitors— commercial and social ventures. The commercial track award went to Second Nature Aquaponics.