Feature Stories Archive

Scripps In Residence Opens Paths to Professional Success

Scripps in Residence is a two-day event that gives Scripps students the opportunity to meet accomplished alumnae and parents in diverse professional fields. On October 26 and 27, Caroline Gibney ’85, Linda Randlett Kollar ’66, Bruce Felt, father of Scripps student Kimberly Felt ’17, and Cheryl Holland, mother of Hannah Quackenbush ’18, shared stories from their unique and successful career journeys in through talks, one-on-one meetings with students, and in the group panel, “Dreams, Ambition, Reality.”

Added: November 4, 2016


Spotlight on Faculty: Tessie Prakas, Assistant Professor of English

Tessie Prakas’s research focuses on early modern poetry and poetics, and especially on devotional lyric. Her current book project, Poetic Priesthood: Reformed Ministry and Radical Verse in the Seventeenth Century, argues that early modern poetry often served to provide models for religious devotion that were distinct from, and sometimes antithetical to, the established church. Her teaching focuses largely on Shakespeare, 16th- and 17th-century poetry, and on the relationship between music and literature.

Added: October 31, 2016


Spotlight on Students: Isabella Ramos ’17

Though students might know her for the matcha green tea Rice Krispies treats she often made as an employee at the Motley Coffeehouse, lately, Scripps senior Isabella Ramos has been up to a lot more than baking. These days, you won’t find her behind the counter at the Motley, but rather on a couch, finalizing plans for the weeklong Noh Theater Festival.

Added: October 28, 2016


Noh Festival Brings Japanese Theater to Scripps

– CLAREMONT, California – October 25, 2016 Five years ago, Scripps Associate Professor of Music Anne Harley met Koji Nakano, a professor of music composition at Burapha University in Thailand. Now, they have come together in celebration of one of the oldest theatrical forms in the world still being performed today. This week, Scripps and […]

Added: October 25, 2016


Visiting Faculty: Koji Nakano Award-Winning Composer Visits Scripps for the Noh Theater Festival

This October, award-winning composer and educator Koji Nakano will be a visiting faculty member at Scripps College. Recipient of the Erma Taylor O’Brien Distinguished Visiting Professorship, Nakano will present lectures and workshops during his two-week stay as well as attend the premiere of his latest work, Imagined Sceneries, composed for Scripps and Pomona faculty and students. Imagined Sceneries was co-commissioned as part of the Japanese Noh theater festival by Associate Professor of Music Anne Harley and Isabella Ramos ’17.

Added: October 20, 2016


Spotlight on Students: SAS President Sneha Deo

Scripps Associated Student’s (SAS) president Sneha Deo ’17 still loves Scripps for the same reason that initially attracted her to the College four years ago. “I feel like Scripps sets students up to be able to do all the things that make them happy and not have to choose between them,” she said.

Added: October 14, 2016


The Celebration and Dedication of NEW Hall

– CLAREMONT, California – October 13, 2016

Added: October 13, 2016


Spotlight on Faculty: Nayana Bose, Assistant Professor of Economics

Nayana Bose earned her BSc in economics from the University of Calcutta in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, and her MA in economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India. She received her PhD from Vanderbilt University in 2015. Her fields are development economics, labor economics, and applied econometrics.

Added: October 11, 2016


Spotlight on Faculty: Maryan Soliman, Assistant Professor In The Intercollegiate Department Of Africana Studies

Maryan Soliman earned her PhD in history from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014, her BA in history from UC Berkeley and her MA in history from San Francisco State University. During the 2015–16 academic year, she held a postdoctoral fellowship with the African and African American Studies Program at Washington University in St. Louis. Maryan’s research interests include the black freedom movement, labor organizing, and radical history.

Added: October 3, 2016


Spotlight on Alumnae: Dwandalyn Reece ’85: Curator of Music and Performing Arts at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

On September 24, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) opened to the public with a ceremony officiated by President Barack Obama. Congress established the museum in 2003, and its site, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was selected in 2006. Over the past decade, the building was designed and constructed, more than 30,000 objects were amassed for the still-growing permanent collection, and key curators and staff have been selected to lead the fledgling institution, including Scripps alumna Dwandalyn Reece ’85, NMAAHC curator of music and performing arts.

Added: September 29, 2016