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Tip of the Month: So You’re Starting Your College Search…

March 1, 2015, by Maureen

The truth is that I when I started this process myself, I went about it in all the wrong ways. I focused only on looking at colleges that I had heard of, the ones with the big reputations. While it all worked out in the end (HMC Class of 2010!), I wasted my family’s resources […]


February 27, 2015, by Ramita Kondepudi

No lights in our room after sundown for 3 weeks: my roommate, Marissa, and I decided that we would take on the challenge proposed by the 5C Power Down competition. Every year, the 5Cs compete for the Green Cup, the prize for a month of the most water and energy conservation/reduction in consumption.     […]

Summer of a CS Major: Internships or Research Opportunities?

February 27, 2015, by Maury Quijada

As a Computer Science (CS) major, one of the most thought-provoking questions I’ve had to ask myself is: what do I do during the summer? Of course, taking a break over the summer is not bad by any means, but for some reason I’ve always felt the need to be industrious during this time–especially during my college […]

Mathematical/Computational Biology

February 27, 2015, by Calvin Leung

One of the most interesting classes I am taking this semester is MCB. Molecular and Cell Biology? No, not exactly—the biology department at Mudd, in conjunction with our computer science and math departments, present a variety of interdisciplinary course offerings in Mathematical and Computational Biology in addition to the canonical classes in biology. MCBI 118, […]

A Lecture by Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann

February 20, 2015, by Bailey Meyer

“Harvey Mudd College seeks to educate engineers, scientists, and mathematicians well versed in all of these areas and in the humanities and the social sciences so that they may assume leadership in their fields with a clear understanding of the impact of their work on society.” That is the Harvey Mudd mission statement. Many of […]

Not So California Casual

February 18, 2015, by Travis

Hello again! It’s been a rough winter here in Claremont. We’ve been receiving the typical harsh Southern California winter weather, as shown here: Due to dealing with this type of weather for the majority of the year, Californians have developed their own unique style of dress, even for formal events, that is aptly named “California […]

Professors at Harvey Mudd

February 13, 2015, by Ramita Kondepudi

One of the reasons I chose Harvey Mudd was the unique student-professor interactions. The low student teacher ratio, small class size, and great faculty makes the learning experience smoother and more enjoyable. The professors are always there for us – office hours, problem set questions, late night emails. They genuinely want students to succeed no […]

Valentine’s Overload!

February 12, 2015, by Emma

Never let it be said that Mudd doesn’t celebrate holidays. We might not get time off for President’s Day, and our Arbor Day festivities are a bit lacking, but we make up for it during Valentine’s Day. Here are some of the things Mudd does to celebrate: Hearts in the Hoch For every member of […]


February 6, 2015, by Bailey Meyer

Hey everyone! It has been a while since I have posted as I was home for winter break. It was nice and restful, but it is great to be back on campus. To kick off the new year, I, along with some of the other bloggers, am going to do a series of posts about […]

In Search of Pow Pow

February 3, 2015, by Travis

‘Sup, it’s me again. Given the fact that it’s the start of a new semester here, and that some of you may be first-time readers of our groundbreaking, action-packed admissions blog, I will start by re-introducing myself (likely for the last time here). My name is Travis Beckman, I am from Southern California, I am a […]

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