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May 10, 2017

Scripps College Class of 2017: Post-Scripps Plans

At the beginning of May, the Office of Career Planning & Resources polled members of the Class of 2017 about their postgraduate plans. Here are just some of the professional and educational paths they’ll be pursuing post-Scripps. Congratulations to all!  

May 6, 2017

Laspa Center for Leadership: We Act Action and Research Grants 2017 Recipients Announced

The Laspa Center for Leadership at Scripps College has awarded five We Act Action and Research Grants for 2017. Each student recipient will execute a yearlong, self-designed project to “transform knowledge, passion, and ideas into action, demonstrate creative and effective problem-solving, create partnerships in the public or private sector, and produce outcomes that make a positive impact.”

May 3, 2017

CP&R: Life After Scripps: Preparing Students to Attend Top Law Schools

Scripps’ commitment to educating students for “lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity” produces alumnae who are equipped to succeed in a variety of career paths, from artists to scientists, and CEOs to politicians. Increasingly, Scripps graduates have been drawn to careers in the legal profession, and the College is providing the resources they need to secure placement in the nation’s top law schools.

May 1, 2017

Scripps Inaugurates Lara Tiedens as Ninth President

Scripps College began a new era on April 29, 2017, when Lara Tiedens was inaugurated as the College’s ninth president. Tiedens, who accepted the position in June 2016, beamed as hundreds of Scripps alumnae, students, faculty, and staff gathered on Elm Tree Lawn to watch the installation ceremony. The one-and-a-half-hour commemoration featured speeches and provided […]

April 24, 2017

The 5C Experience: Claremont Tamasha Exploring South Asian Culture through Bollywood Dance

A crowd of more than 400 from The Claremont Colleges (5C) community turned out for an evening of South Asian dance, music, and cultural appreciation at Sanskriti 2017. Now in its fifth year, Sanskriti is one of the largest 5C student-run performances, attracting both participants and audiences. This year’s Sanskriti, held on April 7, 2017, featured over 150 dancers from all 5Cs.

April 21, 2017

Spotlight on Alumnae: Claire Sands Baker ’93, Improving Subsistence Farming in Kenya, One Toothpick at a Time

To mitigate Africa’s greatest threat to food security, Striga hermonthica, an invasive plant commonly known as witchweed, Claire Sands Baker ’93 is starting at the root of the problem.

April 19, 2017

Spotlight on Academics: Scripps Students Tell Senior Life Stories in Real Life Learning Lab

Scripps College students in Dr. Stacey Wood’s psychology class stepped out of the classroom and stepped back in time recently as they worked with a group of four seniors who live at nearby Mt. San Antonio Gardens to tell the elderly residents’ life stories. While the resulting classroom-style presentations served as a valuable, mutual learning […]

April 12, 2017

Laspa Center for Leadership: Alternative Spring Break, Scripps Students Meet with Bay Area Business Leaders and Creatives

Our group of 10 students drove six hours from Claremont to San Francisco to reach our beautiful Airbnb, a Victorian penthouse apartment located in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. Many of us, being Southern Californians, felt glad to be on the trip because we finally got to see the famous city.

April 10, 2017

Awards and Honors: Julia Thomas ’17 Receives Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, Project Will Explore Citizen Journalism Around the World

Julia Thomas ’17, a history major and environmental analysis minor from Bainbridge Island, Washington, will be spending her first year post-graduation doing independent research as Thomas J. Watson Fellow. The Watson Fellowship program, which awards graduating students the opportunity to travel and complete a self-designed project, selects applicants from private liberal arts colleges and universities around the United States.

April 7, 2017

CP&R: Networking Treks Spring Break Trip to D.C. Links Students to Careers in Government, Policy

Last month, 10 Scripps students took a break from classes to explore policy, government, and nonprofit careers during their spring break. From March 13 to 16, Scripps College’s Career Planning & Resources (CP&R) team led its fifth Networking Trek in three years with a visit to Washington, D.C. Students got the chance to meet with representatives from seven area organizations.