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September 19, 2017

Scripps Presents: The Grip of It with Jac Jemc

Novelist Jac Jemc’s smart and uneasy page-turner is a ghost story set in the wilds of suburban America; at the book’s center is a couple whose domestic adventures take a decidedly hallucinatory and harrowing turn. Jemc, who has taught creative writing at Notre Dame and Lake Forest College, talks with Scripps’ Adam Novy about her latest literary escapade.

September 18, 2017

Spotlight on Faculty: Ken Gonzales-Day, Professor of Art

Scripps Professor of Art Ken Gonzales-Day’s exhibitions have been described as not to be missed, and he has been commended with numerous awards and accolades over his career. This past spring, Gonzales-Day was honored with a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship.

September 11, 2017

Public Events: Humanities Institute, Fall 2017 Program Focuses on Immigration in Los Angeles

  As a prolific connector of musical conversations between nations and cultures, Scripps Professor of Music Hao Huang has been a lifelong ambassador for messages of hope and inclusion across borders. So, when President Lara Tiedens asked Huang to spearhead this year’s Humanities Institute program on the topic of immigration, Huang was delighted to oblige. […]

September 7, 2017

Research and Internships: Jockabeth Ponce ’19 3-2 Engineering Major Builds Experience by Exploring Many Paths

Jockabeth Ponce ’19 has always loved solving problems, and as a 3-2 engineering major, she plans on using her grounding in both science and the humanities to do just that. However, Ponce did not always plan on pursuing engineering.

September 1, 2017

Research and Internships: Nia-Renee Cooper ’18, Neuroscience Major Is Remaking Recess

This summer, Nia-Renee Cooper ’18  interned at the UCLA Lab School, an innovative school for children ages 4–12 that is part of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. A neuroscience major, Cooper’s interest is not in children’s education per se, but in neurological processes, diseases, and disorders.

August 30, 2017

The Scripps Experience: Career Planning & Resources College Hosts Networking Trek in Publishing, PR, and Marketing

In August, Career Planning & Resources (CP&R) expanded their career exploration and networking offerings, hosting its first trek to Bay Area firms specializing in publishing, public relations, and marketing. The trek was sponsored by parents David and Moni Butze P’18, who also hosted a networking dinner for alumnae and students.

August 30, 2017

Fall 2017 Academic Convocation: Gathering Celebrates the New Academic Year, Faculty Excellence

On Tuesday, August 29, Scripps College welcomed students, faculty, and staff to campus for the start of the 2017­–18 academic year. President Lara Tiedens delivered the opening remarks, followed by Amy Marcus-Newhall, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, who congratulated the recipients of the annual Mary W. Johnson Faculty Achievement Awards.

August 28, 2017

Scripps College Move-In Day: Meet the Class of 2021

On Thursday, August 24, the Scripps community welcomed the Class of 2021 to campus as part of its annual Move-In Day. We spoke to a few of the 329 members of our newest class about why they chose Scripps and what they are most looking forward to as the academic year begins. For more on […]

August 25, 2017

Spotlight on Academics: The Ella Strong Denison Library: Women’s Suffrage and Equal Rights Collection

Held in the Macpherson Collection by and about women at the Ella Strong Denison Library at Scripps College, the Women’s Suffrage and Equal Rights Collection traces the development of the American women’s suffrage movement with a significant focus on California’s history. Beginning in the mid-19th century, the collection primarily emphasizes the years from 1901 to 1924, preceding and immediately […]

August 24, 2017

Meet the Scripps College Class of 2021

This week, Scripps welcomes the Class of 2021, whose members began a five-day orientation program that will culminate in the first day of classes, August 29. Scripps’ first-year class is made up of 329 students, the largest entering class in the College’s history. They have won technology innovation, book, and debate awards, to name a few, and boast a wide range of interests as well as an impressive list of precollege accomplishments.