Feature Stories Archive

IDEA Initiative: Change Fair Brings Community Organizations to Scripps

Scripps College’s IDEA initiative hosts its first Change Fair on Wednesday, February 15. The fair supports IDEA’s goals for inclusion, diversity, equity, and access on Scripps’ campus by facilitating exchanges between students and community-based organizations striving to affect positive change.

Added: February 14, 2017


Laspa Center for Leadership We Act Grants: Grace Reckers ’18 Is Advocating for Economic Justice in the U.S. and Abroad

This past summer, Grace Reckers ’18 pursued her interests in public health and workers’ rights beyond her Scripps classes, conducting research, participating in outreach and education programs, and learning about nonprofit work in Cuba and Los Angeles. The public policy analysis and biology major used her Laspa We Act grant to travel to Havana for five weeks to work for the El Centro Martin Luther King (CMLK) on improving public access to healthcare. Upon her return, she spent the remainder of her summer assisting the Los Angeles-based Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA) with a community health education project.

Added: February 10, 2017


Spotlight on Alumnae: Sarah Han ’15 fighting for a healthier world, starting with Humboldt County

When she discovered that the worst death rates in California were in her own home county in northern California, Sarah Han ’15 wasted no time pitching the Davis Projects for Peace scholar program on her “Rx for veggies and wellness” idea. The Scripps alumna—then in her senior year studying human biology—not only landed the grant but implemented a wellness program with a local nonprofit using community gardening as a primary strategy. A year later, the program continues via Open Door Community Health Centers, employing Humboldt State University students as interns/volunteers, and Han continues her pursuit of making the world a healthier place—one person, one farm-to-fork plate at a time.

Added: February 1, 2017


Laspa Center for Leadership: “Leading for Good” Center Kicks Off a New Series of Leadership Summits

– CLAREMONT, California – January 24, 2017 On Thursday evening, January 26, the Laspa Center for Leadership will host “Leading for Good,” the first in a series of biannual leadership summits intended to deepen the Claremont community’s engagement with topics related to women’s leadership. For this inaugural event, Laspa will host a panel of successful […]

Added: January 24, 2017


Humanities Institute: “Borders, Walls, Fences” Spring Series Will Examine Border Conflicts Around the World

This spring, the Humanities Institute, under the directorship of Scripps Professor of Anthropology Lara Deeb, presents a series of public lectures focused on the theme “Borders, Walls, Fences.” The series examines geographical, political, and social conflicts in a variety of border zones around the world, including the United States, Israel/Palestine, the Mediterranean, and Kashmir.

Added: January 23, 2017


Spotlight on Alumnae: Lydia Ringwald ’70 Scripps Gave Her a Lifelong Interest in Art, and Now She’s Giving Back

After graduating from Scripps with a degree in comparative literature, Lydia Ringwald ’70 began to develop her talent as an artist, exhibiting her works in galleries and museums in Southern California and Europe.

Added: January 19, 2017


Scripps Presents: Spring 2017 Season Announced: Highlights Include Anna Deavere Smith, Ralph Nader, and Eugenia Cheng

Beginning in February, Scripps will host a slew of public events as part of the spring 2017 Scripps Presents season. The College will welcome acclaimed artists, writers, journalists, and politicians to campus to share their own work as well as engage in live—and lively—conversations about the issues and ideas that inspire them.

Added: January 12, 2017


Spotlight on Alumnae: Karen Tse ’86 Building International Bridges to Justice

Karen Tse ’86 has put her Scripps degree in international relations to good use. As founder and CEO of International Bridges to Justice, she has dedicated herself to protecting the human rights of citizens in developing countries for the last three decades.

Added: January 10, 2017


Spotlight on Faculty: Jenna Monroy, Assistant Professor of Biology

Jenna Monroy earned her BSc degree at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and her PhD at Northern Arizona University. Her research integrates muscle physiology, biomechanics, and neurobiology to study the control of movement. Specifically, her work investigates how muscles function not only as motors but also as springs, brakes, and struts.

Added: December 20, 2016


Spotlight on Academics: Core III Symposium Student Projects Explore Art, Activism, Math, and More

– CLAREMONT, California – December 14, 2016 Scripps Tea provided the setting for Core III students to present their independently researched and designed final projects last week. Faculty, students, and friends from the Scripps community gathered in support and recognition of the presenters and to celebrate their considerable achievements. The presentations mark students’ culmination of […]

Added: December 14, 2016