CMC Parent Newsletter - September 2016
In this issue:
What I Did on My Summer Break
Welcome New Parents!
2016-17 Academic Year Exam and Break Overview
The New Roberts Pavilion: Where the Physical and the Intellectual Intersect
Student Privacy for Healthcare and Grades: The Parent Perspective

What I Did on My Summer Break

For CMC students, summer isn’t just about trips to the beach or lounging by the pool. Their 3-month break is an opportunity to continue to learn, explore, and grow. We talked with a group of CMC students to find out what they were up to over the summer break. The responses are impressive and varied, and include studying whales on a remote Canadian island, examining the human brain, and contributing to research on HIV/AIDS. They took summer courses, wrote short stories, and visited more than a dozen national parks on a cross-country road trip. And that's just nine students!

Read their stories.

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Welcome New Parents!

On behalf of the Parent Network Board, we would like to extend a warm welcome to the families of the Class of 2020 and transfer students, and a most sincere welcome back to all others. We hope that you and your students had a wonderful summer of personal discovery and reconnection.

As the parent of a CMC student, you are already a member of the Parent Network! Please refer to the Parents Gateway page on the CMC website to volunteer or stay connected. We also strongly encourage you to follow the Claremont McKenna College Parent Network page on Facebook and join the conversation. We believe building connections among our families will enhance the CMC experience for everyone.

If you have any comments on or ideas for this e-newsletter, please reach out to us. We welcome your feedback!

Heidi Friedlander P’19 and KK Streator P’18
Parent Network Board Co-Vice Presidents, Communications

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2016-17 Academic Year Exam and Break Overview

By Heidi Friedlander P'19

Now that the students are back in Claremont for the fall semester, it is time to start making travel plans for upcoming breaks! The academic calendar and the residence hall opening and closing dates are helpful in planning your student’s travel.

Fall Break: Residence halls and apartments stay open for October 17 and 18. This is a common time for local travel to the homes of friends, outings around the L.A. area, and CMC-sponsored Outdoor Initiatives/College Programming Board (CPB) adventures! Encourage your student to make plans with friends and to be on the lookout for information on Outdoor Initiatives and CPB programming. It might be worth exploring Zipcar for your student’s travel needs. Read more.

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The New Roberts Pavilion: Where the Physical and the Intellectual Intersect

By Lotte de Silva P'18

As you approach Roberts Pavilion, you are struck by its imposing arrangement of glass and tile and at the same time by its ability to blend naturally into the environment, giving it an open, approachable feel. To call the new Roberts Pavilion a “sports center” would be to vastly underrate it, and upon entering the Pavilion, you instantly become aware of its potential.

At its heart sits a naturally-lit arena that seats approximately 2,200 spectators. Surrounding it are three floors incorporating a recreation gym, fitness center, weight room, fitness studios, locker rooms, sports medicine facility, and headquarters for the Athletic Department. In addition to serving the health and wellness needs of CMC, the Pavilion will provide a new center for social life on campus. Read more.

 

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Student Privacy for Healthcare and Grades: The Parent Perspective

By KK Streator P'18

“My child tells me nothing” is statement commonly heard among parents – and it’s no different when it comes to healthcare and grades while at college. CMC complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) which was designed to protect student’s rights by maintaining the privacy of educational records, and providing guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading information. CMC also encourages students to take responsibility and advocate for themselves, but realizes that some students may want to share their academic progress with their parents and welcome parental support when it comes to healthcare. Read more.

 

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