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December 15, 2017

Spotlight on Faculty: Leila Mansouri, Assistant Professor of English

This fall, four new tenure-track faculty members joined Scripps College, including two at the W.M. Keck Science Department. The Claremont Colleges also welcome one visiting assistant professor. As part of our ongoing series on Scripps’ faculty, the Office of Marketing and Communications recently sat down with Leila Mansouri, who joins the College as assistant professor of English.

December 12, 2017

The Scripps Experience: First-Generation @ Scripps Newsletter Chronicling the Experiences of First-Gen Students

As the College welcomed its largest-ever cohort of first-year students this past fall, the First-Generation @ Scripps Newsletter was preparing to introduce the Scripps community to a few of those new faces on campus. The newsletter, currently in its fifth volume, is edited by the First-Gen Program co-coordinators and speaks to the experiences of Scripps students who are the first in their families to attend college. Co-coordinators Evelyn Gonzalez ’18 and Clarisse Salazar ’18 decided that “firsts” would be an appropriate theme to kick off the most recent issue.  

December 6, 2017

Spotlight on Faculty: Ethan Van Arnam, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

This fall, five new tenure-track faculty members joined Scripps College, including Ethan Van Arnam, who is an assistant professor of chemistry at the W. M. Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges. Van Arnam grew up in southeastern Connecticut and received his BA in chemistry from Bowdoin College in 2007. He completed his PhD in chemistry at Caltech in 2013, where he studied chemical interactions between drugs and their protein targets.

November 15, 2017

The Scripps Experience: Scripps in Residence, Connecting Accomplished Alumnae and Parents with Students

Scripps’ annual Scripps in Residence program— now in its third year—has hosted distinguished alumnae and parents on campus to share their professional journeys as well as offer wisdom and advice about blazing a career path. Typically held over three days in October, the program offers an array of opportunities for Scripps students to hear from guests, including discussion panels, lunches, browsing room chats, and one-on-one informational interviews. For students who are beginning to think about their post-graduation pursuits, Scripps in Residence can help bring clarity and insight to setting oneself up for those next steps.

November 8, 2017

Spotlight on Academics Psychology and Neuroscience: Professor Michael Spezio and Students Travel to Europe for NSF Research Project

  This past summer was a long time coming for Vanessa Hayes ’18 and Yuqing Lei ’18. As researchers in Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Michael Spezio’s lab at Scripps College for three and four years, respectively, Hayes and Lei have been developing the theoretical foundation and hard skills necessary to assist in cognitive neuroscience […]

November 7, 2017

Spotlight on Students: Tyra Abraham ’18, Scripps Senior Is Running with Her Passion for Storytelling

They say there are two sides to every story, and Tyra Abraham ’18 is no exception. On the one hand, she’s an accomplished student who is pursuing her passion for storytelling by serving as an official photographer for the College. On the other hand, she’s a gifted athlete who has broken numerous records as part of the CMS Athenas Track & Field team.

November 3, 2017

Class of 2018 Awards and Honors: Scripps Nominates, Three Watson Fellowship Finalists

Scripps College has nominated three members of the Class of 2018—Ilana Weisberg ’18, Madeline Sy ’18, and Lina Mehret ’18—as finalists for Thomas J. Watson Fellowships. This selection puts them in the running for the prestigious grant, awarded annually to 50 students out of hundreds of graduating seniors from colleges and universities across the United States. The grant supports one year of international travel, exploration, and independent study as outlined by each student’s proposed project. Scripps’ finalists are interested in topics related to animal care culture, opera, and political violence and national identity.

November 1, 2017

Career Planning & Resources: Scripps in Residence, Students Connect with Prominent Alumnae in Politics

More women need to get involved in politics and have their voices heard. That was the prevailing message relayed to Scripps students during a conversation with alumnae California State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson ’71 and POLITICO USA President Poppy MacDonald ’97 as part of this year’s Scripps in Residence program.

October 23, 2017

Spotlight on Staff: Sue Castagnetto, Director of The Intercollegiate Feminist Center

Sue Castagnetto, who serves as the director of the Intercollegiate Feminist Center (IFC) and is a lecturer in the philosophy department at Scripps, has led the IFC for the past 18 years. Her wealth of knowledge is reflected in the stacks of papers and books that overflow around us.

October 22, 2017

Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in the Age of Trump

For many women, the Trump administration’s policy priorities have ushered in undulating waves of panic, frustration, and outrage. For the feminist contributors to Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding’s anthology Nasty Women, putting pen to page is one of the most important ways to mobilize. The editors, along with Carina Chocano, one of their Los Angeles­–based authors, visit to talk about writing as activism with Scripps Writing Program Director and Associate Professor Kimberly Drake.