Category: "Community Announcements"

International Students to be Allowed into U.S. if Classes Online

Dear HMC Community, We are very happy to share the news that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has reached an agreement to rescind its earlier policy directive requiring international students take in-person classes in order to study in the U.S. Harvey Mudd values our international students highly and earlier had joined colleges and universities […]

Addressing Systemic Racism

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, Black Lives Matter. We condemn these senseless killings. We condemn police violence. We condemn the crushing sense of injustice that we feel when we hear these stories day in and day out. We believe that no Black person should be afraid of a traffic stop, of a jog in their […]

Message from the President

Dear members of the Harvey Mudd College community, I write this message as Los Angeles County again prepares for another night of curfews in the wake of protests in cities across the U.S. This is a time of great challenge, extreme frustration and deep sadness in our community and in our country, with inequities and […]

Workload and Wellbeing Study Results

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Just how much time are Harvey Mudd College students spending on coursework outside the classroom? And what impact are those cumulative hours having on their wellbeing? In response to concerns over work-life balance at HMC, the Teaching and Learning Committee (TLC) designed and conducted the Workload and Health at Mudd (WHAM) study to gain a […]

Proposed Allocation of Carnegie Academic Leadership Award Funds

Dear Campus Community: As you know, at the end of September, we received word that the Carnegie Corporation of New York had awarded $500,000 to Harvey Mudd College in the form of an Academic Leadership Award for outstanding academic and institutional leadership. We are tremendously grateful to Carnegie for this recognition, and we have been […]

Harvey Mudd Reaffirms Support for Dreamers

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, This morning, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Trump was rescinding the Obama-era executive order that created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. As a result, the Department of Homeland Security will discontinue all new applications to the program immediately. Those whose DACA permits expire between now […]

HMC Response to Charlottesville Events

Faculty, Staff and Students, I know many of you join me in feeling disappointment, shock and anger at last weekend’s events in Charlottesville, Virginia. The racism, anti-Semitism and outright hatred that fueled the violence and led to the deaths of three people is in direct opposition to this country’s values and to Harvey Mudd’s vision […]

Letter from the Faculty Executive Committee to HMC Students

Dear students, As elected representatives of the faculty, the Faculty Executive Committee sometimes functions as a voice for the faculty. Often that takes simple forms like updating language in the faculty notebook, while at other times it involves setting priorities and facilitating actions on behalf of the entire faculty. For the past two days, we […]

Regarding the Wabash Report

Dear Students, We are sorry. Having shared the Wabash Report with the full faculty, but not sharing it with you, our students, we realize we have created confusion and anger and caused many of you to question whether or not the College is truly committed to transparency. Despite our mistake, we would like to assure […]

Support for Transgender and Non-Binary Students

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, Late yesterday, the U.S. Education and Justice departments released a joint statement that rescinded previous guidance issued in May 2016 that provided protections for transgender students under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. While the decision to rescind this guidance doesn’t come as a surprise, we do understand […]