Feature Stories Archive

Beyond Shakespeare: Conservation Internship Leads to Professional Mentorship

While most students leave Scripps during the summer months, a few remain, lured by the appeal of a paid summer internship. One of these students is Madeline Helland ’18, who is working as a Wilson Conservation Intern this summer. The Wilson Internship is one of many paid internships offered through the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College, and this summer marks the twenty-third consecutive year that paid summer internships have been available to students. “This has been an amazing internship, so if you’re remotely interested in working in the arts it is definitely worthwhile," says Helland.

Added: July 30, 2015


Scripps Athenas Earn Honors and Hall of Fame

Scripps Athenas earned several prestigious 2015 honors for breaking records and making great contributions to CMS athletics. Former NCAA Division III All-America in women’s swimming Brett Eppich Beal ’82 was inducted into CMS athletics hall of fame. Three Scripps Athenas earned All-Academic honors as individuals in track and field and cross country for the 2014-2015 season

Added: July 28, 2015


Increasing in Numbers

For Scripps alumna Johanna Hennig ’09, graduating with a BA in mathematics was not enough. This spring she earned her PhD in math at the University of California, San Diego. And she is not alone in her pursuits.

Added: July 23, 2015


109-Foot Mural Lands at San Francisco Airport

Amy Ellingson ’86 recently unveiled a 10-by-109-foot mural for San Francisco International Airport. Untitled (Large Variation), located in Terminal 3, is the largest public art commission in the airport’s collection.

Added: July 22, 2015


Campus Activism Propels Scripps College Alumna’s Journalistic Career

For Eliana Rudee ’14, an insatiable drive to inspire change motivates her each day. “In my classes, I learned about global issues that I care about deeply, and I invested my time in helping improve some of the problems I saw,” she says.

Added: July 16, 2015


Scripps College Announces Departure of President Lori Bettison-Varga

CLAREMONT, Calif. (July 8, 2015) — Inspiring leader credited with advancing Scripps’ academic excellence, fiscal strength, and institutional reputation will join the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Lori Bettison-Varga, president of Scripps College since 2009, will leave her post this fall, Scripps College announced today. Bettison-Varga has been named President and Director of […]

Added: July 8, 2015


Weathering the Drought

For the past two decades, Scripps College has adopted a broad range of sustainability initiatives as part of its charge to protect and preserve the environment. Scripps’ commitment to water conservation and sustainability includes implementation of landscaping projects and an upgraded irrigation system. While these actions will result in some changes to the appearance of Scripps’ grounds, the College is committed to preserving the natural beauty of the campus.

Added: July 1, 2015


Scripps Alumna Builds Reality Out of Fantasy

In October 2012, Seattle hosted the 10th anniversary of BrickCon, a public, interactive exhibition that brings together adult LEGO fans and hobbyists. Among the attendees was Scripps alumna Alice Finch ’96, who unveiled what is perhaps the largest LEGO structure ever built by an individual—a replica of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.

Added: June 22, 2015


A Legal Internship Program for First-Years

At Scripps, entering first-years have internship opportunities well before classes begin. “Providing students with a meaningful internship opportunity before they even begin their first year gives them valuable experience and a leg up on stiff nationwide competition for future internships. It is our hope that this program can be expanded among the parent community so that as many incoming Scripps College students as possible can jumpstart their careers in this way," says David Scheidemantle (P ’17).

Added: June 18, 2015


Professor Winston Ou: A Modern-day Renaissance Man

The captivating beauty of mathematical theory entices Professor Winston Ou to spend countless hours searching for answers. “Working so hard has its own pleasure,” says Ou, an associate professor of mathematics. “With hard, hard, hard work, one might make some tiny progress in one’s understanding. That uncertain, tiny bit of progress has always been enough to lure me onwards.”

Added: June 16, 2015