Feature Stories Archive

Spotlight on Faculty Vanessa Tyson, Assistant Professor of Politics

This fall Vanessa Tyson joined Scripps College as an assistant professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations. Her forthcoming book, Twists of Fate: Multiracial Coalitions and Minority Representation in the U.S. House, explores structural inequality in the U.S. and how members of Congress have formed multiracial coalitions as a strategy to provide for […]

Added: October 8, 2015

Spotlight on Rory Spence, Assistant Professor of Biology

Rory Spence joined Scripps College this fall as an assistant professor of biology, teaching in the neuroscience program and in the W.M. Keck Science Department. His research focuses on the brain’s ability to repair itself after injury or disease. The Office of Marketing and Communications recently interviewed him as part of our ongoing New Faculty […]

Added: October 1, 2015

Spotlight on Michelle Decker, Assistant Professor of English

Michelle Decker joined the College this fall as assistant professor of English with a specialization in global Anglophone literatures. Her current book project, African Genres: Literature, Geography, and Poetics in the Long East Coast, examines the intersections of aesthetics, politics, and culture through the effects of imperialism in eastern Africa during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Added: September 23, 2015

Spotlight on Kevin Williamson, Assistant Professor of Dance

Kevin Williamson, assistant professor of dance and Los Angeles–based movement artist, joins the College this fall. His choreography, touted by one reviewer as being “crafty and taut” and “moody and intense,” is centered on using the body to explore ideas about our evolving identities. The Office of Marketing and Communication caught up with Professor Williamson as he was settling in after the rush of back-to-school activities.

Added: September 17, 2015

Telling a Story of Photography: Allegra Cox ’18 Curates “Documenters and Storytellers”

When Allegra Cox ’18 began working at Scripps College’s Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery this June, she wasn’t sure where the opportunity would take her. Interested in art conservation as a high school student, Cox chose Scripps because it is one of few colleges that offers the major to undergraduates. But thanks to the gallery’s Wilson Academic Internship program, her interests and experience have broadened. Cox spent her summer organizing an exhibition of photographs recently gifted to Scripps College’s permanent collection.

Added: September 11, 2015

Convocation 2015: Professor Rita Roberts on Reconstruction and Contemporary America

As part of this year’s convocation program, Professor Rita Roberts delivered remarks entitled “Not Yet Past: Reflections on Reconstruction and Contemporary America.”

Added: September 3, 2015

Unofficial Scripps College Survival Guide

This week, Scripps College officially welcomed the Class of 2019 with its annual New Student Orientation, a series of events introducing new students to the College’s academics, resources, and activities, as well as to each other. The five-day program is a whirlwind of presentations, trips, receptions, tests, and tryouts. Jocelyn Gardner ’17 remembers being a […]

Added: September 3, 2015

Class of ’19 Orientation Slideshow

Each year, Scripps College’s New Student Orientation begins with Move-In Day and concludes on the first day of classes with Fall Academic Convocation. In between those events, first-years participate in a plethora of activities designed to acquaint them with Scripps’ academics, programs, and activities, as well as with each other. Here are some highlights from the New Student Orientation for the Class of 2019.

Added: September 2, 2015

Class of ’19 at a Glance

This fall Scripps College is proud to welcome another remarkable group of first-year students to campus. The infographic below provides a snapshot of who they are, where they come from, and what they have accomplished to get here.

Added: September 1, 2015

Saving the Earth through Storytelling

For the past two summers, Stephanie Steinbrecher ’16 has interned with the Sierra Club, working out of its Bay Area and Washington, D.C. offices. We recently caught up with Stephanie to find out what she’s been up to and learn about some of the experiences and insights she brings back to Scripps this fall.

Added: August 28, 2015