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May 15, 2017

Class of 2017: Scripps Celebrates Record Commencement, 90th Anniversary

Scripps College graduated a record number of students during spring commencement ceremonies on May 13, with a total of 254, the largest graduating class in the 90-year history of the College.

May 1, 2017

Scripps Inaugurates Lara Tiedens as Ninth President

Scripps College began a new era on April 29, 2017, when Lara Tiedens was inaugurated as the College’s ninth president. Tiedens, who accepted the position in June 2016, beamed as hundreds of Scripps alumnae, students, faculty, and staff gathered on Elm Tree Lawn to watch the installation ceremony. The one-and-a-half-hour commemoration featured speeches and provided […]

April 20, 2017

LEED Gold Certification: Scripps College’s NEW Hall Receives Top USGBC Rating

Scripps College announces it has been awarded LEED gold certification for its NEW Hall building, the Claremont, Calif. college’s newest residence hall.

April 19, 2017

Scripps College Olive Oil Receives Awards

This year’s Scripps College olive oil entries to the Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition yielded a Silver medal in the “light, delicate” variety of olive oil, and Bronze recognition for the bottle's label design created by Scripps sophomore Mary Alexandra “Molly” Vaughn Antell.

February 21, 2017

Chronicle of Higher Ed Lists Scripps College Among Top 25 Fulbright-Producing Colleges

Scripps College is featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education as a U.S. college credited with producing the highest number of student Fulbright recipients in the country for 2016-17, ranking among the Top 25 in its category. The annual list is announced by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and highlighted in the Chronicle. Scripps appears on the listing that features baccalaureate institutions, or "bachelor's colleges."

February 14, 2017

IDEA Initiative: Change Fair Brings Community Organizations to Scripps

Scripps College’s IDEA initiative hosts its first Change Fair on Wednesday, February 15. The fair supports IDEA’s goals for inclusion, diversity, equity, and access on Scripps’ campus by facilitating exchanges between students and community-based organizations striving to affect positive change.

January 24, 2017

Laspa Center for Leadership: “Leading for Good” Center Kicks Off a New Series of Leadership Summits

On Thursday evening, January 26, the Laspa Center for Leadership will host “Leading for Good,” the first in a series of biannual leadership summits intended to deepen the Claremont community’s engagement with topics related to women’s leadership. For this inaugural event, Laspa will host a panel of successful corporate, political, and nonprofit leaders to discuss […]

January 23, 2017

Humanities Institute: “Borders, Walls, Fences” Spring Series Will Examine Border Conflicts Around the World

This spring, the Humanities Institute, under the directorship of Scripps Professor of Anthropology Lara Deeb, presents a series of public lectures focused on the theme “Borders, Walls, Fences.” The series examines geographical, political, and social conflicts in a variety of border zones around the world, including the United States, Israel/Palestine, the Mediterranean, and Kashmir.

January 12, 2017

Scripps College Announces Spring 2017 Season of “Scripps Presents” Public Events

Featuring luminaries Anna Deavere Smith, Ralph Nader, Chris Hayes, Eugenia Cheng, plus extraordinary contemporary writers Sarah Manguso, Jade Chang, Elif Batuman, Jami Attenberg, and MacArthur Genius Fellow Maggie Nelson and the not-to-be-missed evocative performance of Manual Cinema Scripps College announced today its spring public events season that features a series of lively discussions with some […]

January 12, 2017

Scripps Presents: Spring 2017 Season Announced: Highlights Include Anna Deavere Smith, Ralph Nader, and Eugenia Cheng

Beginning in February, Scripps will host a slew of public events as part of the spring 2017 Scripps Presents season. The College will welcome acclaimed artists, writers, journalists, and politicians to campus to share their own work as well as engage in live—and lively—conversations about the issues and ideas that inspire them.