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On Honoring Tamar Kaplan at Graduation

My older sister Tamar’s college career should have ended with her name being called from the podium at CMC graduation. Unfortunately, she will never...

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We Need To Do More

Law and Order: SVU was my favorite television show. Beyond the sometimes-impractical plotlines, the romantic undertones, and the dramatic trials, I came...

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Senior Reflection: The Art of Memories

On my desk there is a 96 pack of crayons—deluxe version Crayolas with the built-in sharpener and bonus glitter crayons. The glitter crayons are my favorite....

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Senior Reflection: Enjoy the Ride!

I stand up as straight as I can. My ponytail barely grazes the hand next to the sign that reads “you must be this tall to ride.” I get in line. Beads...

 

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CMC Professor Eric Helland to Join PPE Program

The PPE expansion plan, which will welcome its first round of students this year, reached a new milestone as CMC tabbed current Economics professor Eric Helland to teach the Economics portion of the new track. The existing PPE faculty selected Helland from a group of faculty who had expressed interest. Professor Helland received his B.A. from the University of Missouri-Columbia and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Washington University. He specializes in microeconomics and the relationship between...

In the Name of Elliott: CMC Professor Ward Elliott Retires

The Professors of PPE, left to right: Brock Blomberg (Dean of RDS), Ward Elliott (a founder of the program), and Paul Hurley (Three-time winner of Pomona College's Wig Award for Distinguished Teaching).

When Ward Elliott first arrived at Claremont Men’s College in early 1968, George C.S. Benson was the college president, Bauer Center was still under construction, and the student body had just expanded to 800 students. The campus on which he first stepped foot was an enormously different place...

Students Request More Keck Funding

After students circulated a petition asking for an increase in Keck Science Department funding, deans of faculty from the 3C’s decided to meet to discuss the issue in the coming weeks. Students from Scripps, Pitzer, and Claremont McKenna College signed the petition...

CMSpys Coming to Claremont

On Thursday, May 8, the inaugural edition of the CMSpys will take place in Scripps’ Garrison Theater at 7:00pm. The CMS Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) annually organizes an end of the year banquet in the Athenaeum, but this year the SAAC decided to expand...

Why is CMC Promoting Racism and Sexism?

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I’m not going to summarize political scientist Charles Murray’s recent Ath talk here because if I do, the stress will probably give me a heart attack. I will say that during his speech he brought up...

Coming Apart: What Now?

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Charles Murray is the famous, or perhaps infamous, author of several political science books including Coming Apart, a book that explores the growing divide between wealthy and poor Americans, the topic of which was the main focus of his speech at the Athenaeum. Murray opened his speech at the Athenaeum this Wednesday by announcing that he would choose...

It’s Time to Speak Up

When I was admitted to CMC I was obsessed with finding out everything I could before coming on campus.  I spent enormous amounts of time trolling College Prowler and creeping on College Confidential for the inside scoop.  In my research...

For My Benefactor

Dear Benefactor, I was going to write you a typical, short-verse thank you note that delivers on all the major points – I am Jack, thanks!, giving is great – which is what I’ve been doing at these letter writing sessions for the...

Forum Movie Reviews: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

RATING: ★★ (2/4) To be completely forthright, I am probably not the most qualified to review Captain America: The Winter Soldier due to the fact that I never saw the first film, Captain America: The First Avenger. And while we are...

CMC Updates Maps and Signage Around Campus

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Update: The new CMC Board of Trustees Chair, David Mgrublian (who has overseen campus renovations as Chair of the Buildings and Grounds Committee), gave the following comments on the design and installation...

The Lighted Candle

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With permission from Jack Houghteling, we have reprinted his commencement speech below for your enjoyment. The speech was delivered at the 67th Annual Commencement Ceremony for the class of 2014 on May...

Senior Reflection: Articles I Never Finished Writing

Change is hard – graduation is somehow harder. I chose to write this in Poppa even though I don’t have any work to do, simply because I don’t know where else to put myself. Every place on this...

In the Name of Elliott: CMC Professor Ward Elliott Retires

When Ward Elliott first arrived at Claremont Men’s College in early 1968, George C.S. Benson was the college president, Bauer Center was still under construction, and the student body had just expanded...