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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 […]

November 4, 2016

Scripps In Residence Opens Paths to Professional Success

Scripps in Residence is a two-day event that gives Scripps students the opportunity to meet accomplished alumnae and parents in diverse professional fields. On October 26 and 27, Caroline Gibney ’85, Linda Randlett Kollar ’66, Bruce Felt, father of Scripps student Kimberly Felt ’17, and Cheryl Holland, mother of Hannah Quackenbush ’18, shared stories from their unique and successful career journeys in through talks, one-on-one meetings with students, and in the group panel, “Dreams, Ambition, Reality.”

October 25, 2016

Noh Festival Brings Japanese Theater to Scripps

Five years ago, Scripps Associate Professor of Music Anne Harley met Koji Nakano, a professor of music composition at Burapha University in Thailand. Now, they have come together in celebration of one of the oldest theatrical forms in the world still being performed today. This week, Scripps and Pomona Colleges are hosting an interdisciplinary festival […]

October 20, 2016

World Premiere Performance of Japanese Noh Theatre at Scripps

World premiere performance of Japanese Noh theatre at Claremont’s Scripps College introduces American audiences to oldest major theatre art still performed today On October 29, 2016, Scripps College in Claremont, Calif., celebrates Japanese Noh theatre, the oldest major theatre art still performed in the present-day, with a suite of cultural and artistic events. These events […]

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 […]


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 […]

September 22, 2016

Scripps Events: Humanities Institute Hosts “The ‘War on Terror’: 15 Years Later”

This semester, the Scripps College Humanities Institute will present a series of programs around the theme “The ‘War on Terror’: 15 Years Later.” Professor of Anthropology and chair of the department Lara Deeb, who directs the institute, hopes to encourage students to look critically at U.S. policies, both abroad and at home, related to the “global war on terror” that President George W. Bush declared after the 2001 al-Qaeda attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Deeb has organized a series of workshops and discussions featuring scholars, activists, and artists whose work focuses on or intersects with issues such as foreign policy, immigration, national security, and civil liberties.

September 19, 2016

On Stage: Japanese Theater Prints and Costumes

Tsukioka Kogyo, One Hundred Noh Plays: Shakkyo, 1922, Japanese wood block print, 15 in. x 10 1/8 in., Aoki Endowment, Scripps College, Claremont, CA Kabuki, Noh and Bunraku are types of theater—each distinct, all indispensable in the Japanese tradition of dramatic expression. The exhibition On Stage: Japanese Theater Prints and Costumes (Kabuki, Bunraku & Noh), […]

September 19, 2016

“A Sense of Place”: Scripps College 73rd Ceramic Annual

“In the soul of man there lies one insular Tahiti,” wrote Melville. It is an individual experience of a place, only to be reached by traveling inward. The master ceramicists featured in this year’s Scripps College Ceramic Annual use clay to communicate the landscapes that they carry within, usually by alluding to a specific part […]