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Scripps Selects Finalists for Thomas J. Watson Fellowship

November 24, 2015 – Scripps College has nominated Madeline Moulton ’16, Vivienne Muller ’16, and Haley Wilhelm ’16 as finalists to compete for prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowships. They, along with hundreds of graduating seniors from across the U.S., will be in the running for these fellowships, which are awarded annually to 50 students from approximately 40 colleges.

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LASPA Action Grants Series: Alexandra Harder ’17

November 23, 2015 – When women are released from prison, they often find themselves lacking the financial resources and job skills they need to begin their new lives. Alexandra Harder ’17 used her LASPA Action Grant to help improve a program focused on building networking, communication, and entrepreneurial skills for these women and the student interns who also participated.

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For STEM and Pre-Health Majors, Support Is Just Down the Hall

November 17, 2015 – Instead of the usual promise of, “See you next week!” after their cell biology lecture, students pack up and walk back to their shared residence, a dedicated corridor in Wilbur Hall. Although the situation may seem unusual for a small residential college, it is part of the day-to-day for Scripps students who are members of the newly established science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and pre-health Living Learning Community (LLC).

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Spotlight on Faculty: Jih-Fei Cheng, Assistant Professor in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

October 29, 2015 – Jih-Fei Cheng joins the Scripps faculty this fall as assistant professor in feminist, gender, and sexuality studies. Cheng completed his PhD in American studies and ethnicity, with an emphasis in visual studies, at the University of Southern California. His dissertation, AIDS and Its Afterlives: Race, Gender, and the Queer Radical Imagination, examines how experimental videos produced by AIDS activists during the 1980s until the mid-90s continue to politically intervene into contemporary popular media and social movements.

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Spotlight on Faculty: Claudia Arteaga, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies

October 23, 2015 – Claudia Arteaga comes to Scripps College from Rutgers University in New Jersey, where she is in the process of completing her PhD in Spanish literature. She previously earned her BA in linguistics and literature from Catholic University in Lima, Peru. Arteaga’s scholarship centers on Andean studies, in particular how political and social activism is expressed by Andean indigenous people through audiovisual media. We recently interviewed her to learn more about her work and what she’ll be focusing on at Scripps.

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Spotlight on Faculty: Kasper Kovitz, Assistant Professor of Art

October 14, 2015 – Originally from Vienna, Kasper Kovitz joins Scripps College as an Assistant Professor of Art after teaching for several years in the Department of Fine Arts and Art History at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. Kovitz is also an artist, and in his work he employs non-traditional materials—substances such as blueberry jam, dirt, and tree sap—to explore the concepts of borders, violence, and identity. His work has been included in exhibitions in Asia, Europe, and the United States, including at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, and ARCO Madrid.

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