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April 3, 2017

Presidential Post-Board Community Update April 2017

Dear Members of the Scripps College Community, The Board of Trustees concluded its March retreat and meeting on Sunday, March 5, and I would like to inform you about the following key actions and discussions. Budget The trustees approved an operating budget for fiscal year 2017–18. Key elements include: Enrollment of 1,000 students, in line with the current number of students on and off campus; Tuition, room, and board increase of 3.9%, […]

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March 24, 2017

Update on Diversity and Inclusion at Scripps

Dear Scripps College Students, Faculty, and Staff:As we enter the final phase of the spring semester, I would like to update you on the progress we’ve made on policies, programs, and practices to make Scripps more diverse and inclusive. We have posted a new update on the IDEA website that reports progress on commitments made last year […]

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January 30, 2017

Supporting Our International Community

Dear Scripps College Students, Faculty, and Staff, Last week the new president issued a number of executive orders and presidential memos. The executive order pertaining to immigration and travel has led to particular concern, since it targets Muslim-majority countries. While the legality of these measures is evaluated, the College advises that people from Iran, Iraq, […]

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December 13, 2016

Community Update from President Lara Tiedens

Dear Members of the Scripps Community, Reflecting on the past several months, it’s hard to believe that my first semester at Scripps is already drawing to a close. As I continue my “Scripps education,” I am amazed at the depth and breadth of achievement among our students, faculty, and staff, and at the strong bonds […]

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December 11, 2016

Office of the President: Message in Response to Petition

Dear Scripps College Students, Faculty, and Staff, I recently received a petition signed by more than 750 Scripps College students, faculty, staff, alumnae, and friends and family members requesting the addition of immigration status to the College’s Discrimination and Harassment Policy, and recommending that the College declare itself a “sanctuary center of higher education.” The […]

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November 21, 2016

Support and Protections for Undocumented and DACA Students

Dear Scripps College Students, Faculty, and Staff, Over the past couple of weeks, I have had thoughtful conversations with many members of this community about the ways in which we can ensure that Scripps College remains a place of safety and security for those who may lose their legal protections under new policies proposed by […]

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November 9, 2016

Message from President Tiedens

Dear Scripps Students, Faculty, and Staff, The presidential campaign and the election results have created a great deal of uncertainty and apprehension over the past 18 months. The outcome of this turbulent political season has evoked strong emotions for many of us as we struggle to interpret its meaning. Not everyone will have the same […]

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October 19, 2016

October 2016 Board of Trustees Meeting Summary

Dear Members of the Scripps College Community, The Board of Trustees convened for its quarterly session October 7-8 and engaged in a number of community events and conversations in addition to its regular meetings. A summary of the Board’s activities and actions taken follows: New Trustee At the Board meeting on October 8, trustees appointed […]

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October 3, 2016

President Tiedens Introduced to Community through In Person Events

Scripps College President Lara Tiedens, the College’s ninth president who began her term in August, answered questions from the media and extends the same opportunity to Scripps community members as she is introduced this fall to various stakeholder groups of the women’s college which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year. Tiedens was recently interviewed by the […]

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September 1, 2016

A Message on Diversity and Inclusion from President Lara Tiedens

Dear Scripps Students, Faculty, and Staff, As an educator, I have long believed that education, especially higher education, has an important role to play in creating a more just society. From my very early conversations with members of the Scripps College community, it was evident that diversity and inclusion are highly valued here. This was […]

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