Feature Stories Archive

Laspa Center for Leadership We Act Grant: Kristen Liu ’19 Narrowing the Achievement Gap for Silicon Valley Students

– CLAREMONT, California – December 5, 2016 Growing up in Los Altos, California, Kristen Liu ’19 was aware of the disparity of wealth in Silicon Valley and its impact on public education. Supported by a Laspa We Act Grant last summer, Liu discovered she could make a difference for kids affected by these issues using her interest in social media. As an intern […]

Added: December 5, 2016


Spotlight on Academics: The Dance Department’s Fall Concert Is “In the Works…”

Beginning on Thursday, December 1, students from the Scripps and Pomona Dance Departments will take the stage at the Pendleton Dance Center for four performances of student-choreographed contemporary dance. The choreographers—Maile Blume ’17, Rae Fredericks ’17, Willa Hevly (PO ’17), Sharon Keenan ’17, Amy Oden (PO ’18), Madelyn Shaughnessy (PZ ’17), and Maia Welbel (PO ’17)—are dance majors and minors as well as students who are simply passionate about dance.

Added: December 1, 2016


The Scripps Experience: The Hive Fostering Collaboration and Creativity Across the 5Cs

– CLAREMONT, California – November 28, 2016 With a new director and a larger space, the Rick and Susan Sontag Center for Collaborative Creativity—better known as the Hive—is strengthened in its mission to inspire students to create, collaborate, and innovate. The Hive, established in 2015 by Rick Sontag (HM ’64) and Susan Sontag (PO ’64), […]

Added: November 28, 2016


Spotlight on Academics: Thomas J. Watson Fellowships: Scripps Nominates Three Finalists

– CLAREMONT, California – November 22, 2016 By Anyi Wong-Lifton ’18 Scripps College has nominated three graduates from the Class of 2017—Laura Casaregola, Hannah Sands, and Julia Thomas—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 […]

Added: November 22, 2016


Spotlight on Faculty: Findley Finseth, Assistant Professor of Genomics

Findley Finseth's research program investigates the evolutionary drivers of biodiversity. By complementing modern genomics studies of natural populations with classic genetics experiments, her work offers novel insight into the maintenance of genetic variation, the processes of adaptation and speciation, and the evolution of the genome itself.

Added: November 21, 2016


Scripps In Residence Opens Paths to Professional Success

Scripps in Residence is a two-day event that gives Scripps students the opportunity to meet accomplished alumnae and parents in diverse professional fields. On October 26 and 27, Caroline Gibney ’85, Linda Randlett Kollar ’66, Bruce Felt, father of Scripps student Kimberly Felt ’17, and Cheryl Holland, mother of Hannah Quackenbush ’18, shared stories from their unique and successful career journeys in through talks, one-on-one meetings with students, and in the group panel, “Dreams, Ambition, Reality.”

Added: November 4, 2016


Spotlight on Faculty: Tessie Prakas, Assistant Professor of English

Tessie Prakas’s research focuses on early modern poetry and poetics, and especially on devotional lyric. Her current book project, Poetic Priesthood: Reformed Ministry and Radical Verse in the Seventeenth Century, argues that early modern poetry often served to provide models for religious devotion that were distinct from, and sometimes antithetical to, the established church. Her teaching focuses largely on Shakespeare, 16th- and 17th-century poetry, and on the relationship between music and literature.

Added: October 31, 2016


Spotlight on Students: Isabella Ramos ’17

Though students might know her for the matcha green tea Rice Krispies treats she often made as an employee at the Motley Coffeehouse, lately, Scripps senior Isabella Ramos has been up to a lot more than baking. These days, you won’t find her behind the counter at the Motley, but rather on a couch, finalizing plans for the weeklong Noh Theater Festival.

Added: October 28, 2016


Noh Festival Brings Japanese Theater to Scripps

– CLAREMONT, California – October 25, 2016 Five years ago, Scripps Associate Professor of Music Anne Harley met Koji Nakano, a professor of music composition at Burapha University in Thailand. Now, they have come together in celebration of one of the oldest theatrical forms in the world still being performed today. This week, Scripps and […]

Added: October 25, 2016


Visiting Faculty: Koji Nakano Award-Winning Composer Visits Scripps for the Noh Theater Festival

This October, award-winning composer and educator Koji Nakano will be a visiting faculty member at Scripps College. Recipient of the Erma Taylor O’Brien Distinguished Visiting Professorship, Nakano will present lectures and workshops during his two-week stay as well as attend the premiere of his latest work, Imagined Sceneries, composed for Scripps and Pomona faculty and students. Imagined Sceneries was co-commissioned as part of the Japanese Noh theater festival by Associate Professor of Music Anne Harley and Isabella Ramos ’17.

Added: October 20, 2016