The After School Specials, the Claremont Colleges a cappella group, won the Til It Happens to You: Sing for Survivors contest, lending their voices to the fight against sexual abuse on college campuses.

Watch the video "The After School Specials | Til It Happens to You (Lady Gaga Cover)"

A message from the Office of Off-Campus Study:

Congratulations to the Washington Program and Study Abroad photo content winners. We received so many wonderful entries and it was difficult to select just a few winning entries. Thank you to all the students who submitted photos.

Here's a slide show of the winning entries:

Tyler West photo

Tyler West ’16 is a student of principle who walks the walk.

After graduating from CMC this spring, West, who accepted a Fulbright in Thailand to teach English in 2017, will head east to do just that before moving to New Orleans, La., for a teaching stint with Teach For America (TFA), a national nonprofit working to expand educational opportunity for low-income students. TFA Corps members commit to teach for two years in high-need urban or rural public schools. Many become lifelong leaders in pursuit of educational equity.

Climate Leadership Summit logo superimposed over a photo of San Gabriel Mountains

Claremont McKenna College has been selected to host the National Campus Leadership Council’s (NCLC) 2016 Climate Leadership Summit on Saturday, April 23, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

CMC students Sam Becker ’19, Will Su ’16, and Jessica Bass ’17 submitted a proposal nominating CMC as host of the 2016 Climate Leadership Summit. The NCLC, Defend Our Future, and the Environmental Defense Fund then selected CMC to host the only summit on the West Coast.

Dear CMC Community:

We are expanding opportunities for all of our students through a new leadership appointment that will integrate career services, special scholar communities, and related advisory programs.

Thus, I am thrilled to announce the selection of Michelle Chamberlain as the College’s Associate Vice President and Dean for Student Opportunities.

CMC 2016 World Model United Nations team

History repeats.

CMC’s World Model UN (WorldMUN) team won Best Small Delegation at the Harvard World Model United Nations Conference from March 14-18 in Rome. This establishes CMC as a back-to-back world champion at what is considered to be the “Olympics of MUN,” after the team’s victory in the same category last year in Seoul, South Korea. 

In the Small Delegation category, CMC competed against some of the best teams from the U.S., including West Point, Yale, Georgetown, and Berkeley.

Jenya Green '16

Editor’s Note: This story was written before the final Moments in Minutes results were announced. The first place winner is Lindsey Mattila ’17, the second place winner is Emily Chambard ’16 and third place winner is Jenya Green ’16 . In the coming weeks, all the presentations will be posted on the Office of Off-Campus Study website.

By OCS Peer Ambassador Jenya Green ’16

The weather might have been wet in January during the Pacific Northwest Networking Trip to Portland, OR and Seattle, WA sponsored by the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance at CMC. Nonetheless, it was also “raining” connections for the group of students that participated in the event, which was inaugurated in 2013 with a networking trip to Seattle.


By Emily Gran '16 and Thomas Hague '16

Student podcast founders

by Tom Johnson

A big benefit of enrollment at CMC is the opportunity to hear the amazing array of speakers (and subjects) featured at the Marion Miner Cook Athenaeum almost every day of every week.

But for Shivani Pandya ‘18 and four of her sophomore friends (Lauren Giurata ’18, Nisha Behrman ’18, Janine Ivy ’18 and Melissa Muller ’18), that benefit also presented a challenge.