CMC History Month

CMC History Month

40 Years Later: Co-Ed Integration at CMC

2016 marks the 40th year that Claremont McKenna College became coeducational. When the announcement was first made, the response was ambivalent. The Claremont Collegian,...

Women at CMC Over the Years

Lately, I’ve been wondering what my place at CMC is as a woman. From our namesake originally as Claremont Men’s College to our institutional...

CMC Architecture: Then and Now

While there are some historical buildings that are still recognizable today, the campus of CMC undoubtedly changed throughout its 70-year history. For CMC History Month, we've put...

Following the Money

In the fall of 1946, an ambitious little college was founded in the basement of Bridges Auditorium at Pomona College. The new college’s purpose...

Steak Dinners to Political Protests: the Ath Over the Years

I. IntroductionWhen talking about his experience asking Marian Cook for a donation to help create the Athenaeum at CMC, President Emeritus Jack Stark mentioned...

Notable Faculty in CMC History

While CMC is recognized as the alma mater of well-known figures such as Henry Kravis ‘67, George R. Roberts ‘66, and Congressman David Dreier ‘88,...

The Changing Village

Claremont is often considered the quintessential college town. With its variety of stores and restaurants, the Claremont Village has grown more and more popular over the past few...

History to Ourstory: Changing Traditions at CMC

I recently sat down with my uncle, Gib Johnson, who graduated from CMC in 1974, two years before CMC became co-ed.  He looks back...

Letter From the Editor: CMC History Month Introduction

Dear Forum readers:Last spring, I started researching the history of Mary Pickford and CMC. Through my conversations with John Faranda ‘79, I got a...

Mary Pickford and CMC

The fabled Mary Pickford Auditorium is where the most important CMC events—or maybe just life events in general—occur: Mr. Stag (RIP), admissions information sessions...