October 23, 2014 – The English department’s latest addition hopes to instill a love of American literature in his students, while completing a project of his own. “Everyone here has gone out of their way to make me feel welcome,” says Thomas Koenigs, who recently joined Scripps as an assistant professor in the College’s English Department. Aside from a change in weather, he says the transition from the East Coast has been smooth overall, and support from administrators, fellow faculty members, and students alike have helped make it so.
October 20, 2014 – Scripps students have seen the future of higher education—and are curious about its changes. Dr. A. Lee Fritschler, Professor Emeritus at the School of Public Policy at George Mason University, former Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education under President Clinton, and the 2014 Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, engaged with students and the greater Claremont Colleges community in a weeklong series of discussions, classroom visits, and presentations about the future of higher education.
October 18, 2014 – Because of its relatively close proximity to Hollywood and the entertainment industry, Scripps College students often have the opportunity to work with industry professionals from all walks of life. And sometimes, when the stars align, the entertainment industry comes to Claremont. Such was the case on September 23 when singer-songwriter Kina Grannis came to The Claremont Colleges.
October 20, 2014 – Scripps College President Lori Bettison-Varga on Saturday received a Distinguished Alumni Award from her alma mater, the University of California, Santa Barbara, at its inaugural Women in Leadership event.
October 13, 2014 – Scripps College is one of five undergraduate colleges of the Claremont University Consortium to share a $1.5 million Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to promote digital humanities.
October 13, 2014 – Scripps College has received a $10 million donation from an anonymous donor to support the construction of its tenth residence hall.