Phoebe and Clara Madsen

For Clara Madsen ’18, the close of the NCAA tournament this week will not only mark the end of her college volleyball career, but also a chapter in her family’s story.

For two seasons, Madsen and her sister Phoebe '20 have played alongside each other for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, which defeated Gustavus Adolphus in the NCAA Division III quarterfinals Thursday in Grand Rapids, Mich.

The Madsen sisters have played volleyball together since their high school days in Santa Barbara. They reunited on the court and on campus last year.

CMC Model UN team

CMC’s Model United Nations team had back-to-back victories in its first two events of the school year, winning at conferences at Georgetown and USC and boosting its national profile.

At Georgetown’s National Collegiate Security Conference last week in Washington, D.C., the team of eight delegates won the Best Small Delegation award.

CMC ROTC at the Ranger Challenge

CMC’s Army ROTC program won the Task Force South Ranger Challenge competition at Camp Pendleton last weekend, the program's second consecutive victory in the grueling military skills, strength, and endurance event.

Students on campus

Good Afternoon CMC Community,

This morning the Trump administration announced that it will rescind the executive order Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), effective six months from now. The U.S. Congress is expected to work on legislative framework before DACA status would expire for individuals on March 5, 2018.

CMC Convocation

The College held its annual Convocation, which officially begins the academic year at CMC. For the class of 2021, the ceremony marks the beginning of a years-long journey that will end with graduation.

“You’re standing on the precipice of a new freedom,” Rabbi Daniel Shapiro, Chaplain of The Claremont Colleges, said in his invocation. “Academic freedom to pursue your interests and freedom to structure your work-time and social activities.”

2017-18 CMC resident assistants in front of Roberts Pavilion

Strong leaders have a profound impact and inspire people to make a difference in the lives of others. For the current class of CMC resident assistants (RAs), their own RAs played a range of impactful leadership roles: mentor, friend, and big brother or sister to name a few.

“The RA role is an amalgamation of an older sibling, camp counselor, and friend,” Sam Peterson ’18 said. “We strive to build the inclusive residential communities we value at CMC, while being a support system for students outside the classroom.”

Spring semester Lab Managers Grace Lee CMC '17, Will Palmisano PO '17, and Conor McCracken CMC '17

A new course offered at CMC provides a mix of classroom instruction with hands-on experiential learning, and has proven a hit with both students and teachers.

GOVT100 CM – Domestic Public Policy Analysis with Lab, or Policy Lab for short – explores the politics and processes of domestic policymaking in the U.S., the analytical tools for policy creation, and client-based, experiential approaches to policy research and formation. 

CMS men's soccer player Yusuke Kobayashi with the ball

From new student orientation to preseason sports practices, the Claremont McKenna College campus was bustling in mid-to-late August with activity as the 2017-18 school year drew closer. The first day of classes was on Tuesday, Aug. 29, and just a few days after that, new seasons began for the majority of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps’ seven fall sports teams.

Wesley Whitaker ’18 and Isabel Lilles ’18

The Athenaeum is pleased to present the Woolley Fellows for the 2017-18 school year: Wesley Whitaker ’18 and Isabel Lilles ’18.

Whitaker, who was born in the Bay Area but now lives in Sacramento, says that after “flirting with majoring in government,” he decided on a Philosophy and Public Affairs dual major.

Hiram E. Chodosh speaks at Move In Day event

Thank you, all. "Go big, find home." That is the theme of this orientation, and what an especially inspiring moment for me.

I want to start out by thanking everybody: