Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff:
Yesterday, I spent the day and evening with about forty students in my office, actively listening to their personal and shared experiences, deep concerns, and imaginative, constructive suggestions.
“The challenges we face today call for audacious thinkers and doers who can work collaboratively and creatively across disciplines.” —Rick Sontag (HMC ’64)
In making a $25 million gift that will benefit the five undergraduate campuses of The Claremont Colleges, Rick and Susan Sontag hope to help some of the nation’s most talented students harness their creative potential to make a difference in the world.
More is required than a powerful ethos and faculty inspiration to effect change on any college campus; there must be plenty of platforms and venues where these ideas can be implemented and tested.
Even though students are off on summer break for several more weeks, campus is still a frenzy of activity with the continued construction of Roberts Pavilion. Currently, workers are in the process of erecting the curtain wall of the 130,000-plus square-foot Roberts Pavilion. The curtain wall is the exterior framing of the building. There are several phases involved in erecting the curtain wall, including medal stud framing, insulation, water proofing and terra-cotta paneling.
At the NCAA Division III Singles and Doubles Tennis Championships which ran from May 21-23 in Mason, Ohio, members of the CMS Stags won both the singles and doubles titles while the Athenas' top doubles team finished as the Division III runner-up. Read complete recaps of the final day of the singles and doubles championships for both squads below.
Mason, Ohio - With two days in the books at the NCAA Division III Tennis Championships final rounds, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team's national title hopes are still alive after a win over Washington University St. Louis in the semifinals, while the CMS women's tennis team lost its semifinal match and will play for third place at nationals. Both the Stags national championship match and the Athenas third place match are on Wednesday, May 20 in Mason, Ohio. The Athenas play their third place match at 10 a.m. EDT while the Stags play in the national championship match at 3 p.m.
With the academic year winding down, so have the seasons for several sports teams with CMS Athletics and Claremont McKenna College. However, five CMS varsity sports (women’s tennis, men’s tennis, men’s track & field, women’s track & field and men’s golf), along with The Claremont Colleges men’s rugby team are still in action with postseason play in their respective sports. Find out more about each team and their postseason plans below.
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.
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.”