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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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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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From the Archives

Denison Library’s Ida Rust Macpherson Collection contains books, manuscripts, images, and other materials by and about women. Included among the Macpherson Collection’s notable holdings, ranging from suffrage to domesticity to women’s education, is a small number of books related to witchcraft. Inextricably tied to the history and social conditions of women, these publications offer today’s […]

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Body Language: Martha Gonzalez’s Art of Empowerment

On February 5, choreographer Liz Lerman’s Work-in-Progress: Wicked Bodies premiered in Scripps’ Balch Hall. Inspired by the histories and mythologies of witches all over the world, the multimedia performance featured Lerman and a core group of dancer-collaborators as well as students and faculty from the College’s Department of Dance. They were joined by Martha Gonzalez, Scripps associate […]

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Career Changer: The Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program and its Students have Been Transforming Lives for 25 Years

A teacher at a Chicago charter school, she found herself unexpectedly pregnant just as her husband was leaving military service, and the only insurance plan she could afford limited her access to quality prenatal care. Once Han gave birth, the hospital discharged her just 48 hours after a cesarean section, and with no guidance about caring […]

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Peer Health Educators Promote Holistic Wellbeing on Campus

That’s why it was no surprise when some unconventional guests arrived on campus on a recent Friday in April: one Shih Tzu, a spaniel mix, and a Bouvier de Flanders. These were no ordinary dogs—they were professionals, members of an elite group of therapy dogs from Pet Partners invited to Scripps to help students de-stress as […]

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Tiernan Turns 10: Celebrating a Decade of the Sally Tiernan Field House

This past fall, the Sally Tiernan Field House (TFH) celebrated its 10th year. At first glance, TFH may seem like just a physical fitness center, but a closer look reveals a mission focused on building a holistically healthy Scripps community.

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Bodies in Crisis: How Toxic Chemicals and Climate Change Are Affecting Our DNA

Associate Professor of Biology Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert has spent her career stressing out cells. By exposing them to different chemical and environmental insults, she aims to find out how they adapt—or fail to adapt—to the biological realities of the modern world. “It’s fundamental to see how we adapt to different stressors, like temperature, nutrition, pollution, or […]

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July 23, 2019

Celestial Bodies: Fledged, an artist’s book by Lauren Koenig ’20, is a star in the making

Look up at the sky, and there’s a chance you’ll be able to spot Ursa Major, Andromeda, or even Cassiopeia—certainly the Big Dipper. However, you may have a harder time identifying the Aquila constellation. That’s because, as dual English and history major Lauren Koenig ’20 explains, most of our knowledge of constellations comes from Greek mythology. […]

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