Campus Life

Both Claremont-Mudd-Scripps golf teams came away with first place finishes and individual winners at the SCIAC #2 Golf Tournament April 6-7 at La Purisima Golf Course. For more details on each team's performance, please see stories below.

After a first (but she says certainly not last) “abysmal” grade on a midterm, Laura Renfroe ’14 decided to flee the stress of school and go to the local animal shelter. Playing fetch with a dog named Meatball and holding Kermit the kitten changed her perspective. “It reminded me what was important in life,” she says. “I found myself going back every week or so, and more and more friends tagged along each time.”

John Meany had some great news to share at a meeting on campus the other day. As if he needed the growth in the debate outreach programming he supervises (and he doesn’t, only because the demand is high but manpower is spread thin), his efforts have an even bigger audience now.

In the intensive three-week course “Bread and Circuses in Ancient Rome” (May 22-June 12), CMC Assistant Professor of Roman and late Antique History Shane Bjornlie will explore various categories of Roman culture that defined both private lives and the public image of society.

The crowd was full to overflowing at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum last night (April 3). They all came to hear author Rebecca Skloot talk about her debut book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, which has been a runaway bestseller on the New York Times bestseller list for more than three years since its publication.

In 2011, at the suggestion of her students, “Marketing Management in the Government, Business and Nonprofit Sectors,” was developed by visiting professor of government, Constance Rossum P'01 P'08. At the time, the students told Rossum that these skills would enhance their performance in summer internships and their belief that as future leaders (as “walking billboards” for their organizations), they needed to understand basic marketing communication concepts.

Dear Claremont Colleges Community:

On behalf of the Joint Governance Committee, I joyfully announce that Kevin Mulroy has been appointed to serve as the A.J. McFadden Dean of The Claremont Colleges Library. He begins on July 15.

Miles Lifson '13 says he "didn't know what to expect" at the time he punched a few buttons and submitted an online entry for the Council on Undergraduate Research's annual Poster on the Hill event. And yet, of 800 or so submissions, his finished within the top 10 percent. Pretty sweet, to be sure.

Here the CMC double-major (would you expect less from someone who knows about radioactive isotopes?) tells us how it went down: