Feature Stories Archive

2014 Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Dr. A. Lee Fritschler: The Future of Higher Education

Scripps students have seen the future of higher education—and are curious about its changes. Dr. A. Lee Fritschler, Professor Emeritus at the School of Public Policy at George Mason University, former Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education under President Clinton, and the 2014 Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, engaged with students and the greater Claremont Colleges community in a weeklong series of discussions, classroom visits, and presentations about the future of higher education.

Added: October 20, 2014

Hollywood in Claremont: Choral Students Participate in Music Video

Because of its relatively close proximity to Hollywood and the entertainment industry, Scripps College students often have the opportunity to work with industry professionals from all walks of life. And sometimes, when the stars align, the entertainment industry comes to Claremont. Such was the case on September 23 when singer-songwriter Kina Grannis came to The Claremont Colleges.

Added: October 18, 2014

I AM THAT GIRL: Scripps College

I AM THAT GIRL: Scripps College is the local chapter the world-wide movement inspiring girls to love, express and be who they are through both providing a space for conversation and creating and promoting healthy media content. Our local chapter is a space for collaboration, conversation and creation. We meet weekly to talk about life as women in addition to planning and executing several media projects and media literacy related events.

Added: October 17, 2014

First-Person Accounts: African Americans During the Civil War Offer Valuable Historical Insights

When Professor of History and Africana Studies Rita Roberts accepts invitations from civic organizations to speak about such pivotal moments in U.S. history as the Civil War, she often reads letters written by African Americans from that era because she has found audiences more readily relate to first-person narratives.

Added: October 16, 2014

Scripps College Alumnae Supporting Women in the Sciences

Good news: almost 60 percent of all biology degrees (bachelor's, master's, and doctorates) are earned by women. But there's a downside to this incredible statistic: work-life imbalance, a lack of female role models and mentors, and a scarcity of tenure-track positions in the sciences are causing these educated women to consider other possibilities. Fortunately, two Scripps College alumnae are working to curb this trend.

Added: October 9, 2014

Scripps College: A Musical Oasis

Music has been part of the traditional liberal arts education since the 6th century. At Scripps, music is embraced beyond its role in the curriculum. It is a defining characteristic of community life and a significant aspect of Scripps’ presence in the Southern California region.

Added: October 6, 2014

One Week, Endless Possibilities

A life beyond Scripps College may be difficult to think about, but it's the Career Planning & Resources center's mission to ensure the transition to the real world is not.

Added: October 3, 2014

Citizen’s Power

Tia Ho's recent experience with the European Union Center of California highlights the unique relationship between Scripps College and a global superpower.

Added: September 25, 2014

A Kaleidoscope of Interests

Scripps College students continue a tradition of groundbreaking research this week with the second annual Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Added: September 10, 2014

David Kawalko Roselli talks book research, Core, and the state of higher education

Elizabeth Hubert Malott Endowed Chair for the Core Curriculum In Interdisciplinary Humanities Professor David Kawalko Roselli updates the College on summer projects, recent challenges with planning Core, and his 2014 academic convocation speech.

Added: September 9, 2014