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CMC seniors Nitin Kuppanda and Becky Cheng

It’s not every day that college undergraduates author an article published in a leading science journal. But that’s just what happened for CMC seniors Becky Cheng ’17 and Nitin Kuppanda ’17 last spring. They did the heavy lifting on a Current Biology paper about a bacterium that attacks and kills only males of a certain fruit fly species.

One of CMC's 17 Welcome Orientation Groups

Part of the CMC credo is to encourage students to continually challenge themselves, searching for new perspectives and perhaps along the way, deeper insight. And each year the Welcome Orientation Adventure (WOA) underscores that belief as it seeks to nudge incoming students out of their comfort zone as they begin their college careers.

Starting on the third day of first year orientation, WOA is four days and three nights of adventure; this year from August 22-25.

CMC 2016 commencement

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Claremont McKenna College No. 9 in its list of the best liberal arts colleges in the nation. In its 2017 rankings, released today, CMC tied for ninth with Davidson College in North Carolina among 239 liberal arts colleges in the U.S.

CMC President Hiram E. Chodosh speaks at 2016 Convocation

Good morning, and welcome to our Claremont McKenna Convocation for the 2016-17 academic year.

We are so excited and so grateful to celebrate the first convocation in the Roberts Pavilion.  

Let’s all please recognize George Roberts, our board, and the many generous leaders of our college and community, on whose shoulders we stand today, for helping to realize the vision for this spectacular facility.

Lindsay Burton

Lindsay Burton ’19 has been named to the It’s On Us Student Advisory Committee for 2016-17. She is one of 28 students from U.S. colleges and military academies who will serve on the organization, which urges students to take the lead in the battle against sexual assault on their campuses and mobilize peers to create cultural and systemic changes.

When it comes to scheduling reunions, CMC has tendrils that extend far and wide. Last week, they reached all the way to Amsterdam in the Netherlands, which was the site of the 27th annual Euromeet (June 17-19) for CMC alumni, parents, and students.

Jessica Jin, Annika Deurlington, and Sofi Cullen

Three CMC students (Sofi Cullen ’16, Jessica Jin ’16, and Annika Deurlington ’16) have been selected to participate in the Capital Fellows Programs administered by the Center for California Studies in Sacramento.

The Center administers four nationally recognized fellowship programs, collectively known as the Capital Fellows Programs. Three programs select 18 fellows each, and the other 10 from an annual pool of applicants that typically numbers about 500 for each program.

Class of 2011 class photo

Last weekend marked the great CMC get-together for the Class of 2011, which converged on campus for its five-year reunion.

This year’s event, which took place June 3-5, was hosted exclusively for the Class of 2011. All other CMC classes celebrated their one-, 10-, 15-, 20-year, etc., reunions during Alumni Weekend earlier in the spring.

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.

Sharon Basso

Dear Members of the CMC Community:

I am pleased to announce that Sharon Basso, who currently serves as Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Students at Lehigh University, has been selected as our new Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students.

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