Tuition, Room, and Borders: CMC’s Need-Aware Admissions for International Students

By Angela Sun HMC ‘19 Claremont McKenna College (CMC) prides itself on being a need-blind institution. This means that applicants to the college are admitted solely on merit, without consideration of their ability to pay tuition costs. However, this label only extends to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. For international students, CMC weighs a student’s…

Hungary’s Attack on Academic Freedom

By Kimberly Tuttle (CMC ’19) Central European University (CEU), one of the leading American accredited universities in Central Europe, is being forced out of Budapest, Hungary. In April 2017, the Hungarian Parliament changed the country’s higher education laws, making it illegal for some independent universities to operate. The new law requires universities registered outside of…

Trends from the 2018 Midterm Elections

By Francis Northwood (PO ’21) The 2018 midterms were a blue wave, resulting in the largest shift toward the Democratic Party since 1948. While a number of exciting Democrat candidates were not elected, the 2018 midterms were an underrated victory for the party. The 2018 midterms displayed three trends worth noting: an increased emphasis in…