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May 15, 2020

From the Scripps Parent Leadership Council Co-Chairs

One of our favorite aspects of the Scripps experience is its vibrant community of alumnae and families. We continue to be inspired by the College’s breadth of ambassadors and supporters who engage with the College in a variety of ways.  Take, for example, fellow Scripps parent Tien Bui P’20. This year, Tien was the recipient […]

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Focus on the Faculty

California’s wildfires are notorious for their power to wreak phenomenal damage and devastation. But when an accidental blaze burned portions of Claremont’s Robert J. Bernard Biological Field Station (BFS) in 2013, Professor of Biology and Environmental Science Diane Thomson and her students worked to generate something positive from the situation by collecting valuable data about the fire’s effects on the natural […]

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PostScripps

Why do I want to be a doctor, anyway? I asked myself as I prepared for my Writing 50 final paper. We had spent the semester reading Frankenstein, Silent Spring, and Dark Remedy, and my mind was filled with images of “mad scientists” and scenes of unforeseen consequences and dystopian futures. Where were the stories about doctors saving people and […]

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Trustee News

Scripps honors four trustees for their commitment and dedication to the College as they conclude their service on the Board. SNEHA DEO ’17 Sneha Deo joined the Board of Trustees in 2017. She served steadfastly as a member of the Audit, Risk, and Compliance, Buildings and Grounds, Mission Fulfillment, and Student Affairs Committees. She demonstrated passion about […]

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Seen and Heard

On February 6, 2020, disabled dancer and choreographer Alice Sheppard performed her latest piece, Where Good Souls Fear, in Garrison Theater, as part of the College’s signature event series, Scripps Presents, as the culmination of her week-long residency on the Scripps College campus.  “Why have we built a culture where walking is linked to status, and not […]

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Letter from the Alumnae Association President

One of my greatest desires when I stepped into the role of Alumnae Association president was to help strengthen connections throughout the alumnae community. I have been inspired by the many ways that alums engage with the Scripps community on campus and around the world, but I also recognize the opportunity to increase those connections. In this […]

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Newsflash

ALL-AMERICAN HONORS IN ATHENAS VOLLEYBALL  Amanda Walker ’20 earned second-team All-American honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association for her senior season with the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s volleyball team. Walker finished her career as a right-side hitter for the Athenas, with a total of 879 kills and 185 blocks. Her 407 kills during her junior season ranks third all-time for a single […]

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From the Archives

Early publications about women’s healthcare were much more numerous than many realize; in fact, over 250 published texts in various languages appeared in Europe before 1700. In subsequent centuries, health-related treatises, herbals, and advice literature became increasingly popular for midwives and individuals seeking self-help guidance in the absence of a physician. Denison Library has a range of books in this […]

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Empowering the Rising Generation of STEM Leaders

Erin Fry Sosne ’05 is the deputy director of advocacy and policy at PATH, a global health nonprofit. A bioethics major who went on to earn a Master of Public Health degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, she had originally planned on a research career. “But during my post-grad fellowship as […]

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Science. Technology, and Society

Over 2,000 years ago, when Aristotle began to explore the nature of scientific inquiry, he was setting the stage for the modern field of the philosophy of science—the philosophical inquiry into science’s foundations, methods, assumptions, and merit.  But by the end of the 20th century, the increased complexity of scientific and technological development—from the microchip […]

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Science with Soul

As the world becomes increasingly globalized and virus transmission occurs more easily across continents, medical research scientists are focusing on treatments that provide positive health outcomes for the greatest number of people. In true liberal arts tradition, three Scripps chemists—a professor, a student, and an alumna—are using their research to make medications safer, advocate for […]

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The 21st century has seen a surge in the proliferation and sophistication of scientific and technological discovery, from self-driving cars to big data, genetic engineering to climate science. With these advanced technologies come profound moral and ethical questions, and today’s scientists are required to consider the implications of science and technology on humankind and on […]

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September 23, 2019

Post Scripps

When I think of the trajectory of both my personal and professional life, being a student at Scripps—and in Claremont— clearly was a pivotal point. Before I moved from rural Arkansas to campus, I was an expert in running from my body. Once at Scripps, that running culminated and exploded into what, by anyone’s standards, […]

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ManuScripps

Lin Nelson Benedek ’71 When a Peacock Speaks to You in a Dream When a peacock—the symbol  of spiritual awakening—speaks to you in a dream, listen up! In this collection of poetry, Jungian imagery, impossible longing, and Rousseau’s lush jungle fantasies are juxtaposed with harsh reality: the absent father, the out-of-her-depth mom, and their inevitable divorce. […]

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As the academic year draws to a close, we have a lot to celebrate. Our students are alive with new knowledge and ideas. They’ve declared majors, finished finals, and submitted thesis papers and projects. A next generation of alumnae has crossed the commencement stage to receive their diplomas, and a new class is preparing to […]

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Seen and Heard

On April 16, chef Samin Nosrat, creator and host of the Netflix series Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat (based on her James Beard Award–winning book), visited Scripps to talk about her passion for food and the art of cooking. She met with students for a special session prior to her appearance in Garrison Theater. “I want the […]

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Scripps Parent Leadership Council

It is a bittersweet moment for us, this last “official” message to you, as we close out our tenure as your parent leader co-chairs. We have enjoyed a terrific run over the past two years, and we are wistful about its ending. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the entire Scripps community for […]

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Alumnae Association Awards

BARBARA BROOKS TOMBLIN ’66 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA OF THE YEAR Barbara is a U.S. military historian and the author of five books and numerous journal articles. Raised in a post–World War II era steeped in military pride, she had hoped to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps and secure an appointment as a midshipman at the U.S. […]

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Letter from the Alumnae Association President

My term as president of the Alumnae Association ends in June 2019, and I am excited to be passing the torch to Juanita Nash-Dahlen ’72. I feel fortunate to have maintained my connection with Scripps in the years since I graduated and to have strengthened my ties to our community during my time as president. […]

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Newsflash

CMS ATHENA HONORED In March, the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference named Catherine Allen ’20 Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week. Allen earned the award after reigning undefeated at no. 1 singles and doubles at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Indoor Nationals, with a 5-0 record against three teams ranked top 13 in the nation. ALUMNA OSCAR […]

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