Announcement on fall plan: CMC Returns

Given the absence of necessary state of California and Los Angeles County authorization to reopen, Claremont McKenna College has finalized its plan for a dynamic off-campus, virtual program during the 2020 fall semester. Highlights of CMC Returns include problem-based learning opportunities; new, topical courses; smaller, personalized classes; and reimagined programming to come together as a close-knit community. “In these ways, now more than ever, we draw on the core values that distinguish CMC, the singular strengths that propel us forward, the learning commitments that help us persevere when it is difficult to carry on,” President Hiram Chodosh said.

This year’s CMC senior award winners are…

Academic achievement, leadership, and personal integrity are the attributes that define this year’s senior award winners. They received special recognition for stellar achievements, either as the top students in their academic departments or as leaders and difference makers on campus.

Lessons learned during a pandemic

Gov. Steve Bullock '88 P'24, a candidate for U.S. Senate in the 2020 elections, shared lessons learned while governing Montana during a global pandemic at a virtual conversation hosted by CMC’s Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement.

Professors honored for teaching, service, and scholarship

CMC professors were recognized for their impactful scholarship, inspiring dedication to service, and remarkable teaching. “These members of our faculty embody the ideals of a CMC professor,” said CMC Dean of the Faculty Peter Uvin.

Tan ’20 earns NCAA nomination

Nicole Tan ’20 has been nominated for the prestigious NCAA Woman of the Year Award. She is one of two candidates selected by the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The award winner will be announced on November 1.

Getting creative with human rights law

Powered by Mgrublian Center for Human Rights students, an L.A. law firm is trailblazing new ways to examine domestic and international human rights cases. Whimsically called the “Justice League,” this CMC squad reports to alumna Larissa Peltola ’18.

Offering solutions to confronting racism

As part of a virtual-based intellectual series organized by CMC Alumni and Parent Engagement, Nyree Gray, CMC’s associate vice president for diversity and inclusion, spoke on “In the Midst of this Moment, What Happens Now?”

New Alumna Trustee Tanya Altmann joins Board of Trustees

The CMC Board of Trustees recently appointed Dr. Tanya Remer Altmann ’94 as an Alumna Trustee. Dr. Altmann, a nationally recognized child health expert, teaches at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

In Memoriam: Jerry Garris

Jerome “Jerry” H. Garris P’91 P’01, former vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Claremont McKenna College, passed away recently.

Thank you, CMC community

This year, nearly 5,000 alumni and families helped provide flexible funding to support our students through challenging and unprecedented times. We are so grateful to everyone who made a gift this year – thank you!

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