May 22, 2015 – Career Planning & Resources conducts an annual survey on the days before graduation to learn more about what our seniors are planning for life after graduation. Scripps College is pleased to share the following graduate profile for the Class of 2015. This is aggregate data from 230 seniors, a 97.87% response rate.
May 21, 2015 – Mary Davis MacNaughton ’70 has come full circle. The professor of art history and director of the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery began her formal studies as a student at Scripps College in the 1960s. Then she went on to earn a PhD in Art History at Columbia University, worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and traveled extensively for research. Yet, MacNaughton ultimately returned to her roots at her alma mater to teach, guide, and mentor Scripps students in the visual arts.
May 28, 2015 – Cecilia Conrad, Vice President of the MacArthur Fellows Program and former Dean of Faculty for Scripps College, explores the educational backgrounds of more than 900 MacArthur “Genius” Fellows in an article for the Huffington Post. She concludes that private liberal arts and women’s colleges provide educational environments most conducive for creative minds to develop through practices such as lower faculty-student ratios, discussion vs. lecture-based pedagogy, the high value placed on teaching skills, and the residential college atmosphere.
May 20, 2015 – Best-selling author and gardening guru Pat Fisher-Smith Welsh ’51 promotes moving away from over-watered lawns in Southern California to drought-tolerant landscapes. Welsh is quoted in the Los Angeles Times’ front-page section of the May 17, 2015, Sunday edition.
May 1, 2015 – KPCC 89.3 FM's culture show, The Frame, features Professor of Art Ken Gonzales-Day as he discusses his newest art show exploring a dark chapter of California's early history: the lynchings of hundreds of Mexican and Chinese immigrants.