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New Math and Physics Joint Major

May 31, 2017

Students collaborating at Harvey Mudd College

A joint major in Mathematics and Physics was approved by Harvey Mudd College faculty during fall 2016. It is the only such major at The Claremont Colleges, and Harvey Mudd is one of few American colleges that offers it. “The aim of this joint major program is to create a path for students whose interests […]

Donors Respond, Support Harvey Mudd Diversity Programs

May 24, 2017

Seal of Harvey Mudd College

Recognizing that excellence, diversity and inquiry go hand in hand, the College is building a more gender- and ethnically diverse student body, thereby strengthening the education and experience for all students. “STEM-focused, higher education institutions have long struggled with underrepresentation of historically marginalized communities,” says Sumun Pendakur, co-chief diversity officer, associate dean for institutional diversity […]

Harvey Mudd Athletes Earn All-Region Honors

May 24, 2017

CMS athlete Joshua Sealand '17, Harvey Mudd College

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has announced the All-Region honorees for the 2017 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field season. The Coaches Association named 22 athletes from the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps track and field program to 39 total All-Region honors. Seven of these athletes are from Harvey Mudd College. The […]

Endowed Scholarship to Support Future Physicians

May 23, 2017

The late Elise Brown '95

Accomplished physician, patient advocate and mentor Elise Brown ’95 (biology) is being remembered by her classmates, family and friends with an endowed scholarship, established in April. Brown, who passed away from complications of a bleeding cerebral aneurysm in June 2016, was an integral part of the strong, tough, supportive and fantastic women of the Harvey […]

Patocka and Tapia Receive Honorary Doctorates

May 19, 2017

Barbara Patocka

When Barbara Patocka P00 woke up on May 14, she probably knew she had one thing in common with Richard Tapia: they’d both be attending Harvey Mudd College’s 59th Commencement ceremony, where he was scheduled to deliver the keynote address and to receive an honorary doctor of engineering, science, and humane letters degree from the […]

Harvey Mudd Confers Degrees at Commencement 2017

May 17, 2017

graduates by harvey mudd sign

Harvey Mudd College conferred bachelor of science degrees upon 183 students—84 women and 99 men—at its 59th commencement ceremony, May 14, 2017, in Claremont, California. Richard Tapia, a leading researcher in the computational and mathematical sciences and a national leader in diversity education and outreach, gave the keynote address. Tapia directs Rice University’s Center for […]

Nancy Gamer, Former Alumni Director, Remembered

May 16, 2017

Harvey Mudd development staff, 1984

Nancy Gamer, a Harvey Mudd College Honorary Alumna and former director of alumni relations, passed away on April 26. She was 80 years old. Gamer arrived at Harvey Mudd in 1977 as a temporary worker and then was hired as alumni secretary. She was promoted into fundraising then to director of alumni relations. At HMC […]

Benjamin Awarded Mudd Prize

May 15, 2017

Arthur Benjamin, mathematics professor at Harvey Mudd College

Arthur Benjamin, the Smallwood Family Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, is the recipient of the 2017 Henry T. Mudd Prize, an award that recognizes extraordinary service. Benjamin accepted the prize from President Maria Klawe at the College’s 59th Commencement ceremony May 14. Awardees receive $6,000, $3,000 of which is designated for use within […]

Longtime Building Attendant Receives Binder Prize

May 12, 2017

Teresa Nunez

In her 18 years working as a building attendant at Harvey Mudd College, Teresa Nunez has seen a lot. She can recall her worst day (arriving one morning to find West Dorm covered in avocado and lemon pulp) and a lot of good days (“Every day in Sontag,” she says, laughing). She’s opened dorm rooms […]

Harvey Mudd Leadership Awards

May 3, 2017

Shanahan Center, Harvey Mudd Coillege

Harvey Mudd recognized exemplary examples of leadership at its fifth annual Leadership Awards ceremony, which celebrates students, faculty and staff for their contributions on campus and beyond. “We value leadership, big and small, on our campus and in our community, and it is important to take time to join together and recognize this as a […]