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Harvey Mudd Confers Degrees at Commencement 2022

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Harvey Mudd College conferred bachelor of science degrees upon 214 students at its 64th commencement ceremony, May 15, 2022, in Claremont, California. World-renowned mathematician Terence Tao gave the keynote address. Tao holds the James and Carol Collins Chair in mathematics at University of California Los Angeles. He is leading researcher in the areas of harmonic […]

Harvey Mudd College Recipients of 2022 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

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Two Harvey Mudd College seniors—Madelyn Anderson and Daniel Yang— and six recent graduates have been granted the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRF). In addition, one senior, Celine Wang, and four alumni were awarded honorable mentions, a significant academic achievement. Wang, a chemistry major, researches the chemistry of life processes. The NSF GRF […]

Harvey Mudd Celebrates the Classes of 2020 and 2021

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Harvey Mudd College held commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021 on April 2. Both classes had voted to wait until they could gather in person on campus to hold their official commencement ceremonies. The commencement speaker for the Class of 2020 was Fei-Fei Li, Sequoia Professor in the Computer […]

Accreditation of Harvey Mudd College Reaffirmed

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In February the accreditation of Harvey Mudd College by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) was reaffirmed for a 10-year period, the maximum term possible. To receive 10 years, an institution must be found to be in substantial compliance with WSCUC standards and to have no consequential issues that affect the institution’s ability […]

Valenzuela Appointed VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Marco Valenzuela

Harvey Mudd College has appointed Marco Antonio Valenzuela to be the permanent vice president for student affairs and dean of students as of Feb. 1, 2022. He served as interim vice president during the 2021 fall semester. Valenzuela joined the College’s Division of Student Affairs in September 2018 as assistant dean for housing and residential […]

Gokli Named Inaugural Director of Entrepreneurship Initiatives

Kash Gokli

Engineering professor Kash Gokli has been named Harvey Mudd College’s inaugural director of entrepreneurship initiatives. In this new role, Gokli will strengthen and expand the College’s entrepreneurial education offerings and activities. “This is an exciting opportunity,” said Gokli, Oliver C. Field Professor of Manufacturing Practice and Engineering Economics. “There are a lot of initiatives already […]

Harvey Mudd Ranks High in U.S. News & World Report

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Harvey Mudd College ranked No. 2 for undergraduate engineering programs in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2022, a ranking of colleges that offer a bachelor’s or master’s as the top degree. Over the past eight years, Harvey Mudd has tied for No. 1 with Rose-Hulman four times and taken the No. 2 spot the other […]

Ken Stevens ’61, Scorer of Stags First Touchdown, Named to CMS Athletics Hall of Fame

Ken Stevens

The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics Alumni Association Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2022, consisting of 13 Athenas and Stags. The roster includes Harvey Mudd College Founding Class member Kenneth D. Stevens ’61, a respected leader and running back and kicker for the first and only tri-college (Pomona/CMC/HMC) freshman football team, which preceded the CMC/HMC […]

Student Op-ed on Climate Change Published

Ingrid Tsang

Harvey Mudd junior Ingrid Tsang and Scripps classmate Isabel Dhillon co-wrote an opinion piece on food choices and climate change that was published recently in the Hong Kong Free Press. Tsang and Dhillon wrote the piece as part of an assignment for the course Psychology of Climate Change, taught by Prof. Adam Pearson at Pomona College. Their […]

Interdisciplinary Class Explores Genetics and Race

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Harvey Mudd College professors Vivien Hamilton (history of science) and Dan Stoebel (biology) observed a desire among their students to talk about ways that current scientific work intersects with society. These conversations would usually occur at the end of a class, when the technical or historical focus of the lesson was over, and the remaining […]