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July 13, 2020

Protecting International Students

As detailed in this press release, Scripps College has joined a lawsuit with more than 20 West Coast colleges and universities seeking to block the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from enacting these changes. We are pursuing this case based on our belief that international students deserve the ability to continue the educational achievements they have worked so hard to attain.

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July 8, 2020

Supporting International Students

The Claremont Colleges Presidents, Academic Deans, and Student Deans are collaborating to develop a consortial solution that allows international students maximum flexibility to choose whether to enroll in-person or online. Scripps College values the contributions of our international students and providing alternative options is among our highest priorities as we navigate the ongoing uncertainty of the pandemic and its impact on our community.

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Fall 2020 Decision from the President

The Administration and Board of Trustees of the College have determined that our community can best achieve its mission and maintain safety by offering Scripps classes online during the fall 2020 semester and a residential experience in spring 2021. 

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Fall 2020 Message from Dean of Students

I hope you are staying safe, finding ways to enjoy summer and to do some things that bring you joy. As you might imagine, this has been a busier than usual summer in Claremont as we plan for a new academic year. With respect to that planning, today President Tiedens announced the decision to conduct Scripps courses online this fall because of intensifying public health concerns across Los Angeles County, California and many other communities across the country.

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June 11, 2020

2020-21 Academic Calendar Announcement

I understand that you are eager to learn more about the College’s plans for the fall, and I am writing to you today to share some updates. Scripps College has not yet determined whether fall classes will take place in-person, but we are putting substantial effort into creating a safe and healthy campus environment so that students may return to campus.

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June 5, 2020

New Laspa Center Grant Will Fund Student-Led COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Scripps College Laspa Center for Leadership has introduced its 2020 Community Action Grant for current Scripps College students. Awarded in amounts between $250 to $2,000, the grant will support projects that help students’ hometown communities better cope with the impact of COVID-19.

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May 29, 2020

Scripps Faculty Take Over WAMC’s Academic Minute

Scripps College faculty will be featured daily during the week of June 1, 2020, on WMAC Northeast Public Radio’s Academic Minute, a daily podcast dedicated to condensed updates on groundbreaking research. Hosted by Dr. Lynn Pasquerella, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Academic Minute features a different professor each day, drawing experts from top research institutions.

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May 15, 2020

Summer 2020 Community Update from the President

As we close this academic year, I hope that this message finds you and your families safe and healthy. This extraordinary semester has challenged the Scripps community in unprecedented ways while also highlighting our strength and tenacity. As we reflect on our experience navigating the past eight weeks, I would like to share the following news and updates.

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May 13, 2020

Honors and Awards: Scripps Students Earn Awards and Fellowships for Global Engagement and Education

This spring, five students were named Fulbright awardees and an additional seven received prestigious fellowships, scholarships, and awards to pursue teaching and study across the globe.

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May 8, 2020

Suchi Branfman Receives 2020 Diversity Teaching Award

Scripps College choreographer, performer, educator, and activist Suchi Branfman is one of The Claremont Colleges’ 2020 Faculty Diversity Teaching Award recipients. The Claremont Colleges Diversity Teaching Award recognizes those who regularly and effectively address issues or concerns related to diversity, equity, and inclusion through their classroom practices and curriculum.

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