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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.

August 21, 2017

The Scripps Experience: Scripps 360° Getting the Most from Your First Year at Scripps

As any alumna can attest, Scripps is more than just a place to learn—the College calls students to embrace leadership, service, integrity, and creativity as part of their path to graduation. To that end, Scripps offers students myriad ways to develop their abilities both inside and outside the classroom, from clubs and athletics and grants and internships to volunteer opportunities, student government, and peer mentoring.

August 18, 2017

Research and Internships: Siria Medina ’18, Researching Neurobiology in Copenhagen

Biology major Siria Medina ’18 wanted to spend the summer abroad in the hopes that it would help her pursue a Fulbright Fellowship during her senior year. After sending email inquiries to several European laboratories, Medina landed an internship at one of her top choices: Rigshospitalet’s Neurobiology Research Unit in Copenhagen, Denmark.

August 14, 2017

Research and Internships: Etelle Stephan ’18 Focusing on Fundraising to Ensure Refugee Rights

As a philosophy, politics, and economics (PPE) major, Etelle Stephan ’18 sought a summer internship that would combine her academic interests. Her search led her to Asylum Access, a nonprofit organization based in Oakland, California, that works to advance refugee rights in their countries of asylum. Asylum Access’ goal is for refugees to live safely, work freely, and have access to education for their children in order to build a better life.

August 10, 2017

Scripps College Academy Celebrates 15 Years, Thanks Donors

Scripps College Academy (SCA), a college access program for high school students who are the first in their families to attend college, celebrated its 15th year at Scripps College on June 17. This year’s 50 SCA scholars enjoyed the milestone anniversary event and learned about the experiences and perspectives of former program participants, staff, and faculty who came to campus to celebrate. During the dinner program on Elm Tree Lawn, many former students and mentors presented personal stories about how participating in SCA changed the paths and possibilities for their lives.

August 9, 2017

Research and Internships: Casey Beamish Harris ’19 Fighting for Environmental Justice, One Press Release at a Time

Politics major Casey Beamish Harris ’19 found the summer internship she was looking for on a visit to Scripps’ Career Planning & Resources. On a map of students’ past positions posted in the office, she noticed the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), a nonprofit that seeks to protect the environment and promote human rights through legal channels.