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May 18, 2019

A Snapshot of the Class of 2019

Join us in celebrating the Class of 2019! Here is an at-a-glance look at our graduating seniors—including what they’ve studied, where they’ve been, and what they’ve eaten over the past four years.

May 17, 2019

Then and Now: Members of the Class of 2019 Reflect on Their First Day at Scripps

At the start of the 2015–16 academic year, we interviewed a few first-year students as they were moving into their residence halls about why they chose Scripps and what their plans were for their college careers. Now, four years later, we’ve caught up with some of those seniors to see how their plans shaped up, how they’ve grown, and where they’re off to after graduation.

May 16, 2019

Spotlight on Seniors: Gillian Holzer’s Mellow Yellow

Vincent Van Gogh’s sunflowers are wilting.In early 2018, news outlets around the world reported on chemical analyses performed by a team of Dutch and Belgian scientist that revealed that the sunflowers in Van Gogh’s famous paintings were degrading, turning from bright yellow to muddy olive green.

May 15, 2019

Research Rewarded: Seniors Present Their Theses at Capstone Day

A Scripps tradition that has spanned over a decade, Capstone Day is a chance for graduating seniors to share the theses they have spent the past year (and sometimes more) laboring over.

May 13, 2019

Tselot Aklilu ’21 Awarded Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

Sophomore Tselot Aklilu’s interest in community building and social justice began when she was just nine years old, when she moved from her native Ethiopia to Washington, D.C.

May 10, 2019

Class of 2019: Senior Art Exhibition “Anyway” Focuses on Authentic Storytelling

The Senior Art Exhibition is a cornerstone of the studio art major at Scripps College. Each year, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery shows artworks by graduating seniors that constitute their thesis projects.

May 8, 2019

Spotlight on Seniors: Stephanie Nunez’s Education Comes Full Circle

When Stephanie Nunez ’19 was just a sophomore, she petitioned to go abroad a year earlier than most Scripps students.

May 6, 2019

Spotlight on Seniors: From Ocean Depths to Mountain Peaks: Xenia Rangaswami ’19 Focuses on Conservation

In 2002, scientists watched in disbelief as most of the Larsen B Ice Shelf collapsed into the Weddell Sea off of the Antarctic Peninsula. Though a certain amount of ice shelf disintegration is part of the natural cycle, the rate of collapse for Larsen B has been much more rapid than predicted.

May 2, 2019

Scripps Celebrates Four Decades of Watson Fellows

Since 1976, Scripps alumnae have been traveling the world thanks to the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship program, a competitive, one-year grant for purposeful, independent exploration outside the United States.

April 30, 2019

Spotlight on Seniors: By Air and By Sea: Jacque Desmond ’19

You’ll seldom catch Jacque Desmond ’19 not on the move. Between her media studies major, math minor, and participation in two CMS sports teams—track and field and swimming and diving—she has hardly a moment to catch her breath.