There is ample reason why Claremont McKenna College has been named "Hottest College in an Election Year" in Kaplan/Newsweek's 2008 How to Get Into College guide. The CMC tradition of passion for politics and civic engagement encourages political activism, education, and debate. CMC offers an abundance of ways to become involved, ranging from interacting with speakers from the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum to engaging with classmates, alumni, and faculty members in discussions about important issues.

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Clark Lee, CMC '04

For two years, Clark Lee has worked as the political director of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP), the largest local Democratic Party entity in the U.S., serving more than 2.2 million registered Democrats across 88 cities and towns.

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Catherine Allgor

Visiting Kingsley Croul Professor of American History Catherine Allgor: Areas of expertise are women in government, influence of first lady (and potential first lady), gendered politics, influence of gender on election outcome, female vs. feminine values, first lady as future presidential candidate, inaugural gown fashion, and etiquette in Washington, D.C.

Visiting Professor Catherine Allgor Invited to White House

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Congratulations to the following alumni who won elections this fall.

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Did VP Candidates
Capture Student Vote?

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Hundreds Turn Out for
Ath's VP Debate Telecast

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