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CMC Among Top Producers of Fulbright Recipients

CMC is a good place to be if you want a student Fulbright award. According to a recent Chronicle of Higher Education article, seven CMC students were chosen for the honor last year, putting the College among the top 20 producers of Fulbrights in the category of “bachelor’s institutions” nationwide.

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Calendar of Events

November 15
The Current debate series: “The Government Shutdown: Democratic tool or bipartisan game?”

November 16
CMC Homecoming, CMS Stags vs. Pomona Pitzer Football Game

November 16
A Conversation With Augie Nieto ’80 P’08, Founder, Life Fitness, Inc.



Bill Gross, Chairman of Idealab, Talks Business With Students



New Student Entrepreneurship Magazine Launched

The Vanguard, a new online magazine started by Thomas Hague ’16 and Brian Delaney ’16 under the auspices of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, showcases “real world ideas and innovations” at the 5Cs and globally. The magazine, written by and for students, currently features articles on smart watches, energy-producing soccer balls, Bitcoins, Google Glass, 3-D printing, new CMC student entrepreneurial ventures and many other topics.
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See video of the founders discussing the magazine.



Meet the President, Pirates and Ghosts in the Fall Issue of CMC Magazine

Arriving in mailboxes this week, the new issue of CMC Magazine features an interview with CMC President Hiram Chodosh as well as highlights from his inauguration ceremony. But that's not all: You’ll also find stories of students making a difference at home and abroad, the economics of Somali piracy, the Nazi past, a CMC ghost and much more.
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Guy Sorman Discusses “The Silent Strength of Liu Xia” at the Ath

On Nov. 1, the Athenaeum opened “The Silent Strength of Liu Xia,” a photographic exhibition. In this interview, exhibition curator Guy Sorman, a leading French intellectual, discusses Liu Xia's photography, along with the background and political context behind the photos. Liu has been under house arrest in Beijing in response to her husband, Liu Xiaobo, winning the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize.
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Four CMS Teams Advance to Postseason Competition

With the announcement Monday by the NCAA that the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps volleyball and women’s soccer teams have qualified for their respective NCAA Championships, four fall CMS teams are participating in NCAA postseason competition.
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I’m #InspiredBy a Man with ALS Who is ‘Thriving’

That was the headline above this morning’s NBC Today Show story, recapping anchor Natalie Morales’ seven-year friendship with Augie Nieto ’80 P’08, whom she chose for the segment, "Inspired By." “You can either celebrate what you can do, or mourn what you can’t,” Nieto says in the clip’s touching footage. Nieto founded Life Fitness and was at the peak of his career and health when, at age 46, he was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease. Still going strong, he and his foundation, Augie’s Quest, are raising millions of dollars to find a cure.
Watch the Today Show #InspiredBy clip


The Crisis of Political Correctness

Associate Professor of Government Fred Lynch has received a $60,000 grant from the Carthage Foundation for his book project, tentatively titled, The Crisis of Political Correctness: A Cultural Revolution Meets Resistance, Ridicule, and New Realities. The grant will support Lynch's field work as he produces a fresh assessment of political correctness as a largely successful, long-term cultural revolution.
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Lost Treasures Found: A CMC expert lends his p.o.v on Nazi-Looted Art

The recent revelation that the son of an art dealer enlisted by the Nazis during WWII was believed to be keeping a trove of Nazi-pilfered art in his Munich apartment, valued at more than $1 billion, has caused an uproar. It also made CMC professor Jonathan Petropoulos’ phone ring off the hook, as one of the world’s leading experts on Nazi-looted art. 
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Behind the Scenes: CMC’s MEAT Lab

What effect does a person’s emotional state have on moral behavior or judgment and decisions? Student research assistants at the Moral Emotions and Trust (MEAT) Lab are finding out how relevant this understudied field can be to contemporary politics and religion. The Lab is led by Assistant Professor of Psychology Piercarlo Valdesolo and a team of students who meet weekly to come up with ideas for cutting-edge research projects.
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Trustee David Dreier ’75 Recently in Bali for Democracy Forum

The CMC alumnus and chairman of the Annenberg-Dreier Commission at Sunnylands represented Secretary of State John Kerry at the Bali Democracy Forum in Indonesia earlier this month. The forum was an opportunity for Dreier to discuss democratic development with heads of state, foreign ministers, and other leaders from the Asia Pacific region and the U.S.’ role in advancing democracy in the Greater Pacific.
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