Claremont McKenna College students Sarah Awad, Cameron Pinckney, and Carolyn Staples have won prizes for their work in the 2002 Undergraduate Student Poster Session, a major event of the joint annual meeting of the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Association for Women in Mathematics. Held last month in San Diego, the CMC student posters were honored out of 82 submissions from 185 students researching mathematical problems and issues, and documenting findings on posters.

The Law School Admission Council administered 107,000 Law School Admission Tests (LSATs) last year. And Alex Johnson '75 supervised each and every one.

Well, perhaps not directly - but as chairman of the Law School Admission Council's Board of Trustees, Johnson's two-year volunteer position provides an opportunity for him to be front and center in the debate over affirmative action and the use of LSAT scores in the admission process.

In an age of skepticism, can anything meaningful still be said about Truth? Professor Leszek Kolakowski, who has addressed the modern alienation of reason in his writings, will confront this question in his second lecture at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum , Thursday, March 7. The event is free and open to the public on a first-come basis. For dinner reservations and additional information visit or call extension 18244 or 621-8244.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Laurie Garrett of Newsday, will lecture at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at 6:45 p.m. on Monday, March 11. She will discuss her latest work, Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health, which examines various health catastrophes around the world, which she believes will lead to a global health disaster, as well as the possibility of bioterrorism.

The 12th annual Kravis de Roulet Conference, held on campus February 22-23, brought together a wide range of experts to discuss "Improving Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations." The conference, which drew about 200 participants, featured top leaders in their fields discussing topics at the forefront of current interest.

Claremont McKenna College has been ranked first among liberal arts colleges for commitment to community service-based federal work-study. The findings appear in the current issue of Washington Monthly, from a study commissioned by the magazine and Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

The Freeman Foundation has granted $2 million to Claremont McKenna and Pitzer colleges to support new initiatives in Asian Studies over a four-year period, especially toward the development of new courses in the political economy of Asia.

Congressman David Dreier '75, Chairman of the House Rules Committee, came back to CMC on Feb. 19 for a day of class meetings and student and faculty visits, followed Feb. 20 with a lecture in downtown Los Angeles for the College's Res Publica Society.

The CMS men's basketball team saw their season come to an end Thursday night with a loss on the road at Portland. The Lewis & Clark College Pioneers knocked the SCIAC champions out of the NCAA playoffs in the first round with a score of 81 to 59.