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April 24, 2017

The 5C Experience: Claremont Tamasha Exploring South Asian Culture through Bollywood Dance

A crowd of more than 400 from The Claremont Colleges (5C) community turned out for an evening of South Asian dance, music, and cultural appreciation at Sanskriti 2017. Now in its fifth year, Sanskriti is one of the largest 5C student-run performances, attracting both participants and audiences. This year’s Sanskriti, held on April 7, 2017, featured over 150 dancers from all 5Cs.

April 19, 2017

Spotlight on Academics: Scripps Students Tell Senior Life Stories in Real Life Learning Lab

Scripps College students in Dr. Stacey Wood’s psychology class stepped out of the classroom and stepped back in time recently as they worked with a group of four seniors who live at nearby Mt. San Antonio Gardens to tell the elderly residents’ life stories. While the resulting classroom-style presentations served as a valuable, mutual learning […]

April 12, 2017

Laspa Center for Leadership: Alternative Spring Break, Scripps Students Meet with Bay Area Business Leaders and Creatives

Our group of 10 students drove six hours from Claremont to San Francisco to reach our beautiful Airbnb, a Victorian penthouse apartment located in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. Many of us, being Southern Californians, felt glad to be on the trip because we finally got to see the famous city.

April 10, 2017

Awards and Honors: Julia Thomas ’17 Receives Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, Project Will Explore Citizen Journalism Around the World

Julia Thomas ’17, a history major and environmental analysis minor from Bainbridge Island, Washington, will be spending her first year post-graduation doing independent research as Thomas J. Watson Fellow. The Watson Fellowship program, which awards graduating students the opportunity to travel and complete a self-designed project, selects applicants from private liberal arts colleges and universities around the United States.

April 7, 2017

CP&R: Networking Treks Spring Break Trip to D.C. Links Students to Careers in Government, Policy

Last month, 10 Scripps students took a break from classes to explore policy, government, and nonprofit careers during their spring break. From March 13 to 16, Scripps College’s Career Planning & Resources (CP&R) team led its fifth Networking Trek in three years with a visit to Washington, D.C. Students got the chance to meet with representatives from seven area organizations.

March 29, 2017

Spotlight on Faculty: Marina Pérez de Mendiola, Professor of Spanish, Latin American, and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures

Marina Pérez de Mendiola serves as Richard Armour Chair in Modern Languages and is professor of Spanish, Latin American, and Caribbean literatures and cultures at Scripps College.

March 27, 2017

Laspa Center for Leadership: Yijia Yang ’18, Creating Volunteer Programs for Students in China

This past summer, Yijia Yang ’18 returned to her alma mater, Chengdu No. 7 High School in Sichuan Province, China, to create volunteer programs to help relieve the intense academic pressure that high school students often feel.

March 23, 2017

Spotlight on Students: 5C Refugee Advocacy Network Scripps Students Establish Group to Assist Refugees in the Claremont Community

Frustrated recent with anti-immigrant and anti-refugee rhetoric in U.S. politics, in fall 2016 Noor Hamdy ’18 founded the 5C club Refugee Advocacy Network (RAN) to provide concrete ways for students can make a difference in the lives of local refugees.

March 21, 2017

Spotlight on Staff: Jenn Wells, Assistant Dean and Director of SCORE

Scripps College welcomed Jenn Wells as the new assistant dean and director of Scripps Communities of Resources and Empowerment (SCORE). As part of our ongoing Spotlight on Staff series, the Office of Marketing and Communications caught up with Wells in mid-February, during her first week at Scripps,to learn more about her professional background and her aspirations for SCORE.

March 7, 2017

Spotlight on Faculty: Jennifer Armstrong, Professor of Biology and Faculty Director of the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program

Professor of Biology Jennifer Armstrong has been reappointed as the faculty director of Scripps College’s Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program, having already served one three-year term. Targeted toward college graduates seeking to change their career path to pursue work in medicine, the 13-month premedical program comprises the coursework necessary to apply to medical, dental, or veterinary school. […]