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June 21, 2017

Susan Rankaitis’ Solo Show in NYC Gets Rave Review

Scripps College art professor Susan Rankaitis recently exhibited her photography at Robert Mann Gallery in New York City, garnering an insightful and complimentary review in Photogmag.com for her first solo show in 10 years. Rankaitis' work in the Grey Matters series allowed her to expand on her fascination with interoception, a neuroscientific term that describes the mind’s perception of the physical body.

May 30, 2017

Class of 2017: Scripps College Graffiti Wall, Seniors Make Their Marks

Since 1931, Scripps’ graduating seniors have participated in what has become an essential rite of passage at the College: the signing of Graffiti Wall. Each year, seniors choose a mural design from student-submitted illustrations to paint on the wall, and then the entire graduating class adds its signatures. Graffiti Wall is a visual reminder of Scripps’ history and reflects the changing tastes and attitudes of students over the decades.

May 15, 2017

Media Mention: Blogger Emily Schuman’s Online Store Featured in Teen Vogue Magazine

Fashion blogger Emily Schuman ’05 is well known for sharing with readers and fans her secrets for how to curate a beautiful life through her highly successful Cupcakes and Cashmere website, which showcases stunning photographs and insights from the popular millennial Angelino.

April 27, 2017

Scripps College Dance Department

Dance is the study of bodily movement in its many manifestations–as an expressive art form, as a key to the humanistic study of the world’s cultures, and as a means of gaining understanding and control over one’s self and environment. The Scripps Dance Program centers on the interdisciplinary study of dance and movement.

April 24, 2017

The 5C Experience: Claremont Tamasha Exploring South Asian Culture through Bollywood Dance

A crowd of more than 400 from The Claremont Colleges (5C) community turned out for an evening of South Asian dance, music, and cultural appreciation at Sanskriti 2017. Now in its fifth year, Sanskriti is one of the largest 5C student-run performances, attracting both participants and audiences. This year’s Sanskriti, held on April 7, 2017, featured over 150 dancers from all 5Cs.

April 17, 2017

Campus Events: Scripps Dances Annual Spring Concert Explores Belonging, Intimacy, and Connectivity

Students, faculty, and guest artists come together on April 21 and 22 for Scripps Dances, the Scripps College Dance Department’s annual spring concert. Presenting original dance pieces choreographed by students and faculty, this year’s program features many “abstract dances and socially minded works that explore the importance of belonging, intimacy, and connectivity,” says Assistant Professor of Dance Kevin Williamson, co-chair of the department.

April 14, 2017

Scripps College Dance Department Presents “Scripps Dances…”

“SCRIPPS DANCES,” the annual spring concert of the Scripps College Dance Department featuring original dance pieces choreographed by students and faculty, takes place on April 21 at 8 p.m. and April 22 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. in Garrison Theater of the Scripps College Performing Arts Center.

April 7, 2017

Ken Gonzales-Day Named 2017 Guggenheim Fellow

Scripps College professor of art and photographer Ken Gonzales-Day is among 173 scholars, artists, and scientists from the U.S. and Canada who have been named a Guggenheim Fellow for 2017.

April 3, 2017

Katherine Schwab ’76 Receives Distinguished Faculty Award at Fairfield University

Scripps College alumna Katherine Schwab '76 was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award at Fairfield University's Annual Awards Dinner in New York City on March 30, 2017.

March 29, 2017

Spotlight on Faculty: Marina Pérez de Mendiola, Professor of Spanish, Latin American, and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures

Marina Pérez de Mendiola serves as Richard Armour Chair in Modern Languages and is professor of Spanish, Latin American, and Caribbean literatures and cultures at Scripps College.