Feature Stories Archive

LASPA Action Grant Series: Maya Espiritu ’16

More than 40 years after the fall of Saigon, the tragic consequences of war are still all too apparent in Vietnam. Maya Espiritu ’16 used her LASPA Action Grant this past summer to document the ongoing effects of Agent Orange, as well as other chemical weapons used during the Vietnam War, on today’s children in Vietnam.

Added: November 25, 2015

Scripps Selects Finalists for Thomas J. Watson Fellowship

Scripps College has nominated Madeline Moulton ’16, Vivienne Muller ’16, and Haley Wilhelm ’16 as finalists to compete for prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowships. They, along with hundreds of graduating seniors from across the U.S., will be in the running for these fellowships, which are awarded annually to 50 students from approximately 40 colleges.

Added: November 24, 2015

LASPA Action Grants Series: Alexandra Harder ’17

When women are released from prison, they often find themselves lacking the financial resources and job skills they need to begin their new lives. Alexandra Harder ’17 used her LASPA Action Grant to help improve a program focused on building networking, communication, and entrepreneurial skills for these women and the student interns who also participated.

Added: November 23, 2015

For STEM and Pre-Health Majors, Support Is Just Down the Hall

Instead of the usual promise of, “See you next week!” after their cell biology lecture, students pack up and walk back to their shared residence, a dedicated corridor in Wilbur Hall. Although the situation may seem unusual for a small residential college, it is part of the day-to-day for Scripps students who are members of the newly established science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and pre-health Living Learning Community (LLC).

Added: November 17, 2015

Scripps-In-Residence Opens Paths to Professional Success

On Wednesday, October 28, and Thursday, October 29, the College hosted its first annual Scripps-in-Residence, which brought an accomplished and influential panel of four Scripps College alumnae and one parent to campus to share their professional advice and insights. The program began with rousing discussion on Wednesday evening, which drew a capacity crowd to Balch Auditorium.

Added: November 9, 2015

LASPA Action Grants Series: Edith Ortega ’18

The LASPA Action Grants were established to provide opportunities for students to transform knowledge, passion, and ideas into action; demonstrate creative and effective problem solving; create partnership(s) in the public or private sector; and produce outcomes that make a positive impact. Students partnered with faculty advisors to submit grant proposals, and the LASPA Center for […]

Added: November 8, 2015

Spotlight on Faculty: Jih-Fei Cheng, Assistant Professor in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Jih-Fei Cheng joins the Scripps faculty this fall as assistant professor in feminist, gender, and sexuality studies. Cheng completed his PhD in American studies and ethnicity, with an emphasis in visual studies, at the University of Southern California. His dissertation, AIDS and Its Afterlives: Race, Gender, and the Queer Radical Imagination, examines how experimental videos produced by AIDS activists during the 1980s until the mid-90s continue to politically intervene into contemporary popular media and social movements.

Added: October 29, 2015

With Chest Casting, Body Positivity Gets Creative

At the Motley Coffeehouse last Friday afternoon, Scripps students could be seen holding decorated papier-mâché casts of their chests. The casts were made as part of the second annual Chest Casting, an event organized by Scripps’ Peer Health Educators to promote body positivity on campus. Representing the Sallie Tiernan Field House’s Health and Wellness programs, […]

Added: October 28, 2015

Scripps College Olive Oil Competition

Calling all Scripps College faculty, staff, students and Alumni! We are taking submissions for the Olive Oil Label Competition now until November 3rd. This is your chance to have your design memorialized on the 2015 Scripps College Olive Oil bottle. See the competition flyer for more detailed information. Good Luck! Click here to view flyer […]

Added: October 27, 2015

Spotlight on Faculty: Claudia Arteaga, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies

Claudia Arteaga comes to Scripps College from Rutgers University in New Jersey, where she is in the process of completing her PhD in Spanish literature. She previously earned her BA in linguistics and literature from Catholic University in Lima, Peru. Arteaga’s scholarship centers on Andean studies, in particular how political and social activism is expressed by Andean indigenous people through audiovisual media. We recently interviewed her to learn more about her work and what she’ll be focusing on at Scripps.

Added: October 23, 2015