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Chapter Programs
New York Chapter: An Evening with Dr. Ran Libeskind-Hadas
Wednesday, March 22

Join the CMC community in New York and connect with Dr. Ran Libeskind-Hadas, founding chair of the new Kravis Department of Integrated Sciences at the Robert Day Sciences Center, for an evening reception and discussion.

Dr. Libeskind-Hadas Registration

Bay Area Chapter: Oakland Roots vs Memphis 901 FC
Saturday, March 25

This March enjoy the season opener for the Oakland Roots SC against Memphis 901 FC! Will the "Bright Side of the Bay" come out on top? Or will the "Home of the Blues" spoil the Roots' home-field advantage?

Oakland Roots Registration

Washington, D.C. Chapter: "Putin's War in Ukraine"
Thursday, March 30

You are invited to join the Washington Program for a panel discussion "Putin's War in Ukraine and its Implications to the European Security Architecture." A year ago, Putin launched an unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, setting off the largest land war in Europe since the Second World War. What are its implications for the European security order? Will Finland and Sweden become new members of NATO? How should the West respond to Putin's threats to use nuclear weapons if threatened?

Putin's War Registration

Sacramento Chapter: Social Hour and California Politics Class Reception 
Thursday, March 30

CMCers are coming to town! Each spring the students in Professor Ken Miller’s California Politics Class travel to the state capital to experience policy-making firsthand. What should they know about living in the heart of the Golden State? Gather with alumni and parents for a fun evening to connect, converse, and share your local insights.

Sacramento Event Registration

Santa Barbara Chapter: Twenty-Four Blackbirds Chocolate and Wine Pairing

Join the CMC community to see and learn how a Santa Barbara staple, Twenty-Four Blackbirds, makes their artisanal chocolates.

This event has been postponed. Once it has been scheduled, we will post the new date here.

Dallas Chapter: McKinney Avenue Transit Trolley Tour

Join the Dallas and Ft. Worth CMC Community on the historic McKinney Avenue Transit trolley!

Dallas’ first streetcar company opened in 1872, running along Main Street to connect Downtown to the newly opened Houston & Texas Central Rail depot. Mules pulled the cars, much like a horse and buggy, until electric streetcars were introduced in 1890.

This event has been postponed. Once it has been scheduled, we will post the new date here.

Live Programming

All the presentations below will be live streamed. Links will be posted as soon as they are available.

If you missed an event, you may be able to view it in our Virtual Programs Library.
The Future of Affirmative Action with Jennifer Sandoval-Dancs
Wednesday, March 29 | 4:00 p.m. PT

Affirmative action has factored into college admission for nearly 50 years. In a 1978 case regarding Harvard University, Justice Lewis Powell ruled that race could be considered part of an applicant's profile, just as with other traits, such as athletic ability or academic potential. 

Fast forward to 2022, Harvard, and now UNC-Chapel Hill, are back in the spotlight as a new case sits in front of the Supreme Court. In the initial hearing, the Court, now made up of three Justices appointed under President Trump, appeared ready to overrule affirmative action. Justice Clarence Thomas famously said, "I've heard the word diversity quite a few times, and I don't have a clue what it means. It seems to mean everything for everyone." Assuming the ruling is struck down, what does this mean for the future of higher education admission? Will we see substantial change? 

Join us as Jennifer Sandoval-Dancs, Associate Vice President for Admission and Financial Aid, leads us in a conversation on this pressing topic and potential implications.

Affirmative Action Registration

Friday Fun: A CMC Coffee Tasting
Friday, April 7 | 1:00 p.m. PT

Do you prefer a light roast or a dark? For many of us, the answer to this question is the extent of our coffee knowledge. However each coffee has its own flavor profile influenced by climate, origin, and growth that far exceeds the grade of the roast. Join the CMC community for a Friday coffee tasting that will close your week on a high note and start your weekend with a bang!
CMC is partnering with Driftaway Coffee for this program. Driftaway is a Brooklyn-based, Asian American and Pacific Islander immigrant-owned business where coffee and its consumers are always the top priority. All coffee is shipped in plastic-free packaging that is compostable and made with 100% recycled paper. Not to mention, they operate a carbon-neutral and fair trade business.

Coffee Tasting Registration

The War in Ukraine: One Year In
Thursday, April 20 | 4:00 p.m. PT

While information coming out of the Kremlin should rarely be trusted, one thing is certain: Russian President Vladimir Putin never expected his assault on Ukraine would last this long. Not only has Ukraine put up a far greater fight than expected, but President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has become an international hero, with the global community rallying to his side. However, we're now reaching a point in the war that spans beyond most analysts' predictions of what would happen. What's next?
Join us for a discussion of this important topic led by Wendy Lower, director of the Mgrublian Center for Human Rights, John K. Roth Professor of History, and George R. Roberts Fellow, along with special guest Anna Romandash. Anna is a Mgrublian Center research affiliate and an award-winning journalist from Ukraine with extensive experience in Europe, the Middle East, and the U.S. When the invasion began, Anna became a voice for what was happening on the ground. Her work has been praised worldwide and she was recently named a Media Freedom Ambassador of Ukraine.

War in Ukraine Registration

May the Fourth Be With You: Exploring the Future of Science at CMC
Thursday, May 4 | 5:30 p.m. PT

"Punch it!" That's what Han Solo famously said to Chewbacca as he put the Millennium Falcon into hyperspeed in The Empire Strikes Back. While the prospect of flying through space to reach uncharted galaxies feels far-fetched, it's much closer than we might assume. This year, the Webb Telescope "took us" to places we've never seen before, snapping pictures of forming stars and potentially habitable planets.

Participating in this type of science—exploring questions that don't fall within the traditional bounds of science classroom disciplines—is what CMC had in mind when it announced the new Robert Day Sciences Center. Join us as Ran Libeskind-Hadas, founding chair of the Kravis Department of Integrated Sciences, discusses how CMC is exploring new frontiers in its own right. How will a CMC science education look different from what you might find at other liberal arts colleges?

Don't miss out on the final opportunity to engage with CMC virtually before our summer recess and the conclusion of the Campaign for CMC: Responsible Leadership.

We hope to see you soon, and may the fourth (force!) be with you!

Science at CMC Registration

Travel Programs
Worldmeet: Iceland
June 9–12, 2023

Join CMC faculty, alumni, and students for Worldmeet 2022. Being at the forefront of business and international affairs, during Worldmeet the CMC and global community will come together to discuss the most pressing issues of our time. This exciting weekend promises engaging and informative conversations, keynote presentations, and special tours of our host country! 

Worldmeet Information

Iconic Israel
March 5 - 14, 2024

Join Gary Gilbert, CMC's associate professor of religious studies, on a long-awaited excursion through the Holy Land. This once-in-a-lifetime itinerary includes all the highlights such as visits to Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Caesarea, the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, the Western Wall, Yad Vashem, Masada, and the Dead Sea, plus a host of enrichment activities such as a Carmel Market food tour, a Druze lunch, a winery visit, a home-hosted dinner, and a discussion with a Holocaust survivor.

Israel Information

Wild Galápagos Escape
June 20 - 27, 2024

After a long hiatus, the Claremont McKenna College travel program is restarting in 2024 with a magical visit to the enchanted Galápagos Islands.

We are honored that Ron Libeskind-Hadas, the founding chair of the new Kravis Department of Integrated Sciences, will be leading the exploration organized for us by Lindblad Travel on the beautiful new all-suite National Geographic Islander II.

Members of The Claremont community from around the globe will spend June 20 to 27, 2024 exploring the wonders of the Galápagos on a customized itinerary of education, recreation, and relaxation. It is the perfect family vacation!

Galápagos Information

Athletic Events
Athenas Water Polo Match and Alumnae Reunion
Saturday, April 1

Come out for an afternoon at Axelrood Pool and cheer on the Athenas as they take on Whittier College. Catch up with teammates, get to know the 2023 Athenas team, and play in an alumnae match if the mood strikes.

Athenas Water Polo Registration

Athenas Softball Doubleheader and Post-game Dinner
Saturday, April 1

Join us to watch the Athenas take on Occidental on Saturday, April 1 in a SCIAC doubleheader. The Athenas have an exciting team this year and we would like to have you cheering them on in the stands.

Athenas Softball Registration

Stags Golf Alumni & Friends Tournament
Saturday, April 29

Join fellow golf alumni, parents, and friends for the return of the Stags Golf Alumni Tournament where the current team will compete against the Stags Legends. After our round of golf, we'll join together for dinner so everyone can get to know the current players.

Stags Golf Registration