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June 1, 2016

Professor Martha Gonzalez featured in The New York Times article on Fandango Fronterizo event

Martha Gonzalez, assistant professor of Chicana/o Latina/o studies at Scripps College, is among group of musicians who assembled at Friendship Park on the U.S. and Mexico border for Fandango Fronterizo event, May 29, 2016, as reported by The New York Times.

May 26, 2016

Scripps Magazine: The Digital Evolution

There’s no question that technology in higher education has come a long way. Today’s undergraduates carry smartphones everywhere, and the latest higher-education trends include once-unheard-of technologies and teaching methods. Virtual reality, flipped classrooms (in which students access video and other materials outside class to reserve class time for problem solving), and blended learning that combines online and face-to-face education are just a few.

May 16, 2016

Class of 2016: 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 their signatures. The Graffiti Wall is a visual reminder of Scripps’ history and reflects the changing tastes and interests of students over the decades.

May 9, 2016

Alum Suzanne Muchnic ’62 hosts lecture, book signing

Scripps College alum Suzanne Muchnic '62, author and former arts reporter and art critic for the Los Angeles Times, will present a lecture about painter Helen Lundeberg, whose life as a major female figure in the early Los Angeles art scene is the subject of Muchnic's latest book.

April 28, 2016

Spotlight on Academics: Senior Thesis Art Show “You Must Not Know” Features Artwork by Graduating Seniors

The Senior Art Exhibition is a cornerstone of the studio art major at Scripps College. Each year, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery features artworks by graduating seniors that constitute their thesis projects. In addition to making the works on view, the seniors conceptualize the exhibition, install their pieces, draft artist statements and wall texts, and […]

April 26, 2016

Professor Eric Haskell Presents “Easels in Eden” at Royal Academy of Arts, London

Eric Haskell, Professor of French and Humanities and Director of Clark Humanities Museum, presents his lecture, “Easels in Eden” Monet’s Gardening and Painting at Giverny,” at London’s Royal Academy of Arts.

April 21, 2016

Spotlight on Students: Victoria Montecillo ’16 and Katie Marcus Reker ’16, For These Theatre Majors, Senior Thesis Is a Performance

Scripps seniors Victoria Montecillo ’16 and Katie Marcus Reker ’16 are double majoring in media studies and theatre, which means they must complete a thesis project in each subject in order to graduate. For their theatre theses, they chose to star in Urinetown (2001), the Tony Award–winning musical that satirizes capitalism, the legal system, and classic Broadway musicals.

April 14, 2016

Scripps Vocalist Chiara Moore ’16 Among Singers Featured on ABC7 News and at White House Performance

Scripps College senior Chiara Moore, a member of the After School Specials a cappella group at the Claremont Colleges, was interviewed on April 13, 2016 along with her fellow vocal musicians by KABC-Channel 7 Eyewitness News in Los Angeles for winning the "'Til It Happens to You: Sing for Survivors” national singing contest, lending their voices to the fight against sexual abuse on college campuses.

April 13, 2016

The Scripps Experience: The Joint Music Program, For Music and Non-music Majors Alike

For Scripps student musicians who want to play and perform—but are not necessarily interested in pursuing a professional career in music—the Joint Music Program strikes a harmonious balance. Hosted by Scripps, the program is a collaborative enterprise that involves Harvey Mudd, Claremont McKenna, and Pitzer Colleges.

April 11, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Myriam J. A. Chancy, Hartley Burr Alexander Chair of the Humanities

Haitian-Canadian/American author and scholar Myriam J. A. Chancy was appointed in 2015 as the Hartley Burr Alexander Chair of the Humanities, Scripps College’s most prestigious, external endowed professorship.