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Henry Riggs, Third Harvey Mudd College President, Dies

June 16, 2015

Henry Riggs

Henry E. (“Hank”) Riggs, past president of Harvey Mudd College, former vice president for development at Stanford University, founder and first president of Keck Graduate Institute, died at his home in Palo Alto on June 10, after a brief illness. His wife and children were at his side. A memorial service is planned for June […]

Mudders Among First Mellon Mays Fellows

June 4, 2015

Seal of Harvey Mudd College

Two Harvey Mudd College rising juniors are among 10 inaugural fellows selected for the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) Program, an initiative of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that aims to increase faculty diversity at The Claremont Colleges by supporting underrepresented students to pursue careers as professors. Cesar Orellana and Willie Zuniga were each selected […]

Consortium Grant Promotes Diversity Among College Faculty

January 8, 2015

Shanahan Center Harvey Mudd College

A new $1 million grant to The Claremont Colleges—Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, Pomona and Scripps—will push forward efforts by this group of small, academically rigorous institutions to create a more diverse faculty for America’s colleges and universities. The grant was awarded as part of the five colleges’ acceptance as members of the Mellon Mays […]

Mudders Take Top Prizes at 5-C Team Hackathon

December 10, 2014

Harvey Mudd College encourages a collaborative problem-solving approach that lets students harness the power of collective skill and experience. Harvey Mudd students put this power to good use at the recent 5-C Hackathon, an all-night programming competition that challenges students to design a useful Internet application. Harvey Mudd fielded winning teams—both made up of first […]

Teagle Foundation Grant Provides Resources to Enhance 5-C Strengths

October 22, 2014

The Claremont Colleges

The Claremont Colleges have received a three-year, $280,000 grant from the Teagle Foundation. This grant, in combination with a $50,000 commitment from the five undergraduate institutions at The Claremont Colleges (Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Pitzer College and Harvey Mudd College), will provide the 5-Cs an opportunity to plan together based on consortial […]

Harvey Mudd Establishes New Professorship in Sustainable Environmental Design

October 21, 2014

Harvey Mudd College has hired Tanja Srebotnjak for the inaugural Hixon Professorship of Sustainable Environmental Design. Srebotnjak, a statistician with an interest in protecting the natural environment and in improving people’s health and well-being, will help the College expand student and faculty experiences in sustainability and will promote cutting-edge environmental science and design within the […]

Claremont Colleges Receive $1.5 Million to Develop Digital Humanities

October 10, 2014

The five undergraduate colleges of the Claremont University Consortium—Pomona, Claremont McKenna, Scripps, Harvey Mudd and Pitzer College—have received a $1.5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to strengthen and expand digital humanities (DH) teaching and scholarship across The Claremont Colleges and beyond. The emerging field of digital humanities studies the interactions between literature, […]

Teal Dot Training Equips Bystanders to Act

September 30, 2014

“No one has to do everything. Everyone has to do something.” In an effort to peel back the layers of apathy and equip willing participants with proactive and reactive bystander behaviors, the undergraduate Claremont Colleges (5-Cs) have united to create a program called Teal Dot Bystander Training. The aforementioned motto is a call to replace […]

Community Engagement Event Focuses on Collaborations

September 17, 2014

community engagement at Harvey Mudd

Through strategic collaborations, Harvey Mudd College strives to offer creative solutions to challenging problems facing communities in the United States and abroad. Projects involving faculty, students and staff—many of them science- or technology-related—educate and empower, proving mutually beneficial for all involved. The Office of Community Engagement hosted a panel discussion and interactive presentation showcasing the […]

Senior Receives MAA Award

September 16, 2014

Ksenia Zakirova '15 and Michael Cork POM '16

Student researchers Ksenia Zakirova ’15 and Michael Cork POM ’16 recently received the Mathematical Association of America’s Outstanding Presentation Award at MathFest 2014, which took place Aug. 6–9 in Portland, Oregon. Every year the MAA recognizes a small number of students for “especially noteworthy presentations.” Their presentation, “Modeling and exploring chain fountain dynamics,” was based […]