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May 24, 2018

Class of 2018: Commencement Highlights

On Saturday, May 12, Scripps College conducted its 88th annual commencement exercises on Elm Tree Lawn. Students, faculty, staff, families, and friends of the College gathered to celebrate the Class of 2018, and Charlayne Hunter-Gault,  a civil rights activist and award-winning journalist, delivered the official address. Here are some highlights from the day:

May 7, 2018

The Class of 2018: The Scripps Senior Bucket List

Things you should do before you graduate!

April 25, 2018

Bringing the Outside Inside: Professor Nancy Macko’s New Tapestry, Lola’s Garden, Comes to NEW Hall

NEW Hall, Scripps’ newest residence hall, is home to 110 students and, now, a one-of-a-kind jacquard tapestry designed by Professor of Art Nancy Macko. Installed on a large, previously empty wall in the living room, the 6-by-12-foot tapestry is not only a beautiful addition to the building, but it also carries on the tradition of displaying tapestries and artwork by Scripps professors on campus.

April 12, 2018

In the Media: Scripps Named One of World’s Most Beautiful Campuses

The website BuzzFeed ranked Scripps College #8 on its “26 of The Most Gorgeous College Campuses Around The World” list. The campus was praised for its Spanish-style architecture and “breezy palm trees that add to its Southern California vibe.”

March 12, 2018

Career Planning & Resources: New Program Helps Scripps Students Navigate Important Financial Decisions

No one can avoid making financial decisions in life, but Forbes reported in 2015 that only 57 percent of Americans are financially literate. The Carlotta Welles ’39 Center for Career Planning & Resources (CP&R) wants to ease the stress and confusion. This semester, the center launched the Financial Literacy Program with the goal of helping Scripps students make smart, informed financial decisions during college and after graduation.

March 8, 2018

Professor Mary MacNaughton appointed to Endowed Directorship

Dear Scripps College Faculty and Staff, It is with pleasure that I announce the appointment of Professor of Art History Mary MacNaughton as the Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Director of the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, endowed by alumna Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler ’72 through a generous gift. Professor MacNaughton is the first appointee to this endowed directorship, effective immediately.   Professor MacNaughton is […]

February 16, 2018

Announcing the Passing of Former Trustee Sharon Walther Blasgen ’64

Dear Members of the Scripps College Community,   It is with sadness that I announce former trustee Sharon Walther Blasgen ’64 passed away last weekend.   Sharon was a beloved trustee from 2004–2010. She was respected for the thoughtful diligence she brought to the Board as a member of the Finance and Investment Committees, as […]

February 12, 2018

Spring 2018 Community Update

Dear Members of the Scripps Community, Happy New Year! Welcome back to campus, and for those of you who are new to the Scripps community, welcome. I hope you had a peaceful and restorative winter break and were able to spend some quality time with family, friends, and loved ones. As we begin a new […]

February 2, 2018

Announcing Scripps College’s 2018 Commencement Speaker: Civil Rights Activist Charlayne Hunter-Gault

I am pleased to announce Scripps College’s 2018 commencement speaker: civil rights activist and award-winning journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault.

December 22, 2017

Kiplinger’s Ranks Scripps Best Value College for 2018

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has ranked Scripps College in Claremont, Calif. as #44 among the Top 100 Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges in the U.S. for 2018, and #82 among all featured U.S. colleges.