Harvey Mudd College News

Harvey Mudd Chemistry Professor Participating in Nationwide Atmospheric Measurement Network

Lelia Hawkins

Researchers at a site in Joshua Tree National Park will measure airborne particulate matter as part of a $12 million, multi-state project. Harvey Mudd College Associate Professor of Chemistry Lelia Hawkins and her student researchers will be responsible for the new instrumental additions at this site, one of 12 such locations nationwide. Part of the […]

Harvey Mudd Extends Test Optional Pilot Through 2023

Harvey Mudd College campus.

In recognition of the continued challenges facing students in gaining access to standardized testing, Harvey Mudd will extend its ACT/SAT optional policy for a year to include all first-year and transfer students applying to the College for entrance in 2023. “Extending our testing policy by an additional year will remove an added level of anxiety […]

NSF Supports Physics Research in Quantum Gravity

Vatche Sahakian

Recent research in string theory has spawned a new idea that gravity—which is tightly linked to our perception of space and time—might be an illusion, an approximate framework that is not fundamental. “Instead,” says Harvey Mudd College Professor of Physics Vatche Sahakian, “the way information intertwines in quantum mechanics might underly what we end up […]

Registrar Mark Ashley Awarded Mudd Prize

Mark Ashley

Mark Ashley, registrar and assistant vice president for student information management at Harvey Mudd College, is the recipient of the 2021 Henry T. Mudd Prize, an award that recognizes extraordinary service. The honor was announced at the College’s Convocation ceremony, held virtually Aug. 31. Awardees receive $6,000, $3,000 of which is designated for use within […]

Harvey Mudd in Princeton Review’s 387 Best Colleges 2022

Harvey Mudd campus

Harvey Mudd College was named one of the country’s top undergraduate institutions in The Princeton Review’s 2022 college guide, The Best 387 Colleges. The Princeton Review chooses which colleges to include in the guide based on their outstanding educational programs, but does not rank the colleges academically. Instead, the guide usually ranks the top 20 colleges […]

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

Harvey Mudd College sign in front of Olin building

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 […]

Harvey Mudd Ranks No. 1 in Washington Monthly College Guide

students walking on campus

Harvey Mudd College ranked No. 1 among liberal arts colleges in Washington Monthly’s 2021 College Guide and Rankings issue, a rating of U.S. colleges and universities based on contributions to the public good. The Claremont Colleges had a strong showing in this year’s rankings, with three colleges in the top 20. In addition to Harvey Mudd at No. […]

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 […]

Math Professor Mohamed Omar Awarded Inaugural AMS Claytor-Gilmer Fellowship

Mohamed Omar

Mohamed Omar, an associate professor of mathematics and the Joseph B. Platt Chair in Effective Teaching at Harvey Mudd College, has been awarded the inaugural AMS Claytor-Gilmer Fellowship. The yearlong fellowship was established to further excellence in mathematics research and to help generate wider and sustained participation by Black mathematicians. Omar has an excellent track […]