Global Understanding

Lacrosse practice in Uganda

A second-year CMC scholar-athlete is sharing her passion for lacrosse with girls in Uganda, both to encourage the development of the sport and to empower her young pupils.

Kira Weiss ’20, a defender on the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps lacrosse team, has been traveling to Africa every summer for nearly half her life, tagging along with her family and then working as a volunteer with FundaField, a nonprofit organization started by her brothers Kyle Weiss ’15 and Garrett Weiss.

CMC student Dylan Hoey

Dylan Hoey ’17, a Government and History dual major at CMC, has accepted one of this year’s 10 undergraduate Thomas R. Pickering Fellowships, which provide recipients with financial support, mentoring services, and professional development opportunities in order to prepare them for a career with the U.S. Foreign Service.

Hoey follows in the footsteps of Dante Toppo ’15, who received the same award in 2014.

Group photo of EnviroLab Asia students, faculty, staff with local people.

Faculty and students from The Claremont Colleges and Yale-NUS held the first EnviroLab Asia clinic trip to Singapore and Borneo (Jan. 4-13) to conduct research on the relationship between deforestation, oil palm and marine life in Southeast Asia.

Zephanii Smith

Time and again, surveys have cited public speaking to top the list of human fears – even more than impending death! 

So what would it be like to give a speech in as imposing an edifice as the United Nations Headquarters in New York City? For Zephanii Smith ’13, who earlier in the month addressed an impressive list of organization heads and some of the world’s leading female entrepreneurs there as a 2015 Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Fellow, it was something to take in stride and be “thrilled about.”

Sara Birkenthal '13CMC alumna Sara Birkenthal ’13 and Jared Genser, an associate of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University, co-authored the op-ed “At Home With Our Iranian Nuclear Partne

Alicia Frausto '17 has been selected to receive the  prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship for her upcoming semester in Strasbourg, France.

Group photo at awards dinner

In a celebration April 10th at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, CMC’s Center for Human Rights was renamed the Mgrublian Center for Human Rights in honor of Margaret Mgrublian P’11 and David Mgrublian ’82, P’11, in recognition of their generous donation to the Center.

David Mgrublian

Remarks made by CMC Board of Trustees Chairman David Mgrublian '82 P'11 on April 10, 2015

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

As many of you know, April 24th is a day of special significance in the Armenian community – it is the day we remember the Armenian Genocide. What you may not know is that on that day exactly 100 years ago, Ottoman authorities rounded up 250 Armenians in Istanbul who they felt posed the greatest threats to their plans to perpetrate a mass extermination.

John Roth

Remarks made by John K. Roth, CMC Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, on April 10, 2015

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