Last Friday (April 8), the wait was finally over for seniors who queued up early for the chance to be the first CMC students as part of “Senior Preview Days” to tour the Roberts Pavilion ahead of its complete opening in August.
The doors of the LEED Gold-certified building opened at 10 a.m. and the first group of students was greeted in the lobby by President Hiram Chodosh just beneath a towering wall adorned with a jumble of letters, an interactive word map.
An a cappella singing group called the “After School Specials” made up of students from the five colleges, took top honors winning the “’Til It Happens to You: Sing for Survivors” vocal contest, and now the group has been invited to sing at the White House on Thursday, April 14.
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 ’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.
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’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.
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