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June 22, 2017

Spotlight on Alumnae: Kayla Lemus ’16 Serves as Immigrant Justice Corp Representative

Scripps College alumna Kayla Lemus ’16, is one of 10 elite college graduates chosen to serve as a fellow advocating for vulnerable immigrants in the country’s first such program wholly dedicated to meeting immigrants’ need for high-quality legal assistance. She will be located at Brooklyn Public Library as a representative of the Immigrant Justice Corps, which places the young professionals in top legal services agencies and community based organizations to help serve high-immigrant populations.

June 16, 2017

The 5C Experience: The Awesome Ladies in Physics and Astronomy Are ALPHA Women on Campus

With the number of Scripps students majoring in science topping 20 percent in recent years, it is unsurprising that College resources for science majors have increased, too—the living learning community for STEM and pre-health majors in Wilber Hall, for example, or the summer research internships offered thorough the W.M. Keck Science Department. Adding to the mix, the 5C student club Awesome Ladies in Physics and Astronomy (ALPHA).

June 14, 2017

The Scripps Experience: Capstone Day Soccer Game, Seniors Play Faculty and Staff in this Kick Off to Graduation

While Capstone Day celebrates academic achievement, it has a playful side, too, thanks to Professor of French Thierry Boucquey. While helping to pilot Capstone Day in 2008, Professor Boucquey proposed capping off the events with a friendly soccer game between Scripps faculty, staff, and seniors on Scripps’ Alumnae Field.

June 1, 2017

Laspa Center for Leadership: Mikaela Gallardo and Elizabeth Galvan Developing Resources for Elementary School Students in Nicaragua

In Bluefields, Nicaragua, a city along the Caribbean coast, rapid economic growth has improved the standard of living and increased the demand for education. Although the number of schools in Nicaragua is growing, public institutions are overcrowded and often inadequate, and many families cannot afford to send their children to private institutions. To help address the problem of children’s access to education, Mikaela Gallardo ’19 and Elizabeth Galvan ’19 used Laspa We Act Grants to work with Path of Knowledge, an organization that awards private-school tuition scholarships and provides educational support for Nicaraguan students and their families beyond the classroom.

May 30, 2017

Class of 2017: Scripps College Graffiti Wall, Seniors Make Their Marks

Since 1931, Scripps’ graduating seniors have participated in what has become an essential rite of passage at the College: the signing of Graffiti Wall. Each year, seniors choose a mural design from student-submitted illustrations to paint on the wall, and then the entire graduating class adds its signatures. Graffiti Wall is a visual reminder of Scripps’ history and reflects the changing tastes and attitudes of students over the decades.

May 23, 2017

Scripps College Announces Six Fulbright Fellowships in 2017

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program has awarded grants for four Scripps College graduates of the Class of 2017 to participate in English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Programs abroad in the coming year and one research grant in environmental studies. In addition, Scripps alumna Leah Hughes, who graduated in 2015, has been awarded a Fulbright ETA to the Slovak Republic, bringing the Scripps College participation to six fellows for the coming year.

May 22, 2017

The Scripps Experience: Capstone Day, Celebrating the Academic Research and Achievements of the Senior Class

Each May, as seniors edge closer to graduation, the Scripps community takes a day to celebrate their academic achievements. Capstone Day, a Scripps tradition since 2008, brings the 5C community together to learn about outstanding senior thesis projects. Nominated by faculty, senior presenters share original projects in a range of disciplines and media—the culmination of the thinking, writing, and research they’ve been working on towards their degree.

May 16, 2017

Awards and Honors: Mariah Farris ’18, Mellon Fellowship Will Fund Research on Stereotypes in the Legal System

Why is it that most people agree to police searches when their vehicles are pulled over, even when it is within their right to decline? How are judges and lawyers typically portrayed in film and television, in terms of their race and gender? These are some of the questions that Mariah Farris ’18 will explore this summer, working alongside Scripps Associate Professor of Psychology Jennifer Groscup.

May 15, 2017

Class of 2017: Scripps Celebrates Record Commencement, 90th Anniversary

Scripps College graduated a record number of students during spring commencement ceremonies on May 13, with a total of 254, the largest graduating class in the 90-year history of the College.

May 12, 2017

Scripps College Class of 2017: Snapshots

This week, in anticipation of commencement, we are celebrating the Class of 2017. 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!