Harvey Mudd College News

Harvey Mudd Graduates Class of 2019

May 22, 2019

Graduates clapping

Harvey Mudd College graduated the largest class in the College’s history at its 61st commencement ceremony on May 19, 2019. A total of 210 students earned the bachelor of science degree. The College continued its success in graduating high percentages of women in the three STEM fields where nationally women are still underrepresented: 49% of […]

In Memoriam: Robin Ives, Mathematics Professor

May 16, 2019

Robin Ives

Harvey Mudd College associate professor of mathematics emeritus and Sierra Club Chairman Robert (Robin) T. Ives died Jan. 11, 2019. Ives was born in 1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he lived until his graduation from high school. He received a bachelor of science degree in mathematics at Haverford College and his PhD from the University […]

Harvey Mudd Receives STARS Silver Rating for Sustainability Achievements

May 13, 2019

Shanahan Center, Harvey Mudd Coillege

Harvey Mudd College has earned a STARS Silver rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education. Led by the Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design, the […]

Goldwater Scholarship Awarded to Harvey Mudd Math Student

May 10, 2019

Portrait of Havi Ellers '20

Havi Ellers, a junior majoring in mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, is the recipient of a Barry Goldwater Scholarship, the most prestigious national award for undergraduate STEM researchers. The award for undergraduate U.S. sophomores and juniors covers the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to $7,500 per year. This year, 496 […]

Harvey Mudd Athletes/Scholars Earn SCIAC Honors

May 10, 2019

Harvey Mudd College track and field athletes Sabrine Griffith ’20 and Miles Christensen ’22 in action

During the SCIAC Championships on April 27–28, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s and women’s track and field teams were victorious, with the women edging Redlands by three points and the men running away from the pack to defeat Pomona-Pitzer by 40 points. The Stags and Athenas combined to win 10 of the 40 individual events, and Harvey Mudd students […]

Your Black Hole Questions Answered

April 30, 2019

Black hole

A couple of weeks ago, after the release of the first image of a black hole, we asked our social media followers to submit their questions about the phenomenon. Here are some answers, supplied by members of the Harvey Mudd College physics community. @sauteractual asked via Instagram, how frequently do black holes occur and do […]

2019 Harvey Mudd College Leadership Awards

April 24, 2019

people eating lunch in Platt Living Room

Harvey Mudd recognized outstanding examples of leadership at its seventh annual Leadership Awards ceremony, which celebrates students, faculty and staff for their contributions on campus and beyond. A selection committee of students, staff and faculty reviewed nominations from the campus community and made selections for the following awards: Outstanding Faculty Member Awarded to a faculty […]

Top Leader in College Athletics and Former Division I Tennis Coach to Head CMS Athletics

April 19, 2019

Erica Jasper

Erica Perkins Jasper, a leader in intercollegiate tennis, successful Division I head coach, and distinguished student-athlete, has been named Director of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics. Jasper is the chief operating officer of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), the governing body of college tennis. The ITA oversees men’s and women’s tennis at all levels: NCAA Division I, Division […]

Three-day Showcase of Student Projects Begins May 6

April 18, 2019

Students stand in front of research poster

In celebration of experiential learning, an integral part of the Harvey Mudd College experience, the entire College community views students’ original projects in design or research each spring. This commemoration of student achievement includes Presentation Days (May 6 and 8), showcasing senior thesis research and class projects, and Projects Day (May 7), a showcase of […]

HMC Physicists Celebrate First Black Hole Image

April 17, 2019

Black hole

On April 10, scientists released the first visual evidence of a supermassive black hole. The image, a result of international collaboration between scientists and eight separate telescopes collectively known as the Event Horizon Telescope, shows a blurry orange ring and—that’s all. “Sometimes seeing is believing but in this case not seeing is believing,” says professor […]