CMC Magazine

Winter 2013

CMC Magazine is Claremont McKenna College's publication for alumni, parents, current students, donors, and the greater higher education community.

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W INTER 2 0 1 3 Departments Features 2Websclusives 4 CMC Names its New President Forbes ranks CMC No. 17 in a brand-new category for the media company: Most Entrepreneurial Colleges in America; CMC students continue to help local nonprofits in and around Claremont operate more efficiently through SOURCE; and, are you ready for sustainable protein? Crickets are coming to snack bars near you, thanks to the CMC founder of Chapul Bars. 3 President's Message 57Profile It was during a class at Claremont McKenna College that Aron Khurana '09 discovered how sports can be linked to social change. Inspired, he started 847 Hoops with his former high school basketball coach, offering free basketball camps to sixth- and seventh-graders. Apart from upping the youngsters' court skills, Khurana hopes the benefits will extend to the communities they play in. 6 0 C l a s s 8 3 I n Notes Memoriam 84 faculty bookshelf Catch up on the latest titles from professors, and discover what some of them are currently reading. ON THE COVER: Living on One co-founders (from left) Zach Ingrasci '12, Hannah Gregg '12, Sean Leonard, and Chris Temple '12, atop the 1978 renovated school bus they called home for four months. The foursome just wrapped a tour across the United States to screen their documentary and inspire college students to support effective microfinance for the world's poor. Their success is but one example of an increasing interest among CMCers to launch businesses that do good for society. The Board of Trustees of Claremont McKenna College has elected Hiram E. Chodosh as CMC's fifth president. Chodosh, 50, serves as Dean of the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, where he also is the Hugh B. Brown Endowed Presidential Professor of Law and Senior Presidential Adviser on Global Strategy. Chodosh will take office on July 1, 2013. 6 On the Cover Big ideas smart small. Zach Ingrasci '12 and Chris Temple '12 were well aware of the catchphrase in June 2010, when they flew to Guatemala and committed themselves to living in unmitigated poverty for eight weeks. Their goal was to understand as intimately as possible how the world's poorest people survive on less than $1 a day, and then beyond that, what can be done to help. The experience led to the start-up of Living on One, which then launched a documentary and bus tour, and a call among their peers to social action. CMC professor Ron Riggio P'10 says Ingrasci and Temple represent a generation that is "chomping at the bit to solve the world's problems through practical application, and solve them now." Through the College's experimental new Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, students inspired by Living on One and other examples of CMC's change-maker spirit, will get a guiding hand. 14 Updates from CMC We're still reeling from a series of history-in-the-making announcements last fall that collectively speak to the remarkable work that goes into making Claremont McKenna College a premier liberal arts college. Among them: the College has surged past its $600-million Campaign goal and is looking ahead to a state-ofthe-art fitness and athletics center. 18 Honor Roll 2011-2012 The Honor Roll recognizes those who supported Claremont McKenna College during the July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 fiscal year. Tucked within this year's pages are snapshots of CMCers, both current students and recent alumni, who reflect a growing interest in social entrepreneurship––that is, businesses that do good and have clear social value. BACK COVER: Photo courtesy of Joanna Stanberry '05/Claremont McKenna College Alumni Association 1

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